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Robert Guth answered:
$142 is the average. $75 per square foot is the low, and $234 is the high. I ran a market analysis for homes built in 2017 and generated some averages.

If you are thinking about building a home, be careful. You must know which builders are financially strong, and which ones are running on thin ice. I recently gave my opinion to a customer on a builder I had concerns about. They decided to go with another recommendation. 1 month later the builder I was concerned about went under, and now are facing a dozen angry customers with homes that will not be finished, and contractors looking at them for payment. I referred a better builder, and the customer is happy, and thankful for my experience. One mistake can put you at risk of losing money and being stuck with an unfinished home. And if you engage them unrepresented, you better under stand the fine details of our Florida contracts, or you may find yourself at a big disadvantage.

Most customers don't realize that they can have me and Re/Max represent them for free. Builders have a commission built in to their costs, and plan to pay a Buyer's agent. You may think they will give you a better deal if you go direct, but really, they will just keep the entire commission and still give you the same deal they offer everyone. They will then work in the best interest of the builder. They can not require that you use their agent, lender, or insurance company to get a better deal. They can suggest it, but not require it. That would be an ethics violation.

Anyone wanting to build a home, call me. I will help you negotiate a better price, review your contracts, explain construction loans (I wrote hundreds of construction loans as a lender for 13 years), and protect you while you pay me nothing. It is foolish not to me work for you at no cost to you. My customers always win, and never get taken advantage of.

Look my profile up on trulia, zillow, or ReMax Realty Partners.
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Sun Aug 27, 2017
Camper answered:
We propose to build a concrete house, on a dry lot in Marathon, Florida. We have a dry lot and have enough BPASS points to build. For a 2,000 s.f. concrete house on stilts we are told to budget between $250 to $350 per s.f.

See my blog www.ourhouseinthekeys.com

Martin
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Fri Jul 28, 2017
Rrobulock answered:
We moved to Palm Bay 7 months ago. Despite what people call it; Palm Boring & Mel-boring, you have to find things to do. The beach in amazing, Space Center, Brevard Zoo, lots of events in Downtown Historic Melbourne, shopping, bowling, Cocoa Planetarium. Yes, we have to drive 15 min to Publix, the store, even the gas station is about 7 miles away. Basically, you move here for peace of mind & relaxation. Here, no one judges you by the car you drive or the stuff you have or your nice landscaping. People just don't care about that here. So if you're one of those that likes fancy stuff, this is definitely not the place for you.
My cousin came to visit from Miami, she was not impressed with P.B.; then again she is 11 years younger than I & still likes to go partying occasionally, likes brand name purses, so you see, this is not a materialistic city.
In my opinion, the schools use a more traditional form of teaching & still make it fun. Kids here love to go to school.
Most of our neighbors work in Viera, Vero Beach, even Orlando. Like I mentioned, you move here for the practical reasons. It is affordable, although Palm Bay''s real estate is rising rapidly. The people are nice & friendly. Best move we made for our family!
As for the mosquitos, yes lots & they are gigantic. Do your best to protect yourself with repellant. This is nothing new to us born & raised in S. Florida.
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Wed Jul 26, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
Eight years later they sell in the $50's and $60's. Not a bad return if you managed to have positive cash flow the last eight years.
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Mon Jul 10, 2017
Rafiaie asked:
I have a website that I need to show the price of the home OR market trend based on zip code or other data and I need this data to be displayed on my webiste. I dont mind to even metioned…
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
Kabourlier answered:
We live in north port and love it. You can get a great home for a good price. Port Charlotte is close with mall, restaurants , and shops. Prices in fl are back on the rise!!
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Sat Jun 24, 2017
Gflore1010 answered:
What is the cost per square foot to build a two story CBS construction home near Gainesville Fl on land that is already owned? Large patio, high ceilings, custom kitchens with upscale baths. Three bedrooms with office den built in book shelves. ... more
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Tue May 23, 2017
Lorilee Hoort answered:
I think you should get it approved for tiny home lots there is so much need for that and you would sale fast
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Sun May 21, 2017
Chris Kaufman answered:
Jennifer,

Palm Coast is centrally located between St. Augustine & Daytona, either is about 30 mins away north & south of us, finding work within a 30 min commute should not be a major hurdle if local Palm Coast offices are not hiring at the time.

They just opened two brand new dental buildings not more than a year ago and despite what others may tell you - we can afford orthodontic work here in Palm Coast.

School wise - I have two kids and each attended different high schools - Matanzas & FPC ( due to my family moving from one side of town to the other ).. If as a Parent, you ever want to get coffee and discuss High Schools let me know..

FYI - Palm Coast is broken up into different neighborhoods/subdivisions are most often called by the first letter of the street names... As an example, you may hear someone say the "E" section. This refers to Cypress Knolls where essentially all of the streets in that neighborhood begin with the letter "E". Pine Lakes - the streets begin with "W" so it's the "W" section. and so on and so on.

Sorry to hear about your husband, and if you would prefer a "team" of Realtors to assist you in moving to Palm Coast feel free to contact the Mako RE group - we excel at getting the job done one person simply can not do on thier own.
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Sun May 14, 2017
Multitradeco answered:
no one should have 9 cats in 1 home, no one wants to be your neighbor either, what a mess
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Wed Apr 12, 2017
Carlos Herrera answered:
I think this varies greatly depending on who your client is. You should adapt slightly to your clients character and how comfortable you feel with each other with regards to being more or less casual. As Mark mentioned, outdoors most people would not see a problem with it in my opinion; but again, let the situation and your client dictate that if you've met before.
If you are meeting for the first time, opt to go without it and establish that first impression with each other. I think the second meeting you will be much better at making the decision and feeling good about it.

Let us know how it goes!
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Thu Mar 30, 2017
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Tonysignorelli9731 answered:
It means there is an HOA and there may be rules as far as use of your land or design of your home.
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Fri Mar 3, 2017
Keithbgarner answered:
I seldom comment, but in this case I do have a strong opinion. My wife and I sold our residence in Connecticut last August and leased a single family home in Vasari for a year to see if we wanted to permanently relocate to the Naples area. Short answer: We love the Naples area and we love Vasari. The pluses include (1) the overwhelmingly warm greeting we've experienced from the owners and Country Club staff, (2) the convenient location to everything including Barefoot Beach and RSW, and (3) the value as compared with other area properties we've researched. The strength of the community lies in the primarily Midwestern and Canadian ownership base -- not to offend Yankees like ourselves. We don't golf actively although my wife is the past 9-hole champion at Hartford Golf Club. The view we enjoy of the 15th hole is worth the price of the membership. And ... we are well below 70 years old. We are planning on purchasing a residence at Vasari. ... more
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Wed Feb 22, 2017
Megan Abshari answered:
Does anyone know who were the builders who built in Parkwood Lakes in the late 1990's early 2000's? My buyer is interested in knowing who the builders were but I can't find any of that info online. Thanks for your help everyone who knows the history of that community. ... more
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Thu Feb 2, 2017
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