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New Beginnings Construction Explains Why Modular Construction is Right for Your Home!

By Kristen Bosse


Within the past couple of months I stopped by an "open house" held by one of our Preferred Realtors in an upscale neighborhood of West Ashley, Charleston.

The house is around 3,000sq.ft with excellent design and raised about 8' off ground level on concrete piers due to flood zoning with an oversize 2 car garage under the 1st floor.

Interior hardwood floors? granite countertops? cathedral ceiling? 9' ceiling height? ceramic tile flooring in the 2-1/2 bathrooms and everything looked "brand new" albeit the house was completed about 7-years ago.

No lack of buyer interest at $395,000 especially as a tidal creek formed the boundary at the backyard.

Of the several prospective buyers touring the property one asked the Realtor "Who built the house?" The Realtor's response, "I don't know, but the house is a modular".

The couple who had posed the question looked totally amazed! "That's almost unbelievable. A modular? I thought that was another term for a "dressed up mobile home"!

The Realtor looked to me for supportive input since she knew of my history in the system-built housing sector.

Having introduced myself as the Director of Sales and Marketing for New Beginnings Custom Homes LLC, I took them out to the front deck and pointed to two homes of similar size across the street and the house next door? "All of those are modular built houses as well!"

Why have system-built modular homes become the preferred choice of savvy home buyers and builders alike?

Consider these benefits:

1: A conventional site constructed house ("stick-built") is totally exposed to Mother Nature until such time as all windows, doors and roof is completed. Timber and materials used in the framing process and roof trusses will inevitably absorb rain, moisture from ever present humidity, and airborne mold and spores will embed in those materials.

2: A modular house on the other hand is built in room-sized sections within a temperature and environmentally controlled Plant. Framing timbers, joists, trusses and sub-flooring are completely dry throughout the construction process.

All windows, doors, wiring and plumbing, cabinets, countertops and bathrooms are fully installed in progressive sequence and State Building Code Inspectors are called in to the Plant at the appropriate time to approve the construction.

3: The roof sections are installed complete with shingles, using a hinge technology that enables the roof to "lay flat" during transport from the Plant to your home site. Prior to the sections being crane-lifted on to the highway transport rigs they are literally cocooned with heavy-duty "plastic wrap" as protection from weather and dust during the transportation process.

4: Before delivery to the buyer's destination home site, your Contractor from whom you selected and purchased your dream home, will have obtained all required permits, handled the necessary utility "tap applications", cleared the site, built the foundation according to planning and zoning requirements, installed a septic tank and well if necessary, and arranged the crane that will be required to lift the sections of your home from the transporters and precision place on to the foundation.

5: Depending on the size of the house and number of sections, the complete "dry-in" process is completed within 1-2 days. In other words, your dream home is 85% completed and weather-tight! A site-constructed house would have taken 4 ? 8 months to get to that point!

6: New Beginnings Custom Homes takes care of interior and exterior finish works per contract, hooks up the utilities and HVAC system, adds decks, exterior walk ways/ drive way and builds a garage if required. We will even have the sod laid and arrange landscaping features if specified.

7: Bottom line is that our Buyers benefit from a stronger house construction, built to 130mph Hurricane code, warranted for 10-years against structural defects, and from the date permits are pulled and we place your Order with our Plant you could be moving in to your custom dream home in about 10-weeks!

The New Beginnings Executive Team work with you from start to finish. Unless you are paying cash or have already secured your construction financing, we can refer you to one of our Preferred Bank Lenders for the essential Loan Approval which will determine the budget you have to work with.

At this time, one of our Lenders is offering qualified applicants 90% Construction to Perm financing on loans of up to $417,000. On larger loan amounts 80% financing is available.

If you already own the land or lot on which we will be building your home, the chances are good that the equity you have in that land will cover most if not all of the required down payment.

If you don't yet have a lot or home site we can refer you to our Preferred Realtor who will provide you with Buyer's Agent services to find your lot within areas that you have expressed interest.

We invite you to visit our website at where you will be able to learn more about us and see a showcase of numerous home styles, floor plans and specifications. Home sizes range from 770sq.ft to 3,500 sq.ft. Our manufacturing partner can also work with your design and floor plans and provide a custom-quote within 48-hours!

We look forward to working with you and turning your "dream" into a move-in reality! Our construction area is within a 100-mile radius of Charleston which means we build East of I-95 in Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown, Colleton and Beaufort Counties. Also, we build in the Lake Marion/Santee market.

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