There Is Difference Between a
HUD MANUFACTURED HOME and a
Just to clear the air for those unwary folks that aren't quite sure how to differentiate between a "HUD MANUFACTURED HOME & A MODULAR HOME I thought it might be time to dig through some of my archives and offer up important information that every real estate professional, lender, title & escrow company, contractor, home buyer, home seller and homeowner should know about before entering into any 'FACTORY BUILT' HOME deal.
There's a lot of mis-information and/or dis-information in the real estate community on this subject and we just want to help set the record straight in an effort to prevent folks from becoming victims, or worse, getting involved with a messy, costly and time consuming lawsuit.
The photo below is a "HUD MANUFACTURED HOME"
The photo to the left is a "MODULAR HOME"
For those who may have missed Parts 1-3 please take a
few moments to review should you have any interest in
"FACTORY BUILT HOUSING".
In Part 1 we discussed the
difference between an
"RV", "Park Model" and a "
HUD Manufactured Home".
Part 2 we discussed the difference
a "TRAVEL TRAILER" and a
In Part 3 w discussed the difference between a Pre HUD "MOBILEHOME"and a HUD "MANUFACTURED HOME".
Now for the 4th Part in this series.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. What you see in the two photos above is exactly what you could see on a private lot or parcel in Anywhere, USA. Contrary to popular belief both a HUD Manufactured and Modular Home could very well go down the same assembly line in any factory and often times do.
- Both are available in one and two story floor plans although MODULAR structures can be multiple stories
- Both are available in myriad multiple sections and come in a variety of shape and sizes.
- Both have virtually the same choices of architectural detail i.e. curvilinear, pop outs, roof line options, T, L and even U shapes can be designed to meet just about any design challenge found in "SITE BUILT" homes.
- Both can have garages albeit HUD MANUFACTURED HOMES do require an alteration permit if the garage is to be attached. Or you can give it the appearance of being attached by unitizing it with flashing, siding and trim details.
- Both are available with the same array of flooring, wall & window covering, counter top, appliance and fixture choices throughout.
- Both can be prepped for tile, shake, composite, or any of the same roofing choices that site built homes use.
- Both can be sided with anything the designer chooses including stucco albeit the sections are shipped stucco ready and the stucco is applied on site.
- Both are available with drywall interiors.
- You can also design and build a hybrid super structure over a HUD MANUFACTURED HOME and conjoin two floors with an enclosed stairwell
- and then unitize the two so they look like one dwelling
So now that you know
what can be done with
either a HUD
MANUFACTURED or a
MODULAR HOME. Here's
the legal definition of both
a HUD MANUFACTURED
HOME and a
What is a Manufactured Home?
“Manufactured Homes” are single-family dwellings manufactured in a factory to preemptive federal construction standards. Available designs range from low priced single section homes known as “singlewides,” to upscale homes manufactured in several sections, and even multi-story homes. Shown at the right is a model designed for placement on a foundation with the garage constructed after the installation of the three-section home.
- A HUD MH is transported on steel chassis which is never removed
- HUD MH's are transported on their own running gear i.d. wheels, axles, towing tongue, hitch and running lights which are removed during the set up and installation.
- HUD MH's are set up on a series of steel pier and jack assemblies or concrete blocks with wood, plastic or poured in place concrete footings.
- Today's California Housing and Community Development Departments (HCD), now requires that an "ENGINEERED TIE DOWN SYSTEM" (ETS) be installed on any new or reset MOBILE or MANUFACTURED HOME.
- Finally a MANUFACTURED HOME will have metal HUD TAGS aka INSIGNIA'S, DECALS, LABELS posted on the rear left of each section. The home will also have a "COMPLIANCE" certificate posted on the inside of the home in various places depending on the manufacturer
What is a
Just to dispel the notion that HUD MANUFACTURED HOMES are only available in one story single family homes there are also “Multi-Unit Manufactured Housing”.
"A 'multifamily manufactured home' is a structure manufactured in one or more transportable sections to form two or more dwelling units into a single structure when installed. Multifamily manufactured homes may be used as a duplex, a dormitory, a hotel, efficiency units, or apartments, installed on a support system or foundation system. Depending on the situation, it may be required to comply with state and/or federal accessibility requirements."
- They must conform to the same local, state and regional building codes as homes built on-site.
- They are treated the same by appraisers, lenders, title companies, etc. as
homes built on-site and are easily refinance-able. They are easily customized
albeit today's HUD MANUFACTURED HOMES are as well.
- They can be designed in multi-story (as much as several stories aka mid-rises), multi-family, residential or commercial apartments, condos, offices, mid-rise motels, etc.
- A study by FEMA found that modular homes withstood the wind and water from Hurricane Andrew better than most other homes in the area. They take less time to construct than site-built homes, are more energy-efficient, and generally cost less.
FACTORY BUILT "Modular" & "Manufactured"
construction projects are fast becoming a very
economical, fast and efficient way to develop multi-
story Hotel and Resort Properties.
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