I am a REO listing agent and over the past 5years I have reported on the value of the home in the Orange County area and that area has had a very large drop in home value. I believe it would be better to take your buying power to another Yorba Linda area. I have sold several homes in the area and if you would like more information please just give me a call or email. Sandra
What are the Pros and Cons of owning a mobile home? Do you know what a mobile home is? Honestly, the pros and cons need to come to you, from you. I highly suggest you research mobile homes, affidavit of fixture, and see what your list of pros and cons are. Asking others, agents, & Realtors what their pros & cons are for any home is a mistake. That would be like asking someone what your favorite color is.
Best of luck with your research.
I highly recommend a physical inspection on any property u may consider buying esp on manufactured homes.the inspector will check the structure ,siding ,crawling space.sometimes soil can become wet and moisture will accumulate underneath,so keep an eye on that..taxes are the same as SFR.let me know if I can help you with anything.
Pro: It's cheaper than a house.
Con: It's going to be valued less than a house when you sell it.
Everything else is a matter of preference. If you like the home and the neighborhood, buy it. :)
What makes a manufactured home unique is that the entire structure is built on site at a factory. However, the home must meet strict federal building and safety guidelines set forth by the manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, which fall under the HUD code. In other words, just because these homes are built in a factory and then moved to the buyer's property, they still have to meet or exceed local or state codes.
In fact the materials in an environmentally controlled factory will be cleaner, straighter and dryer. I've been in the Manufactured Home Industry for 3 decades and have fought an uphill battle arguing and defending Manufactured Homes. I'm very glad to see that there are real estate professionals who are acting very professional in this instance and not slamming this very upwardly mobile industry. Pun intended.
My only advice is that you get an experienced manufactured home inspector to carefully inspect the understructure (crawl space) under the home to make sure that the piers, pads, foundation components and vapor barrier (holds in the insulation) are in tact. Most home inspectors don't understand what they are even looking at in this area so you really need to pick an experienced Manufactured Home Inspector.
Feel free to contact our offices and we'll be happy to refer an experienced MH inspector in your area. Our company actually does the engineered certifications and 433a documentation for MH's nationwide, which you will have to obtain if you are purchasing via FHA, and we work with experienced inspectors throughout the nation.
All the best and enjoy your home.
John DL Arendsen
CEO ON THE LEVEL General Contractor INC.
Real Estate Broker
Manufactured Home Dealer & Developer.
First Team Real Estate
You are right this is a great neighborhood. I watched the properties being built. I live a few blocks away. Really a good area. I have shown this home a number of times. Manufactured homes are a lot less expensive. I was surprised to see a manufactured home in this tract. I think it is the only one. There is complete tract of manufactured homes off of Avenida Adobe in Yorba Linda. Children in the Avenida Adobe tract go to the awesome Travis Ranch school. The only school in Yorba Linda that is K-8.
This home on Sunwest is in escrow but its status is Back Up Offer so a buyer can still view the house if they like. Sometimes houses fall out of escrow for various reasons. It went in to escrow on March 20th.
Should you wish to see this house and don't have an agent to show it for you please let me know.