A Simple Guide to Buying a Modular Home
There’s a lot of work that goes into buying a modular home. It’s nothing like your everyday purchases for groceries or clothes where you examine the product for a few minutes, at most, before buying. A smart homebuyer will have done their research well before making the purchase.
If you’re thinking about buying a modular home, there’s a lot to consider. You should learn as much as you can about modular homes in general, and if you’ve already selected a builder, you should read up on them too. Download our guide by submitting the form to get started!
Buying a modular home – or any home for that matter – can become stressful, but doing research on modular homes and modular home builders can help you make educated decisions throughout the process, and we’re here to make it as easy as possible for you!
If you’re in the process of making your decisions about buying a modular home, these checklists will help you get there! You can also Contact Us if you’d prefer to speak with us personally!
Find a builder that is/has:
- A Licensed Residential Builder to ensure the quality of your home.
- A Certified Energy Star Home Builder to ensure your home is energy-efficient, and maybe reduce construction costs.
- A Class A Contractor License, this guarantees that your contractor has at least 5 years of experience and has completed successful building projects in the past.
To speed the process along:
- Set a firm budget. It will help you to make informed decisions quickly if you’re unwilling to change your budget once the project starts.
- Get pre-approved for a mortgage home loan.
- Get copies of all contracts and agreements before signing to give yourself ample time to read them and look them over.
Tips from The Experts
We wanted to know what advice other experts have about buying modular homes. Below you’ll find their top tips for buying a modular home.
“Be sure to allow enough time initially to consider the best layout and design that works best with your lifestyle and family requirements and make sure these are reflected in any design or layout changes you wish to make to your home. Discuss these in detail with your builder and make sure that you are clear on the additional cost and any extra time delays associated with making these changes.”
“Make any design changes in one go before the construction process begins to avoid long expensive delays.”
“If you don’t have first-hand building industry management experience it’s not advisable to act as your own general contractor. You need to be familiar with all the legalities, planning, building codes and regulations. You also need to be aware of all the liabilities, especially with regard to working with different subcontractors. Be sure you do a thorough risk assessment before you consider taking on such a huge and stressful role.”
Buying your dream home may not always be a walk in the park, but there are things you can do to make it easier on yourself – and we hope this guide has helped. Remember these checklists and tips when embarking on the home buying process. For more tips, check out our guide above for buying tips.