Buying A Mobile Home

By: HomeFirst Certified
October 22, 2012

Buying a mobile home - Should I buy a mobile home
So you’re looking into purchasing a new home and starting fresh and you may find yourself asking, “Should I buy a mobile home?” When coming to a decision between a traditional home and buying a mobile home, you need to do your research and learn more about each option and how each option matches up with your lifestyle. Although buying a mobile home isn’t for everyone, considering it as an option when choosing a home can broaden your choices and stretch your budget.

Here are some perks to buying a mobile home over a traditional home. These perks should be able to stifle your teetering thoughts of “should I buy a mobile home or a traditional home?”

  • Less expensive upfront to purchase
  • Multiple inspections unnecessary
  • Several options for handling mortgage
  • Lower property taxes and insurance costs
  • No real estate taxes
  • Lower heating bills
  • Mobile homes are cheaper to maintain than a house
  • Nice communities
  • Each home is engineered and inspected to meet wind safety standards and energy efficiency requirements.

Photo Credit: Ian Muttoo

Sources: eHow, howstuffworks.com, MichHome.org

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