I have been looking at Modular Plans with Mountain Brook Homes in Asheville, North Carolina. I just started this process. I need a reality check with someone on here who has already gone through this process. I need to know straight up if we can afford a Modular with a budget of $200,000.00. We need at least the very minimum 4 bedrooms, and 3 baths, 2163 square feet. I was told 2 story would be the best way to go for the Asheville, North Carolina area. We don't plan on building in Asheville, but in one of the towns surrounding Asheville, such as Weaverville, etc....... Am I wasting my time even looking? When I try to talk to the builder they are very reluctant to give me a cost. This terrifies me as I don't want to get into the middle of a building project just to see costs sky rocketing up and up. I have heard horror stories of people that purchased their land in advance only to turn around and resell the land upon learning they can not afford a modular. I understand some evasiveness, but really? How can we budget with so many unknown factors? I have been quoted $85.00 per square foot all the way up to $130.00. My thing is we can afford it IF we can keep the costs at $85.00 per square foot, because we have found land for $24,900 and that included county water/sewer and underground utilities. So we don't have to worry about a well/septic or bringing in electric. Also what is the average cost to tie in to existing county water, sewer, underground utilities? Help? I don't want to make a huge mistake. Some times I want to give up on this process and just buy an existing house but I really don't like what I am seeing for our price range. I had talked to a builder about a Norris Modular Home only to find out that Norris Modular are not TRUE modular I was told? It is a much debated heated fight going on in Buncombe county. The new builder tells me that Norris is NOT a true modular. I don't know what to believe? Help? Anyone with experience out there that can take away this cloud of confusion in my brain. I have been looking for a year now in advance to keep from making a mistake. Thank you all for your time.