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Linda, Home Buyer in Russellville, AR

What is the average cost per square foot to build a new home?

Asked by Linda, Russellville, AR Sun Oct 18, 2009

I am trying to find out this cost for an average house, nothing very fancy.

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Hi Linda, Pricing a house by the square foot is like pricing a car by the pound. A Ford and a Mercedes probably weigh about same, but they sure don't cost same to build.
But that said, you should be able to build a new home anywhere in the United States for $80.00 to $110 per square foot (or more) excluding land.
Read my article on Cost Estimating.
Carl Heldmann
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 1, 2012
Building yourself vs having a builder build it. I am hearing $95 per sq ft. to have a builder build it. That is with very few upgrades. Not always considering the lot you may have to buy
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 4, 2011
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