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Considering an older (1972) mobile home - what do I need to know?

8 years ago

Hi all,

I'm just beginning to look for a nice little mobile home to retire in and haven't had time to do as much research as I'd like, but I'm planning to go see the property below tomorrow and am hoping I can get a little insight beforehand.

The home looks like it's in very nice condition, but it's a little over 40 years old. I've never thought of mobile homes as being especially long-lived, I'd need to get another (hopefully) 20 years out of it, and I'm a little concerned about its age.

Should I be? Anything in particular I should ask/find out/check into before buying a home this old? I've already determined that my insurance carrier won't touch a mobile over 20 years old... any ideas who would insure it?

I'd appreciate any advice you folks could offer.

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