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The Lowdown on Manufactured Homes

What’s the first thing you think of when you think the words “manufactured home”?

For some, it’s an old-school trailer or mobile home. For others, it’s a trendy tiny house. For about 18 million Americans, it’s just home sweet home.

If you’re thinking of buying a manufactured home, or don’t know what they are but want to learn, you’ll find what you need to know in our series below.

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Thinking of Buying a Manufactured Home? Here’s What to Know

There are a lot of myths about manufactured homes. Contrary to common misconceptions, today’s manufactured homes are high quality, energy efficient, and more affordable per square foot than conventional site-built homes. Plus, most look the same as any other house. Check out our breakdown on manufactured homes.

 

Manufactured, Modular, and Mobile Homes Explained

You’ve heard the term “mobile home.” You’ve also heard “manufactured home.” And you’ve probably heard “trailer.” (Plus, there’s another — “modular homes.”)

Although they’re often referred to interchangeably, these types of homes are not the same.

Read up on the difference between mobile, manufactured, and modular homes.

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A Guide to Manufactured Home Maintenance

Thought you could avoid routine maintenance by buying a manufactured home? Not so fast! You still have to change appliance filters, clean gutters, and weatherize for the changing seasons. Oh, the joys of homeownership!  

Manufactured homes come with some unique features that require specific kinds of upkeep. Our guide to manufactured home maintenance will walk you through it all.

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