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Yes, but if the mobile home is not new, you should test for overallstrength of the flooring. Have two or three large people stand ineach area where the bed foundation will contact the floor. Listenfor any ominous cracking sounds while filling the waterbed.Sometimes you can use 1/2" plywood to...
You can claim EIC if you have the filing status 'married filedseparately'.
The three parks that would give me answers all said there was no formula as such, but when city land taxes went up, then pad rents had to go up. This seems logical to me.
Please give us more information than this for an informed answer.
I recently did mine (totally ) for a parts expense of just under $200. this inlcudes 40 ft 3/4 and 20 ft 1/2 PEX, 7 undersink shutoff valves, a laundry fitting box, all necessary PEX fittings, a 3/4 ball valve, and a PRV. - It took me about 12 hours for actual removal and replacement of piping. -NOT...
I own an older double wide in NJ and decided to paint over one of our bathrooms since the floral pattern might have looked good 20 years ago, but has not for at least a decade. I found that if you thoroughly clean the walls with TSP or similar after lightly scuffing the surface with a scothbrite pad...
Most lenders and insurers are very reluctant to have anything to do with mobile homes built before 1975. -But keep looking, you may be lucky.
Look in local papers and realty publications. -Drive around Mobile parks and look for "For Sale" signs. Assess the parks while you are there. There are many parks you won't want to live in, and quite a few where you will find very high pad rental costs. Look at many homes, inspect the ones you like...
In Canada you certainly do. If you are in Autralia, NZ or USA, then you should ask a local realtor who deals in |mobile homes.
I have looked and never found any such plans. I went ahead on myown using commonsense and successfully added 220 square feet tomine.
You can look it up in county records, usually parcel site or county property tax site.
NO, they can attach a lien to be paid FIRST if/when the home is sold.
The mobile home owner has a right to personal property, NOT the landlord.
It's certainly possible, and not much different from re-modelling a small house. You need to have a reasonable knowledge of building structures, plumbing and electricity. Some aspects such as plumbing, are easier than in a house. I pulled up the floor and sub floor of my mobile and replaced all the...
If you are meaning "do you pay sales tax when you are buying a mobile" , then it depends where you are. US states all have different laws on that.
The weight of a mobile changes depending on whether by mobile you mean phone, or the entity which hangs above a cot. Mobile phones are different weights depending on the type, and so are mobiles above cots.
Impossible to say . -In my area of British Columbia lot rent varies from 300 to over 700 for little apparent difference in lot or park. I've heard it's the same everywhere.
Aluminum wiring is not very reliable. . In our experience, the most common reasons for a mobile to lose power in various circuits is due to incorrectly spliced wires or installation of devices not rated for aluminum wiring.. We have been involved in several such repairs, particularly in double wide...
Many people have cable service into mobile homes.
Yes. There's nothing like a favourable first impression in real estate.
Most mobile home lots are around 40x 80 feet, They vary according to the shape of the park, and whether a single or double unit occupies them.
After the issuance of a writ of possession, which is not the same as an eviction, you have 30 days if lot rent is paid, 5 days if it is not.
I suspect there is more to this than you are telling us. -Please expand with more detail before we jump to conclusions.
Varies by state. 16' here in SC.
- I replaced the entire plumbing system in my own 14 x 68 mobile before living in it. It had been copper and fortunately the water heater, toilet, bath and kitchen were all in line down one side. Only a 32 ft run from water heater to kitchen. I removed ALL the flooring in bathroom, got rid of old...
It's highly unlikely you will ever find a circuit diagram for any Mobile Home, let alone for one 23 years old ! -If you are electrically competent, then buy a circuit tracer. - If not, hire an electrician.
It's highly unlikely that you will find a diagram for one that age (unless the company is still in business). -Try to contact the company.
Yes, of course he can. It all depends on the pad rental contract that YOU agree to and sign when you take occupancy. Most pad rental includes water and sewage, but it doesn't have to.
Yes you can. Under counter space is a bit limited, but no more so than in an ordinary small house.
Your manufactured homeis your greatest asset and must be protected against loss. If youchoose the least expensive policy, you may not have adequatecoverage to rebuild after a catastrophic loss. In general, you canexpect to pay on between $250 and$1,300 per year for manufacturedhome insurance.
Answer . \nnone. it will still show up as a repo. it will still go againt your credit unless you can refinance it for a lower amount so you can pay each month.if you can put it up for sale and let someone take over the notes, that would be better. but the person has to qualify through the place...
