Manufactured Home Trends in 2023
Most homebuyers wouldn’t recognize today’s beautiful, manufactured homes that look and feel like site-built housing. From backyard ADUs that are used for home offices or guest quarters, to 2,000-plus sq. ft. homes used for weekend getaways or primary residences, today’s manufactured homes have been elevated through better construction and an array of features and designer touches only typically seen in traditional tract homes.
“Every year, we see more features available in manufactured homes, and the trends are really following amenities that are associated with the site-built tract and even custom homes,” said HomeQuest partner and general manager Shane Joffe. “Homebuyers are embracing interior and exterior features that were never before offered in manufactured homes.”
Joffe shares that modern manufactured homes are not only built to stricter HUD code with drywall and better insulation, but they boast dual-paned windows, energy-efficient sidewall options, and more. They are often also constructed better than site-built tract homes since they need to be transported to the lot for installation.
Homebuyers can now choose from sought-after features such as porches, granite or quartz kitchen countertops, farmhouse sinks, upgraded appliances, various upgraded cabinetry and flooring options, elegant lighting fixtures, on-trend barn doors, stand-alone bathtubs, fireplaces, and even attached garages. Walking into a new manufactured home or even virtually touring one online can be eye-opening for a home buyer as they review the light and bright interiors and design options.
HomeQuest offers the largest platform in the country to assist home buyers in custom building their manufactured homes. The easy-to-navigate website allows home buyers to explore the largest database of floorplans available and filter their search by price range, size, and other specs. The array of images and select state-of-the-art virtual tours allow home buyers to conceptualize what their dream home could look like.
HomeQuest has partnered with top manufacturers in the country to help home buyers not only build their perfect unit at a competitive cost but also save them thousands off the Manufactured Suggested Retail Price. Shoppers can browse nearly 100 floorplans for tiny homes and larger manufactured homes from Champion Homes, Silvercrest, Redman Homes, Skyline, Golden West Homes/Clayton, Fleetwood, Karsten Homes, Back Porch Homes, and Virtue Built.
“The variety of floorplans and wide array of amenities and upgrades that home buyers can choose from is just part of the allure of today’s manufactured homes,” said Joffe. “From solid construction to custom designing to shopping from the convenience of a laptop, this is the next generation of home buying.”