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Choose the Right Modular Home Manufacturer

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Modular home construction is gaining ground because of its high-quality construction, architectural style and fast building process. We find that many of you independently confirm via friends and online research that custom modular home construction is the architectural method of choice, but then comes the logical next question, “how do we begin?”

If you have chosen modular technology to build your new custom designed home, the most important step in the process is to choose the right modular home manufacturer. Your modular home is built from modular components, or modules. Those modules are built in a factory and then shipped to your building site and assembled. Tidewater Custom Modular Homes serves all of Hampton Roads and has done so in award-winning fashion since 2003! Our reputation for building the most affordable and highest quality modular homes is well established. For custom homes, we are very flexible in incorporating your design elements and floor plans. If your project requires construction financing, we can help provide that in this difficult financial market.

For more information on quality custom designed modular homes, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


The Wake Forest – Two-Car Garage Modular Home – Isle of Wight

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Modular home construction is completely customizable. With the vast array of floor plans that serve merely as your starting point, from their you customize to your heart’s content on the way to the dream home you’ve had in your mind for some time now.

One of the most common floor plans that homeowners choose here in Isle of Wight county is the Wake Forrest Ranch style modular home. This modular floor plan is known for its single-story structure and other simplistic features that can still make the house stand out from the rest. More options are now available so that you can have an open floor or unfinished second floor already incorporated when you first build your modular home. If you ever need more space for an additional bedroom or living area for your family, it will then be more convenient to modify your ranch by then.

Among the individualized Ranch style modular floor plans being offered to homeowners, The Wake Forest has grown increasingly in demand because of its optional two-car garage. So if in case your family owns two cars, then this modular floor plan can be your best bet. In this ranch, you can have 3 beds and 2 baths strategically allocated to a 997 sq. ft. lot. The living room that is situated at the heart of the home provides easy access to the kitchen and dining area as well as to the other parts of your modular home.

To find out more details about The Wake Forest along with the rest of the Ranch style modular floor plans, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Modular Retirement Homes are Perfect For Relaxing

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The generation of baby boomers is the fastest growing sector of our population. We are seeing more and more home owners downsizing their homes upon entering their retirement years. They want to do this without compromising style and quality of home. Modular retirement-style homes will not only add style, but significantly improve the overall quality of retiree’s future living versus their aging stick-built home. Modular construction is the perfect solution to building a home in Virginia Beach where you want to retirement. Tidewater Custom Modular Homes can help you design and build a modular home for the land where you want to build.

As a modular home builder, Tidewater Custom Modular homes will answer all of your questions about the construction process. You can choose from one of our 100’s of existing modular home floor plans, choose a floor plan and make some custom design changes to make your new home better accommodate your needs, or have a modular home custom designed.

Custom modular homes are perfect for a couple who has put in the time working and now is looking forward to relaxing and enjoying retirement.

For more information on building a new modular retirement home, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Tour A Modular Home Facility and Prepare to be Wow’d

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So, your worried about the threat of inflation, higher interest rates, and looking to build your new home sooner than later. We’ve written extensively about the rapid nature of modular home construction, but this blog is not about time. This blog post is about offering you an ability to view the modular home building process in person so that you can make the best educated decision about your future home build and how modular home construction will help you beat the looming rise in interest rates.

If you want to take advantage of historically low interest rates before they begin to rise, check out modular construction. Tidewater Custom Modular Homes wants to introduce you to the advantages and benefits of modular construction.

We set ourselves apart in the modular construction industry with skilled craftsmanship and continuous, multi-layered quality-assurance inspections. This is how we ensure the delivery of homes that meet our and exceed our customer's requirements.

With many options for modular home builders to choose from, come get a tour of a modular home facility and learn about our building process first hand. We schedule "Plant Tour Events" for interested clients. During the tour you will see modular homes in all stages of construction. Once the factory tour is done, you’ll be taken to our three fully decorated, on-site model homes to see the finished product.

The modular home factory tour gives you hands-on experience of modular technology and information on how easy it is to design and build a custom modular home.

Once you see modular construction first hand, and our factory in particular, you will recognize our commitment to delivering quality, custom modular homes and the advantages of modular construction.

