SOURCE: Michigan Manufactured Housing Association

Michigan Manufactured Housing Association

June 20, 2013 09:30 ET

Choose a System-Built Home

OKEMOS, MI--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2013) - With Michigan housing market prices rising significantly for the first time since 2008, a system-built home can be an affordable starter home option, with lasting benefits, and room to grow.

According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices, home prices in Michigan have continued to grow since the housing market downturn in 2008 and 2009. With new and used homes on the market in Michigan at increased prices, homeowners are faced with the decision of building new homes, or buying an older home that may require updating. Building a traditional home has many factors which can delay completion and remodeling can be a costly and time consuming endeavor. "Given the uncertainty of fuel prices and the rising cost of living, manufactured houses are great homes for families or those looking to get the most out of their budget," says Chris Hoffman of Little Valley Homes in Cadillac, Mich.

A survey of system-built housing retailers, communities and manufacturers provides us with a positive look into the upcoming year in Michigan. Walter Comer, managing partner of Adventure Homes and Michigan Manufactured Housing Association board member, said, "Business turned around in 2012 and appears to get stronger every month. All sales of our various types of homes are on the rise." Manufactured housing communities are moving in new homes and residents at a steady rate, while housing professionals are selling both starter homes and high end luxury models, with sales almost doubling over last year's numbers.

System-built homes share many of the same features as site-built homes, but cost 10 to 35 percent less per square foot, making it an affordable option for buyers. Manufacturers of system-built homes offer a number of floor plans and features to choose from. The Michigan Manufactured Housing Association provides homebuyers with the tools for purchasing a system-built home. Go to to find a retailer in your area where you can search for homes for communities, homes for private land, and much more! You can also look for retailers with on-site contractors to help make your home ownership dream a reality.

For more information on system-built housing, visit, call 800.551.1315 or contact the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association, 2222 Association Drive, Okemos, MI 48864-5978; 517.349.3300.

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