A manufactured home is the industry’s preferred term to describe a mobile home. Mobile homes are built on permanent metal chassis used to transport the home to the jobsite. The axles and wheels are removed from the frame, which then remains part of the home and is installed on a non-permanent foundation. Mobile homes are built to the much less restrictive “HUD Code” and are exempt from standard state and local building codes. In general, these homes are built to minimal standards and constructed with products of lesser quality than most other homes.
Over time, mobile homes will depreciate in value. Owners cannot build equity on them, and they are not financed by conventional mortgage lenders. Because they are so inexpensive, mobile homes can be deceptive to first-time buyers who are shopping on a limited budget.
Why Wausau Homes is Different
At Wausau Homes, we build affordable homes for all lifestyles, using only quality construction methods and name-brand products. We use our Component Construction process to build according to all state and local building codes. We have over 119 customizable plans priced for almost any budget. Our exclusive pricing software gives you a firm price upfront, ensuring that you never encounter unexpected costs along the way. With Wausau Homes, you can build a home of your dreams that increases in value, even on a limited budget.