So, you are gearing up to purchase your new home? We are extremely glad you’ve come here to begin the research and planning process. There are a thousand things on your checklist right now so we wanted to give you some tips to streamline your experience and ensure you make the best decision for your lifestyle, budget, vision, and ultimately your happy-ever-after.
✓ Find out all the fees and costs associated with ownership. Each property will vary but remember to ask about all the costs including taxes, titles, application fees, and lot rent.
✓ Set a budget and research your best financing options/lenders so you are confident and comfortable when you are ready to purchase your manufactured home.
✓ Ensure you are well-versed on when your lot rent is due, how much you owe, and what that includes per month.
✓ Ask what the property has to offer your unique lifestyle and make sure the amenities meet your vision. Check out all amenities onsite: golf course, pools, sports courts, outdoor kitchen and gathering areas, etc.
✓ Ask to see the current activities calendar and envision yourself joining in on things like trivia night, crafting, ice cream socials, holiday parties, and more.
✓ Ask if your home comes furnished and find out the specifics on furniture, furnishings, and appliances.
✓ Don’t be afraid to ask about any special offers or packages that can give you a boost in the right direction for your move-in.
✓ Do a thorough walk-through and check the quality of the A/C and heat components as you will need them to be in good working order as the seasons change.
✓ Ask about the community protocol should you ever need to sell your home in the future.
✓ If it is a pre-owned home, it is important to know when the roof was installed. Some insurance companies require a roof inspection in order to be insured.
✓ Look for these upgrades when shopping for your home: shingled/pitched roofing, insulation, drywall, siding (preferably vinyl), wood flooring, and/or built-in water cutoff valves.
✓ All Cove Communities are pet-friendly. Keep in mind that for some properties there are a few restrictions. Understand the rules and request a copy of the pet policy.
✓ Remember, when it comes to garnering information about your home, there is no such thing as a stupid question. Ask everything and anything that you are even remotely curious about.
If you’re ready to take your homeownership to a new level and introduce more freedom and flexibility into your living situation, a manufactured home in a well-appointed community is your solution. With a little research and pre-planning, you could be settling into the home of your dreams before you know it. Our Cove sales concierge, sales team, and specialists are all here to make the process of buying a home simple, streamlined, and stress-free. Feel free to reach out at 602-290-9957 for general questions and to inquire about any of our communities. Browse our available manufactured homes and cottages for sale (and rent) online.
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