It will have to be disclosed that it's a modular home ("pre-fab" just doesn't have the same cachet as a custom built home). People still think that it's inferior in construction quality. And as such, you may not get the same re-sale value as you would a custom built home.
It's a shame, really, since there are so many benefits to this, and the hybrid type of building.
See this article Prefab is not the answer to Affordable, Modern and Green Home
You should stop by Future Homes In Hubert. I would love to help you in making your decision. FEMA did a study in 1992 that said modular homes held up much better to the hurricane winds that were produced by the storm in Florida in August of that year than stick built. Modular Homes Utilize 30% more material than a standard stick built. At future homes we can build a totally custom home. I would love to make an appointment with you so we could sit down and discuss all of the benefits of buying one versus a stick built. Here are just a few key points.
- Superior construction according to Bob Vila and Fema
-Structure never gets rained on. Always in a controlled environment.
-Once we design your home and contract is signed their are no additional costs (Price Lock)
-Construction of home is never delayed because of weather
-Factory built so no subs and a high quality control standard
The biggest one is Future Homes has built over 1400 homes in this are and have been here for over 23 years and is family owned and operated. I could go on forever but I wont. I hope you choose modular even if it isn't with us. Contact me with any questions. Sam firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your time.
We got a number of around $125/sq ft for a 2000 sq ft home but quickly realized the standard options that covers are much less that what we would want. We are waiting on pricing for all the upgrades and waiting for some addresses from our local builder so that we can drive by and see a few homes in process.
If you did go through with it would love to hear about your experience.
When working as a buyer's agent, I always consider resale for my buyers. No one plans to sell in 6 months or a year. We usually plan to stay in a house a minimum of 5 years and usually more. But, there are times when the unforseen makes moving sooner necessary. There are more buyers for houses closer to cities. That is proven by the fact that there are already more houses close to cities.
Hope this helps.