How a Stick-built Home is Different Than a Modular or Manufactured Home
Manufactured and modular homes are built and shipped from a factory. Stick-built homes are constructed on site. A construction loan is used to finance the labor, build, and materials for the home. The name stick-built means the walls are made of lumber and wood and are constructed by individual boards. They are the most common type of home that buyers build with construction loans. And they tend appreciate the most in value.
Stick-built homes are completely customizable. More so than manufactured and modular homes since they aren’t constructed from prefabricated materials. Since homebuyers tend to use a local builder or construction company for the project, they can work with them to modulate the design of the property. This also allows problems to be remedied easily since there is no fixed blueprint in place. Modular and manufactured houses are built in a factory and limited by both materials and the blueprint.
There are also cost-saving opportunities homebuyers might not expect when it comes to this type of house.
- There are no transportation fees like with modular or manufactured homes
- Less maintenance for the property
- The home appreciates in value and builds equity