Buying a new home is a big deal. For many homeowners, it's one of the most important decisions they ever make. When it comes to such a substantial choice, there are a lot of factors to consider, like:
Getting the answers to those questions can be hard but finding a trustworthy manufactured home company can be even more challenging. Sure, you could settle for a fly-by-night company or a shady mobile home dealer. But if you're like most folks, you want to work with a reliable company that has been in business for years. You need a team of professionals who can answer your questions, address your concerns, and sell you a quality home that will keep your family safe and sound.
Welcome to Ken-Co Homes Inc. - your premier choice for mobile home sales in Charleston, SC. Ken-Co Homes has been Lake City's go-to manufactured home since 1974. With several locations in South Carolina, we're the first choice for manufactured homes in the state. As longtime locals in the community, we pride ourselves on honesty, hard work, and running a manufactured home business that you can count on.
There's no secret sauce that makes Ken-Co Homes successful. We work hard, sell the finest Clayton, Destiny, Scotbilt, Homes, and treat our customers like we would like to be treated. That's why, when you meet our team for your home tour, you'll be treated with respect and greeted with a warm smile. Whether you have questions regarding financing or the fit and finish of a floorplan, we'll maintain that same level of kindness, courtesy, and honesty. That way, you know for sure that you have invested in a top-notch manufactured home that your family will love.
Unlike other manufactured home dealers, we have a full selection of Clayton Homes for sale with attractive floor plans to fit your unique lifestyle. When you choose Ken-Co Homes, you're also choosing:
We offer our valued customers a $500 guarantee that we will meet or beat ANY competitor who has a lower price on one of our homes with the same options. Don't believe us? Contact our office today!
With decades of combined experience, our team has the tools and know-how to make your buying process smooth and stress-free.
Buying a home can be challenging, especially with travel logistics and other factors at play. Our team can help answer any questions you have about buying a home and transporting it to a park or piece of private land.
When you buy from Ken-Co Homes, you're investing in a high-quality product that your family will love for years to come. With more than a dozen home choices, you're sure to find a new home that matches your lifestyle.
We'll work with you one-on-one to ensure you get the home of your dreams. If you have questions or concerns once you move in, give us a call - we're here to help.
We offer detail-oriented, experienced set-up crews that make living life in your new home easy and efficient.
At Ken-Co Homes, we offer flexible financing options to help make buying your dream home a reality.
Whether you're looking for a smaller two-bedroom manufactured home or a large, luxurious four-bedroom manufactured home, our friendly consultants are ready to help you build the home of your dreams.
"Is there a difference between a mobile home and a manufactured home?" is one of the most common questions we get online and in person. Today, many people use mobile home and manufactured home interchangeably. That's understandable because both types of homes share similar features and benefits for homeowners. However, understanding the minor differences can be valuable when searching for a new place to call home.
Unlike site-built homes, manufactured homes are built in a factory. Once completed, they're shipped to a specific location where the homeowner will live. The term "manufactured home" refers to any factory-built home constructed after June 15, 1976. That date is when the HUD or U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development implemented guidelines centered around manufactured home construction.
HUD code requires manufactured homes to be constructed on a base frame with wheels with a minimum of 320 square feet.
Thanks to fast build times and lower material costs, manufactured homes for sale in Charleston, SC is often more cost-effective for home buyers. Compared to traditional site-built homes, many manufactured homes can be up to 35% less than more traditional houses.
Any mobile homes built after June 15, 1976, are considered manufactured homes today, though many people use the term mobile home casually. In the past, these homes were used to travel and were more like the expensive RVs that people use today than true manufactured homes. Back then, mobile homes received a bad reputation due to poor build quality, but they've come a long way since that time. Today, mobile homes are safe, comfortable, and structurally sound, with many types of amenities and floor plans.
Manufactured homes are more popular in the U.S. than ever, and for good reason: prospective homeowners are looking for affordable, quality alternatives to traditional homes. That's especially true today, with inflation on the rise, necessitating more budget-friendly options for anyone who wants to put a roof over their heads.
