Looking for Modular Homes for Sale in Tampa, FL?
Modular homes can be found across the Tampa, FL, area – and in increasing numbers. If you are thinking about buying a home, then you will only be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t at least familiarize yourself with the many benefits of modular housing.
Perhaps the most important thing to understand about modular homes is that they are indistinguishable from homes that are built onsite. The only difference between the two is that a modular home is built in a factory and subsequently transported to a plot of land and installed. In addition, all modular homes are installed on permanent foundations, just like site-built homes.
So, if a modular home and a site-built home are so similar, why can it be so advantageous to buy the former and not the latter? Consider the following:
- Modular homes have a tendency to be more affordable than site-built houses, sometimes significantly more so. The lower costs are attributable to a few factors, like purchasing quality building materials in bulk quantities and the way that modular houses are built, which is to say more efficiently. When building a home inside a factory, you don’t have to deal with bad weather and you have the advantages of being able to use highly specialized craftsmen and machinery, sort of like what you might find on an automobile assembly line.
- All others things being equal, a new modular home is going to be less expensive to heat and cool than an older site-built house. Quality, factory-based engineering invariably results in a more energy-efficient house overall.
For more information about modular homes, contact the Florida Manufactured Housing Association, Inc. The FMHA – the voice of the manufactured housing industry in Florida – will be pleased to furnish you as much information as you wish to know. We can also put you in touch with one or more members of the FMHA that can assist you in your housing search.