My parents told me that when I buy used mobile home in Miami, I can save on my costs. What should I take into consideration when I take tours in these previously occupied homes?
The amount of money you will be able to save when you buy used mobile home all depends on the purchase price of the house as well as the additional costs needed for repairs, if any, most especially if the purchase is on an “as is” basis. When a used mobile house is being sold “as is,” the repairs required to fix the damages and the extra costs to enhancement the current state of the house is the obligation of the buyer already. Thus, when planning to buy used mobile home versus a new one, you have to estimate and compare the total amount that you should shell out in buying the previously occupied home together with the costs of repairs against the purchase price of the brand-new one.
To quickly check out the repairs that could be done to a used mobile home, paying a visit and taking a tour around the house on sale is essential. When there, among the major important factors that you could quickly check out for are the electrical source and connections, the drainage systems, the sewer systems and the integrity of the overall mobile home’s structure.
Ensure that electric wirings are not short-circuited to reduce the risk of fires. Inquire about the nature of electrical networks and source of the mobile home from the seller.
For the drainage system, quickly check for the gutters and downspouts where stormwater can pass through. Furthermore, visually check the ceilings for any water stains and evidences of any water damage.
A functional sewer system is vital for sanitary purposes inside the house as well as the overall health of your family. Checking this system and asking the seller about it is vital.
Furthermore, when you buy used mobile home, think of the additional costs on top of the purchase price especially those that are to be paid upfront such as the back taxes, unpaid rent overdue, available liens as well as other associated expenses.