About Manufactured Homes

Buying a home will be the largest and most important purchase you will ever make. Utah Housing Alliance encourages you to consider manufactured homes for outstanding quality and a cost-effective housing option. Here are some of the top reasons why you should look at manufactured homes:

  1. Depending on the region, construction costs for a new manufactured home average 10 to 35 percent less than a comparable site-built home.
  2. Appraisal studies show manufactured homes appreciate in value just like other forms of housing.
  3. All aspects of the construction process of a manufactured home are controlled and professionally supervised.
  4. The cost of construction materials are purchased in volume for extra savings.
  5. A wide variety of floor plans are available such as vaulted ceilings, fully-equipped kitchens, walk-in closets, among many other options.
  6. Features such as awnings, patio covers, decks, site-built garages and permanent foundations are often available as upgrades.
  7. A variety of exterior siding is available including vinyl, wood, or hardboard and in some cases stucco is an option too.
  8. Manufactured homes can be customized to meet your needs.
  9. Today’s manufactured homes are built with the same building materials used in site-built homes.
  10. Manufactured homes take less time to build than site-built homes, which means you get to move into your new home sooner.
  11. Approximately 90 percent of today’s manufactured homes never move from their original site.
  12. All aspects of construction are continually inspected by not one, but several professionally trained inspectors.
  13. Manufactured homes are constructed entirely in a controlled factory environment.
  14. Today’s manufactured homes are virtually indistinguishable from site-built homes and are fully compatible with any neighborhood architectural style.