Silverpoint Homes Blog

Despite Rising Material Cost, Now Is the Time to Build!

- Friday, September 18, 2020

Let’s face it, there is a lot going on in the world right now. In the homebuilding industry, COVID-19 has had a drastic impact on the cost of materials and therefore the price of the home. Despite this price increase, now is a great time to build a new home due to the historical low interest rates, but let’s take a closer look….

What is happening with pricing?

Lumber and material pricing for building a home has increased drastically in the past six months. Most materials are double the previous price and some three or four times more. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average new construction home price has increased by $16,000 since April 2020 due to material costs.

Why?

Initially, when the COVID-19 Pandemic began, the demand for lumber decreased. lumber mills began cutting production, but with incredible numbers of Americans “working from home” the demand sharply increased as many people took on “DIY” home projects. As lumber mills ramped up production, many were forced to close for periods of time due to virus outbreaks within the workforce. In addition, an already bustling home market continued to increase at a rapid pace. All of these factors created a perfect storm of very low supply and very high demand. Add in the lumber tariffs and hurricane season, which all means pricing has had nowhere to go but up. Now what? Most building industry suppliers implement price increases in late winter or early spring. We have already seen skyrocketing “surcharges” applied over the summer. Typically, these surcharges are temporary, but the outlook is these surcharges will become permanent price increases or be adjusted only slightly going into 2021. In short, the increases in pricing may be here to stay or may relax only slightly. In the 23 years that Silverpoint Homes has been in business, we have NEVER seen the total building price go down more than 2%.  

What is happening with Mortgage Interest Rates?

This is the really good news. Mortgage Interest Rates are at the lowest point in history. As of now, the average mortgage interest rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage loan is around 3% (We just had a customer lock in at 2.75% for 30 years!). If we look back at May 2019, the average interest rate was around 4% and a year earlier in 2018 the average interest rate was 5%. Although 4% or 5% are historically great mortgage interest rates, that 1% to 2% makes a huge difference. Literally, tens of thousands of dollars over the life of a loan.

Historically interest rates have remained constant during election season so they are unlikely to change dramatically in the next few months. However, once the election is over it is anyone’s guess what will happen. One thing we know for certain, mortgage interest rates have nowhere to go but up.

How does this interest rate affect you? Small changes in interest will have a large impact on your payments and balance over the life of the loan. Let’s look at a few example scenarios of a $250,000 home:

Scenario A) Build now at current interest rate of 3.1%

Scenario B) Wait until spring at same price and interest rate increases to 4.1%

Scenario C) Wait until spring with material prices decrease cost by $10,000 (an unrealistic 4% decrease) and interest rate increases to 4.1%

Scenario D) Wait until spring with material prices decrease cost by $10,000 (an unrealistic 4% decrease) and interest rates increase just slightly to 3.5%

Scenario E) Wait until spring with material price decrease cost by $5,000 (realistic 2% decrease) and interest rates increase slightly to 3.5%. We think this is the most realistic scenario in Spring 2021.


Silverpoint Homes - Scenario Comparison Summary

The difference in now (Scenario A) and “hoping” for materials costs to significantly decrease with just a slight in increase in interest rate (Scenario D) is just $10 per month! However, in either scenario with an increase in interest rate to 4.1% (Scenario B or C), it is a huge difference in monthly payment and total paid.

What is the right decision for you?

Ultimately, building your new dream home is likely the biggest investment you will make and you need to feel comfortable with your decision. None of us can predict the future, but we can use the past as a guide. This means we can expect mortgage rates to rise. How much is anyone’s guess.

Material rates and home pricing are likely to remain elevated for the foreseeable future. Although we may experience a leveling off of current pricing, it is very unlikely pricing will return to pre COVID levels.

The most likely scenario is you are better off to build your home now. Waiting to build your new home is a huge risk with a likely unfavorable outcome.

Schedule an appointment to visit us today and let’s talk about your dream home scenario and what is best for you!


We Build Homes Year Round - Martinsville, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Here at Silverpoint Homes, we never slow down, crafting amazing new homes all year round. We only need a few days of favorable weather to complete a foundation and set the home on the foundation. The rest of the process takes place indoors with a home that is already mostly complete. In fact, we believe this is the best way to build the highest quality home, never having to worry about materials being exposed to inclement weather.

You can move your family into your dream house before the flowers start to bloom. Contact Silverpoint Homes and let’s begin the conversation!



Building A New Home Is Easier Than You Think - Greensboro NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 26, 2020
People don’t often refer to building a new home as a joyful experience. But that’s exactly how Silverpoint Homes homeowners describe how they feel after they’ve built a home with us.

We'd like to share what we do that the other guys don’t.

We understand the most important part of your new home is you! Our goal is to build not only a new house, but to create a long-term relationship with our buyers, providing peace of mind and confidence.
We’re committed to educating you on every aspect of building your new home, telling you upfront precisely what to expect from the beginning of the process through the day you move in—and beyond.
We follow through with everything we promised, ensuring you that not only was the entire homebuilding process painless, fun and satisfying, but we were there with you every step of the way.

Discover just how enjoyable choosing, customizing and building your new home can be. Contact Silverpoint Homes.

Why Building a New Home Beats Buying An Existing One - Beckley WV

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 12, 2020
If you’re still considering a new home over purchasing an existing propertyhome, we really need to talk soon.

New home construction is booming, as homebuyers are educating themselves on all the advantages that come with new over old. We’re experiencing a lot of interest from West Virginia buyers all the way down to North Carolina.  These future homeowners know there’s never been a better time to build. How can they be so sure?

I’m glad you asked!

Energy Efficiency


The homes we’re building today use state of the art materials and systems that are nearly twice as efficient as homes built just a few years ago.  That means lower energy consumption, less environmental impact and a more responsible home.

Availability Now


With interest rates remaining low and demand growing, projections are the demand for new homes will soon outpace the home building industry’s ability to keep up. We have scheduling opportunities now, but they are filling up fast.

As demand rises, prices will too.  We’re still experiencing a pricing advantage on labor and materials, creating a window of opportunity that is steadily closing.

If you are thinking about making the move to a new home, then let’s talk.  Contact Silverpoint Homes to schedule a time to discuss your ideas, needs and preferences.  I’ll help you evaluate your choices and begin the process of creating the right home for your family.

Building a New Home? The Silverpoint Homes Checklist

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 20, 2020
When it comes to selecting a new home, certainly you have a list of “must haves”. That’s part of the fun in envisioning your dream home, wouldn’t you agree?

We'd like to share a glimpse at our checklist, the one we use when comparing our offerings to the competition.
  • Multiple Models Available For Your Inspection And Inspiration.
  • Homes Built to Last with Higher Build Specifications & Quality Components
  • Your Home Is Totally Customizable.
  • The Ability To Move Into Your Dream Home Quicker Than You Think.
  • A Huge Selection Of Floor Plans, Some You Just Won’t Find Anywhere Else.
  • Several Styles & Upgrade Options To Choose From.
What’s that? We left out competitive pricing? Well, not really, we just didn’t want to come across as arrogant.  Since you asked, though, let’s just say our quality built homes, loaded with more value per square foot is as much as 50% less than other home builders.

Contact us to discuss your “must have” checklist in person. We can’t wait to see how surprised you’re going to be when you discover not only can we meet all your requirements, we’ll exceed them!

New Construction Home Sales Are Soaring.

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 12, 2020
If you’re still considering a new home over purchasing an existing home, we really need to talk soon.

New home construction is booming, as homebuyers are educating themselves on all the advantages that come with new over old. We’re experiencing a lot of interest from West Virginia buyers all the way down to North Carolina.  These future homeowners know there’s never been a better time to build. How can they be so sure?
I’m glad you asked!

1.Energy Efficiency – The homes we’re building today use state of the art materials and systems that are nearly twice as efficient as homes built just a few years ago.  That means lower energy consumption, less environmental impact and a more responsible home.

2. Availability Now – With interest rates remaining low and demand growing, projections are the demand for new homes will soon outpace the home building industry’s ability to keep up. We have scheduling opportunities now, but they are filling up fast.

3.As demand rises, prices will too.  We’re still experiencing a pricing advantage on labor and materials, creating a window of opportunity that is steadily closing.

