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Old March 27th, 2014, 07:54 AM   #1
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Considering a new build in the fenton area. Any builders on the site?

What's the current cost per square ft for new builds? (I Know it varies, but what's the ranges?)
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What's the current cost per square ft for new builds? (I Know it varies, but what's the ranges?)
$90/sq foot to $300/sq foot
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Google machine was showing 60-150. That's why I wanted to get a bit narrower range from an actual builder. I mean I'm sure I could build a house for $2,000 per square foot if I wanted to do so also.
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I'd be interested of knowing actual numbers as well. Not sure what quality of build you'd get for $100 a square foot. I'd estimate easily $150 a square for a decent build. My father was a builder 25 years ago, and I want to say they were getting $100 sq.

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Considering a new build in the fenton area. Any builders on the site?

What's the current cost per square ft for new builds? (I Know it varies, but what's the ranges?)
what the hell you going to move in with Scott
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the building site has almost just as much affect on project price than the house itself.
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Sqft price is hard to nail down. Like you said, could be 150; could be 2000. I'd guess average- for a really nice house would be around 160-200. All depends on what you want.
http://www.mjwhelan.com/Home.aspx
I've seen a few of these guys projects. Detail oriented; they do nice work. Probably at the high end though.
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the building site has almost just as much affect on project price than the house itself.
Understood.
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as long as the build site isn't a disaster, no long drives, perc fine, utilities on site, etc...

$135-$150 per sq foot is fairly attainable for what I imagine you would want. crawl vs unfisihed basement doesn't change the price all that much, maybe $3-5 per sq foot depending on egress windows, spans of house that require supports, etc. This is the price for the house, not land.

Some builders might try to lure you in at $120-130 per, but I will bet you will be at around $135 with overages by the time you move in.

obviously extra bathroms cost more than extra bedrooms, stuff like that.
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From what I've seen, Bones' numbers seem good, for a basic house. Details matter quite a bit, say two similar houses, but differing number of windows, for example. Or an extra 1-2 blocks in the basement. Or more exterior corners or roof details, or siding type. Interior finish + appliances in the kitchen and baths could swing it by 10's of $Ks. It was always over $100 a sq ft when I looked into it many years back. But after we bought property, the housing market fell apart and it wasn't worth it to build on the lot.
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From what I've seen, Bones' numbers seem good, for a basic house. Details matter quite a bit, say two similar houses, but differing number of windows, for example. Or an extra 1-2 blocks in the basement. Or more exterior corners or roof details, or siding type. Interior finish + appliances in the kitchen and baths could swing it by 10's of $Ks. It was always over $100 a sq ft when I looked into it many years back. But after we bought property, the housing market fell apart and it wasn't worth it to build on the lot.
Thanks captain obvious, I didn't know you were a builder too

I'm not asking for information on what may or may not change the price of a house, I worked in the housing industry long enough to understand all of that. Plus I have common sense. What I asked was if anyone was a builder and could give me some estimates.

On top of that I might add that I am interested to get some estimates from a builder and talk about what I am looking for.
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I would be interested in talking to a actual builder as well.

I can do most of the house myself, but basically need it framed and sided. Just the shell built and weather proofed so I could do the interior at my leisure.
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I would be interested in talking to a actual builder as well.

I can do most of the house myself, but basically need it framed and sided. Just the shell built and weather proofed so I could do the interior at my leisure.
I thought about that, but with a full time job, kids, etc. I'm not sure I want to tackle that right now, though I do know a good electrician and a good drywaller....hmm
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I had a house quoted from a guy at my church in Fenton. ~2200 sq ft cape cod, 3 car garage, 9' unfinished basement, hardwood throughout. Pretty much everything but the land, he figured about $350,000
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I thought about that, but with a full time job, kids, etc. I'm not sure I want to tackle that right now, though I do know a good electrician and a good drywaller....hmm
That's my thoughts exactly, especially if your paying them cash off the books.
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I would be interested in talking to a actual builder as well.

I can do most of the house myself, but basically need it framed and sided. Just the shell built and weather proofed so I could do the interior at my leisure.
That would be my dream as well. But I have the same issue as Kickstand two jobs, two kids, full time student. There just isn't enough time. My house would be outdated by the time I finished it.
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That would be my dream as well. But I have the same issue as Kickstand two jobs, two kids, full time student. There just isn't enough time. My house would be outdated by the time I finished it.
The house I want to build is already outdated.
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all this thread has taught me is it will be a very long time before I can afford a new house.
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Tim Trebtoske, he built my parents home, and does very good work. But I do not know his current rates.

Not to be confused with Rob Trebtoske. I would not use Rob for anything again.
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