Modular Homes For Sale
Generally speaking, if you are in the market for a modular home, you are either looking to buy in your current area or you are looking for property outside of your area, either for relocation or as a part-time or seasonal residence. Essentially, you can choose between a new modular home or purchase one currently on the market.
You will only find new modular homes for sale through licensed dealers. You can either have your new modular home built to your specifications or you can by a stock plan, pre-designed one directly through a dealer. In either case, new modular homes must carry a manufacturer warranty. Though newer is more expensive, you can garner the benefits of custom building and peace of mind at a slightly lower price and more efficient time frame than traditional site-built homes. Be sure to thoroughly check out a manufacturer dealer before you buy.
If you are looking for existing modular homes for sale, there are a number of ways to find them. You can call a real estate agent and discuss your interests and criteria with them. They will then be able to gather listings that meet your needs and arrange for you to inspect the property. You should make sure that you understand the difference between a permanently affixed modular home and a home that is considered mobile. A real estate agent should possess the knowledge to answer any questions you might have about the purchase of a modular home.
It is also possible to find modular homes for sale by owners. Check listing services that cater to owner-sellers in the area you are interested in buying. These services are usually free to use and will provide you with an idea of what types of areas have modular homes for sale, the average price and size. Modular homes are not always priced less per square foot than traditional site-built homes, so do not assume this to be true.
Should you require assistance financing a modular home, be sure to begin the process with a lender before you begin looking for modular homes for sale. This will save you time in the long run and makes the process move faster. It is important to understand how ownership of a modular home might be different than ownership of a site-built home, so thoroughly research local laws and regulations in the area you are looking. Typically, the only variances are in inspections and building codes.
Ownership of a modular home does not in any way have to compromise your quality of living and can be a more affordable alternative to traditional homes, allowing you to buy more space for your money.
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