Looking to buy real estate can be overwhelming in any market, but this is often especially true in Florida, depending on the economy. Arming yourself with as much knowledge as possible before purchasing land for your manufactured home allows you to feel empowered to make the right choice. When it comes to determining a home site for your manufactured home, the more you know before you shop, the happier you will be long term.
There are many factors to consider when deciding what land works best as your future home site. Prestige Home Centers has helped families like yours throughout the manufactured home purchasing process for over 30 years, so we know how to help you be confident in your decisions. Read on to learn more about choosing your land so you can enjoy this exciting time in your life.
The 3 Land Options
One of the first things to consider when on the hunt for land for your manufactured home is whether or not you want to be part of a manufactured home community or if you want your home to sit alone on your property. Cost can be a deciding factor here, as some communities charge fees such as homeowners association fees that can make your land cost a little more in the long run.
If you decide to purchase land to put your manufactured home on, you have to be knowledgeable about any relevant zoning laws, hookup ordinances, or restrictive covenants in place.
Another manufactured home land option is on a homesite in a leasing community. This choice is more convenient, as the company that oversees the development is tasked with worrying about the considerations mentioned above as well as utilities and land preparation.
Home and Land
The least difficult choice is to buy a manufactured home already on a site in a planned community. Buying a manufactured home already situated on land takes the responsibility of utilities and other aspects off your shoulders.
Factors to Consider
Questions to ask yourself when looking for manufactured home land include the following.
- What is the steepness of the land, and will the ground support the weight of a manufactured home?
- Are there any structures currently on the property that will need to be torn down before I can place my manufactured home on it?
Once you have determined these things, make sure the land you look at is also right for you in the following ways.
The size of your land should be big enough for your manufactured home. Your home cannot fill your entire lot, so you have to know the size of the workable plot.
If your land is in a remote or underdeveloped location, you may be responsible for setting up your own utilities there. This will cost money and requires being mindful of any time this may add to your home installation.
Ensure the zoning ordinances and land use restrictions allow a manufactured home to be placed on the land before purchasing. These laws cannot only affect if you can put a manufactured home on site but could also dictate how large the home can be.
Experience the Prestige Difference for Your Manufactured Home
When it comes to finding the perfect land for your manufactured home, Prestige Home Centers is your partner for the entire process. With expert guidance and in-house financing all the way through delivery and installation, we are on your side. We will even negotiate contractor bids for your septic, well, and electrical needs, coordinate the home inspection at move-in, and help you obtain your Certificate of Occupancy, making the experience as straightforward and enjoyable as we can for you. Whatever land you choose, you can rest assured that you will love your new manufactured home and having the Prestige team on your side.