So, you’ve decided to design and build a custom home on your own piece of property in Hendersonville or in a luxury community. If you’ve made the commitment to building your dream home, then we know you’re excited to get started so you can settle in.

At Arthur Rutenberg Homes, we do everything in our power to make the home building process as smooth and quick as possible. Still, building a home is a long process, and there are certain steps we have to take to ensure that everything is done properly. We want to get you into your new home as fast as possible, but it will take some time.

Just how much time, though? Well, in Middle Tennessee, you’re looking at about seven months, on average, from authorization to move-in, according to a 2012 Survey of Construction by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The good news is, there’s not a lot of holdup between getting all the necessary permits and beginning construction. In many cases, it’s possible to go ahead and break ground and start the building before all the paperwork is completed.

Remember, though, that it is hard to set an exact date of completion. Home builders like Arthur Rutenberg Homes are experts at designing your custom home, getting all the authorization, and getting the building process under way in the most efficient way possible. However, even under the best circumstances and with the best people on the job, there are always unforeseen circumstances that can come up. Weather can cause delays. There can be issues with getting materials delivered on time. Inspections may push back the date of completion. Any and all of these things can add to the time it takes for your home to be ready for move-in.

The size of your home and the features and amenities you include in it also play a role. If you’ve chosen lots of unique custom features, that may add to the build time.

At Arthur Rutenberg Homes, we’re committed to getting you into your custom home as soon as possible. Just make sure you’re prepared to be a little flexible. We promise, once you’re settled in, it will feel like the building process didn’t take any time at all!