This one here, although most of the information gathered thusly would be
All costs, whether material or labor vary geographically. What it costs to
hang 5,000 sf of sheetrock in Los Angeles is different than in Hays, Kansas.
The cost of bricks is lower in Houston than it is in an area where they
don't produce bricks. And so on.
Labor costs are all over the map depending on who you use.
All you can do is shop where you live. Get several bids on every facet, and
take the one you think will do the best job. Notice I DID NOT say take the
lowest bid, unless you think that person will DO THE BEST JOB.
This newsgroup, or any other is of very little value in setting costs. It
can give you parameters, but when you tally up the final bill, you will find
wild variations. About all we, or any other newsgroup, can do is tell you
that $8 per sf to hang drywall is too high, or that $400 per yard is too
much to pour and finish concrete, but other than that, no one can tell you
exact costs even if they live in your town. Each sub is different, and each
job has about ten million variables that change every moment that decide the
final cost. Things such as cabinets, appliances, countertops, flooring,
carpeting, hvac systems, types of windows, high R value insulation, and a
dozen other things can really spike the cost.
There are some guidelines that you can go by in your area. Call up the
comparables in the real estate market. Let's say a NEW 2,000 sf house is
selling for $400,000. That is $200 per sf. Now, does that include exterior
landscaping? If not, you have to throw that in.
Your question is complex. If you are considering building a home, you need
to do your homework so that you can manage the cash flow and the costs. And
that's if you contract it. If you have someone else contract it, you want
to know enough to keep from getting ripped off by that person.
You have a lot of work to do. Not impossible, and well worth the effort. I
know, I built two houses, and have remodeled several.
I mostly built my own house, here's a basic breakdown.
Purchased the land (10 acres @ 10k per) 100k
Designed house (3500sf 2 story)
Ordered panelized house from plans 100k
Permits, fees etc 35k (that one hurt)
Septic, well, electrical from street 15k
Interior fixtures, doors plumbing,
appliances, heat/air, everthing else
needed to complete 50k
My labor to put it all together 0k
Was it a lot of work? Yes, every night, day off and weekend for a year
and a half. Was it worth it? Yes, 5 years later it's now worth a cool
million. Would I do it again? It's a once in a lifetime experience.
300k for a modular home
they really saw you coming
15k for a well,septic and electrical from street
and 100k for 10 acres of land
must be swamp land in a trailer park....................hope it came with a
and what no designers fees for the plans or concrete to put the POS modular
this is a bullshit story if I ever heard one
a modular home worth $1 mil................hahahahahahahahaha!
3500 sq ft would aprox.cost
$800,000 if it were a real framed house (give or take $100k for demographic
It's not modular, it's panelized, look it up.
Here's a pic of the house sitting on my 10 acres
aint no swamp land, nice fertile irrigated.
The prices I listed are what I paid in 2000
to build it. Deals can be had if you know
what your doing.
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