Visiting a manufactured home sales center? Here’s what to expect

Homes on display at home sales center

We chatted with MMHA member Michigan Home Zone and asked what a potential home buyer might expect to see at a typical manufactured home sales center.

“I love it when people come into our sales office and we get to help them design the home of their dreams,” said Angelic Ruggirello, sales manager at Michigan Home Zone in Ypsilanti. Depending on how informed a client is, the process can take a few hours or an entire day.

Take a tour. At a sales center, you can walk through a variety of decorated and furnished model homes. This will give you an idea on square footage, floorplans, finishes, amenities and more.

Select a setting. Are you looking for a community lifestyle or private placement? Most sales centers are experienced in working with communities and contractors across the state and will help make the process stress-free.

Determine details. There are many different expenses related with building and placing a modular or manufactured home. Experts at the sales center can help you understand all the different costs associated with your new home including permit costs, foundation fees, surveys and others. He or she may also help with financing options, or refer you to a local lender.

Connect with a construction coordinator. Once all details have been finalized, the home has been placed, building permits issued and so forth, a coordinator will oversee the delivery and installation of your new home.

Walkthrough. In nearly half the time it typically takes to construct a site-built home, you’ll be taking your final walkthrough inspection and receiving the keys to your new home.

To learn more about Michigan Home Zone sales center, visit www.michiganhomezone.com. To search for other MMHA member sales centers, visit www.michhome.org.

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