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Old Today, 06:27 PM
 
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I've been interested in some mobile homes that are fairly new and look very nice. They're located in a fairly decent neighborhood with good schools and seem like an economical option in order to afford living in a nicer area.

Does anyone have experience with mobile homes like the ones I'm describing? Is it worth pursuing or are the drawbacks just not worth it?
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Old Today, 06:34 PM
 
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If you own the land it's a lower cost option. If it's on a rented lot don't bother. They do get old looking really fast, I would tour them first. A lot don't even use drywall they have wall panels and you can see an outline of a strip where they are connected. I've seen some older ones that are well kept and landscaped and look like regular homes. I"ve seen others with cheap thin windows and cheap siding. If you are in a flood zone or hurricane or tornado zone they are they always are the first to get destroyed, but I've seen parks in Florida that have some that are from the 70s so it depends where the storm hits.
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Old Today, 06:54 PM
 
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Now called Manufactured Homes... they can be a very good option. Most are built to high standards and the new ones (or remodeled older ones) can have very modern high end features inside and out. They aren't the thin cardboard and tin mobile homes of the 1970s. If you're buying on an owned lot and they have been permanently placed on a foundation and meet some other criteria your Realtor should know and be able to tell you about, they can be a great value and can be financeable with VA, FHA and Conventional loans.
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