Sanjoseland, Home Seller in Willow Glen, San Jose,...

what is the average price for building a 5000 sq. ft. custom home in San Jose, CA

Asked by Sanjoseland, Willow Glen, San Jose, CA Fri Apr 23, 2010

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What is the average price for building a 5000sq ft custom home in Spanish Fort, Al.
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the cost of the home that your looking for is 1 million to 3.5 million dollars in san jose area as of 5/5/16
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$125 / sf to $300 / sf. One can expect about $175-$200 for medium grade construction.

Construction loans are at 3.75% now.

Good luck.

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All good points. To find land for such a large size is a challenge with SJ address.
If you want it in Willow Glen good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 5, 2010
It depends on what you want to include in the construction. I am not a general contractor so quoting you a square footage price is kind of a moot point until I know what level of quality you want for a home.

You can easily build a house $200-$25- per square foot, but I have seen several homes costs $300-$450 per square foot because of the desired quality by the buyer, not the contractor.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 4, 2010
Hello SanJoseLand,

You've received some good answers below.

I just wanted to let you know that I work with some excellent builders who are building custom homes in Willow Glen and they have streamlined the process to get their costs below $200/sf while maintaining excellent quality features and amenities. These guys are good.

If you are looking for some guys who know what they are doing and would like to speak with them about your project, let me know and I will arrange an introduction.

Best of luck to you!

Bart Marchioni
Keller Williams Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 30, 2010
Hi Bart,

I know this is an older post but would like to know if you could refer me to some builders who work in the San Jose area and are in the sub $200 range.

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San jose land

Right the present cost for 5000 sq. ft. will likely run around $200-$250 for mid to high grade construction
and $150 for low to mid grade.

If you are looking for a builder let me know, at 408-656-5343.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 27, 2010
Hi Sanjoseland,

The answer to your question really depends on WHY you are building a 5000sf house; meaning, are you building for investment or lifestyle? Knowing this could easily sway an average estimate as provide below by $150/sf. As you prepare your plans the architect you work with should be able to provide an estimate.

In 1993 I tore my own house down to the subfloor, ripped off the roof, gutted all the old electrical, HVAC, etc. and doubled its size. The single best thing I did before doing this was taking the "Homeowner's Essential Course - How to build, Remodel, and Maintain your home" taught by the Building Education Center. This course allowed me to act as the General Contractor during the whole process. I used the savings to install many upgraded systems/features. The current cost of the course is $545 per person. It was the best money I ever spent!

The second best thing I did was waiting until just before I had approved plans to pick ALL of the appliances, lights, knobs, etc. This in itself can be more exhausting than a marathon. Perform this work up front and you will reduce the chances of costly change orders and ending up in divorce court or the Betty Ford Clinic.

Best, Steve
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 23, 2010
As said earlier, it depends. I had the occasion to be involved in building a 4000+ s.f. house in Willow Glen a couple of years ago. We had budgeted $200 per sf but it came out closer to $250 because we upgraded kitchen and bath. What is a bigger problem is that it took an extra four months that we didn't expect because of plan and permit delays. Unless you have a strong stomach, I would not consider doing this unless you have some experience and know the builder well. We did and still ran into problems.

I always tell people who are considering a major remodel or building a new home that it is going to be expense but the divorce is going to be more expensive.
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San Jose,

This is a difficult answer without more details.

Typically, the cost is figured as a per square foot cost, meaning it could be $200-$300 per square feet.

Much will depend on options and materials, and what floor plan you have.

You would find this a useful question for a builder, and I have several I can refer if you like.

Do you have your financing in order?


Eric Nelson
Sr. Mortgage Planner
Silicon Valley Capital Funding
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