If you have land and now you are trying to decide whether you want to have a manufactured home placed on it or have a home built, then you'll want to go over the pros and cons of each. Here are a few things you should know about having a manufactured home put on the property and having a home built for you:

Things to know about manufactured homes:

You can choose a manufactured home that has a layout you like and you can even have a lot of say in its design. For example, you can choose the color, the flooring, the countertops and so on. However, you will have to pick from the available home designs that the company offers.

You want to be aware that when you go to sell your home in the future, a manufactured home will not be worth the same amount that a stick built home will be worth. They can also be harder to sell for other reasons. If you choose not to have the manufactured home put on a cement foundation, then there will also be concerns down the road with regards to the stability of the home. Plus, when they aren't on cement foundations, they can be really loud when people are walking on the ground, especially if you have children that like to run back and forth through the house.

Things to know about having a home contractor build your home:

When you decide to go with having your home built by a home contractor, you definitely have more say in the home. You can sit down and let them know what your exact vision is for the home. This way, you know you are going to get your dream home, instead of simply picking the one that meets your wants the best out of the selection the company currently offers.

When you have a home custom built for you there are other benefits like having more freedom to choose the exact location where the home will be built, even if it means building around certain natural obstacles for a fantastic look or doing some extra grading to some of the areas.

When you are working with a contractor, you can change your mind along the way on certain things as you start to see the home come together, as long as materials haven't already been purchased and it's not going to be a problem for the contractor.