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Old 08-14-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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Assuming you can find a decent parcel of land in the area, anyone have an idea of what it would cost to build a home there? Nothing crazy, probably between 2500-3000 square feet. Not sure if we have anyone in here that could give an accurate guess, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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There was an editorial in the Bee claiming that the city estimates it costs $94 dollars a sqft to build a 2000 sqft home in the Sacramento region. I imagine the construction costs are higher in Granite Bay because people expect homes there to have nicer features, but it might give you a ball park estimate.

Editorials - Editorial: Mayor must face housing issues - sacbee.com (http://www.sacbee.com/editorials/story/1125039.html - broken link)
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:58 PM
 
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Anyone know of any builders in the Sac region that I might be able to ask about this? I've done some Google searches but thought I'd ask.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:47 PM
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There was an editorial in the Bee claiming that the city estimates it costs $94 dollars a sqft to build a 2000 sqft home in the Sacramento region. I imagine the construction costs are higher in Granite Bay because people expect homes there to have nicer features, but it might give you a ball park estimate.

Editorials - Editorial: Mayor must face housing issues - sacbee.com (http://www.sacbee.com/editorials/story/1125039.html - broken link)
I read this article and they don't provide any specific data as where they come up with their estimate of $94/sq. ft. My experience is that a basic home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with no custom features, bottom line appliances and cheap carpeting is closer to $125 to $150/sq.ft. If you want the HDTV trends of stainless steel appliances, tile or wood floors, quality workmanship, etc. it is easy to exceed $200/sq. ft. I'm sure you can build a house for $94/sq. ft, but I don't think it's going to be one you want to live in.

My advice is for the OP to specify in detail EVERY feature he wants in the new construction plans, including model numbers of fixtures, etc. Then have three reputable builders give him bids. I would be very interested to see if they come close to $94/sq. ft. Good luck.
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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I read this article and they don't provide any specific data as where they come up with their estimate of $94/sq. ft. My experience is that a basic home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with no custom features, bottom line appliances and cheap carpeting is closer to $125 to $150/sq.ft. If you want the HDTV trends of stainless steel appliances, tile or wood floors, quality workmanship, etc. it is easy to exceed $200/sq. ft. I'm sure you can build a house for $94/sq. ft, but I don't think it's going to be one you want to live in.

My advice is for the OP to specify in detail EVERY feature he wants in the new construction plans, including model numbers of fixtures, etc. Then have three reputable builders give him bids. I would be very interested to see if they come close to $94/sq. ft. Good luck.
My assumption was that $94/sq. ft. was likely referring to a home being built in a subdivision where all the materials are bought in bulk. That number was probably also pre-$4 per gallon gas. I was thinking the $150-200/sq. ft. mark seemed more realistic.

We'd be looking for tile floors, stainless appliances, granite counters, etc.... that would obviously cost more. I'm just wondering what the ball park range would be per square foot.
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