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Modular Home Facts

There are some misconceptions about modular homes. We set the record straight.

18 Facts About Modular Homes

  • Modular homes are built in a factory environment with factory standards of quality control and then are transported to the permanent location of the home.
  • Modular homes are set on a permanent foundation.
  • Modular homes appraise the same as their on-site stick-built counterparts do; they do not automatically depreciate in value.
  • Modular homes can be customized.
  • Most modular home companies have in-house engineering departments and quality control departments that supervise the work.
  • Modular home designs vary in style and size.
  • Modular construction can be used for commercial buildings and office buildings.
  • Modular homes are permanent structures and are generally assessed as real property.
  • Property taxes on modular homes are the same as site-built homes.
  • Modular homes can be built on crawl spaces and basements.
  • Modular homes are considered a form of green building.
  • Modular homes are faster to build than 100% site-built homes.
  • Home loans for modular homes are the same as site-built homes.
  • Insurance premiums for modular homes are the same as site-built homes.
  • Mobile or manufactured homes require their own dedicated homeowners insurance.
  • Modular homes can be built to withstand up to 173-mph winds.
  • Modular homes can be built for accessible living and designed for future conveniences.
  • Modular homes are as safe during storms as stick-built homes. In fact, standards for manufactured homes are more stringent than regional and national building codes for site-built homes.

Believing is not knowing.