After unsuccessfully house-hunting for greater than 3 months we’ve started researching modular homes. If you’re not familiar, modular homes are built in part in a factory and shipped onsite to be assembled. They’re not mobile homes and end up looking like traditionally built homes supposedly with better quality and for less money. The various manufacturers we’ve looked at do not include estimates for the other costs we will accrue such as:
- excavating and pouring a foundation
- installing a well
- installing a septic system
I know that there is a WIDE range of pricing in each of these categories but I’m looking for a ballpark figure for each - we don’t even know about what they cost having never installed any before. Local resources have not been cooperative, possibly due to being held to a quote before? Any info would be appreciated.
BTW - we’re building in either PA or MD if that helps at all.
Also, does anyone have experience with modular homes? Likes/dislikes, benefits/drawbacks, recommendations?