Prefabricated houses are losing value

The prefabricated house and its resale value

The buyer of a used property does not care how nerve-wracking or not the construction of the house in question was and how long it took. This eliminates the well-known advantages of the prefabricated house when it comes to reselling. As far as the mentioned cost savings are concerned, however, the potential buyer will certainly expect that this will be passed on to him - even after ten or 20 years. In the past people built for several generations, today, in addition to high quality of living and future-oriented construction, independence and mobility are often in the foreground. So does it make more sense to look at the cost side instead of risking the additional expense of individual construction work?

No shorter lifespan

The (preliminary) judgment is still anchored in the minds of many builders that the lifespan of a prefabricated house is significantly limited compared to a solid construction house. For example, reports indicate the absolute minimum useful life of solid brick buildings with 80 to 100 years, those of timber frame houses with 40 to 60 years. However, many manufacturers point out that the construction methods they use correspond to the standards of the solid construction house, and the manufacturer Hartl-Haus, for example, advertises in this context with the first prefabricated house, built in 1910, which was visited by Emperor Franz Josef at the time and is still inhabited today becomes.

As early as the planning phase, the client should clarify the question of whether the purchase price to be achieved should play a role in the event of a resale or not. Buyers, on the other hand, are well advised to obtain an appraisal of the condition and expected lifespan of the property before purchasing a house - regardless of whether it is a prefabricated house or not. Because even with individually planned houses in solid construction, the question now arises as to whether more than one generation is still being conceived and built accordingly - as was a matter of course in the past.

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