Bigger is Better VS Less is More

Posted on Nov 4th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

Have you ever walked into an average home from 50, 75 or even 100 years ago? What was your first reaction? Was it that the rooms seem really small? Why are the closets tiny? Were the ceilings low? There is a simple reason why your observations are true. Housing at that time for most people was a basic need and what you were able to purchase was purely based on what you could afford on little or no credit. Times have definitely changed, but it seems after years of incredible home starts and the age of McMasions, the concept that big is always better is rapidly becoming passé. This has become an undeniable fact in homebuilding. In recent years, people […]

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Modular Building: Smarter, Greener, Faster

Posted on Oct 28th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

Modular Building: Smarter, Greener, Faster   Today’s buyers are looking for energy-efficient, affordable homes. In the age of skyrocketing energy prices, homeowners want to live in houses that conserve energy. In addition to saving money, they’re also doing their part to protect the environment and keep the planet healthy for future generations. On the other side of the equation, today’s builders are looking to reduce their costs as much as possible, particularly while confronting an uncertain economic future. To protect their bottom lines, builders need projects to be wrapped up as quickly as possible. This also allows them to sell more properties over the course of a year. To satisfy all of these needs, many buyers and builders are turning […]

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Why Renovate When You Could Have a Modular Home Rebuild?

Posted on Oct 28th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

What do you do when you love your neighborhood but not your home? Should you renovate or rebuild your home? Most people renovate to make their home work for them. However, more people are turning to modular rebuilding as a way to build their perfect home in a neighborhood they love. Many people consider rebuilding a home when a natural disaster has caused extensive damage, while others have ongoing structural issues such as mold or pests and demolish the house when other options fail. Rebuilding your home can also increase your property value, particularly if nearby homes have a higher value. If you’re trying to decide between renovating or rebuilding, this guide will help you determine the best option for […]

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Building in the winter months could save you money!

Posted on Oct 26th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

Did you know winter is a great time to build a home? One fact that new home buyers should know is that your building window is much wider when you choose to construct your home via the modular building system. Since modular production facilities run all year around unlike traditional stick building, stick building is much more limited and vulnerable due to the weather. They are only able to build during a small part of that winter season if any.   A fact that is not often shared with people outside the industry is that production for manufacturers sometimes wanes during the winter months, but that is good news for you. During the winter months manufacturers may have promotions that […]

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The Relationship between You, the Modular Manufacturer and the Modular Home Builder

Posted on Oct 14th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

As mentioned in the blog “The 9 Best Ways to Choose a Modular Home Manufacturer”, your builder plays a vital role in the home building and purchasing process. To break it down there is three essential components to building a modular home. The manufacturer works together with the modular builder to construct your home but each has very different responsibilities. If your initial contact is with the modular manufacturer they will put you in touch with a builder that is a part of their builder network. If the reverse is true and you contact the builder first, he or she will probably use the manufacturer that they have an established working and business with. In any case the modular builder […]

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Multi-Family Housing: Why Build Modular?

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Plan Central

Most people think of single-family homes when they think of modular building. Many builders assume modular building styles are only suitable for individual houses. But modular building can be used for much more.   Today, building modular multi-family homes is a popular option. Modular multi-family housing, or prefab multi-family homes, is a great way to build high-quality homes. At the same time, it’s easy to stay on schedule and in budget with modular building.   Just like with single family-residences, you can customize the design of multi-family modular homes to meet your needs, weather you are looking for a townhouse or a multi-unit apartment complex our designs are equally diverse.   Here at Westchester Modular, we work with both developers […]

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10 Ways to Choose a Modular Home Manufacturer

Posted on Sep 28th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Plan Central

The first thing you should know is that no modular manufacturer is the same. Selecting a modular home manufacturer is similar to most any buying decision you make; there is the good, the bad and the ugly. Manufacturers come in a range of sizes from small to medium to large. Some build literally over a thousand homes per year and others less than a few dozen. Some manufactures specialize in dealing with a very custom product and others may be limited in their options and amenities. Most manufacturers are limited in the geographic area they market to and are generally limited to a 300 mile radius that they can ship due to cost considerations. Also, manufacturers typically have different series […]

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