Areas of Michigan We Serve
Looking for your forever home in Michigan? A manufactured or modular home may be just what you’ve been looking for: a quality home that’s energy efficient, lower cost than a traditional build, and may be able to be placed on private property. If you haven’t looked at manufactured or modular homes lately, you may be surprised by the choices available.
With over 40 years of experience, Preferred Homes provides 29 counties in West Michigan with modular homes and manufactured homes. Our expert knowledge and exceptional service will make moving into your forever home easier and quicker than you could have imagined.
Modular and Manufactured Homes on Private Property
Do you have private property that you want to place a modular or manufactured home on? Placing a home on private property is possible, depending on the rules and zoning laws of the specific area in which you own property.
The experts at Preferred Homes can provide you with more information on placing modular or manufactured homes on private property. The Preferred team is happy to help homebuyers determine if their lot is usable for a home and how local rules and zoning laws might affect their home project.
- St. Joseph
- Van Buren
Community Home Parks
Looking for a community park to place your modular or manufactured home? Take advantage of the community home park amenities and have less yard maintenance. Preferred Homes places homes in community parks in the following counties:
- Van Buren
Your Preferred Michigan Home Builder
Preferred Homes is an expert in Michigan modular and manufactured homes. With more than 40 years of experience in serving Michigan families, we understand the advantage of buying manufactured and modular homes in Michigan, and we can guide you through the process so that you can find your forever home.
Our expertise in placing manufactured and modular homes in Michigan means that we understand the unique aspects of Michigan weather and soil that could impact your home. As a Michigan company, Preferred Homes knows what it’s like to buy—and live—in Michigan. We’ll use that expertise and knowledge to help you make the best decision about your home.
Preferred offers comprehensive services and can handle the design, construction, and transportation of each modular or manufactured home. In addition, Preferred Homes offers the ability to add garages, walk-out basements, and decks to your home—often with better build quality, lower prices, and a quicker build than traditional homes.
Affordable, High-Quality Homes
You want a space that feels like home. Modular buildings are created with impeccable quality—and at a lower price point than traditional builds! Modular homes allow families of many different budgets to acquire a beautiful, energy-efficient forever home.
Manufactured vs. Modular Homes: What’s the Difference?
If you’re looking for affordable homes in Michigan, you may be wondering what the differences are between manufactured and modular homes. Both can help you turn your home buying dream into reality, but knowing the differences between the two will help you make the best choice for you and your family.
Both manufactured and modular homes have changed a lot over the years, and if you haven’t taken a closer look lately, you might be surprised at the quality of factory-built homes. They can also be constructed and installed on your property more quickly than a traditionally built home—imagine moving into your new home in just weeks instead of months (or even years).
Manufactured and modular homes have some similarities, such as being constructed in environment-controlled factories. On-site assembly for both may take just a few days (or less!). They also tend to be more energy efficient than traditional homes, and there is less waste produced when creating them.
Manufactured Homes, Explained
Manufactured homes are built on a permanent steel frame and are transported via the homes’ own wheels and axles. A few other aspects of manufactured homes to keep in mind:
- They are sometimes financed differently than traditional or modular homes.
- They do not always require a crawl space. They may be able to be placed on a slab or piers.
- It is possible to buy pre-owned or leased homes.
- Single wide manufactured homes begin at 747 sq. feet and 14’ wide.
- Double wide manufactured homes begin at 1120 sq. feet and 27’ wide.
- There are sometimes regulations about placing a manufactured home on private property.
Modular Homes, Explained
Modular homes are assembled on-site after being transported from the factory on steel carriers. A few other aspects of modular homes to know:
- They are not restricted by building or zoning regulations.
- They are viewed as a traditional home when it comes to financing.
- They are always put on a permanent foundation, such as a crawlspace or basement.
- When they are appraised, they are compared to other site-built homes in the area.
- They come in many different sizes and configurations.
- They are permanent, so not generally available as “used.”
Not sure which one is right for you? Talk to the experts at Preferred Homes to learn more about which option is the best for you and your family. Our industry experts can guide you through the buying process and help you find the home that meets your requirements and needs.