The experience of buying a mobile home differs from buying a traditional home. There are additional questions you need to ask to make sure you are getting the best for you and your family. You also must be careful of making mistakes during the process of looking at mobile homes for sale. Luckily, most mistakes are easily avoidable with effort and time. To keep your purchase of a mobile home on the track, here are some mistakes to avoid:
Failing to Understand the Transit Process
Since your home is a mobile home, it must be transported from the sales lot or manufacturer to your land. For newbies to buying mobile homes, the transit process can be confusing. A lack of understanding the process could lead to issues and additional money spent to get the home from point A to point B.
In most instances, the cost of the transit, installers, and finishing carpenters is calculated into the final price of the home. However, some dealers opt to keep it separate. If that is the case, you need to know what services are provided. Ask questions until you fully understand how your home will be transported and setup once it arrives.
If you are tasked with finding your own transportation and installers, carefully research those available. Check with consumer groups in your area and online to determine if there are complaints about the services offered. Failing to do this could result in a delay in your home being properly setup.
Not Reading the Warranties
As with any other type of home that is being purchased, you need to pay close attention to any warranties that are being offered with your mobile home. Even if the mobile home is used, there is likely some type of warranty with it.
The warranties do not just include appliances and other equipment in the home. They also should cover the manufacturing and installation of the home. Once you have the warranties, read them. You need to know what is and is not covered. If there is additional coverage available, you might discover that you need them.
In addition to learning about coverage, you can learn about how the coverage can be voided by reading the warranty. For instance, your manufacturing warranty could be voided if your home is not properly setup by a licensed contractor.
To learn further about buying a mobile home, work with a realtor. He or she can help identify mobile homes that would be right for you and help you navigate the purchase process.Share