Once you have made the decision to purchase a mobile home, whether you have had one before or are a first timer, it’s important to know what to look out for to ensure that you make the right decision.
Here are some top tips, guidance, and advice on how to find the right mobile home for you.
This is probably one of the most important parts as it will affect what mobile homes for sale are within your price range. Try to set a budget that you are comfortable with, don’t be tempted to overstretch yourself too much and be aware of what you can reasonably expect to get for that much money.
- What is the mobile home going to be used for?
The answer to this question can have a big impact on the type, style, and size of mobile home you choose. There are many different variations and names for static caravans and nowadays they are used for a number of purposes such as;
- A holiday home sited on a park
- As full-time accommodation on a residential park
- On private land to be used as an annexe, office space, additional accommodation
- For self-build projects and renovations
The purpose for which you will be using your mobile home will allow you to narrow down and rule out certain criteria. For example, if you are looking for it to be used year-round or lived in then it will need to be built to residential specifications BS3632. If it is only for a holiday getaway in the summer, then you should be fine with one that is ‘EN1647’ specification.
- Preowned or New
There are many great advantages to both so this is something that is well worth thinking about ahead of time, although you can look at a mixture of both during your search and compare.
These can offer better value for money as there are some excellent deals to be made on preowned mobile homes. You are likely to be able to get something bigger or of a much higher spec for your budget. Just like a house they can be renovated and decorated if there are things you want to change.
New mobile homes are exactly that – never been owned before, shiny, modern, and untouched with full warranties and guarantees in place. Of course, this is a preferable option for most, but the high price tag can mean compromising on a lot to make it work within your budget.
It’s always good to do your research beforehand so you don’t waste time later. Look at different types, styles and brands and decide your favourites and rule out any that you are not interested in. The same can be done for exteriors, layouts, and interiors so that you can quickly narrow down what you want when visiting showrooms or shopping for them online.
- Be Open Minded
Although you should have some ‘non negotiables’ when looking for your mobile home, it’s important to keep an open mind as you may be surprised by what you can find. An older, dated unit for example might have lots of space and be available at a great price – with a little DIY, TLC, and some imagination this could be your dream mobile home for less than you would think.