Just like everything in life there is not one set answer. Builiding costs are based on the Improvement to the land(IE:the building). The cost of construction is like the stock market with the prices of materials constantly going up and down. However. To just get into the ball park, the cost to build, foundation to roof all inclusive for a single level home is somewhere between $80/sqft to $220/sqft. That is all dependant on if you use tile or marble, fomica or granite, shingle or barrel tile. You get the idea. It is best to discuss your idea with the building department or SW Ranches ( http://www.southwestranches.org/Plans_Permits/planning.html
) so that you do start in the right direction and determine if you are able to even build what it is you are dreaming of.
Another point of interest is that a flat roof may be cheaper but has a side consequence of the fact that they tend to leak more often and have a negative impact on value and cause your homeowners insurance premiums to be higher.
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Well, being a designer as well as Realtor, building a flat roof would probably be
the most inexpensive, and also, are you going to do shingle roof or tile? And how much
of a pitch , if any for that roof..
Southwest Ranches may require you to build the home to a certain size due to the lot, but
you should contact the building department on that.
Also, keep in mind the more details in the home, then the more you will spend. Example,
Impact windows, they are more but however, you dont need to worry about the storms,
I'd say do that.
The other is marble or tile, and what marble you will do?
Pool or no pool? Pavers or concrete for the exterior, Interior doors,hallow core or you want solid wood?
How will your ceilings be , flat, coved, recessed?
Little details add up.. Kitchen will it be standard or do you want to
go for the chefs kitchen?
I would say once you have your drawings done by the architect, plan to send them out to 3-4 home builders for a proposal and make sure you know about any changes that will come up.
Been designing for a while and even had my home built.
Good Luck and if you have any questions or would like some advise contact me.
National Citi Realty
I think you may be told that a new home has to be a minimum of 5,000 square feet.
I'd be interested to hear back what they tell you.
Best of luck!
Villa G Realty, Inc.