What is the Fastest Way to Build a New Home?

[fa icon="calendar"] July 14, 2021 / by Home Services Expert

New home under constructionBuilding a new construction home is on the minds of many living in the North State. Additional housing has become a necessity due to the tragic Camp Fire, added to an already tight inventory of existing houses in the area.

Along with new housing developments, such as the large new construction neighborhoods you will see being built in Chico, another option is to build on your own lot. Many Paradise residents are choosing to build a new construction home on their own land and rebuild the town.

For those choosing to build a new house on their own land, a common question is “how long will this take?" While timelines vary, there are some general guidelines and some specific suggestions we have for you to speed up the process.

In General, How Long Does it Take to Build a New House?

According to RamseySolutions.com,

“On average, it takes seven months to build a house from start to finish, according to a 2019 U.S. Census Bureau report. But you may also need to include time for an architect to draw up plans (1–4 months). Then tack on another month to get your project authorized before shovels can hit the dirt. Add those all up and you’re looking at a grand total of a year-long commitment.”

The article goes on to give average build times by home type:



You can see that the time it takes to build a new construction home will have something to do with the type of home you are building and the process you choose. 


What’s the Fastest Way to Build a New Home in Paradise and Chico, CA?

When building in our area, some paths to construction are faster than others. Assuming you have your own lot you might be surprised at how quickly a home can be built. If you’re building on your own lot, you won’t have the option of a large scale new home neighborhood or stumbling on an already built spec home. However the good news is there are options!

At Experts In Your Home we build two main types of new construction homes:


Predesigned Home Plans

We offer 3 predesigned home plans, ranging from 877-1,480 square feet. One of the main benefits of going with a predesigned plan is the faster build times compared to building a custom home. Another benefit is having a clear budget that won’t include surprises.

Floorplan and Exterior Rendering of a Predesigned new construction option:

3D Floor Plan from Experts In Your Home

predesigned exterior rendering from Experts In Your Home

You can get all of the information on our various predesigned home options here


Custom Homes

Another option we offer at Experts In Your Home is to custom build your home. This option takes more time because you need to work with an architect to figure out your floorplan. Many more decisions will have to be made than with a predesigned plan, and the budget may fluctuate based on those decisions. Overall, this type of home is ideal for someone who wants a lot of customization and has their eye on a particular floorplan that may not be available in the predesigned models.


Which Type of Home Should You Build?

If speed is of the utmost importance, it may make sense for you to take the predesigned floorplan route with your new home construction. If customization is the highest priority, then building a custom home may be right for you. Give our Expert Paradise & Chico contractors a call and we can discuss your needs and options and get you started on the right home building path today.

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