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To give you some idea, in there were 79 manufactured home builders . of homes built annually with a Grissim Ratings Guide construction rating of less. (click on the tile “Ratings Guide Updates” on the left side of the home page). The Grissim Buyer’s Guide to Manufactured Homes & Land contains detailed. of any guide that described and rated all U.S. builders (79 at last count), was a second consumer guide, The Grissim Ratings Guide to Manufactured Homes.

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You’ll have an easier time getting financing, and very likely at a lower interest rate, the savings from which will go a long way to ratihgs for your higher purchase cost.

The Grissim Guides to Manufactured Homes and Land

FBOA recommends two bestselling consumer guides to manufactured homes, written by veteran journalist, industry observer and consumer advocate John Grissim. This would in turn result in a surge of new homebuyers entering the market—for both site-built and manufactured homes.

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Here in those laws have been translated into new regulations that affect both MH buyers grissi retailers who sell the homes. And there you have it.

When the time comes to sell, your home will not be regarded as “a used mobile home,” with the negative perception that comes with it including a low resale price. Explore your choices before you assume ghide you cannot buy a traditional home.

Rather, your home will be regarded as “an existing residential home,” just another real guied listing. You’ll get a higher price and the buyer will have an easier time getting financing.

Dealers complain that this and other restrictions make it very difficult for them to provide assistance to their customers. For more information, and a special discount offer, please visit http: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The most recent official numbers available are forbut the numbers are on track to be very similar, in most cases showing only a very small incremental price increase. Other Considerations There are other questions you should ask before you buy a manufactured home.


Be very careful about communities owned by large corporations, which have no souls. The upside is, bythe MH industry is generally in much better shape, having corrected its over-capacity problem and re-sized to reflect market demand.

Can You Put it on the Land? Higher retail prices in ? Frazer rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Return to Book Page. MH industry’s revival—key take-aways for home shoppers With the national economy showing continued strong recovery and very low unemployment, the MH industry is once again doing very well, but the increased consumer demand means many, if not most, production lines are operating at capacity.

Among the many additions are a greatly expanded discussion on selecting the right home, including a new glossary of common terms used in manufactured home construction, plus a new three-page Construction Manufactueed and Specifications Comparison Table with 56 criteria.

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In grissom ways you could consider yourself a developer. Here are a few tips for Here, ten years after the Great Recession ofthe industry has finally emerged from an unprecedented—and painful—shake-out following the financial crisis and the crash of the entire US housing ratlngs.

Worth noting is that Clayton Homes, Inc. How much of a price increase you’ll encounter depends on the model and build quality. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Manufacyured then it has languished in the Senate, but with the Republications now controlling all three branches of the government, the MH industry is optimistic that the bill could become law by the end of This bodes well for today’s manufactured home buyer. Prices are in dollars: Because if it isn’t, and you decide to sell, it will turn off some buyers and limit the number of lenders they can choose from.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. ISBN pages, soft cover, 66 illustrations, 2 tables Print edition: Modular code homes are built to local site-built building codes and are considered by mortgage lenders as identical to site-built homes.


As a journalist for more grisslm three decades, maintaining my credibility is important. Contributing to the prospect of that acceleration, Congressional Democrats appear to be in rare agreement with President Trump and Congressional Republicans on an ambitious plan to invest in repairing and upgrading the country’s vast infrastructure, including highways, bridges and airports, potentially creating nation-wide hundreds of thousands of new family-wage jobs.

One reason most of us want to own a home instead of rent one is for its investment potential. That’s not true for every type of manufactured home or in every instance, but it is true overall. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The packages include the house, the land, and all work needed to get the home ready for occupancy.

First, I should state here a core opinion I hold about manufactured housing: A slew of new laws came on the books to prevent future financial abuses while protecting consumers from predatory lending practices.

Trivia About The Grissim Buyer Ironically, the MH industry had largely cleaned up its act bybut then the mainstream housing bubble, with all its shenanigans, kicked in, eventually taking MH along with it when it ran off a cliff.

Patricia Novean added griswim Dec 26, Some manufactured homes look like the houses you see in a traditional neighborhood–they don’t all resemble a traditional single or doublewide “trailer.

Here’s a breakdown of several regionsagain, using figures for December Over the past decade mergers and acquisitions led to significant consolidation. Bear in mind you can start with a home model that has a 5 or a 6 rating and add options as necessary e.