Thinking about building a house and want
a better idea of how much it will cost you well you’ve come to the right place
by the end of this video you will know a quick and easy way to estimate your home
build as well as how to break it down to get a more accurate budget I’m Dan Nagy,
founder of Emmett Leo Homes, a luxury home building company and your insider
into the world of building and redesigning luxury home quick reminder
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but those of you who watch videos for like 30 seconds I’ll give you a gift and
then you can click on that cat video right next to me you are watching this
because you want to know how to easily price out your home build building a
house will cost you anywhere from $150 to $500 dollars a square foot depending on
its size labor the location and the materials you choose so if you’re
building a 2,200 square foot two-story with an unfinished basement you already
own a lot expect to pay anywhere from $300,000 to a million+ to build
it from start to finish. 150 to 500 is a big difference you ask… and you’d be right.
But you wanted something quick didn’t you? So if you’re building a base-model
nothing special or fancy a new well-built home you’ll be safe to
estimate about 150 dollars a square foot three hundred dollars a square foot
you’re getting into the nicer show homes at the track builders build they’ll have
like the butler’s pantry maybe a shiplap feature nice garage doors here you can
get into like the custom cabinetry territory $500 a square foot on the
other hand is where you get everything custom high-end finishes high quality
and typically things in a house you wouldn’t find in your stand
at home like secret rooms maybe an elevator or a copious amount of
important finishes that you just have to have take into consideration that I
typically build and sell my homes for about 500 plus a square foot there are
many factors that come into play that often people don’t think about or that
will get you above that range so there you go there’s a quick answer now for
those of you who want to dive deeper into costing though stay with me here
you may want to take notes you may not want to have anything planned but I will
walk you through it and hopefully you’ll have a much better idea an in-depth idea
after so there are so many different factors affecting home building pricing
that is impossible to have a one-size-fits-all that works everywhere
instead there are some important factors that you need to consider if you want to
dive deeper and get a clear view of estimating your bills so I’ve broken
these down into four factors first one is location second one is size then
labor then material so let’s look at location a hop market is exactly that
things cost more it’s more expensive to build it’s more expensive to buy and
it’s more expensive to hire builders if you’re in a hot market you have to
realize that your labor costs the lot costs and even material costs might
increase substantially for an easy example think about the difference in
building a home in Orange County California versus Saskatoon Saskatchewan
a 3,000 square foot two-story home might go for six on our ground in Saskatoon
whereas it might be six million in Orange County size building a smaller
home will generally mean it will be cheaper but remember that you will
always have a base price to get somebody on site building bigger might mean more
complex construction uncommon material and even specialized labor
brings us into labor you should know that builders are not all the same
any builder can build you a house but not everyone can build you a well-built
house if there’s labor shortages be prepared to pay a premium to get your
project move to the head of the line material they say that 80% of the home
is in variable meaning that cost is pretty much the cost the same 2×4 costs
the same in an average house as in a luxury house and the same concrete used
cost the same there too where the biggest jump comes in the finishing
costs that 20% of variable costed finishes can mean the difference between
a $900,000 build and a 1.2 million dollar bill do you know what your market
is doing in these important factors type yes or no in the comment section below
and ask a question if you want to get more specific now let’s jump into
budgeting and actual build in this example we’re gonna go with an average
2200 square foot home in an average neighborhood this is not a luxury build
and definitely not in a hot market or upscale neighborhood if you need me to
break down the cost of a luxury build let me know in the comments below
and I’ll do that in another video initial costs for this one we’re gonna
say about $14,000 builders architects designers engineers plans permits all
things you might need in order to start moving forward you can either draw the
plans yourself buy them from someone maybe online or have them custom made
through a build or designer architect there’s a video that I made that I’ll
actually link down below about how to choose the right people on your team
depending on how crazy you get your plans could cost anywhere from 3 grand
to maybe twenty five grand for this sample home expect about $8,000
for design drawing and stamping okay then you have your permit which will run
you anywhere from four thousand six thousand depending on your location and
size of the project site prep and foundation for this we’re gonna be about
thirty five thousand dollars now we get to the fun part the actual work first we
have to prep the site we do this by calling in the surveyors mark exactly
where we’re going to be placing the house which allows us to know if we need
to take any trees or move massive rocks things like that they’ll also stake out
exactly where the hole needs to be done for the foundation a surveyor can cost
anywhere up to five thousand dollars for the entire job maybe even more then you
have to dig the hole for the foundation this will cost you around 1500 to 2500
bucks in this example we then need to lay out and pour the foundation in this
