Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Haven Homes does good business within a bad economy

Haven Homes, a leader in prefab or custom modular (pre made) homes is one of the rarified few still actually selling houses. Haven Homes customizes homes from typical rambler to mansion size at lower costs and built in far less time. Here's a glance at why buyers are choosing manufactured, modular houses from Haven Home.

Haven Homes are less expensive

The idea behind Haven Homes is just like typical manufactured homes. The homes are assembled in a factory, shipped and constructed at a build site. Haven Homes simply makes bigger houses, like the six-bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom modular home recently constructed in Bethesda, Md.

If a normal home payment sends you running for quick payday loans, these homes aren’t for you. The aforementioned 6 bedroom home cost $ 2.5 million. A building of comparable size built traditionally would cost far more.

Designing Haven Homes is user-friendly

"Computer-driven drafting is mapping out prefab rooms with the ease of a Lego game," says The Washington Post. Home buyers who want customized homes can quickly and easily design the houses themselves. Part of the draw of Haven Homes is that, within certain limitations, buyers can get exactly what they want faster and easier than they would otherwise.

Modular homes are getting more and more popular. My guess is that the recession is causing people to worry less about the stigma that many associate with prefab homes and more about saving money where they can. The photos on the Haven Homes site do not look like typical manufactured homes. After they're complete, these high-end prefab homes are indistinguishable from "regular" homes.

Hasty homes

Part of what makes Haven Homes' modular homes less costly is decreased labor costs. The modular mansions take only a couple of weeks to manufacture in the factory, and just a couple of days to assemble at the building site. Finishing the home — building staircases, constructing the outer finish and hooking up plumbing and electricity — only takes a couple of weeks, too.

Typical houses take months to assemble. Easier customization, lower prices and faster construction amid an industry fraught with peril and mortgage loan modification, are seeing more Haven Homes move than others not able to sell vacant homes laying derelict to desolation of the marketplace.

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