Shopping for a home can be scary and stressful. UMH offers this helpful First Time Home Buyers Guide that makes finding the perfect place easy! No matter if you’re a first time home buyer or a seasoned shopper, UMH is here to help!

If you’re looking for a single-family home that’s both stylish and affordable, UMH has some of the best options available on the market. Here are some of our most Frequently Asked Questions that will help you discover why a UMH manufactured or modular home might be the perfect choice for you. Be sure to contact a UMH Sales Center staff member with any remaining questions. We’re here to help!


Yes, the home of your choice will be transported to your property upon approval of local and state zoning laws.


If you do not own a private plot of land, you can apply to live in one of our land-lease communities. We own numerous communities, which are located in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan. Many have on-site management to attend to all of your needs. UMH communities offer a wide range of amenities to make your living experience more enjoyable. We offer opportunities for both family and active adult living. Whatever your needs, we have a community for you.

Some restrictions apply. Customers must be pre-approved to live in a UMH community. They must also after pass a background check and satisfy UMH residency screening requirements.


Quite simply, manufactured homes are built completely in a factory and then transported to a home site for placement. Though built in a factory, these homes offer all of the amenities of a site-built home. They come in wide variety of architectural styles, layouts, and sizes, though most are single-story homes. A single section manufactured home typically provides up to 1,000 square feet of living space, while a three section home could offer as much as 2,500.

Because they are built in a factory with the efficiency of the assembly line process, manufactured homes are often more affordable than site built homes. Manufactured homes are also perfect for land-lease scenarios, where the homeowner rents only the lot upon which the home is situated.

All manufactured homes are subject to the federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, also known as the HUD Code, established in 1976. These standards, many of which are more stringent than standards for site build homes. The standards ensure that the homes meet regional standards for safety, durability, efficiency, roof load, wind resistance, and other important factors. Before the home leaves the factory, it is carefully inspected to ensure compliance with all aspects of the HUD Code.


Modular homes and manufactured homes are both built completely in a factory and then transported to a home site for placement. However, a modular home is built in 3 or more parts, whereas a manufactured home is only built in one or two parts. Though built in a factory, these homes offer all of the amenities of a site-built home. They come in wide variety of architectural styles, layouts, and sizes, though most are single-story homes.

A single section manufactured home typically offers up to 1,000 square feet of living space, while a three section home could offer as much as 2,500. And because they are built in a factory with the efficiency of the assembly line process, manufactured homes are often more affordable than site built homes; they are also perfect for land-lease scenarios, where the homeowner rents only the lot upon which the home is situated.

All modular homes are subject to the federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, also known as the HUD Code, established in 1976. Many of these standards are more stringent than standards for site build homes. They ensure that the homes meet regional standards for safety, durability, efficiency, roof load, wind resistance, and other important factors. Before the home leaves the factory, it is carefully inspected to ensure compliance with all aspects of the HUD Code.


Yes, buyers can obtain regular mortgages since modular/manufactured homes are categorized the same as a site built home. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers two kinds of loans for first time home buyers, too. So contact your mortgage broker to find out which programs best fit your needs.


Homes are approximately completed in less than two weeks from the start of construction at the factory. Once a home is shipped, builders can complete and install a home within 30 to 90 days. This may vary due to the style of the home, the on-site work necessary, and the completion of paperwork with an optional financing source.


Our homes vary from 700-1400 square feet depending on the make and model. However, all of our customers are given the option to customize their own home. Speak with a sales representative today to find out more.


We order homes from the following manufacturers: Champion, Skyline, Clayton, Eagle River, and Redman.


We work with licensed contractors who do all on-site work from installing foundations to building exterior decks and garages.