NOXVILLE, Tenn. Oct., 22, 2013 — Alongside the recent U.S. government shut-down and continued economic uncertainty, new homeowners are finding that living within their means may be the new American dream. According to a recent survey by credit.com, nearly one in four Americans between the ages of 18-24 defined their American dream as being debt-free.** This new trend means that affordable housing is becoming one solution to fulfilling this dream.
More Americans have embraced the freedom of financial stability by realizing it’s possible to own a quality home and have money left over to spend on yourself. The “McMansions” of the 1990s are now a dream of the past.
“We believe this generation’s attitude shift in consumerism has fueled our company’s growth,” said Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton Homes. “Clayton Homes is now America’s largest homebuilder* because of our unchanging core values. We provide hardworking American families with high quality, affordable housing so they can focus on family and the things that matter most in life.”
Skilled craftsmen build Clayton manufactured homes in one of the company’s 35 home building facilities. Every home is subject to a series of inspections to assure that precise construction standards are maintained. The building environment is climate-controlled, preventing weather delays and damaged materials, which saves consumers money.
To find an authorized Clayton Homes dealer near you, visit claytonhomes.com.
About Clayton Homes
Clayton Homes has built more than 1.5 million homes since 1934, winning multiple awards for design and construction. Through its affiliates and family of brands, Clayton Homes builds, sells, finances, leases, and insures manufactured and modular homes, as well commercial and educational buildings. As the nation’s largest home builder*, Clayton Homes is a vertically integrated Berkshire Hathaway company whose purpose is opening doors to a better life, one home at a time.
*Largest homebuilder in 2012 as of 7/26/2013, based on a comparison of the number of manufactured homes sold to the number of site built homes sold as reported by builderonline.com and the number of manufactured homes shipped as compared to all other manufactured home manufacturers as reported by the Manufactured Housing Institute.
**The survey was conducted by GFK Custom Research for Credit.com.