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House Plans with Cost to Build Estimates

The Plan Collection has two options on each home plan page that both provide you with estimated cost to build reports. First, there's a free cost-to-build button on each plan detail page that generates a very rough, but free cost estimate. The other button is the Cost-to-Build Report powered by StartBuild which is a more precise report offered at the affordable price of $29.95.

The Plan Collection & StartBuild

The Plan Collection has partnered with StartBuild to provide you with a more accurate estimate of what it costs to build your dream home. Given StartBuild's many years in the industry, they understand the importance of accurate and up-to-date cost estimates.

Here are a few benefits of purchasing a Cost-to-Build Report:

In two business days, you will receive your personalized Cost-to-Build along with 24/7 online access to your budget for 30 days after purchase. Plus, you can download your Cost-to-Build Report at any time during that 30-day period so you can share it with others and reference it in the future.
you'll get a customized quote estimate based on the actual house plan, your location, your finish choices and even sweat equity contributions.
Only $29.95 per plan.
Order the Cost-to-Build Report and when you do purchase a house plan, $29.95 will be deducted from your order.*
* limit of one $29.95 credit per complete plan package order. cannot be combined with other offers. does not apply to study set purchases. Credit typically takes 2-3 business days to show up in your account.

Free Building Cost Estimate Calculator

If you are not quite ready for a Cost-to-Build Report, but would like to get a general idea as to the estimated building cost, our free cost estimate calculator uses national and regional per square foot home construction data released by the U.S. Census Bureau along with the heated square footage of a particular house plan. The estimated building costs shown for a plan are exactly that -- estimates.

Actual costs can vary significantly from average and median cost estimates based upon the actual selection of materials and finishes made as well as specific local code and market conditions.

These cost estimates exclude site development costs such as land cost, site clearing, excavation, porches, decks, patios, basement/crawlspace costs, and other site-related costs.

These estimates are based upon the living (heated) square footage of the plan only and do not account for construction costs related to garages, bonus rooms, porches, patios, or basement/crawlspace foundations.