5 Tips in Buying a Mobile Home

Posted: April 30, 2012 in Home Organization Tips

Shopping for mobile homes is way different than shopping for standard homes. When it comes to mobile homes, you get this degree of flexibility that enables you to customize and design your very own home. Here are a few tips on how to purchase mobile homes.

List down your needs.

While the word ‘mobile home’ implies that it is moving, the entire truth is—only about five percent of these homes actually move. You need to know what kind of mobile home would fit your lifestyle and taste and of course how much you are willing to pay for it. Mobile homes also come in a wide variety of sizes, from the single section to multi-section. How big is your family? How huge is the size of your land or parking space?

Choose a mobile home design.

Find a mobile home design that best fits your qualifications—this includes interior features like bedroom closets, cabinets and whether you need a fireplace. Choose external features of your mobile home as well like the color of awnings, siding and patio covers.

Look for mobile home financing options.

Search for mobile financing options with a lender or mobile home retailer. You can also find information from mobile home reviews online. Don’t miss other additional expenses such as insurance, property taxes, land rental fees and utilities. These costs should be added and then compared to your mobile home budget.

Learn about the kind of warranty offered for your mobile home.

Find out your transportation arrangements and how the mobile home will be installed when it finally reaches its destination. Know the differences between warranties and the things they cover. Choose a warranty that meets the needs of you and your family.

Prepare to spend on maintenance.

Maintenance is every mobile home owner’s obligation and something that must be followed if you want to keep your warranty valid.


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