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Whether you’re a first-time buyer or looking for a change from your current home, modular homes have so much to offer. With a modular home you get to choose the floor plan of your house, as well as interior and exterior fixtures. You can also look forward to a much simpler design and construction process.
While traditional home construction is associated with an extended project length, which often becomes even longer as complications arise, modular homes can be designed, planned, and constructed on a much shorter timeline. Here’s what you can expect when having a modular home built for your family.
Planning & Design
Choosing a floor plan is often the first step in the process, one that requires a lot of thought. For example, the size of floor plan you choose must match the size and layout of your property. You may also want to customize your floor plan, which makes your modular home unique to your tastes and style. This part of the process can take as little as one week or several weeks to complete depending on your input. Your modular home company will also need to apply for permits to work on your property, which adds to the planning and design time.
Site Evaluation & Preparation
Similar to traditional home construction, the property where your home is being placed will need to be surveyed and evaluated. Land clearing is also performed, which can entail removing rocks, tree stumps, and other impediments. From there, soil is graded so the ground beneath your modular home is level. Some modular homeowners also choose to have a concrete slab poured before the home is constructed. In general, the site evaluation and preparation process usually take about five weeks, although larger plots of land may take longer to prepare.
Building Your Modular Home
The construction process for a modular home typically happens much quicker than a traditional home build. This is because the components of your home are built off-site in a factory, and then shipped to your property and constructed by your modular home team. In some cases, the entire home can be constructed in as little as four weeks, depending on the size of the property, its layout, and the fixtures you choose. Compare this to a traditional home build, which can take as long as six months in some cases.
A decreased construction timeline is just one of the many benefits available to modular home buyers in Albuquerque. If you’re interested this innovative and efficient process, our team at Fiesta Homes is happy to discuss your options.
Start by checking out our in-stock floor plans, which range from 16×76 to 28×74 in size. If you’d like more info, be sure to call (575) 525-4680 or contact us online. We can also connect you with a number of financing options to ensure you can afford the home of your dreams on a reasonable budget.
Many people have a dream of building a custom home but lack the funding or resources to see it through. Modular homes are a wonderful alternative, in this case. A modular home is constructed from pre-manufactured pieces, which ensures consistent, quality construction. Not only are these homes more affordable, they can also be erected on a much faster basis. Continue reading “Is Now A Good Time to Buy A Modular Home?”
The modular home trend has been steadily increasing since the first kit homes were developed in the early 1900s. Modular homes are composed of different factory-built components (or modules) that are shipped to a construction site and assembled for the homeowner. This style of building offers many benefits; it’s cost-effective, consistent in quality, and entails less labor when it comes to construction process.
Because of their ingenuity, modular homes are projected to play an important role in society going forward. Here are just a few of their potential future uses. Continue reading “How Will Modular Homes Be Used in the Future?”
Financing a modular home in Las Cruces, NM, is not necessarily difficult, but it is different. In many cases, you can finance a manufactured home with traditional home loans from Fannie Mae, the VA, Freddie Mac and other agencies. However, your eligibility for financing really comes down your eligibility as a borrower, the age and type of structure you wish to purchase and whether the structure is considered real or personal property. If you wish to finance a manufactured home in New Mexico, here’s what you need to know. Continue reading “Financing a Modular Home: What You Need To Know”
Fiesta Homes is the Las Cruces area’s source for high-quality mobile homes.
But what does it mean to provide high-quality mobile homes?
At Fiesta, it’s more than 20 years of providing beautiful homes from top manufacturers with no hidden fees and full-service installation to our customers.
The Best Mobile Homes
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Although the American Dream has changed, for most people, it still includes home ownership. But, even with the economic upturn and the rebound of the housing market, traditional stick-built homes are still out of reach for many. Even those who can afford conventional homes may still be searching for an alternative because they cannot find the perfect home on the market or are not satisfied with the quality of homes built on-site.
So, if conventional construction is not meeting prospective home owners’ needs, what is?
Manufactured homes. Pre-fab homes that offer unmatched quality and virtually limitless customization options at a more competitive price than stick-built homes are Continue reading “Are Manufactured Homes the Future of Housing?”
Is this the year that you have decided to make your dream home a reality? You can be in your new home faster than you ever imagined if you invest in a manufactured home now!
Your Manufactured Home Can Be Ready in Days
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Natural disasters affect every corner of the country, so no home is entirely immune to the threat or emergencies caused by catastrophes like wild fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. However, the threat of property damage that some natural disasters presents may be avoided by modular home owners because your home is mobile.
Types of Natural Disasters That May Be Avoided
In theory, you can avoid any natural disaster by moving if you have sufficient warning. However, rarely do you get sufficient warning. So, the natural disasters that can most practically be avoided are the ones that do provide some kind of advanced warning or are seasonally expected.
Take wildfires, for instance. Wildfires that threaten homes are typically spotted days, possibly even weeks before. In the meantime, crews are working to contain and/or put out the fire, which may extend the window for evacuation and modular home relocation.
If you plan ahead (see considerations below), you may be ready to move with less notice, making it possible for you to relocate your home upon hearing news of an inbound storm and/or flood warnings.
Considerations for Modular Home Relocation
Although modular homes are mobile, they are not easily relocated. It takes quite a bit of planning to execute a move, but saving your home from destruction from a natural disaster is worth the effort. Some preparations required include:
Interior and Exterior Preparation: The physical movement of the home will trigger whatever is inside to shift. So, you must remove heavy, bulky and fragile items from the house. Since the home will be subjected to high winds (or the equivalent produced by highway travel), exterior decorations and skirting should be removed. Secure any loose item tightly. Explore your insurance options to see if additional coverage for damage during relocation is possible.
Utilities: Ensure that all utilities are detached before moving to a new site. To avoid injuries, get professional help to handle dangerous utilities such as gas and electricity.
Moving Companies: Get referrals from people you trust to avoid paying too much or hiring a company that does not have the right experience and/or capabilities to relocate a modular home.
Get permits: Most municipalities require permits to relocate a modular home. Your moving company may be able to assist you with the process of getting permits for moving and relocating.
You should also familiarize yourself with laws and zoning regulations in the area to which you plan to relocate to avoid fines and penalties.
As New Mexico’s modular home experts, Fiesta Homes can provide you with vital information and resources for homeowners creating a disaster moving plan. Please contact us to learn more.