How long does it take to build a new home

House construction may take three months to over a year depending on the square footage, weather conditions, schedule, supplies, etc. You need to prepare yourself for any changes or problems that may come along the house construction process that’s why it is best that you have an open communication with the homebuilder and be aware of the step by step process. But what’s most important is giving your extra patience and understanding along the way.

The 2016 Survey of Construction from the Census Bureau stated that 7.5 months is the average time it takes to complete a house [1]. The time it takes to build a house also depends if your home is custom-built or personalized.

But before you think of the time it takes to build the house, you must make sure that you are going to live in a place that you will feel contented with your family. It wouldn’t hurt to create some background check around the area you choose. Your security and safety should come first especially to those who are planning to have kids and raise them in that place. Once you have decided or created a list of prospective locations that you feel safe to live in, you are now ready to choose the type of house you want.

Custom-built houses generally take 10-16 months to finish. This is because you must find the suitable land and create a workable floor plan to perfectly fit the land you chose. In this case, you need to adjust and to think of creative ideas to enhance the land and to build a lovely house. Most people hire professionals as they go through with the process to avoid wasting time. You also need your hundred percent involvement to make sure that you like the location, position, and plans for the house that you are going to build.

Personalized production homes, on the other hand, takes four to six months, because this option provides you with the land and house as a package deal. It means there is no separate payment for the land and the house. You also do not need to hire architects because there are already existing plans to choose from. Therefore, personalized production homes usually have faster construction process. But these types of houses, although pre-planned, can give rooms for buyers to insert their own ideas and creativity. Buying a personalized production homes does not hinder buyers in their freedom to make necessary changes they want.

Knowing your needs and your priority will help you choose what house you want. If there are no available houses in the personalized production options that suit your needs, you can talk to professionals to give you advice, and to compare costs if ever you choose a custom-built house. This will give you a clearer mind on what to choose for a house. Once you have settled in with a decision, you can now be sure of the timetable for the completion of your dream house.


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