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having a manufactured house built?

Posted by on Sep. 5, 2017 at 4:08 PM
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Has anyone ever done this or know someone thats done this? I am starting to research it. We found a wonderful lot near us that we could probably get a good deal on which is the only reason we are even considering it, otherwise we wouldnt even have thought about it. What was your experience like if you've done it? The shower I could have put in would be awesome relief to me with my disability. Thank you in advance. 

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janell27
by Member on Sep. 6, 2017 at 9:35 PM

never did it but would love to hear what you find out.  I would like to move to arizona or new mexico when I retire, so it would be interesting if I could get what I really wanted.

smokeyjo
by Jozie on Sep. 7, 2017 at 5:54 AM
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I looked into this a few years ago and decided against it as did my son and daughter-in-law. I have a friend who has a manufactured home and it is a good house albeit off an inch or so in a few places where the sections come together and it slopes in other places. She has had constant problems with the heating in several of the sections so much so that she now keeps those sections closed off and uses infrared heaters in the winter in the areas that she uses. I decided against purely for cost. When it came right down to it, it was not as cost efficient as I wanted and I live fairly close to one of the modular home builders so delivery was not going to be a heck of a lot.

baconbits
by Bronze Member on Sep. 7, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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My sister/bil has one and it's fantastic for them. I think a lot of the problems come not from the manufacturer but from the person building the foundation. If it's off then it will throw the whole house off. I'd check around with several people in your area and see what they say about it. Any home is only good as the person building it.


chicken13
by Silver Member on Sep. 7, 2017 at 12:17 PM

Why manufactured instead of built?  just curious

wingmom
by Member on Sep. 11, 2017 at 3:31 PM
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Update: Dh wants a modular, which I confused with a manufactured. In any case, they are still cheaper to build than a regular construction house so if we get the lot at the right price, AND we qualify for a construction loan, then we probably will do it. Modulars and manufactured are cheaper than everyday construction, but modulars are more sturdy because they are built with the regular materials and have a basement foundation like any other non mobile home. There is a modular home specialist we have been in contact with who can help us to remove the old mobile home on the lot and have a modular built, we wouldnt know what to do without him because its a complicated process of moving out one and rebuilding another.  Thank you so much to everyone who responded!

lucy1997
by Member on Sep. 12, 2017 at 8:08 AM
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I would also check into regular construction for a price comparison. In my area, modulars don't do as well when it comes time to sell, which is also something to consider.
Christy1919
by New Member on Sep. 12, 2017 at 4:01 PM
I would say look into warrenties and what is covered. Manufactured homes have come a long way
smokeyjo
by Jozie on Sep. 12, 2017 at 11:47 PM
What I was referring to was modular homes as well. Built inside a factory and the sections moved to your site. This is what my friend has, what was not pieced together well as it slopes and there is a definite difference between two of the sections which she never noticed before; not until she began reflooring the house. And the other problems she has which are sectional.

Quoting wingmom:

Update: Dh wants a modular, which I confused with a manufactured. In any case, they are still cheaper to build than a regular construction house so if we get the lot at the right price, AND we qualify for a construction loan, then we probably will do it. Modulars and manufactured are cheaper than everyday construction, but modulars are more sturdy because they are built with the regular materials and have a basement foundation like any other non mobile home. There is a modular home specialist we have been in contact with who can help us to remove the old mobile home on the lot and have a modular built, we wouldnt know what to do without him because its a complicated process of moving out one and rebuilding another.  Thank you so much to everyone who responded!

wingmom
by Member on Sep. 14, 2017 at 12:17 PM

thank you for your input! that is worrisome. Does your friend have a basement on hers? Thanks

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Has anyone ever done this or know someone thats done this? I am starting to research it. We found a wonderful lot near us that we could probably get a good deal on which is the only reason we are even considering it, otherwise we wouldnt even have thought about it. What was your experience like if you've done it? The shower I could have put in would be awesome relief to me with my disability. Thank you in advance. 


Lindalou907
by Bronze Member on Sep. 18, 2017 at 7:25 AM
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Modular sounds way better than manufactured, I'd be interested to know if they hold their value, because I know that manufactured homes typically do not, and are harder for a person to sell.

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