Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Are pre-fab houses popular (again)?

This month's issue of Popular Mechanics seems to think that pre-fabricated homes could mean the end to cookie-cutter design. Seems contradictory, but take a read and see if you agree with them.

I've also read recently that more and more consumers are choosing manufactured homes to install on pre-bought or pre-owned property. This strategy definitely has its advantages - 1) you save money 2) it's often hard to find a good contractor to fix the home you're already in, and 3) you can pretty much not have to worry about construction schedules not being met since the homes are manufactured in a warehouse.

What do you think? Are pre-fabricated homes cool again? Are they the wave of the future? Are consumers in your market more interested in manufactured homes than before.