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Nancy, Home Buyer in Jasper, AL

what is the average price per sq. ft to build in Jasper, GA at this time

Asked by Nancy, Jasper, AL Mon May 12, 2008

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Joe Folsom’s answer
Per square foot cost is determined by the total cost of the materials and labor to build a home divided by the total square foot of the home. If you choose a $300 GE Range (as an example) vs. a $10,000 Viking range your per square foot cost would be very different. If you choose a $2 sq. ft. carpet vs. a $40 sq. ft. exotic hard wood floor, your per square foot cost would be similarly impacted. There are hundreds of construction options from which to choose that impact the square foot cost. My point here is a square foot cost is simply not an accurate barometer by itself from which to value a home. The only way to accurately value new construction is to add up all the costs.

To suggest there is an average cost per square foot is also incomplete. The average expectation for one person who has always had laminate counter tops, stock kitchen cabinets and modest carpet will be different from the expectations of someone that has always had granite counter tops, custom kitchen cabinets and exotic hard wood floors. "Average" is in the eye of the beholder.

Consult a reputable Builder to get a real number. Happy to help with that as we offer Architectural Design services, General Contracting and Real Estate services in one office at Modern Rustic Homes. Here are a few links that may be helpful:

Modern Rustic Homes - http://www.ModernRusticHomes.com.
Buy vs. Build Considerations - http://www.modernrustichomes.com/start-finish/
Design/Build Process - http://www.modernrustichomes.com/start-finish/new-homes.aspx
Real Estate Option - http://www.modernrustichomes.com/real-estate/
New Home Construction Option - http://www.modernrustichomes.com/construction/

Hope this helps.

Joe Folsom
Info@ModernRusticLiving.com
Modern Rustic Homes
706-273-7140
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 6, 2012
Higher than last year. Building materials and concrete are continuing to go up not come down. Pricing all depends on plan and lot and your wants. It is hard to quote with out this info. Most of our homes start around $110. and go up. This would be a typical home in today market, with some brick or stone accents hardiplank siding 30 year shingle, some hardwood floors, ceramic tile bath floors 12.50 yard carpet basic cabinets ( 12,000.)and appliances ( 1500.) 3 or 4 bedrooms fiberglass tub shower units nice trim package, just a sampling. Your budget will control this cost. It could go up or down,
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