Manufactured and modular homes can be very similar in appearance. Although many people use the terms interchangeably, the code the home is built to can have an effect on the location the home is placed, the finance options, the tax implications, etc.
- A manufactured home is any home factory-built in the U.S. to the HUD Title 6 construction standards (commonly known as ‘the HUD-code’). The HUD-code took effect June 15, 1976.
- A modular home is any home factory-built to a local state code. In some cases, a state may have adopted one of the uniform construction codes (i.e. UBC, IRC).