Buyers eye benefits of manufactured homes

New book explains pros and cons of dwellings

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If you are thinking about building a new home, want to save money and have ideas of what you want in your residence, first read "Kit Homes" by Rich Binsacca. Starting with a short history of the more than 75,000 Sears Roebuck kit homes built between 1908 and 1940, this unique book explains the pros and cons of today's factory-built homes. As author Rich Binsacca quickly explains, there are many choices and sources for customizing these new homes to meet the buyer's wishes. Looking at the many photos throughout the book, readers would never know most of these houses started out on a factory construction assembly line. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. The old days of bland "double wide" trailer and mobile homes with low pitch roofs are long gone, having been replaced by stylish, custom-looking manufactured homes that compare favorably with on-site "stick built" homes. Although exact savings are hard to pin down, considering time and finance cost reductions, Binsacca says at least 20 pe...