View Full Version : HB 1804 and Home Cost



JesusisLord
01-24-2008, 11:15 AM
Hey Oklahomans!

I was curious to know how much more building a home would cost in Oklahoma after HB 1804 has passed? Are there a sufficient amount of workers to get the job done without illegal immigrants? Are contractors struggling to find workers?

I really appreciate it.

Midtowner
01-24-2008, 02:20 PM
To my knowledge, the law has never been enforced. Otherwise, someone would have been able to get past the standing test which has kept the law out of court thus far.

PennyQuilts
01-24-2008, 05:12 PM
It raises an interesting issue. If costs change, presumably they go up due to a lack of nondocumented labor. Doesn't this undercut the claim that illegals do work that Americans won't? It seems to support the argument that illegal labor undercuts wages for citizens. I am in the market for building a house in Oklahoma and am, of course, interested in hearing how this is going to affect me, personally.

JesusisLord
01-25-2008, 08:25 AM
Thank you very much guys. I thought the law was enforced from what I heard. In regards to your personal home cost, I've heard but have not seen a huge shortage of labor workers. One contractor I know of told me a home could cost $20,000 more because of the new law. I'm sure he's referring to the decline of illegals and the addition of Americans, of whom will demand more money or would rather be at an office job. The word on the street is the consumer will have to burden the cost. EastCoastOkie, are there alot of Americans who do construction in Oklahoma from what you've seen. I have really wanted to build a housing development outside of Oklahoma City, but it looks quite risky right now.

mheaton76
01-25-2008, 09:49 AM
I'm really curious to see how this all shakes out as well. I've been contemplating a move from Norman to OKC for some time, and have thought about the benefits of new construction versus buying an older home and renovating it...I'm taking a wait and see and definitely don't plan on doing anything for a year

PennyQuilts
01-25-2008, 12:59 PM
I don't live in the area but we are looking to buy for when we retire in a few years. Our first thought was that with the housing situation, we could get a bargain. Yes, I suppose that is coldblooded. A second thought was to go ahead and buy land, then build because we'd like a house with concrete walls and tailored to what we need/want rather than what is just out there. No decisions made, yet.

kryan74
02-05-2008, 10:33 PM
Hey Oklahomans!

I was curious to know how much more building a home would cost in Oklahoma after HB 1804 has passed? Are there a sufficient amount of workers to get the job done without illegal immigrants? Are contractors struggling to find workers?

I really appreciate it.

Are you kidding? It will have no impact whatsoever. Do you think Illegal Aliens built Oklahoma homes in the 70s and 80s?

The issue is a bankrupt market. And, you can blame California real estate brokers and builder that have come in, bought up cheap farm land and built homes all over the North Side of OKC; and all over the damn country, bankrupted the market and left.

Houses sit empty and can almost be stolen with the low prices.