If you are thinking about making the move to a new home, then let’s talk.  Contact Silverpoint Homes to schedule a time to discuss your ideas, needs and preferences.  We’ll help you evaluate your choices and begin the process of creating the right home for your family.

A New Home Is Easier Than You Think - Greensboro NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 22, 2020
People don’t often refer to building a new home as a joyful experience. But that’s exactly how Silverpoint Homes homeowners describe how they feel after they’ve built a home with us.

We’d like to share what we do that the other guys don’t.

  1. We understand the most important part of your new home is you! Our goal is to build not only a new house, but to create a long-term relationship with our buyers, providing peace of mind and confidence.
  2. We’re committed to educating you on every aspect of building your new home, telling you upfront precisely what to expect from the beginning of the process through the day you move in—and beyond.
  3. We follow through with everything we promised, ensuring you that not only was the entire homebuilding process painless, fun and satisfying, but we were there with you every step of the way.
    Discover just how enjoyable choosing, customizing and building your new home can be. Contact Silverpoint Homes and let’s start the conversation!

One Of The Largest Model Home Displays On The East Coast

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Ah, taking a model home tour—there’s nothing quite like it!  It’s thrilling to see first hand the quality of construction, the spacious living areas and the smell of fresh paint, new carpet and hardwood floors!

At Silverpoint Homes we know you’ve been considering a new home for some time now. Why not stop by and visit our model homes in person? We have one of the largest model home displays on the East Coast, all just waiting for you to come and take a look.

It really is thrilling to see first hand the quality of construction, customizable options and upgrades available in all of our homes. Often, new homebuyers really aren’t sure which layout is perfect for them, that is until they get the chance to take part in a walk through. 

That’s why I’m personally inviting you to stop by for a visit. I know you’re impressed with how spacious our floor plans look on paper, but I’m willing to bet you’ll be totally blown away once taking part in a personal guided tour!

Contact us today and let’s schedule your visit.


Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to You and Yours this Season

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 23, 2019
Silverpoint Homes, WV, NC,VA, SC

Christmas and Chanukah share a similar spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope into the world. These two holidays occur together this year, which makes this an even more special holiday season.

This is a season to reflect upon how fortunate we are to have you as our customers: our friends and neighbors. During these holidays, we wish you, your family, and your friends a safe, joy-filled, and relaxing season.

Warm wishes for a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas, and a most Happy New Year! With peace, joy, and love this holiday season and beyond!


Modular Home Floor Plans You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Here at Silverpoint Homes we are wondering how the search for your new dream home is going?

We are willing to bet you’ve searched every homebuilder’s website you could find, discovering there’s a lot of choices out there. We are also willing to bet, if you dig deeper, you’ll see that the majority of those builders are all offering similar floor plans.

Upon further investigation chances are you’ll find their options and upgrades also look suspiciously familiar. Guess what—you’re right!

Here at Silverpoint Homes we believe in marching to the beat of our own drummer. In fact, we have floor plans and options that you simply can’t get anywhere else. You should stop in and check out our models for yourself. In fact, we have four homes for you to visit that we custom designed ourselves, and, we must admit, they’re pretty amazing.

Go ahead and contact us, we can’t wait to show you in person all the models, floor plans and options available from Silverpoint Homes.

Looking forward to meeting you in person.


Building a New Modular Home

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 31, 2019

If you’re still considering a new home over purchasing an existing home, we really need to talk soon.

New home construction is booming, as homebuyers are educating themselves on all the advantages that come with new over old. We’re experiencing a lot of interest from West Virginia buyers all the way down to North Carolina. These future homeowners know there’s never been a better time to build. How can they be so sure? Here are a few reasons.

  1. Energy Efficiency – The homes we’re building today use state of the art materials and systems that are nearly twice as efficient as homes built just a few years ago. That means lower energy consumption, less environmental impact and a more responsible home.
  2. Availability Now – With interest rates remaining low and demand growing, projections are the demand for new homes will soon outpace the home building industry’s ability to keep up. We have scheduling opportunities now, but they are filling up fast.
  3. As demand rises, prices will too. We’re still experiencing a pricing advantage on labor and materials, creating a window of opportunity that is steadily closing.

If you are thinking about making the move to a new home, then let’s talk. Contact Silverpoint Homes to schedule a time to discuss your ideas, needs and preferences. We’ll help you evaluate your choices and begin the process of creating the right home for your family.



The Power Of An Award Winning Homebuilder

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 10, 2019

We are aware there are several new homebuilders to choose from, but before you make your decision you have to ask yourself: “This is more than a house, it’s going to be our home—don’t I deserve to go with the best?”

Of course you do! Here at Silverpoint Homes we don’t like to brag, but our incredible company has received numerous awards in the past decade and a half.

  • National Award Winning Floor Plans
  • 7 Consecutive Years Named “Favorite Place To Buy A Manufactured Home” by the readers of the Register-Herald
  • MHI National Retail Sales Center Of The Year

We didn’t receive these accolades by accident! Contact us nd let’s discuss how you too can become the owner of a beautiful new home.



Buying Modular House Is A Superb First-Home Investment - Martinsville, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 27, 2019

Modular homes building solutions throughout Martinsville are increasingly popular for first time home buyers who see the value and want to make a smart purchase. Many people consider modular home investment as the smart play in home buying. Modular home is particularly wise as investment property because it is the best path to a profitable rental home portfolio. Modular homes in Martinsville are built to higher standards than stick-built houses.

Modular homes are a great option for first-time home buyers. First-time home buyers love modular homes for a number of reasons. They are completely customizable. This means Silverpoint can design a home that perfectly matches the home buyer’s goals. Modular homes are comparatively affordable to traditional stick-built homes. When making such a significant investment for the first time home buyer, modular constructs like the affordable “3710 sq ft Homestead V” offer a great way to maximize living quality for your new home buying budget.

Modular construction is simply a smart investment. It costs less per square foot to build a modular home which of course lends to better value and better capital gains when/if it comes time to sell your new modular home.

To learn more about your modular home construction options here in Martinsville, email us at infoVA@silverpointhomes.com.


Benefits of Owning A Modular Home – Lincolnton, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 12, 2019

Modular home solutions in and around Lincolnton are simply a better value than traditional “stick-built” homes. The reasons are many but it simply boils down to quality and cost. When you compare the square foot construction cost of modular construction to stick-built, there is no comparison. The modular home’s construct build time as compared to stick-built is much faster. Add to that that modular homes are much more energy-efficient and are fully customizable, you’ve got to look long and hard at why you’d ever settle for stick-built designs ever again.

Since modular homes are largely built indoors in a factory-like setting, the finished products are covered and transported to their new locations where they are assembled by a builder. A modular home is not a mobile home. It is simply a home that is built off-site. Because modular homes are built indoors, they can be completed in a matter of a few weeks, as opposed to months. They do not see the typical on-site delays caused predominantly by the weather. Modular homes must conform to specific rules, guidelines and building codes that often surpass those of traditional on-site homes.

Whether you’re considering a large 3145 sq foot home like our “Buckeye II” or a smaller 1456 sq ft ranch home like our “Noble” , SilverpointHomes can get your custom built modular home solution built for the best value pricing in Lincolnton.

The following are benefits of choosing a modular home:

  1. Modular homes can be more affordable than site-built homes. Their shorter build time will save you money on the overall construction. Home inspections are not needed, as these are all done in the factory.
  2. Modular homes are much more energy-efficient, so your monthly expenses will be substantially less. They also are environmentally friendly. There are a great variety of homes from which to choose, and many architects specialize in designing modular homes. As with any home, modular homes can be expanded.
  3. By purchasing a modular home instead of a site-built home, you will get a new home sooner and much cheaper than you would otherwise if you are building a standard, non-luxury home.
  4. It is quicker build. The efficiency allows you to cut down on building time, because much of the assembly you will have to do is already done. Many modular buildings can take just a day to assemble.
  5. Portability. While modular buildings are generally built to be permanent structures, some designs can be disassembled, so you can pick up and leave anytime you desire.

If you are designing your own home, it is important to ask specific questions, as each manufacturer has different set of guidelines. Modular homes offer hundreds of personalized features that include (but are not limited to) ceramic floors, solid-surface counter tops, various cabinet styles and wood species, exterior finishes, plumbing fixtures, etc. You can essentially customize your home.

