Placing a mobile home "the process".

Step 1. Purchasing a lot or acreage and securing financing. Step 6. Securing water
Step 2. Preparing the lot  for the home Step 7. Putting in the driveway
Step 3. Moving the home to location. Step 8. Preparing the home to landscape
Step 4. Installing septic system
Step 5. Skirting the home
  The first step in buying your home is to decide where you want to live, Most mobile home dealers just sell the mobile homes. It is normally up to you to find your own land. Once you locate the land, you will have to arrange for a construction loan to pay for all the necessary additional expenses. Its not just buying the home, but all the other steps that is such a hassle. This is where 2K Investments Inc. comes in. We take out all the hassles. Our homes are ready to move in. You just do one mortgage. You can go through your own mortgage company, or we will take care of securing financing for you. In most cases we can get you closed and ready to move in in as little as 30 days. There are mobile home developments in all areas of the metro complex (check out our acreages for sale). Each development has its own set of restrictions or "covenants". 
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  Preparing your land. Once you decide where to buy, you will need to get the land ready for the home. Land has to be perk tested to see how many feet of lateral lines for the septic system, the home will need. Be aware that all land won't perk. If it don't, then the next step is to do an alternative which can run in excess of $5,000.

  Clearing the land. Once you know your land will perk, you must locate a dozer service to clear the land. While clearing the land, you must make sure that the home can get moved into it. You want to take out as few of  the trees as you can.  You need to decide just where you want the home placed. A pad will have to be built to hold the home, then runners have to be installed to set the home on. Tie-downs are used to secure the home to the land. They are anchored into the concrete runners. This helps the home to withstand high winds. Runners are formed ditches that are normally 12 inches deep and 12 inches wide. They consist of concrete They run the with of the home.  In the old days, mobile homes were set just on blocks over peers. In a lot of cases they weren't even tied down.  Runners should be placed every 7 feet or less. 

  Moving the home to location: Once you get the home delivered, you now need to get it trimmed out. There are people who specialize in trim outs. Once set, a trim out specialist comes in and ties it all together. They connect the carpet, place the trim pieces around the marriage walls and make sure its ready to live in.

 Installing septic system:  A typical 3 bed home needs 300 feet of lateral lines with a 1000 gallon tank, where as a 4 bed home requires an additional 100 more feet. Be aware that not all land will perk and some land perks better than others. If your land won't perk right, then you now have to look at a more expensive way to place the septic system. The normal cost of a 300 foot system is about $1,700 with an extra $400 for an additional 100 feet.

  Skirting the home: There are different ways you can skirt a mobile home. The most common is "vinyl skirting". This usually matches the vinyl siding used on the home. However, it wont sustain much wind with out buckling. Some people will go to the expense of bricking the skirted area. This looks good and also offers additional protection against high winds, but is very expensive. The best all around skirting method is called "Hardy board". It is a concrete fiber and will not rot, or burn.. If placed right, you can also back dirt up against it, increasing the overall looks of the home.

 Securing water: Before you purchase the land, make sure water is available. In a lot of areas, water can't be found in all areas. In some places, "rural water" is available. Similar you the water system in the cities. You pay a monthly fee for water usage. If rural water is not available, you need to have a well drilled and have the well equipment installed. The cost will vary in all locations depending on how many feet the well is drilled to hit water.  In most areas, the water needs to be tested to make sure it doesn't contain contaminations. The cost ranges from $2,500 to $4,000
   Installing drive way: Before the home was placed, you should have made a drawing of how and where you wanted the drive way to look. Most drive ways are 10 to 12 feet wide and consist of 3 inches of gravel. A driveway can be made of blacktop, or concrete also but is much more expensive. You will need to secure the service of a dozer operator or other form of dirt moving equipment. The drive way needs to include a parking pad or you may want to have a car port installed or a garage. Carports can be simple, or they can be in-closed the same as a garage. 

 Preparing the home to landscape: Once the house has been skirted, septic system placed, and either a well drilled, or water lines laid to the home, you are ready to landscape the yard. You need to know what you want to accomplish before you start. You need an idea of what you want it to look like. The ground has to be smoothed out and prepared to have sod installed. Once the sod is installed, you will also want to place any landscaping timbers next.

 You are now ready to move in.  The complete process can require as much as 3 months to complete. At 2K Investments Inc, we remove all the obstacles. Check our our land, or homes for sale!.