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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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How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in Tennessee and Finish the Basement

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Summary: How much does it cost to build a house in Tennessee and finish the basement? How do you add a basement entrance door?

Because so many people want to know the cost of a finishing a basement, I am including that as an option in this cost to build a house example. You will be amazed at how much the cost per square foot of the entire house drops when you add the basement area!

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

Here is an attractive home from America’s Best House Plans.

Round columns dress up the front porch on this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom southern country house.

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The Cost of Living in California

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California is a state of extremes. It’s home to some of America’s richest and poorest cities and counties. That means there’s no single cost of living in California. Still, there are some things that apply to locations across the state, like a high income tax. To take you through the range of prices in California, we put together a guide of the cost of living in the Golden State.

Housing Costs in California

For most people, the largest portion of their budget is housing. Needless to say, there’s a huge spectrum of housing costs in California, from ultra-expensive San Francisco to smaller cities. According to NeighborhoodScout, the median home value in San Francisco is $1,304,885, whereas Sacramento boasts a median home value of $355,030.

A March 2019 report from Apartment List shows that the national median rent for a two bedroom apartment is $1,175. Most cities in California come out

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Cost to Build a House in New Mexico

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in New Mexico

Carl, I own a piece of property in some high desert mountains south of Socorro, NM.

I am thinking of building a retreat/vacation cabin.

I am hoping the cost will be between $100 and $115 per sq ft.

Am I just dreaming or is it possible? Tom B.

Hi Tom,

Good question…a question that may be on the minds of many people.

So, to help you get an idea of what it does cost to build a new house in the Socorro area, I picked what I think is an attractive house for the area to run a cost to build analysis.

Let’s check out the approximate (rough) cost to build this house.

PLAN DESCRIPTION

This home features three bedrooms and three full baths. Plan includes optional Active Solar Details. A tiled foyer opens into a large living

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