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Cost to Build a House by State

Summary: The cost to build a new house will vary from state to state mainly due to the cost of local home building contractors and subcontractors, and local building permits. The cost of land, land development costs, local impact fees, and other fees, if any, are excluded when calculating the cost to build a house.

The cost to build a new home in the states listed below can be recalculated yourself by using this construction estimating software.

You will see how the estimated cost of construction changes considerably by changing the home design and/or the quality of building materials. You can see this happen by using several different Quality Class selections on the calculator for the same house & zip code. Click on “Show Quality Classes” for suggested characteristics of each quality class.

Using the software is easy, fun to do and a real eye opener.

The cost of the land (home building site) is NOT included in any of the construction cost estimates, nor is the cost of building a new home on steep, rocky, or otherwise difficult building sites.

You should keep in mind that the total cost to build any new house can vary considerably and that the cost to build estimates found on are approximate.

Until you actually start getting your own actual construction bids and estimates and start entering them into your own spreadsheet (see my spreadsheet page for FREE spreadsheets) can you get more accurate estimates.

Carl Heldmann

Alabama-Cost to Build a House in Birmingham: Attic space bonus room can get…more

Arizona-Cost to Build a House in Phoenix: Spanish style home plans imitate traditional homes found in Spain…more

Arizona-Cost to Build a House in Tucson: Hi, Steve, Sorry this took so long. This house is absolutely beautiful!…more

California-Cost to Build a House in Berkeley: The East Bay lies on the eastern shores of the San Francisco Bay and is considered…more

California-Cost to Build a House in LA: Would you believe $109 per square foot with a General Contractor, $96 per square foot without one…more

California-Cost to Build a Home in Sacramento:  Exquisite windows, charming gables and an inviting porch front this…more

California-Cost to Build a Home in Santa Rosa
: A basic 2,000 sq ft 2 story home including the builder’s markup for $92 per sq ft?…more

California- Estimate Building Costs - Southern California: This plan has a full basement, but can be easily modified for slab construction…more

Colorado-Cost To Build a House in Boulder
: Stone veneer bases support the tapered columns fronting this bungalow…more

Connecticut-Cost to Build a House in New Haven: With its simple and classic facade, this house could be mistaken for a…more

Florida-Fort Lauderdale: One thing that all Florida homes have in common…more

Georgia-New Home in Atlanta: A traditional home is the most common style in the United States…great for resale!…more

Illinois-Cost to Build a House in Chicago: Using the “cost to build” calculator, for the Chicago, IL area I came up with…more

Indiana-Cost to Build a House in South Bend: This striking hillside (or mountain) house with a full finished basement…more

Iowa-Cost to Build a house in Des Moines: Carl, we are coming in a little high on the estimated cost to build. Can you…more

Kansas-Cost to Build a House in Wichita: Carl, I worked in the construction business 10 years ago, but…more

Michigan-Cost to Build a House in Grand Rapids: This 1-12 story blends a spectacular open floor plan with the “master-down”…more

Missouri-Cost to Build a House in St. Louis: I never get tired of this design… It’s as American as “Apple pie”…more

New Hampshire-Cost to Build a House in Concord: The Cape Cod is a style originating in New England in the 17Th century…more

New Mexico-Cost to Build a House in Socorro:Tom, I think those general contractors are quoting cost figures that…more

New York State-Cost to Build a House in Syracuse: Not only will you increase the value of your home, but…more

North Carolina-Cost to build a house in Charlotte: Hi Carl, I’m building a 3023 sq ft house. What do you…more

North Carolina-Cost to Build a Home in Raleigh: A video rendering “tour” of this house gives a better feel for…more

Oregon-Cost to Build a House in Portland: Looking for the house that has it all? This beautiful Craftsman design feature…more

South Carolina-Cost to Build a House in Spartanburg: This Craftsman house features a low-pitched, gabled roof…more

Tennessee-Cost to Build a House in Nashville: This is NOT an inexpensive home to build due to…more

Texas-Cost to Build a House in San Antonio: This passive solar home is a best seller…more

Vermont-Cost to build a House in Burlington: Special Features of this attractive Traditional Style home include 9’ ceilings…more

Virginia-Cost to Build a House in Richmond: This home was featured in the highly acclaimed book…more

Washington State-Cost to Build in Seattle: You’ll be amazed that when you add the sq ft of a finished basement…more

Wisconsin-Cost to Build a House in Appleton: A main level master bedroom is a great feature, plus a basement…more