You can create any style of modular home you wish, whether you want a traditional center-hall colonial or a Mediterranean. They do not all look alike. Modular homes have no design limitations. You can add any style of window or architectural detail that you desire. In short, you can create your own dream house.

To learn more about modular home construction and living, contact Silverpoint Modular Homes.


Building A New Home Should Be Fun

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 26, 2019

Silverpoint Homes is here to remind you that purchasing a new home is supposed to be fun. So why do you feel stressed every time the topic of building a new home pops comes up?

We can guide you through everything, providing all the education you need, demystifying the entire process and having fun while we do it!

Contact us so we can discuss:

  • Your Project Budget
  • Our Free Site Review
  • Selecting The Right Plan To Suit Your Specific Needs
  • The Showcase Options Available In Our Design Center
  • The Various Models To Choose From
  • The Entire Project Management Process
  • …and so much more.

Take a deep breath, relax and give us a call. We are looking forward to guiding you through the amazing world of new homeownership—but we can’t start the process without you!

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Customized Modular Home is Time Efficient and Cost Saving - Lincolnton, NC

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Few things are more frustrating than construction delays. This is quite understandable when you consider the mandate to vacate your current home (due to sale) and the obvious desire to avoid hotels and temporary storage of household goods. When comparing on-schedule delivery of modular home construction vs traditional stick-built home construction, there is no comparison. modular homes are delivered on-time and on-cost at a much higher rate than traditional construction, and it is not even close.

Modular construction incorporates a more systematic approach as compared to conventional way of building homes. Modular home construction utilizes computer-aided design software that cuts design time. Modifications to the design are easily enacted. Weather is a huge enemy to traditional home builders, but not necessarily to modular home builders as a significant percentage of the construct is accomplished back at the factory. Also, modular construction uses advanced technology in cutting and molding their materials. These shortens the working time in half and produces modules with precise cuts and shapes.

Completion of modular homes in Lincolnton, NC take less much time. Homeowners can move-in to their new home in just a matter few of weeks. This is also the reason why modular homes are budget-friendly compared to traditional method. If you are considering building a modular home, contact Silverpoint Homes. We can help you get started with your new home project.


Quality Modular Homes At A Price You Can Afford - Beckley, WV

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 16, 2019

Building your new home can be an intimidating experience. As modular home builders, one of the most rewarding experiences comes from those who became frustrated when working with traditional stick-built home builders regarding just how much home they were going to get for their dollar. Luck for many, they delayed pushing the go button in order to give modular home construction a look only to find that for the same money they were going to get so much more out of their construction dollar. Everyone is essentially on tight budgets, but for those of you young people out there,modular construction empowers just everyone a path to a super high quality new home.

Because modular construction starts in a manufacturing warehouse, the building materials are screened for quality before they ever arrive the build site. For many (if not most) traditional stick-built construction firms, there is always high pressure to build around poor quality materials that are delivered to the site. Those pressures include the cost of returning and replacing poor quality materials, the time delays associated with the same, and the managerial oversight required to manage the returns. Once again, that is a non-issue with modular construction as the vast majority of the materials are screened and framed before arriving at the build site.

Indeed,modular building offerings to West Virginia will make you see the home building process in a whole new and positive light. If you are interested of building your dream home faster, stronger, and for less money than you thought possible, Silverpoint Homes is ready to lead you in every step along the way. Contact us today!


Modular Construction Offers Tougher Resilient Homes - Martinsville, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 15, 2019

The disaster caused by Hurricane Florence devastated North Carolina and has caused many people in the area to lose their homes. While hurricanes do not hit Massachusetts with such severity, homeowners are interested in building homes that are safer and sturdier. Modular homes have more capacity to withstand strong, hurricane-force winds.

Strong, robust homes that can handle 180 mph winds are constructed by modular home builders. These homes are perfect for families who live anywhere in Virginia, but most especially for those who live in flood prone areas. Modular construction designs and builds resilient homes that can stand tough against natural forces. Modules are glued, screwed, and strapped for safe transport during transportation to the permanent building site. Because these homes are so securely built, they meet and often exceed state and local building codes. Additionally, the series of QA tests are the protocol of modular building systems to ensure these codes are properly met.

Homebuyers today need to pay attention to the quality of their homes and the materials and processes used to build them. Looking at the aftermath of past hurricanes, homebuyers should review all of their home building options. Contact Silverpoint Homes for strong and beautiful homes.


Modular Homes Make it Possible to Integrate Classic and Modern Home Styles - Greensboro, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Homebuyers who are building a new home are keen on details and have unique tastes in home designs. Some want to fuse the classic home feel to modern homes. This may sound like a challenge, but with modular homes homeowners can add touches of colonial features to modern home structures.

With the advanced technology used in modular construction, designing the indoor and outdoor layout is easier. Additionally, modular homes in Greensboro, NC are fully customizable. With modular homes, homeowners have the leverage to make their homes unique by applying specific antique accents and pairing them with modern details. This can combine classic furnishings such as colonial architecture to stylish modern designs in perfect harmony.

If you want a home that both echoes classic and contemporary designs, then consider modular homes to get the style and atmosphere you desire. Contact Silverpoint Homes to find out more about custom-designed modular homes in North Carolina.


Modular Home Construction Makes Less Noise - Lincolnton, NC

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Modular construction is making waves in home construction industry because it is highly efficient and flexible. However, the loud construction noise that accompany traditional construction are attenuated with modular construction. Many neighborhoods often prefer quieter and faster building methods as more people in these areas wish not to be disturbed by construction noise .

Modular floor plans are highly customizable. They can be designed to fit the requirements of any homebuyer. Modules are pre-built with high grade materials in a factory setting. Each module meets or exceeds the local and state building codes and standards that apply for traditional construction. The indoor construction of the modules makes modular home construction faster and quieter because fewer machines and tools are involved during on-site assembly. Furthermore, on-site error and rework is also minimized.

Because of its low impact on the community’s lifestyle, modular homes in Lincolnton, NC have attracted many homebuyers. For more details about modular homes, contact Silverpoint Homes.


Modular Construction For Eco-Friendly and Energy-Efficient Homes - Beckley, WV

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 12, 2019

Traditional construction consumes roughly 39% energy, 12% water and 68% electricity for one home structure, not to mention the large amount of carbon dioxide it emits during the construction process. Looking at these figures, it is apparent that traditional structures are far from being green homes.

Modular construction in Beckley, WV give rise to eco-friendly and energy-efficient homes. Since construction time is scaled down in modular building system, this leads to the practical use of energy and resources along with minimal construction waste. Moreover, more and more modular builders are using sustainable materials for a smaller carbon footprint in their building procedures. Furthermore, modular homes are more easily adapted or expanded after construction.

Essentially, modular buildings are greener buildings that create less subsequent construction waste. For environmentally construction process and greener buildings, consider modular building system. To find out more about modular construction, contact Silverpoint Homes.


Customized Modular Home is Time Efficient and Cost Saving

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Silverpoint Homes - Modular Homes, Lincolnton, NC

Few things are more frustrating than construction delays. This is quite understandable when you consider the mandate to vacate your current home (due to sale) and the obvious desire to avoid hotels and temporary storage of household goods. When comparing on-schedule delivery of modular home construction vs traditional stick-built home construction, there is no comparison. Modular homes are delivered on-time and on-cost at a much higher rate than traditional construction, and it is not even close.

Modular construction incorporates a more systematic approach as compared to conventional way of building homes. Modular home construction utilizes computer-aided design software that cuts design time. Modifications to the design are easily enacted. Weather is a huge enemy to traditional home builders, but not necessarily to modular home builders as a significant percentage of the construct is accomplished back at the factory. Also, modular construction uses advanced technology in cutting and molding their materials. These shortens the working time in half and produces modules with precise cuts and shapes.

Completion of modular homes in Lincolnton, NC take less much time. Homeowners can move-in to their new home in just a matter few of weeks. This is also the reason why modular homes are budget-friendly compared to traditional method. If you are considering building a modular home, contact Silverpoint Homes. We can help you get started with your new home project.


