SOURCE: Michigan Manufactured Housing Association
OKEMOS, MI--(Marketwired - Apr 5, 2013) - First time homebuyers in Michigan have many decisions to make. Location, schools, furniture, price tag; the checklist can become pages in length. The first question buyers are faced with, "Do I buy an older home, or construct my ideal home from scratch?" With the Michigan housing market back on the rise, it can be difficult finding the home that meets your requirements. When you've done all the compromising that can be done, but still are not happy, you can turn to building the home of your dreams from scratch.
If you've decided to build a new home, it can be shocking to learn that according to the National Association of Home Builders 2011 survey of new home cost, your dream home could cost upwards of $240,000. Walter Comer, managing partner of Adventure Homes and Michigan Manufactured Housing Association board member, has the answer. "Everybody is entitled to a nice place to live. When you buy a home, you are entitled to one that you love and enjoy, and are proud of. You shouldn't have to go and buy an expensive, custom site-built home to get the comforts and luxuries of life, and that is where manufactured housing comes in."
According to Statistical Surveys, more than 1,700 new manufactured homes have been added in Michigan from 2010 and 2012. The U.S. Census Bureau reports the average cost for construction of a manufactured home is $57,100. Manufactured homes in Michigan are affordable, customizable, and take considerably less time to be move-in ready, making them ideal for first time home buyers.
If you are looking to build a system-built home of your very own, but don't know where to start, the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association can help! Go to www.michhome.org to find a retailer in your area where you can search by city or zip code. To narrow the search results, select from retailer offerings such as: homes for communities, homes for private land, and much more! You can also look for on-site contractors to help make your home ownership dream a reality.
For more information on system-built housing, visit www.michhome.org, call 800.551.1315 or contact the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association, 2222 Association Drive, Okemos, MI 48864-5978; 517.349.3300.