Modular Home Building Blog

A wealth of information at your fingertips. Browse these articles to learn about our company, the building process, loan info, and so much more!

So you’ve decided to build a new home… Congratulations! The next step in bringing your dream home to life is securing a construction loan. In this post, we’ll discover how new home construction loans work (also known as a Construction to Permanent Loan). Read on......

All things look bright and new when Spring arrives! It’s the perfect time for sprucing up your home and making needed repairs. To help you stay organized, we put together this handy maintenance checklist for your modular home that breaks down tasks by season, starting......

You’ve built your dream home and now it’s time to decorate. Interior design professionals will give you all sorts of advice and ‘rules to follow. However, there really are no ‘rules.’ If you want a velvet Elvis painting over the fireplace mantle, then I say......

  Prefab homes are one of the fastest growing segments of the construction industry. Unlike stick homes, the modular home market actually increased during the housing slump between 1992 and 2002. In fact, modular home purchases grew by 48% while traditional homes fell. Why? For......

All too often, couples are forced to move because their house no longer ‘works’ for them. For instance, what would you do if an injury suddenly required the use of a wheelchair or your aging parents came to stay with you? What if you find......

Building a new home means making lots of decisions. Which floorplan should you choose? Should you refinish the basement now or save it for later? Does it matter whether or not you have granite countertops in the kitchen? How can you know which building upgrades......

The prevailing thought among homeowners is that when you retire, you should start thinking about downsizing. However, there is an emerging trend among retirees where they are breaking with tradition and adding onto their existing home or even building new. 5 Reasons You May Want......

No one denies that moving is a stressful experience. Your finances will be stretched, something will inevitably go wrong during the process, and you may lose more sleep than you initially anticipate. However, this doesn’t mean you need to take it out on each other.......

Congratulations, you’re building a new home! You are about to embark on an exciting, stressful, and ultimately rewarding journey. While new home construction is a lot of fun at times, it definitely has its share of challenges. At Next Modular, we work hard to give......

Can I save on my modular home costs by doing my own [foundation, lighting, garage, etc]? YES! You can save money on modular home costs if you want to do some of the work yourself or contract it out to a family member or friend.......

Building a modular home comes with a variety of benefits, but perhaps the most notable is the customization it allows. Not only do you receive a brand new home that is tailored to you, but you also have a lot of say in how it......

Building a home is part of the American dream, but many people think it’s just a pipe dream. Although the cost to build a custom home is prohibitively expensive in some states, in Indiana and Michigan it is surprisingly affordable. This means that your dream......

Have you dreamed of owning your own home? Do you worry that you will never be able to afford your dream? You might be surprised to learn that it’s entirely possible to build a modular home for under $150K and not sacrifice the upgrades that......

In school, you probably learned the importance of defining things correctly. For instance, all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares. If you treat all rectangles as squares, you can quickly mess up a math problem. This analogy definitely applies to the modern......

You are at a 5-star seafood restaurant. Your friend, who has eaten there, raves about the crab cakes, but you’ve never eaten crab before.  In fact, you’ve never had seafood of any kind. After 20 minutes of looking at the entrees, you give up and order......

All of us have received an overly-large utility bill at some point… and it hurts! Whether it’s the dog days of summer or the bitter cold in winter, it doesn’t matter. Heat efficiency is all about reducing air leakage and preventing heat transfer. So, here......

For many, the thought of building a custom built home seems like a “someday” dream. After all, fancy custom built homes cost a lot of money. Right? Not necessarily. If you choose to build your dream home using modular home construction, you might be pleasantly surprised at......

Dollar for dollar, you get more home when you choose a modular build. In fact, you can expect the finished home to cost about 15% less than it would if you chose to build it in the traditional manner. Modular homes for sale look no......

A strong economy and low unemployment generally mean that people have to pay more for goods and services. It also means that interest rates start to rise. According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates are now at an all-time high. Rising interest rates coupled with a......

Two of the primary reasons people choose to build a modular home is the pricing and the ability to customize the build to suit their needs.  Almost every aspect of your new modular home can be tailored to you including a custom lighting plan. Have......

Recently we fielded an interesting question from one of our new home customers about managing his home building project. He shopped around, gathering quotes, trying to find a General Contractor. He soon discovered that there was quite a difference in pricing and he wanted to......

Before you can set your new modular home at your site, you will need to arrange for utility connections. So it is important to plan these connections as soon as possible. Electricity Your home’s location is critical in determining the best approach for tying into......

Ranch-style housing grew in popularity during the mid-20th century. Though it’s named for the sprawling structures one would expect to find on a large piece of land, these houses are typically found in the suburbs. Ranch homes are uniquely American and embody the more informal......

When you walk into your new home, it should be an extension of who you are. It begins with the style of home you plan to build, continues with the fixtures you add, and wraps up in the decor you choose. For some, they prefer......

When you can’t tie into the city sewage system, you must install your own septic on-site. Many new homeowners don’t know much about septic systems, so we’ve put together this simple maintenance guide. It’s important to understand your septic system so that you don’t “waste”......

After working with hundreds of homeowners, we’ve found a number of common misconceptions regarding custom modular homes. In order to make the modular home building process easier to understand, here are some of those myths and the reality that goes with them. #1 – You......

Does your family need more space? As children grow in size and number, many families find that they need some extra room. Rather than purchase a new home, you should consider adding a modular home addition to your existing house. For many, a home addition......

Indiana summers are hot and the winters are cold, so the HVAC system in your modular home is important. When you build your new home, you want to make sure you install the proper unit. With all the choices out there it can be a......

Everyone recognizes the fact that all poodles are dogs, but not all dogs are poodles. It is the same with modular homes. All modular homes are prefab homes, but you cannot say that all prefab homes are modular homes. For instance, a mobile home is......

Why pay for products that you don’t use? Home builders often throw away cut-offs or materials damaged by the weather. Hundreds of millions of tons of construction waste ends up in the landfill every year. Despite recycling efforts, the EPA states that 40% of the......

Over the years, your family structure changes. Whether your family is outgrowing your current home, or you find yourself providing in-home care for aging parents, there comes a time when the space available seems just a little too small. If either of these scenarios sounds......

There are a lot of things to think about when considering building or buying a new modular home. Probably the most pressing question on everyone’s mind is “how do I pay for this”?  Modular home financing will differ from one person to the next. It......

Building a modular home can be an intimidating idea if you’ve never done it before. At Next Modular, our goal is to make that process as simple and straightforward as possible when you build with us. Before breaking ground on your property, we make sure......

To get a better understanding of modular homes we went straight to the source. Below is an interview with the owner of Next Modular, Joel Comino. He took the time to explain certain aspects of modular home building and his company in particular. A HOMETOWN,......

Browse all of our Modular Home Floorplans