Hi there, welcome to the Affinity Home Buying Guide! Learn about the process behind purchasing an Affinity modular home. We’ve broken the process up into 8 simple steps to make the buying process as simple as possible.
Can You Build This?
How Much do Modular Homes Cost?
Affinity works with local independent builders who have been approved to build our modular homes in a specific region. If you need a builder for your area, your Affinity sales person will provide a list of authorized builders. The Affinity Builder will work through preliminary budgets with you and discuss the process. With Affinity, you get the home you want! We don’t just build houses; we build YOUR home.
Financing a Modular Home
If Financing is needed, Affinity customers can choose a local financing source, or the Affinity Builder can recommend a bank that is familiar with the Affinity home buying process.
Learn more about modular home financing on the Quicken Loans website! They do a great job of outlining how to finance a modular home and explaining the differences between modular and manufactured homes.
You can start with an Affinity model home design. Your builder will then work with you to customize the design to fit your needs. We also have a library of Affinity homes previously built not listed on our website.
We also take into consideration the foundation of your home and what works best for your situation. A home being put on a crawl space must be built differently than a stilt home.
Finalizing Your Order
Once you have completed the conceptual design, the Affinity Builder will order the house from Affinity. The builder will sign a purchase agreement with Affinity and send in a deposit for the home. Remember, Affinity solely works with our authorized licensed builders. The Affinity engineering department will complete the plans necessary for the building permits while you are finalizing your color selections with your builder. Items such as countertops, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, cabinet colors, flooring and shingle colors (if included) will be selected at this time. The plan approvals (Sealed Prints) process can take from 8-12 weeks to complete, depending on the complexity of your plans and the state in which you are building.
Building Your New Home In The Factory
Once your builder has completed the building permit process, the foundation can be started, and your home is put into production. The actual build time in the factory for your home is about 4 weeks. The current status of our backlog determines when your home is scheduled for production.
The House Delivery and Set
The modules that make up your new home are carefully delivered to your site in preparation for the actual setting of the home on the foundation. Each module is lifted into place with a crane and secured to the foundation. Most sets are completed in one day, so you can expect that at the end of the day, your home is set, secured, and weather tight on the foundation.
On Site Finishes
Now that your new modular home is set, the builder starts on the completion process. Electrical, plumbing, and heating connections are completed. Exterior siding gets completed along with porches, decks, patios, walkways, and garages. Some minor interior carpentry and drywall are completed prior to the installation of floor coverings. Some items purchased with your home are installed on site. Your builder, along with sub-contractors of their choice, includes them in the completion of the home at this time.
The Final Step
Now that your home is complete, it is ready for a final inspection by the local Building Department. They ensure that the home is compliant with all the State and Local Building Codes and Practices. Once the inspections are complete, a Certificate of Occupancy gets issued and you can now move into your new Affinity Modular home! Want to see the inside of an Affinity Modular Home? Take a virtual tour here!
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We are a leading manufacturer of high-performance modular structures for single-family or multi-family residences, hospitality, and commercial structures such as offices, hotels, apartments, etc. Our modular buildings are built to the same building codes as traditional site-built construction. Affinity Building Systems, based in Lakeland, Georgia, provides modular buildings to independent, authorized builders throughout the Southeast.
(Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee)