It's a great time of year to be shopping for a new home — your tax refund is handy, the real estate market is heating up, and before long, the kids will be out of school for the summer.

Don't forget manufactured homes are a great option with gorgeous, high-end interiors for a great price. Here are some points to consider, courtesy of our friends at Timberline Homes of Louisiana-Lafayette:

1) You can have an interior that looks like it came straight from a design magazine. Think farmhouse finishes like sliding barn doors and rustic wood feature walls, large kitchen islands, exposed beams and wood-look flooring.

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2) You can build on your own land. You don't have to live in a crowded neighborhood or a land-lease community.

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3) There are so many options to customize your unit. Timberline Homes is the an exclusive dealer of SE Homes, but they also offer custom design options. Throughout the whole process, they will explain all your options (including financing and land-in-lieu financing options) in a stress-free, no-hassle environment.

If you think your next home might be a manufactured home, call or text Sara at 337-517-1988 or visit timberlinelafayette.com. They are not providing tours because of the Coronavirus outbreak, but you can still ask questions, take virtual tours and apply for financing online.