Advantages and Features of the Modern Mobile Home
Features of the Modern Mobile Home
Mobile homes, also known as “manufactured homes,” are built in a factory and placed on a trailer chassis to allow them to be moved. Mobile homes are sometimes placed in a mobile home park or on leased land. In these cases, the owner rents a space or leases land, but owns the mobile home itself.
Alternatively, mobile home owners can place mobile homes on land they own or are buying under contract.
Advantages of Buying a Mobile Home
One advantage mobile homes offer is that they are often a lower-cost option to buying a stick built home. In this regard, mobile homes can make homeownership easier to achieve. And since mobile homes usually cost less per square foot than a stick built home, you can get more space for your money.
There are some stick built home builders that have standard floor plans and options that allows them to build homes for prices similar to mobile homes. If you prefer a stick built home, you might look into whether such a builder is in your area so that you can compare the quality of construction with a newer mobile home.
Another advantage you might find with mobile homes is flexibility. Since mobile homes are usually more affordable than a stick built home and only semi-permanent, if you own land, you can place a mobile home on it now and remove it in the future. This might be an option if you are uncertain you want to own the land long term, do not want to commit to a stick built home now, or cannot afford a stick built home right now.
Although mobile homes are not easily moved once set-up, they are easier to move than a stick built home. Once a stick built home is built, it is more or less there permanently.
An additional advantage that mobile homes offer is that they are usually built in controlled environments. This means they can be consistently built to a high standard. And because they are manufactured in such conditions, construction delays due to weather or difficulty scheduling subcontractors are less likely.