What is the cost to build a 1500-2000 sq ft. home in South Florida's Southwest Ranches on a 2.4 acre lot. Is it cheaper to build w/flat roof?

Asked by Npool, 33330 Sun Sep 18, 2011

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Steve Gonzal…, Other Pro, Davie, FL
Fri Mar 23, 2012
I am a builder and have been building for over 35 years in South Florida. Currently, 2012 pricing for a Hip roof with concrete tiles, solid woo cabinetry, granite, porcelain, and anti depot fixtures will cost $135 per square foot and up.
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David Campbe…, Agent, Dania Beach, FL
Sun Sep 18, 2011
Hello Npool,

Just like everything in life there is not one set answer. Builiding costs are based on the Improvement to the land(IE:the building). The cost of construction is like the stock market with the prices of materials constantly going up and down. However. To just get into the ball park, the cost to build, foundation to roof all inclusive for a single level home is somewhere between $80/sqft to $220/sqft. That is all dependant on if you use tile or marble, fomica or granite, shingle or barrel tile. You get the idea. It is best to discuss your idea with the building department or SW Ranches ( http://www.southwestranches.org/Plans_Permits/planning.html
) so that you do start in the right direction and determine if you are able to even build what it is you are dreaming of.

Another point of interest is that a flat roof may be cheaper but has a side consequence of the fact that they tend to leak more often and have a negative impact on value and cause your homeowners insurance premiums to be higher.

I also have contractors you can discuss your dreams with and hopefully they can become a reality for you.

Feel free to give me a call or connect with us at the link below.
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Jim, Home Buyer, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mon Oct 9, 2017
I have lived in Chicago for 30+ years. Am interested in building a home in the west coast of FL. Am told that the (now) average cost of building a home in Chicago exceeds 1.5 million dollars. I can't believe it would cost that much in FL. Construction materials, labor and a general contractor would (or should) cost less in FL? Have I been told incorrectly? Am interested in building a home constructed with concrete, glass and steel. A single family home on only one level --- no stairs to clime. Can do most of the work myself. Thanks, Jim.
jim@capitalquest.us or voice @ 773-418-8250 from 11am to 11pm, Chicago time.
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Miguel grull…, Home Buyer, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Sep 2, 2014
How much is bilding home in south florida beetwen 1500 to 2000 ft
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amy ortiz, Agent, North Palm Beach, FL
Mon Feb 6, 2012
HI !
Well, being a designer as well as Realtor, building a flat roof would probably be
the most inexpensive, and also, are you going to do shingle roof or tile? And how much
of a pitch , if any for that roof..
Southwest Ranches may require you to build the home to a certain size due to the lot, but
you should contact the building department on that.
Also, keep in mind the more details in the home, then the more you will spend. Example,
Impact windows, they are more but however, you dont need to worry about the storms,
I'd say do that.
The other is marble or tile, and what marble you will do?
Pool or no pool? Pavers or concrete for the exterior, Interior doors,hallow core or you want solid wood?
How will your ceilings be , flat, coved, recessed?
Little details add up.. Kitchen will it be standard or do you want to
go for the chefs kitchen?
I would say once you have your drawings done by the architect, plan to send them out to 3-4 home builders for a proposal and make sure you know about any changes that will come up.
Been designing for a while and even had my home built.
Good Luck and if you have any questions or would like some advise contact me.
Amy Ortiz
National Citi Realty
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Angela Schra…, Agent, Pembroke Pines, FL
Sun Sep 18, 2011
Of course, it would help if I added the link: http://www.southwestranches.org/Plans_Permits/planning.html

I think you may be told that a new home has to be a minimum of 5,000 square feet.

I'd be interested to hear back what they tell you.
Web Reference:  http://www.villagrealty.com
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Angela Schra…, Agent, Pembroke Pines, FL
Sun Sep 18, 2011
Before you get into this, you should contact the building department of Southwest Ranches, because I am pretty sure that city requirements state that 1,500 - 2,000 sf is too small. Here's a link to the building department and permitting website with all the necessary contact information.

Best of luck!

Villa G Realty, Inc.
Tel: 954-816-7996
Web Reference:  http://www.villagrealty.com
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Joe Stafford, Agent, Pembroke Pines, FL
Sun Sep 18, 2011
House costs can vary a large amount from design to design. A Flat roof is cheaper than a gable or hip roof. The lot size will not effect the cost of the home very much, I do have a general contractor that I work closely with and if you were interested we could get together and try and get you some qoutes and if you dont have the land I can help you find out what that will cost as well. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Joe Stafford
Keller Williams
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i want to buld a house myself, i have a budget of 139k for a 1000 or so sq ft home, basic box on slab foundation in south florida, im trying to find local builders to use, most have model homes they build over and over- i waiting on builders to contact me before i buy the land, i will need to add septic, & well costs on also, so things add up real fast building ur own home, there are still some good deals out there if your willing to fix up an existing structure, sometimes ur better off. just my opinion.
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