Contact any Realty office(s), interview a few agents and choose the one you like best--he/she will guide you throughout the process. Keep in mind that not all bank owned properties are bargains--some do need extensive work. You may also wish to visit with any qualified loan officer(s) first-- see exactly what your budget can handle--while there ask for a mortgage pre-qualification/approval--then start touring with your Realtor.
Hickory Hills is a very nice community to live in. I started my Real Estate Career helping Lehigh Valley consumers purchase manufactured homes so I am very familiar with this type of home investment. I sold and listed homes in Hickory Hills in the past and know that this community is one of the high-end communities in the area. Greenbriar Village is also another really nice community just south off of 512.
If you do not have an educated Real Estate Agent representing you in the purchase of a manufactured home...I would be happy to help.
A Couple things to remember. You may already know these things...so forgive me if you do.
1) You will pay lot rent for the land where the home is located. The amount of rent may depend on the lot size and location of the lot.
2) The lot rent will include management of the community and access to community amenities like the club house and pool.
3) When you make an offer on your home you should condition your offer of buying the home based on the following. Getting a Loan (installment loan), getting a home inspection (you need a home inspector that knows everything about Manufactured homes and they need to crawl all the way under the home and make sure everything is connected right and the vaper barrier under the home is not torn open etc. Also, make sure the home has the proper and working insulated heat tape on all exposed plumbing pipes...this keeps the pipes from freezing in the winter.
4) If the home has a fireplace you need to get the fireplace inspected by a separate chimney sweep company. Fire places are great but only when they are maintained. Chimney fires are common in homes when the chimney has not been maintained and cleaned properly.
5) They type of loan you get on a manufactured home in a lease land community is NOT like a regular Mortgage - it is an installment loan like a car loan and the interest rates are higher...because the home is not on a basement and the land is not yours. So, if you need information on getting financing you may want to try contacting Denise Fisher at DSC Incorporated...I have included the website below.
Need anything else? Just let me know.
I have not only sold manufactured homes, I have ran communities, managed sales offices and built new communities...so you can trust I have a clue about this.