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Contemplating building, Estimating Costs

5 years ago

My husband and I are thinking about building a house, partly because houses are sky high here and partly because not many houses are for sale on property. Still in the very preliminary stages, so I'm sure my ignorance is showing and I realize it's very possible it's not cheaper to build. Especially when taking into account all the land costs/septic/permits/wetlands, etc.

Anyway, are sites like costtobuild DOT net and such good for at least getting a rough idea? Or any other ideas? We would be acting as our own contractor (both our dad's were builders), so obviously we can't just ask our contractor.

Also, aside from the size, is this a fairly simple house as far as shape to build?
Thanks for the help!

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