To give you some idea, in there were 79 manufactured home builders . of homes built annually with a Grissim Ratings Guide construction rating of less. (click on the tile “Ratings Guide Updates” on the left side of the home page). The Grissim Buyer’s Guide to Manufactured Homes & Land contains detailed. of any guide that described and rated all U.S. builders (79 at last count), was a second consumer guide, The Grissim Ratings Guide to Manufactured Homes.

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Adding to this bloat of overcapacity was an overcrowded marketplace. Unfortunately, while well-intended, several key regulations mistakenly failed to account for the unique characteristics of manufactured homes—two in particular: Modular code homes are built to local site-built building codes and are considered by mortgage lenders as identical to site-built homes.

In general, manufactured homes decrease in value. This bodes well for today’s manufactured home buyer. You might be surprised at the financing options that are available.

The upside is, bythe Manufacturdd industry is generally in much better shape, having corrected its over-capacity problem and re-sized to reflect market demand. Amazingly, manufactured retailers sales are even less regulated than used car dealers.

Buying a Factory Built Home

Unlike the site-built housing industry which crashed with the Great Recession ofmanufactured housing had already experienced the collapse of its own housing bubble. If properly sited and well-cared for, even the most humble single-section home can be decent affordable housing.

Learn as much as you can about the resale value of manufactured homes in the area before you buy. Shoot for a Grissim construction rating of at least 7. In fact, annual combined profit from the two banks significantly exceeds that from the total of homes sold from Clayton and its many subsidiary builders.


Here in the MH industry is better situated going into a new year than it has been in years. This said, the biggest challenge this industry faces, even more than the mainstream housing industry, is the lack of financing at good rates for home buyers, even for those with good credit.

The potential home buyer will be best served by purchasing both books. Research local zoning ordinances, deed restrictions, restrictive covenants, and other similar documents before you buy land for a manufactured home.

In the meantime, homebuyers may have to deal with a few more hurdles, burdensome regulations and requirements—all owing to Dodd-Frank—but in my view, looking at the overall picture of the devastating housing collapse ofit’s a small price to pay for long-overdue consumer protections.

One of the great things about manufactured housing is that it can provide basic shelter for those who otherwise would have no home at all. Browse the books Book reviews Manufactured home In sum, home-buyers should be prepared for longer build times.

Th The second edition of the best-selling consumer guide to manufactured homes and purchasing land or leasing a home site, providing up-to-date, essential information home buyers need to make an informed purchase decision. Frazer rated it it was manufatcured Oct 23, Explore your choices before you assume that you cannot buy a traditional home. Unlike the site-built housing industry which crashed with the Great Recession ofmanufactured housing had already experienced its own suicide binge i.

Pay with PayPal or with debit or credit card. Ironically, the MH industry had largely cleaned up its act bybut then the mainstream housing bubble, with all its shenanigans, kicked in, eventually taking MH along with it when it ran off a cliff. The housing tends toward the low end but these are typically close-knit, caring neighborhoods of residents who have been carefully screened.


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Other Considerations There are other questions you should ask before you buy a manufactured home. Regardless of who won the election, housing including manufactured homes, or MH in this report was already poised for solid growth in Elsewhere, the new regs prevent a dealer or sales person from recommending a lender to a customer, even if that lender is clearly reputable and has the best financing to offer homebuyers.

MH industry’s revival—key take-aways for home shoppers With the national economy showing continued strong recovery and very low unemployment, the MH industry is once again doing very well, but the increased consumer demand means many, if not most, production lines are operating at capacity. All Rights Reserved Website Design: How much of a price increase you’ll encounter depends on the model and build quality. Patricia Novean added it Dec 26, No trivia or quizzes yet.

The packages include the house, the land, and all work needed to get the home ready for occupancy. We’re Looking for Growing Equity One reason most of us want to own a home instead of rent one is for its investment potential.