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What Are They?
These are homes made in a controlled factory setting in single or multiple sections, and then delivered to a property by truck. Manufactured homes were officially called “mobile homes” before federal HUD housing standards were introduced in 1976.
Manufactured homes are built with safety and efficiency in mind, meeting stringent U.S. Federal HUD standards for construction, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and energy.
Manufactured homes get delivered on a frame with tires and axles, and usually placed on the property with this frame intact but hidden by skirting.
Manufactured homes are delivered on a wheeled trailer, and usually leveled with concrete piers on a gravel pad. These homes can be moved again at a later date if desired.
Well-kept Manufactured homes on owned property can provide homeowners with a stable or appreciating home value investment.
Manufactured Homes can be financed by themselves, or with land. They are the best option for people who don’t want the land and the home to be titled together, or for people who want to keep their overall costs down on affordable housing options.
What Are They?
The Modular homes of Texas are also built in a controlled factory setting by highly-skilled American labor, usually by the same home builders that make manufactured homes. They are delivered in sections and assembled on a permanent foundation at the delivery location.
Modular homes meet the same stringent U.S. Federal HUD housing codes, but ALSO meet state and local building codes, letting you place them in more communities.
Most modular homes of Texas still get delivered on a frame with tires and axles, although “off-frame” options exist. Once set on a permanent foundation, it can’t be moved again.
Modular homes in Texas MUST be installed on a permanent concrete foundation to meet code. These homes can not be moved and become part of the property
Modular homes of Texas are a permanent part of a property and are “real estate” thus appreciating in value like “standard” homes.
Modular homes in Texas MUST be financed with land and become real property. When financing land and home together, Modular homes are sometimes the best option because they can get higher appraisal values.