MANUFACTURED HOMES ARE LESS EXPENSIVE THAN A SITE BUILT HOME
- There are many variables affecting the price of manufactured homes.
- Due to varying features, availablity of amenities, floor plans, the size of the home, and various details prevent a simple answer. However, the cost of a new manufactured home can save you 20-35% over the cost of a compariable site-built home, excluding the cost of land.
- Manufactured homes are built to the federally approved HUD code, which simplifies the approval process and the construction of the home. This allows the manufacturers to order building materials in large qualntities which adds to the overall savings of a manufactured home.
- Inspections are performed at all stages in the building process, thus assuring quality construction of each home built.
THERE ARE MAJOR BENEFITS TO BUILDING YOUR HOME IN A FACTORY
- All aspects of the construction process are controlled.
- The weather doesn’t interfere with construction and cause delays.
- All technicians, creaftsmen and assemblers are on the same team and professionally supervised.
- Inventory is better controlled and materials are protected from theft and weather-related damage.
- All construction materials, as well as interior features and appliances are purchased in volume for additional savings.
- Cost of interim construction financing is significantly reduced or eliminated.
- All aspects of construction are continually inspected by not one, but several inspectors.
All of the above contribute to the costs savings of a manufactured home over a site-built home.
OVER 18 MILLION AMERCIANS ENJOY MANUFACTURED HOME OWNERSHIP
Manufactured housing construction is on the increase in the U.S. Over 18 million Americans own manufactured homes, 12% of which are in California. From the 380,000 spaces in mobile home communities to the endless amounts of land available for a new manufactured home there is no doubt you will find a place to call “home”.
THEY HOLD VALUE JUST LIKE OTHER HOMES
Obviously, market conditions play a big role in home values, however, manufactured homes typically hold their values the same way traditionally-constructed homes do. This means that when home values increase in a specific area, they increase for manufactured homes as well. Because modern manufactured homes are constructed using on the highest quality of building materials, have great curb apeal, and last as long as site-built single family homes, equates to manufactured homes holding their value just like any other home.
THEY CAN BE BUILT IN LESS TIME THAN TRADITIONALLY -BUILT HOMES
On average, it takes eight long months for a contractor to complete the construction of a site-built single-family home. This compares to manufactured homes built in less than two months on average. The less time it takes to build your home, the less it will cost you because time equals money when it comes to building a home.
Manufactured Homes are constructed to comply with the National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (24 CFR 3280) a uniform building standard administered by and enforced by the US Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD). In 2016, 95% of factory built homes were manufactured homes.
The Hud Label certifies that the home has been factory built, tested and inspected to comply with stringent uniform federal standards.
Factory-built homes often called modular homes, are constructed to comply with the
California Uniform Building Code, which is incorporated into law at Title 25, Chapter 3 of the California Administrative Code. In 2016, 5% of factory built home were built to the Modular uniform building code.
|Built in a Factory
||Built in a Factory
|Transported to Site in sections
||Transported to Site in sections
|Assembled on site
||Assembled on site
|Various Floor Plans to choose from
||Limited Floor Plans to choose from
|Built under the HUD Code
||Built under the UBC Code
|Steel chassis never gets removed
||Optional chassis to be removed or not
|Optional permanent foundation
||Permanent Foundation needed
|Private property (land) or Mobile Communities
||Private property (land)