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Jan 29

Top Challenges And Opportunities For New Construction In 2022

The real estate business is going through major changes.

In 2022, new construction challenges are expected.

The United States is experiencing a high housing demand that exceeds the available supply. According to statistics by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), a housing shortage of 5.5 million units has been caused by underbuilding over 20 years and a decline in inventory of houses for purchase.


1. Materials Available


The epidemic caused a flurry of supply chain problems. Many manufacturers had to halt or reduce their production last year due to the lockdowns. Their stockpiles are now empty and they have yet increased production to meet massive demand from DIY homeowners as well.


There are long delays as paint, paint rollers (front doors, glass shower doors), insulation, rebar, and electrical boxes all see empty shelves. It would take 100-days to complete a Minnesota home remodeling house if everyone arrives on time.


2. Materials Costs


Our lumber package to build new homes rose from $20,000 up to $60,000 over the past 18 months, in line with national trends. According to the National Association of Homebuilders' data, lumber costs have increased by 300% between April 2020, May 2021 and approximately $36,000 for a single-family house.


3. Workplace Obstacles


The sector's labor issues affect nearly every firm. Many workers are taking extended jobless benefits and causing problems for landscaping, construction, and painting businesses.

Recommendations to Overcome New Obstacles


It doesn't matter if it's 2022 or 2030, there will always be obstacles to overcome when building a new home. These three steps can be taken to lessen stress and ensure a smooth process.


* This is a team effort.


Each new construction project involves at most 50 people. They all work together, from the title agent to the contractor to buyers to the contractor. Things can go wrong. Each individual's response to these setbacks will have an impact on the rest of the team. I've had to deal with people who handled difficult situations gracefully and with others who floated at the most minute details. It is important to have patience and understanding in all interactions.


* Make sure to familiarize yourself with the procedure.


Ask questions to be sure that you fully understand the project's schedule, milestones, restrictions, and timeline. Is the builder able to guarantee the purchase of the materials? What time is it appropriate to conduct a walkthrough? What can you negotiate right away in the contract? Perhaps you want to set a budget to avoid price changes. You may also want to be able to negotiate a rent-back period in the event of closing delays.


* Resolve to work hard for your goals.


It is important to keep in mind that once you decide on a paint color or tile pattern, you must stay with it. Be aware of the limitations in inventory and the long lead times. It doesn’t matter how simple the change looks; the reality of the matter is that everything is complicated right now.


A part of a brand new building is a rewarding experience. These 18 months have brought many challenges but have also shown us how we can work together with innovation, perseverance, and teamwork.


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