If you want to live in a mobile or manufactured home, or you want to try out living in a tiny house without getting too tiny, you have a lot of options about where to build your new home. We found the top real estate markets for manufactured and mobile homes, so you can find the perfect house for your lifestyle.
The Manufactured Homes Lifestyle
These fantastic real estate markets have the most listings for manufactured and modular homes, giving home shoppers the most flexibility when choosing the right floorplan for their lifestyle.
For example, the Houston real estate market, home shoppers have hundreds of manufactured floor plans available to explore. Floor plans for manufactured homes can range, but many are quite large and give homeowners more value per square foot in their home.
Included in the value of manufactured homes of all sizes are green living and luxurious features. Many manufactured home builders are ENERGY STAR partners, so you can save money on your utility bills and protect the planet. When homeowners work with their builder to design their new home they can include high-end finishes like hardwood floors, tiled backsplashes and bathrooms, soaking tubs, granite countertops, and more.
Manufactured: The Goldilocks Home?
Manufactured homes are designed for modern living, with floorplans that fit homeowners just right. But is the right type of home for you?
If you’re thinking about tiny home living, manufactured houses are a great way to try out the lifestyle without having to Marie Kondo all your personal belongings. Smaller manufactured floorplans are about 750 square feet, so you don’t have to pay for a lot of wasted space while still living comfortably in your new home.
Even if a tiny home is too expensive or just isn’t calling your name, manufactured homes are a great alternative to consider.
Home shoppers can easily find floorplans that have the same amount of space as a traditional single-family home. In a true case of having your cake and eating it too, you get to keep all your collections, your entire wardrobe, and furniture that isn’t doll-sized; all without having to clean, heat and cool, or decorate a massive house.
Invest in Your Dream Home
Buying a manufactured house provides you with a great opportunity to invest in homeownership. This is especially true for first-time homeowners or renters as it can help build equity in a piece of property before building their forever home. Retirees can enjoy a comfortably sized, newly built house without waiting on the construction process. All home shoppers will love the luxurious features built into modern floor plans for manufactured homes.
Top Markets for Manufactured & Modular Homes
Start shopping for your new modular or manufactured home today. To help get you started, here is a list of the top 20 real estate markets that currently have an abundant amount of listings for manufactured homes.
- Houston, TX
- Knoxville, TN
- Charleston, NC
- Johnson City-Bristol, TN
- Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC
- Chattanooga, TN
- Lexington, KY
- Fayetteville, AK
- Charlotte, NC
- Dallas, TX
- Huntington-Ashland, WV
- Jackson, MS
- Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
- Columbus, OH
- Louisville, KY
- Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
- San Antonio, TX
- St. Louis, MO
- Richmond-Petersburg, VA
- Baton Rouge, LA
Why These Markets are Popular for Manufactured Homes
Why is there a boom of manufactured homes in these real estate markets?
Almost all of NewHomeSource’s top markets for manufactured housing are experiencing massive growth in most types of housing. However, with the markets listed above, we have seen a specific and growing interest in manufactured or modular houses from home shoppers looking to invest in a great location without sacrificing affordability or great fixtures and finishes.
These markets are also in locations where land is readily available and inexpensive. Affordable land helps keep the price of building a new home on your own lot down for cost-conscious buyers. Building a manufactured home on budget-friendly land around thriving metropolitan areas also works for home shoppers that want to invest in a new house in a more pastoral setting than a more common master planned community.
Start your journey to homeownership today with NewHomeSource. Find the perfect manufactured or modular home for your lifestyle where you want to live.
After graduating in 2016 from The University of Texas with a degree in English, Sanda Brown became a content writer for the BDX with a focus on website copy and content marketing.
At the BDX, Sanda helps write and edit articles on NewHomeSource.com, writes website copy for builders, and manages a team of freelancers that work on additional content needs.