Need help on where to start on building new home on our own lot. )
March 29, 2013 in Polls
I am starting from the absolute beginning in knowledge of this area. (well already out there & electricity) but I have no idea on how much it is gonna cost me to actual build the house. I would like something I can add on to in the future. Will it be worth it financially to me to build a house or should I just buy an existing home close buy our property? We are definitely on a budget for this project right now. But future will not be as tight on budget. Also, we would like to get this completed/good start by this fall.
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This is WAY too big an investment of money, time & emotion, to make a decision based on an online poll! Suggest you start doing some serious data collection & number-crunching!! Talk to professional architects & builders, and people who've actually built their own home in your area. Start looking at houses on the market, to see the prices for what you'd like, and if buying would also entail renovation projects afterwards.
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Totally agree with astraea. Price per sq ft differs in different areas of the country. To compare existing and building your own, you need to have a house plan picked out at the very least and know the finishes you want in a home. Especially if you're on a tight budget.
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agreed, there are too many variables to consider and we don't know exactly what your situation is like.
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