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How Long Do Manufactured Homes Last?

By Preferred Homes / April 22, 2024 /

Explore how long manufactured homes last, plus the factors that impact their longevity if you’re considering purchasing one in Michigan.

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Michigan Manufactured Homes: A Primer on Buying and Moving

By Preferred Homes / September 27, 2023 /

Michigan’s manufactured homes are a more accessible way to become a homeowner. Here is everything potential manufactured home buyers in Michigan should know.

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Hack the Housing Market with Michigan Mobile Homes

By Scott / August 31, 2023 /

Michigan’s mobile homes are a great way to get started as a property owner in the Great Lakes State. Learn more about buying manufactured homes in Michigan.

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Can I Airbnb a Manufactured Home in Michigan?

By Avalanche Web Team / May 22, 2023 /

Airbnb Your Manufactured Home in Michigan Manufactured and prefab homes can make excellent Airbnb rentals in Michigan. While not all areas of Michigan allow short-term rentals, areas in West Michigan do. If you own a manufactured home and are considering renting it out for short-term rentals on Airbnb, there are several things that you should…

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How Much Does It Cost to Move a Manufactured Home?

By Scott / April 27, 2023 /

If you love your home but would like to move, you might be wondering: how much does it cost to move a manufactured home? We’ll answer your questions.

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Putting a Manufactured Home on Your Own Land

By Scott / March 28, 2023 /

Putting a manufactured home on your own land can be a long and complex process if done on your own. But the staff at Preferred are here to help!

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Everything You Need to Know About Prefab Homes

By Scott / February 27, 2023 /

If you’re looking for an affordable, flexible, and comfortable new home, a prefab home is an excellent choice. Given the unexpected parts of today’s economy, a prefabricated home is a great way to know what you’re getting up front, with no surprises. After you’ve learned more about prefab homes, be sure to reach out to…

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Manufactured Vacation Homes on Waterfront Property

By Scott / February 6, 2023 /

Looking for a way to afford luxury waterfront homes? Manufactured vacation homes offer breathtaking views and exquisite architectural design at a lower cost.

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Enjoy Living in Senior Manufactured Home Communities

By Scott / December 10, 2022 /

One of the easiest ways to enjoy retirement is living in senior manufactured home communities. See why Preferred Homes is perfect for seniors.

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How to Buy a Manufactured Home and Land

By Scott / November 20, 2022 /

If you’re looking to learn how to buy a manufactured home and land, Preferred Homes has the guide for you. We’re happy to help with zoning, financing, and more.

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How Much Does a Manufactured Home Cost?

By Scott / November 10, 2022 /

What can determine manufactured home cost? It’s time to examine the average manufactured home price, how to get manufactured home loans, and more.

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Accessorize Your Manufactured Home with Porches

By Scott / August 31, 2022 /

How to Add a Porch on a Modular Home Preferred Homes is a leading provider of modular and manufactured homes. For those considering purchasing one of these popular housing solutions, there are many ways to accessorize and customize your home. One increasingly common method is the addition of a porch.  Throughout all of history, so…

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A Guide to Luxury Manufactured Homes

By Scott / August 29, 2022 /

What Is a Luxury Manufactured Home? Luxury manufactured homes are built specifically to your needs and preferences by Preferred Homes. Manufactured homes are the future of luxury home building and provide opportunities for customization at more affordable price points than traditional construction methods. Manufactured homes are: Built on a permanent steel frame: These homes are…

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Affordable Prefab Homes Make Mortgage-Free Living a Reality

By Scott / July 9, 2022 /

Live Affordably with Prefabricated Homes Preferred Homes is passionate about providing affordable homes to Michigan residents. We understand that mortgages can be burdensome financially, even devastating to some families. More people are seeking ways to gain financial freedom and lessen the stress load that comes with mortgages. Our company is dedicated to guiding new homeowners…

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Manufactured Home vs. Mobile Home: What’s the Difference?

By Scott / July 9, 2022 /

Are Manufactured Homes the Same as Mobile Homes? Both manufactured homes and mobile homes are factory-built, prefabricated home structures. Both of these options can be made semi-permanent with tie-downs, but they are not the same. At Preferred Homes, we offer modern, custom manufactured homes. Our homes look and function as traditionally built homes, but come…

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Can I Put a Manufactured Home on My Property?

