Cost to Build a House Cost Using a General Contractor

Dear Carl,

My wife and I are struggling trying to decide if we should buy land and build
a retirement home in.....A local builder is quoting $105/sq.ft. I think that seem a little high based on information I have seen on your web site. Can you provide a quick estimate of what you think a "fair" cost to build....

Keith & Kathie, I doubt if your builder is making $20 per....continued

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Carl Heldmann,