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Q: Can I purchase a manufactured home if I am out of the area and can't be there for the closing?

Yes! We work with out-of-of town buyers and sellers all the time! Documents and closing papers can be completed by priority/overnight mail, fax, or by email! 


Q: Is financing available? 

Yes! Financing is available through lending institutions such as banks, credit unions, and manufactured home brokers. Terms and down payment are determined by the value of the home and credit rating according to the lender's requirements.  Owner financing may sometimes be available as well.


Q: I have a home to sell. How do I list with Sunset Home Sales?

We welcome the opportunity to work for you!  Please call (813) 215-0080 or email our office manager at officemanager@sunsethomesales.com. Out-of-town sellers may complete listing documents by mail and/or fax.


Q: Can I bring my pet?

Most communities welcome pets! Pets are restricted in some parks by size and breed. Contact us with information about your pet(s). Our consultants will assist in locating communities that are "pet friendly".


Q: Are senior communities restricted to 55+ residents only?

All residents must be approved by community management. Age restrictions generally state that one member of the household must be age 55 or older. A minimum age for other members of the household is most frequently age 45. Management may allow a limited number of exceptions to this general rule, but must stay within prescribed limits to maintain "Senior" status.


Q: Is there a lot lease required for these homes?

Communities on this site do have lot lease requirements. Lot rents vary. Amenities such as water, sewer and trash are often included in the lot rent. You find will detailed information about the lot rent and what is included on our listing descriptions.


Q: Are there any additional fees?

Yes, when you purchase a mobile home there are tag, tax,and tilte fees.


Q: ​Are manufctured homes built well?

Manufactured homes are built under tough quality control requirements in compliance with both Florida's stringent building code and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) national building code (the National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards). These codes regulate and ensure everything from heating, plumbing and electrical systems to fire resistance, construction and overall strength and durability. For example: all roof joists are strapped with metal down to the walls, which in turn are strapped to floors, which are strapped to large augurs buried in the ground. These measures ensure that your home will remain intact even in the strongest storms and these rigorous standards ensure that today's manufactured homes are up to 25% stronger than most site built homes.


Q: What is a 4 Point inspection?

Four Point Insurance Inspection is often required when obtaining a new homeowners insurance policy or renewing an existing policy. The inspection includes a limited scope evaluation of the following four systems:

  • Roof Inspection
  • Electrical Inspection
  • HVAC (Heat, Ventilation & A/C)
  • Plumbing

The focus of the 4-point insurance inspection is to determine the approximate age, components, and general condition of these systems. A 4PT inspection is NOT a comprehensive home inspection and can take as little as an hour to complete. This type of insurance inspection should not be confused with a full home inspection which is more comprehensive in detail and scope. 

 

 

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