Prefab homes continue to evolve: "Modular-home interiors are almost indistinguishable from comparably priced site-built homes. The exteriors are improved, with everything from wood siding to stucco, decorative stone walls and tile roofs.
But negative perceptions of manufactured housing are tough to reverse, and prefabricated builders are eager for consumers to take another look at their products...However, modular homes are plentiful in rural Arizona and in the outer urban areas. There are also modular-home communities in the Valley, including Dolce Vita at Superstition Mountain in Apache Junction. Dolce Vita - meaning the sweet or good life in Italian - is a 55-and-older gated community with a full range of pools, fitness facilities and other activities for residents."
I don't know about you, but the idea of living in an Arizona HOA subdivision full of prefabricated homes just doesn't appeal to me.