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Financing and Insuring Modular Homes is Easy

Many questions about concerns in financing modular homes, assessing modular homes and insuring modular homes come up in our conversations with people who are contemplating building.
Rest assured you will have no problems or issues. Many banks (and we have great relationships with many in Virginia if you would like the names of a few), like to finance modular homes. Why? The building process is so much shorter, and the system is so defined that there is little to no risk to the banks.

As far as assessing the value of modular homes; modular homes are assessed in the same way as traditionally built homes. Here is the good news: modular homes cost about 10-15% less to build, but they sell at the same price as a stick built home. Why? Custom modular homes are appraised with the same standards of a traditionally built home; therefore, both types of homes are assessed at the same amount.
Banks and insurance agencies both say there is no difference between stick-built homes and custom modular homes in terms of approval ratings, and cost.

Banks and insurers are well aware that modular home construction strength and building standards exceed that of traditional stick built homes.  There may even come a time where insurance companies take into consideration the higher structural integrity of a modular home and insure them at a lower rate.
However, until then, you can rest assured, modular home construction financing will not be a problem; modular homes hold their value in the same way as a traditionally built homes; and insuring your modular home will be no different either. Now that those questions have been put to rest, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes for more information.

The Perfect Time to Build a Home is Now

It is true, interest rates are very low, there is no better time to buy a new home. But it is an even better time to build a new home. House hunting can be stressful and time consuming, why put yourself through it. Build the home that you are searching for instead. Modular construction can make this experience a pleasant one.

There are so many floor plans to choose from. But you can even customize your floor plan as well. Add your personal touch to any of the floor plans we offer. That is why we have the word “Custom” in your name. One of the best parts of building a modular home is the fact that you can custom build your entire home from the bottom upCustom modular homes are what we do! Need help visualizing? Take a look at our design gallery.
We know that buying and building your new home is the biggest investment of your life. Contact us for information.

Stress Free New Home Construction the Modular Way

If you are considering building a new home in the Virginia area, consider building a modular home. Not only is the experience worthwhile, watching your dream home come to fruition; but the cost effectiveness makes it worthwhile as well.

Often when buying a new home, many modifications and home improvement projects need to happen in order to make the home resemble the home you want. As you know this often takes years of “construction zone living” and it takes a lot of money.

Traditional new construction can take a year or more from start to finish. While many who have chosen this route are pleased with the product, the vast majority have not enjoyed the route.

Modular home construction is different altogether, it is far more stress free, and far more cost effective. From the beginning phases to “move-in condition” will take just a couple months. You can custom design your modular home. At the end of that process, the home is then built in a factory, no “construction zone living” for your family. Once completed, you can see your home assembled on your property in just a few days.

For stress-free new home construction with less hassle, less time and for less money, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.

Modular Homes are the Highest Quality

We regularly tell you that modular homes are made with the highest quality standards. They are. The modular construction process is a proven superior manufacturing process. Why? Quality Control process and Craftsman specialization.

Quality control begins before we get to your building lot. In the factory, where the modules are built, there are endless quality control processes. From how the wood is cut, to the supporting hardware we use to the paint used on the interior and exterior of your home. Everything we use to build your home must meet strictly defined quality codes.

Additionally, modular homes are built in a climate controlled factory and protected from the weather. This means that throughout the process, your materials stay dry and warm. This ensures against defects in the walls and ceilings later on.

The modular construction process also creates specialists. Each craftsman involved is a specialist in what they do because they perform limited and specific tasks.

It is no accident that modular homes are higher quality homes than their stick built counterparts. The homes built by Tidewater Custom Modular Homes give you a superior alternative to other homes. Contact us.

Modular Homes are Custom Homes

The name of our business is Tidewater Custom Modular Homes. Do you know why we included the word “Custom”? Because the homes we design and build for you are Custom Designed by you with the help of our designers and architects.

Often when people think modular homes, they think “cookie cutter homes”. This could not be farther from the truth for us. We have, on staff, architects and designers who work with you to design FOR you the home YOU need.

