Originally Posted by el borracho
So houses sell for as low as $104/ft and you are considering building at $200/ft? Doesn't sound like a good idea, especially when you factor in the realities of staying in the initial bid and budget. Even if your custom ideas are radically different and marketable, you are severely limiting your ability to sell the house.
I'm not a real estate agent and am not familiar with his area but I would think that a very nice home on two acres built at $200 a foot would be more desirable than a home built for $100 a foot to a future prospective buyer.