When it comes to buying a new home, there are an overwhelming number of options out there. But did you know that choosing a modular home could save you money while still providing all the benefits of a traditional “stick-built” home? Read on to learn more about what a modular home is and why this could the affordable and functional solution you’ve been looking for.
If you still have questions or would like more information on buying a modular home, call Home Nation today at 1-877-50-HOMES. We would be happy to discuss your options and help you design the home of your dreams!
A modular home is a type of manufactured home that is pre-built inside a factory and then transported to your location, where it is assembled by a professional builder. Although a modular home is different from both a mobile and stick-built home, it does have some similarities to each type.
You can really create a world of your own inside modular homes. Design ideas and variations are limitless. Choose the style that you prefer inside your modular home, choosing from numerous of prebuilt structures and designs.
Although terms like “modular, “mobile,” and “manufactured” are often mistakenly used interchangeably, there are a few important differences between them. Let’s start with the term “manufactured.” A manufactured home is any home that is built inside a factory and then transported to its site. “Stick-built” homes, on the other hand, are built directly onsite.
Within the category of manufactured homes are both mobile and modular homes, meaning that both of these types are built in a factory. The difference between a mobile home and a modular home has to do with the building code for each. Mobile homes are built to the national Housing and Urban Development (HUD) code, whereas modular homes are built in accordance with local building codes.
So what does this mean for your home? In essence, when you buy a modular home, your state or even county will determine its building code, just like it would for a conventionally-built home. For this reason, a modular home is indistinguishable from a traditional stick-built home.
When you are buying a home, it is really important to consider a number of factors to ensure that the home you are potentially buying will be able to suffice all of your comfort and financial needs. Modular homes have started increasing in popularity. More and more people are choosing to buy modular homes, and for good reason.
Modular homes come with a long list of benefits that you just can’t get with a traditional home. One of the greatest things about modular homes, in comparison to stick-built homes, is that a same sized modular home can come to cost 20 to 30% less than if it was stick built home. Addition benefits to buying modular homes include the following:
Check out our blog post 5 Reasons to choose a Modular Home to learn more about why modular homes are really one of the best options that there is out there.
Modular and mobile homes are just as safe, if not safer, than traditional stick-built homes. While they are no more susceptible to wind, storm, or fire damage than stick-builds, modular homes are actually 50% less likely to experience a fire than regular homes.
Additionally, modular homes are often installed upon a permanent foundation system that is compliant with not only the construction code but also the manufacturer’s installation guidelines.
If you’re interested in taking the next step toward designing and building your modular home, you can start by browsing through the high-quality models that we offer, including the popular Breeze floorplan, which we sell weekly.
Home Nation is a family-owned business dedicated to delivering high-quality AND affordable homes to families across the country. We are based in Gosher, Indiana, but also have offices in four additional locations across the country and are continuing to expand to better serve our nation-wide customers.
When you shop with Home Nation, you're not just buying a mobile home—you're also buying our excellent customer service. We can help you design, order, set, and even finance your new home. At the end of the day, we’re on a mission to provide you a home that you absolutely love at an affordable price.
If you’d like to learn more about Home Nation or would like more information about how to get started designing the perfect house for you and your family to call home, give us a call today at 1-877-50-HOMES