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Prefab homes come into vogue

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Normally, I am turned off by real estate books with clever, cute titles such as "Prefabulous" by Sheri Koones. However, I am "turned on" by this great, new, beautiful book that completely changed my mind about so-called "prefab" homes, which are custom built in factories to the specifications of the buyers. A better name for the homes described and photographed in this beautiful book is "modular." But even that term doesn't fully reveal the many different types of homes that can be designed by your architect to fit a specific lot or adapted from plans found in catalogs. So called "manufactured homes" are not included in this book because they are covered by a separate building code. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. As with all Taunton Press "coffee-table-quality" books with lots of color photos, the only word to describe this one is "amazing." It includes all prefab systems that are used to engineer and assemble homes in factories, then ship them on trucks to the home sit...