Shopping Modular Homes – Premier Homes of the Carolinas
I visited zoning to be sure we could build on the land. No problem. Then I drove to a modular dealership to get an idea what a modular would cost.
I drove to Premier Homes of the Carolinas, on Asheville Hwy, between Hendersonville and Asheville. We had driven by it many times. There are four model homes there. One of them is the Garland. It looks like a historic home.
One of our neighbors has this model. It looks just like it belongs in our neighborhood.
- The Garland Modular Home
- The Noble Modular Home
- The Stanley Modular Home
- The Maiden II Modular Home
I wrote a number of posts about this already.
- Pricing Modular Homes
- Modular Kitchens
- Noble Cape Modular Home by Palm Harbor Homes
- Garland Modular House in Historic Druid Hills, Hendersonville
The Maiden II model had an upstairs. I didn’t care for the layout, but the idea of the unfinished upstairs cape seemed like a great idea to get more space. I talked to someone there who told me we could change anything, select any options, redesign it to be exactly what we wanted.
The flooring is click lock laminate. I like the layout.
This bedroom is not big enough for a king-sized bed and two bedside tables.
I talked to my husband and we drove back out over the next few days to look at the models and get some ideas.
We went on the manufacturer’s website and selected the Noble Cape. It was like one of the models we had toured, but had the second floor. We talked to them about an attached two car garage.
This is the attic in the Noble model at Premier Homes of the Carolinas. They say it is the Noble Cape, but the Noble Cape actually has stairs. Their model has a pull down ladder in the closet.
We moved things around a little and modified it to work. We made an appointment to meet with them to get pricing and move forward. Someone got back to me a few times, but just to tell me that she had given the information to the on-site contractor, give him a couple of days to get back to us, “In the meantime, if you think of anything else don’t hesitate to call.”
But after a number of unreturned emails and even meetings where I sat alone in an office… I discovered that you really can’t get anything you want. You can have anything you want if you want the options they offer. And I did not. We finally compromised on what we wanted, based on the information on the website, only to find that “Because Palm Harbor Homes has a continuous product update updating and improvement process, prices, plans, dimensions, features, materials, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice or obligation.”
The basic features that came with the price quoted were not at all what we liked. We didn’t really like the upgrades either. And certainly not enough for what they cost. We tried to get a price with just the bare minimum to get a CO and then finish it the way we wanted our selves, but they never got back to us with a price. Never.