You found the perfect modular home. Congratulations! Now, you just need to figure out where to put it. Selecting the piece of land where your modular home will sit can be a deeply rewarding experience. But where do you start picking out land for your modular home?
Don’t get overwhelmed. We’re here to help.
If you’re searching for tips to finding a permanent home for your perfect modular home, you’ve come to the right place.
Use these 4 tips for picking out land for your modular home
Where Do You Want to Live?
Your dream land for your modular home: what does that look like? Do you see some wide open spaces in the country? Do you prefer a community feel and neighbors close by like in a modular home park? Choosing your ideal dream spot is a great place to start when picking land. Keep in mind that a modular home community typically will have a charge for the raw land as well as monthly maintenance fees and include those potential fees in your research.
Keep in mind these other considerations when choosing land:
- How long is your commute to work?
- What is the quality of the school system?
- How close are you to family and friends?
- How close are you to the nearest shopping?
- Do you have privacy?
- Is there traffic noise?
- What is the tax rate?
Do Your Due Diligence
Before you set out to buy the land, it’s important to do some due diligence on the property. Some land may look great on the surface, but there can be all kinds of surprises (the bad kind) that may pop up. Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for a plot of land for your modular home:
- Is there a water hookup or an existing well?
- An electrical power hookup?
- Is there a sewage system operation or septic system?
- Is the land flood zoned?
- Does the land have any bylaws or zoning ordinances prohibiting the erection of a modular home?
- Is the land suitable for a modular home?
Take Cues from Other Modular Home Owners
If you spot any modular homes on the land you are interested in, chances are you’ll be approved for financing easily. No modular homes in sight? You may be up for some financing challenges.
Be Wary of Drawbacks
While purchasing a modular home is much cheaper up front, there can be drawbacks. Some financial institutions are hesitant to offer a home loan for a modular home unless it will rest on a permanent foundation or you already own the land it will be set up on.
Committing to land for your modular home is a big investment, so check all of your options, do all of your homework and follow up on any financial questions you might have.
If you need more guidance in process of finding land for your modular home, we’re here to help. With over 40 years in the modular home industry, we know exactly what you need to know when choosing your house. Give us a call at 540.434.1553, or contact us now to get started.