Modular Homes
Modular resource is the best free information on the net for modular homes, with sections on other
types of system built homes, such as Panelized homes.   You can learn about modular homes by
reading tips from an expert, find local modular home builders, and find land to build your modular  
home on all from this site.  You can also find a mortgage lender in your state, and use a free
mortgage calculator to find out how much home you can afford.  In addition to modular homes,
there is free information on log homes, as well as the latest trends in Green building.  You can
even find a builder in your area that specializes in Structural Insulated Panels.  Check out all the
features of this site, as we are constantly adding to it.  And the best thing about this website is that
you can get information on modular homes, and links to modular home builders as well as all of the
other information available absolutely free.  We won't ask you to fill out a form or give us any
information.  We will simply show you the best modular homes information and modular home
builders websites we have found so you can make an educated decision on the most important
purchase you will ever make.
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)
SIPS Builders              SIPS Manufacturers
Panelized Homes have become increasingly popular because, like modular homes they are
considered Green because of the relatively short amount of time required to build.  Structural
Insulated Panels also provide energy-efficient buildings.
If you are interested in learning about Structural Insulated Panels (or SIPS) or finding a builder that
specializes in homes using SIPS technology, check out the page for your state.   
If you are a builder specializing in the use of Structural Insulated Panels contact
admin@modularresource.com and supply your company website and a brief description along with
the states that you build SIPS homes in.
Log Homes  -  check out  featured log home builder
Lookout Mountain Log Homes & Builders LLC
If you are looking for information on log homes, log home construction or log home mortgages,
there is an informational section for consumers.  This section also contains a page for each state
where you can find a local log home builder.  If you are a builder of log homes or a mortgage
broker that specializes in mortgages for log homes you can submit your information to
admin@modularresource.com.  Provide a link to your website and a brief description of your log
home company.
Land For Sale
If you need a home site for your modular home Modularresource.com has a section that lists land
for sale sorted by state.  If you have land for sale by owner or are a real estate company feel free
to submit a link to your land website or where your for sale by owner land can be viewed.
Green Building
One of the most talked about trends in building today is Green Building.  Modular homes, in the
way they are constructed are inherently green.  Modular homes are built in large part in a
controlled environment, which leads to less waste of materials.  Another favorable feature of
modular homes is that since most of the construction takes place in the factory, modular homes
take less time to complete once they are delivered to the home site.  This leads to less theft, less
cost overruns, and less delays due to weather than traditional stick built homes.  The Green
Building section of this site features articles and links to Green Building organizations.  
Custom Modular Homes

What is a Custom Modular Home ?

A couple of the benefits often cited about modular homes are the fact that they can be built
quickly and less expensive than other building methods.   Many people believe that since
modular homes are built in a factory they are all very similar, nondescript box shaped homes
with very few options available to the buyer.  This is simply not the case.  Custom modular
homes are now available by all manufacturers to some degree, and some companies now work
with the buyer and an in-house designer to help draw up their dream home.  While a custom
modular home of this kind will certainly cost more than a modular home that you choose out of
a catalog from the manufacturer, the fact that the house will be constructed in large part in the
factory under optimal conditions should still save some money by eliminating the extra waste
that occurs in site building.  

In addition to the complete customization of your modular home, there are other ways you can
make your home a custom modular home that will not increase your costs as much.  For
example, most manufacturers allow customers to "flip" a floor plan in many of their models
either for free or for a relatively modest amount.  Flipping a floor plan simply means that in
some cases you could take a plan and build your house to the mirror image of the original.  (In
other words the master bedroom would be on the left when you walk in instead of the right,
etc.).   It is also possible to add or remove a wall in some cases.  So if you had a kitchen with a
wall separated from the living room and you wanted to open it up so that you could watch tv
while cooking, this could  be done by the builder.  In cases like this, it could cost a couple
thousand dollars to make your modular into a custom modular home, because the engineer
would have to adjust the plans and determine whether the changes you would like to make
would affect the structural stability of the house.  The general rule is that if you would like to
customize a modular home you can usually make adjustments to walls as long as the walls are
not marriage points in the home.  
Some Modular homes terms
Modular Log Homes

What is a Modular Log Home ?

