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Understanding the Different Home Types.

Welcome to Cove Communities, where we feature a wide selection of manufactured and modular homes, and park models in a variety of floor plans and home styles. We have a number of options to choose from, in fact, there are so many options today it can sometimes be confusing.

When you are buying a home, you might hear the terms modular homes, manufactured homes and park model homes. Below we provide a short description of each home type and when you are ready to learn more, any one of our knowledgable community managers or sales managers would be happy to discuss the various options further.

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Big Living in Small Spaces.

Park models, sometimes referred to as park homes, or even cottages, are unique recreational park trailers built on a single chassis, mounted on wheels and do not exceed 400 square feet when fully set on a lot. These small cottages were designed as temporary accommodations for recreation, camping and seasonal use. Park models can be one or two bedrooms, include lofts, roof-top decks and come in woodsy models as well as modern and contemporary. Although park models are compact like tiny homes, park models are built under much stricter building codes than a tiny home.

Modular Homes Come in Tiny and Traditional Sizes.

Designer Home Cottages are similar to park models from a size perspective, but are built to modular home codes, tested for durability and sustainability to provide seasonal or year-round living. This luxurious, world-class line of small modular homes are fashioned with quality materials and specialty brands. The result is the Designer Cottage series of homes. These unique and unexpected homes are now available at Cove's Point Sebago Resort in Casco, Maine.

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Modern & Contemporary. Beautifully Appointed.

More traditional size modular homes look like, and are built similar to, traditional stick homes in many aspects. When it comes to design, you will find as many floor plans, finishings, colors, and elevations as stick-built, but what you won't find is the price tag.

A modular home is different than a manufactured home; it is simply a home that is built off-site opposed to on the home building site. The normal building timeframe for these homes is more around 3 to 4 months compared to 5 to 6 months, or longer, for stick built. These high-quality modular homes retain their value very well; traditionally stick-built held their value better, but that is changing because of the high standards of today's modular homes.

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Manufactured Homes. Variety of Models and Floor Plans.

Manufactured Homes are beautiful, functional and sometimes indistinguishable from site-built homes. You will find modern kitchens, stainless steel appliances, master suites and walk-in closets.

These homes are built following strict federal building quality standards related to design, construction, strength, durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency, and performance standards for all house systems including electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning.

Manufactured homes are not mobile homes, and certain lenders offer manufactured home loans that are similar to loans for site-built homes because of the quality standards to which these homes have been built.


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