How much do your homes cost?
Pricing is set by our local builders and varies significantly by location. There are a number of factors that influence pricing: engineering requirements (snow loads, seismic zone, climate zone, etc.) shipping distance, local contractor costs, options selection and site location. In general, the home with nice finishes cost around $150 per sq ft. You may plan on an additional $40 to $50 per sq ft onsite for excavation, foundation, driveways, decks, utility connections, crane work, etc.
Where are you located?
1302 Lincoln Ave,Suite 203, San Jose CA 95125, United States
Do you have more floor plans or larger homes?
Currently we only offer the homes listed on our website. We do not build custom homes. If you are looking for multiple homes or a multi-family housing project, we can customize the homes to fit your specific circumstances and land. Contact usto discuss your specific project needs.
Can we make modifications to the plans?
The overall dimensions and size of the home cannot be modified. There is some flexibility with the interior walls and window and door locations in the home. We will try our best to adapt our floor plans to meet your specific building lot and needs.
Following are examples of changes we can make:
- Make a room smaller or bigger.
- Add or delete closets.
- Change the overall look of the home by using different siding, roofing, doors styles, etc.
What about financing?
There are some financing options available depending on which type of home you will be purchasing – on a trailer chassis or on a permanent foundation. Send us the details of the home you are interested in and we’ll help you get financing.
Are Zip Kit Homes considered manufactured homes?
NO. Manufactured homes are built to a less stringent building code (HUD Code). Zip Kit Homes are built to a more stringent building code.
We build your home to the International Residential Code (IRC) or the International Building Code (IBC). These are the same building code as most site-built homes in the United States and are the highest standard. Because the homes are built to these building codes, appraisers and banks recognize them no differently than any standard built home. This allows you to qualify for FHA and USDA financing at low interest rates. This also ensures a higher resale value of your home.
What about inspections?
Inspections for Zip Kit Homes are no different than site-built homes. All inspections are completed in our factory by certified, 3rd-party inspectors. We work directly with your local building department to simplify the inspection and permitting process.
Can you ship the home anywhere?
We focus on shipping only in the western USA and Canada. Usually shipping is more feasible within 500 miles of our factory in Pocatello ID 83204. Keep in mind that the further you are from our factory, the more expensive it will be.
Are Zip Kit Homes considered sustainable and green?
Yes. Our homes generate about 80% less waste than standard site built homes. In addition, because we focus on energy efficiency, your home will require less energy and natural resources to maintain and enjoy.
Can you build LEED certified homes?
Yes. However, there are some additional costs associated with LEED certified homes because of additional inspections, testing and planning. In general, a LEED certified homes cost about 10% more.
How much does it cost to ship?
That depends on the home. Please refer to the specific home you are interested in for shipping costs.
Do your homes go on standard foundation or stay on a trailer?
Our homes go on permanent foundations just like any standard home. We do not build tiny homes that stay on the trailer.
Can I pull your homes with my own vehicle?
No. These are heavy, oversize loads that go on permanent foundations. They are not designed with lightweight and streamlined features to be pulled like an RV.
Can I save money by buying just the shell?
Yes, A shell is defined as bare stud walls with no wiring, plumbing, insulation with the roof and exterior done.
Do you sell the homes as a kit?
Yes we do offer that option.
How long does it take to get my home from when I place the order?
From 1 to 4 months depending on our workload at the time you order.
Do you have model units we can come see?
Most of the time. We are usually rotating different model units at our factory in Pocatello ID. Contact us to find out if we do at the time.
How long have you been in business?
Over 20 years as a general contractor. We’ve built over 500 homes. We’ve been building prefab modular units since 2009.
How can I get a discount or save money?
We offer discounts to investors or resellers buying multiple homes.
When do I need to pay for the home?
We require a $3,500 deposit to begin the design and engineering of your home. The next payment is a 30% deposit when we begin construction of your home in the factory. The final payment is due when the home is completed and shipped to your building lot.
Do you set the homes on the foundation and connect all the utilities?
No. We ship the prefab units and provide all the plans, documents and engineering needed for the onsite construction. However, setting the home and all the onsite work is done through a local contractor or dealer. Please Contact us to see if we have a dealer in your area.
Do you offer a warranty?
We offer a full warranty against manufactures defects.
Can I become a dealer?
Quite possibly. Please send us an email explaining your location and plan for selling and we’ll talk.
How much do the homes weigh?
Between 15,000 and 40,000 LBS per module, depending on the model and options.
Do you offer off-grid options?
We can pre-wire the home for future solar power, but the final installation is done onsite by our local contractor.
Are your modular units legal where I live?
Absolutely. Our homes are no different then any site built home. They are built to the same building code and bankers and appraisers see them no differently then a standard site built home. You should check with your local planning department and HOA to verify that the size and style is accepted in your area.
Will there be any damage to the structure during transport?
Sometimes there can be small drywall cracks above windows or large doors but it is easily fixed after the home is set.
How long will my homes last?
As long as any other site-built home with proper maintenance – 50 years +.
Do the homes come 100% completed?
The homes are finished as much as possible on both the exterior and interior. However, there are structural connections that need to be made connecting the home to the foundation, and connecting the prefab units together. After the connections are made, final finishes such as drywall, trim boards, siding trim, etc. need to be completed onsite.
How long before I need to re stain or paint the exterior siding?
That depends on the exterior finish you choose. Wood last about 5 years before you have to refinish. Other materials can last up to 30 years.