The manufactured housing industry prides itself on the affordability of their homes. There certainly seem to be benefits to the factory built options, especially in rural areas where the ability to bring in contractors and do site-built homes is limited.
What the industry has not yet adequately addressed are the snake-oil methods of many dealers. Bait-and-switch and practices are all too common in the industry. Over the next few months I'll be publishing some of the documents from a recent experience we had with a deal that fell through when the dealer upped the price by 33% at the last minute. We'll also setup an area for those in the market for a new or used manufactured home to share information.