This website has sections on Log homes and Modular Homes, but we have recently seen an
increase in people inquiring about companies that offer a
Modular Log Home.   In the past,
the term modular home and log home were two separate things.  A modular home is a home
that is largely built in a factory environment and placed on a permanent foundation on the
buyer's land.  Log homes were generally sets of logs that were kiln dried and prepared, then
shipped to the job site where a builder would connect them and complete the home.  In some
cases, the logs were sold in kits that would be shipped to the buyer's land, where the home
buyer would complete the work.  

With the increase in popularity of modular homes and the focus on green building, some
companies now offer Modular Log Homes.  A modular log home is usually a log home that is put
together in sections or modules in a factory environment.  The modules are then transported to
the home site and dropped on a permanent foundation to create a Modular Log Home.  There
are also some companies that advertise modular log homes or modular log cabins which are
actually modular homes that are constructed in a factory and delivered to a job site, then log
siding is put on the house so that it appears to be a log cabin.  Either one of these definitions of
modular log homes is considered to be the same as any site built home and financing should
be treated the same.  Here is some information on
modular log homes
Concrete Modular Homes?
Concrete Modular homes may be a very popular option in the future.  They are already becoming more
common in Florida and Mississippi's Gulf coast.  Check out this article to see how Concrete Modular
homes are likely to be a popular home choice because they are both energy-efficient and sturdy.
Modular Home Construction
Modular Home Construction methods are the major differnce between modular homes and site built
homes.  Modular homes are built in sections about the size of the trailer part of a trackor trailer.
Modular home construction occurs in a large indoor factory on assembly lines. The sections are
moved from station to station within the factory on a track.  Building inspectors supervise the
construction and ensure that all building codes are adhered to during construction.   Construction
of the building and the site work can be completed simultaneously, reducing the overall
construction time by as much as 50%.  The completed modules are trucked to the site and put in
place.  Once assembled, modular buildings are essentially indistinguishable from typical site-built
homes.  While mobile homes decrease in value over time, a well-built modular home should
increase in value over time.
Modular Home Builders Directory and Resources
Timber Frame Homes
Read about the history and benefits of Timber Frame home building and find links to timber
frame home builders in your state.
Modular Homes with SIPS
Modularresource.com features sections on Modular Homes and manufacturers and builders of homes
using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS).  Both building methods have been shown to produce homes
that are economical and energy-efficient, but until recently we have considered each separately.  This
article shows that some manufacturers have combined both technologies to build modular homes that
utilize SIPS in the walls and roofs of their line of homes.  
What's new in Modular Homes?
Find Land for sale at auction in the US.  A great way to get the best deals on land is to buy land at auction.  
Real estate auctions are taking place all over the United States.  Find a land auction in your state.
Modular Home Manufacturers
In addition to the links to Modular Home Builders all over the United States,
modularresource.com now has a section that will provide links to
Manufacturers of Modular homes, including
Featured Modular Home Manufacturer Hoopa Modular.
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Modular Home built by High School Students to be auctioned off
Scioto County Career Technical Center School will be auctioning a 1400 square foot modular home
that was built by the students.  The auction is scheduled for May 8, 2012.  The house is located in
Lucasville, OH.    For details on this auction and other student-built homes for sale check out the
student built homes section of this website.
Military Discounts on New Modular Homes
Anyone considering building a custom modular home (or any home for that matter) is looking for
ways to get the most for their money.  If you are past or present Military and considering buying a
modular home, you may be able to get a discount or bonus on your purchase.  Some modular
home manufacturers are offering discounts or free upgrades to home buyers for simply showing
they are serving or have served in the Military.  For details, see
Military Discounts on Modular Homes.