Is Park Approval Necessary When Buying A Sarasota Florida Mobile Home?

When looking at finally making the decision to purchase a mobile home in the greater Sarasota Florida area many things need to be considered and completed prior to the close.

While deciding on the perfect Sarasota Florida mobile home to purchase is the fun and exciting part, one needs to make sure all of their ducks are set in a row prior to putting money down on the property and calling the moving trucks.

Most of the time, many Buyers will focus on the funding of the purchase, will they have enough money to purchase their mobile home in cash or will they need to seek some type of outside financing for the purchase?

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While we, here at The Mobile Home Dealer, can certainly appreciate the focus on funding, we take a different route in focusing on the Buyer becoming park-approved prior to putting a focus on funding the purchase.

But, why would we focus on park approval and not on funding?

If you are planning to buy a mobile home in the Sarasota Florida area, it is important to understand everything about mobile home parks.

Does it even matter that this is done before buying a mobile home on leased land in Florida?

Many times those who are not familiar with the buying process of a mobile home on leased land do not realize that getting approved by the park is a part of the mobile home purchase process.

This then begs the question to be asked, what really is park approval?

When buying a mobile home in a mobile home park, every resident needs to be approved as a resident within the community in that the home is physically located. Different parks have different requirements but, generally speaking, if you are in an age-qualified community, every person who will be physically living in the home will need to be approved by the park. If you are buying a mobile home in an all-ages park, usually you will need to have approval for everyone living in the home that is over a certain age to be able to be approved for residency.

Each park has its own way of going about the actual approval process. Usually, every park will require each person that is going through to be approved to fill out a written application. Along with the application the applicant will need to provide a photo ID, pay a nominal application fee, and agree to have their background checked by the park. If you or your applicant friend does not have a current driver’s license that is okay as usual, a state-issued photo ID card or a passport will do the trick.

The reason is simple: if the Buyer is not park-approved prior to purchasing the mobile home through us as a licensed mobile home broker then we will not be able to close on the home.

The reason for this is because, as licensed mobile home brokers with the state of Florida, we are required to make sure that all parties who are looking at becoming residents within the mobile home park they are buying their home in have passed the approval process and are allowed to become residents within the mobile home park.

Many times, folks will skip this step and just assume that they can buy and move into any mobile home in any mobile home park in the Sarasota area without a second thought.

This is a problem.

The reason these uneducated Buyers think this may be because they are coming from a single-family home and not another mobile home community.

If the Buyer is not park approved prior to the closing and tries to obtain approval after buying the home and gets denied residency then all of a sudden this Buyer owns a home that they are unable to live in!

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When this happens one of two things may happen:

  • The Buyer may be asked to move their home.
  • The Buyer is told they are unable to live in their home and will need to have another person live in the property.

In the first situation above, if the Buyer is asked to move their home this is not nearly as easy as it sounds. The reason for this is that, in Florida, a mobile home mover will not be able to obtain a moving permit on a mobile home if it is older than 20 years of age.

In the second situation, many mobile home parks in the greater Sarasota Florida area do not allow for a mobile home to be lived in by anyone other than the owner of the property.

In each situation, you can quickly see how the Buyer of the mobile home can get into a sticky situation very quickly if they are not approved by the mobile home park prior to purchasing their mobile home.

Park approval is an essential aspect to consider when buying a mobile home in Sarasota, Florida. It is a process that involves the management of the community where your mobile home will be located, and it ensures that you are eligible to live in that particular park. Park approval usually involves verifying your income, credit score, background check, and other requirements set by the park management.

One of the reasons why park approval is crucial is that it guarantees a safe living environment for all residents. The rigorous screening process helps prevent potential problems such as criminal activity and non-payment of rent among others. Additionally, it also creates a sense of community cohesion among neighbors with similar backgrounds.

Moreover, obtaining park approval can increase your chances of getting financing from lenders or banks; this is because most financial institutions require proof of residency before approving any loan requests related to mobile homes.

In conclusion, park approval may seem like unnecessary paperwork at first but its importance cannot be overstated; Therefore taking time out to secure one’s application would save them possible future complications.

While looking at mobile homes is fun and exciting it is of utmost importance for both the Buyer and the Seller to not get too excited due to the park approval process being a needed part of the closing puzzle.

When buying a mobile home in Sarasota, Florida it is important to ensure that it has the necessary park approval. Without such approval, the buyer may face difficulty in finding a place to park their mobile home. Park approval is typically issued by the specific mobile home park in which the home is being purchased and it ensures that the park meets safety standards and regulations. It also serves as proof that the home is suitable for residing in the mobile home park. It is important to note that some parks may require additional documents or fees to obtain this approval, so it is important to research and understand all of the requirements before purchasing a mobile home.

Without park approval on file, there is no sale.

The Mobile Home Dealer are licensed mobile home brokers in Sarasota Florida and the surrounding areas. We provide professional buy and/or sell assistance to our clients. If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking this link. You may also visit our Facebook Page and send us a message.

This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.

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