Questions Answered About Mobile Homes 4 Less

Manufactured homes, formerly called mobile homes, are built in a factory.

Each home built in California conforms to the US government’s Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (HUD code), rather than to building codes enforced at the home’s destination. Each home or segment of a home is labeled with a red tag that is the manufacturer’s guarantee the home was built to conform to the HUD code.

Manufactured homes in California are built on a non-removable steel chassis and transported to the building site on their own wheels.

May I put my manufactured home in California on any lot or tract of land?

No, not on any lot or tract of land. Some communities and developments do not allow manufactured housing. Research local zoning ordinances, deed restrictions, restrictive covenants, and other similar documents before purchasing land for a manufactured home.

May I move my manufactured home to another location?

Yes, but make sure you use a transport company that is familiar with the laws for moving such structures. You should also consider the zone for which the manufactured home was originally constructed. Never move a manufactured home to a zone with more restrictive wind, thermal, or roof load requirements than the zone for which it was built. Check the data plate for zoning information.

Climate differences and the cost of moving your manufactured home might make it more practical to sell it and purchase another at your new location.

Who will finance my manufactured home?

Great news! Many manufactured homes are financed with a retail installment contract, available through the retailer that sells you the home. Many lenders will grant a conventional mortgage for manufactured homes, but will likely require that the home is placed on a permanent foundation. Manufactured homes are eligible for FHA and VA home loans.

Is my new manufactured home covered by warranty?

Most manufacturers offer a warranty that covers the home and its systems during a stated warranty period. Some appliances may be covered by their own warranties. Before you purchase a manufactured home, find out which items are covered by warranty, who offers the warranty, and how warranty repairs are performed.

Were your questions answered? If you need more information contact USModular, Inc., experts in manufactured housing!


Manufactured Home Buying Tips

Manufactured home designs range from the bare basics to top-of-the-line luxury so you can easily find a home that meets your needs and price range. With the right research and knowledge, you can find the best home at the best price, and walk away from the experience with a smile.

The United States Census Bureau calculated the average price per square foot for a manufactured home in to be $41.97.

Compare that to the $86.30 per square foot for a traditional site-built home and you’ll see why the homes are such a great choice.

Buying a manufactured home is  fairly simple, and somewhat similar, to buying a stick-built home. One major difference is the fact that you will be going to a dealer instead of a real estate agent.


While looking at homes you will find many options and styles available, know the features you consider most important. Do you need three bedrooms or can you go with two? Will you need the gourmet kitchen upgrade?

The home you ultimately choose should meet most of the features you listed before you visited the first home.


Researching manufactured home floor plans and features online can help you narrow down the homes to a manageable list. Certain features and upgrades can increase the life span of the home and help with resale value such as:

Shingled roofing


Pitched roof

2×6 Framing on 16″ centers

Exterior sheathing

Vinyl siding

Shutoff valves at all water sources

Real wood flooring, as opposed to particle board

Once you have chosen the home, you will need to decide on the transporters, installers, and finishing carpenters. Dealerships will often have one company they use but you should research those companies just as you would any contractor.

Buying a manufactured home is an exciting time for anyone and there are a lot of things you will have to consider. Knowing how the process works and what to expect during the sale can help you make the best buying decision.

Contact the experts at USModular, Inc.  We will guide you in selecting the manufactured home you have been dreaming about!


Mobiles Homes 4 Less in California

Formerly referred to as mobile homes, modern manufactured homes have many more options than in past years when the original mobile homes which were constructed in a factory and brought to locations for the GIs returning home from World War II. Modern Manufactured homes of today are still built in a factory, but these are now high tech completely climate controlled environments, and today’s Modern Manufactured Homes are built as well as conventional stick-built homes. They can range in size from as little as 640 to 2640 square feet and more. They are available in non, partial, or full finished drywall with a full range of exterior, interior, window flooring and appliance options. Even Cathedral ceilings, gourmet kitchens and elegant baths can be built. Two stories are available for those long, skinny lots by the beach or tree filled lots in the mountains.

Manufactured homes conform to the U.S. government’s Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, otherwise known as HUD code. The HUD code requires manufactured homes to be built on a steel chassis, which is non-removable. They are transported to the building site on their own wheels, in one or two sections depending on the width of the home, and joined by construction professionals. They can be placed on a permanent foundation if desired. Manufactured homes are typically built for Mobile Home Parks – but can be also placed on private property in California.

Contact Mobile Homes 4 Less to build a modern manufactured home in California.