example we have piles that go in first followed by a nine-foot foundation wall
at 2200 square feet this foundation that we estimate around $35,000 including all
labor and material make sure that we think about any piles or peers that have
to go underneath because that’s gonna greatly affect your foundation go always
consider where you guys are digging what type of ground how deep you’re going and
the possibility of massive rocks that will slow your your digging down really
all these things create more time and money into your planning remember that
the bigger the basement the more expensive it will be
don’t confuse the square footage of your foundation as much as the cost it it is
when you build up so it’s not the same cost per square foot okay next we get
into framing fifty five thousand dollars so you have a foundation that’s awesome
now we have to frame a house on top of it
typically most of the holes will be entirely framed out of wood this makes
up the skeleton to the home that comprises of building walls floors and a
roof system this is gonna be a hefty bill as the lumber package is almost
entirely what your home is made out so let’s think about it we need windows and
doors in this home we’re gonna say about $32,000 to bring this house to lock up
and lock up is where no one or thing can get inside the home you’ll have to have
your windows and doors and sole usually this includes the shingles to protect
the entire structure should it rain so that rain can’t get in expect your
windows and door package to be around $22,000 this number can vary greatly but
a standard package will have enough windows for your house to be white and
bright and your doors will actually be decent you can cheap out here don’t get
me wrong but in the middle of the winter you’ll feel it also consider that your
shingles are gonna cost around 10 grand to install on this two-story home next
we’ve got mechanical mechanical is electrical plumbing heating and cooling
we’re gonna say around fifty seven thousand dollars fifty seventy five so
for all of these these are preliminary costs and then there are finishing cause
we’re gonna put them all together okay so an electric an electrician might put
a box in the wall to start with and then he’ll come back and cover it for your
electrical expect to pay around twenty thousand so they’re gonna bring power to
the house they’re gonna run it through with outlets lighting low-voltage
anything else you need this will include installing finishing
lighting and any other finishing that they’re required to do
next we got the plumber expect to pay your plumber about 20 grand keep in mind
that costs vary greatly in every area so you could definitely go higher or lower
depending on what quality you choose especially on your finishing finally
there’s the heating venting and air conditioning or it’s also known as your
HVAC this will be around seventeen thousand dollars this ensures that
you’re cool during the summer and warm during the winter exterior finishes for
this home we’re gonna say around thirty eight thousand dollars so the exterior
finish is very important a watershed in BRE the bull membrane followed by a
harder covering that protects your home from Mother Nature now make sure that
your house trap is sealed up properly and that all openings that windows and
doors and anything else are double check to ensure that your installers are
paying close attention because those areas are where all the leakage Calvin
exterior finish also includes soffit fascia and eaves troughs to make sure
that you water management is taken care of next we’ve got a hefty one eighty
five thousand dollars for interior finishes now interior finishes is broken
down into many different line items this will include drywall insulation and
poly for that we’ve said 20 mm paint and wall finishes 15 grand
flooring $18,000 now millwork which comprises of your cabinets and storage
in the kitchen bathrooms and bedrooms that’s twenty seven thousand dollars
your countertops three thousand and appliances is around five thousand see
told you you’re gonna have to write this down just for a wine bed if you
it’s fine of course this is the extents that can vary the greatest from person
to person be careful as you move through each line item movie from seven dollars
a square foot to nine dollars a square foot we’ll wrap up a quick $4,400
difference want to put a lot of tile in your house do you really want that wolf
range quick expenses like these could blow your budget so fast okay then we’re
gonna put in a provision called general provisions and miscellaneous that’s
gonna be about twenty five thousand dollars there are quite a few things
that don’t really fall into labor and material these are normally things you
might not think of where the worker is gonna use the bathroom how much is the
garbage bin on site gonna cost are you paying for an on-site supervisor one of
the cost that usually gets overlooked by the bi wire or the build-it-yourself er
is the water and sewer connection and electrical generally the utility
companies will choose the easiest location of hookup but it but if you
decide that you want it somewhere else you might have to pay a little extra
okay so let’s total it up so as you can see the total cost to build this 2200
square foot home is three hundred and forty-one thousand and change or one
hundred and fifty five dollars a square foot can you build this for cheaper sure
can it cost you way more if you make mistakes here and there absolutely but
what I hope for you in this video is that it gave you a great understanding
of what goes into a home and what to expect to pay for it what did you guys
think if you found this video helpful make sure to hit the like button below
share it or tag with a friend and leave a comment what was your biggest takeaway
do you still have questions let me know and I’ll try to answer it as best as
possible if you want to see some more luxury projects make sure to check out
my website Emmitt Leo homes comm found in the description below where you can
get your free copy of my luxury home planning guide

