What to Look for When Buying a Mobile Home

Purchasing a mobile home can be an excellent move for those who are interested in buying an inexpensive cheap home that is easy to maintain. Despite the reputation that used mobile homes have garnered in some areas, these homes can be quite attractive and well-put together. In fact, some of today’s mobile homes are difficult to differentiate from stick built homes. Still, whether considering a place in Tampa Bay or other areas, in order to ensure you are happy with your purchase there are a few areas that you need to pay particularly close attention to when searching for a mobile home.

The Crawl Space

When viewing a mobile home, the crawl space is one area that you should be sure to check out. While many people do not care for going into the crawl space, this part of the home can provide you with valuable information regarding the overall condition of the home. When checking the crawl space, keep an eye out for rot, mildew, rust and other similar problems. While there, you should also check on the electrical work, as well as the ductwork and plumbing.

Heating and Air

Heating and air conditioning units can bring a unique set of concerns with mobile homes. First, you need to make sure there is adequate combustion air for a gas or oil furnace. The furnaces found in most mobile homes are the down-flow style, so you will want to be sure there is plenty of air flow at the underside. Furthermore, you should check to make sure the home has adequate ductwork. Outdoor tanks are also subject to condensation and rust, so be sure to check them thoroughly to ensure they are in good condition. Keep in mind that the bottoms are at a particularly high risk for rust.

Water and Sewage

If you are purchasing a home within a mobile home park, your water and sewage may be private or communal rather than municipal. Be sure to find out how your water and sewage is managed as well as who is responsible for maintenance and repairs. If your water and sewage is private, be sure to get it inspected before you make a purchase.

Owner Add-Ons

Many mobile home owners choose to add porches, additions and other extras to their homes. While these little extras may be nice, some do not have the proper knowledge to create these items correctly. For example, they may have failed to provide adequate ventilation underneath, they may have used unorthodox framing methods, they may have used substandard roof-to-wall flashings or any number of other problems. For these reasons, it is in your best interest to have the home inspected by a professional in order to be completely sure about the mobile home you are buying.

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$38,500
Neighborhood: Buena Vista Manor
1
Beds
1
Baths
756
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
6
Days on Site
U8183643
MLS
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Highest and Best before 12/1/2022 before 9 pm. This home is in need of some tender loving care. Estate Sale. Heirs have no knowledge of conditions of...
$45,000
Neighborhood: Zephyrhills Colony
2
Beds
1
Baths
600
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
7
Days on Site
T3415829
MLS
OWN THE LAND and a fully furnished manufactured home in well established Tropical Park. Features include a corner lot, car port and utility room. The park has a clubhouse and shuffle board. NO LOT...
$54,900
Neighborhood: Sunny Acres Owners Assn Inc Co-Op
2
Beds
1
Baths
552
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
154
Days on Site
U8168508
MLS
HARD TO FIND A 2-BEDROOM HOME WITH "NO LAND-LEASE" FOR UNDER $60K THESE DAYS, BUT YOU FOUND ONE!! AND, THE MONTHLY HOA FEE IS ONLY $140!! THIS IS A 55+ COMMUNITY AND COMES WITH THE LAND SHARE. ROOMY...
$60,000
Neighborhood: Florida Trailer Estates Add
2
Beds
1
Baths
500
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
10
Days on Site
O6005893
MLS
Investor ONLY as it is already being occupied by a tenant. You own the lot! HOA $10 a month. This charmer has - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom and Shed - Spacious Living Room with open floor plan - Nice...
$64,900
Neighborhood: Sleepy Hollow Mobile Estates
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
552
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
38
Days on Site
T3410419
MLS
Quiet location close to pool, club House and office.
updated windows thermo-pane
Newer central A/C 2019
$69,900
Neighborhood: Shady Oaks Mobile Modular Estates
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,056
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
42
Days on Site
T3409654
MLS
Very nice Lot good location, Mobile Home has no value, Land only has value , Mobile is beyond repair , can not rehab , Mobile Home is a tear down. Black mold , mildew, and rodents everywhere!!
$75,000
Neighborhood: Buena Vista Manor
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
672
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
40
Days on Site
U8180398
MLS
Looking for a Newly Renovated mobile with LOW Maintenance Fee, then checkout this 2-bedroom split plan. New kitchen New Flooring, screened enclosed side porch, large storage shed. Club house with...
$78,999
Neighborhood: Cotee River Mobile Home Coop
2
Beds
1
Baths
480
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
174
Days on Site
U8166004
MLS
Great 55 Plus winter home! Classic Detrioter Mobile home for sale in New Port Richey Fl, fully furnished. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath.
$100 HOA fee ( you will own the land with this house) Hoa covers...
$85,000
Neighborhood: Gulfview Mobile Home Park Unrec
2
Beds
1
Baths
350
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
87
Days on Site
U8172508
MLS
RARE FIND! BEACH LIFESTYLE!!! How would you like to bike, walk or drive a few minutes to the beach? Close to shopping, entertainment, dining with Low $100 a month HOA fee. Fee includes Pest Control,...
$89,000
Neighborhood: Clearwater Cascade M/H Park Unrec
2
Beds
1
Baths
824
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
32
Days on Site
U8181410
MLS
This is a rare find! 2 bedroom, 1 Bath mobile home with Carport, Breezeway AND workshop - under $90K! Spacious mobile home with large family room with two sliders for lots of sunshine! The dining...
$89,900
Neighborhood: Spanish Trails Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
984
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
349
Days on Site
T3346406
MLS
Their loss is your gain! Buyers financing fell through or were not approved by the HOA board. OWN THE LAND! This well maintained home is in popular SPANISH TRAILS VILLAGE! This 55+ Gated Park is...
$89,900
Neighborhood: Bel-Aire Mobile Village Unrec
1
Beds
1
Baths
672
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
24
Days on Site
U8182235
MLS
Are you ready to start living the sunny Florida coastal lifestyle? Come visit and discover Bel-Aire Mobile Village, a community that is welcoming with friendly neighbors and plenty of amenities....

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