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The more affordable pricing of manufactured homes can be directly attributed to the factory construction process. The controlled construction environment and assembly line techniques remove many of the problems encountered during traditional home construction, such as poor weather, theft, vandalism, damage to building products, and unskilled, and sometimes undependable labor. In addition, manufacturers benefit from purchasing large quantities of building materials, products and appliances for the construction of your home. Builders of manufactured homes are able to negotiate savings on many of the components used in building their homes, and they pass these savings directly to you, the homebuyer. The HUD Code is the building standard to which your home is built. The HUD Code is specifically designed for compatibility with the factory production process. Performance standards for heating, plumbing, air conditioning, thermal, and electrical systems are set in the code. Also, requirements are established for structural design, construction, fire safety, energy efficiency, and transportation from the factory to the future site for the home.

Taken From~ Planning for your New Manufactured Home

In towns across the country, workers are struggling to make ends meet – and the high cost of housing is a big part of the problem.

Manufactured housing is already a major part of the solution. More than 22 million people in the U.S. live in manufactured housing — homes that are built to a federal standard in factories and typically placed on land that the homeowner owns or on rented lots in communities of manufactured homes. In many parts of the U.S., homes like these are the least expensive kind of housing available without a government subsidy.

Manufactured housing could do more to solve the housing shortage, but many communities have created rules that make building and maintaining manufactured housing more difficult. However, the quality of manufactured housing has increased a lot in the last three decades, and the latest generation of homes can look like homes in most neighborhoods. And new manufactured housing communities now often look like subdivisions of conventionally-built single-family homes.

Taken from~ The Manufactured Housing Institute

One of the substantial shifts in manufactured homes over the past 5–10 years is that they rival site-built options at all levels. It’s no secret that companies producing manufactured homes have already integrated high-end material options, smart technologies, and customization that outpaces many site-built homes. The latest interior design trends are expected to make even modestly-priced manufactured look high-end. These are eye-raising trends.

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Manufactured home buyers have already enjoyed customization options such as hardwood flooring, plush carpets, skylights, porches, and luxury bathrooms, among others. The 2020 homes are expected to be increasingly sophisticated while remaining the most cost-effective option.

Taken from~2020 Manufactured Home Trends

In the U.S., factory-built single-family units are expected to increase by 20–30 percent in 2020. That figure stands in stark contrast to new site-built construction that slowed in 2019 and is projected to trend in the negative in the coming years. But the U.S. is not the only country where buyers are selecting this more affordable option. Reports indicate that manufactured home sales are expected to top 1.1 million globally in 2020. The surge in these prefabricated models has been driven by the fact they now meet government standards for quality and safety. The cost of a manufactured home runs approximately half to one-third of new site-built construction. Those are strong drivers heading into 2020.

Taken from ~ Top Manufactured Home Trends 2020