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Question DetailsAsked on 3/1/2014

cost for 3 bedroom 2 bath 2000 sq ft. home in laBelle Florida. this would be new construction on existing lot.

want house to be stucco outside over cement block or concrete wall, with one story only on slab. open concept. this is just a small window of what would be requested...large master with bath, smaller bedrooms for guests. After consulting with a builder of what we could afford, then we will go into more detail at that point with them.

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Usually , when asked a question about New Construction , I will give the following answer.

Typically , NEW Construction Costs will start at , $ 150.00 to $ 200.00 per sguare foot.

We use this answer as it will typically put us in reasonable ball park to begin costs evaluation . Now obviously , The final design and material's used or specified can change that cost parameter , but the $ 150-200 cost is good for estimating costs.

Answered 5 years ago by BentheBuilder


I agree with the other comment - good starting point.

Prices can run from as low as $80/SF range in low cost areas for a simple on-grade slab ranch with palin Jane interior, to the $250-400 range for higher (up to manor house) end. The average new home these days, nationwide, is going right around $125/SF wihout the land or landscaping - building only, finished.

BTW - if you are thinking concrete wall, reinforced core concrete block is probably a lot cheaper in your area than cast concrete walls, and perfectly adequate for hurricanes and such if built to code - cast concrete walls are generally only used for structural purposes or for very high water level conditions, for basements, in 1 to 3 story residential construction - very seldom for walls.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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