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Expand Your Home With A Module - 01/20/09 09:17 PM
Thinking about adding on to your home? It may be easier than you think. It may be as simple as ordering modules from a factory which builds them to your specifications, then delivers them to your extended foundation. Less fuss, less mess, and, since the process is quick, you don't even need to move out while the work's being done. What will the modules look like? They'll look like however you want them to. Hire an architect to design your modules according to your needs as well as to mimic the architecture of your existing house. To see which modular manufacturers (1 comments)
Can I design my own new modular home? - 01/14/09 08:19 PM
Modular home layouts are created with functionality and design flexibility in mind. Thousands of modular home floor plans exist and are available for selection. Since most stock plans are designed and engineered to give you the maximum value for your dollar, it is probably in your best interest to start with a stock plan which closely resembles what you want, and make your changes from there. A good website at which to review pictures and floorplans of modular homes is http://Prefabexpo.com. There, not only can you peruse modular homes from every U.S. Manufacturer, you can also see which homes are deliverable (0 comments)
Going modular. Going green. - 01/14/09 07:40 PM
Building a home using traditional methods is, well, like choosing not to recycle. It's wasteful, to be sure. We've all seen the construction sites with their dumpsters overflowing with wasted building materials that never quite make it into building structures. This is because, as careful as they try to be, on-site construction crews are still dealing in less than perfect surroundings. A state-of-the-art factory setting is where precision is achieved. If you think about it, how would you like your newly-ordered dream car to be built from scratch and painted right in your front driveway, with whatever materials and workers were (1 comments)
Modular Homes Save Time and Money - 01/14/09 02:27 AM
Imagine, for a moment, that you are deciding to build a new house designed around your growing family, maybe even adding a mother-in-law suite as a cost-effective way of accommodating your aging parent. Maybe you're toying with the idea of adding on a home office so you can work from home, not only to save yourself from the ever-increasing costs for fuel, office attire, and dine-out lunching, but to be nearer to your loved ones. Think it's a ridiculous idea during the current housing crunch? Well, besides enjoying the aforementioned savings, you can save even more money on your new house (4 comments)
In Praise of Modular Homes - 01/09/09 09:27 PM
One of the main advantages of purchasing a Modular home is that it will generally cost 20-40% less than a comparable home built on-site, while meeting and many times exceeding the same quality standards. But, the savings doesn't stop there. Modular homes are built to precise specs, for a very energy-efficient, tight construction, which will reduce your heating bills in the winter, and will lower your air conditioning costs in the summer. Factory precision construction has another benefit. Decide to purchase a modular house and you'll be helping the environment, too! By using precise cutting methods, and by reusing extra materials, (1 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.