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How much does it cost to build a house?

How much does it cost to build a house?

At Home Depot you can find all the tools and materials you need to look after and maintain your home.  With a We Are Coupons Home Depot Money Saving Coupon you can purchase all your essentials for less. Saving money is something we all like to try and achieve and there are many ways to so. One way some people save money is by building their own house.  Does this year save money?  How much does it cost to build a house?

Cost per square foot

The cost to build your house really depends on the size of the house you want to build.  A smaller house will logically cost less to build than a smaller house. Furthermore, the materials you use to build your house impact the cost too with better quality materials costing that bit more.  In simple terms the cost to build your house calculated in a cost per square foot and at the time of writing this article that sits between $100 and $200 per square foot.

The land to build on

Before you rush out and borrow money from the bank to build your new home you need to slow down. One of the biggest costs of the property and the reason for the big gap between costs per square foot is land.  Purchasing the land to build on in one of the costliest and most important parts of the project and you need to get it right. Land prices vary considerably from state to state, county to county and even town to town.  Popular areas cost more money than less popular areas and you may need to shop around.


The second most important part in building your new home is planning. You cannot simply dig a trench, lay some foundations and build going with the flow to see what happens. Planning your new house takes time and needs professionals to do, this means planning costs money. You may need permission to build in some areas, you may have to follow strict build guidelines and while using experts to plan your dream home costs money it does save money (and headaches) in the long rin.

Time To Build

Eventually the time comes to build but even this is not quite as easy as popping down to your local Home Depot and buying some bricks and timber.  You will need a quantity surveyor to calculate how much timber and bricks you will need. This will help you budget. Finally you need to work out if you will do the physical construction yourself or if you will bring in contractors… and there is a lot to consider with plumbing, electricals, landscaping, roofing and more. 

When you thing that a 2,600 sqaure feet house will cost circa $485,000 to build it may seen like good value.  But there is a lot of blood, sweat and tears to also take into consideration.

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