Modular Homes NM | Alternative Building Solutions

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Modular Homes NM | Alternative Building Solutions


Modular Homes NM — Do you know the difference between a Modular Home and a Manufactured home? Are you looking to build a Modular home in New Mexico? Alternative Building Solutions talks about the benefits of having a traditional stick frame home built offsite and having it shipped to you. For more info check out our website. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZfa5wfm1Fw

Alternative Building Solutions
2215 Historic U.S. 66
Moriarty, NM 87035
505-832-6111

Hi, I’m Olivia with Alternative Building Solutions. If you are looking to get a modular home built in New Mexico, there are a few things I’d like to clear up. A modular home is not the same thing as a manufactured home, or what is more commonly referred to as a mobile home. The two are actually quite different. So different in fact, that the New Mexico Construction Industry Division actually has two different sets of standards that the types of homes are built to. A modular home is built to the same set of standards as a conventional stick built home. Banks have also recognized this difference and they will treat a modular home the same as a regular home. Modular homes appreciate in value over time, unlike mobile homes that will depreciate. They will actually lose value as soon as you drive them off the lot. An ABS offsite home is very similar to a modular home, but it is not the same thing. A factory built modular home goes down a conveyor belt and is quickly assembled according to a specific set of plans that a customer has chosen from. Due to the factory like construction there is little room for customization of the floor plan. Here at ABS we build our modular homes one stick at a time according to the plans that the customer designs. Because we are not a factory, the customer has a lot of flexibility in designing their own dream home. We also build slab on grade homes for those customers who are close enough to our facility who have site conditions that will limit us from shipping a house to them, or who just prefer a site built home. Because we do build onsite homes, I can honestly say that we build our offsite homes in the same way using the same materials. The only difference is the floor system. On onsite house will be on a slab of concrete while the offsite house will have a floor system similar to the second level of a two story home. Because we build our offsite modular homes the same way we build our onsite homes, you will receive better quality from an ABS modular than a factory modular. Many of the materials we use exceed those used in a factory. Once done it will be hard to tell the difference between the two finished products. Our prices for our modular homes includes everything you will need. Something to keep in mind is that most other modular home dealers will include only the price of the home. Their price will not include your foundation, the transportation of the home, the site work, the landings at each doorway, the plumbing under the home, or your electric meter. These can easily add up to ,000 to the final price of the home. At ABS all of our listed prices include all of these items, and since we are the general contractor, we perform all of these tasks ourselves. This makes it easier for you not having to go find your own general contractor to finish out your home. I invite you to take a look at our website, or give us a call if you have any additional questions.