Quality construction, modern features and affordability make manufactured homes a great decision for year round and seasonal residents. Factory-built housing covers any type of housing constructed in a factory and transported to a residential site. Manufactured, modular, and panelized housing are examples of factory-built homes.
Federal standards regulate manufactured housing design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency and quality. The government also sets standards for heating, plumbing, air conditioning, thermal and electrical systems.
It is difficult for many people to tell the difference between a factory-built home and its traditionally built neighbor. And best of all, factory-built homes cost, on average, about half of the price of a site-built house.
Whether you're looking for a manufactured mansion or the ultimate ranch house, chances are you can find a factory-built home that will fit your dreams. Manufactured homes now come in all sizes, typically 14' to 36' wide and up to 76 feet in length, for many different lifestyles including family, singles, and retirement. Purchase prices for homes will vary depending on location, floorplan, and ammenities.