Last Updated on February 18, 2021 by Palm Gardens
Have you been considering moving to a mobile home? It is one of the more popular housing options in the country these days, with young families choosing to live in the as ‘starter’ homes, while seniors value it for being the most suitable place to retire to.
These homes come with all the comforts of a normal home at a fraction of the cost. So if you are considering a purchase, take a look at these tips for moving in.
Decide Where You Want To Live
A mobile home can be any number of different places. Many people buy a lot, while others rent one; and then there is also the option of moving into a mobile home park or community. If you go with the first one, the startup cost is an important factor to consider.
You will have to spend on everything from the septic system to the electrical connections. These could be covered in the monthly rent, but that would drive up your home’s budget.
Make sure that the home is protected past what guarantees the manufacturer has made. The best way is to get mobile home insurance. This should cover the three major categories of home protection, which are:
- Coverage of water, fire, and wind damage
- Liability for personal injury
- Theft of your belongings
Insurance coverage for mobile homes is similar to the one you get for standard households although a bit more expensive. Don’t go with the offers of a real estate agent who offers this as part of a package deal, because that rarely goes as well as you would expect.
Recycle Your Old Stuff
One of the benefits of a mobile home is that it allows you to remove much of the clutter in your residence, because it is obvious the new place won’t hold as many things as the old. Donate and recycle as much of your old stuff as you don’t need.
It should be fairly easy to find local charities receptive to the donations you’re making. You will be able to clear out space, and in the process be helping out community members who are less fortunate. It may also be possible to save money on taxes this way.
Your mobile home is more than a trailer, so take the move seriously and introduce the kind of customizations you want around you for the foreseeable future. Turn it into a home you love staying in.