Finding a quality mobile home for sale may present a unique set of challenges. While manufactured housing can be just as comfortable and secure as traditional stick-built housing, you may need to be a little more particular in your search to make sure you find a quality mobile home, as not all mobile homes are created equally. Compare the quality of the original build, the condition it has been kept in, and features that affect its potential resale value as key components of your search.
You will want to ensure that the home you buy was built for the climate you live in. If you live in cold climates, make sure you are buying a mobile home that has been adequately insulated and can stand up to frigid temperatures.
You will also want to make sure that doors and windows seal properly to keep out wind and moisture, and that the home has adequate insulation and vapor barrier below the floor as well, as when he mobile home is seated there is a gap of about three feet between the ground and the bottom of the house and a great deal of cold air can come up through the floor.
There are certain specific items that can determine the condition the home has been kept in. Look for signs of water damage or leaking anywhere around the roofline, and also under sinks and around the tub and toilet.
Look for signs of mold or mildew in cabinets, closets, and the bathroom ceilings. While miles mildew is easily cleanable, mold could be much more serious and requires trained professionals to remove it adequately. Check light switches and outlets to make sure the electrical system is in good condition.