NADAguides.com is not aware of any rating systems for manufactured or modular homes. As with all homes, site-built or factory-built, there are many qualities of construction.Manufactured and modular homes have a distinct advantage in that the products used to produce the home have had minimal exposure to seasonal elements; they are constructed indoors. In addition, they are built to a Federal building code.
From this base Federal standard, the manufacturers may choose to build a lower end starter home; allowing the home to be the most affordable to the consumer. Or, they may choose to build a higher end home, in many cases taking on the look of a site-built home. New home values can range from the $15-20,000 range to $250,000 and up.
The most important thing a consumer can do is spend time investigating. Purchasing a home may be one of the biggest purchases they ever make!
Some organizations that can assist the consumer with this investigation are:
- The National and Regional Associations for Manufactured Housing
- The State Association for Manufactured Housing
- State contractors licensing board
- State manufactured housing licensing board
- Better Business Bureau - Investigate the manufacturers, dealers, installation company, etc.