are the most common questions that we are asked. If you have
a question that is not answered here, please give us a call
at 1-877-NJ-Modular or email us at [email protected]
is a Modular Home?
2. What is the difference
between a Modular Home and a Site-built home?
3. What makes
Modular Home Group unique?
Modular Homes less expensive than Site-built homes?
5. Where are the prices for homes on your website?
6. Can a Modular Home
from the Modular Home Group withstand a hurricane?
5. Can the Modular
Home Group build a modular addition onto my current home
even if it is not a modular?
6. Can the Modular
Home Group build a Modular Garage into my current home?
7. Can a Modular
Home from the Modular Home Group include an attached
8. Can I buy only a Modular Garage from the Modular Home
9. What modular home manufacturer does the Modular Home Group
10. Where can Modular
Homes from the Modular Home Group be built?
11. How long does
it take to build a Modular Home from the Modular
12. Is there a limit
to the size of a Modular Home from the Modular
Home Group can be built?
13. Does a Modular
Home from the Modular Home Group require special
14. Does the Modular
Home Group offer any financing options?
15. I saw a great
house plan in a magazine, on tv, etc. Can
the Modular Home Group build a Modular Home like
that for me?
16. What types of
homes can the Modular Home Group build?
17. Does the Modular
Home Group have pre-designed floor plans that
I can use to build my Modular Home? Or can we design our
18. Do you offer
19. I'd like to manage
the construction of my Modular Home from the
Modular Home Group, will you allow me to do that?
20. Can I build
my home on a full basement? What about stilts?
is a Modular Home?
modular home is built in sections. A modular home is a building
system where components which are fabricated
into sections called boxes, all
designed, engineered and assembled in the climate controlled
is when these
boxes are assembled together
a modular home is created. A Modular Home is NOT a "Double-Wide",
a "Single-Wide" or a "Trailer"; those
are different types of homes, built to
different standards and specifications. A Modular Home by
the Modular Home Group is virtually in-distinguishable in
appearance from a site-built home.
What is the difference between a Modular Home and a Site-Built
site built home is built on-site, on your lot, without
protection from inclement weather, sometimes taking over
or more to complete. A Modular Home is built in a climate
controlled weather-proof factory in a number of
it is brought out of the factory it is 85% complete and
covered in water-proof wrap helping to ensure that wind,
rain, and snow will not penetrate the unit before it is
to your site. Once the house is set on your foundation,
it is immediately closed-up and made as weather-tight as
possible, ensuring that during the on-site construction
process, rain or snow should not penetrate the home.
What makes the Modular Home Group unique?
The founders of the Modular Home Group pride themselves on
selling a high-quality, low-cost home to the
general public. When you buy your home from the
Modular Home Group, you can be assured that it will be set
on a sturdy and level foundation (the most
aspect to ensure the structural integrity of your home),
it will be energy efficient, and will be built with sturdy
walls, and floors, ensuring it will a be a great investment
for years to come for you and your family. The Modular Home
Group does not take shortcuts to increase our profit and
once you sit down with us, you
will see the enthusiasm we have to complete your
home on-time, on-budget and on-target. There is no reason
a modular home should not last for decades, and we will help
you see that it does.
I've heard Modular Homes are less expensive than site built
homes, is this true?
Modular Homes by the Modular Home Group are usually
less expensive than a site-built home because
of the efficiencies which come from the home being
built on a factory assembly line. In addition,
if you use our program, you will eliminate high
contractor markups, because you will deal directly
with the sub-contractors. Lastly, the price of
a Modular Home
by the Modular Home Group
will be the same price no matter where you build
it, because unlike most site-built homes sold by
builders and developers, we do not
according to the neighborhood. (Delivery
costs will differ depending on the distance between
the factory and the building site, but this difference
is very small.)
How come there are no prices on your website?
All of our the homes we sell are custom designed, and unlike
major home builders, we will work with you to build any type,
size, or shape home you'd like, as long as it fits within
the confines of your building lot, the building regulations
of your town and your budget, so even though you may choose
one of our many basic floorplans, most likely there will
changes in order
to tailor the home to your liking. In the past, the Modular
Home Group has sold Modular Homes at prices as low as $75
per square foot finished, all the way
to $250+ per square foot finished, not including
land. Please read the next question and answer for
more clarification on finished home prices.
I have seen Modular Home prices as low as $30 or $40 a
square foot. According to the answer above, why are the
Modular Home Group's past home prices so much
Home Group does not compete on price (although we feel our
we sell), we compete on quality, knowledge, and the comfort
that you will
with an honest, reputable company.
The price the Modular Home
Group typically will quote is a "finished" price,
this price takes into consideration almost everything you would
need to finish your home, such as a full
work, set-crew, crane, delivery, appliances,
kitchen and bathroom cabinets, on-site HVAC installation, on-site
plumbing, electrical, and masonry work, etc. The only items
do not include are land costs, landscaping,
well & septic installation or local water and sewer connections,
and town or local permits.
low price quotes are for a "Drop-Ship" home, which
is the price of a VERY basic house, maybe the foundation
and house-set costs,
but all other
such as site work, HVAC installation, on-site plumbing, electrical,
masonry, etc is not included in a drop-ship price. When
all is said and done, the final cost of a drop-ship home
be very close and sometimes much higher than a similar modular
home from the Modular Home Group. We encourage you to closely
exactly what is included the home's price quote before you
determine the Modular Home Group's finished cost is to expensive.
