Home Buying Guide

Factory Built Homes – How to Buy the Perfect House for You

Factory Built homes are an excellent housing option for all potential homeowners, whether they are looking to buy their first home, upsize from their present home, looking for something more modern and energy efficient, or trying to find a home for their retirement. This is because today’s factory built homes are quality crafted structures that deliver better overall value and energy efficiency than site-built properties. If you’re considering a factory built home for your next residence, the many options you have for its location, floor plan, financing, and other considerations may make the process seem overwhelming. However, the process is made easier when you’re able to gather the information you need from the right resources.

There are two important steps to take when considering factory built homes as a housing option:

  • Learn about the industry – You’ll need to gain insight on deciding between different housing types, choosing homeowners insurance, attaining financing, hiring contractors and service providers, getting the proper building permits and permissions, and more. From there, you can make an informed decision about what type of factory built home is right for you.
  • Make the necessary decisions about your home – If you decide to buy a factory built home, you’ll have a whole set of decisions to make, such as where to place the home, whether you want to buy or lease the land, who will build the home, and what floor plan will work best for you, among other choices.

The process of learning about factory built homes and buying a factory built home is made easier with assistance from the Manufactured Housing Industry of Arizona (MHIA), an organization founded to promote the best-built homes in America. Our members include builders of factory built homes, community developers and owners, retail sales centers, financial institutions, contractors, suppliers, and others who can provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions throughout the home-buying process. Our website will help connect you with one or more MHIA members who can help you get the high-quality factory built home of your dreams built to your exact specifications at an affordable price.

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