Quality Modular Homes At A Price You Can Afford

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Silverpoint Homes - Beckley, WV

Building your new home can be an intimidating experience. As modular home builders, one of the most rewarding experiences comes from those who became frustrated when working with traditional stick-built home builders regarding just how much home they were going to get for their dollar. Luck for many, they delayed pushing the go button in order to give modular home construction a look only to find that for the same money they were going to get so much more out of their construction dollar. Everyone is essentially on tight budgets, but for those of you young people out there, modular construction empowers just everyone a path to a super high quality new home.


Because modular construction starts in a manufacturing warehouse, the building materials are screened for quality before they ever arrive the build site. For many (if not most) traditional stick-built construction firms, there is always high pressure to build around poor quality materials that are delivered to the site. Those pressures include the cost of returning and replacing poor quality materials, the time delays associated with the same, and the managerial oversight required to manage the returns. Once again, that is a non-issue with modular construction as the vast majority of the materials are screened and framed before arriving at the build site.


Indeed, modular building offerings to West Virginia will make you see the home building process in a whole new and positive light. If you are interested of building your dream home faster, stronger, and for less money than you thought possible, Silverpoint Homes is ready to lead you in every step along the way. Contact us today!


Modular Construction Offers Tougher Resilient Homes

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 11, 2019
Silverpoint Homes - Martinsville, VA

The disaster caused by Hurricane Florence devastated North Carolina and has caused many people in the area to lose their homes. While hurricanes do not hit Massachusetts with such severity, homeowners are interested in building homes that are safer and sturdier. Modular homes have more capacity to withstand strong, hurricane-force winds.

Strong, robust homes that can handle 180 mph winds are constructed by modular home builders. These homes are perfect for families who live anywhere in Virginia, but most especially for those who live in flood prone areas. Modular construction designs and builds resilient homes that can stand tough against natural forces. Modules are glued, screwed, and strapped for safe transport during transportation to the permanent building site. Because these homes are so securely built, they meet and often exceed state and local building codes. Additionally, the series of QA tests are the protocol of modular building system to ensure these codes are properly met.

Homebuyers today need to pay attention to the quality of their homes and the materials and processes used to build them. Looking at the aftermath of past hurricanes, homebuyers should review all of their home building options. Contact Silverpoint Homes for strong and beautiful homes.


Modular Homes Make it Possible to Integrate Classic and Modern Home Styles

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Maiden II

Homebuyers who are building a new home are keen on details and have unique tastes in home designs. Some want to fuse the classic home feel to modern homes. This may sound like a challenge, but with modular homes homeowners can add touches of colonial features to modern home structures.

With the advanced technology used in modular construction, designing the indoor and outdoor layout is easier. Additionally, modular homes in Greensboro, NC are fully customizable. With modular homes, homeowners have the leverage to make their homes unique by applying specific antique accents and pairing them with modern details. This can combine classic furnishings such as colonial architecture to stylish modern designs in perfect harmony.

If you want a home that both echoes classic and contemporary designs, then consider modular homes to get the style and atmosphere you desire. Contact Silverpoint Homes to find out more about custom-designed modular homes in North Carolina.


Another Modular Home Advantage -- Less Noise

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 08, 2019
Silverpoint Homes - Lincolnton, NC

Modular construction is making waves in the home construction industry because it is highly efficient, value priced, and flexible in design options. Here’s yet another advantage of modular home construction, less noise. This is because much of the modular home building process is conducted within the factory and not on site. Essentially all traditional construction occurs on the build site. You’ll make a good impression on your neighbors before you ever move in!

Don’t forget that modular floor plans are highly customizable. They can be designed to fit the requirements of any homebuyer. Modules are pre-built with high grade materials in a factory setting. Each module meets or exceeds the local and state building codes and standards that apply for traditional construction. The indoor construction of the modules makes modular home construction faster and quieter because fewer machines and tools are involved during on-site assembly. Furthermore, on-site error and rework is also minimized.

So let’s review just some of the benefits of modular construction. Less money to build, in less time, with less noise, and with more strength. There are more reasons to choose modular homes in Lincolnton, NC, but these four reasons are reasons enough. For more details about modular homes, contact Silverpoint Homes.


Silverpoint Homes—The Right Builder For You

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 28, 2019

The decision to purchase a new home isn’t a choice made on a whim. We’ve recently provided you with emails detailing everything you must consider before placing your dream of homeownership into the hands of a builder.

For over 15 years and more than 700 happy new home owners, we’re confident when we say we will exceed your expectations.

Silverpoint Homes invites you to take the next step in the process. Call Silverpoint Homes. Let’s have a conversation about what you want in a new home.
If those values are align with yours, then we feel Silverpoint Homes will be a good fit as your building partner, and we invite you to take the next step.

We look forward to meeting you.

 


3 New Home Considerations You Can’t Ignore

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 27, 2019

How many new homes does a person buy in their lifetime? If you’re like most homeowners you can count them on one hand, and that doesn’t include the thumb! Being that a new home purchase may be a once in a lifetime decision, you can’t afford to make a mistake.

Here are three things every new homebuyer must consider before making a purchase:

1. Think Long Term.
How long will you be in this home? Five years? Twenty? Regardless the length of time you plan on living in your new home, you have to anticipate the upkeep and repairs every home requires as time marches on. Do you want build specifications and components that are designed to last?

2. Don’t Skimp On Quality.
Like everyone else, you’re concerned with the ‘bottom line’, after all a good deal is a good deal—except when it isn’t. A big mistake is to go with a builder that offers a cut-rate price. Have you ever wondered how they can build a new home at such a ridiculously low price? Sadly, they cut corners on things they simply shouldn’t, including items like insulation, siding, windows and doors. They claim they’re saving the buyer a few bucks, and that might be true initially, but wait until your utility bills start rolling in, not to mention costly maintenance charges down the road. “Doing it right the first time” actually saves you money, resulting in a more comfortable, durable home for decades to come.

3. Pride Of Ownership.
Purchasing a new home is much more than looking at the price tag. It’s not like you’re going to the supermarket and selecting the store brand tomato soup over Campbell’s because it’s thirty cents cheaper and tastes almost the same. Trust me, that last thing you want to experience is buyer’s remorse. It’s not like you can go back to the builder next week and just purchase another home. You deserve to experience the deep satisfaction of having a home you can be proud of for years to come. Get it wrong and, well…

The fact is, we won’t let you make a bad decision. For over 15 years. Silverpoint Homes has been helping homebuyers find and enjoy the right home for your family and budget.

When you’re ready to explore your new home options, contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Modular Construction For Eco-Friendly and Energy-Efficient Homes

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Greenbrier

Most people are aware that modular homes (such as our 3325 sq/ft “Greeenbrier) are stronger and much more energy efficient than traditional “stick built” home construction. But did you know that modular construction consumes roughly 39% less energy, 12% less water and 68% less electricity to construct than stick-built homes. In addition, stick-builders emit massively more carbon dioxide during the construction process. Looking at these figures, it is apparent that traditional structures are far from being green homes.


Modular construction in Beckley, WV gives rise to eco-friendly and energy-efficient homes. Since construction time is scaled down in modular building system, this leads to the practical use of energy and resources along with minimal construction waste. Moreover, more and more modular builders are using sustainable materials for a smaller carbon footprint in their building procedures. Furthermore, modular homes are easily adapted or expanded after construction.


Essentially, modular buildings are greener buildings that create less subsequent construction waste. For environmentally construction process and greener buildings, consider modular building system. To find out more about modular construction, contact Silverpoint Homes.


Your New Home Is Still Waiting

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

You’ve heard the old saying, “You snooze, you lose.”

In the past you’ve shown interest in a quality new home from Silverpoint Homes. If you’re still interested in a new home that represents the best value in new home construction available anywhere, then there’s never been a better time to act than right now.

Interest rates are once again very low—but they won’t stay this way for long. The increasing demand for new homes will soon push interest rates higher and a projected shortage of building materials will add to the cost of every new home in the very near future.

By acting now to get your modular home, you’ll not only escape the price increases soon to come, you’ll find that your home will appreciate in value faster as costs and demand rise.

But perhaps the best reason for acting quickly to secure your new home. Silverpoint Home is that the sooner you’re in your home, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy the comfort and security of one of the finest homes being built today.

Don’t snooze and lose. Contact us today to arrange your private tour of some of our most popular homes. We'll be happy to meet you at your convenience and to show you why there’s never been a better time to own a new home.


The Best New Home Value per Square Foot. Period.

