With respect to mortgage financing, Mobile Homes were built before 1986, and are not considered real property, and are therefore not eligible for a residential real estate mortgage.
Manufactured Homes are built in a factory, and then delivered to the home site. Most lenders will not lend on Manufactured Homes in AZ, but those that do, require the MFH to be a double wide, permanently affixed, with no home improvements that could affect the integrity of the original construction.
Modular Homes are also built in a factory, but the materials are delivered to the property in separate pieces, to be constructed like a stick built home, based on local building codes.
Since your home was built after 1986, it is not a mobile home. And because there are very few modular homes built in AZ, it is very likely that your house is a Manufactured Home. You can check your bedroom closets for an FHA metal plackard that provides the original manufacturer details, or you can also look up your address on the Maricopa County Assessor's website, where your property taxes are partially calculated based on the type of your home's construction: http://mcassessor.maricopa.gov/index.php
Hope this helps! For specific mortgage related questions in AZ, contact Steve Bernstein, www.azcentralmortgage.com... more
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