Could be part of the FEMA flood elevation grant program . Sometimes, houses are elevated an extra story, so to build extra living space. New county rules allow 500sq ft to be added to just about any home. By the way, old elevation grant required 25% owner contribution. New round requires only 10% owner contribution. Of course any improvements, like adding addional living space, beyond necessary elevation construction, would be the responsibility of the homeowners. Still, it can be a wonderful opportunity, to mitigate the cost.... more
Thousands of people are spending thousands of dollars for their plumbing system, while millions of people are spending hundreds of dollars just to fix simple repairs. Although there are some who are already
Thanks for all the input. As for some responses YES the granny is legal the living space is 840 & there is storage all in one building. It ws preexsitsting. We have upgraded everthing on the property, complete with a mound spetic system.
The house is on a concrete foundation w/ crawl space & bolted to the foudation. THe out buildings are post & pier, the barn in post & pier & one half is a concrete slab foundation.
MY MAIN QUESTION IS : when we bought & installed the manufactured house the Selling Company told us the regulation were changing on manufactured homes. It's green building etc...
We have not seen any of these changes.
THE home is bulit to the same standards as a stick built house if you look at the spec from top to bottom there is NO DIFFERENCE. Other than the manufactured house has to pass standards or it doesn't get built! Unlike the contractor who can made short cuts & the buyer doesn't find out til way later...like in my close friend whose 5million dollar house in Malibu had all the widows were put in wrong & they all leaked. OR the houses in Near Helen Putnam that had their roofs & eaves put together wrong & led to friends having to deal with black mold in their walls for the leaking... . My father was a contractor all his life, so I'm not picking on builders they're are many great ones & some not so great ones.
The house is extremely energy effiecent & well made but a pain in the butt to insure or cost out for a loan refi.
I had a alarm co say I couldn't qualify for the homeowner discount bc the house was manufactured?!
THese houses are listed under a 1970's law about mobile homes &they are just not the same thing!
I JUST WANT TO KNOW How to get these houses to be seen for what they are, THANKS... more
HGTV just unveiled their Dream Home of 2011 in Stowe, Vermont on Jan 1st. 2 years ago, HGTV brought the bay area into national attention when building the Dream Home in Sonoma, CA. I was caught in the
Well, when I was going to build on 80 acres, I looked into all kinds of kit houses and log houses, and of all things decided to go with a manufactured house with changes made in the factory. I think a lot of prefab housing has gotten a lot of negative response because of their lack of good designers, but there are some really good points about it. First of all you control all costs at the decision making point, the inspections are done in the factory except for the final, and there are a lot of changes that can be made that are very reasonable because they are done in the factory, for instance adding sliding doors, changing windows, we added 2 x 6 contruction instead of 2 x 4, for only $1000 more! I am hearing that there are many new "green' pre-fabs on the market now, and I would take a look at some of these options if cost is important to you.!... more
The FHA 203k loan is the only home loan available right now that will not only allow you to purchase a fixer home but will also provide you with the money you need to fix up the home. I just recently helped