Modular Home Prices and Costs
Modular Home Ball Park Prices
The first question anyone thinking about building a modular home is a price. "How much does the Frankleberry Cape Cod cost?" or What is the price of the Stingily modular two story?" The modular home price question is easy question to answer if all you want to know is the price of the home delivered to your building site. Here are some easy ball park modular home prices:
Typical Modular Home Ball Park Prices
- Modular Ranch Prices - $45 to $65 a Sq. Ft.
- Modular Two Story - $43 to 65$ a Sq. Ft.
- Modular Cape Cod - $50 to $ 70 a Sq. Ft.
- Modular Home Duplex Prices - $45 to $75 a Sq. Ft.
- Modern Modular Home Prices - $43 to $90 a Sq. Ft.
- Custom Modular Home Prices - Depends on the type and size of the modular home.
Price Versus Costs
How Much Does a Modular Home Cost?
The average cost for a modular home will depend on the cost of the modular home and the site work involved in finishing the home. The site work costs will be influenced by labor costs, site development and preparation and code requirements. The average cost for modular home in Indiana will be much less than in states requiring sprinkler systems of other IBC code compliance. Western states have additional requirements for foundations to meet seismic codes. Homes built in coastal areas require windows to withstand hurricane force winds. Modular homes built in northern states will require heavy snow load construction will require stronger roof systems. The best way to receive the modular home cost is to find a floor plan that you love, or at least like a bunch and talk to an MHP affiliate builder in your area.
Modular Home Construction and Finish Prices
Construction Specifications - Every builder and factory has their own construction specifications. Make sure to ask your builder or dealer for a list of their standard specs. In addition to your builder having standard specs, you will have your own desires on how your modular home is built. The better the building specs, the higher the price - simple.
- Construction Options - These options include: roof pitch; reverse gables; bump outs; porch roofs; clear spans, ceiling heights and other desired options that will need to be priced out. The construction options influence the price of the modular home.
- Interior Finishes - Modular home factories provide standard interior finishes. Include in the price of the modular home: lighting fixtures; kitchen and bath cabinets; faucet; bathroom fixers; flooring; trim and more. In addition to standard offerings, modular home factories offer a large assortment of standard upgrades and allow you to pick custom options. Your selections will influence the modular home price.
- Exterior Options - Just like interior finishes, modular home factories offer standard finishes and a wide range of exterior finish options. If you decide to order standard options offered byt the factory, the price for the modular home is modified again.
How Much Does it Cost to Prepare the Modular Home Building Lot?
- Water and Sewer - If your building site has water and sewer available it will cost less than if you have to drill a well or install a septic system. A sand mound for a septic system could cost upwards of $25,000 alone.
- Rock and Cliffs - Once your excavation is started, and rock is hit, the cost to blast it away could cost thousands of dollars in additional construction costs.
- Fill - Your building site could require fill to hauled in or hauled out. This additional cost could drive the price of your modular home through the ceiling.
- Access - A building site that requires a hundred foot driveway will cost five times or more compared to a twenty foot driveway. A long driveway will drive up the total price of your modular home.
- Clearing Requirements - The cost to cut trees down could be the difference between hardwood flooring and vinyl flooring.
- Slope - A super steep slope will cost thousands of dollars to ready the home for your home.
Modular Home Building Budget
Your building budget will have the biggest influence on what your modular home will cost to build. Before asking for a price, it best to have a building lot and be least pre-qualified for a construction loan.