-built housing is defined as dwellings that are not constructed at the site but are built off-site and trucked to a building lot where they are installed or assembled. [...]
-built housing includes modular, panelized, precut, and mobile homes. Use of the term [...]
homes was phased out with the passage of the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1976, when manufactured homes became federally regulated. Manufactured housing is that which is built specifically to the standards of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), although the term mobile home is still commonly used. Most states have agencies that administer and enforce the federal regulations for manufactured housing. State and local building codes regulate the construction and installation of other types of [...]
-built housing. A useful resource is the Manufactured Housing Institute, www.manufacturedhousing.org
The distinction between real and [...]
property is not always obvious. Factory-built components are found in virtually every building and become part of the real estate once installed. Manufactured housing may be considered [...]
property, even though its mobility may be limited to a single trip to a park or development to be hooked up to utilities. Any type of factory-built or manufactured housing may, however, be considered real property if it becomes permanently affixed to the land. The distinction is generally one of state law. Real estate professionals should be familiar with local laws before attempting to sell factory-built housing of any type.