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 November 25, 2015    ~     Vol VIII    Issue 38

Modular Home Construction vs. Traditional Home Construction 

Advances in technology and building processes have opened up a world of endless possibilities for modular construction, providing strong competition with traditional home building. Highly controlled factory warehouses, similar to automobile factories provide a safe environment for modular home construction. Weather conditions are not a detriment to the materials, and quality control is located at each station for providing adherence to some of the highest standards for home construction in the business. Compare the benefits of modular home construction over traditionally built homes. Continued at the bottom right....

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In each new issue of Top Active Adult Communities, we bring you new and established active adult communities from across the country.  Not all of these developments are age-restricted - some of them attract singles and families - but many of them offer the amenities and lifestyle sought by retirees and empty-nesters.



Bayfront at Rehoboth

31566 Rachel Ave., Lewes, Delaware   19958

(302) 226-1994

Single family homes

Priced from the $356,900

Age Restriction:  All-ages waterfront and boating community

Web Site

Rehoboth Bay private beach, amazing views, bayfront pool, jogging and walking trails, community center, gazebo, seven nearby golf courses

Nature Walk at Seven Hills

76 Seven Hills Boulevard, Dallas, Georgia  30132

(770) 231-3919

Single family homes

Priced from $267,069

Age Restriction:   All ages

Web Site

Three neighborhoods, community garden, dog park, wellness center

Villas on Wood Forest

451 Maxey Road, Houston, Texas   77013

(713) 330-0338


Priced from $540 per month

Age Restricted:  55+

Web Site

Clubhouse, computer center, on-site convenience store

Sands RV Resort

16400 Bubbling Wells Rd., Desert Hot Springs, California  92240

(888) 940-8989

Manufactured homes and motor homes for sale and lease

Priced from $14,500

Age Restriction:  55+

Web Site

Free wi-fi, dog park, 9-hole golf

The Reserve at Estero

19643 Tesoro Way, Estero, Florida  33967

(239) 839-5688

Single family homes

Priced from $274,990

Age Restriction:  All ages but attracts baby boomers

Web Site

Gated community, spa, clubhouse, former Parade of Homes winner


Modular Home Construction vs. Traditional Home Construction, continued from left....

What are the differences between modular home construction and traditional home construction?

With modular home construction, materials are purchased in bulk directly from the supplier often at great savings, eliminating the middleman. Contractors using traditional construction purchase site-specific materials through building supply stores, increasing the cost of materials due to overhead and transportation.

Modular construction takes place primarily indoors, increasing efficiency and savings to the customer. Weather, theft and vandalism affect a stick-built construction site, plaguing customers with weather damaged materials and loss with traditional home construction.

Lot preparation can occur simultaneously with modular home construction, reducing the overall amount of time and money needed for completion. With traditional home construction, lot preparation takes place first, before any building can begin. Weather and contractor scheduling affect the duration of this process, thus extending the cost of material replacement and labor.

In modular home construction, strength and quality of the home exceeds on-site stick-built homes due to the requirement of moving the home from the factory to the home site. Traditional home construction uses 25% to 30% less lumber and nails/glue, along with less overall insulation than modular home construction.

Modular homes undergo rigorous inspection, following not only state and local codes, but also careful quality control at each stage of construction in the factory with modular home construction. Stick-built construction follows state and local building codes only. Inspectors are not on-site throughout the building process.

~Find out more about modular homes at the Modular Homes Network.  Article courtesy of GoArticles.

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