Mobile Home Financing In Florida, Modular Home Loan Financing Florida

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Real Estate Agent with 1st Continental Mortgage

Mobile Home Financing In Florida,

  • Downpayment less than 3% of Sales Price
  • 100% Financing options available
  • No reserves or required.
  • FHA regulated closing costs.
  • Seller can credit up to 6% of sales price towards buyers costs.
  • Easier Credit Qualifying Guidelines such as:
  • No minimum FICO score or credit score requirments.
  • FHA will allow a home purchase 2 years after a Bankruptcy.
  • FHA will allow a home purchase  2 years after a Foreclosure
  • Easier Debt Ratio & Job Requirement Guidelines such as:
  • Higher Debt Ratio's than other home loan programs.
  • Less than two years on the job is allowed.
  • Self-Employed individuals o.k.


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Minimal Down Payment and Closing Costs.

No matter if you call it a factory built home, a manufactured home, a modular home, or a prefabricated home; smart Florida financing Mobile Home Buyers know that manufactured homes offer them comparable quality, lower costs per square foot and dramatically quicker build times than a traditional site built home.

These new mobile homes in Florida are a world better in quality and Construction than the single and double wide trailer homes of a generation ago. Not only has the quality of manufactured and modular housing improved dramatically for Florida home buyers, but now there are also more Florida mobile home mortgage programs for manufactured homes and better home loan options for modular home buyers in Citrus County and the other Florida cities we serve.

Most industries in Florida switched to factories and assembly lines over one hundred years ago. Only Florida home builders were left behind. Many still cling to the outdated belief that the only way to build a home is by delivering materials and workers to the vacant lot and managing subcontractors for 6 months to a year.

Not true.

It should be no surprise that the fastest growing segments of the housing market today are Florida manufactured homes and modular homes.

As Mortgage Lenders, we at 1st Continental Mortgage have helped scores of Floridians from first time home buyers to vacation home buyers secure excellent FHA home loans to achieve mobile and modular home financing. If you need a loan for a mobile home on land, a modular home in a Florida subdivision or a manufactured home on acreage - please call 1-800-570-0448 or apply online today using our quick application.

Florida Modular homes or manufactured homes from top manufactures now compare in quality with homes built by better custom home builders No matter what name they go by, factory built homes cost between ten and thirty percent less than traditional site built homes. At 1st Continental Mortgage, we know why you want a fixed rate mortgage to buy a modular home in a subdivision, an FHA home loan for a manufactured home on an acre lot, or conventional home loan for a mobile home on a rural retreat. With our network of financing, we can help you get the manufactured home financing for your Florida dream home at interest rates and terms you deserve.

Some mortgage lenders do not know how to get these loans approved. Worse still, they don't welcome the business of manufactured home buyers. At 1st Continental Mortgage, we want your business. We will be glad to assist you in securing the best rate and terms for your Florida manufactured home mortgage. We have been helping with the purchase and Refinance of mobile, modular, and manufactured homes from Dade County to Leon County for over a decade.

Some Florida Mortgage lenders don't know the lenders who want to lend money for a manufactured home and land package. We do. If you are looking at a modular home in a subdivision, or one of many Florida manufactured housing developments, call 1st Continental Mortgage today at 1-800-570-0448. Our friendly staff can help you get a low fixed rate mortgage or refinance on your Florida modular home, manufactured home or Mobile Home.

 

 Mobile homes or static caravans are prefabricated homes built in factories, rather than on site, and then taken to the place where they will be occupied. They are usually transported by tractor-trailers over public roads to sites which are often in rural areas or high-density developments. In some countries they are used for temporary accommodation on campsites. While these houses are usually placed in one location and left there permanently, they do retain the ability to be moved as this is a requirement in many areas. Behind the cosmetic work fitted at installation to hide the base, there are strong trailer frames, axles, wheels and tow-hitches. The two major sizes are single-wides and double-wides. Single-wides are eighteen feet or less in width and 90 feet or less in length and can be towed to their site as a single unit. Double-wides are twenty feet or more wide and are 90 feet in length or less and are towed to their site in two separate units, which are then joined together. Triple-wides and even homes with four, five, or more units are also built, although not as commonly.

