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Cal-Am Properties has been serving
the housing and recreational resort needs of adults and families since 1988.
Cal-Am is one of the largest developers, operators and managers of manufactured
housing communities, Arizona RV Resorts, and apartment complexes in the United
States. Cal-Am Properties are
located in 8 states. Compete
in golf, tennis, softball, basketball, billiards, shuffleboard, horseshoes,
table games, bocce ball, table tennis, darts and dancing. Make friends at weekly
block parties, state parties or manager's parties. Take Spanish, health,
finance, dance or computer classes. Whether you're a winter visitor with an RV,
or looking to rent or buy a seasonal or year round vacation home you'll find
everything you're looking for.
Cavco is a leading builder
and Modular Homes,
Cabins and Lodges. Their
”systems-built” homes are produced under various trade
names and in a variety of styles, floor plans and price ranges.
Champion Homes is
one of the largest modular homebuilders in North America.
Factory Expo Homes
has Factory Direct retail centers situated throughout the
country. they are a direct distributor of factory built
manufactured homes and have a commitment to value based pricing.
received the 2010 Manufacturer of the Year Award. Homes are
regionally designed to meet local market preferences.
Florida Manufactured Housing Association
Strong, durable, cost effective, beautiful. Dollar for dollar, square foot for
square foot, there is no better choice than a Florida factory-built manufactured
Jacobsen Homes is your number one source
for Florida manufactured homes and mobile homes. Jacobsen's affordable
manufactured and mobile homes are located in retirement living communities and
mobile home parks all across Florida. They have led the industry with the latest
technology, craftsmanship and design, and are the oldest and finest custom
manufactured home builder in Florida, since 1959. Photo and factory tours, model
center and floor plans, construction detail and hurricane standards.
Home Buying Info site How Modular Homes and Manufactured Homes Differ. When
you are buying a home, you might hear the terms modular
homes, manufactured homes and site built homes. It's
important to understand how they all differ, no matter
whether you are purchasing an existing house or plan to build on land
that is subject to restrictions. The differences can affect a home's price and
its resale value, and even dictate whether or not it can be built on your land.
Palm Harbor Homes have always
set the criteria by which factory-built homes are judged. They exceed the
toughest standards of both HUD and the state of Florida for manufactured homes.
Their standards of strength and wind resistance actually equal those of
single-family, site-built homes in Florida...but the homes cost less.
Prices will give you the lowest price possible on the best
manufactured home on the market, from the $50's. Over 150 floor plans with with
ceramic tile, custom drywall, cathedral ceilings, walk-in closets, garden baths,
and spacious kitchens. They also offer custom homes at affordable prices.
Find a community in Florida or other
states of the Union.
Skyline Homes have 9
manufacturing locations around the US. Home size ranges from a
single person dwelling to 2,700 square feet.
Used Manufactured Homes for Sale? If pricing seems too high
for you or if you simply want a home base from which to travel,
take a look at the listings here of used homes, repos, used RV's
to buy or sell and places to rent.
in Hertford, North Carolina, offers bocce, bridge, golf, tennis and
fitness. A secure country club community bordered by the broad,
inviting waters of Albemarle Sound. Is this life for you?
are located in Arizona, Florida, North
Carolina, and Texas.
Cedar Creek Nestled
in a natural forest among the gentle rolling hills of Aiken, Cedar
Creek is an exceptional master planned community. Set in the heart
of South Carolina's thoroughbred country, you’ll find outstanding
golf, tennis, and much more... Cedar Creek offers the best in
gracious living, with wooded homesites starting at one half acre,
and all brick custom built homes. Cedar Creek has everything to
compliment an active lifestyle year round. 18-hole Arthur Hills
designed semi-private golf course, 25-meter Junior Olympic swimming
pool, lighted tennis courts, bicycle paths, nature trails, 2,600 sq.
ft. Community Center, social groups offering events year-round,
wooded homesites from $80,000, custom built all brick homes from
Central Florida Communities Manufactured Homes provides affordable quality living and a carefree lifestyle
located in sunny Central Florida where services and entertainment
are abundant and reasonably priced.
Dell Webb Communities
are located in 20 States across the nation. You can search by
criteria for the community that suits you. Become a resident in a
Del Webb Active Adult community, for people 55 or better, and you
will take ownership of a new lifestyle. From state-of-the-art
fitness centers and exquisite golf courses to a variety of classes
and clubs ranging from ceramics to computers to personal investing,
Del Webb offers a lifestyle
that allows you to set your own course. Whether
you seek a resort style environment or a more intimate community,
the lifestyle you're looking for is waiting for you.
for a retirement home or a second home? These safe and friendly
communities are located just north of the Tampa Bay Area in Pasco
County, the "Gateway to Tropical Florida." They offer new and used
manufactured homes to fit any budget.
List of Communities,
FAQ's. Leasing versus buying, community standards and general
G. L. Homes one of the fastest-growing homebuilders in the country. Since 1976, G.L. Homes has been creating exceptional
communities and building superb homes in the most desirable
locations throughout Florida including Broward, Palm Beach, Indian
River, Collier Lee, Hillsborough and Osceola Counties. From
the low 200's to over $1M. Select a community,
take a tour.
offers 120 Family Communities and Providence Age-qualified (55+)
Communities in twenty states.
