H, to answer your question my family recently completed their new home with high-end finishes for less than $150 / sq.ft. That is a good estimate though for you to use in your projection for the cost of construction and yes it does include all items related to construction. When looking for a GC make sure that you get everything in writing upfront and that you are clear on how and when they will get paid. Make sure that you do not pay for a job until it has been completed. Also, ask to see pricing on materials and labor, not just for the whole job. A word of advice, you can save alot of money buy buying the materials yourself and then finding someone to do the job. Remember, first thing, shop around for your materials. Example... call various places for quotes on a granite countertop. I guarantee that you will be surprised at the difference in pricing between some shops. By the way, there are many laborers and construction workers looking for work , so labor should be negotiable.
And last...write or call me for any questions you might have. No obligations, I just like to see people in the homes they want.
If you would contact me I can get you and the builder together to work out the design and features you want in the home and he can give you a good estimate on your cost. This will be at no obligation to you and you will know what it will cost to build that dream house you want.
Thank you for your responses. The property is actually located in the S. Miami/ Kendall area so there will be less restrictions and red-tape than in the Gables, but still may encounter some in S. Miami.
I am interested in higher end finishes, like granite counters in the kitchen, which is on par with the neighborhood, but not over the top (i.e. marble, etc.).
Thank you for the estimate $140-$160, I was thinking $150.00/ sq ft for new construction, so I am atleast in the ball park. What does that range include? Granite counters and wood cabinets? Does it include pulling permits, the GC fees, subcontractors, etc? Or is that just the physical components (materials) and labor?
Any other helpful hints for remodeling or new construction is greatly appreciated!