Yes, if the same floor plan layout is used and if the same front, side and rear elevations are used, and if the same finishes, siding and so forth are used, the two will appear to be the same. The major differences will be hidden: strength and durability. Safety will logically be another difference, to the extent that each module was built to face and withstand enormous manmade forces.
Even though the two homes may look the same they will not be the same, not structurally. CMHUSA strongly advocates for the use of modules.
Yes, CMHUSA may consider re-engineering almost any set of house plans. Keep in mind that although CMHUSA may be able to modularize almost any house plan, the conversion of some plans may not be cost-effective. Even so, a homebuyer and family may nonetheless want the durability, strength and other benefits of a CMHUSA heavyweight. CMHUSA welcomes all interest and opportunities, but reserves the right to respectfully decline any project.
On the bright side, every CMHUSA heavyweight will first have been pretested by brutal manmade forces. The forces will be horrific. On the other hand, no human can know in advance the dynamics of a particular natural tragedy—so let's leave that to God and the evening news.
Keep in mind that not all modules are the same. For example, the added weight of heavyweight modules will require more support than lighter weight modules. Once finished, each module will undergo hours of violent manmade forces. The modules will easily pass whereas a house that CMHUSA builds the ordinary (not built to face such man-created testing) would be all but certain to collapse.
Thus the homeowner has a choice.CMHUSA will build a house the ordinary way or will re-engineer it and build using (CMHUSA-acceptable) modules.
If the new home is being built inside a factory, a replacement for a damaged part can quickly be brought in. But what happens if the house is being built outdoors, outside in the open? Think about a delivery truck delivering roof trusses to a lot outdoors somewhere and offloading them onto the ground. If unloaded a bit too roughly or unloaded onto an uneven area, undue strain can damage the mechanical connections and void the warranty. Thus the dilemma: Will the crew report the incident, risking bringing construction to a halt, or will the incident be ignored, risking that someday there might be consequences to a family living in a weakened home?
No. Factories can be quite different from one to the next. Oversight within factories can be quite different as well. Likewise, modules produced from one factory to the next can be far different. The challenge becomes that modules even within the same factory can be remarkably different from one project to the next. Moreover, the amount of wood used is just one of many factors to consider, and yes, each factor is a variable.
Yes. There are many solutions other than the typical "list and sell" technique. For instance, you can take advantage of IRS provisions that allow you to trade a property. You can master lease your property. You can buy a property you want, put a loan on it and pay off the loan on you old property. Then you can sell the old property quite easily by holding a mortgage subject to blanket security and multiple cosigners. The list goes on and on.
Vernon Baker (having advised seasoned brokers and novice sales agents for 20 years) may have these and 50 other suggestions—all at no charge. However, Mr. Baker does not give legal advice, tax or estate planning advice. Therefore, Mr. Baker will offer ideas only if you agree, before implementation, to coordinate with your real estate broker, attorney and tax adviser.