Today's mobile homes are not your granddad's trailers. In fact they don't even call mobile homes mobile any more. Instead they're called manufactured homes. Take this quiz and see what else you might not know when it comes to manufactured housing.
Which of the following is the main difference between a manufactured home and a mobile home?
Mobile homes are those built prior to 1976 before federal rules for factory-built homes were instituted.
Mobile homes do not have foundations like manufactured homes.
There is a huge price difference between mobile homes and manufactured homes.
Manufactured homes resemble site-built homes, and mobile homes do not.
Which of the statements below best defines a manufactured home?
Only parts of manufactured homes are built in a factory.
Manufactured homes are built entirely in a factory under the federal building code administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Manufactured homes have less square footage than site-built homes.
Manufactured homes are built with less government regulation than site-built homes.
Which of the following best describes a modular home?
Modular homes are totally built totally on-site.
Modular homes are homes built in two or more sections in a factory that are then transported and assembled at the building site.
Modular homes can easily be moved from one location to another.
Modular homes are often smaller than other types of manufactured homes.
Why do many people consider manufactured homes and modular homes "green?"
all have energy-saving appliances
they use raw materials efficiently
all have start-of-the-art heating and cooling systems
most manufactured homes are well insulated
How much money can a homeowner expect to save on the construction of a manufactured home compared to the construction of a site-built home?
10 to 12 percent
10 to 35 percent
40 to 45 percent
50 to 60 percent
How large can manufactured homes be?
up to 600 square feet
up to 1,000 square feet
up to 5,000 square feet
more than 6,000 square feet
Which of the following wind speeds should a manufactured home be able to withstand if it was built after 1994?
100 to 102 mph
100 to 129 mph
110 to 130 mph
120 to 134 mph
Which of the following best describes panelized homes?
Homes in which the panels are more than 1,000 feet wide.
Factory-built homes in which panels are transported to a site and assembled.
Factory-built homes in which panels are more than 300 feet long.
Factory-built homes in which the panels are assembled at the factory.
Approximately how many people live in manufactured housing in the United States?
What percentage of homeowners own their manufactured house?
What was the average sale price of a new manufactured home in the western United States in 2010?
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, what was the average price for a manufactured home in 2010?
Which region of the United States led the way with new placements of manufactured homes in 2010?
In 2010, which state led the way in manufactured home shipments?
In 2009, how many homes were located in manufactured home communities?
Which of the following is the average square footage for a "single" manufactured home?
What is the average square footage for a "double" manufactured home?
In New England, what is the average sale price of a new manufactured home?
What percentage of mobile homes are still titled like automobiles.