If you're used to living in a traditional, site-built home, you may be wondering what the advantages are of buying a manufactured home. Here are just a few of the most common benefits of buying a manufactured home:
When you boil it down to the basics, buying a new home is all about the money. One of the most attractive reasons for buying a manufactured home is that they are often much less expensive than traditional site-built homes. Today, manufactured housing is considered a crucial part of the housing shortage solution and a viable option with inflation rising. According to statistics, the average square-foot cost of a site-built home is $107, while the average price is only $49 in a manufactured home. Whether you're sticking to a strict budget or your finances have changed due to poor economic conditions, going manufactured might be your best choice.
Owning a manufactured home gives the homeowner long-term living options. Because basic manufactured homes are usually very affordable, families with enough land can start with a small home and add additional units as their needs change. Manufactured homes are also great as starter homes, especially for families that plan on building a permanent structure on their land in the future. Though it could be logistically challenging, manufactured homes can also be moved to a different site if the initial one was on rented property.
Manufactured homes have received a bad rap over the last few decades. In reality, most manufactured homes are purpose-built for longevity with structural integrity. Every manufactured home built today is subject to the HUD code adopted in 1976. This code is the only federally-mandated code in existence. It was designed to ensure that manufactured homes meet strict standards regarding fire safety, structural design, energy efficiency, transportation to home sites, and overall construction. All manufactured homes sold in the U.S. have a permanent red seal to confirm they meet HUD standards.
When you buy a manufactured home, you may be able to move in faster than you would via traditional routes. Some manufactured homes are even move-in ready in less than 45 days. Compared to a traditional home, once a new manufactured home is built in the factory, buyers usually find that installation is a quick process. Once the manufactured home is delivered, utility work usually moves quickly, regardless of whether you're moving to a park or transporting your home to a piece of land. Before you know it, you're eating, sleeping, and enjoying life in your new manufactured home.
When asked about the pros and cons, many buyers cite energy efficiency as one of the most significant benefits of owning a manufactured home. In general, manufactured housing is more energy efficient than traditional because HUD mandates ensure that homes have high energy efficiency ratings.
These ratings are achieved through upgraded insulation installation, on-demand water heaters, and energy-efficient windows. These upgrades often make entire manufactured homes Energy Star certified. It's no surprise that manufactured homes are 27% more efficient than they used to be with other additions like energy-saving appliances in kitchens and bathrooms.
If you've ever lived in an apartment complex before, chances are you heard sounds and noises through your walls that you never wanted to hear. If you hate hearing your neighbors and despise thin walls, looking for mobile home sales in Charleston, SC is a great idea. Why? Manufactured homes are typically built using separate modules, which reduces sound transference from room to room. When two or more modules are combined and insulated separately, buyers enjoy an even quieter, stronger home with less outside noise.
If there's one disappointing aspect of manufactured homes, the stigma seems to surround them. Yes, mobile homes from 30 or more years ago aren't exactly marvels of construction and deserve to be criticized. However, modern manufactured homes are cut from a different cloth and are often every bit as safe and luxurious as site-built homes.
Here are some of the most common (and annoying) mobile home myths debunked:
Modern manufactured homes are factory-built homes crafted with quality materials that meet comprehensive federal construction and safety standards. These standards, called the "HUD Code," outline how the homes must be built, including safety guidelines. For example, manufactured home builders must take strict measures to ensure their homes are resistant to wind. In terms of hurricanes and tornados, having such measures in place can prevent a tragedy from happening.
The bottom line is that manufactured homes are plenty safe and provide a quality product to people who want a lower-cost option over traditional housing.
One of the most repeated myths surrounding manufactured homes is that they are in poor shape and have an overall poor quality. Today, many manufactured homes are built with quality materials and care. It's not unusual to find a manufactured home with luxurious amenities and features lie state-of-the-art kitchens, high-end appliances, and chic open floor plans. At Ken-Co Homes, we can provide you with a complete list of available upgrades and amenities for you to enjoy in your new home.
Perhaps it's due to their popularity and lower prices, but we often hear that it's hard to find manufactured homes for sale. As seasoned home dealers, we can say this is categorically false. Whether you head over to Google and search for "mobile homes near me in Charleston, SC," or simply head to Ken-Co Homes' website, you'll see plenty of homes to choose from. Contact our office today for a full list of our homes for sale!
When it comes to home prices in today's day and age, manufactured homes are among the most affordable options available.
