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New Home Construction Estimator

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$19.95
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WS001
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Product Description

The AsktheBuilder New Home Construction Estimator will help you estimate the cost of your new house.

This is a spreadsheet document that works in Microsoft Excel and Apple Numbers programs. It can also be opened in Google Sheets.

ws001-01.jpgBy entering one of your estimated costs or an actual bid, the spreadsheet will calculate the estimated costs for over 50 different categories. The percentage for each of the categories is based on the National Building cost price guidelines.

NOTE: This product works BEST when you enter in just one number for one of the Project Items. If you want the most accurate estimate for your new home, then determine the actual bid cost for some commodity items like:

  • foundation contract
  • drywall contract
  • roofing contract

BEWARE: If you enter in lots of numbers for different items, it will skew the estimate higher than it should be. ONLY ENTER ONE Project Item NUMBER to get the best result.

High-Priced Items DANGER: If you decide you want a deluxe kitchen in your dream home and you've gone to a showroom to get the cabinet bid, this single number could cause the total estimate to be way off. For example, you may select cabinets that are priced at $65,000 when a normal house this size may have cabinets costing $20,000. 

Many of the Project Items are linked to one of my AsktheBuilder columns or search results. This way you can just click on an item and get more information about the subject.

The spreadsheet breaks the cost estimates down into each component of new house construction. If for some reason your construction won't include a particular item, just enter a Zero for the cost and it won't be included in your total.

ws001-02.jpgThis screen shot shows just a few of the over 50 items listed.

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:

This product is meant to be used as a tool to provide a generalized estimate for a new home. All homes are different, and custom homes can have specialty materials that can cause the square-foot cost to greatly exceed national averages.

Do not use this tool or the Project Total Cost figure this tool creates as a basis to borrow money for a new home or to enter into contracts for any home-building project. This tool is designed to just give you a rough idea of what the total cost for building your home might be.

It's always best to obtain a written estimate from a reputable builder and then contact an attorney that specializes in negotiating building contracts before you sign any document committing you to building your new home.


Product Videos

New Home Construction Cost Estimator Tool (01:41)
http://www.AsktheBuilder.com founder, Tim Carter, shares a powerful new home construction estimating spreadsheet.CLICK HERE to get it: http://shop.askthebuilder.com/new-home-construction-estimator/ If you want to estimate the cost for a new home, you only need one number of one part of the project. For example, let's say you know the bid price of the foundation of the home. Enter that number in the correct cell and hit Return. All the other estimated prices of all other parts of the house are automatically filled in as well as the total price of the home. The spreadsheet uses accurate national averages for the percentage representation of each aspect of the home. It's a great tool to help you get a fairly close estimate for your new home.
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