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How different are these - Mobile home, manufactured home and modular home?

Manufactured home is a housing unit built in factories as per HUD code and transported to the site where it can be affixed. Those built before June 15, 1976 are known as mobile homes. Modular homes are divided into sections built as per building codes at specific site.

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Can I use land as collateral to purchase manufactured home?

You can use any land as collateral to get home loans but the land should be paid for. Such a loan taken against the land is called land loan. If the land is not paid for, you will have to get a [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/second-mortgage.html]second mortgage[/url] on it.

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Can I remove mobile home from land?

Yes, you can remove a mobile home from the land to which it is affixed. But you need to get a permit from the Department of Transportation in your state.

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Can I rent out mobile home after retirement?

Yes, you can rent out the home even though it is mortgaged or you have taken a personal loan for it. But you should be able to assure the lender that you can afford to make payments in time.

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Can I get personal loan on mobile home?

You can get personal loans if the home is a personal property, that is, affixed to a rental land. Personal property loans have shorter term and higher rates of interest compared to traditional mortgages.

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Can I apply for mortgage on mobile home excluding land?

No, you cannot get a mortgage on a property if you don't include the land. A mortgage loan is meant for real property and not for a mobile home which is a personal property (fixed to a rented land).

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Is it possible to get mobile home loans without land?

Can I take out loan against manufactured home on rented land?

Yes, there can be loans on manufactured home affixed to a rented land. Such homes are regarded as personal property and the loans are personal property loans offered by dealers who sell off such properties.

What is the Title1 program?

Title1 program is a financing option offered by HUD-approved lenders on manufactured homes (treated as personal as well as real properties) built as per HUD code. It serves as a home improvement loan for those having good credit history.

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What is a 203k manufactured home loan?

It is a HUD-insured mortgage offered for the purpose of buying as well as renovating mobile homes or for remodeling such an existing property.

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Is 100%25 financing possible on manufactured home?

Yes, it is possible but the property should have permanent foundation. Other requirements are credit score of 640 and above, 40-45%25 of debt-to-income ratio, income and assets documentation and 2 months cash reserves. You can qualify even with a bankruptcy discharge prior to 12 months, but you must have re-established your credit.

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Are reverse mortgages available on manufactured homes?

Yes, reverse loans are available but the borrower should own the land and the home should have permanent foundation.

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Is manufactured home loan available for the retired and self-employed?

Yes, it is possible to get traditional mortgages. But you should be in business for at least the last 2 years. The 2 year business license and tax returns in business should be provided as proof. Otherwise, you can go for Stated Income No-doc loans.

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Can I get manufactured home loan after bankruptcy?

You can get FHA loans 1 year after bankruptcy discharge if it is chapter 13. If it's Chapter 7, it will take 2 years. But the rate depends on how much time has passed since the discharge and what your credit looks like after the discharge. For conventional loans, rates are even higher.

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What is Chattel Mortgage?

Chattel mortgage is a loan taken on a movable personal property such as mobile home affixed to a land owned by the borrower himself.

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Can I [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/refinance.html]refinance[/url] mobile home without permanent foundation?

If the home has permanent foundation, you can [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/Mortgage-Basics/do-i-qualify-for-a-mortgage.h... for a mortgage[/url] and refinance loan against such a property. But if there's no foundation, you will get personal property loan and then refinance it accordingly.

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Can I refinance 1974 home model?

Pre-1976 home models do not follow HUD Code and as such it's hard to refinance them. The lending criteria are generally strict.

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How to qualify for mobile home mortgage refinance?

The borrowers should have a minimum credit score of 620 and an impressive credit history. The property shouldn't be older than 1977 and must meet HUD standards.

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I am disabled, can I refinance manufactured home?

Yes, it is possible but you may have to opt for mortgage disability insurance.

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Can mobile home be foreclosed? What if it's a personal property?

If the home is a real property and collateral for mortgage loan, it can be foreclosed by the lender or the mortgage company. However, if the home is a personal property, then the creditor (mobile home dealer) offering the loan will simply repossess the property and sell it at a public auction.

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How to avoid repossession?

Pay back the payments plus late charges or attorney fees, if any. You have to correct any violations of the contract like getting insurance if you haven't. Usually, one gets a 30-day notice before the repossession.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Can you get a loan for a manufactored home with a credit score of 598? If so, what type of loans can I qualify for? and How high will the interest rate be between?

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome Shine,

With a credit score of 598, it will be very difficult for you to qualify for any kind of mortgage. Even if you want a FHA loan, you need to have a score of around 620. So, in my opinion, it will be better if you could improve your score and then apply for a loan.

