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We are A group of people's combined our savings and want to

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We are A group of people's combined our savings and want to built our own apartment complex
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  green-owl replied 2 years ago.
Hi. When you say "want to built our own apartment complex", how close to the building material and tools do you plan to be?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
We are looking options . The only thing we know in this level is we are ready to to forme action committee and contribute some amount of money
Expert:  green-owl replied 2 years ago.
The first would be to incorporate.
Then form an administration board.
Assemble the funds (make sure you can finish or a bank will buy you at a fraction of your initial investment).
Look for land and building permit (making sure you can build what you want in this area).
Make sure of the size of the project to have the wanted revenue from it (including municipal taxes, inflation, non planned construction problems, non 100% occupency the first year(s) etc...).
Go see an architect.
Hire a contractor (at that point you can offer to help building).
Have the authorities in the area inspect.
Put the "for rent" billboard on front.
Profit... hopefully.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What is average cost of building a normal medium income residential home? Using common building material . It can be on meter square rate
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Where and how to incorporate legally?
Expert:  green-owl replied 2 years ago.
The best is to go see a business lawyer for that, but as an exemple, here is how to for the state of Delaware (i don't know where you are currently):
You can incorporate in any state but most of the time you need an agent living in that state to handle all the paper work.
The cost to contruct depend greatly of where you are and the service that are around (as the land is a big part of the cost). Also in many place you may not be able to just build with common material, they may force you to use sprinkler, allow access to handicaped, have noise dampening material etc...
I would expect between 120$ and 150$ by square foot on average. The larger a project, this can go lower. I would expect profitability after around $15 year.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am from Texas,Houston
Expert:  green-owl replied 2 years ago.

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