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The most frequently asked question in today’s housing marketplace is “Why should I buy a modular and not a H.U.D. built home? Is there really that much difference?”

To answer that question you need to be aware that there are two different building codes used when building manufactured and modular housing.
H.U.D., or manufactured homes, are built to a federal performance code and have a non-removable steel frame, otherwise the same as the “old double-wide trailer”.
Modular homes are built to the same codes as your site builder must use, State codes such as C.A.B.O. or B.O.C.A.
The cost and requirements for site builders and modular are considerably higher: it just depends on what is important to the buyer.


Here are some of the main differences:

A Legendary Home is designed to go on a crawl space or basement, and an alternate $2,500 basement floor system is not necessary.

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A Legendary Home window and door has two 2′ x 6′ studs on both sides and a triple 2′ x 6′ laminated header over it, versus a single 2′ x 6′ on the sides and topped with studs placed in between 16″ on center.

A Legendary Home patio or atrium door has five 2′ x 6′ studs on each side and a triple laminated 2′ x 8′ header above instead of single 2′ x 6′ all around.

A Legendary Home has at least a 50-pound snow load rating and is made of 2 ‘ x 6′ and 2′ x 4′ lumber versus a 30-pound snow load with 2′ x 3′ and 2′ x 2’ trusses.

A Legendary Home will have 30% more lumber in it than a comparable site built home because it must be moved and rolled or crane set onto the foundation. No stick built home is designed to withstand that kind of stress.

A Legendary Home has every switch and outlet box nailed to a stud, not held in place the drywall by little ears.

A Legendary Home has no steel or permanent chassis in the floor system, it is an all-wood frame structure.

A Legendary Home has all 12-gauge copper wire instead of thinner 14-gauge.

A Legendary Home has all name brand metal cast body faucets, such as Moen™, instead of plastic off-brand types.

A Legendary Home has scald proof shower control to prevent sudden change in temperature instead of old style dual controls.

A Legendary Home has your choice of rigid CPVC Flow Guard Gold or copper water lines instead of flex tubing.

A Legendary Home has all the sales tax already paid on the material used, not on the total sales price, no one wants hidden surprises.

A Legendary Home has a 5/12 roof pitch, 200 amp service, real wood trim, baseboards, upgraded cabinet system, 2″ blinds, fiberglass tubs and showers, ceramic back splash throughout, kitchen soffit with can lights, nailed on shingles with a 30-year warranty, and many other features.

The real bottom line is, when you go to sell your home are you selling a “house” or a “trailer”.? Appraisers, bankers, and realtors often don’t have a very positive outlook on homes with steel frames under them.

If you buy a double-wide and try to sell it later, they will compare it to other “double-wides” regardless of brand, specs, or manufacturer. Many will sell for less as they get older.

We are in business to put you into a new HOME for less than the cost of site building and to save you time and headaches.

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We met with Todd and he was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Looking forward to working together on our new home!

Jan 16, 2018
Ronda Miller

Just looking and getting prices and Todd has been so helpful and responds to my emails quickly

Jan 13, 2018
Marsha Pierce

Todd was very great to work with. He was very helpful explaining all of the options. Todd has taken the headache and stressfulness out of building a home.

Dec 10, 2017
Chelsea B

I was looking for a modular home for my mom. I called and they were closing for the day, but Todd offered to stay open for us to come look at the model. He was very professional and answered all of the questions we had about purchasing a home. I definitely would recommend working with Todd and his staff!

Dec 10, 2017
Sara N

Excellent and informative visit

Dec 08, 2017
David J

Todd did a great job answering all of our questions. The model home was absolutely beautiful!

Nov 26, 2017
Stacy R

Had lots of information about their beautiful homes and tons of options on everything great service!

Nov 25, 2017
Caleb D

We are very very pleased with the experience we have had with Todd. We have dealt with other builders and the experience was no where near the ease and personal attention that he has given us! His communication far exceeds anything we have seen!

Nov 23, 2017
Anne S

Very happy with our new home! Todd helped us every step of the way. He answered any and all questions right away, great communication. Very pleased

Aug 04, 2017
William Wilson

Todd was a pleasure to meet with...We've been looking for quite some time to purchase a home, but this seller market has been tough, so we decided to look into modular homes. Todd was able to get us into a consultation quickly, answered all the questions we had for beginners, broke down the pricing and potential unanticipated costs, and presented us with a great deal of material to go home with and review. Eventhough we were able to get an offer accepted on a home within a couple days of meeting with Todd, we will definitely be considering a modular home with Legendary Homes for our future purchase. Thanks Todd!

Aug 04, 2017
Nikki Schaefer

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