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What are the advantages of buying a manufactured house?

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Some of the advantages of a manufactured home are affordability and the ability to have control over the building process. The average price of a manufactured home is $62,600 compared to a single family home at $272,200, as of 2015.

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The speed of construction is another advantage of a manufactured home. In most cases, by the time a manufactured home arrives at the building site, it is already 90 percent built, which allows people to move into the home more quickly. These homes are also advantageous thanks to their design. For instance, people choosing a manufactured home can choose the same features of a single family home, including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors.

Another benefit of manufactured homes is the energy savings, as most are outfitted with EnergyStar appliances. These appliances can help people save as much as 55 percent on energy costs. Amenities are also an advantage of these homes over single family homes thanks to soaker bathtubs, walk-in closets and bay windows. Since these homes are often found in communities filled with other people who have manufactured homes, many people see the sense of community as a benefit, too. A person also does not usually have to worry about maintaining their manufactured home, as most communities do this for everyone.

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