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We're revolutionizing the home-cost estimation industry.

Home-Cost.com has three home-construction estimating products: INSTANT™, FULL FUNCTION™, and PRO™, to help you better calculate the cost of your dream home.

We understand the challenges faced by homeowners and builders when it comes to balancing their dream home’s design, material quality, and overall scope with their available resources. In a revealing Home-Cost.com survey, a staggering 94% of custom home projects were initially over budget by a significant 30%.

With Home-Cost.com, we aim to bridge this gap and bring your dream house project within reach. Our online cost estimating application is unmatched in its ability to dynamically adjust design characteristics and material options in real-time. As you make choices that impact your home’s size, complexity, and desired quality, our software provides instant cost feedback.

We empower our valued customers to understand the true costs associated with their dream home and to make well-informed decisions. By striking the perfect balance between scope, quality, and budget expectations, we help transform your dream house into a tangible reality.

Home-Cost.com stands at the forefront of cloud-based residential construction estimating, catering to new single-family detached home projects throughout the US, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. Our proprietary software is a game-changer in promoting responsible home construction budgeting and lending.

Start your home construction journey with confidence. Choose Home-Cost.com as your partner and embark on a seamless, efficient, and budget-conscious path to building your dream home. Experience the power of accurate construction estimates with Home-Cost.com today!


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our instant™ cost-estimating product

INSTANT™: Easy to use with immediate cost reports

INSTANT™ is our basic product for those who want a fast estimate. It is quick to set up and gives you detailed, comprehensive estimates in seconds.

Sample INSTANT™ Report


One zip code for a 6-month use period

$349 for unlimited zip codes for a 6-month period

$599 for unlimited zip codes for a 12-month period

our full function™ cost-estimating product

FULL FUNCTION™: Detailed, accurate estimates of your custom home design

FULL FUNCTION™ provides detailed cost reports and the ability to immediately see the financial impacts of different design and material choices.

Sample FULL FUNCTION™ Report


One zip code for a 6-month use period

our pro™ cost-estimating product

PRO™: The ultimate tool for general contractors, architects, and owner-builders

With PRO, general contractors and construction sales professionals can increase profits and secure more work. Bid faster, more accurately, and cast a wider net to win residential construction projects over competitors. No more waiting weeks for subcontractor bids.

Sample PRO™ Report

Same format as the FULL FUNCTION report

$24.50 per month per project

One zip code for each project

+ $99.00 one-time setup fee

endless possibilities

Comprehensive construction options and accurate cost estimates

Home-Cost.com goes beyond traditional estimating applications by including construction options for innovative green technologies like structural insulated panels (SIP) and insulated concrete form (ICF). 

Additionally, the service covers all essential site work elements, offering multiple options for components such as site clearing, driveway, walkways, access road, decks, patios, landscaping, irrigation, retaining walls, utility extensions, well, septic, and more. 

Many of these costs are often excluded in other estimating applications, making Home-Cost a comprehensive solution for accurate construction estimates.


Unique patented software for accurate cost modeling

What sets Home-Cost.com apart is its patented software, which has the exceptional capability to model the cost of virtually any home design in real time. Whether you have house plans or not, the software can provide instant cost feedback as you make choices regarding home design and material selections. 

With thousands of design options and real-time cost feedback, Home-Cost.com allows you to explore cost implications through effective “What-If?” scenarios for design changes. Moreover, the service utilizes a vast 5-digit zip code database, providing over 40,000 unique locations for unparalleled regional accuracy.

Our Founder

Bob Formisano

Bob Formisano

Bob Formisano is a licensed architect, licensed residential builder, and the patent holder for Home-Cost's estimating technology. With over 38 years of experience in all aspects of the design and construction process, Bob plays a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and reliability of the cost estimation services offered by Home-Cost.