The Process of Buying a Mobile Home - Allens Caravans
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Though the idea of buying a static caravan to live in may sound idyllic, the process itself requires multiple steps and critical decisions. If you’re unfamiliar with what this entails, it can be a daunting and complicated process. 

Therefore, Allens Caravans has come to the rescue with a handy static caravan buyers guide to aid you in your purchase. Before you go ahead, you’ll need to execute thorough research and seriously consider your finances. So, what exactly does buying a mobile home in our residential parks entail?

Initial Research

As with any purchase, proper research is unequivocally vital. The most accessible means of assessing what’s on the market is the internet; this will give you a clear sense of what’s on offer and the standard costs.

In addition to cost, you’ll want to consider location; fortunately, the Allens website has a handy park locator to show you our various locations on a map. You should consider what’s important to you when selecting a location: will nearby schools be a necessity? Do you need a supermarket within walking distance? Is the nightlife scene important to you? Be sure to assess the local amenities and transport links of any location you’re considering. Similarly, each of our residential parks has different onsite facilities which you’ll also need to consider before reaching a decision.

It may seem like common sense to research the initial cost of a mobile home, but you should also look into the living costs. These include bills and maintenance that will make a significant difference to pricing. Once you feel that you have a well-established understanding of what you’re looking for, you can progress to the next step of the buying process.

Financial Assessment

There’s no denying that financing is the most important factor in buying property. You will need to assess what money is available to you, what your weekly, monthly, annual, and upfront expenses will be, and set a budget. Some aspects of consideration include your monthly income, park fees, bills, transport costs, and your weekly shop.

Typically, when purchasing property, you’ll need to present multiple financial documents and should ensure that all of these are in order. If you find that your finances won’t cover everything that you need, it’s best not to proceed with the process, as you may find yourself in a difficult position.

Choosing Your Home

Each of our homes comes with a bathroom as well as sleeping and cooking facilities, however, they do all differ in terms of age, layout, and appearance. Firstly, you must decide whether you’re looking to buy one of our new or pre-owned homes. Our new homes require less maintenance and are fitted with up-to-date equipment; however, our pre-owned homes will cost considerably less.

Additionally, we have parks across the country, meaning that you also need to decide on a location. Each of our parks has a different set of amenities and a unique scenery. You must decide on what facilities you view as essential, as well as what sort of backdrop you’re after.

Obtaining Necessary Finances

Purchasing a mobile home will cost a significant amount of money, so you need to decide on a financing option to fund this. If you have the required funding, buying a home outright is the best option as you avoid added interest costs. However, not everyone has this amount of money to hand, making loans a more manageable option.

Moving In

Once you have chosen your home and all your finances are in order, the home is officially yours, and you can begin the moving in process. You should consult our team about parking and access to our parks for your moving vehicle to allow for a seamless transition. All that’s left to do is unpack your belongings, meet your new neighbours, sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Buy a Mobile Home with Allens Caravans

Here at Allens Caravans, we have plenty of mobile homes available for those who are ready to make the move to one of our parks. Please get in touch with us to discuss your purchasing options or arrange a viewing. A member of our team will be happy to assist you.

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