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A New Home in 36 Days?

It can be done. Should it?


TLDR: You can learn a lot about a builder by listening to what they say about themselves.


Can a new home be built in 36 calendar days?


To my shock, the answer to that question is, “yes”. One morning, when I should have been working, I was scrolling on my phone. I found a proud post of an individual who was proud to have completed a home in 36 calendar days. It was apparently a model home in a new community, which makes it even more noteworthy.



If you know little of new construction, then understand that 36 days to complete a new home is incredibly fast. A model home, which is likely larger and stocked full of optional items, is likely more complicated than a typical build. This makes the 36 days even more incredible.


That’s basically starting a home on Memorial Day and moving in before the 4th of July. It’s very impressive.


The accomplishment- and the proud social media post that brags of the accomplishment, is a wonderful lesson about the builder who built the house.


So, to that end, a person can learn a lot about the homebuilder based upon what they say about themselves.


This builder values speed and efficiency. Speed and efficiency are great things in any business- including construction.


At the same time, this achievement is notable for what it doesn’t mention as much as for what it does.


At Aurora Homes, it’s not a big secret that we aren’t the type of builder that is going to complete a new home in 36 days.


Part of this has to do with the fact that we aren’t a massive, publicly traded company that builds tens of thousands of new homes per year. (The unredacted post references one of the largest homebuilders in the United States).


Another part of this reflects our values as a company. We value quality over speed. Some of the ways Aurora chooses to build new Delaware homes- our processes- don’t allow us to complete a new Delaware home in that timeframe.


At Aurora Homes, we think that your priorities as a person should match the priorities of your builder. New Delaware homes are expensive, and you could be in your new Delaware home for a long time.


The bottom line- you can learn a lot about a builder based upon what they say about themselves. If speed and efficiency are the most important aspects of your Delaware new home build, then a large production builder could be a great option.


If new designs, higher quality components and customization are priorities as you create your new Delaware home, then a builder like Aurora might be a better fit.


At Aurora Homes, we understand that a great new Delaware home is one that is built to be the prefect space for years to come.


We also think that a little education goes a long when choosing to build a new Delaware home.


For example, homes are specifically designed to accommodate how our patterns of life have changed and how they will continue to change over the next 20 years and beyond. Design features like a flexible dining space and dead end great rooms improve upon old designs and better accommodate our ways of life.


There are dozens of builders to choose from in southern Delaware, and each one has its own list of priorities when it comes to building a home. For some, it’s price. They want to build a house at the lowest cost possible. For others, it’s to build the most luxurious house with every bell and whistle in the most prestigious communities. For us, it’s to build a house that truly feels like a home, one that is designed for your life and how you live.

The most important thing for you, though, is to choose a builder that aligns with your priorities. Whether that’s price, timeline, quality, features, whatever it is, make sure you hire a builder that’s on the same page as you with what is important in a home. That includes the floorplan and how your rooms flow into each other.


At Aurora Homes, we believe our clients deserve a great home — not just a house — with a great design, at a great value. When we meet, we’ll talk about you and how your house should fit how you live.

Want to learn more? Price your future home online right now or reach out! We’d love to chat about your future home in southern Delaware.


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