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Lowbrow-Ink
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:22 pm

Looks great wotta. & I actually prefer the caps in raw concrete - nice contrast.
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:43 pm

Seems odd to have a house custom built if yer not sure ya even wanna live in it for more than a few years.
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:07 pm

it's not a custom. just a floorplan from a volume builder.

I'm a draftsman, so when we bought the land I actually designed a custom house (one that we'd live in for a long time). Our cheapest build quote was $485k...
plenty of years left for me to design and build the dream home. We built this because the land we have is pretty great.
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:20 pm

wottagunn wrote:Our cheapest build quote was $485k...
Luls. Out here we'd kill for a custom dat big for dat price. How much was the land (if ya don't mind saying)?
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:45 pm

really? Australian labour prices are ridiculous. I was under the impression that contractors were a lot cheaper in the States.

So the house we've almost finished now is from a volume (read: cheaper) builder. House size is 27 SQR / 257 SQM (not sure what that is in your funny scale). Build was $300k, land was $220k.
The land is an acre in size (4000m2) and I am in town. Most other blocks in my town are about 600m2 up to around 1000m2.
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:43 pm

In eastern Pa the land can go for about $5,000 per acre for something untouched, to about $200,000 an acre for urban (with water, sewer, gas availabity. New construction averages around $140-175 per sq ft depending on many things.
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:51 pm

relentlesskevin wrote:In eastern Pa the land can go for about $5,000 per acre for something untouched, to about $200,000 an acre for urban (with water, sewer, gas availabity. New construction averages around $140-175 per sq ft depending on many things.
https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/S ... ect/12_zm/

So, here's a list of condos in my neighborhood in southern cal listed for $500k. Def cheaper down under.
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:37 pm

Good lord I'm glad I'm in Mn. When I built my house last year it was 255,000 all said and done for everything. 3,800 sq ft house (granted the lower 3rd and 4th levels are unfinished) on 3 wooded acres with 20+ year old oaks
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Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:36 am

HisBobness wrote:
relentlesskevin wrote:In eastern Pa the land can go for about $5,000 per acre for something untouched, to about $200,000 an acre for urban (with water, sewer, gas availabity. New construction averages around $140-175 per sq ft depending on many things.
https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/S ... ect/12_zm/

So, here's a list of condos in my neighborhood in southern cal listed for $500k. Def cheaper down under.
Yup. There' are definitely parts of the country that are cheaper than what wotta payed. We do not live in one of them.
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Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:23 am

Codeblue wrote:Seems odd to have a house custom built if yer not sure ya even wanna live in it for more than a few years.
Codeblue wrote:They sure do fudge differently down unda.
Out here in the boonies, if a guy wants to buy a new house, he would have to build one (buy land, buy a plan, hire a contractor, etc, the whole nine yards). Unless it is a townhouse or someone is selling a house they built to sell. The latter does not happen often, the former was not as popular before and is pretty much nonexistent now (after oil prices went to fudge just over three years ago now).
The boonies way :lol:
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Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:26 am

HisBobness wrote:
relentlesskevin wrote:In eastern Pa the land can go for about $5,000 per acre for something untouched, to about $200,000 an acre for urban (with water, sewer, gas availabity. New construction averages around $140-175 per sq ft depending on many things.
https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/S ... ect/12_zm/

So, here's a list of condos in my neighborhood in southern cal listed for $500k. Def cheaper down under.
I would prefer most of those than something similar in Toronto (well, it won't be similar because there is no ocean, no mountains, not to mention the cold in the winter and humidity in the summer, etc). Vancouver will out do that as well.
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Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:21 pm

My shed concrete slab is being boxed out today!

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Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:45 pm

Seal coated my drive today. 2nd coat going on tomorrow. Had 2 contractors bid on it from 550 to 700. I bought the supplies from Menards and did it for 160.

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Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:39 am

Nice looking space right there.
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:20 pm

looks fantastic mate

Im trying to figure out what to do with my drive as it's a total mess right now. Unsure where to even start
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