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Value is not about what you pay for a product—it’s about truly getting what you pay for. This is Silverpoint Homes reminding you that when it comes to selecting your new home builder, although price is important, understanding value is critical.

We’ve spoken with many new home customers, and unfortunately we’ve seen this mistake made way too often—the buyer never digs deep enough into just what they’re buying.

“Hey, I’m getting a three-bedroom, two and a half bath for a great price. I’m happy!”

You’re happy when you move in…but what about two years later?

We’ve seen it way too many times, and Buyer’s Remorse is not pretty. When it comes to selecting what builder is going to construct your new home, please, do your homework. There is a difference. Ask the tough questions that make builders uncomfortable:

What type of warranty do you offer? Is it just the structure or is it “foundation to rafters”?
What is included as standard features and what is considered an “optional upgrade”?
What grade of carpet comes in the home?
What brand of windows? What is their warranty period?
Are the cabinets hardwood doors and face frames?

And we could list other queries guaranteed to set a salesman back on their heels. Choosing a builder for your new home is actually about creating a trusting relationship. Here at Silverpoint Homes we believe transparency is crucial, that’s what has allowed us to do what we do for over 15 years.

If you want to learn more about screening a new homebuilder, contact Silverpoint Homes. We would love to share with you exactly what questions to ask, and yes, of course, show you what Silverpoint Homes has to offer.


Customizing and Building Your New Home

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

People don’t often refer to building a new home as a joyful experience. But that’s exactly how Silverpoint Homes homeowners describe how they feel after they’ve built a home with us.

I’d like to share what we do that the other guys don’t.

We understand the most important part of your new home is you! Our goal is to build not only a new house, but to create a long-term relationship with our buyers, providing peace of mind and confidence.

We’re committed to educating you on every aspect of building your new home, telling you upfront precisely what to expect from the beginning of the process through the day you move in—and beyond.

We follow through with everything we promised, ensuring you that not only was the entire homebuilding process painless, fun and satisfying, but we were there with you every step of the way.

Discover just how enjoyable choosing, customizing and building your new home can be. Contact Silverpoint Homes and let’s discuss how we can help you!


Are You Considering a New Home?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 29, 2019

If you’re still considering a new home over purchasing an existing home, contact Silverpoint Homes

New home construction is booming, as homebuyers are educating themselves on all the advantages that come with new over old. We’re experiencing a lot of interest from West Virginia buyers all the way down to North Carolina. These future homeowners know there’s never been a better time to build. How can they be so sure?

I’m glad you asked!

Energy Efficiency – The homes we’re building today use state of the art materials and systems that are nearly twice as efficient as homes built just a few years ago. That means lower energy consumption, less environmental impact and a more responsible home.

Availability Now – With interest rates remaining low and demand growing, projections are the demand for new homes will soon outpace the home building industry’s ability to keep up. We have scheduling opportunities now, but they are filling up fast.

As demand rises, prices will too. We’re still experiencing a pricing advantage on labor and materials, creating a window of opportunity that is steadily closing.

If you are thinking about making the move to a new home, then let’s talk. Contact Silverpoint Homes to schedule a time to discuss your ideas, needs and preferences. I’ll help you evaluate your choices and begin the process of creating the right home for your family.


Build a Modular Home and End the Search for Your Dream Home

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 10, 2019

You’ve searched every homebuilder’s website you could find, discovering there’s a lot of choices out there. If you dig deeper, you’ll see that the majority of those builders are all offering similar floor plans.

Upon further investigation chances are you’ll find their options and upgrades also look suspiciously familiar. Guess what—you’re right!

Here at Silverpoint Homes we believe in marching to the beat of our own drum. In fact, we have floor plans and options that you simply can’t get anywhere else. You should stop in and check out our models for yourself. In fact, we have homes that we custom designed ourselves, and they’re pretty amazing.

Contact us. We can’t wait to show you all the models, floor plans, and options available from Silverpoint Homes.


Modular Construction: The Best New Home Value per Square Foot. Period

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Value is not about what you pay for a product—it’s about truly getting what you pay for.

Silverpoint Homes would like to remind you that when it comes to selecting your new home builder, although price is important, understanding value is critical.  

With new home customers this mistake is made way too often—the buyer never digs deep enough into just what they’re buying.

“Hey, I’m getting a three-bedroom, two and a half bath for a great price. I’m happy!”

You’re happy when you move in…but what about two years later? 

We’ve seen it way too many times, and Buyer’s Remorse is not pretty.  When it comes to selecting the builder to construct your new home, please, do your homework. There is a difference.  Ask the tough questions that make builders uncomfortable:

  • What type of warranty do you offer?  Is it just the structure or is it “foundation to rafters”?
  • What is included as standard features and what is considered an “optional upgrade”?
  • What grade of carpet comes in the home?
  • What brand of windows?  What is their warranty period?
  • Are the cabinets hardwood doors and face frames?

And, there are even more queries guaranteed to set a salesman back on their heels. Choosing a builder for your new home is actually about creating a trusting relationship. Here at Silverpoint Homes we believe transparency is crucial, that’s what has allowed us to do what we do for over 15 years.

If you want to learn more about  screening a new homebuilder, Contact us . We would love to share with you exactly what questions to ask, and yes, of course, show you what Silverpoint Homes has to offer.


Build with Cheer this Holiday Season

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Are you considering building a home in 2019? This holiday season give yourself the gift of relaxation. No, we are not talking massages and spa treatments. We don’t deal in hot stones or soft robes, but in lumber and drywall. At Silverpoint Homes we deliver you an exceptional home at a great price. However, what is frequently overlooked is the value of our process.

Home building, just like the holiday season, can come with multiple stresses that can distract and sometimes detract from the ultimate goal. Here is a list of eight ways that building with Silverpoint Homes can create an easier, less stress-filled, more joyful homebuilding process:

  1. Less weather problems. The primary construction of your home is done off-site and the day your house is set on your property it will be dried in to protect it from harmful exposure to the elements.
  2. Less weather delays. Although delays from weather can never be avoided entirely, less work done on site inherently means less delays from weather. This means less stress, less time, less money.
  3. More inspections, less problems. Our homes all have to pass on site inspections to state and local codes like any traditional home build. In addition, each our homes will pass over three hundred factory inspections.
  4. Less material damage and theft. With the majority of your home completed off site, costs are reduced by minimizing losses to material damages and theft when they are not stored for long periods of time on your job site.
  5. Better efficiency. In a typical build process, the foundation has to be completed before you can begin framing or any other work on the home itself. At Silverpoint Homes we will be on your site working to complete your foundation while your home is being built at the manufacturer.
  6. More organized. Offsite building techniques allow for a more streamlined, more repetitive building process that limits surprises and headaches associated with on-site methods. Think about it;  Would you want your car built on site in your driveway exposed to the elements?  Of course not.  The same principle applies to systems build construction.  A more efficient and organized process yields better quality and less headache for you as the homeowner.
  7. Less worries. Confidence in the structure of your home will ease your mind. Modular homes typically use over twenty percent more lumber and have to be built soundly to endure the stresses of transportation. Whether it be 2” x 6” exterior walls, more hardware for roof, floor and wall attachments or glued headers and footers, each module is built significantly stronger than typical site-built homes. A home frequently has to stand up to severe weather and modular construction does: FEMA assessment teams following Hurricane Andrew in Florida have concluded that modular homes withstood the storm “far better” than site-built housing. “Overall, relatively minimal structural damage was noted in modular housing…the units appeared to have provided an inherently rigid system that performed much better than conventional residential framing. This was evident in both the transverse and longitudinal directions of the modular buildings,” according to the report. (“Building Performance: Hurricane Andrew In Florida,” publication FIA-22, item 3-0180. Get your free copy by calling 800-480-2520.)
  8. Less time. Frequently a home built entirely on site can take six, nine months or even a year or more to design and complete on your site. We frequently see three to four months on site for many of our builds. This means less stress AND less interest payments to the bank on your construction loan.

Skip the long, arduous process of building a one hundred percent site-built home this holiday season and use the time you save completing your project to enjoy your next holiday in a new home! Let Silverpoint Homes finish your home seamlessly and leave you with more time for loved ones around a blazing fireplace, more moments in your new dining room full of food and friends or  relaxing mornings in your cozy living room with your kids and your dog.

