San Diego

Mobile Home Connection

10769 Woodside Ave. #102

Santee, CA 92071

Ph. 619-596-0333

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The escrow has closed, you have had your final walk-through, and your agent hands you your keys. Now what? 

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Change Locks

We recommend that everyone changes their locks upon move in day. This is because we are never sure how many people (family members, neighbors, strangers) have been given the old homeowner's key.

Clean

It is hard to deep clean a home when it is full of furniture and it is difficult to clean inside of cabinets when they are full of pots and pans. Hiring someone to clean is a great idea but make sure you are clear about what you want them to accomplish while they are there. Or throw on some gloves and clean the place yourself.

Repairs

Repairs, upgrades, and painting is also easier with an empty house. 

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Light bulbs

Matching lighting throughout a house brings a consistency in feeling in every room. Having dimming lights or low lighting settings are also highly recommended by sleep scientists to improve tiredness towards bed time.

Set up utilities

The sooner the better for this one.

Update Addres

For USPS mail, Amazon, and other shipping sites that you frequently use.

Meet the neighbors

Doing a small favor or asking a small favor of a neighbor early on can be a great opening of a relationship. Even if you are a reserved person, it is nice to let your neighbors know that you enjoy your privacy now, rather than have to have to tell them later.

Know where the electrical panel and the water shut off are

In case of emergency it is nice to have these items located.
Get a couple fire extinguishers
Usually an extinguisher is recommended in the garage and the kitchen.

Celebrate

Home ownership is a huge step in life and you deserve to celebrate and cherish this moment. This home will be where the next years of your life unfold and where you develop into an even better version of yourself. Congratulations!

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According to the US Census Bureau, in 2016, 142,932 more residents left California than entered it. Large corporations are deciding that it is cheaper to open offices in states where the housing will be cheaper for their employees and therefore can get away with paying a lower wage to their workers. 
 
With apartment rents soaring, manufactured homes and mobile homes are becoming more valuable in San Diego. The average mobile home community rent in San Diego is $1000. Which is $887 less than the average apartment rent in San Diego, currently (May, 2018), listed at $1,887 dollars. This makes most San Diego manufactured home communities cheaper than apartments even when factoring a mortgage.
 
The main benefit of living in a manufactured home community for new home owners is that residents are paying for a piece of personal property that can later be sold. This combats the main concern of most people who live in an apartment, which is that the money they invest is never returned to them. Manufactured home owners are also provided the same tax benefits as real property owners (see your tax professional for more information).
 
No matter what the investment is, there is always a piece of money that does not get returned to the buyer. Wether it is paying interest on a home loan, space rent for a manufactured home community, or apartment rent. This is why the best plan is to choose an option with the most benefit in the future and the least cost in the present. 
 
Manufactured homes appreciate in value just like real estate. Call us today to get a schedule a viewing of your future home 619-596-0333 or to see what your home is currently worth.
Sellers:
 
1) How quickly can I list my home and put it on the market?
 
With one of our knowledgeable agents this can be accomplished the same day.
 
2) Is selling a mobile home different from selling real property?
 
Mobile/manufactured homes are considered personal property, similar to an automobile unless the home has been permanently attached to the foundation. The Department of Housing oversees the transfer of ownership of homes not permanently affixed to the foundation.
 
Most mobile/manufactured homes in communities around San Diego are not permanently attached to the foundation. On the rare occasion that a home is permanently attached to the foundation the Department of Housing removes it from its records and it then gets recorded through the county. Our experienced industry agents know how to check for this.
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3) How long will it take to sell my mobile/manufactured home?
 
Homes can be sold in as little as a few days depending on several factors. If you own your home free and clear and it is on ILT which means you paid sales tax when you purchased it and pay a yearly registration fee. If your buyer has cash, it can be a couple days.
 
Before a sale can be completed, your buyer must first be approved for residency in the community. Your buyer will need to fill out a park application providing identification for a background check. Some parks do this very quickly however the civil code states that parks have 14 days by law to approve or deny residency once they receive a completed application. Should your home be on the local tax rolls, your buyer will want a tax clearance to be sure taxes are current. Will the buyer need financing? Do you have your original title?
 
4) What is my home worth?
 
You could be sitting on a pile of gold! In a market on the upswing it is worth slightly more than the last comparable home sold in your community. Parks, or mobile home communities all have their own unique value. As an example, when a lender sends out an Appraiser to provide them with the value of a mobile home, the appraiser is not allowed to go outside of the community for comps unless there are no comparable homes that have been sold within the community.
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5) What are the costs of selling a mobile home?
 
While everything is negotiable, traditional mobile/manufactured home sales have the buyer paying all closing costs, even the agent's commission. The fees to purchase a mobile home compared to real property are surprisingly low.
 
The state of California allows for a special type of escrow only for manufactured home Dealers termed "A Dealer Escrow" This is an affordable and sensible way to be certain all legal details have been addressed before money changes hands.
 
Buyers:
 
1) How should I start my home search?
 
Linking up with an agent is the quickest way to start your search. You can give us a call 619-596-0333 or come into the office 10769 Woodside Ave #102., Santee, CA 92071.  In a fast market, like today's, it is best to find out about the homes from an agent directly as there are many moving parts that happen with listings. A home that is marked with "deposit" on it means that the home is now taking back up offers.
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2) What do I need to qualify for purchasing a home?
 
- A down payment + closing costs
as low as 5% down for a 1977 or newer.
as low as 20% down for a 1976 or older.
- An accepted offer.
- Park/community approval.
- If the home is on tax rolls the county will want to collect those taxes up front for the remainder of the calendar year and if it is at the end of the year the county will insist on the taxes for the next fiscal year.
- Homeowners insurance and one month impounds plus appraisal fee and the first years insurance.
 
If you need a down payment:
 
as low as 5% down for a 1977 or newer.
as low as 20% down for a 1976 or older.
 
3) What if I need a loan?
 
We recommend talking to one of our professional industry experts before starting your home search, this way you know what you can afford before you start looking. We have a team of agents awaiting your calls.
 
4) How do I get park approval?
 
Every San Diego community has unique requirements that need to be navigated through in order to achieve a successful sale. Once you have an accepted offer on a home please visit the community manager in order to get the details for starting your application. Remember every park is different in their rules and regulations. Some have pet policies, age requirements, income requirements, etc. etc.
 
If you have any other questions feel free to call us at 619-596-0333
 
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Let us keep it real, San Diego is the best city to live in, in the US, and perhaps in the world. That is why we are here! The cost of homes, apartments, and yes, mobile/manufactured homes is going up. Although, even with this widespread increase in the price of San Diego living, mobile/manufactured homes are still the most affordable.

With a solid credit score and all park requirements met, you can get in a home for as low as 5% down for a 1977 or newer, and as low as 20% down for a 1976 or older.

Because the costs of mobile/manufactured homes are less than real property, we have gotten many of our clients into homes for less than what they are currently paying for their apartment rent. That is with space rent + mortgage.

If you are looking to buy or sell, give us a call at 619-596-0333, this is our specialty.

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Attention San Diego.
 
Manufactured Home Connection is consolidating its forces and will be operating out of our San Diego office. Please call 619-596-0333 for all your North County needs. We have agents in the area to serve you.
 
The convenience of agents being available to you in North County will stay constant, as we still have agents who work in ALL of the communities in the area.
 
If you are thinking of selling in North County, call us in for a meeting and see for yourself why we are San Diego County's number one Mobile / Manufactured home sales agency
 
It is important to us to take special care of all of our clients and we will continue to do so. Thank you for your support !
 
 

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