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What to know when purchasing a mobile home.

Mobile Home Buyer’s Guide and Home Shopping Tools

BY: DAWN HIGHHOUSEHome for Sale

Planning to find the perfect manufactured or mobile home for you and your family? MHVillage can help! There are over 27,000 homes listed for sale or rent on MHVillage.com, plus we have a number of tools and guides to make the home hunting process a little easier.

Free Mobile Home Buyer’s Guide

Start by downloading our Mobile Home Buyer’s Guide. It includes great information for those starting the home search. It has articles including “The Buyer’s Guide to Low Cost Financing” and “The Manufactured Home Buyer’s Inspection Checklist and Buyer’s Checklist Tips.” It also has sample forms, like a seller’s disclosure statement and a sample purchase agreement. You can download the guide on our website by clicking here: Buyer’s Guide and QuickFacts.

Search Tools For Finding the Perfect Home

We also have a number of ways you can search for homes for sale or rent. You can look by city and state or zip code, and then narrow your results by All Ages or Senior Communities, Communities that Allow Pets and more. (Click here to see our Advanced Search page.) Here’s the best part – you can set up Home Alerts to notify you whenever a new home that matches your criteria is added to the site! With these alerts you’ll know right away when a new listing that matches what you are looking for is added to MHVillage. (You can cancel the alerts at anytime.)

“Like” a Home or “Watch” a Community

Click this button to save any home listing to your account.

Click this button to save any home listing to your account.

See a home that catches your eye? Click the “Like this Listing” button to save the home to your account. You’ll be emailed if the seller lowers the price, has an open house or updates the listing.

Have a few favorite mobile home communities where you know you’d like to live? Just click “Watch Community” on any mobile park page on MHVillage – we’ll let you know whenever they add homes for sale or rent to our website! It’s an easy way to keep an eye on areas where you want to live.

Click this button on any mobile home community to be notified when they add home listings to MHVillage.

Click this button on any mobile home community to be notified when they add home listings to MHVillage.com.

Here at MHVillage we want to help you find the home of your dreams. Need more help? Check out some of these other articles and short informational videos on our newsletter:

How to Find Mobile Homes for Sale or Rent in Your Area (Video)

Finding Pet Friendly Mobile Home Communities

How to Find Your Next Mobile Home Community (Video)

Print Listings: A Handy Tool for Buyers and Sellers

Found a Home You Like? Take the Next Step!

I found a home that I am interested in on MHVillage.com. How can I get more information about the home?

MHVillage.com does not own or directly sell the homes on our site. You will want to contact the seller of the home. They have provided a phone number and/or an email option on their home listing page that you can use to reach out to them.

First, you will want to search for a home and go to it’s listing page. This will be the page that has all the information provided by the seller as well as photos of the home. Then, you will want to look for contact information to use to connect with the seller.Home for Sale

There are two ways to contact a seller. Below you will find tips on how to find and use these features.

Email: Email Seller button

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To the right of the photos of the home on the listing, you will see a button that has an envelope icon and says “Email Seller.” Click this and a box will pop up. You will then want to include your contact information and you can add a short note. Information provided here will be sent directly to the seller.

Phone: View Phone # button

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To find the seller’s phone number, you will want to scroll down the page until you see a heading in red that reads “Contact Information.” Click on the button that says “View Phone #” to reveal the number. You can then contact the seller directly via phone to ask more questions.

If a seller has provided a link to their website there will be a button above the “View Phone #” button that is marked as “Seller Website.” This may also provide you with additional forms of contact.cropped-mhvillage-registered-2012-11-banner.png

Good luck and happy hunting!

Over 600 Champion Models, Now on MHVillage!

The Corona Bradford by Champion

The Corona Bradford by Champion

In the market for a new manufactured home? MHVillage and Champion Home Builders can help!

Champion Home Builders, Inc. is a leading manufactured home builder focused on building quality homes, packed full of value, and personalized for your needs. Over the past 60 years, Champion has grown into a nationwide collection of well-known manufactured housing brands including Atlantic, Dutch, Fortune, Highland Manufacturing, Homes of Merit, Redman, Silvercrest, and Titan. You’ll find these Champion brands at retail sales centers and communities throughout the U.S.

Champion MB Logo Sunshine (Dark Orange)-01Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, a growing family needing a larger home, or an empty-nester wanting to downsize, we have flexible designs to fit your lifestyle and budget. Your new home is a reflection of you and that’s why Champion gives you a large selection of finishes and professionally designed features to choose from. Our new ULTIMATE KITCHEN TWO with Whirlpool® appliances and modern touches is just one example of the beautifully designed options you’ll have access to.

Now, you can browse model homes right on MHVillage.com! Start your home search here. We’re sure you’ll find that special new home you’ve been looking for.

Getting the Inside Scoop on Manufactured Housing!

TONY KOVACHBY: L.A. ‘TONY’ KOVACH:
Manufactured Housing Marketing Sales Management
Publisher of www.MHProNews.com and www.MHLivingNews.com

A million visitors a month on MHVillage reminds us that today’s manufactured homes are a popular option for quality affordable living. You can find the largest selection of manufactured homes on MHVillage. But when you want to learn more about manufactured home living, or how the homes are built, etc., where do you go?MHLIving News

The answer is ManufacturedHomeLivingNews.com.

You’ll find videos of interviews, home tours, factory tours and much more.

Fun or interesting interviews and articles with home owners and experts, while watching great looking home or factory video tours, tips and more! Depending on the video, you might even see a little singing and dancing. Check it out at MHLivingNews.com.

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Finding A Pet-Friendly Mobile Home Community

BY: DAWN HIGHHOUSEdog and cat

A recent home buyer shared the following on our Facebook page:

Thank you all who gave me such wonderful information regarding your communities and homes for sale. We are reading and looking at all info seriously. We are retiring after the first of the year and southern Arizona is our desired area to live the rest of our lives. So thank y’all so much for sharing. So far, ALL of the communities seem great, but not one that shared will take our beloved old dog, Petey. He’s a 10 year old mix mutt who adopted us when he was a 6 month old puppy thrown out a car window on our front yard. He’s in good health and his weight for past three years has a low of 22 pounds and a high of 25.5 pounds. Currently, Petey weighs 24 pounds (he is neutered). He is friendly and lazy.

Most communities have some restrictions on pets, however, if one of your family members has four paws, there is a way to make it easier to find a place that will welcome them. MHVillage has Advanced Search tools that let you look specifically for pet-friendly communities.

There are two easy ways to use these tools: Continue reading