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Advantages of buying a Manufactured Home vs a Traditional Home

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Manufactured homes offer high-quality construction at a very great value. These homes can be built in much less time than conventional construction methods take. In addition, the home buyer does not need to deal with general contractors, subcontractors, and the long building process. Less money, less time, fewer hassles, and high-quality living add up to considerable advantages for manufactured home buyers.

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Manufactured Home Innovations

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Manufactured houses are constructed in a controlled factory environment and built to Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards. Manufactured homes have seen dramatic advances in appearance and quality. The technology and innovations in the manufactured home industry continue to develop.

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Why go with Mobile home specialty insurance over your existing traditional insurance carrier?

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All mobile home insurance isn’t the same. Often manufactured homeowners are paying too much for not enough coverage. Big companies don’t understand how to provide comprehensive coverage because they don’t know the inner workings and nuances of owning a manufactured home.

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Top Must-have Manufactured Home Upgrades

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When choosing a new manufactured home, you will become the owner of a beautiful, efficient, and durable home. Many features can be added or upgraded to customize the home to your tastes and needs. Options will also add value to your house.

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Why Younger Generations Are Becoming Homeowners By Purchasing Manufactured Housing

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In today’s market, manufactured housing has piqued the interest of an increasing number of house purchasers. For millennials still burdened by student loan debt and baby boomers downsizing as they approach retirement, prefabricated houses provide a unique buying option that combines all the desirable characteristics of a new home without the site-built price tag.

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History of Manufactured Homes

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A mobile house is a prefabricated building constructed in a factory and then moved to a location through a permanently connected chassis (either by being towed or on a trailer). Used as permanent residences or for vacation and temporary housing, they are often left in one location permanently or semi-permanently.

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Pros And Cons: Park Model Homes Vs. HUD Spec Homes

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There are two distinct standards for manufactured home and park model construction, ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and HUD (U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development). ANSI is for Park Model RVs. These units that are less than 400 square feet are considered RVs (Recreational Vehicles), even though they are moved infrequently once placed.

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Top 10 Things To Consider To Make A Manufactured Home ADA (Handicap) Accessible

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Manufactured homes are ideal for people wanting an ADA (handicap) accessible home. Since the plans are pre-approved and conform to HUD requirements, they can be easily adapted to fit mobility and function impairment needs.

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Should You Own The Land Under Your Mobile Home?

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In the past, what were called mobile homes were often placed in mobile home parks where the lot on which the home sat would be rented from the park owner. This formula has changed over the years as more people consider manufactured homes because of the affordability and quality construction. Should you own the land under your house if you decide on a manufactured home?

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10 Things To Consider Before Moving An Older Mobile Home Or Buying A New One

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Deciding whether to purchase a new manufactured home or move an old one is a big decision with good and bad consequences. Here are some tips for making a decision.

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Arizona Heat: 9 Reasons To Buy A New Manufactured Home

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If you live in Arizona or anywhere heat is extreme, deciding whether to buy a new manufactured home or an older less expensive mobile home is a hard decision. It is easy to get focused on the cost of a new manufactured home and compare that directly to the cost of an older mobile home. That isn’t an honest comparison. Older homes have numerous hidden costs and there are quality of living considerations.

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9 Benefits Of Combining A Manufactured Home And Solar Panels

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Many people don’t think manufactured homes and solar power is a good fit, but they are. Modern manufactured homes are built in factories according to well-crafted plans with all the construction materials. As a result, they are a model of efficiency in both construction and design. Here are some of the benefits of choosing a manufactured home and equipping it with solar panels.

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Pros And Cons: What Foundation Should I Choose For My Home?

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The type of foundation you choose for your home has a large impact on your maintenance needs, the aesthetic you present, and the usable space available. Following are a few tips regarding manufactured housing foundations and some reasons to make one choice or another.

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The Crash And Resurgence Of The Manufactured Housing Industry

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In 2001 there was a crash in the housing industry in the United States. Financial institutions and Wall Street created an unstable bubble based on sub-prime mortgages for purposes of greed. This directly led to a collapse of the housing industry and many people who bought homes with sub-prime mortgages lost everything.

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10 Ways To Improve Your Manufactured Home

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Whenever possible, repairs and renovations to manufactured homes should improve the property or make it easier to live in and increase its value. However, it’s essential to know that some upgrades may not increase the value of your manufactured home, regardless of whether you’re planning to sell it or want to enjoy a higher level of comfort.

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Make The Most Of Your Space

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Manufactured homes come in all sizes but the single-wides and park models tend to come in the smaller variety. Often the footpad in a mobile home park doesn’t leave a luxurious amount of space for storage or furniture options. But if you make a few smart choices you can have more than enough space for you and your stuff. Here are a few tips, suggestions, and ideas to make the most of your space.

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Put A Porch On That

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One of the easiest and best ways to improve the usable space of your manufactured home is to add a porch to it. Since a porch is outside of the initial home it doesn’t count as square footage in terms of HUD regulations. So a smaller Park model home could be significantly extended by adding a porch, or two.

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Preparing Your Manufactured Home For A Disaster: Earthquake Retrofit

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In regards to manufactured housing, the foundation is everything. A manufactured home built on a solid foundation by a contractor is better constructed, more robust, and more disaster resistant than most site-built homes. Manufactured homes are built to withstand the vibrations and shaking expected during transport from the factory, so they are stronger than other types of housing.

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Storage Furniture For Smaller Spaces

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First things first. Baskets are great. They have been storing our stuff for 1,000s of years. Throughout these suggestions, I’ll be constantly bringing up baskets… because they are great. No matter what you are doing to create more storage, baskets can add functionality, organization, and beauty. They can store things all by themselves but when mixed with furniture offer a terrific way to store and organize all your stuff.

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12 things you can do to make your manufactured home look like it was built on-site.

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1. Roof angle: One of the most obvious traits of a manufactured home is they have low pitch roofs or even flat roofs. One of the best ways to make your manufactured home look site built is to elevate the roof angle. Some even come with elevated roofs from the factory. A steeper roof angle will help with drainage and snow with the bonus of looking good.

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How cost-effective is manufactured housing?

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Housing is expensive. Especially these days. Most people are struggling to get by let alone being able to afford the downpayment and mortgage on a new home. Is there a way to buy a home and get out of the renters’ game if you don’t have deep pockets? Yes, there are some options. Here’s some information to help you decide.

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Things To Do To Improve the Land Your Manufactured Home Is On

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Poor access to a piece of property is a major detriment to its value. Even if your land borders a public road, if it is hard to get from the road onto the property, it will lower the land’s value. If your property does not have any access, you will need to get an easement so you can get to it.

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What Are the Steps To Purchase a Manufactured Home and How Much Time Will It Take?

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The first step is to discover what is available and what might suit your needs. Set up an appointment with a local housing consultant or retailer and go over what you want with them. These professionals can not only answer your questions but also let you know about answers to questions you haven’t thought of yet.

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