Although modular homes have recently seen a surge in popularity, the principles of modular construction have actually been around since the early 20th century. Sears Roebuck actually began selling the earliest modular homes through their catalogue!
Since then, modular homes have become quite a bit more sophisticated, and today it’s possible to buy a high-quality home that will be practically indistinguishable from a site-built home. Fiesta Homes has a number of modular home floorplans available to browse and customize, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.
What is a Modular Home
A modular home, also called factory built home, is a home whose components are built in a factory with an assembly line process. The individual modules that will make up the finished home are then shipped to the final location, where the home is assembled. Modular homes are also built to different building codes than mobile homes.
You can learn more about the difference between modular and manufactured homes by clicking here.
Is a Modular Home Right for You?
Modular home floorplans vary widely between models and manufacturers, and it’s possible to create the home of your dreams through customization. For many people, modular homes are ideal: They bypass many common issues with site-built homes, such as exposure to the elements during construction. They are also viewed as “real property” by many mortgage companies, and they don’t depreciate in value the same way as some mobile homes.
That said, many of the benefits of modular homes are available to mobile home owners as well. The decision ultimately comes down to which floorplans most appeal to you and what construction style best suits your needs. Come talk to us at Fiesta Homes if you need help deciding between a modular and mobile home. Our experienced staff can help you make the choice.