Genesis vs New Moon vs Advantage Series for Redman Homes


Redman Homes offers various lines of homes for different price ranges.

The three primary series that Redman Homes offers is the Genesis series, the New Moon series and the Advantage series. They offer both modular homes and also HUD code homes also known as sectional homes or manufactured homes.

Modular homes are built to the same codes as stick built homes and are higher quality materials. For this article I am only going to be comparing the differences for modular homes since that’s what we primary do.


Direct link to the video is at: https://www.youtube.com/embed/y-Ytu5DyMAw

Redman Homes offers the Advantage series which is a lower end basic home with lower costs. They also offer the Genesis and New Moon series.

There’s not a lot of differences between the Genesis series and the New Moon series. Really the only difference is the New Moon series comes with an electric furnace and duct work and the Genesis series dose not.

The Genesis series has more floor plans that are more of a custom type look. There are many plans that have 3 and 4 boxes that are shipped and set together that makes the home look more unique and not look like a square box. Of course you can add porches and garages on any of the series plans to take away from the boxy look. So keep that in mind if looking at the New Moon or Advantage series.

The New Moon series and the Advantage series are the same as far as including the furnace and duct work as standard. The New Moon series includes more normally optional items such as upgraded light fixtures and faucets and many more things.

Some items that are standard on the New Moon series and not standard on the Advantage series are:

Hardwood baseboard trim
Hardwood Door and Window Casing
40 Gallon Water Heater instead of a 30 Gallon
Can lights in the kitchen
Metal Faucets
Elongated Commodes
Trimmed Mirrors
Hardwood 30″ and 42″ Overhead Cabinets
Hardwood Stiles for Cabinets
Black Lantern Light Fixtures at Exterior Doors
Open Web Joist Floor
16 oz Carpet
5/12 Roof Pitch
30 year Dimensional Shingles
Full Length Drapes in Living Room, Family Room and Dining Room

Structural wise all three series of homes are about the same. The main thing I would recommend to do on the Advantage series is to add the 5/12 roof option. A 7/12 roof option is also available. That takes away from the double wide look with the low pitch roof. Other than that the structure is a quality structure. I would recommend optioning in the open web floor system mainly because the factory then will run the duct work in the floor joist which then saves some money from doing the duct work on site.

On the Advantage series you can add any of the standard features of the New Moon series on to make it the same. So what I recommend is that you find a floor plan that you like and then go from there. This opens it up to a lot of floor plan options to pick from.

If you are looking at keeping the costs as low as possible then the Advantage series may be the best option to look at. It starts out at a lower price point. That way you can pick and choose what things are important to you and not be locked into taking all of them if you don’t want them. Where the New Moon and Genesis series you have to take some of those things you may not necessarily want.

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Insulated Pre Cast Basements by Legendary Homes







Superior walls is a great option when deciding what type of foundation to do for the construction of your new home.

When building a new home there are choices when it comes to what types of basement or crawl space to do. Many people do poured wall foundations, but more and more people are realizing that there is a better option for a basement that is available. An insulated Precast Basement is a great option to consider.


Direct link to the video is at: Insulated Pre Cast Basements by Legendary Homes

Insulated Precast basements have a lot of advantages.

They are very energy efficient and make for a very warm basement. The walls come as panels with concrete studs with a metal plate making them ready to attach drywall for finishing the basement and adding bedrooms. The concrete studs have holes in them for easy access to run wiring and Plumbing.

These foundations are built in a factory and experience the same benefits as modular homes being build in a factory. The panels are then hauled to the job site and set with a crane.

Legendary Homes has used Superior Walls for foundations for years.

It was probably around the early 2000’s when the first insulated pre cast basement was done for one of our customers.

At that time customers were paying an additional $5,000 to $7,000 for doing this type of basement and they still felt it was worth the extra. Things have changed and they are now around the same costs as a poured wall.

Michigan’s codes have changed to now require at least a R-10 insulation for foundations. These insulated pre cast foundations have a R12.5 insulated factor, so they exceed the building codes.

Todd the builder decided to call past customers to ask them what they thought of their foundations now that they had lived in their homes for several years. Everyone of them said they were very glad they went with Superior Walls.

There are certain procedures that need to be done to prevent future problems. That’s why having a builder that’s familiar with what needs to be done should be an important factor in your decision when building a new home.

If these procedures are not completed then there is a risk of the foundation pushing in when backfilled. For modular homes there is a strap that is nailed to the treated 2 x 10 sill plate and then once the home is set they are nailed to the home. There is also extra blocking required between the floor joists. This is something that we make sure to get completed before backfill is done.

Another benefit is the damp proofing is built right into the walls and so there is no need for spraying damp proofing. This prevents the chance of the unsightly black tar look above grade. Have you ever seen this? It’s a common problem and it doesn’t look the best on a new home.

