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Palm Harbor Homes Goes Bankrupt

Posted by:Luca Brammer | Posted on: March 10th, 2011 | 1 Comments

The economy has hit a wide variety of industries very hard lately. One would think that in a slow economy, more people would consider a manufactured home as a more viable, economic option as opposed to stick built homes. Hence, manufactured home builders should be doing ok, right? Wrong, at least for some builders. And, it is quite surprising that manufactured home companies that have been around for a long time are going bankrupt. (more…)

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Living on Private Land Versus a Manufactured Home Community

Posted by:Luca Brammer | Posted on: March 10th, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are reaching the age of retirement and considering a manufactured home as a retirement option then you've probably considered whether or not living on a private lot of your own versus living in a planned community for seniors is best for you. This article addresses some of the pros and cons of either decision. (more…)

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Retirement in a New Manufactured Home

Posted by:Luca Brammer | Posted on: March 10th, 2011 | 1 Comments

If you are planning on retirement then you have most likely been researching the best possible living arrangements. Perhaps you've paid off your mortgage or perhaps you're looking to buy a home with your savings. If you're thinking about buying a home for retirement, seriously consider a new manufactured home. There are a great number of advantages to new manufactured homes and the perks are stupendous! (more…)

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Manufactured Homes – A Perfect Home to Stay in!

Posted by:Luca Brammer | Posted on: March 7th, 2011 | 0 Comments

There are a few things that potential buyers of manufactured homes need to consider before investing in this type of housing. First, there are several manufactured home builders and not all are the same. While all builders of manufactured homes must meet guidelines set by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, it is the quality of construction, features and the costs that consumers must compare. Features offered by manufactured home builders vary significantly. Some manufacturers are not involved in the process of selecting features at all. In fact, many builders leave the entire process up to dealers entirely. Good manufactured home builders will be involved in the process to a limited extent. Great builders of manufactured homes will have a wide variety of features ready made making it easy for consumers and dealers to choose from for themselves or for their clients. Second, and related to features, many new manufactured home builders offer a wide variety of energy efficiency options. Hallmark Southwest, for example, provides a wide range of energy efficiency options and is now in the works of building a prefabricated line of housing that will create enough power through solar energy to meet the energy needs of the home. How will your dealer and manufactured home builder interact? Some dealers handle everything in the process. Others do not. If you are buying a manufactured home you should seriously consider not only talking to a dealer, but also consulting the manufacturer for questions related, but not limited to, the installation of your home and all available features. When you consider manufactured homes one thing is for sure: the cost of the home is a great value and what you get in return is considerably greater than a site built home. Making sure you get the most is a process mediated between you, a dealer and your manufacturer. All in all, however, manufactured homes are a great option to live in for life!

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Manufactured Homes – An Easy Choice for First Time Home Buyers

Posted by:Luca Brammer | Posted on: March 7th, 2011 | 1 Comments

If you are a first time home buyer and seriously looking for a new home, then manufactured homes may just be the best option for you. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development carefully sets all construction standards and guidelines for all new manufactured homes. The quality of construction, therefore, is as high or higher than many site-built homes. Moreover, the cost per square foot can be considerably less. Here’s a quick overview of the most important benefits of manufactured homes: • Manufactured homes are easy on your budget. If you investigate the cost of current housing prices and compare them to the investment for a manufactured home, you’ll quickly understadn how much you can potentially save. • Building a site-built, brick and mortar home may take three months to a year to construct. However, manufactured homes can be installed quickly as soon as the home is delivered to your site. Since manufactured homes are built in a factory, the time to construct is reduced dramatically. • Builders of manufactured homes provide the same amount or more in the way of custom design options than site-built construction companies. In fact, there are as many or more options for you to choose from when buying a manufactured home. You may as well find re-sales in the manufactured home marketplace, which allows you buy the house constructed already on lot of your selection. No matter whether you choose to go with the new or used manufactured homes, it is very important to do the research on the manufactured home company to make sure there are no complaints recorded against or any known construction defaults with the home you are considering. Overall, modern manufactured homes will meet the housing requirements of lots of people today. If this option suits you, then contact a dealer of manufactured homes in your area now. Do your research on the manufacturer if you are serious especially if you are considering buying a manufactured home on the resale market.

