What are factory-built homes?


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A factory-built home is a housing unit that is constructed almost entirely at a factory facility and shipped to the lot location where it is erected or installed. Manufactured, modular and mobile homes are distinctly different in their construction.

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Manufactured homes comply with the Title 6 construction standard of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's code. A modular home is factory-built to a specific state code, and mobile homes are not constructed to a uniform standard. The classification of a factory-built home can affect where the home can be located, the type of financing for which it is eligible and tax liabilities.

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