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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Modular Building Just Makes Sense

Posted on Jan 18th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

Are cars built in parking lots? Are ships built on the ocean? Why is it then that homes are built outside? If you take anyone inside a modular production facility, you tend to hear the same response, “Wow, this just makes complete sense!” That is said so often, because it does. There are a myriad of reasons why Modular Building Systems are better than traditional stick by stick building that is done outdoors. Modular homes are constructed by a proven method known as Building Systems in an enclosed climate-controlled facility. This means that the home is completed in a systematic manner with clearly defined processes, procedures and quality controls. Because the home is built inside in a climate-controlled environment, the […]

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Winter Building Challenges: Four Good Reasons Why Modular Makes Sense

Posted on Oct 19th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

Winter Building Challenges:  Four Good Reasons Why Modular Makes Sense Outside building using the stick by stick method is loaded with complications and potential problems, compounded further by the challenges of winter weather. The good news is that you have an alternative. By having your home constructed using modular building systems, the majority of your home will be built indoors in a climate-controlled production facility—thus preventing weather-related issues as well as possible future problems with your new home. Modular building can also save you time and money. Weather Weather is the enemy of the homebuilder and the new construction home buyer. If you choose to build on site utilizing outdated building methods, you may be dealing with problems later on […]

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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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