I am also looking to get general idea of cost of construction in Ashalnd, MA.
I appreciate folks taking time and trying to answer the question, but surprised nobody really answered the question and instead slided down the business card. It is obvious that the questioner already knows "it depends on many factors" and not looking for an "accurate" quote/estimate. Most likely, questioner was trying to know the "approximate number" or a "narrow range" for an "average" house. e.g. one would argue that it depends whether the house has swimming pool, walls made of marble stone etc, correct answer but not "helpful" in any way, Does an "average" house in this area have a swimming pool, marble stone walls?
If i were working in real estate field for at least 5 years, i would know what features an average house in a perticular zip code has and would answer accordingly.