FAQs About Modular Homes

Modular Homes NC VAThe buzz surrounding modular homes has increased quite a bit in the last few years, and we at Yates Home Sales are happy the word is spreading about all the great reasons to go modular. Site-built homes still outnumber modular builds by a long shot, however, so it’s easy to see why so many people are curious about going modular but never do. People tend to resist the unknown, but with more and more people choosing to get more by spending less with the modular route, our homes are becoming increasingly popular. With more notoriety, though, comes more questions, and we want to answer them. We’ve helped NC and VA home buyers bring their dream home to life for years, so we understand why those go who mod become modular evangelists, and we’re sure the trend is here to stay for a long time once the answers below get out!

So let’s take a look at some of the questions most frequently asked about modular home builds.

If modular home builds are built off-site and transported, wouldn’t that cost more money?

Nope. Actually, modular builds cost an average of 30% less than traditionally-built homes. The reason for the cost savings is that construction time is better optimized than you’d find with a site-built home. Why? Because there’s no stopping construction for a week due to surprise inclement weather. Prefabricated home construction is year-round because the homes are mostly built in a secure indoor facility.

Does it take a long time to construct a modular home?

Not at all. Again, when you don’t have to stop for weather conditions, the steps move along fairly quickly. At Yates Home Sales, we have a smooth, efficient six-step process that takes you from the beginning of your search to your move-in date hassle-free. We’ve thought of everything, and we’ll walk you through each step with a level of expertise and customer service that gives you peace of mind and gets you the results you want. Click to read more about our process.

Are modular homes made to be energy efficient?

Yes! Yates is a certified Energy Star builder, so we build according to their standards. We take extra steps to ensure powering, heating, and cooling your home is done efficiently to save you money and help conserve environmental resources. Click to learn more about our energy-saving efforts, as well as the benefits to an energy-efficient modular home.

Are modular homes marketable?

Absolutely. Popularity of modular homes is on the rise, and by the time you’re ready to sell (if you ever do!), the preference toward modular will be even greater. The tremendous cost saving you get by going modular are a very marketable selling point.

Are modular homes built to all the standard codes?

Definitely. Modular home builders must conform to the same local building codes as a those of site-built homes. In fact, local home inspectors have said our modular builds are often more structurally sound than the traditionally built homes they see.

If the homes are all built in a facility, how do you avoid getting a cookie-cutter house?

Easy. We offer a large range of custom options so you can put your mark on both the interior and exterior of the house you choose. It wouldn’t be the home of your dreams if it wasn’t customized around you and your family’s needs and preferences! Learn more about our included features options and home upgrade choices here on our site.


So there you have it: a long list of more reasons for going modular! For further questions, browse through our online resources center, or give Yates Home Sales a call today!


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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!

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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!

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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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