Sunday, September 27, 2020

Motley Fool Article Lumps Modular Housing with Manufactured Housing

In a Million Acres article, a Motley Fool service, about manufactured housing the writer does the modular housing industry a real disservice by perpetuating the idea that manufactured housing and modular are one in the same.

In their September 26th article, which talks about manufactured homes, it states some very factual stuff about lifespan, that they are built to HUD standards, etc, and then with a couple keystrokes they lump IRC modular housing into the manufactured HUD housing world.

A manufactured or modular home will generally use standard, cost-effective materials, and construction takes place in an indoor environment that prevents damage to materials and weather-related delays. Also, manufactured housing is constructed in bulk, saving money on building materials.

How long do manufactured homes last?

When installed properly, a manufactured or modular home can last just as long as a regular home built directly on a construction site. And manufactured homes that follow HUD code can last anywhere from 30 to 55 years.

Maybe I’m being super sensitive about this but the modular housing industry has been fighting this misrepresentation of what we build for decades and this article continues doing it. 

It would have been better to never mention modular in this article.

If someone has been looking at having a modular home built and would read this article, I wonder if they would now start thinking they were simply buying a double wide manufactured home?

CLICK HERE to read the entire Million Acre article  


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The author, Ms. Backman, provides little substance in any of her articles. Her published writings appear to be nothing more than an avenue to use her "creative writing degree" to provide enticement to new customers being recruited by MillionAcres for their investment service.

"News" for investors- but without any facts.