Misc New 30a Home Construction Cost

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  1. InletBeacher

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    I’m looking to build a custom home on property I own in Inlet Beach north of 98, and am currently working with a local architect on plans. House isn’t in a flood zone, lot will need to be partially cleared and is relatively level, 800ish sq ft existing cottage will be a teardown. House will be on a monolithic slab, will be approx 3k sq ft on a single level, metal roof with a simple roofline (no bumpouts etc), L or J shape with screened pool/patio area. I don’t plan to start construction until late next year. Any estimates on what I should expect to pay per sq ft, so I can have my heart attack and recover before building starts?
     
  2. Lou Deman

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    I do not know if this is the best place to look but it is a good one
    Talking to the local suppliers (lumber, windows, cabinets, appliances, ect.) is going to tell you who stays busy and who pays their bills.
    Local people in the trade will tell you which way to lean and who to stay away from.
    Just ask them who they would use to build their own homes.
    Also be careful of builders that are too busy
    As far as subdivision info I would ask your realtor. 30-A has a lot of different flavors as you move from one end to the other.
    It comes down to where you want to be, you don't want to travel down 30-A too much while your on vacation (unless you like traffic)
    If we can help you with anything give us a call at (850) 389-7006
    Thanks
     
  3. Lou Deman

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    This is a very loaded question that builders get all the time
    Without knowing levels of finishes I would plug in $225 to $350 per square foot
    Thanks
     
  4. InletBeacher

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    Thanks Lou! I thought building in the mountains of Colorado was pricey (and it was!) but this is a whole nother ballgame. I know the question is impossible to answer completely accurately, but having some idea will help. I honestly thought keeping the home on a single level would help lower that cost but I guess not! Maybe dirt floors and cupboards made of cinder blocks and 2x4s, eh? LOL
     
  5. elgordoboy

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    one considers potential resale and hence the higher price. I could build a spartan house for $80 a foot perhaps that would be of value to me but a tear down to anyone else down the road. Then I've just wasted the money I spent unless I commit to dying in the house and successfully do so. Like many spots this isn't a budget area nor do many wish it to be.
     
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    It’s called.. building a home in an incredible location location location
     
  7. InletBeacher

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    The location is definitely the key, and we know we’re lucky to be in a position to build here. We don’t want to waste that opportunity on building a cheap home or cutting corners, and we won’t. But there’s definitely some sticker shock involved, even coming from DC and being used to high housing costs.
     
  8. chitown

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    Inlet beacher- any luck finding a builder?
     
  9. oasisfaninparadise

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    I’ve just been scammed by this “builder”. I’m beyond livid!! He took our money ( double what we were quoted) did not complete the work, what he did do was a completed disaster one after the other. I’ve had four contractors come to look at his mess. They can’t believe he even has a contractors license!! I did not do my due diligence and now I am paying for it dearly!! Beware!!
     
  10. steel1man

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    Unless you where paying cash for construction.... every bank I’ve contacted for construction loan have told me the builder MUST be on their approved lenders list... was this guy on any banks approved list?
     
  11. oasisfaninparadise

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    We did not go through a bank. It was a remodel and we paid cash unfortunately.
     
  12. Charles Evans

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    Pretty easy to guess who the contractor was, so easy to do due diligence on the guy. He has been banned from every major development in the area and is a well known scam artist.
     
  13. oasisfaninparadise

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    I agree, I did not do my due diligence ( he was a sharp talking salesman and very convincing). I’m now paying dearly for it.
     
  14. steel1man

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    Did you report him? BBB, WCSO, try calling PCB TV investigation teams. If they want they can get your money back or fine evidence for a conviction
     
  15. oasisfaninparadise

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    I’m Doing several things but you did give me another good idea. Thank you! I don’t want to write too much since I know he reads this forum. Would love to talk to others he has scammed. I know there are many around here. Every time I mention his name now, telling my story, literally everyone tells me what bad news he is! A lawyer actually said he is a “menace” to our area. He is also extremely mentally unstable which has us scared of him, unfortunately.
     
  16. Charles Evans

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    Same clown that “built” that God awful house on 30a with the laughable faux parachute panel exterior covering the spray on insulation. Guy is a joke, a thief, and mentally unstable doesn’t even begin to describe him.
     
  17. oasisfaninparadise

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    I couldn’t agree more. I have a lot more awful words to describe him but I won’t say those on here.
     
  18. Charles Evans

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    John Carroll has left a path of destruction in his wake, destroying lives along the way.
     
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