THE REAL COST TO BUILD YOUR HOME | Custom Home | Building a house Cost

100 thoughts on “THE REAL COST TO BUILD YOUR HOME | Custom Home | Building a house Cost

  • October 4, 2019 at 3:40 am
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    Your just like all the other rip offs marking up prices on material and everything else, that's why DIY is so huge now because tards like you want to break it off in people's ass-ets. I could build a 12k square foot house with 2 bedrooms 1 and a 1/2 baths a garage kitchen dining room living room for 15k and then pay for the electric company to tie it in after I run it and have them hook up from the pole and plumbing and gas the same then pay to have it tied in. This ain't that expensive and yes it will be insulated with r32 and copper pipe and PVC not that other stuff apex, also the electric will be 120v 14/2 solid romex, yes I know a lot about this because I worked in contracting for a long time and I know people like you screw people over.😁

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:18 pm
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    Asking how much it cost to build a house is like asking what a bag of groceries costs. There is no good answer.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    That's alot for a square foot build it out of mountain dew 2 leaters there tough and basicly a square foot and cost 2 bucks a square foot

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  • October 7, 2019 at 1:05 pm
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    Overall a good video. I think what might have helped is some animation that kept track of the costs as you were saying them – with a running total cost shown at all times. Also a video on understanding how to buy the lot you build on, with a focus in zoning and use regulations would be helpful. Thanks!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 1:20 am
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    Great video! Love the break down.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    I'm a builder and build 100's of homes approx 15 a month let's simplify this.
    80 sq ft for a basic
    110 sq for nice finishes
    130 sq for high end
    Plus property

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  • October 12, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    $150 to $500 per square foot is not a realistic minimum and maximum. Try $40 to $2,000. Could be less for a DIY project or in a developing country and more if every room has countless custom engineered technology, weird built ins and crazy finish details.

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  • October 12, 2019 at 5:25 am
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    Bs
    Build it yourself and save
    If you can’t build it yourself then you must be loaded to pay some other person who will cut corners and rob you blind

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  • October 12, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    150-300$?, I would say you can build a very nice home for easily $100 per ft with low waste and efficient builders. Ive noticed a lot of high cost builders dont use their own people, they are just middle men and designers.

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  • October 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    I live in a country area . I wanted to build a 5000 square foot. But with normal wood and nothing special just evertday house

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  • October 14, 2019 at 2:19 am
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    I knew this guy would overestimate it. Let me find someone who knows how to shop for materials and build a home. Anyone could have come up with this estimate.

