Selecting a home to live in is a huge decision and there are many options to choose from. Among those options are pre-manufactured homes. While you may have done some research on the matter, here are some helpful tips to help you before you make the final decision:
The nice thing about pre-manufactured housing is that there is a great variety to choose from to fit a variety of budgets. Obviously, you are aware that it is just the house you are purchasing, so you will need a piece of land to put it on. You may want to purchase a separate piece of land, but you could also lease land that is intended specifically for manufactured housing. Another option is buying the land and house together.
Make sure you are well acquainted with the manufacturers warranty. Sometimes you could void it out if the homeowner’s maintenance guidelines have not been adhered to. You will also want to find out if the warranty covers for the installation and transportation of the home.
Get to know all you can about the legal requirements for this type of housing. Find out about utility connections and zoning laws etc.
When your home finally arrives, its very important to have it inspected thoroughly to make sure there are no issues or defects with the home. Have a home inspection performed on it so that you can feel confident the home is in good working order. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to schedule a home inspection for your pre-manufactured home.
Devereaux Van Dyne, Certified Professional Home Inspector