4 Reasons to Consider Buying a Clayton Home

Exterior of a Clayton manufactured home with white and blue siding, a side porch and front lawn, with trees in the background.

Are you thinking about buying a manufactured home? Take a look at these 4 reasons to consider choosing one from Clayton.

Becoming a homeowner is a big milestone, representing a journey with both exciting and sometimes stressful moments as you invest in your future. At Clayton, we’re helping people on this journey every day, from finding their perfect home to the construction process and home delivery to move-in day and beyond. It’s all because providing our customers with quality, affordable homes has been our mission since we first opened our doors in 1956.

Let’s dig into just a few ways we’re using those decades of experience to continue innovating and looking to the future, and what it means for you if you’re interested in purchasing an off-site built home.

1. Clayton builds and sells more affordable homes.

The Clayton team truly believe homeownership makes lives better, and that it should be possible for more people. However, the average sales price of a new traditional site-built home in the U.S. has now reached over $450,000, according to the Census Bureau. That’s simply not affordable for most home buyers, which is where Clayton can help by offering them more options to choose from. Our manufactured and modular home models cover a variety of price points, starting at under $100,000 in most areas, not including the cost of land or for the required delivery, installation and taxes.

Purchasing a home is also an investment in your financial future, especially when compared to continuing to rent. It can help give you greater stability with more predictable housing costs, as well as the benefits of more privacy and freedom in a space you can personalize as much as you want. And by choosing a more affordable home from Clayton to begin with, you can also have the opportunity to invest in other financial goals that matter to you.

Clayton manufactured home kitchen with white cabinets, stainless steel appliances and an island with three chairs, along with neutral decor.

2. Clayton offers many style and feature options.

It’s simple: Your home should fit your life. So, whether you prefer farmhouse, modern, traditional or something in between, Clayton has a home model that matches both your style and your budget. You’ll also find many of the popular features we know today’s buyers really want, like roomy kitchen islands, built-in storage options throughout the home, relaxing standalone bathtubs, and even porches and garages.

Many of our floor plans also give you the ability to choose between several different room layout configurations or optional features, as well as potential upgrades in areas like the kitchen or bathroom. If there’s something specific you’re looking for, the experienced home consultants at our home centers can help you find the model and options that are right for you.

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3. Clayton homes have energy-efficient features.

Energy efficiency is becoming more and more important to today’s homeowners, who are concerned about their utility bills and their impact on the planet. That’s why new Clayton homes include features like smart thermostats, Low-E windows and hybrid water heaters that are designed to help your home run more efficiently and conserve energy, as well as potentially save you money over time.

In addition, we’re also constructing our homes more efficiently right from the start inside of our home building facilities. This includes ordering precut materials to help reduce waste, purchasing many items in bulk, and reusing or recycling them whenever possible. It’s all part of how Clayton is keeping sustainability and the environment in mind.

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4. Clayton is building a better tomorrow.

At Clayton, our vision is to continue to innovate housing solutions that improve lives, and you can see this reflected in our company values:

  • Open doors
  • Be a home
  • Drive change
  • Do good
  • Earn trust

That’s why we’re giving back to our community, customers, team members and partners with our focus on social responsibility. This includes philanthropic donations and volunteer efforts, working toward a more sustainable future and offering a variety of programs to invest in our team members. It’s all part of our commitment to be a force for good.

And there you have it, a look at just some of the benefits of choosing Clayton. Are you ready to learn more about if our manufactured or modular homes are the right choice for you? Below, you can get in touch with your local home center today for more information, or check out floor plans that are available near you on our website and then filter them by price, size and more.

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