That's because manufactured homes cost less to construct than site-built homes, with the average price costing $92K for new construction and $60K for a pre-owned manufactured home, according to recent data. The cost of a traditional home is much higher, with an average of $408K, according to Statista data from 2021. Even though manufactured home living costs change depending on the community, they're often much less expensive than their site-built cousins in the long run.
This myth parallels the stereotype that manufactured homes are cheap and poorly built. Unfortunately, many people still believe that living in a manufactured home community isn't safe. They think that the parks are run down and riddled with reprobates. In reality, many manufactured home parks mimic gated communities with 24-hour security and mandated quiet hours. Some manufactured home neighborhoods even offer community-wide amenities like spas and pools. If you're a fan of the gated community lifestyle but don't want to pay hundreds of thousands for a site-built home, a manufactured home community could be your best bet.
Are you giving serious thought to buying a manufactured home for sale in South Carolina? You're not alone - more than 365K people in the Palmetto State live in manufactured homes. At Ken-Co Homes Inc., we're not your average run-of-the-mill manufactured home dealer. We only do business with manufacturing partners committed to building top-quality products that our customers are proud to own.
If you're looking for modern amenities, energy-efficient appliances, unique floorplans, and homes constructed with quality materials, Ken-Co Homes is the company for you. Contact our office today to learn more about our beautiful Clayton homes for sale in Charleston, SC.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Over 900 graduates crossed the stage in two separate ceremonies at the College of Charleston on May 13.According to a press release, students from the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Health Science received their degrees during the morning ceremony. Students from the Graduate School of the University of Charleston, School of the Arts, and School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering received their degrees during the ceremony in the afternoon.Read more: ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Over 900 graduates crossed the stage in two separate ceremonies at the College of Charleston on May 13.
According to a press release, students from the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Health Science received their degrees during the morning ceremony. Students from the Graduate School of the University of Charleston, School of the Arts, and School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering received their degrees during the ceremony in the afternoon.
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"Your experiences these past years have been very different from those of your family members and loved ones," College of Charleston President Andrew Hsu said at the ceremony. "The pandemic, current tensions, both domestic and international, as well as the dawn of artificial intelligence give you a preview of what may come in the future. Times are changing more quickly than ever, and you are showing yourselves capable of changing with them."
Will Ward, a 1993 graduate of the College of Charleston and the founder and CEO of the Los Angeles-based development firm Forward Ventures, gave the commencement speech at the morning ceremony, according to the press release.
"Go out in the world and make your mark," Ward said at the ceremony. "You are inheriting a pretty complex world and country now and it's your job to make it a better place. Bring people together. Have compassion. Live your life with integrity. And always know that the only thing that can hold you back is you."
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According to the press release, Todd McNerney, the associate dean of the School of the Arts and professor of performance in the Department of Theater and Dance, spoke during the afternoon ceremony.
"Over these last few years, you have met the challenges of your professors and the challenges of their classes," McNerney said at the ceremony. "You have experienced a once-in-a-hundred-year pandemic and you have undoubtedly faced numerous trials and tribulations specific to your own life circumstances, all of which have allowed you to arrive at this moment."
The press release says the afternoon session also featured the first systems engineering majors at the College of Charleston participating in a commencement ceremony.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern baseball snapped their four-game losing streak on Saturday, cruising to a 10-2 win over the USC Upstate Spartans at Nielson Field on Senior Day.Offensively, the Bucs (21-25, 12-11 in conference) got it done with the long ball, as hit four home runs on the afternoon. Pitching was also outstanding throughout the day, as Sam Massey and Evan Truitt combined to strike out seven batters and allow seven hits.Charleston Southern got on the board first in the opening inning. The first three men...
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern baseball snapped their four-game losing streak on Saturday, cruising to a 10-2 win over the USC Upstate Spartans at Nielson Field on Senior Day.
Offensively, the Bucs (21-25, 12-11 in conference) got it done with the long ball, as hit four home runs on the afternoon. Pitching was also outstanding throughout the day, as Sam Massey and Evan Truitt combined to strike out seven batters and allow seven hits.
Charleston Southern got on the board first in the opening inning. The first three men reached on infield singles, and Kieran Davis walked to give the Bucs a 1-0 lead. That would be all though, as the next three Buccaneer hitters were retired via the strike out.
