The Modular Home [NOOK Book]

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Are you thinking about buying and building a modular home or addition? This comprehensive handbook covers everything you need to know, from choosing a dealer and working with a general contractor to selecting a floor plan, choosing customized details, and even planning the landscaping around the house. The emphasis is on top-quality materials and cost-effective measures to ensure that you get your dream home at a great price. Illustrated throughout and including a host of house plans, The Modular Home shows you ...

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The Modular Home

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Overview

Are you thinking about buying and building a modular home or addition? This comprehensive handbook covers everything you need to know, from choosing a dealer and working with a general contractor to selecting a floor plan, choosing customized details, and even planning the landscaping around the house. The emphasis is on top-quality materials and cost-effective measures to ensure that you get your dream home at a great price. Illustrated throughout and including a host of house plans, The Modular Home shows you exactly how to achieve the modular house you want.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Although often beautiful, modular houses take only a few weeks to build, calling into question issues of quality and resilience. But according to Gianino (president of the Home Store, the largest dealer of modular homes in the Northeast), building such houses is hotter than ever for a number or reasons (e.g., their tight construction improves energy efficiency). If you are thinking of "going modular," this could be your primer: it covers all the steps of the process and features a 16-page color insert that helps you visualize the possibilities. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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“If you are thinking of ‘going modular,’ this could be your primer: it covers all the steps of the process and features a 16-page color insert that helps you visualize the possibilities.” –Library Journal

“For those who are thinking of buying or building a new home, The Modular Home…is well worth a look.” –Spokesman Review

“…is a one-stop resource for those looking to tap into the newest trend of modular homes…” –Los Angeles Daily News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612122687
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 11/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 747,069
  • File size: 31 MB
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Meet the Author

Andrew Gianino is the founder and president of The Home Store, the largest dealer of modular homes in the Northeast (www.thehomestore.com). He lives in Whately, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Why Build Modular?

2 Selecting a Dealer

3 Designing a Home

4 Specifications and Features

A Modular Home Gallery

5 Selecting a General Contractor

6 Finding and Preparing a Building Lot

7 The General Contractor's Responsibilities

8 Building a Modular Addition

9 Financing a Modular Home

10 Warranty Service

11 Building on Schedule

Resources

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Highly Recommended - the best complete resource for first-time home buyers

    This book is great. It takes you through the process of buying and building a home in great - yet comprehensive - detail. It's really given us everything we need to buy a house. The only way it could be better would be to include a review of the major house manufacturers, or at least a glossary that directs the reader to this kind of information. Overall, a great book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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