What are peoples experience with Modular homes? I am buying land and trying to decide what is better to do - build from the ground up or put a modular home on the property. TIA
I've had a bunch of good experiences and a couple tough ones with modular, but i'm generally a big believer in them.
The key times modular makes sense:
- cost of modular is lower than comparable quality with stick built (this applies to most high cost areas in the U.S.)
- you have a site that isn't prohibitively challenging with modular (i.e. no blocking power lines, accessible by a large truck, etc. - I have a large checklist for this)
- you're in an area where the inclement weather or demand for local labor means building much of the house offsite will make the process easier and faster