U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Jersey
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-01-2008, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
5,079 posts, read 7,243,923 times
Reputation: 2557

Advertisements

I have a question, I'm hoping one of you can answer. I went and looked at a home and it was really nice.
It was a manufactured home that I had no clue and still wouldn't if I weren't told. It's on a foundation.
How is the resale of these homes? Is it the same as a stick built?
Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-01-2008, 05:34 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
7,734 posts, read 7,251,776 times
Reputation: 3090
I can not answer the question but whoever does will need to know whether it comes with a deed or a title.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-01-2008, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
5,079 posts, read 7,243,923 times
Reputation: 2557
A deed like any other house. Not a title like a car. It isn't a trailer or mobile home. It's a two story colonial on a basement/foundation. Like I said, had they not told me, I wouldn't have known.
My mother lived in a modular (?) in South Carolina and as pretty as it was, I could tell, no foundation, etc. Just a different look and feel inside. Paneling on the walls, walls felt thin.
This house has sheet rock and really looks and feels like any other house.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-01-2008, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
7,577 posts, read 19,970,589 times
Reputation: 1246
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerseyt719 View Post
I have a question, I'm hoping one of you can answer. I went and looked at a home and it was really nice.
It was a manufactured home that I had no clue and still wouldn't if I weren't told. It's on a foundation.
How is the resale of these homes? Is it the same as a stick built?
Thanks in advance.
One plus...modular homes typically have a lower tax assessment than non-modular homes!!! At least in my neigborhood. My neighbor has a modular...it's larger than my "stick built" and his taxes are the same as mine. He said it's because it's a modular. I would have never know it was a modular unless he told me. Nice house...3 car garage... I can't see it effecting resale.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-01-2008, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Vermont
5,439 posts, read 14,324,626 times
Reputation: 2609
Modular homes have to be built to local code. I would absolutely buy/build/own a modular. People who do not understand what they are still assume that modular is mobile.

I am pretty sure that the term "manufactured home" infers mobile home, so the correct word would be modular.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-01-2008, 06:56 AM
 
Location: NJ
9,155 posts, read 20,195,772 times
Reputation: 6192
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerseyt719 View Post
A deed like any other house. Not a title like a car. It isn't a trailer or mobile home. It's a two story colonial on a basement/foundation. Like I said, had they not told me, I wouldn't have known.
My mother lived in a modular (?) in South Carolina and as pretty as it was, I could tell, no foundation, etc. Just a different look and feel inside. Paneling on the walls, walls felt thin.
This house has sheet rock and really looks and feels like any other house.
We were going to put one up if we could find property. My dad had one built by Excel, they make a very nice house.

My dad passed away, we were going to buy his but it fell through so we bought new construction. Let me tell you, my dad's house had less problems then we do and we've only been here a month. I don't recall any nail pops, carpet install was tops as was the flooring. I know the finishing is all on the builder who did a great job.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-01-2008, 07:12 AM
 
9,124 posts, read 32,094,329 times
Reputation: 3519
As mentioned above "manufactured home" is the new terminology for a "mobile home". They are not the same as "modular homes", which are basically stick-built homes that are assembled in a factory and shipped to the site. "Manufactured homes" are built to a different code, and are generally not seen as appreciating assets. Make sure you know which you're buying.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-01-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
5,079 posts, read 7,243,923 times
Reputation: 2557
Ok, then, let me rephrase, it is a modular. Not a mobile.
I'm really surprised at everyone saying they would not hesitate to buy one. That lifts my spirits about it.
So I guess then, resale is not even a question?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-01-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
8,130 posts, read 11,865,746 times
Reputation: 7489
Manufacturered homes are built better than stick built.

Remember that they need to be flat bedded to a location and assembled. No stick built home would be able to do that.

Just in general stick built homes are garbage compared to homes built many years ago. Tell me, do you think your "newly" built home will still be standing 100 years from now?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-01-2008, 05:10 PM
 
1,308 posts, read 4,084,452 times
Reputation: 239
I had a modular in Pa and sold it after 9 months and made a decent profit....I loved that house but it was time to come back to NJ. Mobile homes dont have much resale value and very hard to get insurance and a mortgage for them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Jersey
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top