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  • October 14, 2019 at 4:47 pm
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    150-500 a sq ft in California is impossible. In my experience a more realistic number in any upscale area : 800-1m for a lot ( 4000 sq ft in my case) … and actual construction costs running 1500-2000 per sq ft. Obviously the cost per sq ft is diluted with greater square footage but using a 1000 sq ft home plan on 1.5 m $ all in. That’s why new builds only make sense in markets where existing homes avg sales price are above this threshold : ie that’s why there a housing shortage in part. Just throwing in my 2 cents …

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  • October 14, 2019 at 7:50 pm
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    best ever honest estimation , better than good Friends 🙁 , as i am kind of same business, in the beginning no body gave me explanation as you gave here… i know plus minus always there what you select you pay. but pretty close. thanks

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  • October 15, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    Video was awsome. But I'm buying property and building my home myself with some family. Like a family project. The home is planned to be 3500 square feet with a basement. Can you do a video on the cost if something like that. Please and thanks….

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  • October 16, 2019 at 6:12 am
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    My friend just purchased a nice 2100 SF home on one acre plus a 2600 shop metal building in Missouri for $112,000. According to this guy the seller must have lost $700,000……more likely the numbers he is providing is for idiots who don't know better.

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  • October 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    Now, how much of each construction category cost is labor??

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  • October 17, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    This was very informative. I’ve lived in my 2200 sq ft house 11 years. I bought at the peak of the market and have been upgrading it ever since. It was built in 1989 and was very dated. You’re absolutely right about the finishes. I replaced a wood stove in my living room and went with a state of the art linear gas fireplace. Even though my friend and I did the framing and electrical, the add on costs was 5k over the cost of the unit. You can go cheap or go custom, if you go custom you get exactly what you want and something very special, but you pay for it. I love open houses but nothing is more disappointing than going into a house that looks great from the outside but is cheaply finished on the inside.

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  • October 19, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    Worthless theoretical overview. Why not price out an actual build you've done? Start with the lot, and take us through it methodically. Have on-screen spreadsheet, married with plans as needed. Talk about the various options and why the decision to build was made vs alternatives.

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  • October 20, 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    $135 per square foot by a quality builder where I'm at.
    I'm doing my own. It'll ball park $75 – $85 per square foot.
    Remember kids……. about half the cost of building a house is labor.

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  • October 21, 2019 at 3:29 am
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    where the cat vid???

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  • October 21, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    What will ten dollars a square foot get me?

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  • October 23, 2019 at 8:55 pm
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    And this is why Millenials live with their parents lol

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  • October 23, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    Lol I can buil a Mansion in México with this money

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  • October 24, 2019 at 12:54 am
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    "Custom" is one of the most misunderstood and misused words in residential construction.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 2:57 am
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    We always built our own homes. South of Seattle… Cost us between $80 to $100 per square foot (SF). One way to check the cost per SF… Look at the advertisement for home builders on the internet. They have their homeplans and have total costs for each home plan. You input the location and they will include the permit fee also. A difficult site such as on a steep slope or critical area is not part of the cost, as well as the cost of landscape and driveway. $500 bucks per SF is better comes with Boobytrap

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  • October 24, 2019 at 11:27 pm
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    This guy's naming all kinds of crazy prices to justify his >500$/ sq ft pricing.

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  • October 25, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    150 per square foot WTF!? That makes no sense.

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  • October 25, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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    I took notes and itemized everything he said and it did not add up to what he said. I think he edited the video. Not very accurate but none the less a decent breakdown of the categories required to build.

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  • October 26, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Really nice interior!

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  • October 27, 2019 at 10:58 am
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    I'm renting to own my house. When it's ours (married) I need to rebuild. We plan on doing ourselves. So thanks this gives me an idea of how to save money.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 7:41 am
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    A lot cheaper if you do it yourself or have a couple of buds to do it with.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 8:48 pm
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    I recently finish building my guesthouse/ tiny house. I should be uploading mine soon.

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  • October 29, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    This is so expensive… I'm just looking to buy land. I'll build my own house using sustainable materials. Grow my own food. Capture my own water. Produce my own energy. Start with a small cabin and grow it over the years. Land varies greatly on location but the house, to start with, shouldn't cost more than 10-15k.