Mobile homes are less expensive per square foot than site-built homes. They also differ from site built homes in that it is not uncommon for owners to "Trade up", as one might with a car. While site-built homes are rarely moved and re-sold, mobile home owners often "trade", or sell their home to a dealer in the form of the reduction of the purchase of a new home. These "used" homes are either re-sold to new owners, or are often sold to park owners who use them as inexpensive rental units. Single wides are more likely to be traded than double wides since removing them from the site is easier.

 

In the United States, these homes are regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), via the Federal National Mfd. Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974. It is this national regulation that has allowed many manufacturers to distribute nationwide, since they are immune to the jurisdiction of local building authorities. By contrast, producers of modular homes must abide by state and local building codes. There are, however, windzones adopted by HUD that home builders must follow. For example, state-wide, Florida is at least windzone 2. South Florida is windzone 3, the strongest windzone. After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, new standards were adopted for home construction. The codes for building within these windzones were significantly amended, which has greatly increased their durability. During the 2004 hurricanes in Florida, these standards were put to the test, with great success. Yet, older models continue to face the exposed risk to high winds due to the attachments applied such as carports, porch and screen room additions. These areas are exposed to "wind capture" which apply extreme force to the underside of the integrated roof panel systems, ripping the fasteners through the roof pan causing a series of events which destroys the main roof system and the home.

Main article: Modular home

Modular built homes are transported on flatbed trucks rather than being towed, and lack axles and an automotive-type frame. However, some of these houses are towed behind a semi-truck on a frame similar to that of a trailer. The house is usually in two pieces and is hauled by two separate trucks. Each frame has five or more axles, depending on the size of the house. Once the house has reached its location, the axles and the tongue of the frame are then removed, and the house is set on a concrete foundation by a large crane.

Both styles are commonly referred to as factory built housing, although its technical use is restricted to a class of homes regulated by the Federal National Mfd. Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974.

Most zoning restrictions on the homes have been found to be inapplicable or only applicable to modular homes. This occurs often after considerable litigation on the topic by affected jurisdictions and by plaintiffs failing to ascertain the difference. Most modern modulars, once fully assembled, are indistinguishable from site-built homes. Their roofs are usually transported as separate units. Newer modulars also come with roofs than can be raised during the setting process with cranes. There are also modulars with 2 or 3 stories. As the legal differentiation between the two becomes more codified, the market for modular homes is likely to grow.

The traditional home industry would seem to have a bright future as well. As the demand for housing continues to grow, the price of housing continues to increase rapidly. The quality and features of these homes has led to greater acceptance by a growing segment of the marketplace. Additionally, insurers and lenders are now more likely to treat the higher-end factory built home as they would a traditional home.

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Answers to Mobile Home Questions

Manufactured Home Q&A That Mean Something



Can I finance a used mobile home?
When shopping for a mobile home, what should I consider?
Should I buy a mobile home from a dealer or use a real estate agent?
Can I finance a single wide manufactured home?
What is the difference between a double wide and triple wide home?
What is the difference between a mobile home and manufactured home?
Are modular homes the same thing as mobile homes?
Can a modular home be built in a subdivision?
Is it difficult to finance a manufactured home?
How do I get a loan for a mobile home?
Should I finance my mobile home through a dealer?
Can I use my mobile home to consolidate debt?
How difficult is it to refinance a manufactured home?
Does my mobile home have to be permanently affixed to the ground?
Does your company have experts that specialize in MH financing?
How do you view credit when financing a mobile home?
I need a fast turnaround time, can your team get it done?
Can I get a pre-approval letter for a mobile home loan?
What are the closing costs on a mobile home loan?
What Interest rate can I expect to get when financing a manufactured home?

 

 

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Comments (2)

Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hello and welcome to Active Rain! I encourage you to learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences with all of us, enjoy yourself, and try to log in and join us in the Active Rain community as frequently as possible. I look forward to your future blogs and comments! Take care, --Kirk.

Dec 29, 2008 01:29 PM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC
Co-Founder/Co-Owner

Hello, welcome to Active Rain! This seems like a wonderful environment to network as well as learn from others. I hope you enjoy yourself and participate often in the Active Rain environment!

Dec 29, 2008 01:42 PM