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Old 05-29-2021, 08:44 AM   #1
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What are you guys seeing on mid level build out now? Obviously the 150$ per foot has all but vanished

Custom homes.... not cookie Cutter builder grade subdivision style.

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Old 05-29-2021, 09:12 AM   #2
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Anywhere from $180/ft to $210/ft

I would expect $190-$205/ft range for mid level
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Old 05-29-2021, 09:20 AM   #3
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My area we are seeing mid level around 230-250ft construction cost not dirt.
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Old 05-29-2021, 09:56 AM   #4
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Kingranch out your way might be very high. I bet $300 sqft.
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Old 05-29-2021, 09:57 AM   #5
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$225 middle level, $300+ when you start adding good stuff here in our area.
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Old 05-29-2021, 11:18 AM   #6
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I’ve got two going on Lake Fork both are under $150/ft. Brick & Stone, mid/high end granite, wood and tile floors, stainless GE appliances, one has a considerable amount of dirtwork, concrete drives, etc.
A lot of the materials were bought before things got crazy though.
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Old 05-29-2021, 11:33 AM   #7
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Wow if prices really are $225 a foot, we will have to start from scratch on our home plans after getting quotes.
It should not cost $700K to build a 3000 sq ft house!


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Old 06-18-2021, 06:48 PM   #8
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When people talk in price per square foot is that everything under the roof or everything that is living sq.ft?
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Old 06-18-2021, 07:00 PM   #9
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be12hunt it should be heated and cooled but I believe some add others areas which drive the $/sqft down.
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Old 06-18-2021, 07:54 PM   #10
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When people talk in price per square foot is that everything under the roof or everything that is living sq.ft?
Good question. Realtor's sqft are always heated sqft. Builder's can quote either way and they will yield the same result. You just have to know which one they are quoting. One thing to remember, some house plans have more non ac sqft in relation to ac sqft. So when your neighbor tells you he built for X per sqft, it doesn't necessarily mean that they can build your house for the same per sqft. Math is hard.
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:00 PM   #11
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Those prices seem extremely high, even for the current conditions. I’m in Oklahoma, but I can’t imagine there would be that much difference. I went today to get my plans drawn up. House should be around 2750-2800 sqft living space. I have a friend that just had his insulation finished on 2500sqft home. He’s still on track to come in around $120/sqft with his Dad doing the GC. He’s doing granite, stainless appliances, wrap around porches, etc……nothing that would be considered “low end”.
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:08 PM   #12
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I can see downtown Houston from my roof. Prices have gotten stupid. A remodled 1500 square foot 2bdr 1 bath 60 year old house is bringing $225 K

Glad I am not looking to move........................
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:53 PM   #13
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Paid about $172 sqft for ours that was finished October 2020. That included a shop in the cost but not price per sqft calculation. I think ours would constitute a mid level. Granite counters through out. Walk-in closets and shower.
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:53 PM   #14
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Those prices seem extremely high, even for the current conditions. I’m in Oklahoma, but I can’t imagine there would be that much difference. I went today to get my plans drawn up. House should be around 2750-2800 sqft living space. I have a friend that just had his insulation finished on 2500sqft home. He’s still on track to come in around $120/sqft with his Dad doing the GC. He’s doing granite, stainless appliances, wrap around porches, etc……nothing that would be considered “low end”.
You'd be wrong....OK isn't Texas when it comes to alot of things. Housing and economy included. It is ridiculous but the prices above are pretty much spot on. Houses on 1/4 acre with around 2800- 3500 square ft are going for 750k plus in our area. It's insane.
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Old 06-18-2021, 09:03 PM   #15
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When people talk in price per square foot is that everything under the roof or everything that is living sq.ft?
That’s a very good question with many different answers. Personally from our experiences it cant be quoted accurately until you sign on the final dotted line.
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Old 06-18-2021, 09:57 PM   #16
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Thanks for the answers.

OP we are in the middle of a build, but we did get locked in a contract back in October before things went totally crazy.

We are paying basically $135/sqft for living sqft. or about $85/sqft. if you include porches, a large 4 car garage, and about 2,500sqft of driveway.

I would say we are in the mid range. We didn’t go too crazy, but did get some unique things added in.
Hope that helps.
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Old 06-18-2021, 10:08 PM   #17
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I can see downtown Houston from my roof. Prices have gotten stupid. A remodled 1500 square foot 2bdr 1 bath 60 year old house is bringing $225 K

Glad I am not looking to move........................
Would be a good time to move out to the country!
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Old 06-18-2021, 10:30 PM   #18
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You'd be wrong....OK isn't Texas when it comes to alot of things. Housing and economy included. It is ridiculous but the prices above are pretty much spot on. Houses on 1/4 acre with around 2800- 3500 square ft are going for 750k plus in our area. It's insane.
Somebody is getting taken for a ride!!!!!
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Old 06-18-2021, 11:15 PM   #19
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I can do my work from anywhere, and I’ve been trying to talk my wife into moving for months. We would make a mint on our place and I’m all for Oklahoma!
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Old 06-20-2021, 05:41 PM   #20
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$200 per sq' here for a nice custom home. That is home only, no land.
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Old 06-20-2021, 05:55 PM   #21
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It seems that its at least $225 for a decent mid-level custom build in our area (Collin Co).
Have a friend who is a builder doing large custom homes, and two 6k+ sq ft builds currently. Both had lumber packages come in last month $100-120K higher than quoted in March... its insane.
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:23 AM   #22
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$225 middle level, $300+ when you start adding good stuff here in our area.
Richard, the new "spec" homes, in Polo Ranch are going for $200 a foot!
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:36 AM   #23
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Not sure how to figure what mine was. $288K

2,250 downstairs living a/c
1,250 upstairs un-finished no a/c
4,000 total slab with garage and porches.
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Old 06-21-2021, 09:09 AM   #24
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We moved into our house in October 2020. We built it for $106 SQF. Stand and seam metal roof, granite, lots of tongue and groove pine on the inside, and tile showers. All the interior doors are solid knotty pine. Our foundation is a commercial building spec slab. It has grad beams and footers, but the grade beams are supported with piers drilled to the bedrock. 2,250 SQF slab with 46 piers drilled to an avg. 17'.

Obviously prices have sky rocketed since than. However, we got a really good deal even at that time. We had quotes from other builders ranging up to $140-170 a SQF. Make sure you shop around.
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