Our state guide series is continuing this week with a look at things to remember when buying a mobile home in New Hampshire. Known as the Switzerland of America, it shouldn’t be surprising that people love to live and vacation in this beautiful state.
Mobile Home Living Facts in New Hampshire
One of the 5 smallest states in the country, New Hampshire is a lovely combination of mountains and towns. Which of course makes it perfect for mobile homes. Take a look at these other facts we found about the state:
The average price of a pre-owned home: $104162
Average model year of a pre-owned home: 2009
Average pre-owned home size in square feet: 1033
Average sites in a manufactured home community: 75
Average year a community was developed: 1988
Number of age-restricted communities: 37
Number of all-age communities: 242
Before Buying a Mobile Home in New Hampshire
Buying a mobile home is a big deal. So, it’s important to do your homework before making such a big purchase. Fortunately, we have a whole section on Mobile Home Living devoted to just that. Visit our Buying a Manufactured Home section for information on deciding how much home you need, to financing options, as well as the questions to ask when visiting a dealer.
New Hampshire doesn’t have a section on their Manufactured Housing Association site devoted to consumers. However, feel free to contact them with any questions you may have.
New Hampshire MHA
PO Box 451
Concord, NH 03302
After the Sale
After buying a mobile home in New Hampshire you will need to make sure that your home is titled under your name. The process seems to be a little different than in most states, New Hampshire changed their state law in 1983 to recognize manufactured homes as real estate, which means ownership is marked with a warranty deed rather than a bill of sale or title. This was put into place to make it easier for conventional loans to be used to buy manufactured housing.
So, if you are buying from a dealer, make sure they are handling the transfer of ownership for you. If you are buying a pre-owned mobile home, contact your county clerk office to make sure you complete the process correctly.
Issues After Installation
Every new mobile home includes a 1-year manufactured home warranty. This warranty covers defects from the manufacturer as well as issues that may go wrong during installation. If you have an issue, be sure to keep good records of any communications (preferably send everything 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 those issues resolved with the manufacturer or dealer, its time to file a complaint. New Hampshire handles their own HUD dispute resolution program and you can file your request by mail, telephone, email, fax, or online.
Board of Manufactured Housing
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
(603) 271-6990 (fax)
Mobile Home Living in New Hampshire
There were so many great mobile homes to choose from that are available in New Hampshire. Here are just a few that we found on Zillow.
Buying a mobile home in New Hampshire is a great way to live in the state economically and beautifully. From tiny homes to big ‘ol triple wides the options are endless.
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