"...outstanding research...jam-packed with information and advice...Fair and balanced...Will save money, effort and frustration." -- St. Petersburg Times, October 16, 2004
"Finally, a detailed map of the manufactured home marketplace....Extensive up-to-date information...With this solid book [consumers] have their tool." -- Shelterforce Magazine
...a guide no manufactured homebuyer should be without. -- Carson City Appeal
...tells home buyers everything they need to know about shopping defensively and with confidence. -- Peninsula Daily News
A definitive, soup-to-nuts buying guide to manufactured homes, a comprehensive work. -- Marin Independent Journal
offers detailed information on every aspect of planning, purchasing and siting manufactured homes....plus information about the top 25 manufacturers. -- Sequim Gazette
From the Author
It is a pleasure to bring this second edition to the manufactured home shoppers marketplace. Readers may notice the title has also been revised slightlyfrom The Complete Buyers Guide...
to The Grissim Buyers Guide....
and here an explanation is in order:
Following the books first publication, I was deluged with questions from readers about different manufacturers. In the absence of any guide that described and rated all U.S. builders (79 at last count), I resolved to tackle the project. The result was a second consumer guide, The Grissim Ratings Guide to Manufactured Homes, published in early 2006, designed to be an essential companion resource to this book. Thus, the two books together now properly comprise the complete buyers guide.
One final note: While I am a booster of manufactured housing, I am also an outsider, one of the industrys most vocal critics whose loyalty is to the home buying consumer. Over the years I have crossed swords with more than a few builders who were not at all happy with my critiques. As a journalist I am fiercely protective of both my independence and professional integrity, as well as the credibility of my writing. Accordingly, other than income derived from the sale of my books and from speaking and writing about the consumers point of view, I neither solicit or accept a dime from the industry about which I write. My readers have my assurance that I intend to keep it that way.
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