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story.lead_photo.caption Staff members of Hobbs Manufactured Homes pose for a group portrait in the center of what they call the village in Texarkana, Texas.

An affordable path to home ownership is something Hobbs Manufactured Homes offers residents across the Four States Area.

Hobbs Manufactured Homes opened March 1, 2018, but owner Pat Hobbs had 17 prior years of experience managing a manufactured home business in Texarkana.

"My goal was to be out on my own," he said.

Competitive pricing and the option of customization makes the purchase of a manufactured home a wise decision for many people.

"We can provide custom homes at $45 to $55 a square foot. People are able to afford a home and still have money to enjoy other things in life," Hobbs said.

Hobbs Manufactured Homes offers Single-Wide and Double-Wide Manufactured homes and also Tiny houses.

"This is a really good market because of the pricing. We see all types of customers from people downsizing or young families looking for something affordable.

"If you're considering a manufactured home for your new home purchase, we ask that you stop in and browse our selection of exciting new-model homes. We are certain you will be able to find a home that exceeds your expectations," Hobbs said.

Hobbs said he offers the largest selection of inventory in the area with something to meet everyone's needs.

Single-wides can be purchased for as low as $24,995 and double-wides for as low as $46,995. Custom homes start at $45 a square foot. Sizes range from one bedroom and one bath to five bedrooms with three bathrooms.

Prices include delivery and installation up to a 150 mile radius.

The financing offered is second to none, Hobbs said.

The quality of manufactured homes is something that has improved greatly over the years.

Unlike stick-built homes, which are built to state and local codes that differ across the country, manufactured homes all must be built to the strict standards set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These high standards include considerations relating to fire safety, egress, load capacity, ventilation, energy efficiency, heating, plumbing and the home's ability to withstand the rigors of traveling from the factory to the site.

Hobbs Manufactured Homes sells homes by Kabco Builders, Jessup Homes, Clayton Homes, TruMH and Platinum Cottages by Platinum Park Homes.

Kabco Builders provides customized housing to make sure a customer's home is an extension of their family's character and style. Kabco offers a wide selection of floor plans that can be enhanced and customized to fits the needs of a family.

Whether it's an extra large linen cabinet for more storage, a larger bedroom window to take advantage of a beautiful view, double French doors out to a new deck or a large soaking tub for a relaxing bath, Kabco Builders offers the flexibility and freedom to build a dream home.

TruMH operates on the idea that customers like options, especially when it comes to affordable, no-nonsense housing. TruMH Homes was created in the spring of 2012 .Word spread and more people started becoming homeowners for the first time. The company is now proud to have more than 25,000 homes in 31 states. TruMH builds with factory-select materials with low margins and overhead. This keeps prices low. All of the manufactured homes meet federal codes, which assures strength, durability, fire resistance, energy efficiency and overall quality. Platinum Cottages by Platinum Park Homes are also available. The cottages are great for downsizers or first-time homeowners. The contemporary cottage homes for sale not only look amazing, they're also packed with modern conveniences and premium furnishings that provide an enviable living experience.

Hobbs Manufactured Homes is at 1800 Piney Road off Westlawn Drive. It is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 903-735-9921.