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Question DetailsAsked on 2/26/2017

is there a builder in illinois that builds under 1000 sq ft homes for under $80.00 a sq ft

Tazewell , woodford, Mclean county

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I'm sure there is - the average listing price for existing (pre-owned) homes in your area is around $94/SF - and that includes the land. New construction prices tend to follow current MLS resale prices for the simnple reason that is their competition - so for standard grade homes new and used homes that are not over about 30-40 years old tend to go for the same price. The new one of course has the advantage of being new, but the older homes are typically landscaped and have had a few upgrades or improvements added over the years, so their prices tend to average out.


My recommendation - since you will undoubtedly need plans and specs from an architect to get a building permit for new construction, and for contractors to bid on and for the successfgul bidder to eventually build to, start with a local architecture firm that does residential designs. They can work up conceptual drawings fairly cheap, with a conceptual cost estimate to see if you are in a realistic price range for the type of home you want. Certainly you are on the low half of housing prices probably, but for your area would not necessarily be looking at a bungalow or "shotgun" house, though probably not what would be considered high-end or upper tract class either at that price.


Another possibility - manufactured or modular housing (if allowed in your desired area), especially since you are basically talking a normal double-wide square footage, and $50-80/SF is in the normal range for those (without land).

Answered 1 year ago by LCD

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Answered 1 year ago by Member Services

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Forgot to mention - Builders - Homes is the Search the List category for you to look in ot find well-rated and reviewed contractors to bid on this work. Architect cann commonly give you some recommendations or heads-up's too.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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