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Cool site: cost estimator for building a house

Posted by aprilh (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 10, 14 at 22:59

As I was poking around on the internet, I found an interesting website. You punch in the info on your house to be built and it estimates how much it will cost, with breakdowns in all construction areas including variances for area of the country. I just did mine and it was pretty much spot on. Here is the site: http://www.building-cost.net/CornersType.asp


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RE: Cool site: cost estimator for building a house

here is the link

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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RE: Cool site: cost estimator for building a house

Ah much better Renovator. I had forgotten to link it. Thanks for doing that!


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Can anyone comment to the accuracy of these numbers?

These things are nice but I would hate to rely on something that could be way off. Thanks!


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just did an estimate and we are working budget numbers with our contractor now and it was pretty spot on.


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I tried this site before we started. As long as you are honest about the finishes class you select it is pretty close.


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Mine comes out nearly double what I'm paying! Phew!


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RE: Cool site: cost estimator for building a house

So did mine. Over $500,000 for a 2700 sf, 2-car garage ranch with standard finishes, not even including land? Crazy. No one around here (west central Florida) pays anywhere near that.


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seems crazy to me! just quoted me 666k for 3000sqft in central IL, uh there aren't ANY houses here even remotely close to that price. $16k just in LABOR to paint! Now I know why we do everything ourselves! geesh


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About 150k high on the home I just built...labor was WAY high


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RE: Cool site: cost estimator for building a house

About 40% high for my house.


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