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Manufactured Home Sales Rise

Claudia Harris, Harris Custom Homes Claudia Harris, Harris Custom Homes

Elise Preston
NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TX - In light of a tight economy, more local families are choosing to buy manufactured homes.

Manufactured home sales have boosted dramatically in our area. Some companies tell us in the last 6 months...their sales have gone up by nearly a quarter.  While these home sales may be up,  traditional home sales in our area are slow.  Agents aren't sure if its a sign of a good or bad economy. The majority of their customers are looking to downsize and spend less money for the same amount of space.

"We have a lot of blended families, who have your mine and ours children.   They need a lot of bedrooms, but they can't afford that in the site-build homes.  So,  they choose manufactured housing and our financing is very low right now,  it's a good buy for large families particularly." said Claudia Harris, Harris Custom Homes.

According to sellers, manufactured  homes will go for about one third of a traditional home price.

In the last two years, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has raised the standards of the already made homes.

They do urge manufactured homeowners to report any construction and safety mishaps.

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