How The Most Affordable Homes Have Changed in the Last 25 Years

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In the past, a lot of people thought of manufactured homes as the awkward stepchild of other houses. They couldn’t be more wrong. After doing some research, it’s easy to see manufactured houses are some of the most affordable homes on the market.

These houses are built in climate-controlled environments, usually in fewer than two weeks. A team of skilled craftsmen builds the houses in massive factories so the consumers know their houses will be closely inspected and carefully constructed. These homes are getting more and more elaborate and desirable.

In the past, heating and cooling manufactured homes was a major expense. Now, they tend to be much more energy efficient. Sheetrock and insulation, as well as open floor plans, allow for more reliable climate control. In addition to easing the expense of heating and cooling, drywall has replaced wood paneling to give these houses a more “homey” feel. Many manufactured homes now come standard with the amenities of “traditional” homes such as granite and marble counter tops, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances.

In the last 25 years, so much has changed in the affordable homes market that it’s nearly impossible to tell a factory-built house apart from a site-built one.


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