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Mobile Homes in Orange County

Purchasing mobile homes for sale in Orange County, CA can be overwhelming.  You need to make sure you choose the right sales agent, mobile home park, and home.  Most homebuyers do not know how to go about doing these three things.  This article will help you choose the right sales agent, community, and home.

The first step when going through the process of purchasing a home is figuring out who to choose as your sales agent.  Many homebuyers make the mistake of choosing a sales person licensed by the Department of Real Estate (DRE).  You should choose a sales agent who is licensed by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).  Agents licensed by HCD are mobile home specialist and only sell this type of housing.  Choose an agent who is knowledgeable about the industry.  Purchasing mobile homes for sale in Orange County, CA is very different than purchasing a condo or traditional house that was built on site.  Also, make sure the agent you choose works for a reputable Manufactured Home Dealership who has been in the industry for a long time.  They will more likely have better relationships with several communities to help you choose the right mobile home park and home that fits your needs.

Next, you need to figure out what the best community is for you to invest in.  Purchasing a mobile home can be a great investment if you choose the right community.  Some communities are age restricted such as “senior communities” or “55+ communities”.  The age requirements vary depending on the community.  Whether you choose to live in an “all age park” or “senior park,” space rent, land lease options, and amenities offered will also vary.  This is where the experience of your sales agent can help you make the right decision on which community to select.  Some park owners and property management companies are more aggressive on rent increases which will affect the value of your home.  Once you narrow your search down to a couple communities you are ready to find the home that best fits your needs.

                There are several manufacturers of mobile homes.  Mobile home manufacturers vary in quality just like car manufacturers.  Some manufacturers are better than others.  The year the home was built will determine the home’s quality.  HUD homes are built to more stringent codes making the quality better and are typically easier to obtain financing. This is another reason to choose a sales agent who specializes in the sales of new and used manufactured homes.  Your agent should be able to educate you on the history of mobile homes.

                If you are interested in looking for mobile homes for sale in Orange County, CA, Home Quest is a great choice for assisting you with your purchase.  They have been in business for over 25 years and are associated with one of the largest Property Management Companies specializing in mobile home communities.  Home Quest is experienced, has relationships with over 100 mobile home parks, and can help you save money by negotiating the sales price.  For more information call (866) 720-2207.


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