Manufactured vs. Traditionally Built Homes

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If you’re in the process of trying to choose between a manufactured home or a traditionally built home, chances are you’ve got a lot of questions. No worries, we’re here to help. There are a lot of misconceptions about the two types of homes and each one has something to offer. While we can’t cover everything in one article, this post will discuss the basic differences between manufactured and traditional (stick built) homes.

Stick built homes are built piece by piece on the land that they’re intended to remain at forever. Manufactured homes, on the other hand, are built in a factory and wheeled to their intended site of residence once complete. Because of this they are often on different foundation than traditional built homes.

Now, just because these homes are built differently doesn’t mean one is less of a home than the other. In fact, because manufactured homes are built in a factory a lot more attention can be paid to quality control and you can often cut production time in half because you don’t have to account for the variables that impact building a stick home, like weather.

Both manufactured home and stick built homes have to be built to code so that they’re as safe as possible. And, here at Solitaire Homes, we pride ourselves on testing our homes against a variety of tough weather conditions.

Manufactured homes are a great option for anyone who wants to live on land, because they are easier to bring to the land, rather than having a construction crew haul materials wherever you want to build.

One of the most common questions people ask is about financing a manufactured home. Because these homes often appreciate in value like stick built homes, you are typically able to gain traditional financing. Be sure to check with your bank, because some lenders may offer a personal as opposed to a home mortgage.

If you’re ready to leap into home ownership be sure to check out our huge selection of incredibly high quality single wide and double wide manufactured homes. Each one comes with a 90-100 year warranty and promises to be the place where you and your family make memories that last a lifetime.

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