The most common sizes of basements are as 9 foot or 8’2″. For crawl spaces can be done as 4′ or 6′ walls. Legendary Homes primarily do 6′ walls and backfill 1′ up on the inside. This give an approximate height of 5 foot.

Superior Walls Insulated Precast Foundation

When you are looking to build Legendary Homes is here to help with your building needs. We want to educate you so you know what to expect when building your new home. Give us a call today and let us replace your dreams with reality!

For more information and pictures of modular homes being built on a insulated pre cast basements go to Pictures of Complete Construction Jobs.

Call Todd at 517-206-2435 for more information about insulated pre cast basements.

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What’s Included In The Base Price of Legendary Homes?

Base prices or costs of a new home have many variables. When you get the base price of the home, be sure to find out what’s included. Many companies include different things in the base price.

The video below explains what’s included for Legendary Homes base price.

 


Direct link to the video is at:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/LPHI78WJ0hQ

 

Legendary Homes includes the following in the base prices.

Sales tax
Freight within 30 miles of our model home
Roll setting the home onto the foundation
Finish the drywall on the marriage line and drywall finish the cracks throughout
Hanging doors in marriage line
Seeming carpet in marriage line
Siding ends of house
Standard specs of the series of home

On a side note: For the Redman Homes in the Advantage series we include the Mod Package. So it will have more included than what the standard spec sheet shows for the Advantage Series.

Here’s the extras included in the Mod Package:
Modular Required Options:
1/2″ Drywall T/O (Option Price per Model Included in Base price above)
Programmable Thermostat
Carbon/Smoke Detectors – All Bedrooms and Living Area

DGAE Modular Conversion Package:
Included in this Pkg is the following:
2×10 Floor Joist
R-40 Roof Insulation
2×4 Interior Walls
Perimeter Drop in Registers
Cold Air Returns in Ceiling
Water Heater Door
36 x 80 White Steel 6-Panel Fire Rated Rear Door
Insulated Heat Ducts to be shipped loose and installed on site
2 Exterior GFI Recepts
7/16 OSB Sheathing
8′ Flat Ceilings
Water Shut-offs @ All Fixtures
2×6 Ext. Walls
Metal Tub/Shower Faucets
On our price sheets, we include an allowance for crane cost or bracing for basement walls. Our full price sheets include doing an insulated precast basement. When we do that type of basement we need to use a crane to set the home or to brace the basement wall. So we have you covered if you go by our price sheets on including that cost.

You can do a poured wall basement if you prefer and we wouldn’t need that cost but in my experience, the costs have been about the same even when adding that cost. That’s with adding the framing in the basement to insulate to get the minimum of R-10 insulation needed for the Michigan energy codes. For about the same costs I’m not sure why anyone would go with a poured wall.

Our main areas we cover are Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale counties. We can go farther away but we may not be able to take care of the full general contracting of your new home. Check with us to find out the details.

If you are looking to take care of your own general contracting, we can get the home to your property and get it set and you can take care of the rest. Be sure to check as there are things you need to be aware of when taking care of your own project.

For our price sheets and pdf’s of the floor plans, you can go to http://legendaryhomesinc.com/ModularHomePrices

Call Todd Rutledge at Legendary Homes today to schedule your free consultation.

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Modular Homes vs Manufactured Homes | Article From Modular Today

Modular Homes vs. Manufactured Homes

No they are not the same thing! But if you are in the market for a modular home the salesperson might very well refer to it as a manufactured home.

Even though modular homes and manufactured homes are both used as quality year-round homes they differ in many other respects. For instance my friend lives in an old, single-wide manufactured home, which is alot closer to a trailer than a typical home. Mobile homes trailers are the very old manufactured homes which still exist (talk about strong quality) but are not very common or popular today. Manufactured homes including the rare old mobile home trailers, will often find permanent residence in a trailer park or manufactured home community; whereas modular homes can be placed on a plot of land in almost any neighborhood that passes state and regional bylaws.

The difference between modular and manufactured homes is often in the permanence. For instance modular homes are placed on a permanent foundation; whereas trailers, or manufactured homes are built on a steel chassis with wheels attached. This is so the trailer can be moved or towed. Almost always the wheels are removed and the manufactured home exteriors are finished to closely match the look of traditional homes. It is possible to reattach the wheels and move the manufactured home in the future.

In addition, if you plan to build a modular home and transport it to a land plot, the land you want to build on might be subject to restrictions. Please check with your state and regional building laws before you buy! An occasional issue with modular home buyers is not having enough setback clearance on their building site to place the large size modular home they desire.

Also, manufactured homes and modular homes have differing resale values – and if you were selling your home you would want to get top dollar for what it was worth – wouldn’t you? Modular homes typically have much better resale value than manufactured homes built on a steel chassis according to the HUD building code.

