Fun Facts About Manufactured Housing!

If you’re considering moving into a manufactured home for the first time, you might have some questions about what they are, and where they come from. The history and facts behind manufactured homes may prove surprising to many people, and we here at HomeFirst™ always love providing more information and fun facts about the homes in our communities! Read on for a list of interesting facts about manufactured homes – and who knows? Maybe you’ll want to buy your own manufactured home when you’re done!

Manufactured Homes Are A Modern Invention

Sure, people have been living in homes for a very long time, but manufactured housing is a more recent development than you may think! While the idea of a “manufactured home” was actually invented in the 1764 when a two-story panelized house was shipped to Massachusetts all the way from London, the first true manufactured home in the way we know it now was built in 1974 when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) established the proper code and standards for building manufactured homes. So think about this – every manufactured home you see was built since 1974, up to the most modern manufacturing standards! Speaking of the HUD code…

Manufactured Homes Are Built To A National Standard

The HUD codes that govern how manufactured homes can be built are updated regularly to make sure that your manufactured home is as safe and well-constructed as possible. And better yet, the HUD codes are strictly enforced all throughout America, as opposed to site-built housing codes that can vary from state to state, meaning that your manufactured home is built to the highest possible standards of workmanship and materials no matter where you live, or where you buy it from. HUD codes ensure that your home is built for longevity, safety, and energy-efficiency – not something you can say about all site-built houses!

Manufactured Homes Are Customizable

Manufactured homes, due to their construction inside a factory (safely away from the damaging effects of weather!), are completely customizable and made-to-order! A wide variety of floor plans and options are available for families of any size to meet any need. Do you want a walk-in closet? Maybe a fireplace or an outdoor deck? Manufactured homes can be built to include any features or extras your family could ask for.

So why wait? Now that you know what manufactured homes can offer your family, contact HomeFirst™ today to find out more about our manufactured homes for sale – and our communities!

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