Top 10 Reasons to Complete a Mobile Home Inspection

If you are interested in buying a mobile home, manufactured home or modular home in the near future, there is one thing that is very important to do before closing escrow- GET A MOBILE HOME INSPECTION!! Why you ask? There are several reasons to get a mobile home inspection, here is a list of the top 10 reasons every mobile home buyer should get their prospective home inspected.

  1. Know what you are buying- A mobile home inspection is a detailed report with photos that lists any possible problem with your home. From plumbing to Roofing, dont you think you should know what you are buying?
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  2. Be Safe- There may actually be a gas leak or rotten porch or electrical hazard that you are unaware of. Let a professional, mobile home inspector, inspect your home to give you the assurance you need.
  3. Negotiate the purchase price- If you have a mobile home inspection and the estimated cost of repairs is $1000 or more, this is something that needs to be discussed before closing escrow. You may be entitled to a discount on the purchase price.
  4. Prevent future problems- There may be a problem lurking in your new mobile home that the seller may not even be aware of. Many times larger problems can be prevented if small problems are taken care of soon enough.
  5. Save Money- If you purchase a mobile home before having an inspection, then you own the problems that come with it.
  6. Educate yourself- If you have never owned a mobile home or manufactured home before, you may not understand how they are built and problems that regularly occur with mobile homes. Meeting with a licensed mobile home inspector will offer you the opportunity to learn about what it is you are getting into.
  7. Know whats possible- Meeting with a professional Manufactured Home Inspector will give you the opportunity to ask about kitchen remodel ideas or bathroom remodel ideas. It’s best to know what the possibilities are from the start.
  8. Get it fixed first- If problems are discovered during the extensive mobile home inspection, you can negotiate with the seller to have these problems all fixed before moving in. Thats a stress reliever!
  9. Dont buy a lemon- It may just be that there are many more problems with the mobile home than you had expected. It may just be better to find a better home with less problems.
  10. Peace of Mind- For an inspection fee of only $200, the cost is minimal compared to the peace of mind you will have once the mobile home inspection report is in your hands!
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  1. patricia wattts July 6, 2014

    My sister is selling her mobile home and it is around 15 years old. It is located in Alabama and the buyer’s loan company needs a copy of the inspection (state?). This inspection would have been done when they bought it new and was set up. Where would I go to find a copy of this inspection for her? She has nothing to show that it was inspected but we know it was because there is a faded inspection decal on the mobile home. Thank you


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