If you are thinking about building a new home come see contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Combating Strategic Modular Home Misinformation From the Traditional Home Building Industry

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As Americans increasingly turn to custom modular homes vs traditional stick-built home construction, the stick-built home industry continues to further false narratives about modular home construction. To them, the less you know about the benefits of modular home construction, and sadly, the more you are purposely misinformed, increases the chance that you will make the costly decision to forgo a deep dive into modular home research. That, my friend, could be one of the most costly decisions of your life.

The custom moodular homes that we build in Richmond and the greater Hampton Roads area are a modern alternative to traditional on-site construction. The initial construction work is done in an off-site, environment-controlled factory. They offer a more cost-effective and time-convenient approach of building your dream house.

Although its main pieces are hauled from the factory by truck, custom-built modular homes are not mobile homes. They are divided into sections called modules that are constructed in a factory. After these custom-designed modules are made by the manufacturer, all the individual modules are transported to the building site. They are then assembled and cannot be moved after they are set on their permanent foundation. A local builder then applies some finishing touches and quality check-ups in the same way as what is done in building stick-built houses. They may be assembled like building a Lego house but they are as strong and as attractive as any traditionally built houses.

Modular homes should not be misconstrued as boring prefabricated housing as they match the features of traditional stick-built houses nor as mobile homes that can be moved from a place to another. They have custom-designed floor plans that you can also modify to match your preferences and requirements. Thus, every house constructed this way has features that are unique with the rest. Your imagination is your limit for your dream house. Once they are done, these custom-built modular houses are as functional as any on-site constructed houses, only that they are stronger and less expensive.

Though they cannot be moved from one place to another, they provide homeowners with lots of flexibility when it comes to customization or remodeling. Explore the gallery for home plans for Tidewater Custom Modular Homes that you can customize to match everything you have in mind.


In Times of Sick Lumber Prices, Modular Home Construction Saves You Big Time

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Never before have the advantages of modular home construction over traditional stick-built homes been more clear. The cost of new home construction is high due to unusually high lumber prices, largely associated with the pandemic. So, straight to the point. The computer-controlled modular home construction largely eliminates the costly waste associated within the hand-crafted “stick built” building process. Less waste of high-cost material equals big savings to the home buyer!

If you are in the market for a new home, you owe it to yourself to get educated on the modular home option. We can’t stress enough the impact that time and material cost will have on how satisfied you will be both with your new home and the process to build it. Allow us the opportunity to show you in detail how you can get more square footage for you home building dollar. We’ll show you how you will get a significantly stronger structure in your custom modular home than you will with a stick-built home. And let’s talk customization options of each and every floor plan offered.

Our custom modular homes are just that, custom designed to your exact specifications. Choose from hundreds of modular floor plan designs as your starting point, then together, we go from there. It’s a beautifully rewarding process for both you and us. Our greatest professional reward is handing you the keys to a design that is largely based on your personal specifications.

Once again, you owe it to yourself to understand and appreciate the value for your home building dollar that can only be achieved via the custom modular home building process. Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes for more information.


$2000 Credit to Veterans for Their Custom Modular Home

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Our national treasures, all military veterans, deserve special thanks from all Americans. Here at Tidewater Custom Modular Homes our veteran appreciation is heartfelt and proven in action. We show our respect and appreciation to armed forces veterans via a $2,000 credit towards options or upgrades. This is as rewarding to us as it is to the veterans that we serve.

We’ll help each and every veteran that we serve to build the custom modular home that they want and deserve. Our promise to you is singularly the best value that you can get for your home building dollar. This should go without saying, but we want to be sure that you all fully understand that new modular home construction qualify for VA loans. Modular homes can be custom designed, or you can choose from hundreds of our modular home floor plans.

Here’s a modular home construction fact that you likely are not familiar with. After you and we work together through the custom modular home design process, your new modular home can be ready for delivery in as few as 14 days. Generally, you can move into your home in four to eight weeks from the date it is set on the foundation.

Veterans can use VA loans to finance the construction of their new modular home. There are a few guidelines, but you can qualify for a VA construction loan if:

  • There must be a warranty on the home
  • The builder is a "VA-approved" builder
  • The builder has a valid VA Builder identification number otherwise, your mortgage professional can help get your builder approved.
  • New construction must meet inspection requirements
  • New home must meet accepted standards of good construction
  • New construction must fit the specifications and plans that the loan appraisal is based on.

