New Home Construction in BC approx cost per sq ft

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Posted by: from Abbotsford
3/13/2012 at 7:27:56 PM


I just moved to Abbotsford BC from Halifax NS so you can imagine the prices of homes are quite different. My question is how much approx (I know it can vary a large amount) per sq ft to finish a house with not executive touches but higher end finishes?

I have had quotes all the way up to $400/sq ft which seemed a little extreme???? Are these the prices for Abbotsford/ Fraser Valley region?

Thanks for the help


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Date/Time3/13/2012 at 8:20:41 PM

Hi Pamela:

First off, let me welcome you to the west coast. I can tell by your somments, that you are having a bit of a shock. The lower mainland is going through a building spurt and that is why some of the prices are seeming to be unrealistic. True the land values are higher than what we are experiencing, and the location is driving up prices. However, I wasn't aware that the valley was competing with certain areas closer to Vancouver.

If you check out our website the two houses primarily featured run in the $175 to $200 per foot maximum range. they both are hardiplank with cedar accents, have hand built custom cupoards, hardwood floors and in some areas heated tile flooring. I would imagine that with the demand to apy even $225 to 250 for our comparable homes would be a stretch. the one rancher that is featured is situated on 2 1/2 mountain and ocean view acres, is 2200 sq ft with a 700 sq ft garage and is priced at $624,900 including H.S.T. People do pay a high premium to live on the mainland.

I hope that this helps you out. Unfortunately, you are at the mercy of a fast moving economy.


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Bob in Abbotsford
Date/Time12/3/2013 at 3:40:13 PM

Ok so now that the economy is in the tank and there is a glut of overpriced non-selling homes....whats the current price to build?

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