Let’s start with a brief overview of manufactured vs. modular homes…

Modular Homes

  • Often referred to as factory-built (or pre-fabricated) homes.
  • Modular homes come pre-built in sections from the factory.
  • Modular homes are then transported to the building site on truck beds, and set together usually by a large crane and construction workers at the building site.
  • They are finished on location, and must conform to all local, state or regional building codes.
  • After the contractor places the modular home on site and completes the finishing work, a local building inspector will visit the site to inspect the home to ensure its construction adheres to the state or regional requirements and that all finish work was completed safely and up to standard.
  • Modular homes are placed on a permanent foundation at the building site and often have full basements.
  • Modular homes are sometimes used to expedite the creation of planned communities or large residential projects like college dormitories.
  • Modular homes are typically larger than manufactured homes – they have full kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, washer and dryer hookups. Many even have fireplaces and dishwashers.
  • Modular homes are typically more expensive per square foot than manufactured homes.
  • The home equity of a well-built modular home will continue to grow in value over time. Upgrades can also be added like sun rooms, gas fireplaces, porches, garages, etc.

Manufactured Homes

  • Very old models are sometimes referred to as mobile homes or trailers
  • Manufactured houses are pre-constructed completely in the factory on a permanent, fixed steel chassis.
  • Manufactured homes have wheels which are typically detached once the unit is towed to the residence.
  • Manufactured homes typically have skirting/siding around the bottom of them to hide where the wheels were removed and to give it the appearance of a typical home.
  • Manufactured homes must abide by a Federal HUD building code.
  • Once built the manufactured home (typically 1-3 units) is moved to its final residence using their own wheels.
  • Manufactured homes remain on their steel chassis, and do not have basements. Theoretically they can be moved but that rarely happens.
  • Manufactured homes often face special residential zoning restrictions which can limit their placement.
  • Some families use the old and smaller manufactured homes for mobile vacation homes.
  • Mobile homes technically are manufactured homes but are very different when compared to today’s manufactured homes.
  • Building inspectors are sometimes called in to inspect the electrical and propane gas hookups, but trailers do not need to pass a building code for occupation.
  • Manufactured homes are generally less expensive than modular homes.
  • Manufactured homes are often a little harder to finance and generally decrease in home equity value.

This article is from:

Modular Today – Modular Homes vs Manufactured Homes

 

How Long is the Process of Building a New Modular Home?

How long is the building process for building a new home? Hi… I’m Todd Rutledge with Legendary Homes. That’s one of the most common questions I get is: How long will the building process take?

In this video below I explain how long the construction normally takes.

Here’s the direct link to the video:  https://youtu.be/gNPLfFhh5PE

The first part is getting the modular home ordered. Redman Homes is our main manufactured home manufacturer. They typically run around 8 weeks out to get the home built. I checked the first part of February and off line dates were middle of March. So they were about 6 weeks out to build the home at that time. As we get closer to spring they will typically run about 8 weeks. Closer to fall time can be between 8 and 10 weeks most years.

If you have financing to get. It’s critical to get the paper work into the bank so they can get that process going so we can order the home. The bank will want a signed contract with the costs and what’s going to be done on your new home. They will give the building contract to the appraiser. That’s generally the first step in the process of financing of building your new home.

The home will be built and scheduled for delivery for about 2 to 4 days after the off line date to give them time to be sure to finish it up. Once delivered to the building site it will be about a day or two after delivery when the house will be set on the foundation.

From that point, I tell people to plan on about 60 days from the day of set. I try to shoot for 30 days, but I’d rather tell you to plan on 60 days and have it be 30 days then to tell you to plan on 30 days and have it be 60 days.

Of course, there are variables that can come into play on how long it takes to complete the construction of a new home. Such things are weather. If too much rain then that can delay things.

The most common delay is getting power to the house. To get power to the house we need to get the house set and then the electrician will come and install the service on the house. Once he’s done the electrical inspector will come and inspect it and then it’s the electrical inspector that notifies the power company. Most commonly Consumers Energy for most of our areas.

We are at the mercy of the power company at that point and sometimes they will show up fairly quickly and sometimes it can take them a while to get there and run power to the house.

Once power is on. The plumbers will come and run the drain lines and connect the water lines and they will check to make sure there are no leaks. They can usually get this done in one day shortly after power is on. Once done they will call and get the plumbing inspected.

Once power is on we can also get mechanical and electrical finish inspections. And then once those 3 inspections have passed we can call the building inspector and get the inspection done for the final. That is what we need in order to get the certificate of occupancy.

That’s the process of building a house. If you have any questions or anything Legendary Homes can help you will, please call Todd at 517-206-2435

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For more info on the building process please check out http://legendaryhomesinc.com/blog/understanding-the-building-process

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