Great Resources for Information About Manufactured Homes
If you’re looking to rent or buy a home of any type, it’s important to do a lot of research first. You’ll want to research the neighborhood, the quality of schools in the area, and if there are any better deals in the same general area. But if you’re thinking of moving from one type of housing to another, such as from an apartment to a manufactured home, it’s smart to do some research about the new type of housing you’re considering since all types of homes have their own unique benefits to offer.
The most reliable sources for information about manufactured housing are organizations that truly specialize in manufactured homes. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is an excellent place to start. After all, they’re the organization that sets the building standards for manufactured homes, so not many organizations in the country can compare to them in terms of manufactured home expertise. Their website is full of extremely helpful guides that answer a lot of very common questions about manufactured housing.
The Manufactured Housing Institute is an organization that strongly advocates for manufactured housing and supports protecting access to this type of affordable housing. Although their website is mostly geared toward people who work in the manufactured housing industry, their “Media Center” page has some great information for anyone interested in manufactured housing.
The Center for Enterprise Development (CFED) is a non-profit organization that seeks to help low-and-moderate-income households get the resources they need so they can fulfill goals such as home ownership. Since manufactured housing is such an affordable type of housing, their website naturally has some great information about manufactured housing.
Heard a rumor about manufactured homes and want to find out whether it’s true or not? The Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma has an excellent page on their site that debunks some of the most common misconceptions about manufactured housing.
Still have questions about manufactured homes that you can’t seem to find answers to online? One of the advantages to buying or renting a home in a manufactured housing community is that you can always contact the community with any questions you might have. If you’re looking to buy or rent a home in one of our HomeFirst™ manufactured housing communities, contact us! We’d be happy to help you out!