Benefits of Manufactured Housing

Today’s manufactured homes range in size from 1,000 to over 2,400 square feet, and come with a limitless number of options including oak cabinets, plush carpeting, stone fireplaces, skylights and “smart home” electronic packages. These luxuries, typically associated with site-built homes, can be found in manufactured homes for less money. They contain standard features which include modern kitchen appliances, and custom options such as wood-burning fireplaces, whirlpool baths and cathedral ceilings.

Affordability

Manufactured homes are meeting an important need for affordable housing. Construction costs for manufactured homes are 10 to 35 percent less than the cost of site-built homes, depending on the design features. Manufactured homes are built in a factory, so there aren’t any weather-damaged materials to replace, and the ability to purchase materials in large quantities reduces the price of the home. Independent appraisal studies confirm that manufactured homes can appreciate in value the same as other forms of housing.

Quality construction

Since manufactured homes are constructed in temperature-controlled environments, delays are few, if any, due to weather conditions, damaged building materials, vandalism and theft. Construction is continually inspected throughout the building process to ensure the home meets the standards of the federal code (the HUD code) and the State of Michigan Building Code. Each home is properly engineered and inspected to meet wind safety and energy efficiency requirements. Over the years, advances in construction and technology have improved home building; and the manufactured housing industry has benefited.

Endless choices

Today’s manufactured homes allow homebuyers to select modern and stylish features for diversity in home design. Nearly every interior feature in a manufactured home can be customized to fit you and your family’s needs, including fully equipped kitchens with name-brand appliances, walk-in closets, whirlpool tubs and vaulted or tray ceilings. Exterior options include vinyl and wood siding, stone accents and more, providing a more modernized look for today’s manufactured home. With so many options to pick from, there’s a manufactured home for everyone.

Less waste

Manufactured homes have an eco-friendly advantage over site-built homes from the moment construction begins. Being factory built, it’s easier to control the amounts of waste created and recycled throughout the homebuilding process. Building materials are precut with manufactured homes, significantly reducing waste by up to 70 percent.

Community living

Living in a community allows residents to own (or lease) their homes, but lease their home sites, freeing their budgets from the additional expense of land ownership. Community living offers many advantages over private dwellings. Residents enjoy all of the features and services that community living has to offer, including a warm, friendly atmosphere, a professional management staff and valuable amenities like swimming pools, clubhouses and much more.