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Old 03-21-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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I know this question has a million answers, but figured I'd throw it out there and see what happens.

How many general contractors/builders are on this website and of all of you what does a house cost to build on average???

I know, I know, huge question. But figure you're building a single level rambler with 1700 sqft up and the basement unfinished. Nothing too crazy, stucco exterior and 3 beds 2 baths.

Where do you live and what have projects cost you to build. Not including the land....just the structure.

I'm thinking I can build a similar house for $160-170K, am I being unrealistic.

Chime in if you have built an entire house before and the rough style and size and what it cost you.

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Old 03-21-2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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Around Tulsa, OK, it would cost you about $145,000 to build, taking lowest bids and not lifting a hand yourself and not counting the mark-up of a GC. That's with the basics and a few niceties. Average house. Could do it for $100,00 if you did a little work yourself.

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Old 03-21-2008, 10:33 PM   #3
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Here's another decent one. What would any best guesses as to what a house similar to this would cost. http://www.eplans.com/country_house-...HWEPL59012.hwx
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Your best "guess" is available right on the website you provided. Costs vary because of regional differences in labor and material costs. For instance, in NY a carpenter gets 50 bucks an hour. In Florida, 75 bucks a day.
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hey Firemandpato-- where abouts are you?
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I'm in the Salt Lake City Utah area
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Okay, sorry-- you're not who I thought you were.
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