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There are No Hidden Costs with Modular Home Construction

The allure of a newly constructed home has a certain appeal for many home buyers. Why not build a home so that you have a home that is completely clean and potentially perfect.

With modular home construction you can have your perfect home. With a traditionally built home, this may not be as simple as it seems. Why? Well, this article we found explains the downfalls, trials and tribulations of building a new home the traditional way. If after reading, you want information on how to build yourself a new home without all the issues of traditional construction; if you want the peace of mind of safe materials, standards and safeguards, and no price increases, then contact Avalon Building Systems.

New Construction's Hidden Costs Can Burn Buyers

What many buyers don't realize is that new traditionally built homes often have numerous hidden costs. If you're considering a new construction, here's what you should look out for to make sure you're spending your money wisely and you don't experience any unpleasant surprises.

Hidden Defects

Just like an older home, a brand-new home can have hidden defects, or latent defects that require expensive repairs. Heavy rains on the job site can reveal inadequate waterproofing or grading that leads to leaks or flooding in your home. A weak slab could crack. Siding could fall off. Electrical wiring could be done incorrectly. Any problem that you might be afraid to find in an older home can also appear in a brand-new stick built home.

Modular homes have a warranty, which is important because your homeowners insurance may not cover “latent defects”.

Missing Necessities

New homes often don't come with everything you need. It's quite common for them to lack fences, decks, window coverings, appliances, landscaping and other essentials. When modular homes are built, they are finished in move-in condition. Decks and fences can be included in your modular home floor plan and budget.

Pricey Upgrades

Counters and hardwood floors are not included in your budget. When you buy a modular home, you know exactly what you are getting. There are no hidden fees. The counters and the flooring are included in the budget, no price increases part way through the construction process. In fact, you tell us what your budget is, and we tell you what we can do.

Also, if you buy the upgrades through the builder, you might pay an up-charge and have a limited selection compared to doing the upgrades yourself.


Don't make any assumptions about what you'll be getting if you buy a new home. Buying a new stick built home can be more expensive and come with many more uncertainties than you bargained for, along with a very long construction time.
Want more information on the stress free new home building experience modular construction can offer? Contact Avalon Building Systems.

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