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If you are considering purchasing a home in new jersey you may be surprised at how much home values have appreciated in the last year.  The incredible rate of home appreciation on the east coats has pushed home ownership out of the reach of many people.  However, if you examine your housing options you might be able to find a housing option that fits within your budget.  One housing option that can make home ownership possible for you is to consider buying one of the many modular homes new jersey currently has to offer.

There are many things that you will want to take into consideration when buying one of the modular homes New Jersey has to offer.  The first thing is how old the home is.  If the home was built before 1975 then it is considered to be a mobile home, and it will not meet the building codes and standards that newer models are required to meet.  Because of this older mobile homes may not be the best home to buy.  On the other hand homes built after 1975 are required to meet strict building standards outlined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and they will be much better made.  If you are looking for the best quality at the best price you should look for a home that was made shortly after 2000.  These homes will be built to the upgraded standards issued by HUD, and they will generally be priced lower than new manufactured homes.

The next thing that you will need to consider when buying one of the modular homes new jersey has to offer is its size.  It is important to get the size of house that you need.  If you are single than a two bedroom manufactured home may be large enough to meet your living space needs, however, if you have a large family you may want to consider a double, triple, quadruple, or two story manufactured home design.  In addition to gauging how big your manufactured home should be, you will also need to take into consideration how much space the home will take up.

The third thing that you will need to consider when buying one of the modular homes new jersey has to offer is where you will be setting it up.  If the home comes with land then you don’t have to worry about this step.  However, if the home does not come with land then you will need to find a place to put it.  You will either have to buy a plot of land that is zoned for manufactured homes, or you will have to find a rental lot that is large enough for the home you have selected.  Your selection will probably be based on how much money you have available to buy land, or how much money you make each month.

The final thing that you will need to take into consideration when buying a manufactured home to be set up in New Jersey is if it is set up for the climatic conditions of the state.  Because New Jersey is a coastal state you will need to take humidity into consideration when finding a home.  To reduce the chances of mold build up you will want to look for a home that has a central de-humidifier, as well as a good air circulation system.  In addition to humidity you will also want to make sure that the home is set up to hand the cold of the winter and the heat in the summer.  Look especially for Energy Start appliances and heaters, high efficiency windows, and sufficient insulation.

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