What is the estimated construction cost per square foot for a residential three story apartment building in SF?

Asked by Greg, 94107 Sun Jun 20, 2010

I'm interested for purposes of calculating our condo-owners/building insurance.

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Armando, Home Buyer, San Francisco County, CA
Thu Aug 5, 2010
my insurance agent and a contractor friend who builds single family homes in san francisco gave me similar answers. Somewhere between $350.00 / sq ft on low side upwards over $500.00+ / sq ft for higher end construction. It can go higher depending on permitting, type of material used etc. My contractor friend said he just built a $700.00 / sq ft new home (land cost was on top of this) in Buena Vista Terrace (above the Castro and Haight Ashbury. Used top end materials.
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Lance King, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sun Jun 20, 2010

Perhaps costs are that low in Connecticut, but you are looking at more like $350 per sq ft in San Francisco. More for very high end finishes.

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Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
DRE# 01384425
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Bob Movin-On, , Hartford, CT
Sun Jun 20, 2010
Economy building 120 per square foot. Lumber costs are very high right now.
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