The Cost of Modular Homes in NJ
We have recently been getting many questions about the cost of modular homes in NJ. Since Superstorm Sandy, modular homes in NJ have become quite popular for several reasons, including speed of construction, quality control, cost control, design flexibility, and energy efficiency.
Some traditional builders still prefer stick built homes to modular homes in NJ. However, the advantages of modular are difficult to ignore, especially now that they are fully customizable and many are built to exceed the minimum hurricane standards. Plus, the cost of modular homes in NJ is attractive to many homeowners.
So what Is The Cost of modular homes in NJ cost?
As with traditional homes, the cost of modular homes in NJ is a function of a few variables – location, materials, level of customization, etc. As of Spring of 2013, the average cost of a modular home in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in NJ was about $100 / square foot. This is of course a rough average, and home buyers should expect this number to vary quite a bit.
When shopping around for modular homes in NJ, the important thing for the homeowner to realize is that when you purchase a modular home, it is about 80% completely built, but only about 55% complete in cost. This is because, when you buy a modular home in New Jersey, you usually pay for the home and the set, which means setting it on your foundation (or pilings). After the home is set, you still need to do finishing work, including appliances, carpet and flooring, roofing and siding, and landscaping.
To provide a rough estimate, the cost of modular homes in NJ is about $55 / square foot for the modular home, including the set, and about $45 / square foot for the additional finishing work, for a total of $100 / square foot.
In addition to that, there are additional costs that you would have with any home, whether modular or stick built. These costs include: demolition of your existing home (if necessary), engineering, site surveys, piling and foundation work, and more.
The important thing to remember is to do your homework when considering modular homes in NJ. Talk with your local contractor to get a better idea of what you can expect. Make sure you consider the pros and cons of modular homes in NJ before making a decision.