Curbed, The Verge and their sponsor – the Ford Motor Company – all understand that factory-built homes are widely misunderstood. But they believe the homes of the future will come from a factory.
Crank phones with land lines evolved into “bag phones,” later more compact cell phones, and now smart phones that are more tech filled than a laptop 10 years ago. Similarly, the trailer houses of 70 years ago became mobile homes some 50 years ago, that led to today’s appealing, safe, green, and durable manufactured homes, built to strict federal safety, construction and energy standards. Those standards are enforced mostly by HUD, so manufactured homes are also called HUD Code homes or HUD Code manufactured homes.
There are also various kinds of prefabricated housing built to local or state standards. These are modular or prefab homes.
The video below by Curbed and The Verge mentions each of these kinds of homes, but their focus is on a prefab or modular home. Over 750,000 views of this video below have occurred in under 3 weeks.
There are similarities and differences between manufactured homes, modular homes, and other kinds of prefabs. The terminology is precise, and should not be mixed. Perhaps the most important point for home seekers to know is that each kind of home is safe, durable and can build equity over time.
We’re keeping today’s post simple. Just keep in mind that third-party research and federal data reflect the following point. The vast majority of manufactured home owners are happy. Perhaps no one on the planet has reported more on rich and famous mobile and manufactured home owners than MHLivingNews.com. So, while people of modest means can buy a manufactured home, the wealthy buy them too.
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Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to MHLivingNews.com.
Soheyla is a co-founder and managing member of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, parent company to MHLivingNews and MHProNews.com.