Modular HomesManufactured/Mobile Homes
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Are sectional prefabricated buildings or houses that consist of multiple sections called modules Formerly referred to as mobile homes or trailers, but with many more style options than in the past
Built in sections in a factory Built in a factory on a non-removable steel chassis
Sections are transported to the building site on truck bedsand then joined together by local contractors Multi-part manufactured units are joined at their destination. Sections are transported to the building site on their own wheels.
Are sometimes less expensive per square foot than site built houses Generally less expensive than site built and modular home
Built to conform to all state, local or regional building codes at their destinations Conform to a Federal building code, called the HUD code, rather than to building codes at their destinations
A well-built modular home should have the same longevity as its site-built counterpart, increasing in value over time Segments are not always placed on a permanent foundation, making them more difficult to re-finance. Sometimes decrease in value over time.