Due to labor shortages witnessed by Builders nationwide, a build that would typically take 90-120 days to complete, is taking 120-150 days to complete. Builder's aren't the only ones being affected by these shortages, Sub Contractors across various trades are griping about the difficulty in finding help. This shortage leads to increased time for Sub Contractors to be able to get started on jobs and once started, increased time completing the job.
A savvy Builder will wait on Subs they are familiar with and have history with rather than try to fill the gaps with Subs they haven't worked with in the past, nor are not familiar with their work practices. In doing so, time may have to be sacrificed, but the Builder knows they can still expect the same quality that they are used too.
Keep this in mind when dealing with a Builder/Contractor as we strive to get these builds turned over a soon as possible while dealing with the labor shortage we are currently experiencing.
Ironically, as the demand for new construction homes increases, labor shortages has had quite an effect on completions times and has caused a strain for Builders in sticking to more convenient building schedules.
To ensure a smooth building process, here are some things that can be done by Buyers:
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Good Luck and Happy Building!