Looking at Modular Homes. - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-03-2007, 05:20 PM   #21
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

Whats with the 100 amp service?

I have 200 Amp service.... Just a little confused there

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2007, 05:25 PM   #22
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
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
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2007, 05:26 PM   #23
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere south of Ottawa with your girlfriend driving faster then you.
Posts: 3,277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ReallyAGXP is on a distinguished road
Default

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.

Name:  house2.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  48.9 KB

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.
ReallyAGXP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2007, 05:33 PM   #24
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

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?
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2007, 06:09 PM   #25
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere south of Ottawa with your girlfriend driving faster then you.
Posts: 3,277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ReallyAGXP is on a distinguished road
Default

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...
ReallyAGXP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2007, 07:12 PM   #26
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

http://www.abshomes.com/

Good link right there. Much nicer homes as well.
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2007, 07:32 PM   #27
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere south of Ottawa with your girlfriend driving faster then you.
Posts: 3,277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ReallyAGXP is on a distinguished road
Default

69000 hmmmmm
ReallyAGXP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2007, 08:53 PM   #28
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

My Manufactured home started out at $59,000.. When I was done with the Additions... As well as the upgraded insulation... all of the Fan outlets, Rhone and cable outlets... Better cabinets.... On and on I ended up paying $67,000 for the home..

From the math it looks like my home still came in at $33 Per Sq Ft

Lets just say with the added insulation I don't have a hard time cooling the home on a 95F day... And for what ever reason the Home Seller/Installer used a 4 Ton Ac unit..

I have been told that with the home the Property would sell quick at 150K

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2007, 09:45 PM   #29
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere south of Ottawa with your girlfriend driving faster then you.
Posts: 3,277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ReallyAGXP is on a distinguished road
Default

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
___________
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)
ReallyAGXP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2007, 09:47 PM   #30
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
tallbump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Erie Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tallbump is on a distinguished road
Default

Hmmmm.never knew it was better to pour a foundation in the winter. Interesting.
Either way, sounds like a good plan to me.
tallbump is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Modular pulley system from ZZP PaladineSLE Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 4 04-19-2010 11:42 PM
M62 (92-93 year) modular pulley system? Keyd pulleys? help! caminated2k Forced Induction 9 04-05-2006 09:00 AM
M62 Modular Pulley System JLAudioEclipse Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 0 07-30-2005 02:40 PM
I Just Won A Modular Pulley System fantastic88 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 18 06-14-2005 09:44 PM
Debating whether to go pulleyboys quikchange or zzp modular Paulnold Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 5 12-26-2003 01:36 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:40 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.