Land Mar Communities has
set the standard for developing premier residential properties
throughout Florida and the Southeast.
Ocala Palms Golf and Country
Club is a gated
community for active adults. Currently in the pre-construction phase
for approximately 150 Townhomes. The Townhomes will offer a truly
"maintenance free" lifestyle so residents can be free to enjoy all
of the exceptional amenities offered. Ballroom, card room, pool &
billiards area, full size kitchen, craft room, exercise room,
library and ping pong tables. Olympic swimming pool with spacious
sun deck and whirlpool, an enclosed heated swimming pool, lounge
areas, croquet, horseshoes, shuffleboard, tennis, bocci ball, volley
ball, and a barbecue grill for social functions, an active and
social calendar of events with numerous clubs and activities.
On Top of the
World Communities is the premier 55+ age restricted
neighborhood conveniently located in the heart of Central Florida.
Health, fitness and wellness programs state-of-the-art gyms, fitness
class mainstays such as pilates, weight training, and yoga, men’s
and women’s steam rooms, showers and whirlpools. They offer an
expertly manicured golf course, shot-making long and short game
practice area, PGA and LPGA professionals on staff and regularly
scheduled special golf and social events. There is a beautiful $6
million tennis facility with 5 tennis courts (3 of them lighted).
Lessons are available through the on-premise Tennis Pro and lessons
encompass private, semi-private, and group instruction.
Penn National is a golf
course community nestled in the
Cumberland Valley at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Where To Retire, the nation’s authority on
retirement destinations, has named Penn National "One of America’s
100 Best Master Planned Communities" every year since 1999. Located
only 90 miles from Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland, our
community appeals to homeowners of all ages with active lifestyles.
Owners have exclusive privileges of membership to our two golf
courses, Iron Forge and the Founders Course, although memberships
are not required. Join numerous social and civic clubs, play on
professional tennis courts, or enjoy activities at the Club or
Swimming Center. Two area ski resorts are just 30 minutes away if
you enjoy skiing or snowboarding. There are distinctly different
Pennsylvania real estate opportunities such as single-family homes,
patio homes, condos, villas, or previously owned homes to fit the
lifestyles of families and individuals at all stages of their lives.
Roberts Resorts offers a
choice of three resorts: The
Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort and Country Club, located in the heart of
Phoenix's growing west valley, with an uncrowded 18-hole Fuzzy Zoeller
championship golf course. Gold
Canyon, a place for the young at heart where you will enjoy the best of
active resort living just minutes from untamed wilderness, delightful lakes with
fishing and boating aplenty. And
The Sunrise known to be the
most intimate of the resorts and truly a place for making friends.
Robson Communities are Master-Planned
Active Adult Retirement Communities offering 5 resort-style choices and over
33-years of building exceptional award-winning master-planned active adult
retirement communities, in Texas and Arizona. At each Robson community you'll
find beautiful homes, championship golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, clubs and
organizations. Preview Robson active adult resort living for yourself and see
why a Robson Community is second to none.
Sun City West, a Del Webb Community
four recreational complexes, nine golf courses,
convenient local businesses, churches and a nationally ranked hospital. These
extensive facilities are available at a surprisingly low cost...just $258 per
resident, per year. Only golf and bowling cost extra. An annual golf
card for unlimited play costs $2000 - an average of $18 per round! Residents may
choose from any of seven courses reserved for them and their guests. Low
fees and taxes, located
northwest of central Phoenix, about 45 minutes from downtown and a short
distance from Luke Air Force Base. A network of freeways makes it easy to
access any part of the Valley of the Sun whether the destination be Sky Harbor
International airport, Scottsdale, Mesa or further afield.
Running Y Ranch
overlooks the Upper Klamath Lake and puts the best of Oregon's riches within
reach. Boasts the only Arnold
Palmer golf course in Oregon, and Klamath Lake, the largest natural lake in the
Pacific Northwest. Choose from a variety of View home sites, semi-custom homes,
Luxury Townhomes, or Resort Cabins.
is the nation's premier
provider of manufactured home communities and RV resorts.
Factory Built Housing:
Many types of structures are built in the factory and designed for long-term
residential use. In the case of manufactured and modular homes, units are built
in a factory, transported to the site and installed. In panelized and pre-cut
homes, essentially flat units (factory-built panels or factory-cut building
materials) are transported to the site and assembled.
A home built entirely in the factory under a federal building code administered
by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Federal
Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (the HUD Code) went into
effect June 15, 1976. Manufactured homes may be single- or multi-section and are
transported to the site and installed. The federal standards regulate
manufactured hosing design and construction, strength and durability,
transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency and quality. The HUD Code
also sets performance standards for the heating, plumbing, air conditioning,
thermal and electrical systems. It is the only national building code.
Mobile Home: This
is the term used for homes built prior to June 15, 1976, when the HUD Code went
Modular Home: These
factory-built homes are built to the state, local or regional code where the
home will be located. Multi-section units are transported to the site and
Factory-built homes in which panels -- a whole wall with windows, doors, wiring
and outside siding -- are transported to the site and assembled. The homes must
meet state or local building codes where they are sited.
Factory-built housing in which building materials are factory-cut to design
specifications transported to the site and assembled Pre-cut homes include kit,
log and dome homes These homes must meet local or state building codes.
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