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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Don Gockel Realtor, Broker, GRI answered:
NO, in today's market you cannot build for the cost of purchasing. Most home sell for $50-$75 Sq. Ft.! Building will likely cost $150 Sq. Ft. (or maore) particularly if you are doing a one of a kind, semi custom or custom home. Remember the cost per foot is not just for the frame construction, it includes the flooring, the cabinets, the counter tops, the bath fixtures and appliances. The nicer you want the house to be th higher the $ per ft.

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Sun Jul 29, 2012
Stephen Keese answered:
Your agent should be just the person to answer that question. She or he probably has a list of good contractors who can give you an estimate and suggestions. You might try YELP or Angie's List if you want to do your search on your own. ... more
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Wed Apr 12, 2017
Jay M. Jones answered:
Hi Radhika,

I don't meant to sound disrespectful, but it totally depends on the specific lot and quality of the home. You literally have a range of $200k to $2 million! If you want a list of new construction homes in the area, let me know and I'll be happy to forward it to you.

Jay M. Jones, Realtor
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Mon Dec 12, 2016
Vicky Whittier answered:
Hi Cindy,
I would use $200 pr sq ft as an average, however, this ultimately depends on the finishes, appliances and quality of products used. Including a garage, landscaping, etc. can increase the cost significantly. I just build my own home, on Cape Cod, not long ago and would be happy to share my story and offer any guidance if you would like to further discuss.

Vicky Whittier, Realtor
Bean Group
Serving Cape Cod
C 774.238.2746
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Sat Jul 15, 2017
maegan olguin answered:

If you would like some help negotiating, I'm more than happy to help. I'd need a little more info, but from what you said I don't see why you couldn't ask for a different price.

Email me do I can get a better idea for you. Look forward to talking to you!

Maegan Olguin
JBGoodwin Realtors
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Wed Aug 13, 2014
Gil Lohr answered:
no, that is too low....depending on what you are looking to build you are looking at 140 a sqf. if not more all depends.
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Harry Ashley answered:
Depends on what and where you are looking for.

Give me a call or e-mail me.

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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Shawn Pillion answered:
Do you have an agent representing you? Did you seek out a buyer's agent to look out for your interests in this most important transaction?

Is the bathroom specifically in the contract? I am guessing (based on the hundreds of builder's contracts that I've written) that you will have a difficult time backing out of the contract. But you should have a solid ground to get the bathroom you expected.

Give me a call about this and I will go over several options you have to get the seller to behave or to back out legally.

Shawn Pillion
843/ 647.9711
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Fri May 2, 2014
Greg Boss answered:
If you email me I will email you some listings from the MLS to show you examples of the current inventory.
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Helen Karuba answered:
Not finding a 905 in MLS. There is 933 and 917 both sold. Call if I can help you with anything.
Helen Karuba
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Shaukatali Kadibhai answered:
Hello, and glad you are asking this questions.
A buyers agent needs to show the home if you are interested.
See my short video please to get a good undersatnding.
and Good Luck.

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Kadibhai (Kadi)
Prudential Gary Greene, REALTORS - Katy
Phone: 832-228-7978
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Sun Jul 19, 2015
Marcus Laughy answered:
There are so many great builders in the San Antonio and surrounding areas. With that, every builder will have different pricing. There is also an opportuinty to purchase with a builder that offers acreage with the purchase if that is what you are looking for. I can send you specific information on the builders in the area and what they offer if you like.
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Molly Mosley (Hay), CDPE,CNE, MIP, SFR answered:
It depends on who the builder is. I have 10 years of new home sales experience! I have worked for some of the largest builders in the city such as M/I Homes, Dominion, and a few custom home builders. As a buyer I can assist you for FREE with your new home purchase and help you negotiate the berst deal and make sure you are protect throughtout the process! ... more
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Wed Sep 2, 2015
Deluxe Realty answered:
You can buy it for cash... this doesn't require credit...

You can also get in touch with a lender and determine what you need to do to increase your credit and purchasing power; figure out what you need to do to purchase a home in 1 year... market's not going anywhere anytime soon...

I hope this helps.
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Ron Thomas answered:
There are too many variables in this to even give you a ballpark:
You might be able to do it for $250/sqft
or it could be $450/sqft
That's a lot of ground to cover.
You need to contact Contractors and get some estimates;
I gather that you already have had an Architect do a set of plans so that you aren't drawing plans in the air?
What did the Architect say?
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Sun Jun 3, 2012
Fred Yancy answered:
You will need to order an appraisal from a certified appraiser. The lender can order an appraisal for you, usually at a cost of about $400.
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Fri Mar 10, 2017
charles butterfield answered:
The most common objections to mobile homes that I hear from clients, are that they depreciate like cars, you do not own the land in the mobile home park, you must rent your space, they are difficult and expensive to finance, the space rent is often very high, they are not as well built as "stick built:" single family homes ... more
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Wed May 30, 2012
John Bender answered:
Simply compare that $/sq.ft. to recent closings in the area. Is this for a custom home? I can't imagine anything running that price in 92505.
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Larry Stovall answered:
My insurance agent told me last year that it is $100/sf.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you, for your question Pankaj:

I recommend that you get bids from at least 3 licensed contractors. The amount of money that it will cost depends on what you want in the room addition.

Recently, one of my clients asked for bids for a 400 square foot room addition for his home. The bids that he received were in the range of $35,000 to $45,000.

Because the room addition that you are asking about is 100 square feet larger than the room addition that my client was looking for, I expect that your bids will be a bit more than that. Also, in the case of my client, the roof tie in, heating and cooling system, and the type of foundation desired were significant factors in the amount of the bids. I expect those will be significant factors in the case of your room addition as well. .

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
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