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Frequently Asked Questions about Manufactured Homes

Frequently Asked Questions about Manufactured Homes

Frequently Asked Questions about Manufactured Homes Frequently Asked Questions about Manufactured Homes If you have decided that a manufactured home may be the home choice for you, but you still want to know more about the purchase and move-in process, read on to find the answers to the most frequently asked questions. What can I afford?  Your consultant will meet with you to “pre-qualify” you for your mortgage (if you’re placing your home on private property) or for your consumer […]

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‘Floored’ by Options

‘Floored’ by Options

‘Floored’ by Options A U.S. News & World Report article described one family’s manufactured “dream” home: the “three bedroom home boasts a master suite with walk-in closet and bath with sunken tub and double sinks. There’s an eat-in kitchen, formal living and dining rooms and a den with a fireplace.” Little wonder,” the magazine mused, that “there’s a ton of interest in manufactured housing,” a type of housing it called the nation’s fastest growing. Today’s buyers can get quality and design that […]

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Inside a manufactured home

Inside a manufactured home

Inside a manufactured home There are two ways to build a home. Outdoors in the elements … where materials, workers and the entire homebuilding process are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Workers are limited to the use of only basic tools. It’s also a place where construction can come to a halt for long periods of time because of the shortage of workers, or weather conditions. Or, you can choose to have your home built in a controlled, modern […]

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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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