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Mobile Homes Offer Higher Value for Housing Dollars

Mobile homes have always offered higher value for housing dollars than tract and custom-built homes, especially during real-estate markets such as the one continuing to depress many areas of the country. Today's new mobile homes feature as standard many of the items traditional builders offer as upgrades, contributing to their status as higher-value homes. These factory direct mobile homes also meet strict safety standards as determined by the United States government. The Mobile Home Store offers hundreds of different floor plans, allowing homebuyers to pick a house that meets both their dreams and their budget. As an example, let's take a look at the Linden floor plan:

This is one of the three bedroom, two bathroom mobiles homes currently available. It has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, making the most of its 849 square feet. Swiss Coffee paint covers the walls and baseboards, while interior doors are flat panel with brushed-chrome hardware. Linoleum and 18-oz. carpet with rebond pad run throughout the home, and designer valances hang on all of the windows.

In each bathroom of these new mobile homes, homebuyers will find raised-panel cabinets, high-pressure laminate backsplash and countertops, plus a tub surround. The master bath features deluxe tulip lighting.

The upgrades as standard continue in the kitchen area. These mobile homes feature quality GE appliances, including a double-door, frost-free refrigerator, gas range and lighted hood range. Factory-built cabinets feature raised-panel doors, hidden hinges, center shelves and painted backs. The countertop is high-pressure laminate and surrounds a 9-inch-deep acrylic sink.

The exterior of the Linden factory direct mobile homes features SmartPanel siding with a 50-year limited warranty and two-color exterior paint. A composition-shingle roof and high-efficiency vented eaves are also included, as are lights at all exterior doors. The six-panel, in-swing door at the front of the home has a dead bolt and peep hole.

Interior and exterior photos of the Linden new mobile homes are available at TheMobileHomeStore.com. Homebuyers are also invited to visit the model in person at the manufacturer's factory. There, they will also get a behind-the-scenes look at the quality construction of the factory direct mobile homes, which meet federal Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards. The Linden floor plan features a rolled-steel I-beam frame, a 30-lb roof load, dual-pane metal windows and a CPVC plumbing system, plus residential rocker switches and 100-AMP electric with copper wiring. A list of factories open for tours is available at TheMobileHomeStore.com. Tours are typically available 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The Mobile Home Store also posts its current savings opportunities and incentives to its website.

About the Author: Josh Cole covers housing, including the new mobile homes industry, for several trade publications and websites. He often tells homebuyers how to get the most home for their money. He finds that factory direct mobile homes offer more value than tract or custom homes.

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