This post is sponsored by Clayton.
Dream home on your wishlist for 2018? Thinking you can't afford a new house with all the Pinterest-worthy features you've been swooning over? Think again. Owning the home of your dreams isn't as far-fetched an idea as you may think, and the answer to how to make your dream come true might surprise you….
I've spent plenty of time pining away for the perfect home, fantasizing about all the features that would make our house a place where we would love spending time. Big, open floor plan so we could welcome guests and entertain. A bright, spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets and a large island where my family can gather at the start and end of each day. A soaking tub to sink into and let all my cares wash away in a warm, bubbly bliss.
So when I came across these beautiful pictures I was so surprised to find that these are actually manufactured homes! Can you believe it? I had no idea that manufactured homes offered so many modern features and options for customization. But it's true! You can own the house of your dreams, with all the bells and whistles, at an affordable price.
With Clayton Built® homes you have the ability to customize and create the perfect space for you and your family. Stylish, energy efficient, custom choices, deep soaking baths, walk-in closets, smart storage and more!
Open layouts, natural light and modern architectural details are just a few of the highlights of Clayton model homes. Many homes offer optional luxury amenities like deep soaking bathtubs, walk-in closets, open floorplans, stainless steel appliances, custom kitchen backsplash, custom kitchen finishes, exclusive light fixtures and large laundry rooms. And some even offer smart technology options like keyless entry and programmable thermostats.
Today’s manufactured homes are built to highly-regulated building standards using quality, durable, brand-name materials. Clayton Built® homes are constructed indoors to avoid water damage and weather delays while creating long-term value from the use of economies of scale. Every home undergoes comprehensive internal inspections to ensure quality.
Manufactured homes today have energy efficiency features that allow for long-term savings on utility costs. 38 of Clayton’s 40 home building facilities are now ISO 14001 registered for green building practices – such as recycling, dust control and waste reduction – with the remaining facilities on track to receive registration in 2018.
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Homeownership is a dream for many. Unfortunately, there is an affordable housing crisis in America, and it continues to worsen. Year over year the average price of a new home increases.
Currently, the U.S. Census bureau indicates that the average price of a new site-built home with land is approaching $370,000. This makes homeownership unattainable for many deserving families. The average price of a new manufactured home without land as of 2017, also according to the U.S. Census Bureau, is $71,800. At Clayton, they believe everyone should get the chance to Have it made® and that is what this initiative is all about – buyers don’t have to sacrifice beautiful design or quality for an affordable home.
Why are manufactured homes so much more affordable?
• Building materials and name brand appliances are purchased in bulk and distributed to the network of building facilities nationwide, utilizing economies of scale to forward the savings on to customers.
• Building efficiencies inside the facilities, like production line assembly and recycling of extra materials, also aid in driving down the overall cost of construction.
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