Manufactured homes in Vancouver Washington and Surrounding Clark County area, formerly called mobile homes, are built on a non-removable steel chassis and transported to the building site through out the Surrounding Clark County area on their own wheels. Some manufactured homes look like the houses you see in a traditional neighborhood--they don't all resemble a traditional single or doublewide "trailer." There are important considerations you should make before you decide to buy a manufactured home for sale.
Where Can you Put it on the Land?
Some communities and developments do not allow manufactured housing in Clark County. Research local zoning ordinances, deed restrictions, restrictive covenants, and other similar documents before you buy land in Vancouver or Clark County for a manufactured home.
Looking for Growing Equity?
One reason most of us want to own a home instead of rent one is for its investment potential. And since we often don't live in the same house for enough years to pay down the balance very far, we depend on the rising cost of real estate in Vancouver to increase our equity, the portion of the home's value in Vancouver and surrounding areas that we get back to buy another home when we sell.
You Might not Get it with a Manufactured Home
In general, manufactured homes in Vancouver Washington and Clark County decrease in value. That's not true for every type of manufactured home or in every instance, but it is true overall. Even your land could decrease in value if it is surrounded by other manufactured homes that are decreasing in value. Do your homework! Learn as much as you can about the resale value of manufactured homes in Clark County Washington area before you buy. A real estate agent can help you find that information.
We see many people who opt into land-home packages, installment financing options that are set up by the retailers who sell manufactured homes. The packages include the house, the land, and all work needed to get the home ready for occupancy.
But Hold on Before You Sign
Land-home packages are fairly easy to get approved for, even if you have credit blemishes, but the current interest rates can be high. Many people are making higher payments for a manufactured home than they would have made for a traditional or modular home--and those structures are nearly always a better investment. Explore your choices before you assume that you cannot buy a traditional home. You might be surprised at the financing options that are available.
Is it on a Permanent Foundation?
Some lenders will not finance a manufactured home if it is not on a permanent foundation. The dealer will get if financed for you either way, but if you are putting the home on land you own, make sure it's on a permanent foundation. Why should you care? Because if it isn't, and you decide to sell, it will turn off some buyers and limit the number of lenders they can choose from. That means the home will be on the market longer.
There are other questions you should ask before you buy a manufactured home in Vancouver. Is it built to handle the climate at its destination? How long has the manufacturer been building homes? What can they tell you about the home's structural components? If in a park, what are the restrictions, monthly lease for the space? Older homes cost more to insure, check with your Insurance Agent. Ask as many questions as possible to help you feel comfortable with the before you say yes to the sale.
Hire an Experienced Realtor
Your Agent needs to be familiar with land acquisition, mitigations, restrictions and encumbersome and possible issues that come with the land. If you’re buying a pre owned Manufactured Home there are a lot important issues that a good agent with background knowledge in home Inspection, construction and renovations can weed out issues help save you time and a possible future headache. Structural, current condition and location are major factors. I have over 25 years of experience in land and Home Construction & Renovations and here to help!
Location of Manufactured homes in Vancouver Washington and Mobile homes in Clark County include the following areas;
Amboy, Barberton, Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Camas, Cherry Grove, Dollar Corner, Ellsworth, Evergreen, Felida, Fern Prairie, Five Corners, Hazel Dell, Hockinson, La Center, Lake Shore, Lewisville, McLoughlin Heights, Meadow Glade, Mill Plain, Minnehaha, Mount Vista, Oak Park, Orchards, Ridgefield, Salmon Creek, Vancouver, Venesborg, Walnut Grove, Washougal, Yacolt
Zip codes of Manufactured homes and Mobile homes in Vancouver Washington and Clark County include the following;
98601, 98604, 98606, 98607, 98622, 98629, 98642, 98660, 98661, 98662, 98663, 98664, 98665, 98666, 98668, 98671, 98675, 98682, 98683, 98684, 98685, 98686, 98686, 98687
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