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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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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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Log Cabin Modular Homes: Rustic Retreats

Posted on Feb 1st, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Modular Home Style Series

The image of a woodland log cabin gently piping away smoke from its chimney is deeply ingrained in the American popular consciousness. A rustic retreat far away from the pressures and strains of the modern world, log cabins represent a relaxing escape. If you have a strong desire to design a year-round long cabin home, it’s wise to consider modular log cabin homes. Let’s take a quick look at how log cabins developed and explore the details that make them unique, so you can decide if one is right for you. History The simple design and relatively easy construction of a log cabin has long been of interest to builders worldwide. The process of hewing logs to build housing has […]

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Modern Modular Homes: An Innovative Choice

Posted on Jan 25th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Modular Home Style Series

Modern architecture: a coupling of the most cutting-edge refinements in construction technologies with the latest in design touches. A modern home is a home that displays an interest in the new, the unfamiliar, and the bold. They may also contain features that help optimize a lifestyle and contribute to a greener, more efficient planet. Modern homes have a long history of aesthetic individuality. Many well-remembered visionaries are counted within the Modern tradition, among them Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America’s best known and loved architects. Let’s take a look at the history of modern homes and their design features, so you can determine whether a modern home would be right for you. We’ll also provide insight into a specific type of […]

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Colonial Modular Homes: American Classics With European Flair

Posted on Jan 18th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Modular Home Style Series

The Colonial home is a classic residential design that spawned several different variations over its several-hundred year existence. Offering homeowners touches of older European styles, the Colonial is a highly adaptable template to use to craft your dream home. It integrates several different architectural traditions in a way that reflects the very diversity of the nation in which it developed. Let’s take a look at the history and design features of a Colonial, so you can determine whether it would make the right home for you.     History American Colonial homes originated in the United States’ first settlements during the 17th and 18th centuries. They were influenced by several European architectural styles: British, Spanish, French, and Dutch. Colonial homes […]

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Make Your Residential Dreams Come True With a Custom Modular Home

Posted on Jan 11th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Modular Home Style Series

Make Your Residential Dreams Come True With a Custom Modular Home Have you spent years dreaming of a home you could truly call your own, designed to your exact specifications? Are you unsatisfied with the traditional home styles available on the market currently? Do you love the overall feel of a Cape home, but want to add in the fine touch of a Craftsman exterior? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a custom modular home is an investment worth considering. A custom designed modular home offers a huge range of design and efficiency options and comes at a price point well below that of a traditionally built custom home. What’s more? It’s constructed in a relatively speedy […]

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The Cape Cod Style Modular: A Rustic American Classic

Posted on Jan 4th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Modular Home Style Series

The Cape Cod house is as firmly embedded in the imagery of New England as clam chowder, rocky beaches, and quaint town greens. A design that dates back over three hundred years, it remains a popular style for homeowners well into the 21st century. Cape Cod homes are a great choice for those looking for a house that’s small, sturdy, and stylish. Let’s take a look at the history and design features of a Cape and consider whether it’d be the right choice for your dream home: History The Cape Cod house was designed by British settlers in New England in the 1600s. It was based on an ancient design that was popular in the United Kingdom. Timothy Dwight, a […]

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