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Old 09-03-2007, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by jr's3800
Whats with the 100 amp service?

I have 200 Amp service.... Just a little confused there
60 amp service is now obsolete in the US, but in CAN, min 60 amp service is still allowed for building less then 900 sf IIRC. 100amp for an 1800 SF house is still code acceptable.

Or code minimum (god I hate code minimum ) Oh, and if you have between 4500-5000 sf, you need 400 amp service to the panel. We don't totally live in the stone age I guess
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This is my reasoning for doing it this way...


Cost. Buying this house will allow me to keep costs down, Thus allowing me to updats the inside and landscape the yard. Maybe add a pool and a nice deck, some trees.

With how I want to build this house I think it would move fairly fast in 5 or 6 years.

I think that having a fully finished 8 foot basement with radiant heat in the floors, Upgraded windows upstairs in the master, In the latest design I have moved the dining room and washroom to increase the size of the master and put the dining area closer to the kitchen. I think that the way the market is right now I should be able to move this house when my and my girl are ready to relocate to the south. and that window is 5 to 6 years.

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the only thing I could see as a problem is the Location of the second bathroom. Not for water or sewage since the laundry room is right there but it might have to be made a little bigger.
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Rob, what is the cost per SF for a modular house? Keep in mind, and based on your location, you can have a custom build for as low as $85 per SF to $120+ per SF depending on your level of finishes. So, keeping in mind the amount of upgrading/design changes you want to make to the pre-laid out home you need to balance it out and see what makes sense fiscally.

That, and contact a real estate agent to check on resale value of modular homes, if the plan is to sell and go down south.

The only way I'd go with a modular, is if the cost was $50-60 per sf (finished). Did you say you owned the land already?
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I found this

http://www.prefab-home-buying-guide....me-prices.html

it says

Manufactured Home Prices on average, cost about half of the price of a site-built home. The average site-built home costs an average of $70 per square foot, while a manufactured home costs $32 to $45 per square foot, mostly because they are more efficient to produce. New manufactured homes may cost anywhere from $20,000 for a small, simple model to $100,000 or more for a multi-section unit with WOW - upgrades.

I don't know how accurate it is but...
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http://www.abshomes.com/

Good link right there. Much nicer homes as well.
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69000 hmmmmm
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I'm planning to build this house with foundation, Finished basement, Landscaping, Driveway

for under 125,000.

Did I mention that I'm looking at a lot right not On the water for 21000.00 2 acres.

So hypothetically I am hoping to build this house on A lot for under 140,000.00

then in 5 years get it gone for maybe 300,000.00

there are other lots around here under 3 acres for around 14,000 fully serviced.
...... 80,000 House
...... 15,000 Finishing
...... 20,000 LOT
...... 10,000 Foundation
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125,000.00 Give or take I also have a few lots under a acre That I own and might dump to do this with as little cash as possible. I know that I already want to upgrade the electrical and finish the basement, But I can do that on my own pace....


I'm not even going to start this until the spring but If i set on a design I might pour the foundation this winter... (cheaper and better to pour in the winter)
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Hmmmm.never knew it was better to pour a foundation in the winter. Interesting.
Either way, sounds like a good plan to me.
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