Mobile home dealers selling used mobile homes.
Not every one looking for a mobile home is interested in buying a new home some are looking for a used mobile home.
Mobile home dealers and brokers are available to help them find a bargain with in their local area.
Mobile home dealers in most states are governed by and controlled by department of highway safety and motor vehicles or an equivalent.
If You Are Selling a Home Call (863) 808 9196
New homes can only be sold commercially by a licensed mobile home dealer who must have a sales lot to display the inventory for sale.
Used mobile or manufactured homes may be sold by a dealer or a licensed mobile home broker.
The mobile home broker is not required to have a street sales lot . The brokers job is to act as a middleman between the seller and the buyer. Usually for a fixed commission.
Although the installation standards for your used home are still regulated by the state, the sale is not subject to the same statutory requirements that apply to new homes.
This is where a detailed contract is essential.
Each party needs to thoroughly understand the limits of their responsibility. What is included in the contract price and what is excluded.
For instance, if a fence needs to be taken down to allow the used mobile home to be placed on your lot. Who is responsible for the cost of taking down the fence and who will pay to have the fence re- installed?
What if the fence is old or damaged?
Despite the initial lower cost of a used home do not forget that most of the local and state construction regulations will still apply and many of the construction costs will be the same.
Here are some basic things to look out for when buying a used mobile home from a dealer or a private individual.
Structural Considerations Outside.
What does the home look like from the outside as a first impression?
Has the mobile home been cared for regularly?
Does the roof look good?
Is the siding still in place?
Does the home have skirting are there any cracks or holes?
Inside Inspection of a used mobile home.
What does it smell like?
Are there any pets?
Is the floor soft especially in the kitchen or bathroom?
Check under sinks for evidence of leaking.
Do the doors shut properly?
Look for cracking at the center line.
Are there stains on the ceiling or evidence of repairs?
Permits and health department rules still apply although there are some differences with the used home option.