Too Funny falsent, missing Duna's, I know a builder that can put a house up in 3 months, kind of high end stuff with real duct work and heat pumps, insulated,Does anyone know of a reputable Architect/builder that has recent work that can be examined? Is there a going rate per sq. ft? I would imagine that labor is pretty cheap right now...
We have put em up that fast or faster in Lopez, but not very big (83 meters) and definetly not high end. My motto for building " BUILD FOR THE RICH AND EAT WITH THE POOR OR BUILD FOR THE POOR AND EAT WITH THE RICH".Too Funny falsent, missing Duna's, I know a builder that can put a house up in 3 months, kind of high end stuff with real duct work and heat pumps, insulated,
all depends where in penasco, boveda ceilings, monitos, view decks,
Just take it to the shell stage for now, or the obra negra as it is called in mexico, thats the cheap part. Make it look finished on the outside, so Las Conchas doesn't bother you and finish it when you have the time and money, just finish a bathroom, the kitchen and a bedroom. I was 7 years building my house in San Felipe and its a small one, not because of money but because of time. 7 or 8 hours from Phoenix. For the 83 meter house I built in Lopez I think we used around 1000 block even today thats only 700 dllrs. and another 700.00 to get them laid.Thanks for the info guys. I'm looking to build on my lot in Las Conchas. I like the idea of high end but not sure if I have the cash to make that happen. Playa, what is your guys info? Is there a website or anything where I can get more info?
You have to have complete confidence in your builder, its a five step process, anyway if you give me the money I can run off to vegas and double or maybe triple it.Nice to build exactly what you want but I sure would look at what is for sale, built, furnished and ready to use. 5 years ago building was a viable way to save money but now prices are way down and there is even some owner financing. As Lagrimis says, make sure the builder is paying the SS, put it in the contract that you get a receipt. Whoever the builder, keep very close tabs on stuff, get receipts or order and pay yourself. If you have a trust on the land you will want to get the house in it, if you don't have a trust you might be building it for someone else! Good luck !!
Gov loans on those houses not bad deal for buyers...I, looked at a little project off of Samuel Ocana, the houses are 34 sq. meters and sell for 200,000 pesos and are selling as fast as the guy can build them. Thats 15,400.00 dllrs today for about 360 sq ft. He is probably making 4 or 5 thousand a house, they are basically shells on a tiny lot. 42 bucks a foot with the lot.
I think you are asking the wrong question. The question should be what is the smallest, well designed Casa built with superior materials and construction methods I can live with? You will not get a well done finished house at less than 50 a foot it just won't happen.
Most places that abide by cc'rs will not let you build a casita under 1400 sq. ft. a la las conchas...
Lagrimas - the pictures of the Lopez houses that you posted - what does a house like that cost to build?[/QUOTE My hard cost in those house's was around $60,000.00. there are some other 2 stories I built that are similar but smaller, that cost me around 35,000.00. Roberto's office sold one of those to a Federal Judge in 2006. I will see if i can post some pictures. Thanks