There are plenty of characteristics to consider when deciding the best time of year to build a home. Typically, in the real estate market, there’s always a best month or season to buy. Broader market trends, like the current state of the economy or your local job market, can also dictate if it’s a good time to buy or not. Furthermore, it’s important to remember that build times can also play a huge factor when building a home.
As far as the weather is concerned, the best time to build is when it’s cool and dry. The exact time of year of cool, dry weather depends heavily on where you live and the weather patterns associated with that area. Luckily, at Maronda, we have decades of experience successfully building homes year-round in differing climates. Therefore, no matter what season you’re hoping to break ground, we have options for you!
No matter what state you’re building in, the spring or summer season boasts the perfect weather for new home construction. On top of having better weather, the days are longer, so construction will go faster. If your primary goal is to get the house built as quickly as possible, we recommend starting in the spring or summer.
Fall is considered the off-season for new home construction; home starts slow down, and there is usually less demand for materials and labor (i.e., lumber costs typically drop in the fall). So, if saving money on materials and labor is more of a priority to you, we recommend starting construction in the fall.
If you’re building in an area that has a very mild winter season and builds time is not a concern, breaking ground in the fall or winter may be the right choice for you. Here, days will be cooler, prices will be lower, and there will be plenty of time to get the house started and closed-in/dried-in by January. Typically, as long as you hit the dry-in phase before January, fall is a great time to start construction.
On the contrary, if you’re building in an area where the winter season is full of freezing temperatures and snowstorms, winter may not be the most optimal time to build.
Maronda is here to make your new home construction dreams come true, regardless of when or where you choose to build.