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What is the range of average prices per square foot for building a home in Douglas County (Melrose, near?

Asked by Dr. Phil Moser, Fairfax, Virginia (for Melrose, Oregon) Fri Mar 14, 2008

Roseburg)? We already own the land and my wife (architect will design and contract building herself, thru sub-contractors. We are building 2750 single level, stone house with many upgrades. We also need names of reliable sub-contractors in the area. Thanks

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Hi Dr. Phil.....Melrose is one of the more, if not the most, appealing locations in Roseburg west. I am a local appraiser (State Certified) in Eugene and travel to Douglas County often for new construction ranging from standard city tract home to custom, river front or large acreage.

Melrose land carries a premium, and building is not cheap now either. I can help with market analysis and unsure if you are building with cash or require a loan, which requires appraisal. I would (from the hip) suggest a per square foot budget of $75/sf average or above quality to $125/sf custom quality which I realize is a large range, but excludes land and site development (well, septic, etc...)...I would need to know more, but can help.


TLA = 2,750sf x $100 = $275,000
Deck, Appliances, FP: $20,000 (stainless steel? Lots of Decking? River Rock FP?)
Garage = 500sf x $30 = $15,000
Replacement costs new total = $310,000
Physical = 0%
External = 0%
Functional = 0%
Site Development = $50,000 (landscape, fencing, road, well, septic, power, etc)
Site Value = $200,000 (could be less, could be more)

= $560,000.

Now, does market comparables support this conclusion? Please visit my website and search the Roseburg market for comparable properties for sale that might? An appraisal considers both sold and active, but present market conditions are best measured with active data.

Regards, Chris@HouseNow.com

Web Reference: http://www.HouseNow.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 17, 2008
$200. ish.... starting... upgrades, great contractor, $250.......... real luxury, HIGHest end $300.
Subcontractors? Owner/builder? Hmmm... ever build in Oregon or have extensive experience? Might reconsider. Also it is virtually impossible to get high end reliable subs without working with a higher end contractor in this area. Best contractor in Douglas county: Lieberman Construction, #2 probably, Shelby Mignolina. Umpqua Builders is a great resource for names, but not building info. For HIGH end appliances, lighting, floor coverings... you can save $$$'s (we saved 46-79% on lighting, carpet,etc.) not shopping locally and shopping very well locally....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 13, 2013
I want to know how much a single level three bedroom two bath home would be to buld on the existing land where the parsonge on 457 fourth street would be.?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 15, 2010
Clint was accurate in his price range descriptions. We have recently had a custom home built and think the world of our contractor. If you are looking for one, call Vern Liesinger at 541-580-7551. If your experience with him is anything like ours, you will be thrilled.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 22, 2008
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