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Allen1943, Home Buyer in Parrish, FL

when calculating per square foot building cost is it based on the under air or under roof footage?

Asked by Allen1943, Parrish, FL Fri Aug 21, 2009

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Hi Allen,

The price per square foot that you see in various data bases is based upon square feet under air. Garages, porches, etc. would not be included.

Are you building or buying or selling? If your building then a builder's calculation will be much more complicated. They key basic cost factors would be number of floors and number of corners.

Regards,
Mark LeMenager
Weichert, Realtors - Hallmark Properties
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 24, 2009
It is my understanding that when builders quote price per square foot to build that they are referencing the total sq.ft. under roof. However, when we, as real estate agents, evaluate price per square foot for a sales price, we utilize the under air conditioned space and add for any additional exterior features.
Please let me know if I can answer any further questions for you,
Maryann K. Lawler, REALTOR
The Lawler Group
Keller Williams On the Water
Direct: (941) 586-8257
Maryann@MaryannLawler.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 22, 2009
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