Tracy, California,United States

Ending the Modular Home Epidemic


Modular homes are not the end-all be-all solution to the high cost of living in this country, and I want to take this opportunity to explain exactly why that’s the case. Modular homes are an option, not the solution, because modular homes aren’t always built in the same conditions or from the same materials as a house that was constructed on site – factors that can dramatically change both their price and their longevity. A modular home will never have the same value as one built on site, and I’ll explain why in detail below.

Is Modular Really Cheaper?
Many modular homes are built onsite at a factory, which can make it seem like they’re significantly cheaper than custom-built homes. But that’s not always true. The main issue is that many of these factories don’t do much work besides assembly; they hire outside workers to perform tasks like insulation and exterior siding. To truly compare modular and custom homes, you need to consider: total cost (including all labor), total square footage, quality of materials used and how long each process takes. A better way to look at modular is as an alternative to conventional construction. For example, if you want to get a house in shape quickly—or build it from scratch—modular is a great option for creating a beautiful home without destroying your budget.

How Much More Eco-Friendly Are They?
Because modular homes are built in a controlled factory environment, they don’t use up as much energy as conventional homes. However, because they aren’t built on-site, they also lack many of the energy saving features that are common in green home building today. In addition to using significantly less energy overall, eco-friendly construction methods (like straw bale and hempcrete) allow builders to create homes that are comfortable without using much heating or cooling at all. It takes a skilled builder to put these techniques into practice—something you won’t find with most modular home builders. Eco-friendly construction is likely more cost effective than investing in an off-site factory built home, too; particularly when it comes to things like insulation and roofing materials.

What Types Of Style Options Do You Have To Choose From?
A lot of people have a misconception about modular homes. They think they look like trailers and that they will never be able to sell them in their area. What’s great about modular homes is that there are many options available to you. There are many different styles you can choose from, including: lake style, beach style, traditional and contemporary. You can choose any one of these or mix them together to make your own unique style. If you want a 3-bedroom house but only need 2 bedrooms for yourself and your family then why not opt for a smaller sized home? This way you save money too! Or perhaps maybe you really want a 2-story home but have put it off because most 2-story homes tend to be very expensive?

Is It Possible To Customize The Look And Feel?
One of modular homes best selling points is that they can be customized to match your specific tastes. Before going with a modular home, you should ask yourself if you really want to customize your home. Depending on what look and feel you’re going for, there are some things that may not be possible when it comes to customizing your home. Are you after an industrial look? Are you more traditional? Will it work for both? There are many questions that must be answered prior to starting any project. If by chance you do decide to get a modular home but still want full customization, keep in mind that price will most likely increase because of the added time needed for customization.

Can I still customize my interiors with your product?
Customization is at heart of our business. In fact, we feel that our strengths lie in exactly what your asking about—the ability to design and build a custom home for you. We take pride in designing and building homes that match our clients’ needs, wants, likes and dislikes. Our attention to detail on every home we build is one reason why modular homes are so popular among our customers. Most importantly, we never force you into anything you don’t want or need; that would be against everything we stand for as a company! We work with an open mind toward your requests. That said, some areas may be more challenging than others when it comes to customization; check out some tips below if you are looking to do something unique in your new modular home

How Much Site Work Is Required?
A lot of customers think they know what they want until they actually see it in person. For example, a customer might say she wants an open floor plan, but when she sees a design with no doorways between rooms, she changes her mind. This might seem like an irrational decision at first glance. But if you take a step back and consider how individual personality traits often play into decision-making, you can start to see that making decisions is not as simple as it seems. That’s why we try to spend as much time with each customer as possible before creating their house plan—you never know what little things will matter most in your home down the road!

What about mortgages and rates on modular homes?
A common misconception is that modular homes are more expensive to build because of all of their customizations. In reality, mortgage rates on modular homes tend to be slightly lower than those on a similar site-built home due to their increased affordability (think lower overheads and decreased labour costs). The construction industry loves modular homes because they’re typically much faster and easier to build (saving them time, money and resources), meaning they can keep building new sites at a quicker rate. Additionally, homeowners are loving modular homes right now because of rising interest rates — which is another reason why we’ve seen such a huge increase in popularity since 2009.

Who owns the land rights on my property during construction?
When it comes to building a home, there’s more to consider than just which plan you want, who will be building it and how much it’ll cost. Will you own your home throughout construction? Or will a builder temporarily have control of your land? Do you even own all of your land? And what about those trees in your yard—can they stay or do they have to go? These are all questions that need to be addressed before construction begins, so find out if you’re missing any pieces of information.

How do you know what I want until I see it in person anyway?
The tricky thing about home ownership is that when it comes time to buy a house, there are so many options out there. Maybe you want a 3,000-square-foot contemporary in South Beach or an 800-square-foot ranch in Midtown—the possibilities are endless. That’s why building a home on your own plot of land gives you so much flexibility; not only can you build something on your own terms, but you can also design it exactly how you want it and build in exactly what you need. Even though modular homes seem like they might be limiting (because they’re mass produced and aren’t necessarily customizable), they don’t need to be: Homeowners can personalize their homes as much as any other kind of home.

How much time will it take from when I place my order to when I am completely done with my new home (months)?
The length of time from when you place your order to when you are completely done with your new home will vary based on how complicated it is. Generally, a simple two-bedroom, two-bathroom home could be done in as little as 4 months; however, a more complex design or with upgrades would take much longer. During construction we will update you every week and let you know what tasks have been completed and if any unforeseen issues arise that may cause delays. Most of our homes can be built within 8–9 months depending on complexity and weather conditions.

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