When you own a manufactured home, you may need to make repairs and fixes here and there. Over time, these repairs can add up in cost. However, with enough preparation and handiness, you can make these fixes the right way and with the right know-how. And, you can add value to your mobile home in the process.
What do we mean by value? Well, when you go to sell your mobile home, its value won’t be the same as when you bought it. The price you’re able to sell your mobile home for will depend on a variety of factors. This can include any recent fixes or renovations that you’ve made to the property.
Here, we’ll go over just a few of the manufactured home fixes that can add value to your mobile home:
If you think about it, your floor is one of the most sturdy aspects of your home. After all, you walk on it every single day. Whether you have carpeted or hardwood floors, it’s important to keep them in good condition.
You can read more on mobile home flooring in the MHVillager. But, it’s worth mentioning again that a mobile home floor can be maintained or repaired on a budget. It’s not hard to find affordable, yet stylish hard flooring options for just a few dollars per square foot.
If you’re not looking to place new flooring down, you can maintain your current flooring. Hard floor polish and carpet cleaners are two easy ways to keep your floors looking good as new.
While fixing up your mobile home’s roof might be one of the more costly repairs, it can also add some of the most value.
When you browse for mobile home listings, you may find some that mention that the roof was replaced within the last five to ten years. This is a high draw for many buyers for many reasons.
For one, a mobile home roof is an incredibly important feature of your home. It protects you from all kinds of weather, and even offers some energy efficiency benefits. That said, it’s a large investment that can sometimes take years of planning before you undergo a roof replacement. Because a roof is so important and large, it’s one of the most valuable mobile home fixes you can make.
Here’s some more good news: mobile home roof repairs can be done even if you’re on a budget. We’ve written before about mobile home roof repairs, but it’s worth mentioning again in this blog as there are some great ways to go about this repair.
One of the most cost-friendly roofing materials is rubber roofing. Also known as liquid roofing, this option can run you as little as $600. Compared to the value that it can add to your mobile home, it’s a great investment to make. However, this might not be a one size fits all solution for all mobile home roofs. For example, you likely won’t be able to replace a shingled roof with a rubber roof.
Windows play an important role in managing your mobile home’s energy efficiency. Without the right seal on your windows, the right size of windows, or even windows that are aged or damaged, you risk losing money over time due to increased energy bills.
That’s why mobile home windows, when fixed up right, can be a value add when you sell your home. This is because they’re often seen as a larger upgrade in the same vein as your siding, your doors, or even your roof. This is why, like other items on this list, you’ll see home listings that mention new windows as some of their selling points.
We’ve talked before about how to replace your mobile home windows. We recommend checking out this guide before you get started with your window project!
You may also see some mobile home sellers mention whether there are new appliances in their listing. This can include the refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, microwave, and even your thermostat.
If you’re getting ready to replace your appliances, consider upgrading to smart appliances. Modern smart appliances can offer features such as in-unit displays, Wi-Fi connectivity, voice assistants, and even connectivity with your other devices. So, if you wanted to start a load of dishes or turn on the oven remotely, you could do exactly that!
A home with modern smart appliances can be a selling point because it means that a potential homebuyer won’t have to worry about replacing older appliances down the line. And, because smart appliances are high in demand, you’ll not only have a fridge that can create virtual shopping lists, but can help add value to your mobile home.
Smart thermostats are another one worth calling out. When you install a smart thermostat in your home, you can more accurately track your energy usage. Not only that, but you can use it remotely from your smartphone. This is a very useful feature if you want to control your thermostat while you’re away on vacation.
Think of it this way: because a smart thermostat offers immense energy savings, it can literally pay for itself over time.
There are a few brands of smart thermostat to choose from. Two of the most popular ones are Nest and ecobee. In fact, many modern manufactured homes now come pre-fitted with ecobee smart thermostats.
Are you looking for a mobile home to call your own? Spring is a perfect time to buy a mobile home and spruce it up to your liking. With MHVillage, the mobile home buying process has never been easier. Visit MHVillage and start your mobile home search today.