Value-Conscious Home Buyers in Jacksonville, FL, are Choosing Modular Homes
The ever-growing number of modular homes in Jacksonville, Florida, reflects the fact that more and more homeowners are seeking to get better value for their housing dollar. A modular home is one that is factory built, similar to a mobile home. There is an importance difference, though, between a modular home and a mobile home. A modular home leaves the factory in pieces (modules) that are later assembled by a local builder. Mobile homes, by contrast, leave the factory virtually in move-in condition. Another key difference between modular homes and mobile homes is that the former are placed on permanent foundations and become real property. In most cases, mobile homes are personal property and must be titled accordingly.
All modular homes in Jacksonville, FL, are built in accordance with the Florida State Building Code and generally cost less than comparably sized site-built houses with similar features. In addition, modular housing systems are:
- Sturdy – Because the modules must be able to withstand transportation via flatbed truck, modular houses are even sturdier than houses that are built on site.
- Customizable – Contrary to popular belief, modular homes have no design limitations, inside or out. And, unlike mobile homes, modular housing systems can have two stories, including basements.
- Affordable – As they are built inside a factory, modular houses can be manufactured relatively quickly. Speedier construction translates directly into a much lower cost per square foot, without sacrificing quality.
For more information, contact the Florida Manufactured Housing Association, Inc. Part of our mission at the FMHA is to educate prospective home buyers like you on the many benefits of choosing to invest in a factory-built home. Members of our organization include builders of modular homes, manufactured housing communities (including 55+ communities), lenders, insurance companies, law firms, and other entities that can help you find a modular home you love Jacksonville, FL.