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    I know this question is a bit broad and very vague but those that build or have built a home what is cost for following.

    5k sq ft home (lower high end) cost per sq ft (not including land)

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    where are you located. I find this to be the biggest issue, also what style of house? The range can be quite drastic. Where we build even, very high end homes can range from $400-$1,500+ per square foot.

    More affordable homes around here can come in at $200-$300.

    $300-$400 can give you a very nice home with lots of custom stuff.

    Funny thing is I believe the national average is around $110 per square foot with the national average size being 1,800
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    Quote Originally Posted by J08M3 View Post
    where are you located. I find this to be the biggest issue, also what style of house? The range can be quite drastic. Where we build even, very high end homes can range from $400-$1,500+ per square foot.

    More affordable homes around here can come in at $200-$300.

    $300-$400 can give you a very nice home with lots of custom stuff.

    Funny thing is I believe the national average is around $110 per square foot with the national average size being 1,800
    I'm in Louisiana and I know stuff is def. cheaper here. I'm just trying to get a feel of what others have going on. My builder just gave me his estimate on building a home for me (Mediterranean Style- similar to this but 5k sq ft) and it was around $200/sq with fairly higher end stuff.

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    Nice.... I wish we could build that inexpensively here. It's a challenge to reach $200 here. Unfortunately everything is more expensive, insurance, labor rates are higher cause cost of living is higher. The list goes on and on.

    Post up some pics of the house you're planning to build.

    The link you sent would easily be double what you were quoted where I am.

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    Its $400-$1000 per sqft here in Cali depending on details.




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    Quote Originally Posted by J08M3 View Post
    Nice.... I wish we could build that inexpensively here. It's a challenge to reach $200 here. Unfortunately everything is more expensive, insurance, labor rates are higher cause cost of living is higher. The list goes on and on.

    Post up some pics of the house you're planning to build.

    The link you sent would easily be double what you were quoted where I am.
    All I have are the plans in paper form. Well I think I may have a copy via PDF. Send me your email and I'll send it over.

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    Rex, my buddy just built off Perkins in that new neighborhood just east of Perkins Rowe, I can't remember the name of it. His place is pretty high end and he told me his was a little over $200 sq ft. with lot. So yes $200 or so for custom should be alright but don't let him dick you over on finishes. At $200 you should have nice shit.

    If you need any mortgage help, let me know. He is well established in BR and has several brokers working for him. Dude is a whiz, has serviced some seriously high end clients in BR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAWMEAN View Post
    Its $400-$1000 per sqft here in Cali depending on details.
    Where in CA? It's pretty much the same as The Hamptons I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by achenator View Post
    Rex, my buddy just built off Perkins in that new neighborhood just east of Perkins Rowe, I can't remember the name of it. His place is pretty high end and he told me his was a little over $200 sq ft. with lot. So yes $200 or so for custom should be alright but don't let him dick you over on finishes. At $200 you should have nice shit.

    If you need any mortgage help, let me know. He is well established in BR and has several brokers working for him. Dude is a whiz, has serviced some seriously high end clients in BR.
    How much was his lot? I don't think you can factor that in on building. I think mine is a bit higher because of concrete tile roof and real stone exterior. Ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    I know this question is a bit broad and very vague but those that build or have built a home what is cost for following.

    5k sq ft home (lower high end) cost per sq ft (not including land)
    No land, "lower high end", I'd pencil 200 per foot in your sheet, and be willing depending on customization, fit and finish, to go up to 300 per foot once you're done and tally everything up.

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