Home Builders – What they need to do to build a home?

In all fairness to builders, they have “alot” of time and energy to perform the process of building & selling a home and they don’t get paid until they’ve finished….

Average Time to Build a House: 6 Months per Wall Street Journal article

  • Deciding what style and square footage of house could go on lot you haven’t purchased yet
  • Searching for the right property to place the home on
  • Obtaining the local building/development permits & appropriate sign-offs
  • Working with a developer or developing the property (underground installation of sewage, water and utility lines, etc)
  • Clearing the trees, grading & preparing the property and getting the property ready to pour a foundation footing and construct the foundation
  • Ordering & control of building materials to: frame the home; install the plumbing & electrical; install roofing; sheet rock the interior; install doors, windows, flooring, cabinets, fixtures, and appliances including the HVAC and water heater
  • Masonry work on exterior
  • Painting the exterior
  • Pouring the driveway and front sidewalks
  • Install vegetation – seeding/sodding/watering lawn
  • And all the other details of marketing, selling, repairing, tweaking and getting a property sold including the final C/O to allow occupancy.

…and probably alot more in between!

Here’s more news about what builders need: http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2012/06/18/real-estate-news-what-home-builders-need/


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