Oak Creek Homes is in the business of manufacturing, selling, financing, and providing insurance products for consumers of factory-built housing. Its current product line includes everything from traditional low cost, single section homes to multiple-section, fully improved modular homes that are virtually indistinguishable from site-built housing. In order to fully understand the Company’s diverse offerings, a basic explanation of important terms is required.
When looking to buy land and home together, many people will ask a common question?
“Should I find my land first?”
Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a variety of answers. Here is a process that we have seen work well…
Low Emissivity windows (commonly referred to as ‘Low-E’ windows) are windowpanes that are covered in microscopic layers of metallic oxides. This coating is invisible to the naked eye. By design, the coating protects your home from unwanted UV rays while allowing natural light to pass through it.
Today’s manufactured homes can deliver outstanding quality and performance at prices ranging from 10 to 20 percent less per square foot than conventional site-built homes. These savings allow more and more Americans to own their own home, even in the face of an ever-widening housing affordability gap.
Thankfully, we are OK and are working to get back on our feet! Oak Creek Homes is a League City- based company (just south of Houston), and extreme weather is nothing new to us. Hurricane Harvey, however, is truly unprecedented in its strength.
Years ago, we were told by industry experts that neutral color paint was the way to go when marketing your home. The idea was that using beige and white colors would appeal to the mass of potential buyers. But recent data points to painting your home using bold colors to maximize your home’s value.
If you’ve got your heart set on a new home, prepare to pay more (an average of $1,236 more according to an estimate from the National Association of Home Builders). The soaring lumber cost and widespread labor shortages are impacting the residential construction market. Lumber prices, already at record-high levels, are on their way up.
“Home sweet home” comes in all sizes, locations, and budgets: urban brownstones, modern high-rise apartments, suburban ranch homes, rustic farmhouses, manufactured homes … That’s right. A manufactured home is the perfect option for many. If that surprises you, you may be buying into the following common (false) manufactured home myths. So, let’s set the record straight!
When in the market for a new home, many people are looking to manufactured homes. They are attractive and low-cost. Lending for these factory-built dwellings is different in some ways than a traditional mortgage. According to CFED, “financing manufactured home purchases and refinances can be a viable and effective community development activity for credit unions”. Thus, more and more credit unions have stepped up to answer the call, offering lending for manufactured houses.
When you’ve built homes as long as Oak Creek (45 years!), you hear a lot of common reasons for customers not falling in love with a particular model. Often, the heart of the home is great, but the rest is just not quite right.
Sometimes when our housing consultants greet new customers, their apprehension and fear are apparent. They are weary of interacting because they just had a terrible experience at one of our competitors.
If you’ve studied our website or researched online, you probably know that Oak Creek prides itself on having some of the highest resale values in the industry. Considering that most people only keep their house for seven years before selling it, this is an important and substantial consideration when choosing the right home.
This year marks the 45th year of Oak Creek’s storied history, and we couldn’t be more proud. Starting as a single retail dealership in Pasadena, Texas in 1971, Oak Creek has grown to include 19 dealerships, 3 manufacturing facilities, a mortgage company and a very successful insurance company.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the tragic flooding in South Louisiana over the past several weeks. Some estimates show 60,000 people without adequate housing, many of whom must completely rebuild their lives due the total loss of their homes.
If you’ve seen the list of stock models currently featured on Oak Creek’s website as well as the individual dealer sites (if not, check them out!). Why are these homes so much cheaper? Is something wrong with them?
So you want to tour our houses but you just don’t have the time? No problem. Just click here and take a look at one of our 3 dimensional home tours. You’ll be able to get an overview of our floorplans and click anywhere in it to see the interior of a particular part of the house.