Considering purchasing a new modular home, manufactured home, or prefabricated home in The Lone Star State, Texas? The second largest state by area and population, with some of the most populated cities in the United States, Texas’ manufactured home market is steadily increasing. The average cost of a site-built home in Texas is currently listed as $260,000; in comparison, modular homes, mobile homes, and manufactured homes can be custom built for anywhere from $55 to $75 per square foot—bringing the total cost to approximately $117,000. Texas’ home values are on track to rise 3.1% within the next year, making the purchase of a manufactured home a wise investment for would-be Texan home buyers. Although, these average costs may increase in the major metropolitan areas such as the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex. The manufactured homes constructed for the state of Texas are built with the notoriously hot climate kept in mind—energy efficiency being a large factor in construction. With Texas sharing borders with Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and several Mexican states in the South, there is an abundance of manufacturers and dealers to choose from when searching for a manufactured home. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, Meridian Homes is one of the largest manufactured home and modular home builders in the state.