Advantages of Manufactured Homes
Trying to find a new home isn’t always an easy process. With so many different options out there, it can be hard to know where to begin. Should you rent or own? Do you want a house or an apartment? How much money do you have to spend? Where do you want or need to live? If you’re in the process of trying to find a new place to call home, manufactured homes offer some great benefits over other types of housing.
Without a doubt, the biggest advantage to manufactured housing is that it is much more affordable than other types of homes. They are an excellent option for anyone, particularly seniors on fixed incomes, looking to beat the rising costs of housing. You can purchase a large manufactured home for just a fraction of what a site-built home of the same size would cost. Because of this, manufactured housing puts the dream of homeownership within reach for many people who thought it just wouldn’t be possible for them.
If you know someone who has had a site-built home built from scratch before, you’ve probably heard a horror story or two about the process: contractors that were difficult to work with, unexpected expenses that made the project cost way more than expected, weather-related delays that put the project behind schedule. But if you choose to have a manufactured home built for you, problems like these aren’t likely to come up. Manufactured homes are built in factories using standard procedures, making construction a remarkably efficient process. Manufactured homes are built in about one-third the time of a site-built home, without cutting corners on building codes or quality.
Environmentally Friendly Housing
If you’re concerned about the environment and want a home that is environmentally sound, manufactured housing is a good option. Since they are constructed so efficiently indoors, wasted materials are kept to a minimum. Perhaps you’ve heard people say that manufactured housing isn’t energy efficient. This simply isn’t true. Since manufactured homes are often built in large pieces, there are fewer gaps for cold air to come in through. Many manufactured homes also come equipped with Energy Star appliances, making them even more energy efficient.
When you purchase or rent a manufactured home in a community, such as a HomeFirst™ community, you also get access to a multitude of amenities you wouldn’t get with a site-built home. Many communities offer pools, athletic courts, fitness centers, and more.