Increasing Your Mobile Home Market Value
Do you remember the last time you drove by a home that was for sale and it looked dilapidated? You probably thought to yourself that the house wouldn't sell for much. And you'd be right. Mobile homes that are run-down and in need of repairs don't attract high offers from potential buyers. Instead, they're avoided. But, a factory-built home's value can enjoy a boost if you're willing to do a few simple things. Below, we'll give you 4 ideas that you can use to increase your mobile home's market value.
Plug The Roof Leaks And Seams
The roof of your mobile home isn't impervious to the weather. It may seem like it is, but nature has a gradual impact. Before you know it, your roof has developed a leak right before the rainy season. Or, small openings are appearing which can result in higher heating and cooling bills. You can use a product sold by Home Depot that will patch any holes or seams around the vents near your roof. Then, you can lay a second skin of aluminum with a bit of Styrofoam insulation to prevent leaking.
Add Some Polish To Your Cabinets
Newly-polished kitchen cabinets can add much-needed shine inside your mobile home. You could buy new cabinet doors, but manufactured houses are often built with oddly-sized cabinets. The easy solution is simply to remove the doors, sand them down, use putty to fill any holes in the doors and then apply a high-quality latex (you may be able to use an oil-based paint, as well). The refinished cabinets can add new sparkle to your old kitchen.
Keep The Pipes And Drains Clear
Few things bring the resale value of your mobile home down more quickly than major plumbing problems. Pipes get old and clogged. Unfortunately, problems within the pipes have a nasty habit of becoming worse quickly. You can help your mobile home retain its value by keeping the plumbing clear. Check the toilets, sinks and the drains outside your home. Things can back up easily, causing major damage.
A Little Landscaping Goes A Long Way
If left unattended, the perimeter of your factory-built home can attract small rodents and other animals. Given enough time (and freedom), they'll even begin building nests around your house. The resale value of your home can suffer if this happens. Spend a few days clearing out weeds, underbrush and other signs of neglect. Then, maintain the landscaping regularly. Maintenance only takes a few minutes and can have a huge affect on the blue book value of your house.
Your manufactured home is worth maintaining. You invested money into it and it has a great likelihood of providing you with a reasonable return on that investment. But, if you neglect small details (roof, interior, plumbing, landscaping), you may find your investment has depreciated. With a little effort and planning, you can give a nice boost to your home's market value.
- Getting A Free Mobile Home Appraisal Value
While most people may think the value of their mobile home is strictly based upon its size, there are other factors.
- Increasing Your Mobile Home Market Value
Your mobile home is worth maintaining and with a little effort, you can give a nice boost to your home's market value.