Forget the Rest! Here’s Why Manufactured Homes are the Best! | HomeFirst

Forget the Rest! Here’s Why Manufactured Homes are the Best!

As you look for your new home, you’ll have a variety of different options to choose from, including regular site-built homes, apartments, condos, townhomes, and manufactured homes. Before you dive into your search, why not start by looking at manufactured homes? Manufactured homes have a lot of amazing benefits that other types of housing just can’t offer. Here are just a few reasons why manufactured homes are the best housing option around:  

You Can Save a Fortune!

The average person doesn’t have an unlimited budget to spend on their next home. Home prices are rising so quickly in many areas that a lot of people are being priced out of the housing market. In some areas, the cost of apartment rent can be almost as much as a mortgage payment would be; making it difficult to even rent a small place to live.

Manufactured homes are America’s largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing. Thanks to the highly efficient building process manufactured homes go through, manufactured homes are considerably less expensive to build than ordinary site-built homes. Regardless of whether you’re looking to buy a previously-owned home in a HomeFirst™ community or are buying a brand new, fully customized manufactured home, manufactured homes are much easier to afford than any other type of home.

Imperfect Credit? No Problem!

Good, hard working people often find themselves in difficult financial situations due to circumstances beyond their control. If you have damaged credit or have recently been through a bankruptcy, trying to get a mortgage with good terms can be extremely difficult; these circumstances can also make it hard to rent an apartment.

Just because you’ve been through financial hardships, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a nice, high-quality home in a safe neighborhood. At HomeFirst™, we frequently work with those who have less-than-perfect credit or have been through bankruptcies to help them get into the affordable homes they need. Owning or renting a manufactured home in a HomeFirst™ community can even help improve your credit!

Excellent Energy Efficiency

One of the top features homebuyers want their next home to have in their next home is energy efficient features. Not only are more homeowners trying to lead environmentally-friendly lifestyles, many people also like the idea of being able to save money on their energy bills.

Modern manufactured homes are extremely energy efficient. The building process they go through creates fewer gaps for air to escape through so manufactured homes have significantly less air loss than site-built homes do. Many manufactured homes also come with Energy Star appliances, which are a great way to keep your energy bills down even further. Insulated skirting can also help keep your heating and cooling bills under control.

More Privacy and Freedom than Apartments and Condos

When you live in a condo, even though you own your home, you still have to follow HOA rules, which are often very strict. Apartment living also means having to play by your landlord’s rules about things like pets and how you can decorate. If you live in an apartment or a condo, you’ll also most likely have to share a wall with your neighbor, which can be very disruptive to your day-to-day life.

Whether you own or rent a manufactured home in a HomeFirst™ community, you’ll have more freedom and privacy than you’d get by living in an apartment or condo. Say goodbye to living wall-to-wall with your neighbors! We’re also more accommodating about things like pets and how you choose to decorate your home and yard.

Other types of housing just can’t compare to manufactured homes. When you see the beautiful manufactured homes for sale in our HomeFirst™ communities, you’ll be impressed by the incredible value you’d be getting. Not only do we have amazing, modern homes for sale at unbeatable prices, our communities are full of amenities that will have you feeling like you’re living in a resort. A lovely home in a safe community with features like swimming pools, fitness rooms, and playgrounds nearby — who can ask for anything more?

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