How Much Does It Cost To Build A House In San Antonio Texas?

Answer for "How much does it cost to build a house in San Antonio Texas?"

Jeannette Aratare real estate agent
  RE/MAX Aerospace

The city of San Antonio, Texas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the USA and for good reason. People come here because of the city's attractions, its historical heritage and the low costs of living. For a city that holds a population of about 1.5 million people, these aspects are really important and support the idea of relocating to the city of San Antonio.

In regards to the costs of living , the component that pulls the average costs of living below the national average is housing, and it is one of the cheapest markets in the USA for a metropolitan area. If you plan to relocate here and buy a home in such a diverse real estate market, make sure you get in touch with some of the best real estate agents in San Antonio TX for the best possible experience.

Although the median prices for homes in San Antonio are around $130,000, some people feel limited when it comes to what’s on the market at the moment. Also, when you are looking for the dream home it’s hard to find a place already set up the way you want it. You can probably find something similar to what you had in mind and start renovating and redecorating to bring it close to what you think that dream home might look like.

Another option that gets you closer to living in the dream home is to


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uild instead of buy. That is obviously, not going to be just $130,000 but it is the easiest way to attain your dream home. Coming to a place such as Texas, let’s take a look and see how much it costs to build a house in San Antonio, Texas?

Are the costs of building higher than the costs of buying?

The average for what home sells is not what it costs to build one. If homes sell for an average of $130,000 the average cost of a custom home building project is about $400,000. While this price is just an average you don't need to be discouraged in building your own home. Also, the price varies quite a bit based on aspects such as neighborhood, square footage, materials, and others.

If we are building a $300,000 house, here are some rough guide on what the costs might be for each individual step:

  • The shell of the house accounts for a third of the home’s total cost so it would be around $100,000 and here we include walls, windows, doors and roofing.
  • Interior finishes can eat up another third of the budget, averaging around $90,000.
  • Mechanical runs around 13% of your budget and this category includes plumbing and heating.
  • Kitchens and bathrooms are the most expensive rooms to build and you need to consider beforehand how many of them is your home going to have
  • Architect and engineer will also charge you around $5,000 for drawings.

The prices mentioned above are just the basic costs and there will be some extra costs and fees you will have to cover. This includes, excavation and foundation work which are very variable in terms of costs, and also fees for land inspections, impact fees, building permit and public services.


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