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|Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:27 am Post subject: 5 Tips You Should Know About Buying a prefab house
|1. Prefabs Are Faster to Build
For manufacturers that offer preset home plans, the base price of a modular home typically includes construction, transportation of the modules to the final build site, and setting the home on its foundation. Buyers can tweak a builder's preset plan -- say, you want hardwood floors throughout the home instead of carpet -- at additional cost.
Depending on the complexity of the home, it can take one to three months to build and get it move-in ready. From start to finish, it takes about two months to a year to construct a stick-built house.
5. You May Need to Be a Patient Seller
You may need a patient seller to teach you to install the prefab house or something like that.
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In assessing damage to residential neighborhoods in Dade County, Fla., after 1992's Category 5 Hurricane Andrew, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reported "relatively minimal structural damage in modular housing developments. The module-to-module combination of the units appears to have provided an inherently rigid system that performed much better than conventional residential framing." Translation: Prefabs can hold up better in extreme weather conditions than traditional stick-built structures.
2. You'll Pay More Than Just the Base Price for Your Modular Home
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Moduler house are constructed and inspected in a factory, where weather won't delay the process. The modules are then transported to the final building site. It takes about three days to fully assemble those components at the site.
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4.You Can Remodel Your Modular Home
3. Modular Homes Can Be Surprisingly Durable