How much does a 2,000 square foot house cost per square foot? An "entry level" price might be $80 to $110 per square foot for the structure. A "middle level" price per square foot might be $120 to $150 and on up to $200. Homes at the "higher cost range per square foot" may begin at $200 and go to $400 and higher, particularly for larger modular homes selling in the millions. A $90,000 kitchen rather than a $10,000 kitchen means the cost per square foot for house will be higher. Zero energy homes will cost more per square foot. Whether a house is $80 per square foot or $300, consider safety and structural matters.
Let CMHUSA see the quote and structural specifications you have for a house. CMHUSA's two-part goal is to 1. beat all other bonafide quotes, and 2. build the home better.
Since this is an education site, think about this:
If two new custom homes are built in the same neighborhood and look almost exactly alike, but one is built the ordinary way (outdoors) and the other is built (indoors) as CMHUSA-accpetable heavy-duty modules, will they be appraised and priced the same? Oddly, yes. Even if the heavy-duty version has 15 to 20 or as much as 25 to 30 percent more wood and is far more durable, the appraisals will likely be the same. This can be a bonus for the family who gets the better-built home. The family that gets the comparatively weaker home may not begin to notice differences until well after moving in.
That is, it is not in a lender's "business interest" to decide which house is superbly built and which is (comparatively) weak. Regarding appraisals ordered by lenders, if the two side-by-side houses look the same, the appraisals will likely be the same.The lender's focus is not on which home would logically be safer during a violent wind- or seismic event or that one of the two homes may have far more (high-cost) wood or that a more solidly built home might require less maintenance. It may be of little interest to the lender that one of the two homes has a double-thick ceiling structure between the kitchen ceiling and the room above it. However, any of those factors may very important to a homeowner who wants a quieter and more comfortable home, the proxy for which is the book dropping example. A lender may feel that "quality of life" issues are matters for the homebuyer and family "to figure out for themselves."
If an informed family knowingly were to choose the non-heavyweight structure, that's completely fair. It would be an informed choice that affects no one but that family. In fact, CMHUSA will build the ordinary way if access to the building site is an issue. Otherwise, CMHUSA urges homebuyers to opt for the advantages of CMHUSA-accpetable modules.
Delicate balancing act: Holding down the listing price of the better-built home to that of the home built the ordinary way is a delicate balancing act made possible by industrial engineering, factories and technology: The cost of using far more wood and the added costs of transporting the modules, hiring a crane to position the modules and paying a factory tax must all be offset. The solution is factory efficiencies and CMHUSA oversight.
Have CMHUSA oversight on your side.