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Steve Leitzke


Architect (32 years experience)

Interior Design,
Pre-Purchase Inspections


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Anyone know approximately how much it would cost to tear down a house? Say, 2,200-sq ft.


About $10 persf of structure plus dump fees. I just finished a selective ddemo on a house under construction. It is a second floor additon 1300 sf.We had two Bids. One was three times more than the other. Both subs came highly recommended. We used the lower Bid and they did a great job, but they did not recycle, whereas the other bidder did. So, if you want to be socially responsible, do your part, and don't mind paying a potentially higher price to make the house disappear the choice is yours. Sustainability/ Green building  usually comes at a higher price. The fact is that only 25% of the buyers are willing to pay a premium of only 5%. But this is another subject altogether. Good luck.Steve