USC Upstate (33-18, 18-5 in conference) tied the game in the top of the second inning with a solo home run off of Massey, who lasted 4.0+ innings, allowing just the one run on four hits, one walk and three strikeouts.
It was tied at one until the bottom of the fourth inning. Connor Aldrich reached on what would be the fifth infield single of the afternoon for the Bucs. Then, with two strikes, Tyrell Brewer celebrated his Senior Day with his first home run of the season to give the Bucs a 3-1 lead. Brewer was 2 for 4 on the day with two RBI.
The score remained the same until the bottom of the seventh inning, when the Bucs bats came to life. Back-to-back home runs from Davis and James Jett that went over the left field scoreboard gave the Bucs a 5-1 lead.
The Bucs were not done yet, as eight men came to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning, leading to five runs. Nicholas Fazzari and Ike George both singled to start the inning. Then, back-to-back walks brought in the fifth run. Two batters later, Sam Low got in on the Senior-Day fun with his second home run of the year to make it 10-1.
After allowing a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning, Truitt’s final line was 5.0 innings, one run, three hits, zero walks and four strikeouts. He picked up the win to improve to 4-6 on the year.
On Senior Day, six of the ten runs scored came from the upperclassmen. Low finished 3 for 3 with 3 RBI, and Fazarri was 2 for 2 with a run scored and two sacrifice bunts.
The rubber game of this three-game series will be on Sunday at 1 p.m. as the Bucs look to finish their 2023 home schedule with a series win over the No. 2 team in the conference. Currently, the Bucs are in fifth place in the Big South standings and are looking to secure a spot in the Big South Tournament.
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ROGERS -- Kelton Moreton did more than just survive in his first appearance on the mound in a state tournament game.The freshman right-hander pitched into the seventh inning as Charleston defeated Genoa Central 5-3 at Mountie Field in Rogers. The game was moved to Rogers after rain postponed Class 3A first-round games at Lincoln on Thursday.Moreton was in control of Genoa Central (20-2) until the seventh inning when the Dragons pulled to within 5-3 after singles by Lane Morton and Hayden Teer and a run-scoring groundout from El...
ROGERS -- Kelton Moreton did more than just survive in his first appearance on the mound in a state tournament game.
The freshman right-hander pitched into the seventh inning as Charleston defeated Genoa Central 5-3 at Mountie Field in Rogers. The game was moved to Rogers after rain postponed Class 3A first-round games at Lincoln on Thursday.
Moreton was in control of Genoa Central (20-2) until the seventh inning when the Dragons pulled to within 5-3 after singles by Lane Morton and Hayden Teer and a run-scoring groundout from Eli Pierce. But Kolton Pair came on in relief to get the final out on a grounder to shortstop for Charleston.
Moreton received a standing ovation from a group of Charleston fans after he left the mound in the seventh inning and the celebration continued with a bunch of slaps on the back from his teammates as they exited the field.
Not only did Moreton win in his first appearance in a state tournament, he beat the Class 3A-7 Conference champions who lost for only the second time this season.
"He's a ninth-grader and you talk about big-time players, big-time situations, big games, I couldn't be more prouder of him," Charleston Coach Tyler Reese said. "Before the game I told him 'I just want you to go out and compete', and he competed his butt off. I'm incredibly proud of that guy."
Moreton said he was nervous leading up to the game but that he shook off the jitters pretty quickly on the mound.
"I was a little nervous at first but I tried to stay locked in," Moreton said. "After that first inning, I kind of found my rhythm and made some good pitches."
Charleston (13-8) led throughout after talking leads of 1-0 in the first and 3-0 after three innings. The Dragons finally scored on an RBI single by Teer but the Tigers countered with two more runs in the sixth with the help of singles from Trevor Jones and Mason Rudd.
"We didn't have any five- or six-run innings, we just pieced it together," Reese said. "We got one [hit] here, one there, two here and just kind of strung it together for a couple innings with great at-bats. That's a great team [Genoa Central] and I'm just so proud of my kids."
