We are continuing our mobile home buying guide as our attention stays north this week with a look at buying a mobile home in Connecticut. We only have a handful of states left to cover, including a look at Nebraska, Minnesota, and Wyoming in the coming weeks. Here’s a list of all of our state guides.
The Facts About Mobile Homes in Connecticut
Did you know there are only two states smaller than Connecticut in the US but there are over 3.5 million people living in the state? We also found these facts about mobile homes in Connecticut:
The average price of a pre-owned home: $80993
Average model year of a pre-owned home: 1996
Average pre-owned home size in square feet: 936
Average sites in a manufactured home community: 86
Average year a community was developed: 1979
Number of age-restricted communities: 27
Number of all-age communities: 86
Related: The Only Reason to Buy a Mobile Home.
Know Before You Buy
There are so many things to consider when making a big purchase. If you are thinking about buying a mobile home in Connecticut your first place to start is the Connecticut Manufactured Housing Association. Not only do they have links to different manufacturers available in the state, but they also have listings for all the mobile home communities and all of the businesses that are members of the association.
PO Box 605
Bristol, CT 06011
Keep This in Mind After The Sale
Once you have decided on your new or “new to you” mobile home its time to make it legal. Connecticut does things a little differently than most states. Here’s what we were able to find on the Connecticut government site:
Any person owning a mobile manufactured home on or after October 1, 1986, shall file with the town clerk of the municipality in which the mobile manufactured home is located a certificate of title, bill of sale or other document evidencing the person’s ownership of the mobile manufactured home. On or after October 1, 1986, any person holding a security interest in any such mobile manufactured home may file the security interest for recording in the land records of the municipality in which the mobile manufactured home is located.Source: Connecticut’s official government site
So, my suggestion would be to contact your local DMV or county clerk’s office to see exactly what their process is. It seems to be different depending on the placement of the home and the age.
Warranty Issues After the Sale
As we have mentioned before, all new mobile homes include a 1-year manufactured home warranty. The warranty covers defects from the manufacturer as well as issues that may go wrong during installation. Be sure to keep good records of any communications (preferably communicate in writing) so that you have a paper trail showing you have tried to resolve your issues within the first year.
If you aren’t able to get your issues resolved, you will need to utilize the HUD Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution Program. Connecticut is one of the states that doesn’t administer their own program. Instead, they are a part of the federal program that is in place. You can submit your complaint in the following ways:
Mail (preferably certified):
ATTN: Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program
1676 International Drive
McLean, Virginia, 22102
Mobile Home Living in Connecticut
Every week our favorite part of these articles is sharing some of the awesome homes that you can find when you are thinking about buying a mobile home in Connecticut. These were found on Zillow, but you can find great buys on Realtor.com and sites such as Facebook Marketplace as well.
As you can tell buying a mobile home in Connecticut is a pretty simple process, as it is in most states. Not to mention, there are some great homes available. So, if you are living in Connecticut, mobile home living is the way to go!
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