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When is the Best Time to Buy a Manufactured Home?

Florida, Lake and Marion counties are some of the fastest growing counties in the Nation. People are moving in by the thousands, so competition for new or pre-owned manufactured homes is strong. The manufactured home industry, and retirement communities today are seeing less listings and higher prices. I still say buy! Secure your retirement, even if you have to pay a little more.

Here are some tips that may help you to soften the blow.

  1. The best time to buy is the hottest day of the year in Florida. Normally snowbirds are North enjoying their 3 months of summer. That’s when you should be buying here. There will be less people to compete with, prices will be softer, and agents can give you more attention.

  2. Make sure when you agree to their price that you know what you are getting into. If you pay a little more, but have a roof over or new roof, updated AC, new windows, or the home has been remodeled. Don’t delay or you’ll lose it.

  3. Depending on your budget, if you find you have more monthly income than cash on hand you can find low reasonable priced homes in a higher lot rent community. If you have more cash on hand you may pay higher for your home, but save on monthly lot charges. We’re here to explain more, just reach out.

Our advice is if you’re planning a move to Florida, plan ahead and find a Sunbelt agent to work with you to find your dream home in Central Florida.


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