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Question DetailsAsked on 5/17/2018

how much per sq ft to build a cottage of 1000 sq ft

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Depends on locale, "quality" of construction, land cossts, etc - can be as low as about $75/SF for a cheap bungalow or shotgun house more like $100-150/SF range in much of the country for a standard cottage more like $150-300 in high-cost areas, and of course up from there in extremely pricey areas - though not many people would build a 1000SF cottage in those areas, even if allowed by zoning.


If you google a search phrase like this - NAHB building costs yourcity - putting in your town/city name where I put the "yourcity", it will bring up typical NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) data for your area (or for nearby city if you life in a low population area).


You can also check the local MLS listing for the and size of home you are interested in (deducting the normal property cost in the area and loit size you are looking at if you already own the land) - new construction costs for a home obviously show up on the MLS as retail housing value. The MLS value may be somewhat lower than true new home construction cost if you have a housing glut of that size home in your area, or may be higher than actual construction cost by somewhat if there is a shortage of housing in your area - as much as 20-50% in some areas like Silicon Valley and SFO, for instance.


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Answered 5 months ago by LCD

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Depends on locale, "quality" of construction, land cossts, etc - can be as low as about $75/SF for a cheap bungalow or shotgun house more like $100-150/SF range in much of the country for a standard cottage more like $150-300 in high-cost areas, and of course up from there in extremely pricey areas - though not many people would build a 1000SF cottage in those areas, even if allowed by zoning.


If you google a search phrase like this - NAHB building costs yourcity - putting in your town/city name where I put the "yourcity", it will bring up typical NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) data for your area (or for nearby city if you life in a low population area).


You can also check the local MLS listing for the and size of home you are interested in (deducting the normal property cost in the area and loit size you are looking at if you already own the land) - new construction costs for a home obviously show up on the MLS as retail housing value. The MLS value may be somewhat lower than true new home construction cost if you have a housing glut of that size home in your area, or may be higher than actual construction cost by somewhat if there is a shortage of housing in your area - as much as 20-50% in some areas like Silicon Valley and SFO, for instance.

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Answered 5 months ago by LCD

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Sorry about the three identical answers - ignore the other two.

Answered 5 months ago by LCD




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