Manufactured homes are on a rise in 2021, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. In May of this year alone, 8,606 new manufactured homes were produced. This is an increase of 1,959 (29.5 percent) homes compared to the same time in 2020.
According to the Manufactured Housing Institute, single-section homes were up 25.7 percent compared to May of last year, and multi-section homes were up 31.5 percent. Last year the cumulative shipments for the first five months were at 38,593. Fast-forward to May, 2021 and it has increased by 5,735 shipments.
This 14.9 percent increase in manufactured homes shows just how in-demand they are, and that people are choosing this option for their dream home.
The pandemic threw a lot of people for a loop in terms of security and finances, and many are trading in their expensive mortgage in the city for something more affordable, and still luxurious, in a small town. My Move reported that over 15.9 million people moved in 2020 alone.
Out of all the cities in the United States, most people decided to relocate out of New York City, Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Naples, Washington D.C., Houston, Philadelphia and Fort Myers.
According to ACE Relocation Systems, people are preferring a small neighborhood instead of skyscrapers and traffic. While a lot of jobs have shifted to working at home, more people are realizing that they can work, while being in a dream town of their choosing. Thus, real estate and cozy small towns are a hot commodity. It’s best to jump on it now in the beginning, than after everyone has rushed in.
The data doesn’t lie, and it shows that more people want to be a homeowner right now than flush money away towards a small apartment in a crowded city. A manufactured home is a great option for affordable housing that still looks and feels great.
Southwest Homes delivers quality and affordable manufactured homes through a hassle-free and fun buying experience. We are a full-service experience for purchasing your next home – from start to finish with no added stress.
Our manufactured homes come in a variety of sizes and price ranges to meet you and your family’s needs. We provide affordable new homes in Prescott, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley and Dewey, Arizona! Let’s begin building your new, dream manufactured home.
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