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  • October 29, 2019 at 1:04 am
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    2,200 square foot house in an average location for $341,000? Lol, no. In my area which is not the lowest at all (14th state by cost of living), it is more like $180,000, $210,000 if you need to demolish the old house first. Why are you trying to scare people into building their own home?

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  • October 30, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    Thank you.

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  • October 30, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    If u build ure own house it would be cheaper tho ya

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  • November 1, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    Please do a Luxury Build breakdown.

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  • November 2, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    Great getting ready to build in CA can wait. Thanks for the info. My biggest fear is all of the ways contractors will try to cheat me or skimp on the work….ways I might never imagine.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 3:29 am
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    in florida one sf cost 110-120 bucks. if u dont hire a gc -90-100bucks.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 5:45 pm
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    location matters, $300 per square foot is minimum in NYC for building a new house with decent quality, and they can go up to $1,000 per square foot.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 9:29 am
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    Thanks would like to see more a visual, Thanks very informative.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 2:15 pm
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    I guess that’s the price in big cities, for upper middle class. Today many people cannot afford these prices, since middle class is shrinking. What about working class residential? I guess there should be different options for different incomes.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 7:57 pm
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    How to calculate an 2nd story addition… 1000 sq ft. Turning a cape cod into a 2 story house. By removing the roof adding standard 8 ft ht 2nd floor… new roof… Base finishes… No foundation work…

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  • November 5, 2019 at 3:31 am
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    How are you, I like ur video and would like to know .. how much it would cost me to build small 3 bed room with basement single floor .. with one home ..

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  • November 5, 2019 at 9:34 am
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    You crazy 500 sq ft.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 4:56 am
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    22000 for drywall and insulation ? This is complete bs

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  • November 7, 2019 at 3:22 am
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    I'm planning on obsessively learning masonry and stonework to build my own house.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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    I could build my own house faster than the sorry neighbors next door I would of had that shit done by now

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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    Thank you

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  • November 9, 2019 at 1:04 am
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    yes or no

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  • November 9, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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    I have a couple of questions that I hope you can answer. 1.What would you suggest a person should study if they want to become a carpenter 2. How long should you remain a carpenter before starting your company. 3. How did you design your company logo?
    4. What are some good resources for me to study, so I can be the best contractor I can be?

    About me: I’m currently in college(marketing major). I’ll be graduating next year, and I hope once I graduate to become a union carpenter apprentice. After the due amount then become a carpenter, not sure how much time after that I’ll then become a contractor and start my own company. Typed this from my phone so please excuse the Typos.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    Very good information thank you. I was thinking $250,000. If you spend 100,000 for the land you are talking $450,000 for 2200 sqft.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    Paint is what? $15k? I could pay a guy $1k to paint an entire house 3 times and he'll pay me a tip! Yes I have to purchase the tools but that's like another $1k or $2k

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  • November 12, 2019 at 12:53 am
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    Great video for the cost estimating. Do you have an actual house building cost to share with the detail list of material with branding and quantity and unit price, plus the laboring for each part? I mean the real house building.

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  • November 14, 2019 at 3:40 am
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    Luxury house video cost analysis?

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm
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    I just did a 3600sq/ft custom (4 bedroom 3 bath). ICF foundation, all hardwood, custom kitchen, smart appliances, butler pantry, all open concept. Second floor balcony, 240sq/ft walk-in with wall to wall to wall custom closets etc etc etc. I paid $80 a sq/ft. I must have did a good job because it made it into new home of the week in a paper with over 1m purchasers.

    The last house I did started 1800sq/ft and abandoned that I bought for $145k. My cost was around $50 a sq/ft. It ended up 3000sq/ft and sold for $765,000.

    The main trick is not to overpay. You can get really nice stuff for a really nice price if you shop around and make deals. I probably spent as much time sourcing materials and lighting and appliances and flooring and trim as I did working on it. But it's worth it.

    A custom builder was in the house and told me he could have built it for $655,000. I told him how great that is considering my cost was less than $300,000 all-in. He couldn't believe the results on such a cheap price.

