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Prefab vs. Site Built Homes in Urban Charlotte
pgsinger posted a topic in Charlotte Coffee HouseI wanted to post a thread on this to see if anyone else was interested, curious, or knowledgeable about prefab homes. My girlfriend and I are considering either a major addition to our home or demoing the structure and building a custom home. I understood prefab to be better built due to the ability to build in a controlled environment, but also cheaper due to the economies of scale achieved by building similar homes in one location. This would be especially true for the modular homes. However, I am finding many of the prefab homes are priced in the $350-$500/sqft. range, excluding land costs! One company (Turkel Design) gave me a quote for $143 for site work costs, which would include running the plumbing, electrical, installing the cabinetry, etc. The materials (drywall, cabinets, counters, appliances, etc.) come as part of another $150,000 line item for the budget. The big issue I am having is comparing apples-to-apples. How do I confirm what a comparable house would cost to build on site? Does anyone have an personal experience with these types of homes or projects?