In addition, please note our home
specifications, all of the
Modular Home Group's homes include these basic specifications. Modular
Home Group Specifications.
Can a Modular Home from the Modular Home Group withstand
Homes by the Modular Home Group are delivered on
the back of a truck, traveling hundreds of miles
at speeds of more than 75 miles an hour, always
arriving at your site in one piece, although
hurricanes are more powerful and dangerous than
that, it gives an example as to the conditions
that a Modular Home is able to withstand. Most
Modular Homes from the Modular Home Group are built
withstand a wind rating of at least 100 miles an
hour, and can be built to higher specifications
the need for it, in addition, if your town requires a higher
wind rating or special wind bracing due to its
location near a costal area, those additional requirements
can easily be included when your home is built.
Can I build a Modular Addition from the Modular Home Group
to my current home, even if my current home is not a modular?
you are looking to significantly increase the
size of your house with an addition, you can
build a Modular Addition with the Modular Home
Group. Depending on the size of your addition
it may be more cost effective to hire an local
contractor for the addition. If you are looking
for an addition, but are unsure of what to do,
please give our office a call at 1-877-NJ-Modular
so we can determine if
for you to build a modular or site-build this
Can a Modular Home from the Modular Home Group include an
some floor plans from Modular Homes from the
Modular Home Group include an attached garage,
although it depends on the type and shape of
the house you are building.
Can a buy only a Modular Garage from the Modular Home Group?
the Modular Home Group does sell a garage
What modular manufacturer does the Modular Home Group use?
A. The Modular Home Group is proud to use
Haven Custom Homes. Haven Custom Homes has been building
modular homes for over 30 years
and is known for building very high quality, custom homes.
The Modular Home Group has choosen to work with Haven Custom
Homes because they are willing to go out of their way to
provide a home just as the customer wants it, unlike most
other "Custom" modular builders. You
can find more information about Haven Custom Homes on their
website at http://www.havenhomes.com.
Where can I build a Modular Home?
can build a Modular Home by the Modular Home Group anywhere
a site-built home can be built. Towns do not treat Modular
Homes any differently than a site-built home. The only thing
Home Group from building
is if the crane or
the modular units are unable to reach your lot due to narrow
roads, steep hills, overhead wires that cannot be moved,
etc. This is a very rare occurrence, and one of the first
Home Group will do
is inspect your site to ensure that a home is able to be
How long does it take to build a Modular Home from the Modular
we receive final approval from you and
we place the house on production, you
could be in your home in about 3 months,
but typically it will take from the time
you pick your house to move-in day from
Is there a limit to the size that a Modular Home from the
Modular Home Group can be built?
only size limit is what you can afford
and what size house your town will
allow you to build (you can easily
get this information from the town
hall). We have built homes from 700
really is no limit to how big a Modular
Home can be.
Does a Modular Home from the Modular Home Group require special
but some lenders who are not
special financing is required. If
your lender claims they are unable
to help, is unsure, or is making
odd requests because you are financing
a Modular Home, please
put you in touch with our lender
who has been providing mortgages
for Modular Homes for over 17 years.
Does the Modular Home Group offer any financing options?
Modular Home Group has been working
with a lender for 17 years who
has successfully completed hundreds
of mortgages for Modular Homes.
We do not have our own in-house
I saw a great house plan in a magazine, on tv, etc. Can the
Modular Home Group build a Modular Home like that for me?
Even though there is no limit
to the size of the Modular Home
you can build from the Modular
Home Group, Modular Homes do
have special requirements in
the width, length and height
of the house, as well as special
considerations in regards to
the layouts of the home. In most
cases, we are able to take a
home plan and just make minor
changes so that it can be built
as a modular. If you have a floorplan
that you would like to build
from, please make an appointment
with us so we can determine what,
if any, changes need to be made.
you know that you want to build a Modular Home, it's best
to specifically look for a Modular
Friendly floor plan, but please bring to our attention any
floor plan you like and let us decide if it can be constructed
as a modular.
What types of homes can the Modular Home Group build?
Modular Home Group can build
almost any type of home,
such a ranch, raised ranch,
bi-level, cape, 2-story (colonial,
as well as multi-family
buildings. If you want to
know if we
Home that you are interested
in, please ask!
Does the Modular Home Group have pre-designed floor plans
that I can use? Or can we design our own custom floor
and yes, we have a number
of plans you can choose from,
but since there are so many
different types of homes
and floor plans available,
we suggest that you look
through home catalogs to
get a good idea of what you
want. Additionally, if you
have a simple floor plan
- even if its written on
a napkin - we can use that
as a starting point for your
Modular Home. To view some
of our pre-designed floor
plans, please click
Do you offer Turn-Key homes?
and no. We offer a option to our program which is not a
true turn-key, but you would have most of the benefits of
a turn-key still save thousands of dollars compared
a true turn-key. We can explain this
in further detail if
are interested in this option.
I'd like to manage the construction of my Modular Home from
the Modular Home Group, will you allow me to do that?
When you build your house by becoming your
own General Contractor, you can save thousands
of dollars because you will be dealing directly
with the sub-contractors, and not paying a
General Contractor's profit.
Can I build my modular home on a full basement? What about
above ground pilings?
and yes! Modular Homes by the Modular Home
Group can be built on any type of foundation
you choose, such as a crawlspace, basement,
or elevated on pilings in flood prone or shore areas.