To get started contact a home consultant today! Each consultant is available to guide you through the building of your dream home from start to finish. They will make things as clear and smooth as possible, and will answer any questions you may have.

If you want more information please visit our website at www.silverpointhomes.com or even better visit your local model center and sit down with one of our experienced consultants.

Happy Holidays!


New Homes, Traditional Values with Modular Construction

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 21, 2018

We've shared some compelling reasons why now is a great time to make the move to a new home. The builder you choose to work with, however, is just as important as selecting which home to buy.

So, why should you choose Silverpoint Homes? We could discuss why we’re the right choice all day, but maybe it’s better to let some of our past homebuyers tell the tale instead.

“My husband and I bought our Silverpoint home almost a year ago. We absolutely love the house and would recommend it to everyone looking to build. Mark hasThey helped us tremendously every step of the way with any questions we had. They are excellent in customer service and price. Silverpoint is by far the best place to go when looking to buy a new house. “
- Eric & Theresa R.

“We bought a house from Silverpoint about 2 years ago. We had looked at several different places and for price and quality Silverpoint couldn't be beat. I absolutely love my home and I would definitely recommend Silverpoint!”
- Matt & Sara C.

“I stopped by Silverpoint about a year ago just looking as I couldn't decide if I wanted to purchase a new home or have one built. I am very happy with my new home and I am glad I went this route. I would recommend anyone who is interested in a new, sturdy and beautiful new home to last for years to come to take the time to speak with SilverpPoint. They treated me with respect and courtesy. I would give them an A+ rating.”
- Sandra C.

And this is just a brief sample of our happy homeowners. I’m proud Silverpoint Homes has developed that kind of reputation. Isn’t that the kind of care and service that you want from your builder?

Contact Silverpoint Homes and let’s discuss how we can help you!


Modular Homes and High-Def TVs, What Do They Have in Common?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

I wanted to take a moment to ask you a question. Do you have a high definition television in your living room? At this point in time, these flat screen marvels are probably in more than just one room of your house, am I right?

Depending on when you purchased your HD set, you may have overpaid. Prices have plummeted since they first came on the market, making you wonder why in the heck you didn’t just wait a bit longer to snag that technological wonder.

Purchasing a new home is very similar, but on a grander scale. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy, now is the time, but, unlike the price of techno gadgets, you have a much smaller window of opportunity.

With the economy on the rebound, the demand for new, quality built homes has increased. This means that the price of building materials will soon rise, and homebuilders will be forced to charge homebuyers more for the same home that they can purchase right now at a much lower cost.

Don’t miss your chance! Let’s discuss your new home now before the interest rates increase and you’ll find yourself being charged a higher per square foot price. There’s still time, but trust me, Silverpoint Homes have been in the business for over 15 years, and we know what’s right around the corner.

Contact Silverpoint Homes today and let’s set up a time to discuss building your new home.


The new Noble Model Home OPENS Saturday, October 13 - Beckley, WV

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

INCREDIBLE VALUE at $90 per Sq.Ft.

The newest version of the Noble Model Home is ready.

Opening this SATURDAY, October 13, 2018 10AM - 6PM

Silverpoint Homes of WV | 250 University Dr. | Beaver, WV 25813

Noble Model Highlights

  • 1,456 Square Feet
  • 3 bedroom | 2 bath Ranch
  • Base Price = $ 125,095 ($85.92 / Sq.Ft.)
  • As-Displayed = $ 131,500 ($90.32 / Sq.Ft.)
  • With 8'x24' Shed Porch = $ 143,500

We've taken one of our best selling homes and made it even better!

  • Hardwood cabinets with soft-close doors and drawers STANDARD
  • Upgraded Shaw Endura Flooring (WATERPROOF!) in Living Room, Kitchen, & Dining Room
  • Optional 7/12 Roof Pitch
  • Optional 8'x24' Shed Porch
  • Whirlpool Stainless Steel Appliances with Side x Side fridge
  • Block Glass Window in Master Bathroom
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Modular Homes for Superior Construction, Lower Costs and Less Waste

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Modular construction can be used to create long-lasting, high-quality homes that last. In general, "modular" means that home construction takes place in a factory, before being assembled onsite from modules.

Modular construction can be used to build high-end, high-quality homes because it allows for higher quality homes faster and for less money and time than traditional, "stick-built" construction.

Quality

Modular homes are built to a higher level of quality than stick-built homes, in part because they must be able to withstand the stresses of transport. Joints are tighter, fasteners are more accurately applied, and material is cut with more exactness. The modular construction process is also subject to more QA checks throughout construction, ensuring a superior and more sturdy home.

Saving Time and Money

The modular building process decreases construction time. Similar, custom stick-built homes can take one to two years to design and construct. In contrast, after the design stage, a modular home can be built in 6 to 8 weeks, because the foundation work on-site and home construction occur simultaneously; and factory construction leverages specialized construction teams, equipment and facilities. As a result, a modular home can cost less per square foot than an equivalent stick-built home.

Sustainable Building Practices

Modular construction supports sustainable building practices. Thirty to forty percent of the material used to construct a typical stick-built home ends up in a landfill. With the modular home construction process, an average of two percent of materials end up as waste.

For more information on modular construction, contact Silverpoint Homes.


Modular Homes Can Replace Homes for Hurricane Victims

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 24, 2018

There are far too many victims of Hurricane Florence that are looking to replace their homes. The destruction was so vast that traditional home builders and local contractors will be strapped from too little labor, too little time, and too much demand. The good news is that modular home manufacturing companies are more able to accommodate your replacement home needs in a timely manner. Modular homes for hurricane Florence victims has become the norm in other locations across the nation that have been hit by hurricanes and devastating storms. There are many benefits to choosing modular construction.

Basically, with modular construction, you are outsourcing the labor, materials and construction process, which allows you to get your new, custom designed modular home, faster than many of those people around you who may contract their home with local builders.

Modular homes are built to the same or higher standards than traditional homes, but in hurricane prone areas, modular homes are built even better. Built to withstand up to 140 mph winds and with reinforced joints, modular homes are sturdy and safe and more secure than traditional construction.

Modular homes can also be placed on pilings that are encased in cement and meet all new hurricane specifications. And, because modular homes can be custom designed, they can also be built to the original footprint in order to align with local zoning laws.

If you are a hurricane Florence victim who is in need of a replacement home, Contact Silverpoint Homes.


Wait. What is a Modular Home?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 05, 2018

A modular home is a house that is built of pre-fabricated sections referred to as modules. They are constructed away from a build site, transported to the site and fitted together. This type of prefabricated housing has become increasingly popular with newer technologies and a housing market that is seemingly constantly low in supply. New technologies have allowed these builds to become practically fully customizable and they generally can be built in less time than typical stick-built houses.

It is important to note; modular homes are not the same as manufactured homes or trailers. Modular homes are built to the same codes as site-built homes, and in most cases actually undergo a much more vigorous inspection process.

Got It. So, why build a Modular Home?

Modular builds afford homebuyers many benefits, in fact the modular housing industry is growing faster than any type of new-home construction. There are many reasons, for this, a few of which we have highlighted below:

  • Affordability - you can generally expect to spend ten to twenty percent less on a modular build
  • Quality – modular builds frequently have up to 30 percent more lumber, are built in a controlled environment and are unexposed to weather and outside elements
  • Time – modular builds, generally speaking, take months off of a build’s timeline
  • Less Stress – modular builds allow for a streamlined process that will not only save you money and time but possibly your marriage and assuredly your nerves

Ok, ok, but you sell them. Back it up.

The following organizations have acknowledged the advantages of the modular construction process:

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • National Research Council
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • American Institute of Architects
  • S. Green Building Council
  • S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • S. Army Corps of Engineers (1.)

Not Sold Yet?

This article just scrapes the surface of modular construction and our work at Silverpoint Homes. If you want more information please visit our website at www.silverpointhomes.com.

Or even better come visit one of our Model Home & Design Centers.

 

  1. “Improving Construction Efficiency & Productivity with Modular Construction.” Modular Building Institute. 2010.

One Of The Largest Model Home Displays On The East Coast

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Ah, taking a model home tour—there’s nothing quite like it! It’s thrilling to see first hand the quality of construction, the spacious living areas and the smell of fresh paint, new carpet and hardwood floors!

