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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

NAHB's 2017 Report on SFH Building Times a Must Read


Time Needed to Build a Single-Family Home in 2017

BY NA ZHAO on JULY 9, 2018

The 2017 Survey of Construction (SOC) from the Census Bureau shows that the average completion time of a single-family house is around 7.5 months, which usually includes almost a month from authorization to start and another 6.5 months to finish the construction. The average completion time in 2017 was the same as it was in 2016, but it was longer than the time needed in 2015 (7 months).


The time from authorization to completion varies across the nation and depends on the geographic location, metropolitan status, and whether the house is built for sale or custom-built. According to the 2017 SOC, it takes anywhere from less than a month to 77 months to build a single-family home from obtaining a permit to completion.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A good NC PA semi custom builder can complete even a turnkey pre-sold stick house in five months..provided.. your working for a pre approved credit buyer, however the front time of 5 point something months is.. also realistic..see NAHB map..why more front time than construction time?..can you spell..bureaucracy.. and it just gets worse every year..live with it!