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by Celtlund
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: 1st Time Buyer
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: 1st Time Buyer

Hi, and welcome to the forum. Even though you are considering a used home, I highly recommend you get Grissom's Guides and read them twice before shopping for a home. They will give you valuable information in what to look for in a manufactured home. Also, David's advice about getting a home inspect...
by Celtlund
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Manufactured Home Owners Forum
Topic: Siding replacement and HUD data plate.
Replies: 0
Views: 1163

Siding replacement and HUD data plate.

A piece of my siding was damaged in a storm and needed to be replaced. The piece that needed replacement had my HUD data plate attached. Knowing from these forums how important that data plate can be I had my repairman cut a small piece of the siding with the data plate still attached and give it to...
by Celtlund
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: home purshase
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: home purshase

Grissim's buyers guide, available in the bookstore on this site, will give you the information you are looking for. He also has a rating guide. Believe me those books are well worth the small investment. I read them both twice before purchasing our home.
by Celtlund
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: chemical smell coming from cabinet under kitchen sink
Replies: 9
Views: 6293

Re: chemical smell coming from cabinet under kitchen sink

Thanks David. This might Ben the cause of the smell we sometimes get in our middle bathroom and my son gets in his master bath. I'll check it out tomorrow.
by Celtlund
Fri May 20, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: Cost of the steel sub frame
Replies: 7
Views: 3154

Re: Cost of the steel sub frame

If you are trying to equate value strictly on the cost of the materials used in the two types of homes you are way off the mark. You must also consider the quality of the materials (grade of lumber etc) and the quality of the workmanship which is very difficult to measure unless you are there when t...
by Celtlund
Fri May 06, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Water Leak under my 1985 skylline
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

Re: Water Leak under my 1985 skylline

Check the phone book, on line, or with a manufactured home dealer to find a reputable MH repair person. Get some estimates from them and go for it. David is right, the floor will have to be replaced, not "reinforced and jacked."
by Celtlund
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: Manufactured Housing Enterprises-Bryan Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 2057

Re: Manufactured Housing Enterprises-Bryan Ohio

Take David's advice and get and read Grissim's books before you go house hunting. Also get pre qualified. We did that and have no regrets either with the home we bought or the dealership.
by Celtlund
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2166

Re: Help!!

David, how does that work with the title if you have a land/home deal and the title is retired? Doesn't that mean a title is no longer necessary? Wouldn't the MH home and property then sell like a stick built? Also, if a person wanted to sell the MH but retain the property, how would that work?
by Celtlund
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Mobile home dilemma
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Mobile home dilemma

Ask the park if they want to buy it. You may have to sell it at a loss, but if you don't do it and can't pay the lot rent, they will put a lean on the home and could end up owning it anyway.
by Celtlund
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: Guerdon Quality - Blue Book
Replies: 7
Views: 4046

Re: Guerdon Quality - Blue Book

Mary, if the MH and the property are tied together it will sell just like any other real estate. The appraiser or realtor can do a comp by comparing it with similar size MH on similar size lots just like they do houses. They will not compare it to similar size stick built homes. I'd also recommend y...