The process of finding a home perfect for you and your family can often feel overwhelming. There are so many things to consider: what’s the area like, what kind of home should you buy, should you rent, build a new home, what’s the school district like, is it a safe area, etc. If you look at all these options as burdens on you and your family, then that’s exactly what they’re going to become. If you instead see these options in a positive light, however, you’ll be able to clear your head and pick the perfect home for you and your family.
WHY GO MODULAR?
Modular homes are homes that are built off-site in a factory-like setting and can be shipped to the site of the home. Once there, modular homes can be assembled by modular builders in sometimes as little as one to two weeks. Most people are unaware of just how popular this style of home is: there are more than 17 million modular-style housing units in the United States.
One of the greatest benefits of these homes is that they can be individually customized to fit the needs of you and your family, to adapt to the area’s surroundings, and to accommodate any other specifications you might have. For example, so you and your family are thinking about purchasing a manufactured home in an area where strong winds are present. Simply tell that to the manufacturer, and they can ensure that you get the highest quality home available for wind. Some factory-built homes can even withstand wind speed up to 175 miles per hour.
FORGET WHAT YOU’VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT MODULAR HOMES
Despite what a lot of people think, these homes are not all exactly alike. Because of the design and customizability benefits, manufactured homes actually have very few limitations to what they can and can’t become.
Perhaps the greatest benefits of manufactured homes is the fact that they are often much, much cheaper than site-built homes. And because the time required for building is far less than normal housing units, the price for custom modular homes are usually much less. If that’s not enough of a benefit, these homes are also much more energy-efficient than typical houses, so your monthly energy bills will be significantly less than if you lived elsewhere.
While modular homes won’t make your neighbors any more pleasant or impact the schools in your area, they offer a ton of benefits for the savvy buyer.