…in value than manufactured homes do. This is not because the manufactured home has less real value. It’s because there is a fear that manufactured homes are somehow inferior, and that stick-built homes are superior in build. They are not. As with the stock market, this has more to do with belief and perception in the market place than wi…
In fact, they can be, though not usually the fault of the home, but rather from sloppy work by the on-site installers.
I live in an over-55 community of manufactured homes. Each home was shipped here in two or more parts and assembled by local workers. While the home I bought is properly installed, that has not been the case throughout the community and improper procedures have caused serious problems for some homeowners.
If you do buy a manufactured home, make sure that you hire experienced contractors for the installation and verify that with a qualified inspector after it is assembled.