When you start searching for a new home, you have quite a few options in front of you. Do you go with an older home or a new one? One option you may have overlooked is a new modular home. We’ve gathered ten of the biggest benefits of building a modular home to help you make your decision. If you are interested in a modular home, call us at Mt. Vernon Dream Homes. We have a variety of options available, so you can find your perfect home without the stress of house hunting.
-Built Fast, Move In Fast
Unlike conventional build homes, modular homes are very fast to build. You could move into a modular home in as little as 12-16 weeks, which is about half the time it takes for a conventional build to be completed. They’re able to bypass a lot of the roadblocks that delay conventional build homes because they’re built indoors by an experienced team of professionals. That means they don’t have to worry about weather issues or other problems that can delay construction. With minimal delays, that means you can stay on schedule and move in much faster.
When you go with a modular home, you can either choose from one of a variety of standard designs or you can let your imagination flourish, as you design your own customized dream home. Additionally, many standard designs can be adjusted to fit what you are looking for. That can mean adding storage space, changing the façade, or adding more room to entertain your guests in. A modular home gives you a great deal of flexibility that allows you to build the house you’ve always dreamed of.
Modular homes, unlike conventional builds, have a fixed price attached to them. That means you won’t have to worry about something popping up out of nowhere to raise the price needlessly. You know exactly what you’re paying for and what you’re going to receive from day one. When you’ve selected the design you want, you’re given a fixed price, which includes the cost of planning, construction, and completion stages. Not only that, thanks to the controlled building environment, you won’t have to worry about cost blowouts that hit so many prospective homeowners.
-Less Site Impact
Whether you’ve previously moved into a conventional build home, or you’ve just driven past one under construction, you’ve no doubt seen the mess that it creates. Screws and nails litter the streets and yard and everything can turn into a muddy mess. Because modular homes are built to about 90 percent completion off-site, it keeps the site you’ll move into in much better condition.
From the moment you decide to build a home, there are a number of factors that have to be considered. Plans, permits, reports, and ratings all come into play, and that’s before ground has even been broken. A modular home represents an all-in-one package, and your consultant will be able to assist you through every step of the process. From planning to building, and finally to completion, you’ll have an expert on your side to ensure it all goes smoothly.
When purchasing a conventional build home, there are so many people you have to keep track of that you can start to feel lost. Going from a realtor to a contractor and everyone in between, they might not really understand what this home means to you. With a quality modular home builder, like Mt. Vernon Dream Homes, you’re matched with a consultant that will be with you through the whole process. They’ll help you with finding the right design for your needs and set up any financing that’s necessary. They want to do everything they can to get you into a home you love, and that personal touch makes a world of difference.
While modular homes are great for a variety of locations, where they really thrive is in country and remote areas. When a home is built on-site, you’re paying for those workers to travel and work for an extended period of time. When you’re out in the country, that labor cost goes up. Because modular homes are built off-site, the amount of travel time and labor cost associated with a rural build are drastically lowered.
Depending on which modular home you choose, it may come with a variety of amenities already included. That means it can be ready for you to move in and enjoy on day one. Consider the value proposition of each package offered to maximize how much you get for how much you pay.
-Energy Efficient Friendly
If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly home, modular homes are the perfect choice. They can be constructed with renewable materials to reduce the impact they have on the environment. You can also choose upgrades for further sustainability like water tanks, double-glazed windows, and even solar panels. Consider consulting with an energy rating expert to gather more ideas to reduce your new home’s carbon footprint and ensure you have lower energy bills.
Modular homes are incredibly customizable, their construction is headache-free, and you’ll be able to move into your new home in half the time as conventional build homes. For all of these reasons and more, we know you’ll be able to find the home of your dreams. To get the process started, call us at Mt. Vernon Dream Homes. Check out some of our single section and multi-section designs to get a feel for how unique these homes can be. We hope to hear from you soon!