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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.

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

Feb 17, 2018
Stacy R

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

Feb 17, 2018
Caleb Dlugokinski

My wife and I had a meeting with Todd, going over homes and price lists. We both came away from the meeting hoping we can find some land so we can build our future home.

Feb 01, 2018
James E

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

I cannot say enough good things about Todd Rutledge & Legendary Homes. I was frustrated with the running around, people trying to take advantage of my lack of knowledge and the time that I had to spend researching what I needed to do in order to make my move a reality. Then I found Todd. He gave me the information & tools that I needed, he understood & worked with my budget & he showed great professionalism. He was timely & considerate. But most of all, he showed great integrity. I know that I can trust him to look out for my families best interest. He went above and beyond. Thank you Todd!!

Jul 21, 2017
Sherry Phillips

I appreciated Todd taking the time to speak with me at the model house about the various options and things to consider when building a home. He was clear, direct, and easy to work with. Legendary Homes works with Redman Homes, which offers solid construction and just a few decisions to make in terms of finishes. For those who get analysis paralysis, this is a blessing! Definitely worth a look if a solid, simple home is the goal.

Jul 08, 2017
Sean DeGennaro

Todd was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. We had some questions he didn't have answers for, but he quickly researched and gave us an answer the next business day. I especially enjoy how candid he is with the cost of everything, it gives me confidence that he's not trying to minimize the costs or hide charges for later. Once we find our land, I will be coming back to see Todd.

Apr 10, 2017
Jim Dyson

Very knowledgeable and helpful

Mar 19, 2017
Erin Arno

My husband and I are looking to build a new home, and legendary homes was a local business that we decided to check out. Todd has been fantastic and has answered our many many questions. He made us feel much more confident with modular homes, and had a ton of information for us!

Feb 13, 2017
Alicia Hollstein

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