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Manufactured Home - What is a Manufactured Home or Mobile Home?
What is a manufactured home?

Double-wide manufactured home

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Manufactured homes are built in a factory and installed on the home site. They must meet U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) construction requirements. If built before the 1976 HUD Code, they are commonly called mobile homes.

Manufactured Homes or Mobile Homes - Pros

  • Manufactured or mobile homes are less expensive than single family homes
  • Quick construction

Manufactured Homes or Mobile Homes - Cons

  • Some communities do not allow manufactured or mobile homes
So what's a modular home? Modular homes are factory-built and installed on-site, like manufactured homes. Modular homes meet local building codes while manufactured homes meet federal HUD design and construction requirements. Extremely few homes are marketed as modular homes in the Phoenix area, and many of those are in fact manufactured homes.

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