Some aspects of buying a modular home are a little different from the traditional home buying process. Here are 8 easy steps to buying a manufactured or modular home:
- FINANCE PLANNING
A pre-approved mortgage will help you determine what you can afford, how much you can borrow, how much of a mortgage payment you can handle and what those payments will be, what your interest rate will be for the term you’ve chosen and what happens if interest rates rise while you are looking for a home.
- FINDING A SITE/LOT
When purchasing a lot to place a manufactured home on, there are a few things to consider in order to ensure you purchase the correct lot for your factory built home: Size – Is the lot large enough for the home you want?; Zoning – Is the lot zoned for manufactured homes?; Access – Does the lot and surrounding area allow for a manufactured home to be delivered and set up?; Services – Can the requirements for hydro, water, and sewer be met?
- PLANNING DETAILS & FOUNDATION PREP
Let the planning begin! This is where you get to design a home built just for you with the details and finishes you want that work with your budget. Once the decisions have been made, a contract will be signed and site preparation can begin. This will include excavation, creating the foundation, drainage, and water and sewer setup as required by the site location. This work can be done by our experienced set up team or contracted out.
At this point, your job is done. Your home will be constructed in our indoor factory and the foundation work will be completed on site. The actual construction of the home takes only a short time as the home is built in a carefully orchestrated sequence, moving from one workstation to another with a quality assurance process built into every step.
- MODULAR TRANSPORT & HOME SET UP
Now it’s time for your home to be moved on site. Depending on the house and the location, the home will be rolled off a flatbed or lifted by crane in sections and set in place. In a matter of hours, the home will be securely assembled.
- EXTERIOR & INTERIOR FINISHING
Now that your new home is set, the builder will complete the exterior and interior finishes.
- WRAP UP & CLEAN UP
To ensure your new home is ready for move in, a crew comes to remove any leftover construction material.
- MOVE IN
Once all final inspections are completed by your local building department, you will be able to move in to your new home!