What You Should Be Aware of When Buying a Mobile Home

You’re finally ready to buy a new home and you have found what seems to be your dream home. However, it is a mobile home and you aren’t really sure on what you need to look for to make sure that it is a good deal and that the home is in good shape. We are going to go over some of the important things that you need to know before you sign on the dotted line for your new mobile home.

  1. Make Sure The Mobile Home Is Already On Land

There are tons of mobile home lots where you can actually walk onto the lot, just like you would a car lot, and look at mobile homes and purchase one of your choosing. However, if you purchase a mobile home from a dealership you are just buying the mobile home and it doesn’t come with any land. You can purchase land separately to put your mobile home on but you will be responsible for installing a water well, having electricity put on the land and a septic system.

Each one of these things can cost around five thousand dollars each so you need to make sure you budget for them accordingly. If the lot that you purchase isn’t cleared then you will need to have the land cleared before you can move your mobile home onto the property. You also want to make sure that the land is sloped and slopes downward away from the home so that when it rains the home will not flood.

  1. Buy A Quality Home

When you are buying a mobile home, you will have the option of buying a new home or used home. Used mobile homes are okay to purchase but just like with anything else you buy used you need to make sure that the home is still in good shape.

There are quality mobile homes available for purchase and they can last you for years but you have to do your due diligence and make sure that you are buying a trustworthy brand that has been around and will stand the test of time.

When you purchase a new mobile home you will also have the option to add upgrades throughout your home that will make it nicer such as cabinet hardware, light fixtures, garden tub, fireplaces and even an island in your kitchen.

  1. Inspect The Mobile Home For Issues

Take your time and walk through the mobile home to check for issues. You want to look at the windows and if they are single pane then you know right off the bat that the home is not energy efficient and the electric bill will be high.

When walking through the home make sure all the doors shut properly because this will tell you if the home is level and stable. If any of the doors don’t shut then the house isn’t on a good foundation or there was rehab work done on the home and they did a poor …

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