A recent release by the National Association of Home Builders shows that construction of a new home varies greatly by region, taking anywhere between 5 and 11 months. The timeline begins when a land-owner applies for a permit and the time to completion.

Houses built for sale take an average of 5 to 6 months to complete, while homes built on an owner’s land by a contractor or by the owner can take anywhere from 8 to 11 months. Timelines in New England and the Middle Atlantic were highest, at 9-10 months, while timelines in the Pacific and North/South Central regions took about 7-8 months.