Looking to build a new Home
Hello all, My wife and I are looking to build a new home. We will be overseeing the build ourselves and subcontracting all the jobs. A member of the community we will be building our home gave us the porfolio he used to build his home. My first question is what drives the cost of the building process. In otherwords, which process of the build determines how much liveable squarefootage I can have for the amount of money I have. My neighbor told me in 2005 he took out a loan of 320k and built his home which is 5400sqft with 4400sqft heated. That cost included clearing, flatening his wooded lot. I'd love to have about 4000-4500 heated sqft. Would the Framing drive the bulk of the cost? Is it the Foundation? Any help is greatly appreciated.