Differences: Mobile homes vs. Manufactured homes vs. Modular homes

They mean quite different things…

Mobile homes – The term Mobile Home is often used interchangeably with the term Manufactured Home but in fact they mean quite different things. “Mobile Home” refers to homes built PRIOR to 1976 when the HUD code governing building standards for factory-built homes was instituted, greatly improving quality standards.

Manufactured homes – Homes built AFTER 1976 should, technically, no longer be referred to as Mobile Homes but instead are Manufactured Homes and are built to a higher standard of quality than yesterday’s “Mobile Homes”.

Manufactured Homes are built entirely in a factory under the federal building code administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These homes are constructed to meet the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard Act of June 15, 1976. The federal standards regulate manufactured housing design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency and quality. The HUD Code also sets performance standards for the heating, plumbing, air conditioning, thermal and electrical systems. HUD is the only federally-regulated national building code. Each home or segment of a home is labeled with a red tag that is the manufacturer’s guarantee the home was built to conform to the HUD code. On-site additions, such as garages, decks and porches, often add to the attractiveness of manufactured homes and must be built to local, state or regional building codes.

Manufactured homes generally come in single or two-section units and their dimensions range from 8 feet or more wide and 40 feet or more long. Manufactured homes can be placed on a basement and include multiwides and expandable manufactured homes. Excluded are travel trailers, motor homes, and modular housing.

Modular homes– A modular home is manufactured in a production facility and are built in two or more sections in a controlled factory setting that are then transported and assembled on location. The assemble process typically uses a traditional concrete foundation (permanent). Unlike a mobile home, a modular home cannot be moved once built. These homes are treated just like a traditional home you’d buy in a neighborhood. They offer outstanding features, a huge assortment of pre-designed homes, and their price per square foot are sometimes lower than the traditional stick built home.

Modular homes are homes assembled at the building site. Modular homes are built to either local or state building codes as opposed to manufactured homes (sometimes still erroneously referred to as mobile homes) which are also built in a factory but are governed by a federal building code.

Modular homes can be completely customized to meet the home-buyers needs and tastes.

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The White Knight Team

White Knight Manufactured Home and Real Estate Sales is the leader in the industry in Northern Nevada.

We have a Team of Experts located throughout Northern Nevada to better serve and assist you with your every need, whether you are searching for you next home or looking to sell your existing home. Our Manufactured/Mobile Home and Real Estate experts are here to serve you! Call today!

Tired of Renting Yet?

Tired of Renting Yet?

Examining census data from 1960 to present day, a new report has illustrated the drastic — but very real — drop in housing affordability nationwide.Though median rents have increased by 64 percent between 1960 and 2014, median household incomes grew by only 18 percent in the same time, according to an analysis by rental listing website Apartment List cited by the Wall Street Journal. Renters had the worst of it between 2000 and 2010, according to the Journal — thanks in part to a recession and then a housing bust, inflation-adjusted household incomes fell by 9 percent while rents increased by 18 percent during that period. Call us today and start your search for your own home!

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White Knight Manufactured Home and Real Estate Sales is the leader in the industry in Northern Nevada.

We have a Team of Experts located throughout Northern Nevada to better serve and assist you with your every need, whether you are searching for you next home or looking to sell your existing home. Our Manufactured/Mobile Home and Real Estate experts are here to serve you! Call today!

May I put my manufactured home on any lot or tract of land?

May I put my manufactured home on any lot or tract of land?

Sorry, no. Some communities and developments do not allow manufactured housing. Research local zoning ordinances, deed restrictions, restrictive covenants, and other similar documents before purchasing land for a manufactured home.

Sellers Were Just as Happy They Worked with a Real Estate Pro

Sellers Were Just as Happy They Worked with a Real Estate Pro

Your fellow consumers wholeheartedly believe it’s important to work with an agent when selling. Nearly nine out of 10 sellers, or 89%, did just that. They also reported a median gain on the sale of their home of $40,000 more than they paid for it, according to NAR’s “2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.”

Did you Know?

Did you know..

Most Mobile Home Parks require that the prospective home buyers be approved by the landlord for tenancy BEFORE the purchase is final. Don’t be misled by Mobile Home Dealers or private owners who are eager to sell their homes. Be sure and get a written letter from the park that you have been approved as a tenant.

Thinking about moving to Nevada?

Thinking about moving to Nevada?

Property taxes are comparatively modest. Nevada is one of the 37 states that collect property taxes at both the state and local levels. As in most states, local governments collect far more.

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