If you’re frustrated by the housing market, it may be time to consider a manufactured home. A far cry from the “trailers” or “mobile homes” of the past, today’s manufactured home is a sturdy structure, made of high quality materials, and available in a variety of sizes, prices, and floor plans. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development controls the federal codes and inspections of what used to be called “trailers or “mobile homes” that are now much stronger, more attractive and provide more value. Industry leader Palm Harbor Homes explains how you can save time, money, and effort when you buy a manufactured home.
- Before you begin, determine your budget. Review your finances with someone you trust, and decide how much money you’ll have for a down-payment, as well as homeowner’s insurance and your monthly mortgage payment. This is also a great time to clean up your credit report as well, removing any inaccuracies, and clearing up problems. A better credit score will get you a better interest rate, which will save you money whether you’re buying a traditional or manufactured home.
- Shop around, to find the perfect home. This is a much easier task with a manufactured home, and far less time consuming! Rather than visiting property after property, you can visit a few dealers, to get a feel for what’s available, and what you want. Choose a builder with a good reputation, and then decide the price, size, and floor plan that best suits your family’s needs. Make sure to ask plenty of questions, not only about construction and floor plan, but also about pricing, financing, warranties, and insurance. The decision to buy a manufactured home is a big one, so make sure you have all the information you need.
If you’re in the market for a manufactured home, consider Palm Harbor Homes. With customized floor plans to suit your family, Palm Harbor offers high quality construction, in a fraction of the time required for traditional building projects. Visit the website to learn more, or connect with the online community on Facebook and Twitter.