Home Value: Modular vs Stick-Built Homes

Home Value: Modular vs Stick-Built Homes

If you’re starting to think about purchasing a home, you may be considering different types of housing options. Some people choose to buy a stick-built home. This is a house that is built on-site at their property. Others choose to go for a modular home, which is built in a factory and then permanently placed on site. While there are benefits to both, a modular home has a better value compared to a stick-built house than you might think. We want to help you make a better choice went it comes to your next home. Read on to learn more about the value of choosing a modular home in comparison to a mobile home or stick-built home.

Modular vs Manufactured Homes

When it comes to distinguishing between modular and manufactured homes, the key difference lies in the way the foundation is handled. Modular homes are built in a controlled environment and then placed on a permanent foundation at the job site. Manufactured homes (sometimes called trailers or mobile homes) are typically built with lower quality materials on a metal chassis with attached wheels.

Home Value: Modular vs Stick-Built Homes

Modular Homes vs Mobile Homes

Yates Home Sales does NOT build mobile or manufactured homes. We only build high-quality modular homes that can be placed on a permanent foundation at the job site. Each of our homes is built in our climate-controlled factory and undergoes vigorous inspections and quality testing at multiple points throughout the building process.

Modular Home Value Can Be High

Just like with traditional homes, a modular home’s value can fluctuate based on many factors. The good news is that many modular homes end up having a similar resale value as a traditional home. They can also sell for a higher price! This is because many modular homes are so customized and boast such impressive upgrades that it can be hard to tell that they were even built off-site. If you’re considering this home option, don’t let home value concerns steer you away.

Get More Value With Your Purchase

In many cases, you may be able to save money on your home purchase when choosing to utilize modular home dealers. The total home cost varies based on the design and upgrades that you choose, but you can save big because the construction time is a lot quicker since it’s built indoors. This means you can enjoy your new home sooner since you won’t have to worry about weather delays and other potential problems. If you want more bang for your buck, it’s worth looking into modular home options.

Don’t Forget About The Land

When you build a modular home, you also need to purchase the land where you plan to build it. If you purchase land in a more attractive area, like one with a great school district or near a popular town or city, this can increase the value of your home and land. It’s a good idea to put a lot of thought into your land purchase so that you can consider the future resale value and also make sure that you’re completely happy in your new neighborhood. Modular home dealers can help you better understand how to go about buying the perfect land for your new dream home.

Modular Homes are an Increasingly Popular Home Choice

As more people learn about the benefits of modular homes, more of them are deciding to choose them for their next home. According to the Manufactured Housing Institute, more than 80,000 new homes were produced in 2016. These types of modular and manufactured homes continue to gain popularity as homebuyers look for alternatives to traditional stick-built residences.

If you’re still wondering “what is a modular home” or if you want to explore more, including learning about home value and total cost, contact the home building specialists at Yates Home Sales. We’re ready to help you design your dream home!

What People Are Saying About Their Experience with Yates Homes

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Five Star rating across the board!

We have had a wonderful experience (start to finish) with everyone at Yates. I sent an e-mail earlier in the week letting all know how much we really appreciated everyone. I think we met or spoke with most of you staff and everyone was more than helpful with any questions we had.

Your folks definitely make this painless (for us anyways) as possible and we are truly grateful.

Five star rating across the board!

Tom & Jo Amato North Carolina

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"I love my new home!"

I love my new home! I have received so many compliments. One couple in particular wanted to come by and see how we customized the outside. They also wanted a 2 story house and couldn’t visualize how it would look. They asked us about our experience with the home process. This couple is now purchasing a new home from Yates!

My home is “comfortable” and I got the kitchen I was dreaming of! Thank all of you at Yates Home Sales!

Gloria Gibson

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"...expertise and professionalism..."

We would like to thank Yates Home Sales for their expertise and professionalism with our new home. Our sales representative was very knowledgeable of her job and she knew what we wanted for our first home. We had toured many modular dealers but, my heart kept leading me back to Yates. The staff that built our home and the workers that put it together was on point with everything. We were never left with unanswered questions. Their tour homes is well kept and beautifully decorated inside so you as a customer can actually see yourself living in one of the modulars. That’s when my husband and I decided that Yates Homes was the place to go to have our home built.

So thanks to the staff at Yates for a job well done and a special thanks to our sales representative Lydia Gibson.

Jason and Keturah Yancey

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"We are very pleased..."

We are very pleased with our beautiful Yates home. The staff was very helpful and patient as we planned our custom built modular home. Since we had recently lost our first home to a fire we needed to move quickly to rebuild and move back on our land. Yates worked very hard to have our family in our new home as quickly as possible.

Tim and Renee Hearp

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"I proudly tell them Yates..."

I wanted to take this opportunity to write a thank you letter. My family really enjoys our beautiful home. I want to especially thank CR Yates for working with us to resolve any issues or concerns. When someone ask who built my home, I proudly tell them Yates Home Sales. If I build another house in the future, Yates Home Sales will be my first Choice.

Burt and Andra-Scearce

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"...we highly recommend them..."

My wife is a nurse and I handle warranty claims for one of the largest companies in Southside Virginia. We both work in fields where we know how important customer service is and should be. We don’t mind one bit telling anyone about our experience with Yates Home Sales. In fact, we highly recommend them to anyone that asks about our home. If you are in the market for a new home, go by and meet Lydia, Scott, C.R. and everyone else at Yates Home Sales. Then go look around at other places. If a top notch home, honesty and customer service are what you are looking for, I’m willing to bet that you end up right back where you started.

Tim and Teresa-Boelte Virginia

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"...professional and efficient..."

We enjoyed working with the friendly sales staff at Yates Home Sales during our home purchase. They listened to our questions and helped us choose a home that fits our lifestyle. The Yates employees were professional and efficient, and maintained a low-key sales approach. At no time were we pressured or rushed to make decisions about our new home. Thanks to Yates Home Sales, we are living in our dream home.

Mike and Janet Wanless

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"My family and I are so pleased..."

My family and I are so pleased with our new home from Yates, I cannot say enough about the quick and courteous service we have received! The entire process of buying our home was made easy by the excellent staff at Yates and the service after the purchase has been great! We had one small problem with our plumbing after we moved in and the service staff from Yates was on it and had it repaired very quickly with absolutely NO FUSS. In times when good products and service seem to be getting hard to find, Yates Homes stands out as a great local company! I would recommend Yates Homes to anyone who is in the market for a well-built modular home – sold by people who care about the customers they serve!

Jonathan Manley

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