Custom modular homes house more than 17 million Americans and have many benefits attached to ownership. However, like any home purchase, this isn’t something that you can simply buy and be done with if you haven’t done the proper research.
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. Whether you’re simply curious or are seriously considering investing in a modular home, here are a few things you may need to know.
Modular Homes and Manufactured Homes Are Different
While both kinds of homes are built off-site, modular homes differ from manufactured homes in several ways. A modular home is not a mobile home, it’s simply a home that is constructed in an indoor, factory setting. Manufactured homes, on the other hand, are not placed on a permanent foundation and are often referred to as mobile homes. In addition, they can be moved from place to place. However, each type of home has its own set of rules, specifications, and regulations.
Modular Homes Take Less Time to Build
When a home is built traditionally in an on-site setting, there can be numerous factors that delay the construction process. These include anything from soil issues to weather and can place serious delays on construction. However, a modular home is constructed in a controlled factory setting, and as such, the vast majority of the work won’t be subjected to delays related to weather or other natural causes.
You’ll Pay More Than Just Base Price
Your modular home options are endless, but the fact of the matter is that you will most likely end up paying more than simply the base price. Often, preset home plans include a base price that also includes construction, transportation of the modules to the final build site, and setting the home on its foundation. However, if you’re looking for custom modular homes and want to tweak the preset plan, you’ll end up paying extra for those added services, too.
There are countless advantages to owning a modular home, and these are simply a few of them. If you’re interested in learning more, contact a modular home builder in your area and explore the possibilities.
For more than 30 years, Yates Homes has served Central North Carolina and Central Virginia with the finest custom modular homes. Contact us today to schedule a tour or learn more about our custom floor plans.