We will be glad to help you with finding a home. Owner financing is available on some homes but often requires a substantial down payment. Contact me or my team mate, Sherry Reavis @ 828-429-2686 or email@example.com to discuss your options further.... more
Good afternoon, Dave.
Structural Insulated Panel construction is being used by some national builders. Resistance is likely the result of local builder's unfamiliarity with the product and the transportation costs of getting the panels to the site. There is a good thread at Green Building Talk if you are thinking of building. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.... more
Hi, Teri: I know you asked this question over six weeks ago, but I've just now found it! I actually work in the McDowell and Burke County areas, so perhaps I can help you.
First, you ARE better off buying a stick built home, all things considered. But buying a manufactured home can be a good idea depending on lots of factors -- what price range you can afford, the age, quality & location of the home, how much total living space you need (not just want), whether it's on a permanent foundation or just underpinned with vinyl skirting. Daniel's answer below is absolutely correct. Manufactured homes are MUCH better built these days, and, just like in stick built homes, there are different qualities of construction, and the future value of it will greatly depend on how well it's taken care of. Manufactured homes are abundant in this area, and right now, there are quite a few deals in the Morganton area that are (unfortunately) foreclosures, so you can buy a nicer, bigger manufactured home for much less than you can buy a stick built. If you're ready to buy and would like some help in your search, feel free to email me, (just click on my name and it'll take you to my info), I'd be happy to help you find a home.... more