Why Buy a Clayton Home

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Wondering if you should buy a manufactured home? We’re taking a look at 4 reasons to consider Clayton.

Becoming a homeowner is a big milestone, one with both exciting decisions and a few stressful moments. At Clayton, we’re helping people on this journey every day, from finding their perfect home model to the construction process and home delivery. In fact, providing our customers with quality, affordable homes has been our mission since we opened our doors in 1956.

Let’s look at just a few ways we’re using those decades of experience as we innovate for the future, and what it can mean for you.

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1. Clayton offers more affordable homeownership

We truly believe homeownership makes lives better, and that it should be possible for more people. However, the average sales price of a new site-built home in the U.S. has now reached over $500,000. That’s just not attainable for many home buyers, which is where Clayton can help by offering more options. Our manufactured and modular home models cover a variety of price points, starting under $100K in most areas*.

Purchasing a home is also a big investment in your financial future, especially when compared to continuing to rent. You’ll have the comfort of knowing your monthly payment won’t suddenly rise, as well as greater privacy and control over your space. And by choosing a more affordable home from Clayton to begin with, you can invest in the other things that matter to you.

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2. Clayton homes give you 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 your style as well as your budget. You’ll also find features like kitchen islands, built-in storage, standalone bathtubs, porches and garages.

Many of our floor plans also give you the ability to personalize your new space with different layout configurations or optional features, as well as upgrades in areas like the kitchen or bathroom.

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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 impact on the planet. That’s why new Clayton homes include features like ecobee smart thermostats®, low-E windows and upgraded insulation that are designed to help conserve energy, as well as save you money on your utility bills over time.

In addition, we’re constructing our homes more efficiently right from the start, inside our home building facilities. This includes ordering precut materials, purchasing them in bulk, and reusing or recycling them whenever possible. Clayton has also partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation in 2022 to plant 2.33 million trees in environmentally degraded areas — more than double the number of trees we used to build homes in 2021**.

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4. Clayton is building a better tomorrow

Our vision is to innovate in ways that will help improve our customers’ 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 Clayton is giving back to the communities we live and work in through 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.

Ready to learn more about if Clayton’s manufactured or modular homes are right for you? 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.

*Sales price consists of home only and does not include delivery and installation or other costs such as taxes, title fees, insurance premiums, filing or recording fees, land or improvements to the land, optional home features, optional delivery or installation services, wheels and axles, community or homeowner association fees, or any other items not shown on your Sales Agreement, Retailer Closing Agreement, and related documents (your SA/RCA). If you purchase a home, your SA/RCA will show the details of your purchase. Homes available at the listed sales price will vary by retailer and state. Available only at participating Clayton Family of Brands retailers.

** Based on two trees planted by the Arbor Day Foundation for every estimated tree used in our home building process in the previous year; assuming estimated board feet used at 754 board feet per tree and average square footage of our homes built by type. Arbor Day Foundation is a registered service mark of Arbor Day Foundation Corporation.

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