FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We have gathered some of the frequently asked questions from our customers over the years to help future home-buyers have a better idea of what to expect.
Click on the questions on each section to expand the answer.
GeneralHow long does it take to design a home?
– Your foundation should be dug and built before freezing begins.
– The home is built in-doors in a factory therefore it can be built at any time of the year. Transportation, on the other hand, is at the mercy of the elements. A home ready to deliver during the winter may face delays due to road conditions and weather advisory. Marvel Homes and its providers will not send a home if there is a chance that it could be damage in transit.
Be aware that every change to the originally agreed design will result in delays from the builder, pushing your home construction further away on the schedule and creating additional costs that the customer must be able to cover. In addition, some change orders may create confusion at the factory, depending on the production step the home is in, creating different results than what the customer expected.
– Do NOT give up your current dwelling while the project is still ongoing, you could be setting yourself up to be homeless for the duration of the project.
– Do NOT make moving arrangements until you have been cleared to take ownership of the new home.
– Do NOT base your short-term plans on the construction schedule.
Modular HomeWhat is the difference between Modular and Manufactured?
Modular homes are considered real property.
Manufactured HomeWhat is a manufactured home?
A mobile home is registered under the motor vehicle division of the department of transportation and it is considered personal property. Any structure built on a chassis prior to the enactment of the HUD code is considered a mobile home.
Manufactured homes can be “affixed” onto land by following the proper documentation and procedure, converting them from personal property into real property. This makes a manufactured home eligible to qualify for certain home loan financing that is otherwise not available for mobile homes.
The code also regulates design and structural strength, fire resistance, and more.
MiscellaneousWhat is real property and personal property?
– Real property is immovable (land, trees, walls, permanent buildings, etc.)
– Personal property is movable (car, appliances, furniture, etc.)
For a more detailed legal definition follow the external link to the North Dakota Century Code 47.01.02.Property – Classification.