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Is There A Best Time To Purchase A Modular Home?

Many individuals, couples, and families dream of building their own custom home, but they aren’t quite sure when they should decide to take that leap. When is the best time to buy a modular home, and is building a modular home a financially sound option? We’re glad you asked!

The Difference Between Modular and Traditional

A common reason why homebuyers hesitate to go custom is that they look at the wrong information before making a decision. When they research traditional custom homes, they see red flags like material fees, weather delays, scheduling errors, etc., which are red flags that should warn them off. There is no doubt that custom modular homes end up looking just like custom stick-built homes at the end of the process, but they are built in a much different way.

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In the course of building a traditional home in the winter, for instance, you may encounter numerous delays due to the ice and snow that can result in increased construction costs and delays. In the meantime, contractors build your modular home in a factory and then assemble it on site after it has been built in a factory. As a result, weather delays are eliminated and the need to select a “best season” for homebuilding is eliminated as well. As a result, the housing market becomes the homebuyer’s primary consideration.

What Does the Current Housing Market Look Like?

When it comes to the general housing market, we are happy to tell you that right now is the best time to buy a modular home as far as the general housing market is concerned. Despite the fact that the cost of site-built homes has been rising due to an increase in demand, the price of modular homes has remained stable and consistent during the same period. Because of this, professionals are able to build modular homes directly to order without being impacted by weather conditions, material fees, assembly delays, etc.

What Does a Modular Home Timeline Look Like?

The length of time it takes to build each order varies depending on the size and complexity of the order. From order to delivery, most modular homes can be built in a period of 3-4 months, while traditional custom homes can take up to a year to complete. A typical modular construction timeline looks something like this, which is followed by most modular construction companies.
Choose a floor plan and design the home layout.
Begin site prep.
Build the foundation while modules are being constructed in the factory.
Transport and assemble modules on location.
Finish hookups and complete final walk-through.
There are several major benefits to building modular homes, one of which is the fact that the foundation of the home can be constructed while the home itself is being built. As a result, a lot of time is saved and the process is considerably sped up.

Other Benefits of Building Modular

There has never been a better time to build a custom home, but what are some other advantages of building a modular home?

1. Cost-efficiency

A major advantage of modular construction is its consistently low cost. As a result of faster building times and less material waste, a modular home is far more affordable than a traditional home over the long run.

2. As custom as you want it to be

It is common for some homebuyers to want to have a fully customized home, while others choose a home plan from a list of existing plans that are available. Building modular homes gives you the option to either build the home of your dreams on your own or work along with an experienced designer to create the perfect home for you.

3. Easy to add to later

Think of your modular home as being a set of “building blocks” that can be added to later. Whether you are a growing family or you just haven’t decided if you want that finished basement, there’s always room to add and improve.
Feel free to contact us today, if you would like more information on the advantages of modular home building, or if you would like a consultation. Our team at Rocky Mountain Modular knows that choosing a home is likely one of the most important financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. It is our commitment to be your guiding light during this process because we are an experienced modular home builder.

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