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Manufactured Homes – A Perfect Place to Call Home

Posted by:Luca Brammer | Posted on: March 7th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Are you looking for a new home? Do you have a limited budget but want to buy a new home with all of the some conveniences of expensive housing? Given the economy, these are common problems for people across the globe. Most of all, it’s the downturn in the economy that has given people greater pause when considering housing options. Specific effects of the economic downturn are clearly visible in every part of the world. While interest rates for loans are favorable, underwriting guideines, that is, the conditions for approval, are getting much harder to qualify for. Since stated income loans are no longer available, most people are having to qualify based on documentable income and that means looking at more affordable housing. This is the right time to consider manufactured homes if you really want to own a new home. Manufactured homes feature a wide variety of benefits and their construction standards are just as highm and in some cases, higher than standards estblished for site-built homes. Manufactured homes must pass guidelines established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. In addition, manufacturers of manufactured homes are also adding several new technologies and features to appeal to their customers. Many builders of manufactured homes offer a wide variety of packages and features that are superior to site built home builders. In addition, many of these manufacturers are adding energy efficiency options like solar to their range of products as well. Unlike site-built homes, manufactured homes are all constructed in a factory and transported to the lot in eith a singel unit or in sections where they are all put together. The main advantage of this building process is that the weather conditions don’t affect construction, time to build is reduced and the quality of the building process can be controlled far more. This means lower overall cost to the consumer. Also, there are a lot of manufactured home floor plans for the consumer to select from, insuring that sizes & designs for about any budget can be met.

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Manufactured Homes – Affordable Housing for Almost any Budget

Posted by:Luca Brammer | Posted on: February 28th, 2011 | 0 Comments

These days, manufactured home builders offer a wide variety of homes that fit almost everyone’s budget! And for many consumers, budget is a big barrier for people while looking for their new home. However, people can now benefit from increased quality and affordability of manufactured homes. Many people mistakenly believe that only stick-biuilt homes offer the quality and craftsmanship expected by choosy consumers. However, in a competitive housing marketplace, manufacturers have have to compete with stick-built home quality and, as such, the same quality and features found in stick-built homes are often standard in modern manufactured homes. In fact, quality can be controlled to a greater extent in a factory than it can on site. (more…)

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Manufactured Homes – Built in Accordance to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Posted by:Luca Brammer | Posted on: February 28th, 2011 | 0 Comments

Manufactured homes are defined as factory built homes made after 15th June, 1976 in accordance to USDHUD standards. These factory built homes are greater than 400 square feet and feature a wide range of benefits. Modern manufactured homes, built to USDHUD standards, are built in such a way that the entire home structure can be transported easily. Standardization and regulation means all manufactured home builders must meet federal building regulations. These regulations protect the consumer. (more…)

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Manufactured Homes – A Symbol of Affordability and Flexibility

Posted by:Luca Brammer | Posted on: February 28th, 2011 | 1 Comments

Manufactured homes are the factory made homes which can be transported to any place easily. Installing these homes at your selected site is also easier. Manufactured homes have revolutionized the American housing industry by offering high quality at a lower expense and flexibility for potential buyers. In addition, there are wide variety of reasons why manufactured homes will grow in desirability. (more…)

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Senior Living Communities: Downsize Comfortably

Posted by:Luca Brammer | Posted on: February 8th, 2011 | 2 Comments

The housing market has seen lots of changes the past few years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the high quality market for senior living communities. Virtually anywhere in the United States, seniors can still find a high quality, affordable home in a 55+ community of manufactured homes for sale. (more…)

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