For the past few years my family has grown and our mind sets have changed. Now with 2 kids my wife and I decide its time for something different. Current home is great just not enough space for the kids to play out side. We decided last year we wanted more property and be away form other houses. A few homes popped up most were in the 500k range but all needed some form of work. My wife one night asked about building and i quickly stated that buying a property and then building would put us way out of budget. After a few deals that fell through I changed my mind set and started researching, looked as though it just might be feasible. So the start for a property started after a few months we found one we just loved. 980sqft garage on site with electric and a well all on 5 acres. We just recently closed on the property. While reading my wife come across a post about modular homes that makes them seem like it would be a great fit for us. She likes the fact that there more efficient, less in cost to build and quicker. We are in Sarasota, FL and doesn't seem like there are that many reputable builders which has me concerned. We went to a place called Palmer Harbor homes and looked at a few of there models ( La belle, and Tradewinds). Both seemed very nice but just not the exact look we want. There are other builders but there reviews are horrible. We found this site with great info in hopes to find that right home for us without having a horror story to go with it.