Throughout our lives, what is the most life altering, consequential decision any of us will make? It is that of purchasing a home. As well as daunting, it can be a fulfilling and exciting undertaking. That’s particularly the case when the home you are purchasing meets all of your wants, needs, and expectations. One of the best ways to get the house you want quickly and affordably is to purchase one of today’s manufactured homes.
Buying manufactured homes Is a big decision, however. It requires commitment to a well-prepared plan. Today’s manufactured homes are equal or superior to site-built homes in every aspect. Best of all, they cost about half the money needed for a house constructed on-site.
Before you undertake the momentous decision to pursue the American Dream, and live the good life with your manufactured home, here are five things to consider in the decision-making process.
Before Visiting A Dealer
Before visiting a retail display center or talking to a manufactured home company, it’s going to be important to figure out which homes meet your budget and your requirements. Once you’ve figure out what it is you want and need, look at how much it’s going to cost. Thanks to online resources, it is now easier than ever before for a homeowner to look up what it would take to increase the safety and comfort of their existing home and/or the cost of building a new one.
What Are Your Preferences?
Figure out what your preferences are and what would best suit them regarding personalization through decor and other options. What’s your lifestyle? What are your needs? The construction process of today’s manufactured homes is extremely flexible, so personalization and customization are not only available but affordable. Consider incorporating the following into your home:
- Energy upgrades
- Home office
- Family room
- Entertainment center
- State-of-the-art kitchen
- Covered porch
- Bedroom retreat
- Luxury baths
- Fireplaces and more
Have a Floor Plan in Mind?
Every manufactured dealer has numerous variations available on basic concepts. Therefore, floor plan choices number in the dozens.
- Double or triple section homes – Multiple floorplan configurations are available here. Spacious main living areas, en suites or master bedrooms located away from others, and the incorporation of an open concept are all possible.
- Single section floor plan – There are a couple of possibilities available with the single section floor plan, one being a front kitchen with bath and bedrooms situated at the rear of the plan. At the center, a living room. Variations may include dining areas, second bathrooms, en suites, etc.
Stay Within the Budget
Depending on your family dynamic and your budget, you will be able to create a manufactured home to the size and needs desired. Choose five bedrooms or one. Choose three bathrooms down to one. Square footage for double and triple-wides can be in excess of 3000 ft.², while single section models can run from 500 ft.². It’s all up to you.
Figure what your budget will allow. Then, explore possibilities for loans and get as much information as possible. Make sure your credit score is in good order. Shop around for the best deal on a loan.
It’s Time to Start Planning
Turn to Michigan Home Zones for the home of your dreams. With today’s manufactured houses, you can find yourself living the American Dream affordably and quickly. We will help you create a home that is everything it should be, and at about half the cost of what it would take to build an on-site constructed house.
Please contact us today to discuss the manufactured home you have in mind.