Manufactured homes are pre-made, factory-built homes that can be installed on your own land, in a rental community or in a planned subdivision. They are built to meet federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards. Manufactured homes come in a variety of styles, sizes and floor plans. Generally, manufactured homes range in size from 900 square feet to 2,500 square feet, and in price from about $15,000 to more than $100,000, not including the purchase of any land of course.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulates home design, construction, strength, durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency, and also sets standards for heating, air conditioning, plumbing, thermal and electrical systems in manufactured homes. All manufactured homes come with a warranty that should cover structural workmanship, factory installed plumbing, heating, electrical systems, and factory installed appliances.
You may be wondering where manufactured homes are available for buying, well manufactured homes are sold through retail sales centers, manufacturer centers, and manufactured home community developers. Although you can buy a previously owned manufactured home through a real estate agent. It is also possible for you to move a manufactured home from one location to another if you wish, but the stress of the move may compromise the home, so check with a state authority, or zoning on how to move your manufactured home.