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

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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