Manufactured Homes: More Popular than Ever!
We’ve talked a lot about the sort of benefits HomeFirst™ communities, and manufactured homes in general, can offer you and your family. You won’t find the same combination of quality homes, top-class amenities, and affordability anywhere else like you can in a HomeFirst™ community.
But just how popular are manufactured homes? Manufactured homes experienced a large growth period in the 1990s, and it’s shown no signs of slowing down. As more people begin to discover the benefits and advantages of manufactured homes, the numbers have steadily increased in recent years.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of manufactured homes constructed in January 2015 alone was 5,000, with 3,000 of them being custom-ordered homes intended for delivery direct to a site, ready to move in! And as impressive as that is, April 2015 had over 6,000 homes being built!
Just where are all these homes going? A study by the Manufactured Housing Institute shows that Michigan is actually one of the most popular destinations for manufactured homes in America – over 1,500 brand new manufactured homes were built and delivered to Michigan alone in 2013! Now, to put it in perspective, that’s merely the number of brand-new made-to-order manufactured homes that were sold and delivered to Michigan – not to mention the countless people who have purchased or leased a manufactured home that was already on site!
So why are so many people choosing manufactured housing over other forms of housing such as apartments or site-built houses? Manufactured homes offer a perfect combination of affordability, durability, and even energy efficiency! As all manufactured homes are required to be built to the standards of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, you can be sure that your manufactured home is built to last and can withstand the elements better than many other types of dwelling which are not built to the same standards. And with the EnergyStar guidelines taken into the building processes of many manufactured home companies such as Clayton (a major supplier of homes for HomeFirst™ communities), it’s easy to see why so many people prefer the convenience and economy of manufactured homes to other options!
1,500 manufactured home purchasers can’t be wrong, right? Why not check out our manufactured home communities and see why HomeFirst™ remains such a popular choice among residents in Michigan – and everywhere!