what is the construction costs per square foot of a residential home in Sausalito or San Francisco, ca?

Asked by Dane, San Francisco, CA Fri Nov 16, 2007

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Cliff Perotti, Agent, Chicago, IL
Thu Jun 23, 2011
The factors affecting this answer include:
- Topography of the homesite (flat vs. hillside)
- Quality of the surfaces and construction (e.g., marble vs. tile, 6" wide studs vs. 4" wide studs, etc.)
- Skill of Project Manager in getting a job done in a timely manner
- Change requests by the Owner
- Costs of materials and labor in the county. (Marin is one of the more expensive places to build.)

That being said, an overall guideline might be...
- Low quality, flat lot....$250-275/sqft
- Medium quality, minimal grade to lot....$300-325/sqft
- High quality, and/or more severe grade...$350-500/sqft.

An additional source for this information would be a working architect. Hope this helps!
Web Reference:  http://www.cliffperotti.com
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Dan V., Home Buyer, San Francisco, CA
Fri Apr 1, 2011
If you currently own or are about to buy a specific house, the best way to figure out the construction cost is to shop for homeowners insurance. The insurance companies will ask you quite a few questions about the size and condition of the home and tell you what the construction cost will be (which is the same amount they will insure.) As you probably know, there a huge range of construction costs in Sausalito and San Francisco.
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Kevin Boer, , Palo Alto, CA
Fri Nov 16, 2007
The rough rule of thumb we use here in the Peninsula is $300/sq ft for average new construction. High-end new construction can be significantly higher, on the order of $500 to $700/sq ft. I imagine costs are pretty similar in SF and Sausalito.
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