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  • November 23, 2019 at 11:36 am
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    If the people was in a common unity homes would never cost so much but the poor are divided while the rich suck them dry

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  • November 25, 2019 at 1:32 am
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    Hey guy how much do the rough frammers get per square ft average?

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  • November 27, 2019 at 10:35 pm
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    Good video. I'm building a house in Wisconsin with a good builder that I found mainly since I have immediate family in the business of new home building for decades now in my local area. 2700 sq ft ranch + 800 sq ft finished basement, and a 4 car garage. The build is about 600k and an acre of land cost me 118k. The builder is at $120/sq ft and that's with good 2×6 construction, fixed SIPs at 50k, poured foundation and higher end insulation and subflooring, sound proofing in the walls, etc. point is it's a solidly built house overall. One thing not considered by people is that cost per sq ft varies based on what area of the house you are in. For my case, the builder charges $53/sq ft for finished basement, as opposed to $120 on the main floor. Likewise the garage footprint has a cost per sq ft. When you are budgeting for the house, it's worth considering that if you need to save money, building out a basement can be done in phases as it is pretty easy to add sq ft later to a finished basement. Also worthwhile to consider that (at least in an area that requires basements), it is always cheaper to build up rather than out. A ranch will be more expensive given equal sq. ft to a 2-story because the 2-story requires less excavation and less foundation pour.

    An important thing to remember for cost when building a home is that it is always a seller's market. You will never have power as a buyer. Ever. You will always be paying the absolute top of the market in terms of $ / sq ft when you build a home. It's nice to get what you want but few people are honestly financially strong enough to justify building a house. Many people build with 5-10% down payment and don't have a lot of extra money laying around and that is a risky way to build a house, and with 5-10% down you have very little room for an exit strategy in a downturn where you had to sell (likely you would be underwater at that point). The cost is very high when building a new home and raw materials go up every year, especially lumber prices. I am using the equity in my current house to put 20% down on the new build, and I also make sure I have another 20% of the cost of the house in liquid assets just to deal with potential loss of work/income, unforeseen errors from the build that may not be covered after the initial 1 year warranty on workmanship is up, and let's not forget the driveway and landscaping that aren't included in a base build price. That's all out of pocket unless you ask the builder to do it but you shouldn't because you should always let the house settle (if you have basement for sure) for a year before pouring a concrete driveway.

    It costs a lot to build.

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  • November 28, 2019 at 10:56 pm
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    So expensive

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    In my area, a newly built custom can be had for around $95/sq ft. assuming 1,500 sq ft 3 bed 2 bath, 2 car garage on 1/3rd acre.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 7:22 pm
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    I can do it all only thing i would need to pay for is plumbing and electrical structure and fininsh not a problem

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  • November 30, 2019 at 1:08 am
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    Some areas, often known for excessive taxation and government greed, add "hook up fees" of as much as $35,000 or more for sewer and other "impact" gouging!

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  • November 30, 2019 at 5:10 am
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    Biggest takeaway: rip-off.
    This guy is giving us all the reasons to go for a modular home. Better built, more features, eco-frienfly, professionally made and faster to complete. .

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  • November 30, 2019 at 1:45 pm
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    How much would it cost to properly fill in a sink hole before replacing old pipe lines and electrical?

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  • December 4, 2019 at 4:47 pm
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    Theres a conspiracy among building companies to say a newly built house costs 300 or 400k because they make better money building one expensive house instead of 2 or 3 less expensive houses.

    If you want a house you can build a good one for whatever your budget is just know that you'll be in a smaller house. Too often we think of a 2500 sqft house as a normal house.

    This average house explained in the video is a luxuary house for 90% of people.

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  • December 6, 2019 at 5:26 am
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    I recently watched a video of a custom built house. It's literally my dream house… Is it possible to get your hands on the blueprint? Would the home owners give it freely, or can they charge?

