Monday, February 17, 2014

3 Great Reasons to Buy a Modular Home

When it's time for you to buy a new home, you have several options. You could get a condo or townhome, a pre-owned house, or you could find a new development that's being constructed and get a brand new home. But there's another option that you might not have thought about before.  

Modular homes are gaining popularity. These are not the same thing as a motor home, trailer or a double-wide; they’re exactly what they sound like -- homes built in modules and then put together once each part is finished. They're a great option to consider for your next home and here are a few reasons why:

You get your home built very quickly
Buying from a builder in a lot could leave you without a home for several months. If you're selling your current home and have a limited amount of time to wait for a new one, this could be a problem for you.

Modular homes are built in factories using an assembly line style manufacturing technique, which allows the companies to get the job done very quickly. You don't have to wait around for subcontractors who won't show up, you don't have to worry about weather halting construction, and night-time work is even a possibility.

Your entire home can be built in just a couple weeks, after which it will take another couple of weeks to set the structure up on your plot. You could be in your new home in as little as a month.

It can be less expensive
Generally, a modular home builder can buy all the necessary materials in bulk, which can save them a lot of money. That savings is passed on to the home buyer. In addition, because the homes are built in a factory, there is far less waste and loss, which also keeps costs down. Labor can often be less expensive, too.

The best financial reason to opt for a modular home is that they come at a fixed price. There won't be any surprises or price increases when your house is done. That can sometimes be a real concern when you're dealing with an average builder -- they run out of materials and require more money to continue.

It is worth noting that modular homes won't always be cheaper, but in general the value can be higher.

You'll get a high quality home
A lot of new homes, especially in large, new developments, are built not just inexpensively but cheaply. Have you ever driven past a new lot and wondered how homes that big could be sold for so little? It's because they use cheap labor, cheap materials, and cheap construction.

Modular homes are built with precision by necessity, so that everything fits perfectly and lasts for a lifetime. The right builder won't skimp on the materials, either.

There are many builders, Custom Smart Homes for example, that take pride in constructing quality modular homes. Find one or a few in your area and do some research. Get to know them and pick the best one. You may find that a modular home is exactly what you've been looking for!

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