First Time Homebuyer? Why Manufactured Homes Make Great First Homes!
Have you ever heard the phrase “starter home?” Starter homes are small, affordable homes that are usually purchased by a younger person or couple just getting started in life. They’re typically older homes with 1 or 2 bedrooms that young people and couples end up outgrowing as they get married or have children. In most cases, a starter home isn’t a person’s dream home, but they either want or need a home of their own and it’s just something they can afford.
But what if your first home could be a home you truly love and could easily live in for years to come? This could be the case if you make your first home a manufactured home! Here are a few reasons why manufactured homes are great for first time homebuyers:
You Could Afford a Larger Home
Since manufactured homes are significantly more affordable than a site-built home, it’s entirely possible you’ll find out you’re able to afford a larger home than you imagined. This way, you won’t be buying a home thinking, “It will do for now.” Instead, you could buy a home that would suit your long-term plans.
The main reason why manufactured homes are so much more affordable is because they’re built indoors in factories using a process that’s much more efficient and cost effective, which means the savings get passed on to you, the homebuyer! There aren’t any weather-related delays to worry about and materials are protected from the elements so they won’t start to mold, rust, or get stolen. Factories also have the ability to purchase materials in bulk, which also helps keep the homes more affordable for you.
Being able to afford a larger home means more than simply having more bedrooms, it means you’ll also have more storage space available to work with. When you live in a small, older site-built home, you might be stuck with closets that aren’t big enough to suit your needs. But many manufactured homes come with spacious walk-in closets. Not only that, when you live in a HomeFirst™ community, all of our residents have their own storage shed and have the option of adding a garage.
For an even more affordable way to own a manufactured home, you could look into a previously owned home. In our HomeFirst™ manufactured home communities, when a resident moves out, we go in, thoroughly inspect the home, and make repairs and remodel the home before it is sold again. That way, you’ll be getting a home that’s as good as new, but without the price tag of a home that came straight from the factory.
Your Home the Way You Want It
When you buy a new manufactured home, you’re in the unique position of being able to fully customize your home. You can choose a floorplan to suit your own personal style or needs and customize it even further with things like different styles of ceilings, fireplaces, or decks. If you’re able to have that kind of control over your home, it’s not going to be the type of home where you’ll want to move out in a few years, but it will still be affordable enough for you to buy as a first home.
If you decide to make your first home in a HomeFirst™ manufactured housing community, not only could you have a spacious, modern, yet affordable home, you’d also have access to amenities you very likely wouldn’t be able to afford with a site-built home, especially with a starter home. Our communities feature things like swimming pools, fitness centers, athletic courts, playgrounds, and much more. You’ll also be able to enjoy our community clubhouses, which make for the perfect place for our residents to get together with your neighbors.
We Make the Buying Process Easy!
The process of buying a home can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never bought a home before. But at HomeFirst™, we like to make the buying process as easy as possible for our residents. We’ll be able to walk you through every step of the process!
Homes are Even More Affordable With Special Offers
Manufactured homes are a fantastic value, but we might be able to make it even more affordable for you! HomeFirst™ has special offers for new residents, such as our down payment matching program, which can provide you with up to $4,000 extra dollars to use for your down payment. If you’re a teacher, firefighter, police officer, doctor, nurse, veteran, or active military member, you qualify for our Hometown Heroes program, which would provide you with a discount on site rent for your first year.
Interested in buying a manufactured home as your first home? Contact us! HomeFirst™ has affordable manufactured homes available in several communities located throughout Michigan.