One of the major advantages of owning a manufactured home is the ability to move it to a new location. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to settle down, then buying a manufactured home is an excellent choice for you. However, it is true that a vast majority of manufactured home owners prefer not to move their home to another location. Recent studies have revealed that more than 90 percent of manufactured homes remain at the site of installation.
Yet if you do plan to move your home, you’ll need to find a professional moving company with the skills and expertise to transport it without damaging it. Below are a few things to note before moving your home from one site to another.
Can your Manufactured Home Withstand the Move?
Before hiring a moving company, you should consult with your local builder and ask them to conduct a thorough inspection of your manufactured home. Your local builder will tell you whether your home is capable of withstanding the move or not.
Many old manufactured homes are not fit for moving because the moving process can be tough and it could result in serious damages. Therefore, if your old manufactured home is not capable of enduring the move, then we highly recommend you not to move it.
Almost all manufactured homes are constructed on different standards based on their location. It is mandatory that they exceed or meet the standards set by HUD for each area. So, you need make sure that there are no zoning conflicts with the county or city where you are planning to move your home.
If you plan to relocate your home into a mobile home community, then you might not have to worry about any of these issues. However, confirming the housing standards and rules would be better.
The cost of transporting a manufactured home from one location to another depends on a number of factors. These include the location, the size of your home, and the distance of the move.
In addition, there are also other costs when moving a manufactured home, such as labor, utilities, and permits. You should calculate all these expenses before you plan to relocate your home. Then, when the time comes, you’ll have the funds ready for the move.