manufactured home: Purchasing a Manufactured Home - 02/18/14 02:47 PM
Here are a few things to consider before purchasing a manufactured home:
 
Leased land or rented land?
Manufactured homes on leased land are less expensive.  They are less valuable because you only own your “coach” and not the land.  You will have to pay monthly rent to the land owner.  The rent may be limited by rent control, or it may be costly, depending on the specific mobile home park.
Manufactured homes on owned land, on the other hand, cost more because they include the land.  Instead of paying rent, you will pay monthly HOA dues to the Home Owners Association, which is much … (0 comments)

manufactured home: Thinking about buying a manufactured home? - 02/02/14 03:11 PM
Here are a few things to consider before purchasing a manufactured home:
Senior or family park?
Some mobile home parks are specially designated for residents who are age 55 and better. The primary resident must be 55 years old, and other residents must adhere to the park’s age policy for secondary residents. For example, many parks will allow secondary residents under 55 years old, as long as they are at least 35 (or 45) years old. Exceptions may be made for disabled residents and caretakers (with a doctor’s note). The goal of a senior park is to cater to the needs … (0 comments)

manufactured home: Mobile Home vs. Manufactured Home - 01/27/14 06:07 PM
Mobile homes and manufactured homes are pre-fabricated houses (often called “coaches”) that are manufactured off-site and hauled in to the site. What’s the difference between a mobile home and a manufactured home? Typically a mobile home refers to a unit that was built before mid-1975, and is also known as a “pre-HUD” home. Manufactured homes, built after 1975, conform to a higher quality standard imposed by HUD.
Manufactured homes offer many benefits. Affordability is often a driving factor, because values are much lower than a single family home. It’s wonderful that most mobile home parks include amenities such as a swimming … (6 comments)

 
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