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Is It Manufactured, Modular or Mobile?

Is It Manufactured, Modular or Mobile?

Is It Manufactured, Modular or Mobile? Manufactured, modular and mobile are terms that are often confused. Although they are all types of factory-built housing, there are some differences. Manufactured Homes A manufactured home is defined as a structure built on a permanent chassis that can be used with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities. Additionally, it is constructed in a factory with federal standards enforced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These […]

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A History Lesson

A History Lesson

A History Lesson Gone are the days of the traditional mobile home, a shoebox towed around on its own chassis. These days, the houses are set on a foundation, where they usually stay put. Some have a spiffier, more suburban appearance as well. Half the houses being sold are multi-section. When Fortune magazine reported sales of manufactured homes as “sizzling,” this was the explanation: sales of manufactured homes increased one year at a rate twice the overall rate of new single-family homes. […]

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