How much does it cost to build a house?


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In a tight housing market, building a home can be attractive, but costs can be steep. Learn more about the cost to build a house. (iStock)

The U.S. housing market has rarely been tighter. Home prices are rising at the fastest rate on record, and the number of homes on the market is extremely low. 

With competition so fierce, you might consider building a new home instead. You don’t have to get in a bidding war, and you might even save money: In some cases, building a new home can cost less than buying and renovating an existing house

Building a home isn’t for everyone, though. Let’s look at the costs of building a house and when this option makes…

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