Five Steps to New Homeownership

How Long Does It Take to Build a House?

Timelines for building a new home vary widely. Lots of factors impact your move-in date—even the weather—and you can’t control them all. That’s why Arbor designed our buying process to be as quick and easy as possible. We streamline details where we can to get you into your new home faster. How long does it take to build a house? Less time than you might think.

  1. Choose your model and lot.
    First things first: what do you want your new home to look like? Do you want a smaller yard for easy maintenance, or more space for a garden, dog, or swingset? Would you rather be on a quiet cul-de-sac, or closer to the main road for a quicker commute? Our team helps you think through your options.Pick the floorplan that works for you.
  2. Sign the purchase agreement.
    Getting pre-qualified helps to streamline the builder contract paperwork, but we’ve also set up the agreement to be complete and less frustrating. We make sure you fully understand what you’re signing, and we build in safeguards to protect your investment.Save time on paperwork.
  3. Iron out the details.
    This is the fun part! You’ll choose the features and upgrades you want the most—colors, finishes, and options that reflect your style. We help you stay within your budget with our custom process, so you’re only paying for what matters to you.Check out your options.
  4. Secure your financing.
    We’ve scouted a selection of trusted lenders who offer the best service and most competitive rates and options for new or repeat homebuyers. Our trusted lenders understand our processes and schedule so you can close on time. You’re free to use your own lender if you prefer—and your free credit report and pre-qualification apply either way.Your dream house is within reach.
  5. Watch your new home take shape.
    With Arbor, you don’t have to manage the home building process. We handle all of the details and scheduling, and work hard to keep your new home on schedule. Meanwhile, you can sit back and watch your new home take shape—exactly how you want it. How long does it take to build a house? Construction timelines, explained.

After your dream home is complete, view the warranty coverage on your new home.