To be able to enjoy a comfortable single-family house, the use of construction seems the ideal solution. Before embarking on such an operation, buyers seek to make an estimate of the cost of building a house. However, this data seems very difficult to obtain and varies from a simple real estate valuation.
To get an accurate answer on the cost of building a house, it is essential to look at the value of the land first. Next, the construction cost itself should be added.
The prices charged for a plot of land depend on the canton and the exact location in the area. They range from CHF 150.00 to CHF 2,000.00, which is the maximum for the metropolises of Zurich and Geneva. The price is then multiplied by the surface area. To find out more, you can learn how to estimate the price of a plot of land in this article.
House building projects are all very different. Contemporary, traditional, single-storey, multi-storey houses are all complex projects so it is difficult to give a valid basis for each estimate of the cost of building a house.
The Swiss Property Owners' Association (AFP) recommends that you calculate the necessary budget at CHF 700-800 per cubic metre. However, this recommendation is only valid for medium-size buildings.
For a family home with few amenities, the reference value is only CHF 600. For a high-end building project you should double this amount.
To estimate the cost of a new home, here are the expenses to be expected:
The cost of a construction project can vary depending on your project. However, you can add up the sums above to get an idea of the necessary budget.
To limit the financial weight of a house construction, buyers can modulate their project to minimize costs. For the kitchen and bathroom, the essentials can be chosen. Luxury features are bound to inflate prices.
Home automation is practical but can also have a cost to connect the elements together. If the future inhabitants do not need automations savings can be made on this level.
If you take care of the garden yourself, you will also save a lot of money. Finally, the garage can be chosen in prefabricated form, which is less expensive than a concrete version.
To obtain an estimate of the construction cost of your future home, you must follow these steps:
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The basic cost may appear to be lower, but you have to take into account the price charged for earthworks, excavation, connection to the networks and the various improvements required.
For an estimate of the cost of building a house, you must also add municipal and cantonal taxes, building permit fees, grid connection fees, interest charges, surveyor's fees, notary fees and insurance.