How Living in a Manufactured Home Can Save You Money
You may have heard that manufactured homes are a very affordable type of housing and it’s true, they are indeed extremely affordable! Even if you thought you’d never be able to afford a home of your own or would only be able to own a small, 1 or 2 bedroom site-built home, you may be surprised by how spacious of a manufactured home you can afford. The homes in our HomeFirst™ manufactured housing communities can accommodate homes up to 2,300 square feet in size and often come with large walk-in closets and plenty of storage.
When people see the incredible prices of manufactured homes, they might think it must be too good to be true; that there has to be a catch in there somewhere. But manufactured homes really are that good of a value! Manufactured homes are very high quality structures, built using the same materials you’ll find in ordinary site-built homes and are built following strict building codes. So, how is it possible for a person to save so much money by living in a manufactured home?
The Building Process
The reason manufactured homes are such an affordable type of housing has a lot to do with the way they are built. Unlike traditional site-built homes, manufactured homes are built indoors in factories. Factories are able to purchase building materials in bulk because they have room to store extra materials and know they will have other homes to work on after they finish yours. Since they’re able to purchase materials in bulk, they get better prices than other types of homebuilders, which turns into huge savings for you.
Since manufactured homes are built in factories, they’re also not prone to the delays caused by things like the weather, which can prolong and drive up the cost of the project.
Not only do manufactured homes cost significantly less to build than site-built homes, you can keep saving money even after you move in. Modern manufactured homes are extremely energy efficient. Because of the HUD codes, which all manufactured homes are required to be built to, manufactured homes need to meet certain criteria for energy efficiency. Manufactured homes that are Energy Star certified are actually even more energy efficient than standard site-built homes! In addition to coming outfitted with Energy Star appliances, they also have plenty of insulation and energy efficient windows and doors to keep heat in. Worrying about high energy bills will be a thing of the past!
HomeFirst™ manufactured housing communities are land-lease communities, meaning that even though you own the home you live in, you rent the land it sits on. This can have some great financial benefits. How would you like to own your home, but not have to pay property taxes on it? When you live in a land-lease community, your landlord pays property taxes. So you’ll have all the benefits of owning your own home, but without one of the biggest downsides that comes along with it.
Our HomeFirst™ communities also have amazing amenities like swimming pools, fitness centers, playgrounds, athletic courts, and more. Even if you had room to have any of those things at a site-built home, paying for installation, equipment, and maintaining them can make it cost prohibitive. But when you live in a HomeFirst™ community, you’ll be able to enjoy amenities like those at no extra cost!
Don’t keep paying more and getting less out of your home. Take a look at the manufactured homes for sale in our many wonderful HomeFirst™ communities! We also have manufactured homes available to rent. Our communities are located in some of Michigan’s most ideal areas, so you’ll be near wonderful schools, lots of places to work, and fun and exciting things to do. If you have any questions or would like to come see a home in one of our communities, contact us! We’d be thrilled to help you start moving into the home of your dreams. And don’t forget to check out our special offers for new residents!