The Advantages of a Manufactured Home

by Alta Vista on Jan 12, 2022 12:17:00 PM
Alta Vista

Ahh...there's nothing like the feeling of owning your own home. Unfortunately, for many Americans in the Traverse City, Michigan area, this dream is nothing more than that — a dream. With an increasing average home value of around $358,768 in Traverse City, far too many Americans are priced out of the quintessential American Dream.

Fortunately, your vision of homeownership is a lot closer than you think with a high-quality manufactured home. Let's take a closer look at the manufactured home and a few enticing benefits it offers you.

What Is & What Isn't a Manufactured Home?

When it comes to manufactured homes, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Because of this, let's start by clarifying what a manufactured home is and what it isn't.

Manufactured Home Isn't a Mobile Home or Modular Home

For starters, a manufactured home is not a modular or a mobile home. On the contrary, today's manufactured homes are engineered to exceed the quality of the majority of site-built homes in terms of efficiency, flexibility, and affordability.

Manufactured Homes Are Built in a Controlled Environment

Instead of being built on-site, manufactured homes are manufactured in a specialized factory. This controlled environment helps drive the efficiency of labor and materials. At the same time, the dry assembly line removes problems associated with inclement weather, which can delay the building of your home and cause the costs to continue rising.

Manufactured Homes Are Built to Code

Every manufactured home is designed and built to federal building code standards as a permanent dwelling. Once the luxury home has been built in the factory, it is then transported to the site and assembled there.

Manufactured Homes Foundations

Similar to a site-built home, a manufactured home can be built on a poured concrete foundation. At the same time, manufactured homes can be built with crawl spaces or on piers. 

Now that we have covered the basics let's take a closer look at some of the amazing benefits of a manufactured home.

Manufactured Homes Are Affordable

The most attractive attribute of manufactured homes is affordability. According to Rocket Homes, the median selling price of homes in the Traverse City area is around $357,700 for a 3-bedroom house, which averages $235 a square foot. 

Get a New Custom-Built Home Starting at $169,000

The more affordable solution is a premium 2 or 3 bedroom manufactured home starting at around $169,000. 

The highly cost-efficient price of manufactured homes is achieved in a number of ways. For example, manufacturing in the factory allows manufacturers to harness much greater purchasing power. And these economies of scale are then passed on to you in the form of lower prices. 

In fact, when you purchase a manufactured home, you can expect to pay up to 35% less for a home built to the same standards as a site-built home. In the end, it makes dollars and sense to purchase a manufactured home.

Manufactured Homes Offer Long-Term Savings Over Life of Ownership

The savings don't stop with an affordable purchase price. Manufactured homes are also highly efficient. Each manufactured home is built with industry-leading insulation as well as ventilation systems. This leads to long-term savings over the life of your ownership in the form of lower energy costs.

Manufactured Homes Have Exceptional Durability

All manufactured homes are built to exceed local codes in most areas, including environmental loads and fire prevention. At the same time, manufactured homes are made under the HUD Code, which has been in place since 1976. As the only federally-mandated code, it requires that homes meet a high level of standards for construction, fire safety, structural design, energy efficiency, and other key parameters.

And when a manufactured home successfully checks all of these boxes, it earns a "red seal" of approval. This seal demonstrates the home meets every requirement of what many call the most stringent certification process in the construction industry. As a result of this attention to detail and premium quality, most manufactured homes come with exceptional, long warranties to offer you superior peace of mind.

Custom Built to Your Tastes and for Your Needs

While you can always purchase an already existing home, these homes are expensive. At the same time, you will have to live with or spend more money customizing the home to your needs and liking. When you purchase a new custom manufactured home, you can customize the details and finish the home to your liking. We offer a full range of different floor plans that can be customized to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Contact Us to Become a Homeowner at Alta Vista

If you're in the market for a new home, you owe it to yourself to check out the new manufactured home community at Alta Vista. In addition to a stunning new manufactured home in the rolling hills, our community offers:

  • Safety, security, watches, and patrols;
  • Community clubhouses;
  • Landscaping and maintenance included;
  • Social activities;
  • Sense of community; and
  • More!

Whether you're looking to get out of your apartment or upgrade your existing home, you owe it to yourself to consider an affordable home. Visit https://www.altavistalivingtc.com to learn more.

If your current home or neighborhood leaves a bit to be desired, the best solution may be to purchase a new home. At Alta Vista, we offer a thoughtfully-designed, all-new manufactured home community nestled in a beautiful country setting. You'll be surrounded by serenity, nature, ponds, wooded areas, and carefree living at its finest. Situated near Lake Michigan and downtown Traverse City, this brand new neighborhood is equipped with a clubhouse, tennis courts, and pool. And when it comes to your new home, you'll be privy to the latest and most state-of-the-art features. Ready to learn more? Contact Alta Vista today in Traverse City by calling 231-709-6066.

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