Please feel free to log onto our Trulia [http://www.trulia.com/blog/onthelevelcontractors/] or Active Rain blog [http://activerain.com/action/agents_secure/my_home] for more comprehensive information about the MH Industry.
Or you can check our our website and give us a call or drop us an email. We are RE Brokers, Manufactured Home Dealers and licensed, bonded and insured General Contractors and have been actively engaged in the MH Industry statewide for almost 3 decades.
We also do "Lonnie Deals"
A modular home is a manufactured home or home that has been built in sections and then transported to the site where it is put together on it's own foundation and may or may not have a basement.
Financing for manufactured homes can be quite difficult (especially if located on a rented lot) which is why I will no longer list them. In Illinois, manufactured/mobile homes are titled through the Secretary of State's office just like a car, which can be signed over to the buyer. If no land is involved, the deal can be quite simple. The reference link below is for the FHA website and it is an excellent source of information and will show you examples of the certification labels or tags mentioned.