When you say manufactured homes does that include moble homes? When looking at them here in MI the only real visual difference from the street is none (due to skirting), otherwise one has axels and the other does not. Manufactured homes are usualy double wide but I have seen mobal home parks that have manufactured homes in them but I have not heard of a manufactured homes community allowing moble homes in them.
Jason, the issue of terminology confuses many inspectors (including me!)
Mobile and Manufactured homes have steel chassis and are titled as personal property, rather than “Real Property” unless they are in a state that allows a deed to be issued to a manufactured home that is perminently installed on a fixed foundation.
Modular homes are stick built just like regular homes and are issued a real property deed, they just happen to have been contructed in a factory.
Mobile home siting is a big business here due to the cost of real estate. Even old mobile homes from the '70s that have been sited as real estate are going for $35,000 to $75,000 here. My newest employee just bought a $35,000 mobile home out in the boondocks built in 1971 (the mobile home, not the boondocks–they grew on their own).