Modular home facts

  • Modular homes appraise the same as their on-site built counterparts do; they do not depreciate in value.

  • Modular homes can be customized.

  • Most modular home companies have in-house engineering departments that utilize CAD (Computer Aided Design).

  • Modular home designs vary in style and size.

  • Modular construction can be used for commercial applications, including office buildings.

  • Modular homes are permanent structures — “real property.”

  • Modular homes can be built on crawl spaces and basements.

  • Modular homes are considered a form of green building.

  • Modular homes are faster to build than 100 percent site-built homes.

  • Home loans for modular homes are the same as site-built homes.

  • Insurance premiums for modular homes are the same as site-built homes.

  • Taxes on modular homes are the same as site-built homes.

  • Modular homes can be built to withstand 175-mph winds.

  • Modular homes can be built for accessible living and designed for future conveniences.

How do modular homes differ from houses built on-site?

Because modular homes are built indoors, they can be completed in a matter of a few weeks, as opposed to months. They don’t see the typical on-site delays caused predominantly by the weather. Modular homes must conform to specific rules, guidelines and building codes that often surpass those of traditional on-site homes.

When considering a modular home, it is important to shop around, as not all companies that make factory-built homes are alike. There can be significant differences in quality, price and service. As with purchasing or building any home, it is crucial to do your research.