By Scott / December 21, 2021 /

Wondering if you can place a manufactured home on your property? Probably—though it depends on your local land usage laws and building ordinances.

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Can You Attach a Garage to a Manufactured Home?

By Preferred Homes / December 1, 2021 /

Did you know that you can add a garage to a manufactured home? Look no further, Preferred Homes is here to help.

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Schult Manufactured Homes Overview & Buyers Guide

By Scott / September 29, 2021 /

Schult is a subsidiary brand of Clayton Homes and is a trusted name in the manufactured and model home industry. Since 1934, Schult homes have become almost synonymous with quality and are well-respected due to their superior craftsmanship and value-based pricing. Millions of families have chosen Schult for their prefab home of choice and as…

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Adventure Manufactured Homes Review and Buyers Guide

By Scott / August 24, 2021 /

Interested in an Adventure Home? Our helpful guide can help you decide. We cover customer reviews, pricing, the best models & more!

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Clayton Manufactured Homes Review and Buyers Guide

By Scott / June 16, 2021 /

Clayton Homes offer a wide variety of home types, including Clayton manufactured homes. These homes range from small houses to duplexes and more. With multiple customizable features available and a significant focus on green building practices, these homes can help you achieve your dream home within your budget. Preferred Homes offers several Clayton models, so…

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Comparing Mobile Homes vs. Tiny Homes

By Scott / May 9, 2021 /

If the time has come to downsize, you may be deciding between a mobile home and a tiny home. Small trailer homes have always been a traditional choice for those who need less space, but mini mobile homes have gained popularity in recent years. So which one is better?  The tiny house vs. mobile home…

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Single Wide Homes for Sale in Grand Rapids, MI

By Scott / January 20, 2021 /

Single Wide Manufactured Homes Available in Michigan What Is a Single Wide Home? Single wides are pre-manufactured homes that are built in a single section before being transported as a whole to their intended destination.  How Big Is a Single Wide? Single wides are by definition smaller than double wides, but they still offer lots…

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Double Wide Manufactured Homes for Sale in Grand Rapids, Michigan

By Scott / November 22, 2020 /

Our double wide modular and manufactured homes for sale in Grand Rapids, Michigan provide luxury at an affordable cost. Learn more about our manufactured homes.

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Preparing Your Land for a Manufactured Home

By Scott / November 30, 2018 / Comments Off on Preparing Your Land for a Manufactured Home

If you choose to develop your own area of land for your manufactured home property, there are a few things you should know.

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Additional Costs to Consider When Building a Manufactured Home

By Scott / October 30, 2018 / Comments Off on Additional Costs to Consider When Building a Manufactured Home

The design, layout, and features meet all of the required specs, however, there are elements you may not expect with your manufactured home cost.

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How Well-Insulated are Modular and Manufactured Homes?

By Scott / September 30, 2018 / Comments Off on How Well-Insulated are Modular and Manufactured Homes?

With cooler temperatures coming in this autumn and winter, you will need to know about modular home insulation and R-values.

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Building a New Home vs. Remodeling

By Scott / August 31, 2018 / Comments Off on Building a New Home vs. Remodeling

You’ve seen hundreds of homes refurbished on TV. Well, consider the alternative to remodeling, and instead building a modular home.

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Manufactured Homes Make an Affordable Housing Option

By Scott / July 31, 2018 / Comments Off on Manufactured Homes Make an Affordable Housing Option

The affordable housing market has become much more stringent for those moving into Grand Rapids metro. Don’t let your search be a struggle.

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Financing the Home of Your Dreams

By Scott / March 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Financing the Home of Your Dreams

Manufactured Home Financing Options. Similar to traditional mortgages, financing options for your mobile or manufactured home will depend on your eligibility as a borrower. However, lenders also consider the type, location, and age of the house.

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Need to Move a Manufactured Home?

By Scott / February 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Need to Move a Manufactured Home?

Though there are those who still refer to them as mobile homes, manufactured homes are not quite as easy to move as their predecessors were. A lot has changed between then and now. You need a manufactured home transporter.

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