Where readers ask and we try to answer:
Any idea on the cost to build a new home in San Francisco by square foot? I understand it is often cheaper to rebuild than remodel a small, old structure.
Any reply is appreciated.
You are correct. Generally, it is cheaper to rebuild than remodel. As for exact cost, that is open for debate and in no way set in stone.
If you found a property the city will let you tear down, please share the details with us, as finding such a gem is next to impossible and getting a decent vacant lot is also no small task. So we’re curious. Either way, prepare for a good bit of red tape, hire a reputable contractor and architect, and prepare for a few bumps in the road.
If you need to calculate your square footage, one of our readers already nailed that topic, so have a look at that too.
Otherwise, we open it up to our readers, who often know more than we do.
–Legwork of hiring the right contractor [theFrontSteps]
–Calculating Square Footage in San Francisco [theFrontSteps]