As a result of rising home prices, Supreme Modular allows our clients to save thousands of dollars in construction of their new modular homes through our unique and tested program. We have designed a proven system that allows our clients to eliminate builder fees and act as their own GC (General Contractor). Within our site you will find many plans to choose from or we can work together to design a custom modular home plan. Building modular homes in NJ has never been easier and more cost effective.
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Discovering the Value. In a state such as New Jersey, where housing and land prices are much higher than then national average, modular homes are a smart choice. Modular homes are built in controlled environments, utilizing highly skilled workers and state of the art methods and procedures. Learn more about modular construction by visiting one of our authorized sales consultants.
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Since Superstorm Sandy, the awareness and popularity of modular homes in NJ has sky-rocketed. Modular is enjoying a period of relevance and excitement that it never had before. There are many benefits that make them very attractive alternatives to traditionally built, or stick built, homes.
Traditionally, many homeowners think of modular homes in as trailers or ‘cookie-cutter’ structures that do not resemble traditionally-built houses. This may have been the case twenty or even ten years ago, but today, even seasoned professionals have difficulty discerning a modular home from a stick built home, from the outside.
The five primary advantages of modular homes in are speed of construction, quality control, cost control, design flexibility, and energy efficiency. Look on any good modular home website in NJ and you will likely find an article outlining these benefits. In this article, we will outline the primary benefits of modular homes, while highlighting some of the lesser-known benefits and also some pitfalls of which to be aware.
Where can modular homes be built
Most NJ municipalities these days treat modular homes and stick built homes the same. There typically are not restrictions on zoning and permitting for modular homes that would serve as barriers to building. However, in rare occurrences, a modular home may not be able to be built on a lot where there is restricted access to trucks, cranes, and other equipment due to such factors as hills, small roads, limited access areas, and wires that can’t be removed.
As with traditionally-built homes, cost is a function of many variables – location, finishes, level of customization, and more. The key here is realize that when you purchase a modular home, it is about 80% complete in a physical sense. When you purchase a modular home and have it set on your foundation or on stilts, you need to do the finishing work, which we will outline below.
On top of this cost will be costs such as demolition, engineering, site surveys, piles, and foundation work, where necessary. So if you have sticker shock at how low a modular home seems to cost, remember that you need to look at the big picture, not just the cost from the modular company.
Does a modular home require special financing?
No. However, some banks and lending institutions who have not done
their homework may make special request for information or hold the
process up a bit because they do not fully understand modular. Each
lender is different. It’s probably prudent to work with a lending
institution who is familiar and experienced with lending for modular
construction. This will make the process much easier.
Now that we have outlined three questions that you may have prior to further exploring the options of New Jersey modular homes, let’s outline the primary benefits that modular homes offer, in comparison to traditional stick-built homes.
Building Better Homes
Deciding to build a new modular home in NJ is exciting for the home buyer, but can also lead to months of waiting due to weather delays. The weather in the northeast is often unpredictable and winters can drag on causing the home building process to linger. According to a recent article by Accuweather “Fall 2014: Polar Vortex to Visit Northeast; South at Risk for Tropical Hit” New Jersey could face some rough weather this fall and upcoming winter.
The arctic vortex weather pattern that haunted the Midwest and Northeast regions last winter is setting up again. This will mean cooler than normal temperatures as well as more extreme weather events such as thunderstorms and snow storms. These weather patterns wreak havoc on building timelines of standard construction. Most home builders often refrain from starting new homes during a stretch of the fall and winter due to weather concerns.
Modular homes at the NJ Shore are an alternative to standard construction that is available year around. The modular home building process takes place within a climate controlled factory where construction continues throughout the fall and winter seasons. This offers homeowner many more options when it comes to designing their ideal New Jersey Shore home that will be ready in time for the next beach season.
Homeowners who choose to build a new home this fall and winter can rule out the polar vortex affecting their home build. Modular homes are built on a much shorter timeline, so even if buyers decide in early to late spring they could have a New Jersey shore home in time for beach season.