There is an inbetween manufactured (mobile) homes and stick built homes. Have you considered looking into a modular home? http://www.modulartoday.com/ When they first came out they were not much different really than manufactured as far as appearance, etc. Take a look at some that are offered now. Their quality has increased significantly and appear stick built in every way as they actually are. You can read about them at the link above and if you Google search "modular homes" you will find plenty of resources on them.
Good luck on the home purchase or build!
Emmanuel J. Scanlan
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