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Why panelized homes are better

Why is it that technology has made everything less expensive except housing? Well, the time has come and the product is here to change this. The solution is panelized homes.

Your answer man, Chris Striefel, has extensive knowledge of panelized homes and is here to provide the facts. Panelized systems, also known either as component built or advanced framing systems, are already being used by large lumber companies such as Nelson Lumber of Canada.

Nelson Lumber saw the advantage of this system long ago and created Nelson Homes as a response. Nelson Homes, the world’s largest panelized home builder, creates custom homes from your floor plans or from their extensive catalog of plans.

Each panel is crafted in a climate-controlled factory using only the finest kiln-dried Canadian lumber and is assembled with laser accuracy. These factors are responsible for creating a product that many local tradesmen and first-time homebuilders have found superior to a traditional stick-built home. Other advantages of a panelized system include lower labor costs, virtually no lumber waste and a guaranteed product warranty.

The Nelson system is so easy to handle that many first-time homebuilders are successfully building their own homes and realizing huge savings by not having general-contractor fees.

Some first-timers are actually moving into their new homes with over $100,000 in equity, based on cost vs. appraised values. There are even loan programs available to an owner/builder or “do it yourselfer” that actually allow a down payment as low as a few thousand dollars.

You’re probably saying. “That’s too good to be true,” but it is true! These lenders are factoring in the savings gained from not having to pay a general contractor and adding in the homeowners’ “sweat equity,” or time investment to secure these loans.

Lucky for us, there is now a local Nelson dealer who can help. Your local dealer offers services that range from simple construction consulting to full scale assembly and finishing. You can also visit Nelson’s Web page at http://www.nelson-homes.com

Call your local Nelson dealer at

970-948-6954. Or you can always call your answer man Chris Striefel, 945-7300, and he can get you all you need to be on your way building equity today.

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