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Modular homes are not manufactured homes or mobile homes. All manufactured homes have a non-removable steel chassis.

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What is the difference between mobile and modular homes?

On a basic level, the difference between mobile and modular homes is quality. Mobile homes have not been built since 1976 because of stricter standards enacted by the US Department of Housing and Development (HUD). Modular homes are movable, but like site-based homes, have strict codes and standards to meet before being made for sale to a prospective home owner.


What is the difference between modular homes versus double-wide homes?

Modular homes are constructed like conventional homes except they are constructed in a factory setting and they are better that conventional homes because they are stronger, more energy efficient, less expensive and they require less time for construction. They are transported in large modules and then they are assembled on a custom permanent foundation.They are financed like conventional homes. Double wides or single wides is another name for mobile homes that you find in mobile home parks. Another name for them is HUD housing related to the Federal housing department. They are also constructed in a factory setting with lesser demands for strength energy efficiency or quality. The are transported in a steel frame with wheels attached. When they arrive at the site the wheels are removed and they are set on a somewhat temporary foundation. The can be moved fairly easy because the floor of the mobile home is one and the same with the trailer. Just install the wheels hook up the truck and go. Most of the double/single wides are targeted for low income areas, they are not allowed in quite a few States and Towns. Financing is also difficult with mobile homes. Assembly is easier than modular homes. Just remove the tires and hook up the utilities. You can only construct a single story home with mobile homes and not a two story.


What are differences between Spanish and American homes?

spanish homes are in Spain


What is the difference between a ranch and rambler style house?

Ranch style homes are ramblers, but not all ramblers are ranch style. A rambler is a house with no second floor.


Is the appraisal process different from modular home to residential home?

No. The three aopproaches to value (Cost - either Reproduction or Replacement, Income, and Sales Comparison) would still be utilized as appropriate (most likely, the Income approach would not be applicable). The DATA used in the approaches might be different (e.g. modular costs vs. site-built costs for the cost approach, sales of modular homes as comparables rather than site-built homes, etc.), but the process - the application of the approaches to value - would be the same. Modular homes can - but don't always - have a lower overall quality than their site-built equivalents in any particular neighborhood. But that difference, if it exists, is no different than, say 2x6 construction vs. 2x4 construction or tile vs. shingle roof. These are all factors that must be analyzed and applied by the appraiser. I myself have seen more than one modular home that exceeded the typical site-built home in its area in quality, design and construction features. Of course, it was no less expensive than a site-built home. As with most things, you tend to get what you paid for whether it was built onsite or off. Just because a home (or building) is of modular construction does not intrinsically mean that it is of lower quality. It just so happens that the majority of modular homes are, in fact, designed to save money. When you think about it, it makes logical sense -- if you are paying a lot of money, you want the ability to custom-design, so the appeal of modular construction (at least high-volume modular construction) trends to the lower quality with fewer custom features. Bottom line is - again - that you get what you pay for. If you are an experienced home buyer and you can look at a particular home 100% objectively and say that you would pay as much or more for it than a similar stick-built home in the same neighborhood, then a buyer and an appraiser would likely go the same way. If it's a cheap POS, then the opposite would hold true. There's nothing intrinsically bad or even different about modular construction - it all comes down to quality, design, features, and (from a construction standpoint), cost.

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What is the difference between mobile and modular homes?

On a basic level, the difference between mobile and modular homes is quality. Mobile homes have not been built since 1976 because of stricter standards enacted by the US Department of Housing and Development (HUD). Modular homes are movable, but like site-based homes, have strict codes and standards to meet before being made for sale to a prospective home owner.


What is the difference between modular and pre-fab homes?

They are essentially equivelent in common usage, but technically, a pre-fab home has its components all built offsite and assembled at the building site while modular homes generally don't.


What types of modular homes are there?

There are two main types of modular homes. These are classified as mobile homes and manufactured homes.


What are some modular homes dealers?

There are several modular home dealers. These modular home dealers include Champion Homes, Clayton Homes, Palm Harbor, All American Homes, and Modular Home Book.


What is difference between modular and prefab homes?

modular home is home which locate inside of any firm or industry.A modular home is one that is built indoors in a factory-like setting. The finished products are covered and transported to their new locations where they will be assembled by a builder. A modular home is not a mobile home; it is simply a home that is built off-site as opposed to on-site. These homes are often called factory-built homes, system-built or pre-fab homes. Modular and Manufactured homes are NOT the same. Manufactured homes are not placed on permanent foundations. Manufactured homes, sometimes referred to as mobile homes, but are not always mobile homes, can be moved from one location to another. There are specific laws and regulations regarding these relocations. Thanks to publications such as Dwell, the popularity of the modular home is growing.


Where can one view Modular Homes for sale?

One can view modular homes for sale on specialty sites such as MH Bay and Expo Homes. You can also find modular homes for sale on sites such as Craigslist.


Is raw wood used for building modular homes?

Modular homes are built of kiln dried wood.


Are modular homes a good investment?

Modular homes can be a great investment if they are properly maintained and in a nice area.


Who makes the best modular homes?

Wisconsin homes


Is there a stigma on Modular homes?

There is no stigma for modular homes that I know of,but a lot of people are miss informed about modular construction. Most people are confusing mobile homes with modular homes and there is a stigma about mobile homes and mobile home parks. Another confusing part is the term that is used to describe mobile homes. The term "Manufactured Housing" has been adapted by the mobile home industry to alleviate the stigma of mobile homes. Of course uninformed people bundle modular homes in this mix since modular homes are constructed in a manufacturing facility and are transported, but that is where the similarity if any ends.


Are modular homes as good as stick-built?

Modular homes are very sturdy in there construction when they are placed properly on a foundation.


What companies make modular log homes?

Many companies (especially in Canada) make modular log homes. Examples of these are Go Modular Homes, Timberblock, and American Log Crafters. Yankee Barn Post also makes these homes.

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