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Carrie Craft, Home Buyer in Riverside, CA

What is the rent space price for this unit?

Asked by Carrie Craft, Riverside, CA Tue May 28, 2013

Looking to buy a mobile home in Riverside, CA

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You really should start with the park manager of the park/communities you are interested in. You will have to fill out an application and be approved by them before you even make an offer on a manufactured home in a rent/lease park/community.

Be wary of any manufactured home built before June 15, 1976 as they are "PRE HUD" homes and will be very difficult if not impossible to finance. Additionally many if not most PRE HUD homes were built using caustic and carcinogenic chemicals i.e. formaldehyde and asbestos.

But before you purchase any manufactured home you should have the home inspected by an experienced manufactured home inspector and not just any home inspector.Make sure the home is level and that the pier and pad assemblies are in good shape.

Be sure the vapor barrier and insulation are in tact and not ripped, torn or lying on the ground. Have the inspector look for drainage issues i.e. standing water, soil erosion, expansive (clay soil), rusted and deteriorating piers and dry rotted or decomposing wood pads supporting the piers.

Most importantly make sure the home has an approved set of Earthquake Resistant Bracing (ERBS) installed under it as much of California is in a Zone 4 seismic area:

(http://www.google.com/search?q=seismic+zone+3+map+for+califo…)

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Carrie,

I would love to help you look for a home, Are you looking at mobile home's because they are cheaper? I have a client who thought that as well and when we took off that restriction and just put anything under 110K, we came up with a lot of different options, many that didn't have space rent.

When you consider the space rent on a mobile home you could actually afford pretty much twice the amount in a single family dwelling. If you could find a manufactured on a foundation on it's own lot, that would be ideal. there are several of them under 110k that I found yesterday in menifee, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Romoland, Perris, Quail Valley, etc.

not sure exactly where you are looking but I would be happy to help you with your search.

Kymberley Page
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if you sign up for my listingbook account, we can interact on each listing by leaving notes, accepting, rejecting, and learning more about each other and yoru needs and desires. you will get to search the same way I do. http://www.therealestatefairy.listingbook.com

Hope this helps you.
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The space rent is $711 per month, that normally includes water & trash fees. If I can be of any other help, Please call me at 951 683-5900 Lonnie Maples, Broker.
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