A question we get all the time is “what’s your price per square foot?” It’s an impossible question to answer without a lot more information and detail, and one that can only be derived once the house is finished and all costs have been accounted for. Before that, it’s similar to asking, “How much does a vacation cost?” without first knowing where and for how long you plan to go, transportation, lodging, etc.
The details (and cost) of every house is different, and the cost of your house is entirely up to you, not your builder. Only you know how much you can afford and what you want in your new home. It’s our job to apply our expertise and experience to define your wants and needs and then build a home that meets, or exceeds, those expectations while remaining within your budget. That’s why it is so important to determine and then share your budget with us from the first moment you select us to build your home.
Still, the square-foot cost question persists. So it might be helpful to understand what affects the cost of a new home to gain a better pespective…
The costs of similarly sized homes can vary due to their location, the footprint of the building, complexity of the foundation and roof, interior and exterior materials, finishes and fixtures, lot and landscaping concerns, and other construction and design characteristics that are not directly related to the square footage of the house.
In addition, costs including impact fees, permits,and state and municipality code requirements can add thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home, regardless of size. Labor and material costs can also vary based upon the time of year, availability of building materials and workers, weather conditions, and the complexity of the project.
The list of variables goes on – and square footage is only one of them. Better to get a full understanding of our process and expertise and marry those skills with what you can afford and desire in your dream home.