Owning a home is the dream of most Americans. The comfort of knowing that the home is yours, the joys of owning rather than renting, and the equity that comes with home ownership, all play a part in shaping this American dream.
However, many American’s feel it will only ever be a dream as the cost of housing continues to climb. While it is good for the economy to have increasing property values, it makes it harder and harder for many people to own a house.
That is because they haven’t seen the many benefits that come with manufactured homes.
7 Benefits of Manufactured Homes
This list could take pages and pages. We have kept it to 7 so you aren’t lost in a sea of information. If you want to learn more about the benefits of manufactured homes, then give us a call at 406-256-0240.
When most people thinking of buying a home in Billings, MT, they immediately think the cost is prohibitively high. And that may be true when looking at traditionally built homes; which have an average price of $208,000. Manufactured homes are not traditionally built homes. Since they are not built on site, the construction costs are diminished, and the home can be sold for much less. Prices range from $2,000 for a previously enjoyed mobile, to $190,000 for a custom built manufactured home.
If you were to purchase a lot of land, and hire a construction company to build you a house, you would be looking at a process that takes 9 months to a year. Organizing a crew to go to your location every day is a time consuming process. However, manufactured homes have systems in place to greatly improve that speed. How much faster? Many homes can be built, shipped, and installed in 1 to 3 months. That’s three to twelve times faster than a traditionally built home.
Manufactured homes don’t all look the same. If you come to our lot and take a tour of what we have available today, you will see a wide variety of homes for sale. Add in the fact that we can custom build a home for you, and your choices are essentially endless. Don’t think that just because it is manufactured means it is cookie cutter. Every home is unique.
Because manufactured homes are built “in a factory” rather than on site, means that they are built durably. It also means that there are special measures put in place to make sure they go over and above the requirements to be labeled energy efficient. If you buy an old house in Billings, you will likely have high heating bills to show for it. If you buy a new manufactured home, your utility bills will be much lower.
Few traditionally built homes come with warranties. There is just so much that can go wrong, the builder doesn’t want to put himself at risk with a warranty. But because manufactured homes are built in a controlled environment, you can have a warranty to give you peace of mind. Depending on the brand, your warranty can be seven years from the point of purchase.
If you have read personal finance blogs, you know that there is a big debate on which is better: rent or own. Renters claim not worrying about maintenance is the way to go; owners claim you need the equity. Why not get the best of both worlds? With a manufactured home you get a warranty that ensures everything will work, you get the lower costs associated with renting, and you get to build equity in your own home.
Most people buy houses that are already built. This means they have to not only settle for the location of town, but also the location of the home on the lot. Manufactured homes give you many more choices. You get to choose where the home goes, where on the lot it is settled, and if for some reason it doesn’t work out, you can take your home with you when you move.
Come to Big Sky Homes to See How Great Manufactured Homes Are
Here at Big Sky Homes, we have a wide variety for you to view. But don’t think that you’re limited to just what you see! Every one of our homes can be customized, and updated to your exact specifications. There are hundreds of homes for sale in Billings, MT. Why settle for something that someone else designed and created? Create your own home, for less than what it would cost to have someone else do that for you.
Check out our “showroom” at 750 Parkway Lane just off Laurel Road.