How To Buy A Manufactured Home
Buying a home may be the most expensive purchase
you will ever make. A manufactured home may be an appealing option for you.
These homes come in a variety of styles, sizes, and floor plans, and range in
price from about $15,000 to more than $100,000, without land. Manufactured homes
can be installed on your own land, in a rental community, or in a planned
Manufactured homes are factory-built to meet
the federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, also known as
the HUD Code.
The Code, which is administered by the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), regulates the home's design
and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance,
and energy efficiency.
It also sets performance standards for the
heating, air conditioning, plumbing, thermal and electrical systems.
The Manufactured Housing Institute and the
Federal Trade Commission have developed this information to help you through the
home-buying process. You'll learn about purchasing a home and its construction,
transportation, installation, and important warranty protections. The retailer
of your new home can provide additional information.