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3 Myths About Manufactured Housing

There are a lot of myths that people believe about manufactured housing. There is no doubt that early mobile homes and trailers lived up to some of these myths, but the industry has changed dramatically over the past 30 to 40 years. 


As the manufactured housing continues to develop new concepts and designs, these homes have been purchased by more families than ever before. Take a look at these myths and see how the industry busts them.  


1. Manufactured Houses Are “Snapped” Together

manufactured home set up


I’m not sure where this one came from, but we hear it all the time, especially when people reference modular homes or double wide and triple wide homes that fit together. 


Yes, these homes fit together by securing top of the line hardwares such as bolts, metal straps, and joined wooden frames. However, this actually strengthens the integrity of the home!


Manufactured homes use heavy-duty materials to form strong joints with efficiency. Check out the strength and durability guarantee for a deeper dive into our mobile home building process.


2. Manufactured Homes All Look The Same

manufactured home

The New Berry model by SEhomes 


The manufactured housing industry does offer basic models. These homes incorporate simple designs and quality living features. However, manufactured houses are not limited by the past simple designs. Nowadays you can buy just about any style of manufactured or modular home. 


Watch what Marcin Radomski, a Clayton homeowner and now a home consultant, learned about how manufactured homes have evolved over time!



Manufactured home designs are nearly unlimited. Whether it’s a modular home, a multi-section home with a porch and a garage, or a new concept pre-fab home, you can find the design that works for you. Plus, almost every new manufactured home is available with stunning upgrades and design options to ensure that the home fits the family living in it.


3. Manufactured Homes Decrease The Value Of Land

increasing home value

Land can be a great investment. However, some believe that adding a manufactured home to their land can hinder its appreciation. This is simply not the rule. Many people decide to buy land and choose an affordable manufactured home for their property. It's been shown too that manufactured homes do not depreciate surrounding properties either!


We know, curb appeal is a big deal. If any home is not maintained, it can be difficult to sell property to any perspective buyer. Maintaining your property well is an essential part of real estate value.


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