Why Do Californians Love Manufactured Homes?

Think you know about the manufactured home market in California? Let’s find out.

Question One: How many manufactured homes are there in the state?

A. 100,000
B. 300,000
C. More than 500,000

The answer is ‘C’ – California has more than 508,000 manufactured homes, the fourth highest number in the nation.

Lower Cost, But Not Lower Quality

In a state where home prices are higher than in most of the nation, value is certainly one of the reasons more buyers are looking at manufactured homes. Quality models from award-winning companies such as Silvercrest and Skyline can be purchased for thousands less than traditional homes. 

And yet, some may be concerned that with a price that much lower than site-built, the savings also means that you are settling for something less than what traditional homes provide. But nothing could be further from the truth.

One reason for the difference in price is the rising cost of building materials. Combine that with construction costs and a tight labor market, and it may cost three times as much now to build a home on-site as it would to assemble a comparable home in a factory-controlled environment. And those increased costs are inevitably passed along to the consumer.

Once both homes are up, however, you won’t notice any differences. Both look great from the outside and, depending on the chosen floor plan, will offer a spacious interior with the kinds of amenities that turn a house into a home. And with manufactured homes the savings continue even after you move in, thanks to the EnergyStar appliances and other green features that lower your monthly power bill.

Ma Williams has helped customers throughout Southern California into the home of their dreams. Whether you wish to live close to the city or out in the country, there are locations zoned for manufactured housing that will fit your lifestyle. Come visit us and check out some of the models and floor plans available.

Questions? Talk to a Ma Williams representative today!