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Old 09-09-2004, 09:41 PM   #16
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I think the only issue you might face in the future is selling it - it's often not a whole lot more expensive to just build a new one rather than buy a used one...
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Old 09-09-2004, 11:19 PM   #17
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OMG you have Century 21!

Consider also the types of neighbours you might have too Sicy. I hate to sound like a bitch here, as all types live in all areas, but there's been enough studies done into urban planning to hopefully remove a nasty stereotype even though there are still facts to consider. That does look like a very nice first home though. But yeah, look carefully at resale and the people who will live beside/around you for the next 2-4 years.
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Old 09-10-2004, 06:27 AM   #18
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The only reason it was a pain for my brother is that he couldn't work on his vehicles in the driveway. He likes to do that. that and the swamp cooler was old, but this was 20 years ago.

BTW, the mobile home is bigger than my house by about 100 square feet.
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Old 09-10-2004, 09:17 AM   #19
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They have 3 car space car ports, I could work on my car if I damn well wanted to

No swamp coolers in these houses.. most of them have central air conditioning.

And that's the thing, I have seen 400k houses around my area that are only 800 - 900 square feet, whearas some of these mobile homes are way over 1000 square feet and they are just a few years old as opposed to a 30 year old house.
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I just bought a condo for the same reason you are looking at mobile homes. Houses are outrageously expensive where I live especially for a single working gal like me. So the condo is my foot in the real estate door and hopefully when I sell it I can buy a house.

One of my favorite homes I've been in here are two double-wides put together in an L-shape. It's fantastic! There are windows on all sides of the interior of the L that look out over a beautiful garden. It's so spacious and bright that the woman who lives there teaches yoga classes there. I didn't know I was in a mobile home until I was told!
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My grandma has lived in a beautiful double wide for over 25 years. There is no way you can tell from the inside that it's a manufactured home...glass front cabinets in the dining room, wet bar, sunken tub, breakfast bar, nice carpet, huge back yard...the works!

Even from the outside, you wouldn't necessarily think it was a mobile home. It has nice yellow siding and a really great covered porch. They planted fruit trees, tons of roses and other plants and it looks like a cute little house, not a mobile home.

I would live in one, no problem!
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And no tornadoes up in Northern Cal to knock them over!
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That's basically what I'm talking about. We looked at a couple last weekend and they were absolutely gorgeous. The insides were so spacious and new. The kitchens were the size of both my kitchen and living room put together. Most had yards and porches.
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Check resale values for other manufactured homes in the area. If these homes are overpriced, the value may not be there.

Otherwise, the tax deduction on interest and the building of equity make it all worth while.

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Does anyone know if you can get tax deductions and equity on manufactured homes?
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Just wondering how this turned out Justified?
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i am still hunting for a home. everytime i find one i love i end up not liking it a day or two later. now i am looking at townhomes. i am going to look at some tomorrow afternoon. hopefully i will buy a home soon.
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i am still hunting for a home. everytime i find one i love i end up not liking it a day or two later. now i am looking at townhomes. i am going to look at some tomorrow afternoon. hopefully i will buy a home soon.
Thats actually good. You dont want to jump at the first thing you think looks good. When you find the right place you will know it and it will feel right and stay that way. I was about to purchase a home, I was actually about to sign for it, but I just wasnt quite sure. So before I signed I stopped and said I wanted to look one more weekend. I found the perfect place at the right price that weekend and I just knew it was right. Looking back I would have regretted purchasing that other home. So take your time, sounds like that is what you are doing.
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i just made an offer on a condo, my first real estate purchase

i got the counter offer i was hoping for, i have until monday to accept

its exciting stuff
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By yourself?

God its hard enough with two people..
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Old 09-10-2004, 06:33 PM   #30
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yeah its gonna be a little tight for a while

if it gets too tight ill try to find a roommate, it has 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, so it wouldnt be too cramped

its time to get out of my parents house and i dont want to rent because i just feel like its throwing money away, when you buy something at least you have something to show for it

and since i have been with my parents for a little while i have some money saved up, so that is nice
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