Boulder is a great place to live so I can only endorse your decision. You should be aware that building regulations are a little more complicated around here because both Boulder City and Boulder County have embraced green building standards. This will have some impact on your costs, but, since you will be starting from the ground up, the additional costs will probably be smaller than if you were extensively remodeling an existing home. And it will help if you start with plans specifically created for the local rules. One local builder has suggested that the local building codes add about 10 percent to the price of a new home under such conditions. The size of the home will matter because the codes are generally more restrictive for larger homes. I would suggest you acquaint yourself with the basics. For Boulder City you can start at:
For Boulder County, you can try this link:
Good luck with your project.
And one place where you can find a lot of information is the Colorado Green Building Guild, located here in Boulder.
Prudential Real Estate of the Rockies
Stephen at Gallup 303-521-7441
Congratulations on your decision. I can refer you to a Boulder County custom builder with 40 years of experience constructing gorgeous homes.
Sounds like you might already have a lot chosen. So, I'll leave the company's information.
You want to talk to Kevin Miller at Daystar:
We recently worked with a contractor and sold a brand new home in the middle of Boulder within walking distance of Pearl Street. That home was almost 4000 sq ft finished and was listed for $1,250,000. Check out 2332 20th Street. Call 303-668-9987 for more details.
If is definitely possible to build a brand new home in Boulder and a lot depends on the cost of the land, the size of the home and the level and quality of the finished home.
We have also recently worked with buyers who built brand new homes in Boulder county, one in Erie Village (very desirable) and another in Lafayette close to the old town. These homes were custom homes built from dirt with reputable local builders.
We can definitely assist you here in Boulder or in the county. Please contact us to discuss this further.
Janet Thompson 303-668-9987
Thompson Daviau Realty
4845 Pearl East cir, Boulder 80301
I would be happy to give you my recommendations. Call me anytime.
Owner / Broker
CRREA Real Estate, LLC