To all vets, thank you for your service. For more information on modular homes and our Military Appreciation Promotion, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Vacation Style Modular Homes – Live the Dream in Virginia Beach

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Making everyday living feel like an everyday vacation is a dream you can actually live with modular vacation home construction. Modular homes are the perfect option for those who value time, value, and money. Modular home construction offers them all.

Compared to stick-built homes, modular vacation style homes are built faster at a more affordable cost. Because they are built indoors, delays caused by weather and theft are avoided. All homes are built in a climate controlled environment so building materials are never exposed to external elements. The factory setting also means more consistent building techniques resulting in exceptional design and aesthetic appeal.

The Vacation style modular floor plans in Virginia Beach, VA offer a variety of home styles and designs that will give future homeowners their own paradise. They are easily customized based on the wants and needs of the homeowner. Unlike traditionally built homes, prospective owners can still customize their home yet move in faster.

One of the top-listed vacation style modular home is The Bayboro vacation style modular home. It is a striking three bedroom, two and one-half bath vacation home that offers a total of 1,997 square feet of living space. Like any dream vacation home, it brings the family closer to nature with the great view of the outdoors through its expansive glass panels surrounding the luxurious living room. As visually appealing as it is functional, The Bayboro showcases large spaces such as the vast dining area, pantry space in the kitchen, as well the large, family-friendly utility room. The private suites feature large spaces for every family member to enjoy the peace and quiet. The Bayboro could not get any more outstanding with its defining feature: the spectacular loft that is just perfect for letting in the sunshine or simply for a breath of fresh, cool air.

To find out more about modular vacation style homes, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes


Ranch Style Modular Homes – Perfect for Seniors and the Handicapped

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Ranch style modular homes are increasingly popular in and around Yorktown, VA for a wide range of reasons. We’ve covered the benefits of modular home construction quite extensively in our blog. Today, we’re going to focus on the ranch-style home in particular and why they are so popular within the senior and the handicapped communities.

The unmatched convenience of Ranch style floor plans makes them an ideal residential space even for the elderly and disabled. Since the floor plans are almost always only single story, there is no more need for them to climb up or go down the stairs. Everything is in proximity. Usually, the living room is situated at the center, giving full access to the available bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and dining area, as well as other parts of the house.

With modular home construction, you can custom-design a ranch style home or any modular floor plan to make it spacious and stylish. You can be confident that you will have a home that not only meets the state’s building codes but also is tailor-fitted to the specific needs of your family. If you are an on-the-go father or a super hands-on mother who has playful kids, or even if you are a family who wants to live with and take good care of a senior citizen, a Ranch style modular home is indeed a great choice.

To find out more about the floor plans offered for modular home construction, contact the Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Why Choose A Ranch Style Floor Plan if You Remotely Expect to Expand in the Future

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With the abundance of home styles out there, each with their own pros and cons, it can be challenging to decide which style of home to build. Are we best served by a single-story ranch-style floor plan, a traditional two-story modular home plan, a cape cod modular home, or something else. All styles have their own benefits to offer. We are here to help you decide on why to choose the former though. Today, let’s discuss the benefits of the ranch style home.

Ranch style modular homes like those we build throughout Richmond, VA includes a shared space on the ground floor with a number of bedrooms and bathrooms. These private areas are usually separated by the kitchen and dining space or the living room. Because of such set-up, it becomes easier to heat the entire house so you will achieve increased energy efficiency. Heated and cooled air naturally flows through the ranch-style floor plan in contrast to the multi-story house plans that require more complex and often more costly HVAC systems.

If you are not decided yet about how many floors to have in your home, it is best to choose to custom-build a ranch first. This single-story floor plan has a living space that can be easily expanded come that time when you want to add more floors. Assuming you have a large enough lot, you can actually expand your ranch with the help of the wide array of options for customization that modular home construction provides. You can then add a deck, patio, or sunroom to your single-story floor plan. If you have more than one floor, it will not be easy to have these home additions because it will require you and your home builder to first conduct a structural analysis and careful planning for expansion.

To find out more about ranch-style modular homes, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


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