At Silverpoint Homes we know you’ve been considering a new home for some time now. Why not stop by and visit our model homes in person? We have one of the largest model home displays on the East Coast, all just waiting for you to come and take a look.

It really is thrilling to see first hand the quality of construction, customizable options and upgrades available in all of our homes. Often, new homebuyers really aren’t sure which layout is perfect for them, that is until they get the chance to take part in a walk through.

That’s why we are inviting you to stop by for a visit. You may be impressed with how spacious our floor plans look on paper, but we are willing to bet you’ll be totally blown away once taking part in a personal guided tour!

Contact us today and let’s schedule your visit.


Grandview Model Home Open House

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 10, 2018

MORE LIVING ROOM

Introducing the all new Grandview Model Home

Open House Event

Friday, August 17 9AM - 6PM

Saturday, August 18 9AM - 6PM



Highlighted Features

  • Spacious 4 bedroom | 2 bath Bonus Ranch
  • Approximately 2,350 Square Feet on 1st floor
  • Great Room AND Separate Family Room w/ Entertainment Center
  • Enormous Kitchen with 42” cabinets, special Chef’s Sink, and hidden “Bootlegger” Pantry
  • Granite Kitchen Island
  • Tall ceilings with Rustic Beam Ceiling Feature in Great Room
  • Beautiful COREtec Premium Engineered LVT flooring in main living areas
  • Tile surround shower w/ body sprayer shower system
  • Undermount sinks and backlit LED Mirrors in Master Bathroom
  • Double Entry Door
  • Room to grow with a 9/12 Roof Pitch for 1,125 additional square feet of bonus space
  • And MUCH MORE!!!
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Building a Home? Unique Modular Home Floor Plans and Options - Martinsville, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 09, 2018

How is the search for your new dream home going?

You’ve most likely searched every homebuilder’s website you could find, discovering there’s a lot of choices out there. We are willing to bet, if you dig deeper, you’ll see that the majority of those builders are all offering similar floor plans.

Upon further investigation chances are you’ll find their options and upgrades also look suspiciously familiar. Guess what—you’re right!

Here at Silverpoint Homes we believe in marching to the beat of our own drummer. In fact, we have floor plans and options that you simply can’t get anywhere else. You should stop in and check out our models for yourself. In fact, we have four homes for you to visit that we custom designed ourselves, and, we must admit, they’re pretty amazing.

Go ahead and contact us. We can’t wait to show you all the models, floor plans and options available from Silverpoint Homes.


Now is the Time to Build Your Dream Modular Home

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

At Silverpoint Homes we wanted to take a moment to ask you a question. Do you have a high definition television in your living room? At this point in time, these flat screen marvels are probably in more than just one room of your house, am I right?

Depending on when you purchased your HD TV, you may have overpaid. Prices have plummeted since they first came on the market, making you wonder why in the heck you didn’t just wait a bit longer to snag that technological wonder.

Purchasing a new home is very similar, but on a grander scale. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy, now is the time, but, unlike the price of techno gadgets, you have a much smaller window of opportunity.

With the economy on the rebound, the demand for new, quality built homes has increased. This means that the price of building materials will soon rise, and homebuilders will be forced to charge homebuyers more for the same home that they can purchase right now at a much lower cost.

Don’t miss your chance! Let’s discuss your new home now before the interest rates increase and you’ll find yourself being charged a higher per square foot price. There’s still time, but trust me, Silverpoint Homes have been in the business for over 15 years, and we know what’s right around the corner.

Contact us today and let’s set up a time to discuss building your new home.


Why Choose Modular Homes from Silverpoint Homes?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Silverpoint Homes - modular homes in Martinsville, VA

We understand that a home is often the single largest investment you will ever make. Our new homes provide not only peace of mind with our incredible Foundation to Rafters 10 Year Limited Home Warranty, they are also more affordable value than the other options you’ve been considering. Here’s just a sample of what makes Silverpoint Homes a wise investment:

  • We’ve been in the business for over 15 years, unlike some of the other “fly by night” builders who leave you after the sale or some have left during the build.
  • Awarded the 2015 National Retail Sales Center of the Year by the Manufactured Housing Institute
  • Voted The Favorite Place To Buy a Manufactured Home by the readers of the Register-Herald 7 years running.
  • We purchase materials in volume, meaning we pass on the savings to our customers.
  • We have the largest display of modular model homes in the region.
  • Family owned and operated, meaning you’ll interface directly with us.
  • We’re very experienced, having sold over 700 homes.
  • Silverpoint Homes is a licensed General Contractor in WV, VA, NC and SC.

Please click here to take a look at our current floor plans and model homes. Trust us, if a new home is still in your future you will want to contact us.

You’ll be amazed at how comfortable, practical – and affordable a new modular home from Silverpoint Homes can be!


Reason for Choosing Modular Homes from Silverpoint Homes - Greensboro, NC

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 25, 2018

When it comes to selecting a new home, certainly you have a list of “must haves”. That’s part of the fun in envisioning your dream home, wouldn’t you agree?

At Silverpoint Homes we’d like to share a glimpse at our checklist, the one we use when comparing our offerings to the competition.

  • Multiple Models Available For Your Inspection And Inspiration.
  • Homes Built to Last with Higher Build Specifications & Quality Components
  • Your Home Is Totally Customizable.
  • The Ability To Move Into Your Dream Home Quicker Than You Think.
  • A Huge Selection Of Floor Plans, Some You Just Won’t Find Anywhere Else.
  • Several Styles & Upgrade Options To Choose From.

What’s that? We left out competitive pricing? Well, not really, we just didn’t want to come across as arrogant. Since you asked, though, let’s just say our quality built homes, loaded with more value per square foot, is as much as 50% less than other home builders.

Let’s discuss your “must have” checklist in person. Contact Silverpoint Homes for more information.


The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 04, 2018
The Carolina Ranch Style Modular Floor Plan – The T-Ranch You’ve been Waiting For - Greensboro, NC

Congratulations on your decision to build a new home! It goes without saying this investment will be one of the largest single purchases you will ever make, requiring the due diligence, research and investigation it rightly deserves. When it comes to building your dream home, you simply must perform your homework before signing on the dotted line—if not, you may find yourself suffering from Buyer’s Remorse before you’ve finished moving in.

Here at Silverpoint Homes, in an effort to educate all potential new homeowners, we hired a marketing company to perform some independent research, speaking with nearly two dozen area families, around each of our Sales Centers in West Virginia and North Carolina, who decided to build a new home with other builders.

They were asked if they would share their insights regarding what they would do differently if they had the opportunity to press the proverbial reset button. In every instance they were happy to help other homebuyers learn from their mistakes in order to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.

With that being said, we’re proud to present “The Top Five Mistakes To Avoid When Building A New Home”.

#1. Failure To Identify, Understand & Budget For The Total Project

“My husband and I thought we knew what to expect financially. But our contractor never took the time to define all the extra costs involved until more money was needed for something.”

Yes, it happens way too often and gives all homebuilders a bad reputation. Certain contractors are more concerned with getting buyers to sign on the dotted line that they gloss over certain aspects of the project that definitely have an impact on the budget’s bottom line. Here are just a few examples:

  • Utility Access: Septic, power, water lines, natural gas—even Internet and cable TV, all has to be considered.
  • Size, Length & Material of The Driveway: Gravel, concrete or asphalt? How wide and how long will your driveway be? Make you sure you plan for these costs.
  • Building Permits: Did you know some municipalities and counties charge as much as 1% of the total construction cost of your new home just for the building permit?
  • Landscaping: A 50 lb. bag of grass seed can be over $100 and bails of straw over $7 each. A truckload of nice screened top soil can be very pricey. This adds up to more than pocket change.
  • Site Preparation: Does your site require clearing and grade work? Unless you’ve got a buddy with a bulldozer, you should expect from a couple to several thousand dollars.
  • Lender Closing Costs: Most buyers expect closing costs but do not realize they can be 3-6% of the amount financed. Make sure to review this with multiple lenders before selecting yours. Do not just look at the monthly payment, look at the total costs.

Here at Silverpoint Homes we offer a Free Project Budget Review addressing each of the above topics, and more, prior to agreeing to build your new home! We do everything possible to make certain you totally understand the budget, scope of work, and overall cost of your new home.

