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May 9, 2023

First-Time Mobile Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

Purchasing a mobile home is an exciting time, especially if you’re a first-timer, but along the way, there are some first-time mobile home buyer mistakes to avoid!

Being a new mobile homeowner is one of the most life-changing decisions you can make! But, with this choice comes a great deal of confusion and overwhelm for a lot of people. 

To ensure a smooth process and less headache, we have composed a list of mistakes to avoid for first-time mobile home buyers. Let’s get to it! 

Failure to Obtain Mobile Home Pre-Approval First: Big Mistake!

Despite being an unwise move, many homebuyers find a mobile home before applying for a mortgage. This is probably one of the biggest mistakes made by buyers when purchasing a mobile home! Loan approval should come first, as this will tell you how much you can spend on your mobile home. This will provide you with a budget that will help you narrow down your manufactured home options. Loan approval will also make the purchase process easier, and you can avoid heartbreak along the way!

Additionally, if you get approved for a loan, the entire home-buying process will go much more smoothly. You will only need to find your dream home and, after the typical legalities, it will be all yours!

Avoid Choosing a Mobile Home Before Locking in Your Site

Whether you want your home to be placed in a mobile home community or on private land, the home you choose must meet the legal and/or placement conditions. Amid the excitement of shopping and looking at mobile homes, don’t make the mistake. Lock in your site first!

The choice of a location becomes even more critical because some sites require site preparation to ensure stability and durability! You will also need to secure a spot in the rental community before purchasing your mobile home if that is where you desire to have it placed.

A Lack of Understanding About Mobile Homes

If you are going to be a first-time homeowner, or if you are already a homeowner but not of a mobile home, we highly recommend getting acquainted with the ins and outs of the world of mobile homes. Lacking knowledge and understanding is a mistake you want to avoid when buying a mobile home!

Most home buyers have an idea of what they want in a home. On the flip side, some folks are unsure of whether a mobile home can meet their expectations. Many buyers are unaware that most manufacturers will allow home buyers to customize their homes to meet their tastes and requirements. Thankfully, you don’t have to settle for a retailer’s display model over one that’s built with your preferred customizations!

Avoid These Mistakes, Come See Us!

When you visit a dealer like Braustin Homes, you won’t leave with unanswered questions and confusion. 

We know this industry inside and out, and seeing people become mobile homeowners is our passion! 

Not all manufactured home dealerships are created equal, that’s a fact. We desire our customers to make informed decisions and find their dream mobile home that fits their lifestyle perfectly while avoiding these first-time buyer mistakes!

Speak with a member at Braustin Homes today!