Mobile Homes, also known as trailers, are Homes on wheels that prior to 1976 were mass produced with little building regulation and control from the government. They mostly looked like modern day campers with an exposed trailer coupler and wheels that make the Home easily movable.
Manufactured Homes are Homes built entirely in the factory under a federal building code administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD code). They may be single or multi-section. The underneath steel frame stays on the house and the Home can be set on both a concrete foundation or on blocks and tie downs.
Modular Homes are Homes built off-site. A Modular Home is a sectional prefabricated Home that consists of multiple sections called Modules. It is built to local building codes. The steel frame underneath comes off and it has to be put on a permanent concrete foundation.
Modular Homes cost more than Manufactured Homes and the building process takes several months more due to Modular plans having to be approved by the state and an engineer, whereas Manufactured Homes do not have these same requirements.
Yes, we will have Pre-Owned Homes available and accept trade-ins!
Our Home builders complete Homes efficiently and in a timely manner after your Home order is placed, but there are other factors that could affect how long it takes to get to move-in day. The timeline can be affected by the type of Home you are buying such as a larger Home that will take longer to build than a smaller Home, the volume of Home orders the building facility has received, Home inspections, Land preparation and more. Once the Home is ordered, it generally takes 50-65 days for the Home to be move-in ready. It may be sooner, but all timeframes are based on factory production line. A current production timeframe will be given at order placement.
Every Home purchase is unique, so the amount of down payment required by a lender to finance a Home purchase will vary based on several different factors. The lender you choose to finance your Home purchase will be able to give you specific details about your down payment amount. With 21st Mortgage, there are many customers that can qualify for 100% financing with NO down payment. Click Here for details.
A properly prepared site is essential to the installation quality and appearance of the Home.
The Land must be capable of sustaining the weight of the Home and a cement slab if one is poured. We will provide the weight of the Home and the distribution of the weight by each section of the Home.
A cement slab is the best setting for a Manufactured Home. The local building code may require that footings be created. This would mean that the earth must be capable of footings easily installed.
The ground must be stable enough to accommodate the delivery equipment. While ground stability is also important for setting the Manufactured Home, it is essential that the delivery equipment has easy access to the site.
Property sometimes has deed restrictions, covenants or easements that determine what you can put on the property and where. The county office should be able to tell you if there are easements. If the county does not have this information, then ask who does.
The following information will provide you with some important information that will help you to prepare your Land for Home setup.
Good drainage is important. The property must have good drainage to prevent problems with the foundation or the earth where the Manufactured Home is installed. It may be necessary to have a soil test done to ascertain the drainage capability of the ground.
Select the right spot. A slightly elevated spot would be the best because water that cannot be absorbed would drain away. If the Manufactured Home is to be installed on the earth, then the Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards should be followed.
The earth around the slab foundation should be sloped away from the foundation to enable water to drain away. Otherwise, water will travel under the slab and cause the earth to shift when the soil expands and contracts.
The site must be accessible to the transport vehicles that will bring the Home to the Land for installation.
Setup instructions are provided to the installer by the Manufacturer and are approved by federal statutes. The guidelines must also comply with published requirements of state, county and local jurisdictions. All materials used to install the Manufactured Home must conform to their listing by the Manufacturer and approved by state housing agencies.