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Home Buying in Hanson : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Nov 23, 2013
Laurie Anzivino answered:

Have you talked to a mortgage professional yet about different ways for you to own a home? I would be happy to refer you to one. I would love to help you whether you are buying or renting! ... more
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney answered:
I have recently been investigating modular home costs in Hanson and vicinity for two lots of land coming on the market soon. I have found that although the cost on most modular home provider websites do not vary considerably - the auxilary costs may certainly be different.

Transportation costs of delivering the modular to the site varied considerably depending upon where the manufacturer or franchiser is located in relationship to Hanson. Some were originating in upstate New York, Pennsylvania and Canada. Pricing appeared to be common to Florida locations for delivery on other sites, a big difference on delivery fees to New England!

As mentioned below there are other cost considerations in Hanson, we do not have public sewerage so a septic system must be installed which requires not only installation but perc testing and engineering and approval of the final design, cost is all relative to the site location and soil testing.

Once you have choosen your modular home you must then hire a company to provide a foundation for the home, another cost. Landscaping and driveway as well as grading and leveling the yard, hmmm- another budget item. You will also need the services provided by electricians and plumbers and other tradesman onsite. Permitting and Inspections throughout the process from start to finish are a monetary item to be budgeted as well.

The most important objective I see is making sure that from a time and expense prospective that this is a viable option for you is to compare to pre-existing housing stock, sometimes you will find the right home at the right price already put together for you!

If you do opt in for modular please use the modular system to the best benefit to you and your family.
Modulars can be added to easily in the future. Plan your home accordingly with septic and driveway placement for an additional "box" addition, pick the location and lot and plan on staying there and adding to your beautiful home in my favorite place Hanson, Massachusetts!

Wishing you the best of luck in your new home.
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Mon May 14, 2012
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Cost of land not considered but you're looking at $10-$30K for site prep and foundation and anywhere from $125K-$200K for the building plus finishing. Prices will go up when you add in utility connections depending on what is available locally, need for private sewerage plus engineering studies, plus applicable labor & permits. There are alot of variables, you should Google modular homes and then research which companies have experience in the town as well as builders in and around the area who have established business relationships with the town. You could also contact a real estate professional to ask them to find properties that are of like type that interest you and find out who they used and their experience and satisfaction with the builder & modular company.

Hope that helps,
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Tue Oct 19, 2010
Hassan Boukhris answered:
Banks like to see a minimum of contingencies, if any. They would certainly not wait until you sell your house, because this would mean that they have the contingency with your offer, and any contingencies with the offer from the buyer of your house.
They would sometimes take less money cash so they don't have to deal with a financing contingency.
Good luck.
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Wed Apr 28, 2010
Heidi Zizza answered:
Yes Janis only Septic but if you have a concern over a certain property call the board of Health to see if there have been any septic violations. The Seller should provide you with a Title 5 certificate indicating the system is in good health! ... more
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