How Do I Find the Right Land to Build a Modular Home?

Posted on Jan 19th, 2018 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

One of the frequent questions builders ask is “Where can I find land to build a modular home?” The land you choose for a modular home building project will affect the final curb appeal and resale value of the property. That’s why it’s important to know how to find land for a modular home. You have three options: to add the modular home to an existing property, to tear down the building on an existing lot or to find a new lot to build the home. At Westchester Modular Homes, we can provide our professional expertise and decades of experience to help you build a home that will attract good returns in any of these following categories. Additions Modular room […]

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5 Myths About Modular Homes

Posted on Jan 12th, 2018 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

When you’re considering buying a new modular home, you’ll be faced with various ideas, myths and misconceptions about this kind of home. Modular homes are similar to site-built homes and offer certain advantages over them. But they’re quite different from manufactured or mobile homes. To help you appreciate the innovations and benefits you’ll enjoy when you buy a modular home, we’ll debunk the following myths about modular homes. Myth #1: Modular Homes Are Trailer Homes While modular homes can be classified as prefabricated, they aren’t the same as a manufactured trailer or mobile homes. Modular homes are not HUD homes or double-wides. One of the most fundamental distinctions is that, while modular homes need to comply with the local building […]

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Modular Smart Homes

Posted on Jan 5th, 2018 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Creating modular smart homes is much easier for homeowners today than it was in the past. Cool smart homes are much easier to design and build in this era of internet-connected smart devices. Now you can enjoy better energy efficiency, climate control, entertainment and security in your modular home. Here are five devices that can help you turn your modular home into a smart one. Nest Cam The Nest Cam offers you a functional, high-resolution wireless security camera. It produces a wide-angle video stream at 1080p that you can view from your smartphone. While this may not be a complete replacement for a home security system, it’s ideal when you need to monitor your kids. It can send you periodic […]

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How Can You Spot a Modular Home?

Posted on Dec 29th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Modular homes are more cost-effective than stick-built homes from design to construction and daily use. They’re energy efficient, and can be designed and built in modern designs, and can also be classified as green homes. When you want to buy a modular home, you’ll see other prefabricated homes that may be called modular homes. However, these manufactured homes don’t have the same features and benefits, and they’re not permanent structures. Also, true modular homes rest on a permanent foundation like stick-built homes. So, it’s important to know how to tell if it’s a modular home or not. How to Identify a Modular Home Each modular home should have a small identification tag called a “Factory Built Unit Certification.” This data plate […]

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Will Modular Homes Keep Their Value?

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

If you’re planning to buy a new modular home, you should ask the question: will this modular home retain its value like a stick-built home? The resale value of a modular home is subject to the same factors as a stick-built home. Plus, it can even last longer if it’s built by our company because we do all construction in compliance with the appropriate local building codes. Let’s address three major questions you may have as you decide whether you should buy a modular home: How long do modular homes last? Do modular homes keep their value? Do modular homes lose value? How Long Do Modular Homes Last? Modular homes are extremely durable. These homes are built in a factory […]

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Downsizing With Modular Homes

Posted on Dec 21st, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

When it comes to a home, bigger isn’t always better. Single people and others who don’t want or need a lot of extra living space are experiencing the benefits of downsizing to a smaller home — the small home “craze” is one of the hottest housing trends in the U.S. in 2017 and is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. Small modular homes can meet the requirements of these home buyers who believe that less is more. Westchester Modular can help you design a beautiful, functional “tiny” home with a floor plan consisting of 1,000 square feet or less. Why Go Tiny?  Tiny modular homes offer numerous benefits to today’s home buyers. You can purchase a small […]

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My Modular Home Journey

Posted on Dec 7th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Some people who make the decision to build a modular home approach the process with some reservations —  especially folks whose previous experience with homebuilding or purchasing is limited to traditional “stick-built” homes. At Westchester Modular, our more than 30 years of modular home experience enables us to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible. What is it like to build a modular home? We invite you to read the testimonial provided by Julie G., one of our many satisfied clients. What Is the Modular Home Building Process Like? Julie G. was looking to build a new home in a cohousing community in Saugerties, NY. However, there was only one remaining lot in the community, and it presented […]

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Modular Homes: Built to Last

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

When people hear the term “modular home,” the first thing that often comes to mind is a fragile mobile home or trailer that will be blown away by the first stiff wind it encounters. The alleged lack of modular home durability undoubtedly causes some prospective home buyers to choose traditional “stick-built” homes instead. However, high-quality modular homes can withstand heavy winds, rain and other challenging conditions just as well as, and often better, than their stick-built counterparts. And with advancements in construction technology, the durability of modular homes is no longer an issue that should prevent any prospective home buyer from experiencing their numerous benefits. Quality Control and Modular Homes A popular misconception about modular homes is that their shorter […]

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10 Beautiful Modular Homes in New York

Posted on Nov 10th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Westchester Modular Homes offers homeowners a wide range of beautiful modular home designs that can fit conveniently into different lot sizes. From grand multi-family and custom colonial designs to capes and ranches, you’ll find or build these modular homes in Orange County, NY and Sullivan County, NY along with other towns and cities in the Empire State. We’ve got many options to suit your taste and financing options. Custom Colonial in Orangetown, NY Here is a new 2,240-square-foot custom colonial modular home. It offers a spacious interior with nice privacy and customization options that allow you to create a luxury home. This colonial home can be custom built as a two-story house with an open entry foyer and walkout angle […]

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Modular Home Trends for 2017

Posted on Nov 9th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

The modular housing industry continues to evolve, and that means prospective home buyers have more options than ever regarding the design of their dream home. At Westchester Modular Homes, our goal is to present the latest modular home options to our client — we can provide a beautiful house to meet any size, style or taste preference. Here is a closer look at the modular home trends that are shaping the industry in 2017 and beyond. Tiny Homes One of the hottest modular home trends in 2017 is the tiny home — and by “tiny,” we mean a home as small as 150 square feet! Tiny homes offer an affordable alternative for single people who don’t need a lot of […]

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