Manufactured Homes in Michigan Offer an Affordable Great Lifestyle for Homeowners
With Michigan housing market prices rising significantly for the first time since 2008, a manufactured home can be an affordable starter home option with lasting benefits and room to grow.
According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices, home prices in Michigan have continued to grow since the market-turndown in 2008 and 2009. With new and used homes on the market in Michigan at increased prices, homeowners are faced with the decision of building new homes or buying an older home that may require updating. Building a traditional home has many factors which can delay completion and remodeling can be a costly and time consuming endeavor.
“Given the uncertainty of fuel prices and rising cost of living, manufactured
homes are great homes for families or those looking to get the most out
of their budget.”
– Chris Hoffman of Little Valley Homes in Cadillac, Michigan.
A survey of manufactured home retailers, communities and manufacturers provides us with a positive look into the upcoming year in Michigan. Walter Comer, managing partner of Adventure Homes and Michigan Manufactured Housing Association board member, said:
“Business turned around in 2012 and appears to get stronger every month.
All sales of our various types of homes are on the rise.”
Manufactured home communities are moving in new homes and residents at a steady rate, while housing professionals are selling both starter homes and high end luxury models, with sales almost doubling over last years numbers.
Manufactured homes share many of the same features as site-built homes, but cost 10 to 35 percent less per square foot — making it an affordable option for buyers. Manufacturers of manufactured homes offer a number of floor plans and features to choose from. The Manufactured Housing Association provides homebuyers with the tools for purchasing a manufactured home. Go to www.michhome.org to find a retailer in your area where you can search for homes or communities, homes for private land, and much more! You can also look for retailers with on-site contractors to help make your home ownership dream a reality.
(Photo via Plymouth Hills Manufactured Home Park)