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Soni, Home Buyer in Rutherford, NJ

how much does it cost to raze a old single family house.i m planning to build a new one.

Asked by Soni, Rutherford, NJ Sun Oct 5, 2008

how much does it cost to raze a old single family house.i m planning to build a new one.

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Rutherford is rough! Before you do anything, make sure you talk to John down at the building department. It will help you to no end. And hire a local contractor, they usually know the ins and outs.
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I am a realtor and investor, and build my own home. Depending on the materials it can range anywhere from $75-125sqft to build your home
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All very good suggestions here. I would add only that you have your new plans approved by the town prior to demolition. You'll want to make sure they conform to current land use ordinances in the community.

You'll also want to know if the company obtains the demo permits and pays for the dumpsters.

Here at the the Jersey Shore, I had bids for a tear down of a waterfront cape cod. it was about 1800 sq ft and the estimates came in from $12,000 to $25,000.

Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Atlantic
609-384-6121
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I remember a few years back less than 10K for a row home in Trenton. So there may be a wide range. In addition to square footage I believe weight may be more of an issue as wood is far less than brick and mortar. Make sure you have any oil tanks removed first and all utilities off and lines (gas/oil etc) drained. Speak with local architect or zoning also as the house you remove may have existing non conforming features which the new home will have to comply with. (That is why you will sometimes see homes that keep a certain wall rather than completely removing.)
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And make darn sure you are all squared away with the town as each town has different ideas as to what you can and cannot do on a site and how you approach new construction..
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It will depend on the square footage, but if you figure ~$50K you should at least have an idea.
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Soni,

Contact the local fire department and talk to them about using the property to conduct training. In most events there are great tax benefits to allowing them to burn the house down for you - be sure to talk to an accountant about it first though. Good luck.

Cameron Piper
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