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Cost to Build a House in the State of Washington with Finished Basement

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Summary: How much does it cost to build a house in Washington State with a finished basement. The cost per square foot is much less when you include a finished basement.

Note: In order for a basement to be considered habitable space, it must have two (2) means of ingress & egress. This can be accomplished with doors, as in an walkout basement, which requires a sloping lot, or with large windows, or with an emergency basement door.

Rustic meets modern in the Adkins:

The covered porch and shutters give the compact Adkins the look of a traditional farm-style home, but the interior is entirely up to date. Kitchen, dining room and living room flow together, creating a feeling of openness, with nine-foot ceilings adding to the sense of volume.

Adkins from Associated Designs, Inc. Plan # 30-197

Country Home Plans – Shutters, multi paned windows, and a full front

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in Michigan

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Here is an attractive 2 story traditional style home that truly shows the beauty of brick.

The 2,954 sq ft of living space consists of an open floor plan with large a master bedroom suite on the first floor, a large family room with fireplace, and an 18’ high vaulted ceiling front door entry.

4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
1st floor 2093 sq ft
2nd floor 861 sq ft
Total Living area = 2954sq ft
Garage 460 sq ft
Unfinished basement 1600 sq ft
Deck 210 sq ft

There are numerous other features to This Cool House Plan that make this home a showplace.

   

To estimate cost, I am selecting wood frame construction with brick veneer (#2 “Quality Class” for exterior Finish), and #4 “Quality Class” for all the other categories.

Using this 10 corners foundation shape on the Craftsman Book Company’s cost estimating software for Grand Rapids, MI area, I

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in Alabama

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Summary: How much does it cost to build a house in Alabama. Building a living area or a habitable space in an attic is more expensive than most people realize.

Carl, what will a 2,400 Ranch house with 500 sq ft of non living area cost to build per sq. ft. in Birmingham AL.?

I believe I will have to have the house built on a slab foundation due to high water tables in the area.

Thanks, Barry

Hi Barry, be sure to have the foundation contractor raise the concrete slab foundation high enough off the ground to prevent moisture problems.

500 sq ft of non living space is a rather large area that will add considerable construction cost even if you utilize an area in an attic.

Here’s a 2234 sq ft country home plan from Associated Designs with almost 489 sq ft of non living (bonus room) in

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2021 Cost to Paint a House Interior

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Interior Painting Cost per Sq. Ft.

As you begin painting your home, your first question may be, “how much interior paint do I need?” For spaces that range from 1,000 to 4,000 sq. ft., the average indoor painting cost ranges from $3,000 to $16,000. The average house size is 2,500 sq. ft. A gallon of paint can cover around 400 sq. ft., which is approximately the size of an average living room.

However, there are a few factors that you must consider when it comes to calculating the price per square foot to paint an interior space. In some cases, you may need a primer 1 first, then the paint, meaning that you may need one gallon of primer and one gallon of paint to cover 400 sq. ft. However, if the wall requires multiple coats, this increases the total amount of square footage required and the amount of

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Cost to Build a House in Indiana

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How much does it cost to build a house in Indiana with a finished basement.

Hi, Carl:

Thanks so much for your great web site! We recently bought “Be Your Own House Contractor” (5th ed.) and we’re sure it’s going to be very helpful when we begin to build in approximately two years.

Our question has to do with cost estimating and whether we’re doing it correctly. We are using the Craftsman Building Cost Calculator found on your web site. We would like to act as our own General Contractor.

We live in Indiana in the South Bend zip code range.
Our property is in the country.

Thanks so much! Marla

The house plan that we love (and will suit our site) is this one:

Photos & Floor Plan From: Architectural House Plans

    

Hi Marla, I found out that this unique house was designed by R W Knight of Knight

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Cost to Build Ranch House plans With Basement in Kansas

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in Kansas

Carl, Your web site is jam packed with information.

My wife and I are considering building a new home here in Wichita.

There are several areas that we have contacted and they are willing to let us to be our own General Contractor.

I worked in the construction business ten yrs ago, but am looking for some insight as to what you think a 2000 sq foot home, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 car garage, 7-9 pitch, nothing too crazy, simple ranch would run sq ft wise. Your input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Bradley

Hi Bradley,

To estimate building costs, I’ll use the cost to build calculator (estimating software) found on my resource #5 on Getting Started on byoh.com.

And, I’ll use Quality Class 4, (“Good Standard”) as well as the above foundation shape from the cost estimating software

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in Florida

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in Florida

Hi Carl, I am half-way through your book. I am catching myself reading each chapter 2-3 times! It has been a great help as I start to build my dream home.

I was hoping you could help me determine the cost to build in Broward County Florida (zip is 33325).

I have purchased an acre lot and am eager to start building but want to make sure I am budgeting properly.

Thanks for your expertise! David

Hi David, You didn’t give me much to go on as to what size and style house you were planning to build, so I chose a house I found on houseplansandmore.com that I liked.

It has a stucco veneer, 3 bedrooms, 2/1/2 baths, and 2,324 square feet of living area and a nice floor plan. Houseplansandmore.com has this to say about Florida house

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The Cost of Living in New Jersey

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New Jersey has some of the highest taxes in the U.S. It also has some very high home prices, driven in part by its proximity to New York City and its population density (the highest in the country). Despite this, the Garden State has a lot to offer: New Jersey’s economy is consistently strong, and its schools are among the best in the Northeast. There are many other factors that go into its cost of living calculations, though.

Housing Costs in New Jersey

New Jersey is a notoriously expensive state to live in. It’s home to two of America’s wealthiest counties, Hunterdon County and Somerset County, and they’re not the only New Jersey locales with high home prices.

According to NeighborhoodScout, the median home value in New Jersey is $360,084. In certain cities, this number can get even higher. Jersey City carries a $448,778 median home value. Montclair ousts it

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The Cost of Living in Arizona

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If you love hot, sunny weather and natural beauty, you’ll love Arizona. The Grand Canyon State has a diverse population and plenty of natural attractions. When it comes to taxes, the state’s sales tax is high, but property and income taxes are below average. The overall cost of living in Arizona is relatively low compared to the rest of the United States.

Housing Costs in Arizona

Deciding whether to renting or buy is an inherently difficult decision. In Arizona’s most populous cities, though, the majority of residents are homeowners. NeighborhoodScout data shows that Scottsdale, Mesa and Chandler all have homeownership rates around 60% and higher. This statewide trend is further visible in Sedona, where 73.3% of residents are homeowners.

Despite the seemingly strong demand for homes in Arizona, median home values aren’t overly exorbitant. In Phoenix, the state’s largest city, the median home value is $230,493, according to NeighborhoodScout. In

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Cost to Build a House in Missouri

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Cost to Build a House in Missouri

HDA offers pre-drawn house floor plans ready for you to purchase and build as is, or to use as a starting point to your own custom design, including all of the amenities you could ever want.

This classic design from HDA has a timeless grace to it. I have built several variations of this design over the years and I never get tired of it. It’s as American as “Apple pie.”

This particular floor plan has good flow and excellent use of space.


HDA House Plan 001D-0028

Features include the following:

  • Unique corner tub, vanities and walk-in closet enhance a large a master bedroom.
  • Fireplace in the spacious family room.
  • Centrally located ½ bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2-car garage.
  • 1st floor = 1252 sq. ft.
  • 2nd floor = 1209 sq. ft.
  • Total sq. ft. = 2461
  • Unfinished Basement = 1252 sq. ft.
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