CHARLESTON, S.C. - College of Charleston used a three-run sixth inning, two-hit nights from Luke Wood and Cam Dean, and strong pitching from the trio of Ty Good, Aidan Hunter and William Privette for a 4-3 win over top-seeded UNCW Friday night.Ty Good took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and only allowed two over his six innings of work before Aidan Hunter pitched a scoreless seventh and Privette struck out four over the final two frames.Luke Wood’s RBI single in the second was the only number on the scoreboard until bo...
CHARLESTON, S.C. - College of Charleston used a three-run sixth inning, two-hit nights from Luke Wood and Cam Dean, and strong pitching from the trio of Ty Good, Aidan Hunter and William Privette for a 4-3 win over top-seeded UNCW Friday night.
Ty Good took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and only allowed two over his six innings of work before Aidan Hunter pitched a scoreless seventh and Privette struck out four over the final two frames.
Luke Wood’s RBI single in the second was the only number on the scoreboard until both teams posted multi-run innings in the sixth. UNCW scored two on the two-out single before Charleston responded with three of their own scoring runs on a bases-loaded walk, Cam Dean single and wild pitch.
Final Score: Charleston 4, UNCW 3
Location: Patriots Point
Records: Charleston (31-17, 16-9 CAA), UNCW (27-19, 16-7 CAA)
How It Happened
Trotter Harlan doubled to lead off the second and came home to score one pitch later on a Luke Wood RBI single past the first baseman.
It would hold at a 1-0 Charleston lead until the sixth when the Seahawks took advantage of a trio of walks and plated two on a single from Bryan Arendt.
The UNCW lead was short-lived as the Cougars drew four-straight walks to start their half of the sixth to tie it back up t 2-2.
Cam Dean laced a ball to left center for an RBI single and 3-2 Charleston lead before a wild pitch scored the final run.
UNCW would get one across in the ninth to make it a one-run game, but Privette struck out the final hitter to nail down his eighth save of the season.
Ty Good collected his 25th career win at the College of Charleston, passing Christian Powell, Scott Oliver and Bailey Ober for second-most victories in program history.
William Privette tossed the final two innings of the ballgame striking out four and allowing just one hit and one run for his eighth save of the season. Privette also collected his 20th career save moving into a tie with Carter Love for 4th all-time at Charleston.
Charleston collected home win No. 23 and moved to 22-6 on the season when scoring first.
Luke Wood finished the night 2-for-3 with a RBI, walk and run scored for his 16th multi-hit game of the season and pushed his batting average to a team-best .331.
Cam Dean collected his 14th multi-hit game of the season putting the Cougars ahead for good on an RBI knock in the sixth. Dean finished 2-for-3 as well with an RBI and walk.
Cole Mathis and Trotter Harlan walked twice as the Cougars drew eight on the night - four coming consecutively to lead off the three-run sixth.
Five Cougars added to their on-base streak Friday night - Cole Mathis (32), Will Baumhofer (25), Trotter Harlan (22), Tyler Sorrentino (14) and Cam Dean (11).
Friday’s win was the third-straight over UNCW dating back to last season for the Cougars.
Charleston and UNCW meet for game two Saturday afternoon from Patriots Point with first pitch set for 2 p.m.
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The Travel Makes Me Happy team has created a free guide and 3-day itinerary to help plan a weekend girls trip to Charleston, SC.NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, May 12, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ -- This Mother's Day, why not surprise mom by helping plan a great weekend trip with this free guide and 3 day itinerary? Our Travel Makes me Happy team has published a detailed guide and itinerary on how to make the most out of a weekend getaway to Charleston...
The Travel Makes Me Happy team has created a free guide and 3-day itinerary to help plan a weekend girls trip to Charleston, SC.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, May 12, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ -- This Mother's Day, why not surprise mom by helping plan a great weekend trip with this free guide and 3 day itinerary? Our Travel Makes me Happy team has published a detailed guide and itinerary on how to make the most out of a weekend getaway to Charleston, South Carolina - a city rich in history, culture, and Southern charm.
Charleston is a city that has something for everyone, and you can use our free 3-day itinerary for a memorable Mother's Day trip-planning treat. Our guide highlights the myriad of activities and sights to see, from strolling through historic downtown, visiting the famous Fort Sumter National Monument, exploring stunning plantations, to indulging in the city's renowned culinary delights.
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