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Manufactured Homes vs Modular Homes

What are the differences between Manufactured and Modular Homes?

Both types of housing are built in a controlled environment, and is often difficult to tell the difference.

 


Manufactured Homes

What is a Manufactured Home?
A manufactured home, sometimes referred to as a mobile home, is built in accordance with federal building code set by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Manufactured homes are found both within communities that were developed for this type of housing, and on private property that is zoned for manufactured homes. 

 

Modular Homes

What is a Modular Home?
A modular home is built in accordance with the Florida State Building Code, the same building codes that govern a traditional site-built home.

Modular homes have many advantages and can be constructed on any residential town lot that is not deed restricted.  Modular homes qualify for the same conventional mortgage loans and insurance rates.

Since modular homes are constructed in a factory and transported to the site, up to 15% more lumber is used in construction than a site-built home; thus, adding strength to the structure of the home.