Our standard modular homes retail for an average of about $130.00-$140.00 Per Square Foot (“PSF”) delivered including sales tax. Modular homes generally cost 5% to 20% less than a comparable finished home built on-site in California, but the primary benefit is in faster building costs and a better method of construction.
As a home gets larger the cost PSF gets lower. The cost PSF will increase incrementally when homes get smaller as the construction cost efficiency is reduced relative to the home size.
We recommend budgeting no less than $30.00-$35.00 Per Square Foot for the on-site work for the vertical construction to build the foundation and to close up & complete the modular home. Site development costs like grading & utilities as well as city fees are additional and not something that we can estimate.
Once you have plans in place a licensed General Contractor can provide you directly with an estimate for the on-site work. Cutting Edge Homes is not a construction company and doesn’t estimate or perform on-site work.
While our modular homes are normally less expensive than site-built homes, the homes will not be as cheap as a manufactured or mobile homes, as our quality standards are much higher. We typically tell our clients that if they can’t afford a minimum of $140.00-$150.00 per square foot for their vertical construction costs (hard costs from the foundation up on a level lot), they probably cannot afford our more value-conscious modular homes. Because there are no differences in the appraisal guidelines or a required disclosure, there is no good reason that a modular home has to be less expensive than a site-built home.
For our Cape Cod homes we upgrade the roof to a steeper pitch and use a different roof truss to create the open attic area. You should budget more PSF for the Factory Built portion of the project as well as the on-site work. yet as many people have realized, these homes are some of the best values that we offer.
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