Mobile Home – Brand New or Used?

Are you searching for a mobile home? If so, you may be wondering if it’s best for you to buy a new mobile home or a used mobile home.

However, you probably could be asking, is a used mobile home or a new mobile home “preferable”, instead of “better”.

Despite personal preference, quality does make a difference. When deciding between a new mobile home and a used one, consumers should do research on companies and evaluate new models. They should then conduct inspections on used mobile homes to determine their stability and condition. Both new and used mobile homes bear advantages and disadvantages and the decision to purchase one should depend on the particular models and house involved in the overall assessment. After all, each home will be different than another.

Think About It: Is A New Mobile Home Or Used Mobile Home Best For You?

* Price: If you are trying to cut costs, a used mobile home will be much less costly in the short run. Of course, some could argue that you might spend more in the long haul fixing small repairs a used mobile home might come along with, however.

* Manufacturers: When looking at a prospective home to buy, research the manufacturing company’s reputation. Do they have a questionable reputation or are they an industry leader? You won’t want to buy something made by someone who is not reputable.

* Is The Home In Good Condition: New mobile homes won’t require much of an inspection but if you are looking at a used mobile home you should defiantly have it professionally inspected. The inspector will look at all electric systems, the plumbing, the heating and the cooling, as well as other important components to ensure all is functional and safe for your use.

* Ask For Insurance Reports: Most sellers aren’t going to fill you in on all details of a home, so it’s important to ask for insurance reports so you can if anything major has occurred at a used mobile home. A new mobile home won’t require this step of the buying process, however.

* Warranty: New mobile homes often come with a warranty that will protect the buyer for a specific amount of time, whereas a used mobile home most often does not. However, some used mobile homes are eligible for an extended warranty that can be drawn up upon sale.

* Experts In The Field: It’s always a good idea to chat with many people about buying a new or used mobile home. Talk to the home’s owners to get inside information about the home, talk to manufacturers to consider new mobile home benefits, talk to a HUD representative to see what technical feedback and insight they might have to offer and always consult an inspector if possible (especially if you are trying to buy a used mobile home). All information gathered can help you make the best decision for your own personal situation and circumstances.