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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Winter Building Challenges: Four Good Reasons Why Modular Makes Sense

Posted on Jun 21st, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

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 down the road. The bottom line is snow and […]

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Modular Building Just Makes Sense

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2016 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, […]

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Modular Homes vs. Homes Built On-Site

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

  Some people might ask, “Why should I purchase a modular home?” When the question is raised, our response is, “Why shouldn’t you buy a modular home?” Both types of homes have great benefits, but one exceeds the other in almost every way. Here are some of the main criteria you should consider when evaluating both types of construction. Exterior Appearance Modular: It is assumed that a modular home is always identifiable from the outside because it may look more plain or boxy than site built homes. This couldn’t be further from the truth. With the advent of Computer Assisted Design, you can achieve the look and style that you want. Most modular manufacturers such as Westchester Modular Homes allow […]

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How a Modular Home is Constructed – Part 3 Roofs

Posted on May 22nd, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Plan Central

Have you ever wondered how modular units all come together to become a quality built home? In the next series of blogs we will be pulling back the curtain so to speak, and educating you on what specifically happens behind the scenes in the building of a modular home. In these blogs we’ll be taking you through our factory one production stage at a time to discuss the specifics of how a modular home is built. Last week we began with floors. This week Roof/Ceiling Systems will be the topic. As mentioned in our previous blogs, roof systems are built simultaneously at the same time as walls and floors. Roof systems will be discussed in the upcoming blog series. Unlike […]

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Make an Apples to Apples Specification Comparison

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

       A little comparison shopping can mean the difference between being disappointed and feeling fully satisfied with your new home purchase. As mentioned in a previous blog entry, manufacturers’ base specifications can vary quite a bit and it is very important to know the details of a specification and their applications in order to make a qualified judgment on which is right for you. Some manufactures begin with a much better set of quality specifications, but might have a little higher base cost. Others may start with a bare bones spec philosophy in order to get to the lower house price point, which may force you to either settle for specifications not of your choosing or to purchase options a […]

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Modular Commercial Building: A Smart Choice for Your Business

Posted on Apr 30th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

If your business is growing fast, you may be overwhelmed with decisions regarding how to scale your operations, such as: Do we hire more staff, and if so, what departments need help? Should we upgrade our equipment, and if so, what should we purchase? Should we invest in a newer, larger facility, or should we expand our existing structure? We have an answer for that third question — use commercial modular buildings. Modular commercial buildings are a smart option for adding extra space. They’re cost-effective, easy to build relative to finding a new workplace, and able to take advantage of the latest in building technologies. Let’s examine each of these points and determine whether a modular building would work well […]

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