Jen Graham, Home Buyer in San Diego, CA

Why don't you list the rental fees or whether the land is included?

Asked by Jen Graham, San Diego, CA Sat Aug 17, 2013

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You really should start with the park manager. 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 rental park. It's not unusual for rates to increase with new residents. In fact in many cases it giver the park manager a great opportunity. Never trust anyone but the park management. RE professionals are rarely previed to this type of info.

Be sure to have it thoroughly inspected by an experienced MH inspector and not just any home inspector as there are several nuances with MHs that you don't have in a conventional site-built home and most home inspectors not familiar with these nuances will not even know what to look for.

Make sure the inspector crawls under the home and thoroughly inspects each and every pier and pad assembly for rust, deterioration and decomposition if steel and for decomposition if concrete as homes close to the ocean can be severely impacted by salt.

They should also make sure the home is level by checking all the doors and windows to make sure that they are not swinging or sticking and that all the strike plates on the doors are properly aligned and the doors close soundly.

The inspector should also inspect the steel mainframe for rust and decomposition as well. I can't tell you how many mainframes we've had to repair that were suffering and in some cases even failing from rust and deterioration related issues.

Be sure and have the inspector check for rips and tears in the vapor barrier under the floor. If there are openings in this membrane it could allow the insulation under the floor to become compromised and even fall on the ground.

Openings in the vapor barrier are also a great place for rodents and cats to habitate and reproduce. We've eradicated countless critters from these cavities over the years and it's not a very pleasant experience.

Finally and very importantly make sure the home has a California State Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) certified earthquake resistant bracing system (ERBS) as most areas in California are classified as a Zone 4 earthquake area which holds a high probability of risk for a seismic event..

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 19, 2013
Hi Jen, Ill send you listing with fees and land or lease lots. email me at maureen@landangel.com.
Web Reference: http://www.coastal.biz
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 19, 2013
Jen, if you could be more specific I'll try to answer your question. Are you inquiring about leases or maybe manufactured homes in a park?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 18, 2013
I answered your other question which was pretty close to this one. Are you talking about a particular home or a particular park/community. Or are you addressing Trulia the website in general? A little more info would be helpful.

We're Manufactured Home specialists (manufactured home dealer, contractor and real estate broker). We can work with you be it in a rent/lease or resident owned community. We are headquartered in San Diego and would be happy to help you. You can contact me at 760 815-6977 or onthelevel@cox.net.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 17, 2013
What property are you asking about? And who is the "you" that you're addressing in this question. If you can provided specifics about the property someone may be able to provide you with more information.

Jill Miranda
CA BRE Lic #01413799
Pacific Sotheby's International Realty
jillmiranda@jillmiranda.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 17, 2013
Hi Jen,

I am not quite sure i understand the question right,

Would you be able to link the listing from trulia here, that would help answer your question,

Sincerely,

Yoann Baral-Baron
Allied Green Realty
619-995-9467
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 17, 2013
What I mean is that sometimes a rental space fee or HOA fee is listed on a mobile or prefab and other times, no fee is listed. It is a general question and linked not to just one property. I just wish that all properties that have these fees would be given in the listing. It would help me decide if the property is a good deal or if there is a very high monthly space fee. I hope this clarifies my question. Thank you :0)
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