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  • December 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    This video scares off my people who wants to build their own house. Looks like he is a landlord and builder himself…..Sorry dead wrong with many of he concepts and it is misleading too..It also depends on where and how you are building the house. you are right on that part…If you are a handy man and worked with home building before, then make a good team (make sure you know a professional electrician and plumber). You can build it way way cheaper. You may see many YouTube already have built their own house

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  • December 7, 2019 at 9:22 am
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    If it costs more to build than buy, how do builders make a profit? I'm looking at houses to buy in Kentucky, an almost 3,000 square ft. home with a full basement with 11 to 25 acres was $240,000 to buy. Another was $189,000, with full basement, for 2800 square ft. with 10 acres. If it costs three times that to build these houses, why sell them at these prices, you would be losing a lot of money, not making money, nobody would do it. Personally, I can't find any honest info out there about realistic costs to build a home, I think, because of greed, they try to intimidate us, builders not wanting to lose work to the average blue collar worker, trying to build his or her own home without being house poor. Example, my husband is a mason, after we get the house built, he can brick our house and hire local help (good masons he personally knows), he is also a skilled carpenter, so he can do the cabinets, floors too, he's installed floating wood flooring for several people who couldn't afford the cost of a professional, fast and easy floors to put down, the slowest part was the edging, etc. That alone would save us a fortune in labor costs. Then there's those finishing touches, you can find high end cabinets, if you don't make your own, online from individuals who didn't end up using them for whatever reason, for half the cost or less than half sometimes, and real wood flooring packages people ended up not using also. More money saved, and the list goes on. We know our biggest cost is the everything that goes into building our house before all the work we are able to do. I'm not downing your video, but maybe you could make one on a blue collar workers budget if he does a lot of the work himself? Thank you.

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  • December 8, 2019 at 2:13 am
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    Music is horrible and very distracting. Shut it off or find better music played at a low volume

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  • December 11, 2019 at 2:12 am
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    Hey Buddy, Eat My Ass !!!

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  • December 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Lol, these must be prices in some very high dollar areas. Cally etc

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  • December 11, 2019 at 3:28 pm
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    Like you said location also plays a role on how much your house will cost, I mean my uncle cris built his house with out works to pay for and that made his house much cheaper he did the inside and out side even hooked up his own water and Sewer I think the only thing he didn't do was the electrical part

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  • December 11, 2019 at 10:27 pm
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    Your wrong. I built my home myself by hand better than anyone else could build it. 2400 sq ft all blue board and plaster, rockwul insulation, 2 fireplaces, double layered zip flooring, all marine plywood sheathing, concrete tiles, top of the line copper plumbing and top of the line furnace and AC with dehumidifier and humidifier, all number 1 Doug fir for 115,000. My 2 acre lot was 30k, 145 total.

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  • December 11, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    60 bucks a sq ft with lot. And it's built like a brick shite house and no engineer joist bologna.

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  • December 13, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    I'm just looking at building a new home instead of buying existing

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  • December 13, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    Can this be done with 1 loan?

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  • December 13, 2019 at 12:02 pm
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    If you need your house built don’t worry my brother knows this things and it will be cheaper so reply to this if you need help

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  • December 17, 2019 at 9:42 pm
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    U can build ur own home a nice one for 50,000 give or take on ur own ive done this for 20 yrs this guys crazy an ripping people off an people if ur gonna go his route manage it urself get to know every contractor an thier suppliers

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  • December 19, 2019 at 6:32 am
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    Dan, can you give a rough guesstimate square footage-wise as to how much a two story log home would cost? Not a top of the line model yet still one with real visible round logs. You may cover it in this video but I couldn't watch the whole video as it's 1:30 a.m. now. I'm subscribing so as to hopefully coming back.

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  • December 19, 2019 at 8:08 am
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    This isn’t the cost to build your home. This is the cost to hire people to build your home.

