What amazes me, this was new construction... and they still didn't add a basement that could be used as a family room. Granted it's another $10 to $20-ish thousand added to the budget, but it would make these place mover desirable w/the potential add'l sq footage
Remember, they're also getting contractor prices so that helps.
Also, not sure if IN/Indy is union, but if it isn't that would reduce/lower the $$ for the trades.
Awhile back I read--not sure if true or not, but an electrician in TX average $12.-ish/ hr
Saw that in a quick google search,, Chicago average is $33./hr