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Modular Homes Are Stronger: FEMA

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

  Modular homes are constructed offsite, transported to your land and then assembled. Because of this unique process, many think of modular homes are being less substantial and strong than traditional construction. Some ever wonder openly: Are modular homes safe? The first answer is “yes” — modular homes are extremely safe. But there’s a secret behind modular homes that many may find surprising: They’re actually safer than traditional homes. This assessment comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, better known as FEMA. FEMA is the organization that responds first when disaster strikes in areas around the United States and their experience shows that FEMA modular homes stand up just as well as, and often better than, traditionally constructed homes. Here’s […]

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Luxurious Home Design Trends for 2017

Posted on Apr 27th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Luxurious Home Design Trends for 2017 What’s in store for luxury home design trends in 2017? Look for several new themes to emerge, both in luxury modular homes and traditionally constructed homes. Here’s a look at several of the most prominent themes for 2017: Outdoor Spaces: Do you have a patio or other outdoor space for gathering? These outdoor spaces are the ideal venue for spending time in 2017. There’s nothing quite like sitting outside on a beautiful spring day or summer evening, looking at the stars and enjoying something to drink. Make sure you have the perfect space for outdoor gathering. Emphasized Kitchens: Kitchens are becoming the new living rooms — spaces where everyone gathers to eat and talk […]

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8 Best Upgrades to Build Into Your Modular Home

Posted on Mar 9th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

When you’re preparing to build a home, you want to see your vision become a reality. When you choose the many benefits of a modular, you’ll have the ability to customize your design, and integrate the upgrade options into your dream home. To help you prioritize where you should invest in your luxury modular home, here’s a look at some top upgrades: Porches: There’s nothing quite like having an outdoor space that’s friendly, welcoming and usable. When you’re considering upgrades for your modular home, consider adding a porch in some area of the house, whether in the front, on the side or in the back. You’ll be glad you chose this upgrade when you’re out enjoying the beautiful spring and […]

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Modular Homes vs. Mother Nature: Who Wins?

Posted on Feb 21st, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Modular homes are a popular option for consumers who want high-quality living environments that are built with tight timelines and cost controls. But there’s a lingering questions as consumers consider a non-site-built home: Are modular homes safe? The answer to this question is a resounding “yes,” and the safety of modular homes becomes apparent when you take a closer look at how they’re manufactured. Read on to learn more about modular homes, their safety and why they’re actually safer than site-built alternatives. Modular Homes: Stronger Than Site-Built According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), modular homes are safer than site-built homes when it comes to handling natural disasters. This assessment is based on FEMA’s review of storm-stricken areas in […]

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How to Move Without Stress: 5 Stress-Free Moving Tips

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Moving is a universally dreaded reality of the modern world. Don’t let the prospect of a move cause you anxiety. Here are a few tips to reduce stress and help you refocus on the exciting future that lies ahead of you in your new home. Properly Plan A plan for executing your move can help focus your mind on the task and remind you to include details you may otherwise forget. Let’s say you’re making a cross-town move over the course of a week. You should spend the first few days sorting, packing, and cleaning. After that, spend 2-3 days executing the move. Once you’ve moved in, give yourself a couple days to unpack and decompress. Make sure to build […]

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How Long Does It Take to Build a Modular Home?

Posted on Sep 16th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

As the idea of modular home construction begins to catch on amongst mainstream builders, homeowners from all walks of life are now enjoying the benefits of the modern modular home. Built in various segments, also known as modules, within a climate-controlled setting, there are a number of benefits inherent to the process that just aren’t seen when building a home on-site. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License Benefits of Modular Home Construction The graphic above highlights some of the most obvious benefits of modular home construction. Reductions in overall waste as well as construction-related expenses are at the top of the list, but modular homes also boast shorter project timelines and the luxury […]

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What Is Home Equity?

Posted on Sep 14th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

If you’re considering buying property, you’ve probably heard a lot about the importance of building home equity. If it’s been a few years since your last economics or finance course, don’t worry — we’ll provide you with a quick refresher on how home equity works and discuss the benefits of building it. There are a few components involved in the purchase of a home: your down payment, your mortgage amount, and your equity. Let’s say you’re looking to purchase a home for $100,000 and have 20% — $20,000 — saved for a down payment. Your mortgage amount will then be $80,000, and your down payment will be converted into equity once the home sale is complete. Every time you make […]

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How Energy-Efficient Modular Homes Can Help You Save on Utility Bills

Posted on Aug 13th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Gauging average monthly utility bills can prove difficult as you’re trying to purchase a new home. Utility bills can be confusing variables, but rest assured that a modular home can be built to your specifications using energy efficient materials to help minimize your utility costs. For many potential homebuyers, modular building is a cost-effective way to own an attractive, durable unit that will stand the test of time. Let’s take a look at a few energy efficient materials you can include in a modular home. Windows Windows are an important part of your home’s envelope, which also includes siding, doors, and insulation. Your home’s envelope helps regulate heat flow, sustaining warm air in the winter and cool air in the […]

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Your Complete Guide to New Modular Construction in Connecticut

Posted on Jul 13th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Connecticut is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the U.S. It’s hard to visit and want to go home again. Maybe it’s time you turn to New Haven County, New London County or Middlesex County to become your new home base, and let Westchester Modular Homes make sure it’s the perfect move. We’ve been working in the local markets since 1986 and have helped generations find the home they’ve always dreamed of. Modular homes give you everything you want without requiring you to look for new lots or deal with piecemeal remodels that seem to cost more and more each time. You’ll find many benefits when choosing a modular home no matter where you live, but there […]

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An Overview of Modular Beach Homes

Posted on Feb 8th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Modular Home Style Series

  Beaches have long provided individuals and families with opportunities for recreation and fun. Playing in the sand, swimming, and tanning are fixtures of summertime beach fun enjoyed by people all around the world. Many of these individuals and families have built homes on the beach to escape to during the summer months. You may be in a position to own such a property. As you consider your options, you may be debating between constructing a traditional home and investing in a modular beach home.   Modular beach homes make terrific options for vacation properties. They can be assembled much faster than their traditionally built counterparts. They’re also more cost-effective and are generally outfitted with the latest in efficient green […]

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