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Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Ways Prefab Construction Can Save you Money in Southern California

Ways Prefab Construction Can Save you Money in Southern California

So you are in the market for a new home and heard that a modular home might be a less expensive option in Southern California? Given that modular homes are built with the same materials and built to the same codes as conventional site built homes it would seem that the costs would also be the same. Generally speaking, the costs are comparable, but there are a few ways that a modular home can save you money. Construction Loan – During the construction phase of your home, typically you will have a construction loan. Payments (or draws) are taken from this loan to pay contractors, subcontractors and materials, with the borrower (home owner) paying the monthly interest payment. Once construction is completed, the construction loan will be paid off with your permanent mortgage loan. One of the key advantages of modular construction is the shorter construction schedule. Construction of your home is occurring at the same time as the foundation work. When the foundation is completed, it is generally...

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Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Can Prefab Be the Housing Solution for Millions of Americans?

Can Prefab Be the Housing Solution for Millions of Americans?

Who are these millions of Americans? They are the people that live with disabilities. In most cases they aren’t asking for much from home builders. Wider hallways and door openings, modified bath fixtures, accessible kitchens, maybe a ramp into the home or lowered switches and windows. Very few need all these on one house. Some just need a bathroom with a walk-in shower and handicap bars. Some may only need a 4’ wide hallway with 36” wide door openings. Others may need their entire home ADA designed. Whatever the homeowner needs, Modular Construction can accommodate them.   Modular builders have the ability to fill this niche, and the rewards are great for both the homeowner and the builder. How can the Modular Construction Industry help fill the housing solution for disabled adults? Here is an article recently posted in the Chicago Tribune that puts this same question about the housing solution to Realtors. Survey Finds Homebuyers’ Needs for Accessible Housing are Unmet Research shows that the overwhelming majority of homebuyers...

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Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Prefab Home Custom Kitchen Design

Prefab Home Custom Kitchen Design

11 guests gathered around a 4 by 12 foot food prep island, which is surfaced in a fine Italian marble. In full view are a pork roast, fresh tomatoes, basil and other herbs, newly rolled-dough and a pasta maker, plus the chef’s hand-printed cookbook. The large open room includes a view of the breakfast room and budding garden beyond. A family room with coffered ceiling and patio-access is off to the right. Chef Luca Tinti, a rising star in culinary circles, is holding a class on how to prepare a full menu ranging from Parmesan flan to herb-crusted pork to biscotti. He is the featured talent at Foresteria Villa Cerna in Tuscany’s Chianti district, a spot Trip Advisor ranks as one of Italy’s top culinary destinations. He’s also engaged to Claudia Tersio, sister of the home’s owner Rita Tersio. “We just wanted to welcome Luca to the family, and share some of his five-star recipes with neighbors” Rita Tersio said, “ But we also responded to several people who...

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