There are many different housing options available to us nowadays, something to suit everyone. One option is buying a pre-manufactured home. These types of homes are not like they used to be. There are many styles to choose from for a variety sizes and budgets. So, what are a few things to think about when considering this as an option for you?
Remember that you are just purchasing the home, so you will need to find a place to put it. There are options when it comes to this, for example you could purchase the land, lease it on a land-lease community which is designed for manufactured houses, or you could also purchase the home and land together in a specific development. Whichever option you choose though, you need to make sure you are familiar with zoning laws, utility connections or any legal requirements etc. associated with the land.
Make sure you thoroughly check the warranty. Its important to know because you want the home to be covered for transportation and installation and a manufacturers warranty might not cover these types of things. Keep in mind too, that if you fail to follow maintenance guidelines set out in your homeowner’s manual, you could void your warranty.
Its is wise to have your home inspector do a thorough check of this kind of housing to make sure there are no defects you were unaware of. If you would like to schedule a thorough home inspection on a manufactured home or any other type of property, please feel free to contact us.
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL