The Best Prefab Homes for Retirees Relocating to Central Florida

Lovely manufactured home with front porch, garage, red-tile walkway and drivewayResidential real estate prices are on the rise throughout the U.S., and the Sunshine State is no exception. This presents unprecedented challenges to seniors who have spent their working years looking forward to retirement in the sunny climate of Central Florida but now worry whether they’ll be able to afford it.

Fortunately, there are some less-costly alternatives to buying an expensive site-built home, such as purchasing a prefab home instead. Blair Group, a well-respected developer of manufactured-home communities for active adults 55 and older, is pleased to provide the following information to help seniors evaluate whether a prefab home purchase is right for them:

Exactly What Is a Prefab Home?

Also known as factory-built homes or manufactured homes, prefab homes are substantially constructed in the controlled environment of a factory, with final assembly occurring upon relocation to the home site. This eliminates many of the delays attributed to inclement weather that can drive up construction costs for homes built on site.

However, the cost savings that are passed on to the buyer of a factory-built home don’t translate into compromises on quality. All manufactured homes built since the early 1990s must meet strict, federally established safety standards. What’s more, modern prefab homes are available with many of the same luxury amenities found in their site-built counterparts. These include features like:

  • Open-concept floorplans
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Walk-in closets
  • Kitchens with islands and stone countertops
  • Laminate flooring
  • Low-maintenance vinyl siding
  • Energy-efficient appliances

Even Better—Prefab Homes in Resort-Style Retirement Communities

Blair Group manages five gated, manufactured-home communities in some of the most desirable locations in Central Florida. All of our prebuilt homes are situated in traditional neighborhood settings and come with attached carports or garages as well as screen rooms or sunrooms. When you purchase one of them and pay a low monthly home site lease fee, you’ll have daily access to a wealth of on-site amenities, including a clubhouse, pool, fitness center, and spaces for club meetings and social events.

Contact the Blair Group Lifestyle Team today for more information.