Do you need a laundry room upstairs with the bedrooms? Do you want a mud room designed for your school age kids? Want a home office with built in shelving? We can do that. Tidewater Custom Modular Homes is a Custom modular home construction company.

You are not locked into any architectural design. We have standard floor plans and floor models if you’d like. But if you have ideas or even designs that you want to use for your modular home because you know that modular means: faster, more efficient and less expensive with higher standards; let us see your plans.  

The professional satisfaction of building dream homes is what motivates us.  Dream homes start with a basic plan and are then customized to turn that plan into a dream for your family.  Contact us; we'll be glad to show you how we can surround that dream with the quality of a modular home.

Differences Between Modular Construction and Stick Built

What is the difference between Modular construction and stick built construction? In order to make an educated decision, you need to know the difference.  

Stick Built Home Construction:  These homes are built on-site, meaning they built from the ground up on your building lot. This is the traditional method of home construction, so these homes are often referred to as “traditionally built homes”.  This is any home construction that is completely built on site.

Modular Construction:  This is the latest, fastest growing and most advanced form of home construction. Parts of the home, the modules, are built in a factory, and then transported in pieces to the construction site. Modular homes ARE stick built homes, they are just built in a factory first. Modular homes usually contain at least 30% more building materials than traditionally built homes because they need to be sturdier for transportation. Modular home modules are also inspected by a third party before they leave the factory. Of course, the building materials are never exposed to the elements while being built.

For more information on modular homes, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes. Also feel free to watch this video on our website: "Why Modular".

Can You Tell the Difference Between Traditional and Modular Construction?

Modular construction has been widely misunderstood. Custom designed homes that are made with strength and quality is what you get when you opt for modular construction. We think you won’t be able to tell the difference between a modular home and a traditionally built home. Look at the two photos below. Which is stick built, which one is a custom modular home?  

Both homes are homes were built by Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.  The casual observer cannot tell the difference between custom modular homes and stick-built homes.  If you were a builder, and if you really inspected the construction, you would be able to tell the difference. And you would find modular homes are better built. Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes for a factory tour and we will show you the difference.

A New Home Should Have Everything You Want and Need

You need a larger home, so you are going to all the open houses looking for a new house. But you only like some of the things about the house you may spend quite a bit of money over the next 30 years for? Why not build a home? But there is an even better solution than that, build a modular home.

When you are spending this kind of money on a new house, why not be sure the house has everything you need? With custom modular homes, not only can you design the floor plan the way you want it, but the house gets built faster than traditionally built homes. In fact, from the design of the home through the completion of construction is only around 3 months.

Finding a home then going through the closing process could even take longer than that. When you build a modular home, you can also add design accents to your custom designed floor plan. A fireplace, garage, custom deck, kitchen island or wood floors. Your home is only limited by your budget. Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes to find out more about the modular home construction process.

Build a Stress Free New Home

You have probably heard that building a new home is very stressful. Tidewater Custom Modular Homes would like to change that idea. Modular homes are more easily built, more efficiently built and more consistently built.

But more than that, there are no hidden surprises. During the design process, we want you to have fun. Create the home you want, with the floor plan you have dreamed about, with a budget that makes you happy and won’t change part way through the process. The only surprise you will get when you build a modular home with us is our level of customer service.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes offers a superior product, unparalleled service, and competitive pricing. We know lasting relationships are earned through complete customer satisfaction. Let Tidewater Custom Modular Homes build your next home; contact us.

The Difference in Modular Construction

You want to know what type of construction is of higher quality, modular construction or stick built? Modular homes are built in factories to very specific specifications, with quality checks regularly on the assembly line. Of course the modules have to be sturdily built, they are transported via truck and put in place via crane.  

We could tell you all this or you could go into a modular home factory and then walk onto a stick built construction site. There you would see the difference.  On stick-built sites, builders are using air guns and nails to assemble walls, floors, and ceilings.    You may even see construction materials, the future walls and ceilings in the rain or snow.

In a Modular home factory and construction site modular home walls, floors, and ceilings are screwed and lag-bolted together.  They are also glued.  All of this adds another level of construction integrity and strength.  

Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes and we will be more than glad to give you a personal demonstration of the differences.

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