#2. Excessive Change Orders

“I didn’t even know what a ‘change order’ was! But I do now. I wish I would have listened to my gut instinct -it all just seemed too good to be true.”

Change Orders... realistically changes will come up during construction. Most often change orders are the result of lack of common understanding of the build print or the options. Upfront planning and detail review is the key to avoid change orders. But when they do become necessary, the key is to make sure you approve of any changes before implemented and ensure they don’t become overwhelming and expensive. Do not be shy about asking details regarding any change orders your contractor presents. Make sure to get it in writing before work is performed.

Change orders can often become runaway expenses on a “forever home.” A field change can run 50-200% more than the initial cost of doing it right the first time. But if you don’t like something, you just have to change it. $200 here, $500 there, $2,000 for this, $750 for that. It is common to hear of going at least 10% above project estimates in change orders for site built homes. These are generally legitimate costs for the contractor, especially when rework is required. Plus they often delay the project for several hours, days, or even weeks.

“Allowances” is also a common term builders will use. There is nothing wrong with some allowances, just make sure you understand what was “allowed.” For instance, a builder allocates an amount of funding for a basic kitchen, enough to purchase and install typical “off the shelf” cabinets, appliances and countertops. This is your dream house—of course you’re going to want kitchen upgrades—but at this point they’re going to cost you a lot more!

The best-case scenario is your builder failed to service you properly through planning and communication. At worst, they viewed this as an opportunity to squeeze more money out of you.

Silverpoint Homes strives to avoid change orders. In fact, in the past year less than 10% of our customers had change orders, and for those that did the average was cost was less than $1,000. Ok, you’re probably thinking how is that even possible, right?

Here’s how.....

  • We display several fully decorated model homes in order for our customers to decide on the right look, and, more importantly, the proper feel of their new home.
  • We discuss, show, and review the various options available, making sure they are completely satisfied and educated from the very beginning.
  • We provide all documentation to our customers, so there’s never any “i” left undotted or “t” uncrossed!

#3. Underestimating the Time & Effort Required

“Our contractor told us it would take about 6 months to build our home. It took 13 months. He didn’t tell us that he could not start for 3 months and then winter hit causing us to be delayed even more.”

“We had to be at the job site every single day to review what was being worked on and find out what materials we needed to select next just to keep things moving. Then we spent hours at all the stores figuring out what colors and materials we wanted. It was like a second full time job.”

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the national average construction time for a single-family home is 8 months. That does not sound too bad.

However, if you want a good, reputable builder they will have a backlog of a few to several months, even a year or more. If a builder can start right away, you might want to ask some questions.

Silverpoint Homes average build time from deposit received to keys handed over is under 4 months for a ranch home and 6 months for a cape cod with a finished second floor. Typically 4-6 weeks of this time is waiting on utilities to be connected. Because we utilize modular construction, we are able to work on several homes at the same time and start immediately. We can also build year round as it only takes a few days to dry in our homes and they are 90% complete at that point.

Many buyers also fail to consider how long the lending process can take. Since the 2008 financial crisis, many rules and regulations have changed. This has slowed the process significantly. The typical time from sales contract to closing is 60 - 90 days.

Unfortunately, we cannot do anything about this except to make buyers aware. So if you say you want to build in the spring, you should start at Thanksgiving.

Selecting materials and colors for your home sounds like fun, right? And it can be for the first few major selections, but then it becomes a chore driving to the different stores, getting tiny 2”x2” samples, seeing if they match, deciding which one looks best, drive back to the stores, ordering it, making sure it is in stock or if it will be delivered before the contractor needs it. It becomes a major hassle with pressure of deadlines.

Silverpoint Homes makes the selection process easy with our 500 square foot Design Center. All the options are on display in one convenient location. Plus if you need to see something in full scale, chances are we have it in one of our many model homes.

#4. Neglecting to Study the Build Specifications & What is/isn’t Included in the Price

“We assumed a new house would be built to last, and why wouldn’t we? Was it too much to expect our home would be built right and include everything? I mean, the house looks beautiful on the outside, but to say that’s deceiving is a huge understatement.”

Even in today’s housing market, many counties, especially in West Virginia still don’t have Building Code Enforcement offices. Sadly, certain builders take advantage of this, building homes that simply aren’t up to code. Just a few of the catastrophic results of failing to follow code includes:

  • Shallow Footers
  • Insufficient Structural Load Rating
  • Reduced Insulation
  • Wrong Grade Of Materials
  • Improper Construction

Silverpoint Homes takes great pride in our build specifications. Every modular home is third party inspected before leaving the manufacturer. We meet or exceed all state and local building codes. What is included in the price should be in black in white. It is the “what is not included” that is hard to review. Many builders present a laundry list of included items and it all looks great and causes your eyes to glaze over reading the fine print. Here are a few of the commonly missed items:

  • Kitchen Appliances
  • HVAC system
  • Closet shelving
  • Dryer vent
  • Exterior Faucets
  • Dead bolts
  • Crane for setup (if modular)

Before the house is even created, our customers know up front what is included in the price and what isn’t. We’re talking about everything from your build specifications, options, colors, appliances, warranties, taxes, even the equipment needed to build the foundation or place your house! We put this on our price sheets that our customers receive on the very first visit. The price sheet clearly states what is not included in our price and allow our customers the ability to add those if desired.

We’ve found being direct, clear and informative from the very beginning is the best way to ensure our customers get the home they’ve always dreamed of, avoiding all headache or heartbreak during the entire process.

#5. Failing To Ask For References & Testimonials

“If there was one thing I absolutely regret in regards to building my home it’s this. I wish I had asked for references. With that information I would have been able to make a better decision.” It’s really mind-boggling—we check online reviews for restaurants, read critics’ reviews before we plunk down ten bucks to see a movie and even request the opinion of our friends as to where purchase a gas grill—but we don’t take a close look at who will be building our home?

We can’t stress enough the importance of speaking to current homeowners, even asking if you could take a tour of their house. Any builder worth their salt will be happy to provide certifications, proof of insurance, and worker’s comp policies for you to review. But don’t stop there!

Go online and enter your prospective homebuilder into all the major search engines and see what turns up. If you notice a trend of negative feedback you’ll definitely want to move onto another builder. If you don’t see anything at all, you will need to ask around.

If your county has a Building Code Enforcement Office, call them to see if they have any concerns or reservations.

Silverpoint Homes has an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and has been voted the Number One Favorite Place To Buy A Home by the readers of the

Register-Herald—seven years running! We’ve also been honored by the Manufactured Housing Institute as the 2015 National Retail Sales Center of the Year!

BONUS MISTAKE YOU WON’T WANT TO MAKE!

#6. Not Building Your Home with Silverpoint Homes

“If I had the chance to do it again, I would have bought from Silverpoint Homes.”

This statement was said by more than one homeowner. You can avoid all of the mistakes above by selecting Silverpoint Homes as the builder of your new dream home!

It may sound like a lot of work building a new home, and you’re right, it is, but we pledge to be with you every step of the way! When you choose Silverpoint Homes you’ll never have to worry about “buyer’s remorse”—we always look out for your best interests.

Come visit our Sales Center for peace of mind!


Choose Silverpoint Homes for Your New Home Construction Project?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Modular Home Construction -  Greensboro, NC

We understand that a home is often the single largest investment you will ever make. Our new homes provide not only peace of mind with our incredible Foundation to Rafters 10 Year Limited Home Warranty, they are also more value than the other options you’ve been considering. Here’s just a sample of what makes Silverpoint Homes a wise investment:

  • We’ve been in the business for over 15 years, unlike some of the other “fly by night” builders who leave you after the sale or some have left during the build.
  • Awarded the 2015 National Retail Sales Center of the Year by the Manufactured Housing Institute
  • Voted The Favorite Place To Buy a Manufactured Home by the readers of the Register-Herald 7 years running.
  • We have the largest display of modular model homes in the region.
  • Family owned & operated, meaning you’ll interface directly with us.
  • We’re very experienced, having sold over 700 homes.
  • Silverpoint Homes is a licensed General Contractor in WV, VA, & NC.
  • Take a look at our current modular floor plans and model homes. Trust us, if a new home is still in your future you will want to consider modular construction.

You’ll be amazed at how comfortable, practical – and affordable a new home from Silverpoint Homes can be, contact us Silverpoint Homes!