In some cases , yes. -For instance there are many "Senior Citizen " Parks, where every tenant is expected to be over 65. -If your case is of this type, and you signed an agreement to that effect, then he can reasonably object to younger tenants. -If that's not the case, then you should consult your...
These will be outlined in the agreement you signed with the Park and also in Local Tenancy laws. -Consult your Provincial or State government information office to find out which department administrates Residential Tenancy Law.
There are realty specialists in almost every area of north America who deal with mobile homes.
You find a local realty agent who's an expert in mobile home sales. -It will get you more cash and save a lot of hassle.
You would have to call a State Revenue office to get that clear. -In my experience ( Canada) you always pay sales tax.
In Canada you would go to the regional Home Assessment Office, a dept of the provincial Govt. -They decide on what homes are taxed at, so they basically know everything about evrey home, including mobile
That's known as 'Pad rent' and it varies hugely. -In my local area it runs from 375 to 800, for similar size lot . The average for a 40x 80 serviced lot appears to be around 500 here. -If I was you I'd enquire at the parks you're interested in, or ask a local realtor who handles mobile homes.
Today's manufactured homes are built with the same buildingmaterials as site-built homes, but in a controlled factoryenvironment where quality of construction is invariably superior towhat can be done outdoors. The HUD Code regulates and monitors the manufactured home's designand construction,...
As cheaper housing.
A park model is a mobile home (which means it's anchored in a park,usually on blocks) -An RV is basically a travelling home, not nearly as large as most mobile homes.
It's almost always exactly the same way you would file a lien on a regular house. In Canada you start at the Provincial Land registry Office. In US States find the equivalent office.
I believe Modular Homes are built in sections while a mobile home is one piece. Mobile homes probably move more easily.. According to the online dictionary: . Modular Home = Factory-built housing with onsite assembly and some onsite construction that is built to meet state and local codes and does...
About 2/3 that of a regular home of same sq.ft. and same occupants.
No. An individual cannot "create" any title to property. You should inquire at your DMV.
Typically, they are not responsible for back rent. The mortgage contract the tenant has with with the lender is between the tenant and them. The rental contract you have with the tenant is between the tenant and you, and the lender does not enter into this picture. These are two separate...
Call the Massachusetts DMV and they will give all the information you need.
The question is unclear, but if the intent is to move back into the mobile home you were evicted from, then no. If you even enter the park again after eviction, you could be arrested for trespassing. Once you are evicted, you are barred from entering again.
I've never seen one. -Most double wides are basically 2 single 14's put together.
Mobile home water heaters are EXACTLY the same as those used in houses. I've seen hundreds, both electric and gas. The only ones that are even slightly different are propane heaters (and you could use them in a house if you wished).
I believe you will have to contact your local DMV office. In most(all?) states mobile homes are titled with the DMV as vehicles. Either you, or the current owner, will probably have to inquire about applying for a "lost title." Be sure that you, or they, go equipped with the serial number of the...
Go back to whoever 'forgot' and ask them to make it right.
The State of California currently has around 12 million mobile homes. The State of South Carolina has the highest percentage of mobile homes per residence at 20%.
If you owe money, they can put a lien on your home. Even a mobile home.
Yes they can. -It's all spelled out in your initial contract for occupancy. All parks anywhere have right of approval. -Reasons for this are obvious - keep out 'undesirable' people and in many cases keep out children (if it's a 'senior' park) .
In short. repossess and pull the home off the property.. However, you have not made it clear who owns the land. If a third party owns the land, most if not all lenders will ask to the land owner if they are interested in leasing the land to a new owner, in which case the lender saves thousands.
- In the park where I live the average seems to be 14 x 68 (952 sq. ft.) with 'doubles' at 28x48 (1344 sq. ft.)
Have you considered just 'Googling' - "Mobile home laws, New Jersey" - - I just did, and came up with tons of information about all aspects of buying, finding , taxing and more on mobiles in New Jersey !
Even if they legally 'could', I doubt if they would be bothered ifthey were going out of business anyway..
In some states you do have to pay the sales tax on the purchase of a used mobile home.
Only by inspecting it completely and comparing it with similar homes in the same park. Appearance and condition have a huge impact on mobile prices. (MUCH more than maker or year of construction ) - Prices also differ considerably according to the pad rental and ambience of the park.
