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What should you avoid when buying land for mobile homes?

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When buying land for mobile homes, buyers should avoid purchases that are zoned inappropriately, do not have the correct terrain for successful installation and lack access to utilities. Due diligence is important when choosing a mobile home site.

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What should you avoid when buying land for mobile homes?
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In most cities, property must be zoned for mobile home placement. A call to a city or county zoning office can help buyers determine if a potential site is properly zoned. In the same vein, a buyer should examine the property's title to make sure that there are no restrictive covenants regarding the land's use that may interfere with mobile home installation.

The proper terrain is important to consider. The best placement for a mobile home is on a site that allows water to run off away from the home. Rocky terrain can interfere with installing the home so that it is level and stable. It is also important to make sure that a site in any remote area is accessible to the delivery truck.

Most mobile home parks and rented sites provide access to water, electricity and gas as well as Internet and cable television. However, purchasing land for mobile homes requires potential buyers to determine if the site has access to these services.

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