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Tips for Downsizing From a Site-Built Home to a Mobile Home

If you plan on downsizing from your site-built house to a mobile home these tips will be handy.

Downsizing can be challenging since you’ll usually be selling and buying at the same time. It can be even more so if you’ll be buying an older mobile home that sits in a park or a new manufactured home using chattel financing.

We’ll walk you through the pros and cons of each option and share tips along the way so that you can make an informed decision when finding a mobile home while selling your house.

Set Your Budget First

When preparing to sell your primary home, you may face a lot of legal and other hurdles. It may take some time before you can actually close a sale.

It can be tough to find a mobile home that meets all of your needs while also selling your primary home. These tips about downsizing from your site-built house to a mobile home

Do Not Rush Into Buying a Mobile Home

When you are selling your house, it can be tempting to want to buy a mobile home as soon as possible. However, it is important to take your time and not rush into anything. You want to make sure that you find the right mobile home for you and your family.

There are a few things that you should keep in mind when you are looking for mobile homes. First, you want to make sure that the mobile home is in a good condition.

You also want to make sure that it is the right size for your family. Another thing to consider is the price of the mobile home. You want to make sure that you can afford the purchase price as well as the maintenance costs.

Research is Vital

Start your research by checking out online resources, such as websites and forums dedicated to mobile homes, Checking the price of comparable mobile homes in your area is important as well.


Before you come to a final decision, make sure you compare prices. That is the only way you can secure the best deal for yourself.

Emphasize On Overall Comfort

Most people think that just because a home is mobile, it must be less comfortable than a traditional home but that’s not true at all.

There are plenty of mobile homes that are just as comfortable, if not more so, than a regular home. When you’re looking for a mobile home to live in while you sell your house, comfort should be your number one priority.

There’s nothing worse than feeling cramped in a small space when you’re trying to move out of your old place. After all, depending on the number of your family members and all other necessary factors you should find out the perfect and comfortable mobile home.

Go for a Test Drive

When you decide to buy a car, you want a test drive! The same should go for mobile homes.
You need to make sure that the home is comfortable for you and that you can see yourself living there. The best way to do this is to go on a trial run with the motor home that you are interested in! Rent the home for a month or two before making any final decision.


This will give you a chance to make sure that the home is right for you. If you find out that the home is not as great as you thought it would be, then you can return the motor home and get another one that would be more suitable for you.

Meet With the Seller and Ask Questions

Before you buy a mobile home, it’s important to do your research. This means meeting with the seller and asking questions.

You want to find out as much as you can about the mobile home and the seller before making a decision. Here are some questions to get you started:


● How long has the mobile home been on the market?
● What is the asking price?
● What are the monthly fees associated with living in the mobile home park?
● Is there a pet policy?
● What is included in the sale (furniture, appliances, etc.)?
● Do they offer a house moving service with their package?
● Are there any restrictions on who can live in the mobile home park (age, income, etc.)?

Final Thoughts


Selling a property is not a small thing. There are several steps that you must go through and overcome a lot of legal and/or bureaucratic obstacles. But sometimes finding a perfect mobile home can be more challenging compared to selling your own home. In this concise guide, you have learned some of the most effective tips that might help you find a perfect and comfortable mobile home for you and your
family. But don’t restrict yourself to these tips; feel free to adjust and improvise depending on your circumstances. Good luck!

Crystal
Crystal Adkins created Mobile Home Living in 2011 after buying a 1978 single wide and searching online for mobile home remodeling ideas but finding very little. Today, it's the most popular resource in America for mobile home information and inspiration and has been visited over 40 million times.
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