Understanding Mobile Homes

 
     
Term: Mobile Homes in the Prairies
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Gas or Elctric? Do I have a choice of heating systems for my pre-manufactured Home?

Dec 30 2015
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In the majority of pre manufactured homes, heating systems are separated into two primary parts: the furnace that heats the air and the air ducts that transfer this heated air from the furnace to the various rooms in the home. When it comes to the choice on how this furnace gets powered, you can choose the type and install either a gas or electric-fueled system. However, before you install any HVAC components, it's important to familiarize yourself with the unique design elements of pre manufactured homes that may influence your decision:

Can I set up a Mobile Home Once the Ground has Frozen?

Dec 24 2015
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If you are thinking about the future, you want to build equity, and you also know it's time to find a place for your own, then you certainly want to look into purchasing a mobile home. The trick is to simply make sure you do it when it makes the most sense overall.

Building In Winter Can Be Tough (Literally)

Depending on what part of the country you are located in, any sort of winter contracting work can be tough. When it comes to the elements of the cold and possibly even the snow, work is harder to do. Not only are your tools and materials exposed to the cold and the ice, but you may be as well! Winter work can still be done, however, you just need to work smart and have the right tools on your side.

Waterpipe Freeze Protection in prebuilt homes.

Dec 15 2015
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Winter can be tough on pre built homes, and when the temperatures start to swing from above freezing to below, it puts a great deal of stress on your home’s exterior and interior.

If your power should unexpectedly go out, and you don’t have a backup source of heat, your pipes could freeze quickly and burst. The best way to avoid this is by having a backup generator. If you don’t’ have a backup power supply, you can prevent damage to your property by taking a few precautionary steps.

Getting Approved for a Mobile Home Loan: What Documentation Do You Need?

Oct 20 2015
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Whether you're ready to begin mobile home shopping or you've already chosen the perfect mobile home for your needs, you will still need to get approved for that mobile home loan. No matter how qualified you are, this isn't as simple as just showing up to the lender's office. You must come prepared with the paperwork required for mobile home loans. Here is what you need:

Picking the Right Mobile Homes Plans for Your New Home

Sep 22 2015
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Picking the right mobile home for your needs is about more than just overall square footage. You need to consider the floor plan for a mobile home as well, because this will determine what it will be like to live there. A well-designed floor plan will not only look great, but it will also maximize the usability of the square footage in your mobile home. For example, with the right mobile homes plans, a 1,000 sq foot mobile home can feel more spacious than an 1,100 sq foot mobile home. That being said, here are the factors that you need to consider when deciding which mobile homes plans will work best for you:

What do I Need to Know About Hook Up and Set-up for a Mobile Home?

Aug 27 2015
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Mobile home ownership is popular here in Manitoba, whether as a buyer you're just starting out with your first home purchase or, as a long-time homeowner, you're scaling down to something smaller and easier to manage during retirement. Some buy a mobile home as an ideal second residence, maybe setting one up on their vacation property. Others may want a mobile home to situate on their existing home property, perhaps for use by a parent or grown child.

Whatever your reason for buying, it's a good idea to know a bit about transporting, setting and hooking up a mobile home, even if you plan on having someone else do those jobs. If you're buying from a dealership, they'll often include the setup/hookup as part of a package. Even if you're buying a used mobile from a private party, you should seriously consider having a professional mobile home transport firm do the move and setup. Setting up a mobile home is no easy task. It can be difficult and dangerous, especially if you've not done it before.

How do I Prepare a Pad (Gravel or Concrete) for a Manufactured Home?

Aug 27 2015
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Mobile home ownership is popular here in Manitoba, whether as a buyer you're just starting out with your first home purchase or, as a long-time homeowner, you're scaling down to something smaller and easier to manage during retirement. Some buy a mobile home as an ideal second residence, maybe setting one up on their vacation property. Others may want a mobile home to situate on their existing home property, perhaps for use by a parent or grown child.

Whatever your reason for buying, it's a good idea to know a bit about transporting, setting and hooking up a mobile home, even if you plan on having someone else do those jobs. If you're buying from a dealership, they'll often include the setup/hookup as part of a package. Even if you're buying a used mobile from a private party, you should seriously consider having a professional mobile home transport firm do the move and setup. Setting up a mobile home is no easy task. It can be difficult and dangerous, especially if you've not done it before.

What do I Need to Know About Moving a Mobile Home?

Aug 07 2015
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Although mobile homes provide the flexibility to move your entire house around at will, moving a mobile home isn't as simple as hooking it up to a vehicle and hauling it away. Whether you are moving your current mobile home or you plan to purchase one of the new mobile homes for sale, then you must know the following:

You must settle your lot lease at least a month beforehand

If you are moving a mobile home away from a location, then you should establish a termination date for your lot lease as early as possible. Many lot owners require at least 30 days notice.

If, on the other hand, you plan on moving one of the new mobile homes for sale that you are going to purchase, you need to guarantee a lot's availability by signing a lease for it well in advance.

The driver transporting your mobile home must be specially licensed

How Can I Finance a Mobile Home?

Jul 23 2015
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Mobile home financing isn’t always easy—depending on your credit, your income, and the size of the mobile home you’re are wondering how to finance a mobile home. You might find that your go-to lenders aren’t eager to make you a useful offer, if they’re willing to work with you at all. Fortunately, there are plenty of solutions out there for making a mobile home your own, giving you the mix of flexibility and consistency only a mobile home can offer.