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Apr 18

Top Challenges And Opportunities For New Construction In 2021

Real estate is experiencing significant changes that can cause major difficulties for all parties.

New construction challenges will arise in 2021.

The United States has a significant housing shortage. According to the National Association of Realtors statistics, there has been a housing shortage of 5.5 million units. This is due to underbuilding in the past 20 years and declining inventories of houses for sale.


1. Materials availability


The epidemic created a storm in supply chains. Many manufacturers stopped or decreased their output during the lockdowns of last year. Their stockpile has now been depleted and they have yet to ramp up production to meet the huge demand from both DIY-oriented homeowners and new construction builders.


Long delays and empty shelves are causing paint, paint rollers and front doors to see long delays. If everyone showed up on time, and the weather cooperated, it would only take 100 days to build a house in Home Remodeling Round Rock TX.


2. Materials Costs


Our lumber package for new homes increased by $20,000 to $60,000 in the past 18 months. This is consistent with the national trend. The National Association of Homebuilders' data shows that lumber costs rose by 300 percent between April 2020 and May 2021. This has pushed the average price of a single-family home up to $36,000.


3. Workplace obstacles


Labor concerns affect almost every industry. Some workers are taking advantage of extended jobless benefits to fill the gap in construction, painting, and landscaping jobs.

Recommendations to Overcome New Obstacles


Building a home is not an easy task, no matter what year it is. These are the three steps you can take to help reduce stress and make sure that the process runs smoothly.


This is a team effort.


Every new construction project requires at least 50 people. These people include the buyer, contractor, title agent, and contractor. There will be things that go wrong, and each person's handling of these problems can have a significant impact on the whole team. There have been people who dealt with difficult situations with grace, and those who flinched at even the smallest details. Understanding and patience are key to any interaction.


* Get to know the process.


Ask questions to make sure you understand the project's timeline, milestones, and restrictions. Are you sure that the builder will get the materials? Is it appropriate to walk through the building? What are you looking to get out of the contract? You might want to lock in your budget so that there are no price fluctuations. Or you might want to negotiate a time frame to rent the property back in case of a delay.


* Be firm in your commitment to your goals.


You should always stick to the paint color, tile pattern, or door type you have chosen once you've made a decision. Keep in mind the limited supply and long lead times when making your final decision. No matter how simple a change may seem, the truth is that there is no easy way to make it happen.


It's a great experience to be part of a new building. Although the last 18 months were full of challenges, they have also been a great example of how innovation and perseverance can be achieved.




Round Rock Home Remodeling

Round Rock, TX

(737) 307 8271