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Sounds like you are trying to decide between buying a resale home or building a new one.
It is hard to answer without knowing the location. The Naples area with the lowest land values is Golden Gate Estates. Since the price of homes in general has dropped so low, land is very cheap there. The median cost per Sq. Ft. of 1034 resale homes sold in the past twelve months in Golden Gate Estates is $230 a Sq Ft. and that includes the cost of the land. When you add impact fees, potential wetland mitigation fees, upgrades, land costs, and location choices, I think you will find that resale homes offer more choices and are a better value.
If you want to build the home of your dreams, buy a lot and go for it. If you are driven by what is the best value, I think you will find better choices among the resale homes.
Bill Sontag, Realtor
Yes, I agree there are too many variables to answer your question with any true meaning. Is there a particular area where you're looking at land? What are the homes around it so that your's is conforming with the neighborhood? What are your needs as far as square footage? All these things need answers before anyone can give you a meaningful answer. If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to contact me directly.
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Linda Granata, Realtor
It is just too vague a question to answer with any real numbers. You have too many choices like tile, wood, carpet, marble, travertine and thats just the flooring. There are builders that will build for $80 and upto and above $300 per sq ft. It all depends on what the buyer wants to have in their new home. With that said I do know some good builders that have a very nice product in the $85 price range. That does not include the lot and there would not be a pool. If you would like some websites of builders send me an email.
I recently posed the same question to a builder for one of my clients. The location/requirements may vary, and we were looking at vacant land in Golden Gate Estates.
The answer was roughly $200/sq. ft. including septic, etc. The building standards are also changing with new "e" rated windows.
Please contact me if I can be of further assistance.