PRLog - June 5, 2010 - GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Retirement couples today are asking for affordable housing concepts and the manufactured home industry is responding. Baby boomers are selling their site-built homes and are looking seriously at the custom features in manufactured and modular homes. Between 30% and 40% of new retirees plan to downsize to a smaller ranch-style home, and half of those plan on moving to a new state. South and North Carolina top the preferences of baby boomers who will retire in the next decade, according to a Del Web 2010 survey.
Fleetwood Springhill Model Home
One builder, Cavco, is listening to active seniors who want energy saving windows, wider doorways and Energy Star appliances as standard features. Under the Fleetwood brand name, Cavco is just releasing 2010 floor plans with designer color options.
From 1000 to 2200 sq. ft, you can choose a home that fits your lifestyle.
The most popular choice this year is a ranch-style home with 1260 sq. ft.in
a 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan. Once the added value of an enclosed porch or back deck is included, the living space extends to over 1500 sq. ft.
After fifteen months of research, one retiring California couple chose Chesnee, SC as their ideal location and selected the Fleetwood Springhill hybrid manufactured home as the best “costs of living” choice. “We love the lower utilities bills, even in the winter,” they both shared. Go to www.retirementhomessales.com to see photos of their new home, and read more about their story as they searched for the ideal retirement home.
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About Georgie Rhein. I am a freelance writer and owner of a Fleetwood Springhill home.I created the webpage, www.retirementhomessales.com, to share with other seniors about our excellent experience with Fleetwood.