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Old 07-12-2018, 08:32 AM
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Hi folks,
Like a lot of others, we are making retirement plans, hoping to exit the rat race. We currently reside in Fredericksburg VA, which has become the bedroom destination of Fairfax VA, and Washington DC.
I've been checking out northern AR on multiple real estate sites and it seems the majority of homes listed are much older, and needing a lot of updates. We would like a little bit of property, 2-5 acres perhaps. We have seen newer homes offered, but they tend to be on 1/4 ac lots. Anyways.......
We are thinking of buying a lot and and having a modular home brought in and assembled. I've personally built an addition on one of our past homes that doubled the square footage, had a builder build another home, and our current 3500 sq ft home was build by a lot of our own sweat equity, and subcontractors. I was the general contractor on that one. Never will do that again.
We've heard that the modulators go up much quicker than stick built and the quality can be better.
Any thoughts? Anyone been there, done that?
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:48 PM
Location: Boydton, VA
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Quality "can" be better.....or not, depends on the builder. Modulars are built in a factory, so yes the "on site" time would appear to be quicker than a stick built home, but what is the time frame from design approval/contract signing to move in ?
There is foundation to get ready, utilities to be brought to the site, infrastructure (heat/cool/water/power) to hook up. Any builder of modulars should be able to give you a time line. Here is one in my town.

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Old 07-27-2018, 11:19 AM
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Nodular homes have come a long long way even in the last 10 years...quality is quite good in 2018. Just check with the local county codes ! Some areas may require using special Simpsons for example.

But what do I know, I'm twisted.
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