New styles of manufactured homes impress would-be owners

03/21/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

The latest generation of manufactured homes looks nothing like the housing units typically associated with trailer parks. Instead, they resemble single-family homes. The industry hopes they will gain popularity, especially as interest in homeownership re-emerges. This appears to be happening: Last year, the Census Bureau reported 51,600 shipments of new manufactured homes, a 3.2% increase over 2010.

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