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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Manufactured Home

Manufactured homes offer an affordable and convenient housing option for many people. They are built in factories and transported to their final destination, where they are then assembled on-site. 

If you’re considering purchasing a manufactured home in Maine, Pine View Homes in Winslow is an excellent place to start your search.

Here are some things you need to know before you buy a manufactured home:

Know the laws and regulations

Manufactured homes are regulated by both federal and state laws. In Maine, The Manufactured Housing Board was established to ensure that manufactured housing is safe from hazardous defects, provide uniform performance standards for construction and installation of manufactured housing, and provide a safe and sanitary environment for occupants residing in mobile home communities.

At our company, Pine View Homes, we take pride in our unwavering commitment to following all federal and state laws and regulations that govern the sale, installation, and servicing of manufactured homes in Maine. We understand the importance of providing our customers with not only high-quality homes but also exceptional service while ensuring that we comply with the safety standards and uniform performance requirements established by the Manufactured Housing Board.

Check the quality of the homeCheck the quality of the home

At Pine View Homes, we understand that the quality of construction can vary in manufactured homes, which is why we take great care in ensuring that every home we sell is of the highest quality. We offer a warranty on all new homes, and our team is dedicated to inspecting every home thoroughly to ensure that it meets our high standards when it is delivered to its final destination.

When inspecting a manufactured home, there are a few things you should check for to ensure quality, such as signs of wear and tear, water damage, and any other issues that could impact the integrity of the home. You should also look for any defects in the flooring, walls, or ceiling, as well as the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems.

Consider the location

Manufactured homes are often placed on leased land, so it’s important to consider the location of the home. Pine View Homes offers a variety of locations throughout Maine or you can place the home on your own land (if it meets the criteria), so be sure to research the area before making a final decision. Consider factors such as proximity to schools, shopping, and other amenities, as well as the condition of the land where the home will be placed.

Financing options

Pine View Homes offers financing options for our homes. We work with a number of experienced and trusted lenders.

These are the loan options available:

  • VA Loans
  • FHA Loans
  • MSHA Loans
  • USDA Rural Development Loans
  • Home-Only Loans
  • Conventional Loans
  • Turn-Key Loans
  • Construction Loans
  • Land in Lieu of Down Payment

Contact us to learn what your financing options are.

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Additional costs

In addition to the cost of the home, there may be additional expenses associated with the purchase of a manufactured home. These can include site preparation, delivery and installation, permits and fees, and utility hookups. Pine View Homes can help you estimate these costs and provide guidance on the process.

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Purchasing a manufactured home from Pine View Homes in Maine can be an excellent way to achieve affordable homeownership. By educating yourself on the laws and regulations, checking the quality of the home, considering the location, exploring financing options, and factoring in additional costs, you can make an informed decision and enjoy the experience of buying a new home. 

With over 65 years of experience, Pine View Homes is a reliable and trustworthy partner in the home-buying process. Contact us to learn more or come visit us in person at:

499 Augusta Road
Winslow, ME 04901.