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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Top NINE Reasons to Purchase an Amazing Manufactured Home (It’s NOT like your grandmother’s trailer anymore!!!) by Maria Hidalgo Dolan, Esq.

Top NINE Reasons to
Purchase an Amazing Manufactured Home
(It’s NOT like your grandmother’s trailer anymore!!!)

by Maria Hidalgo Dolan, Esq.

Affordability - Manufactured homes can cost an average of $62,600, compared with $272,200 for a single-family site-built home [U.S. Census Bureau]. Manufactured homes also cost 10 to 35 percent less per square foot to build than site-built homes []

Control over the Building Process - Anyone who has ever built a home can tell horror stories of cost overruns, delayed construction and snarly contractors. Such problems are foreign to the manufactured home industry because the homes are built in factories under strict rules and tight federal regulations. The factories build the homes on assembly lines, which leaves little room for error. Additionally, the manufacturing process maximizes the efficiency of workers. Moreover, manufactured homes are built in a controlled environment that is not impacted by bad weather, vandalism, and the potential unreliability of contractors and subcontractors [].

Speed of Construction - Factories can build a typical double-wide or single-wide manufactured home in about one-third of the time it takes a contractor to construct a site-built home [].

Design Flexibility - 
Builders can customize houses to customer's specific needs.

Energy Efficiency - Factories now outfit manufactured homes with ENERGY STAR appliances. Builders take great care in making sure each home is tightly constructed with efficient heating and cooling systems, water heaters, and high-performance windows.

Amenities - Wall-to-wall carpet, hardwood floors, ENERGY STAR appliances, top-of-the line fixtures, 10-foot ceilings, ceramic tile. All the amenities you can find in a site-built home can also be added to manufactured homes. The only difference is that workers install everything in the house before it reaches your property. 

Supremely Green - 
Builders of manufactured homes generally don't waste a lot of building materials, and whatever scraps they do end up with are often recycled. Modular construction allows builders to use less material without compromising a building's structure [Gorman].

Nice Communities - Residents don't have to worry about the expenses of extended lawn maintenance, trash removal, snow plowing and other on-site repair work.

Appreciate in Value - 
When it's properly built and maintained, manufactured homes appreciate just like site-built homes. But, as with all housing, the value of a manufactured home depends on a variety of market factors such as: the local housing market, the local community, the initial price of the home, inflation, the age of the home, the overall condition of the home, the location of the home.

Bonus reason:

Warranty - 
Manufactured homes generally come with a one-year warranty for construction and separate warranties for windows, doors, siding, faucets, appliances -- you name it. Most will even provide their customers with extended warranties.

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