With the wide variety of factory-built homes now available (everything from tiny, modern structures to huge historic reproductions are available), it’s no wonder that second home owners across the country are considering a modular or other systems-built home. After all, when you live hours away from your second home site, it’s difficult to supervise construction and make sure things are getting done on schedule. With a pre-built home, there’s less room for things to get off schedule, and more security in knowing that you’re getting what you’ve paid for.

The New York Times has a great article on performing due diligence when buying a factory-built home. With the wide variety of styles, options, finishes, and costs associated, it’s a good idea to become as well-informed as possible.