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Manufactured Homes Offer Luxury and Quality with a Distinct Price Advantage

Analysts probably wouldn’t have predicted this ten years ago when the economy was booming, but manufactured homes are now one of the hottest segments of the real estate market.  Whether being used as “granny units” in California, luxury log homes and lodges in the Northeast, or solidly built and well-equipped family homes, new manufactured homes for sale are gaining in popularity.  Besides being solidly built under controlled factory conditions (in stark contrast to subdivisions that were “thrown” together hastily during the height of the real estate bubble), manufactured homes for sale in the US typically offer a 20 to 25 percent savings compared to building a home onsite.  With the recession and increasing retirement among the ranks of the baby boomers, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

If you have any doubts about the quality of the new manufactured homes for sale, companies like Factory Expo Homes make it easy to see just how high the standards are by arranging factory tours.  Not only are manufactured homes required to meet strict building code standards that ensure they are durable, energy efficient and safe, but they are constructed by experienced crews in a climate controlled environment.  The result is a home that’s built to last.

If you take the factory tour, you’ll also be able to walk through the model village and personally experience just how far manufactured homes for sale in the US have come.  Sure, there are still fairly spartan, one bedroom models being made, but architects have been designing a wider variety of models with a huge range of features and upgrades.  It’s not uncommon to find floor plans that feature four bedrooms and appointments like premium laminate flooring, designer kitchens with high end cabinets, stainless steel appliances, an island and even separate laundry rooms.  Some of the manufactured homes for sale today are being offered with covered front porches, whirlpool baths, skylights and stone fireplaces.  With the luxury options, range of designs and selection of floor plans, it’s an added bonus when you realize that the new manufactured homes for sale come at a price that can shave a quarter off the price tag of building a comparable house on site.

If you are a baby boomer who is looking at retirement and realizing that your current home is too expensive to maintain, but you don’t want to “trade down” to a condo, manufactured homes are a perfect alternative.  And they are a great option for those who’d like to buy a home, but have less money to throw around thanks to the recession.

About the Author:

Jack Lennon has been following real estate trends for years, including the recent surge in manufactured homes for sale.  Pointing to new designs, high quality standards for the industry and a significant pricing advantage over traditionally constructed homes, Jack feels the time is right for the sector to take off.  “New manufactured homes for sale are the perfect alternative for consumers who have been battered by the recession,” says Lennon in a recent article.