So you have decided to purchase a manufactured home. But, where are you going to put it? Finding the perfect land to build your home with all of your essential amenities may seem challenging, but don’t feel overwhelmed. Keep the following tips in mind during your search and your hunt for the perfect lot will stay simple and stress-free.
It’s All About Location
As with any home purchase, make sure that the community around your manufactured home matches your needs for your lifestyle and future plans. Whether you are looking for remote country quiet or the amenities of a bustling neighborhood, it is important to research the area in advance. There are several factors that contribute to the perfect land to build your home; when searching for your lot or land, keep the following in mind:
Driving distance to your workplace and access to public transportation
Quality of local schools
Access to shopping and entertainment
Recreational options such as parks, pools, and athletic clubs.
Are all the hookups for your utilities in place, or will you need to install your own? If the lot is far from a major street, still in development, unincorporated, or rural, you may need to install and pay for your own infrastructure. It is important to conduct research on the following utilities:
Water (municipal or well)
Natural Gas or propane
Sewer and/or septic systems
Phone and Internet service
Sidewalks and access roads
Inspect the Property
Walking the property and conducting a thorough inspection is a must. Consider consulting with a landscape architect to identify any landscape features that may prove to be problematic in the future. Look for wet or spongy ground, steep grading, patches of dead vegetation, or other indicators that there may be a potential need for remediation services before you install your manufactured home. Take advantage of modern technology by using Google Earth and Google Street View to get a feel for the property without leaving the house.
When you partner with our team, we work with you throughout the entire process. Our turnkey home building solutions take care of everything from utility planning to driveway paving and grading. Make your manufactured home buying process easy—our experts are happy to help! To schedule an appointment with our professionals, or for more information, call our offices today at 888-895-5540.
Remember we offer the largest selection of manufactured homes on display in Northern California. Each home carefully setup and decorated allowing you to experience your future home.