This home was listed as single family residence. Many signs that it is a modified manufactured home. I mentioned verbally that it had the appearance of a manufactured type home and the listing agent flipped. Metal frame and underbelly fabric. Looks like converted attic where new AC system is now installed.
Do you have any pictures? Or if you have the address we can view the listing pictures.
Do you have a picture in the attic of where the rafters meet? If this is a manufactured home it would have been built and shipped in 2 pieces and that is usually most evident in the attic.
Also, a manufactured home will have some HUD tags. Do you have any pictures of those?
Jerry, it appears to be a site built prefab with metal joist and rafters (in other words a “kit” build). The Bibb County taxes records does not mention it as a manufactured home.
I’m on board with Tom. This looks site-built to me. If you cannot find any HUD tags I would go with that.
And Jerry, you are technically correct in saying it is a type of “manufactured” home. The framing components were manufactured off site, but assembled on site.
Permit #: 199900424
Permit type preferred: Gen Contractors
Work class: New
Permit class: Residential
Job Cost: $ 17,000.00 Status date: Jan 27, 1999
American Southern Builder
A good example why it’s better not to say anything unless you are 100% sure. There’s no telling what type of reaction you may get from the client and/or agent.
Can you tell me how to get that information Marc?
Cold formed steel typically used in commercial construction. Not a manufactured home. My guess is a commercial contractor built it.
Jerry - I can’t blame you for questioning it. I would’ve been considering it as soon as I pulled up and saw this house, although it appears to have a lot more attic than the usual manufactured would have.
Looks like a…shall we say… “affordably” built kit home. If it was manufactured, I don’t think this one would’ve handled the trip from the factory, or even have been approved to ‘leave’ the factory.
IMHO: Going forward - probably best to not mention “manufactured” until it’s confirmed. That may stigmatize the house and cause you a bit of trouble. With that said…also not good to confirm a manufactured home, and NOT mention it on your report. That’s even more trouble.
Note: I inspected a 3000+sf home on a finished basement, and I had no idea that it was a modular home until the neighbor mentioned it in conversation. The manufacturers have really gotten good at this stuff.