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Survey: Average time to build a home more than seven months

Sep 07, 2017
According to the Census Bureau’s 2016 Survey of Construction, the average time to complete a single-family home is about 7.5 months. That includes nearly a month of permitting before any construction takes place, and then another 6.5 months to finish the actual construction. 

The New England region had the longest time to build, at a 10.5-month average.

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Home sales near record high in November

There were 10,719 closed home sales across New York State during November, representing the second-highest total on record for the month. The November sales record of 10,991 was set in November 2016. The statewide median sales price grew by 5.8 percent in November compared to last November. Click here to read more.

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