There are a number of factors to consider in the construction of any home, and modular homes are no different from traditional houses in many respects. That’s why pricing your modular home purchase can be a complex task, and why you are likely to get very different quotes from builder to builder. To a large extent, those quotes reflect what each builder is most comfortable handling as part of the home construction process. So, for example, if your site needs a lot of grading and clearing and there is a builder that specializes in it, then you are likely to get your best deal there.
On top of those two elements, you have to consider the cost of the foundation, as well as the costs inherent in adding access to the utilities you will need. In the city, that means having water and sewer hookups. In more rural areas, it means pricing a septic system and well that will serve you for years to come. That can be a big investment. You also need to consider the materials and dimensions of your home. Whether the components are built in a factory and finished on site or you choose to use traditional building methods, larger means more expensive. Modular homes are also just like traditional homes in this way.
Last of all, you need to consider the extra features you will want to have installed as part of your exterior landscaping. Are you in the market for decks, porches, or patios? They will have to figure into your cost estimates as well. So will any landscaping that has to be done to prepare the property after construction is complete. Depending on what you want done, your best choice for a builder could change considerably as your vision develops. That’s why it is important to understand these aspects of building modular homes and to make your choices about them before you seek estimates.