It's impossible to give a realistic value without carefully inspecting the unit, and seeing the park that it's in. Mobile values, like cars for instance, depend on what condition it's in, how well it's been cared for, and in the case of a home, where it is. -Some mobile parks can be seedy -some can...
Look for the Data sheet, near electrical panel, in a bedroom closet, or a kitchen cabinet. (according to HUD guidelines )
The answer depends on the details. If you move a mobil home onto another person's property without permission you are trespassing and the owner could prevent you from accessing your mobil home since you would need to pass over private property to get to it. That would create a very difficult legal...
No matter where you are, there seems always to be a local realtor who deals with mobile homes. Howeve, if there's a deadline on moving it they may be a bit reluctant to take it on. -I'd suggest calling a few local realty offices to find out.
It depends on the park and on if it's a single or larger lot. -Most that I've seen are about 40 x 80 feet.
A double wide is usually 28 feet wide
YES! Formaldehyde exists in mobile homes AND in conventional site-built homes. The California Air Resources Board's report published December 15, 2009 states: "Nearly all homes (98%) had formaldehyde concentrations that exceeded guidelines for cancer and chronic irritation..." ...
There are Tenancy protection laws in Canada and in many US states. Contact your local government office that can inform you more about this.
Answer . If they choose to file a lawsuit for monies owed and the suit is won, it might be possible for the plaintiff to execute the judgment as a lien against the property. State statutes regulate when liens can be placed upon real property. Without knowing the state of residency it is not...
They did in many states. You should check with the authority in your state.
The area of the interior would be called 600 square feet.
That depends entirely on the park, and varies hugely. In my area pad rents vary from 300 to 800 for about the same space. Many charge more for being near city centre, having a pool, having a clubhouse, having 24 hour security and other factors. To find out you usually have to phone each park and ask...
10 80# bags will fill about 6 cubic feet, so 375 bags should fill225 cubic feet (30 x 30 x 0.25). ANS 2 - At least in my area, it would be much cheaperordering this to be delivered by a concrete truck. An 80 lb. bag of concrete is 2/3 of a cubic ft. of concrete. 3 bagsis 2 cu. ft. So for 225 cu...
I've seen some with 12 and some with over 400 ! - In Canada, at least there are no rules about that.
You can, I and many others have one. - My neighbours have both gas and electric water heaters. -So do almost all of the mobiles I have worked on. - Your information is not correct.
Go underneath and make sure your water supply and drain are adequately insulated. -I wrap an electric thermal tape around my incoming water, as well as foam wrap over that, and tape it. Make sure all skirting is secure. Put insulation batts around hot tank, especially on outside wall side. Go on...
Generally, as soon as the sale is made and the title is signed over, the mobile home has a new owner. The former owner no longer has any right to use it. The insurance would be voided. The new owners would have their own insurance.
You would have to ask for exact details from the office that issued these 'mobile home planning regulations' . Obviously they are not the same all over.
Yes, you can. That's exactly what I did in mine. - Looks much better than the original wallpaper.
Take your bill of purchase or proof of ownership to the State DMV.
A mobile home can't tow ANYTHING ! A true mobile home has no motive power.
If you want to remove someone from the loan you can refinance the home. People who get divorced, married or just want to be removed from the home should find a local company that can refinance the home.
I use 100% silicon on the outside of the windows, and Alex ll caulk on inside.
Exactly the same as you would in a regular house. Generally the system is no different.
Cost varies tremendously across north America, according to route, distance and local statutes. -Call 2-3 moving companies and get estimates from them.
Send a pic and I can give you a fairly reasonable estimate. JDK/Boston
Mine is just like a slightly smaller regular home furnace. It keeps the mobile nice and warm,and I have no problem with it's efficiency.
A mobile home is personal property, and has a title like other dwellings, rather than a vehicle title as is used for RV's. The resident may be the owner, or may be paying a mortgage to a bank that loaned money on the home. If the resident is renting, the home may be owned by a private individual,...
If you want to stick to the HUD code for manufactured homes (and not modular), Kit Home Builders West provides a high quality product.
In some states of US it is considered a vehicle. -You would have to inquire at your state DMV.
In some US states you do. In Canada and in other US states you don't. -Call your state DMV for local advice.
Walls are walls, wherever they are. - This problem depends on what the stain is and you haven't said. Possibly easiest to simply repaint the wall - first with a 'stain blocker' such as Zinnser Bull's Eye or Kilz Stain Blocker Primer. -These products work well and ANY paint can be applied over them....