The first thing to remember is that you are just buying the home, so you will need to have a place to put it. You have a few options when it comes to this, for example you could buy land, lease it on a land-lease property which is designed for manufactured houses, or you could also buy the house and land together in a development. It’s important to be familiar with zoning laws, utility connections or any legal requirements etc. associated with the land, whichever option you choose.
Another important thing to be aware of is making sure you thoroughly check the warranty. It’s vital to know this because you want to make sure the home will be covered for transportation and installation. A manufacturer’s warranty may not cover these things. Be aware also, that if you don’t follow the maintenance guidelines set out in your homeowner’s manual, you could end up voiding your warranty.
It’s wise to get your home inspector involved when purchasing a pre-manufactured home. They will do a complete check of the home to ensure there are no defects you were unaware of. We are here to help you with any of your home inspection needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to schedule a thorough home inspection on a manufactured home or any other kind of property.