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chasemrright | Joined: June 1, 2012 12:05 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Indeed, the information is very helpful to learn more about mortgage. The housing market is still in the tank country-side, though there are steady signs of improvement in many areas. The hardest-hit areas are still a disaster zone, as more than 50 percent of homeowners have underwater home loans in some states. More than 30 percent of the nation's home loans are estimated to be underwater. To get help paying your mortgage this month, get a payday loan.

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Well, I personally don't think that it is a very good option to take out a payday loan. At times, it becomes very difficult to pay off the payday loans and get rid of it. A lot of people have to even file bankruptcy in order to get rid of the payday loans.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I want to refi my double wide permanantly anchored to a foundation and am told that I need a title and is homesteaded in the state of geogia. I pay taxes on the double wide and property in one payment. Do I need a title by law?

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome Ronald,

Unless you have the title to the property, the lenders won't be ready to provide you with a refinance.

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skyden.dredge | Joined: July 22, 2011 01:17 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

To know about manufactured home loans, please go through this page

http://www.mortgagefit.com/mobile-homeloan.html

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lucie.c.elliott | Joined: July 6, 2012 10:14 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Ronald, you should have a copy of the note in your closing documents otherwise you can contact the title company that handled the closing of your loan to get a copy. We loan on manufactured properties nationwide, so feel free to contact us.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

We own 2 acres of land,my father owns 14,and of course there is his private drive that runs of the main road to get to our land,after about 2 months of getting everything the mortage company wanted,we are approved,but all of a sudden they can,t do the deal because of right of way issues.What should we do?And we told them from the start we wanted to use the land as collateral.Should we find another mortage company that will do it?

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Tony,

You can contact a lender who can offer you land loans and check out whether or not they will be able to provide you with such a loan. However, you need to meet the required criteria of the lender.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Could you please post some lenders for my area I live in colorado and everyone I talk to says either they dont lend on singlewide mobile homes or they wont lend on a manufactored home please help I m at my witsend honestly

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome Samantha,

It will be difficult to let you know the names of the lenders who will be offering you such a loan. This community has a large number of lenders. You can seek a no obligation free mortgage quote from them and check out if they can help you.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I would like to purchase a mobile home, I have a credit score of 665. Bankruptcy and foreclosure 4 years ago. Can I purchase a mobile home? I am approved for a FHA loan for up to 240,000. I know [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/mobile-homeloan.html]mobile home loans[/url] are different.

Cannot get a conventional loan because the foreclosure has to be 7 years.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I would like to purchase a mobile home, I have a credit score of 665. Bankruptcy and foreclosure 4 years ago. Can I purchase a mobile home? I am approved for a FHA loan for up to 240,000. I know [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/mobile-homeloan.html]mobile home loans[/url] are different.

Cannot get a conventional loan because the foreclosure has to be 7 years.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I have put my mobile home & 13 acres on the market. The mobile home is not on a permenant foundation. How difficult is it for someone to get a loan to purchase.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

They can always get a foundation added with their purchase loan.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Are there credit unions or banks who will finance a manufactured home on a Mobile Home lot? Just how do people purchase these?

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Lani,

If you are a member of the credit union, then you will be able to get a mortgage for your manufactured home from there. Apart from that, you can contact the local lenders and check out if they can assist you in getting a mortgage for a manufactured home.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I have a owner financed 1974 double wide, I have done work and hate to lose it. I haven't had much luck getting financing. May first I will need 60,000, to get that from my 403b would cost me 22% in fed and state tax. Any advice? Ca. Art

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi AMORALES,

You can contact the private lenders and check out if they can help you in getting a mortgage for the property. But you should also note here that private lenders may charge you a high interest rate.

Thanks

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Are there any government programs for senior in mobile home parks that do not own the land there home is on these are the most effected
people in the country on fixed in comes and if they are up side down what can they do please help.

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smith.sussane | Joined: September 18, 2008 09:57 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi craig!

Welcome to the forums!

It will difficult for you to get any kind of help for [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/mobile-homeloan.html]mobile home loans[/url] situated in a park. Moreover, you don't own the land. As mobile homes reduce in value quickly, it becomes difficult to get qualified for any mortgage relief programs. Nevertheless, you should contact the local private lenders and check out if they can help you.

Feel free to ask if you've further queries.

Sussane

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I want to purchase a 14 acre property with 2 mobile homes that are not on a foundation. Does anyone know who does these loans?

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Jessie,

You may have to look out for lenders who offer personal property loans. It may not be possible for you to qualify for FHA or conventional loans as the mobile homes are not on foundation.

Thanks

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