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  • December 20, 2019 at 10:48 pm
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    His lying

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  • December 21, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    In indiana if you can do most of the work yourself with meduim grade materials you can build your own home for about 75-90$ a foot plus the lot. Most builders around here build for as low as 118-150 a foot plus lot

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  • December 22, 2019 at 11:09 pm
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    I need idea
    Not luxury but comfortable
    Cheap but quality
    Not big not small
    Big bath
    Guest room
    Kid room
    Living room as for friend meet
    Living room for us, family
    Garage
    And
    Storage

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  • December 25, 2019 at 7:03 am
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    I have a budget of $450,000. Can I build a decent home for this budget (including the cost of land, which I have yet to purchase)? The size would be 1300 sq feet with 3bds and 2bths. Any advice would be appreciated! And I should not I live in Los Angeles and would like to build here.

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  • December 25, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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    OMG, I live in South Carolina. We built our home (1800square foot) for 75sf. I is VERY RESPONSIBLE HERE. Taxes are only $400 yearly.

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  • December 27, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    This is not the real cost dipshit. Way overpriced material costs and way overpriced labor makes for ridiculously priced houses along with ridiculous regulations, ridiculous codes, and ridiculous policies, zoning, and other shit. You could build a better, strong, sturdier, and better insulation yourself for a fraction of the cost. The whole industry is shit.

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  • December 27, 2019 at 8:38 pm
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    I built my house for under 100k don’t get me wrong if you building a house to turn around and sell the. Yeah put more in but we built a 2 bd 2 bath on an acre we have added nicer stuff since then but our goal was to make it livable at first not glam lol like even the basic house he’s talking about is a NICE house like more than needed for a decent house but I do love the honesty in the prices for the expensive stuff . He’s right it can get pricey but thankfully we knew what we were doing

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  • December 29, 2019 at 3:42 am
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    Not true!!! Unless your in California…in Tennessee you can build anywhere from 50$ sq ft-100$ and have a nice house. I did and got luxury for 70$ sq ft custom build.

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  • December 29, 2019 at 5:29 am
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    My brother in law just built a 3000 sqft home with a 200k loan from the bank. He already owned the land.

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  • December 30, 2019 at 7:33 pm
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    Go go gadget VA loan

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  • January 2, 2020 at 11:58 pm
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    I am in Chester county in PA and looking for a builder to build a 4000sf house. Anyone? Please send me an email

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  • January 3, 2020 at 3:28 pm
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    The estimate is way too high. The true of a house is in land. 2,000sf for $1million is not due to finishes rather location. This half builder half con is typical.

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  • January 4, 2020 at 12:20 am
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    Do you have recomendación for each contractor? Or how to get them? How is know it's best for the job

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  • January 4, 2020 at 6:06 am
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    That was a great video. Do you have any literature on this very topic? If not I will as you said "rewind" the video and take notes. What pleased me the most was the comprehensive list of expenses. As you have said, amounts may vary for a multiple of reasons, but to have a breakdown on what to quote when speaking to different trades is a big part of the battle.

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  • January 5, 2020 at 4:57 am
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    CUT OFF the damn loud music. I want to hear about building cost NOT listen to music. If I want to listen to music I know where to go.

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  • January 5, 2020 at 7:15 pm
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    Anyone that can afford to have a house built like this guy is talking about, isn't watching youtube videos on the topic.

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  • January 5, 2020 at 9:41 pm
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    I'd be interested in seeing the cost breakdown of a luxury home

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  • January 6, 2020 at 9:56 am
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    Cost to build a home in America varies greatly between States, and even within areas of each state. The average cost for a MINIMUM 2,000 sq ft home is $60/sq ft to build it yourself or $120 sq ft to have someone build it for you.
    (Average cost for 1 acre of land, septic, elec, well: $60k)
    Average cost for 2,000 sq ft home MINIMUM building materials only: $60k
    2,000 divided by 120,000 = $60/sq ft
    Next, double that number (at least) to have someone built it for you.
    Now, these costs will vary GREATLY depending on a MASSIVE number of factors. How easy is it to get materials delivered? How close is your site to a major city? How simple is your home design? How much work can you do yourself? Plus hundreds of other questions.
    Thee are people who can build themselves for $40 sq ft and people who can't and will pay $600 sq ft

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  • January 6, 2020 at 4:34 pm
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    Really far off. Don't let this guy scare you off.

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