This Friday, our series continues with things to know when buying a mobile home in Vermont. Vermont currently has fewer than 700,000 people in this state and covers just over 9,000 square miles. But that does not mean that mobile homes do not play a big role as a housing option in the state. As in all other states of the country, prefabricated home construction is becoming an affordable option.
Before buying a mobile home in Vermont
There is not as much information about buying a mobile home in Vermont as it is about some of the other states we've explored. However, Vermont has an interesting site that offers valuable information to potential buyers. Vermont Manufactured Housing Association Includes information on why prefabricated homes are a good choice, a calculator to help you decide how much house you can afford as well as a list of members. This is a great place to start the process of buying a home.
Related, connected, related: 3 financing options when buying a prefabricated house.
Vermont also has a mobile home program through the Champlain Valley Economic Opportunities Office (CVOEO). This program offers personalized assistance to mobile home owners or tenants in communities or on private property. It's a mine of information to help support the growing number of mobile home owners in the state.
Make your new home your own
Most states require that, when buying a mobile home, a title be submitted to the local DMV. However, Vermont does not require title; however, he requests that a uniform sales slip for mobile home be signed by each buyer and seller, by the clerk of the city where the mobile home is located at the time of sale and filed. by the buyer to the clerk of the city where the mobile home will be located within 10 days of the sale. A financing statement declaring a security interest in the mobile home must be filed with the Secretary of State. (source: Vermont Legal Aid Website)
Keep this in mind after the sale
Unfortunately, things do not happen as planned with your new mobile home. In this case, do not hesitate to contact the dealer, the manufacturer or the installer of your home. The purchase of a prefabricated house represents a huge investment and if there are problems to solve, they must be solved during the warranty period of one year following the purchase .
If you are unable to solve your problems, it may be time to file a complaint for the problems that consumers might have with their mobile home after the warranty expires or if they are unable to resolve their problem with a reseller or manufacturer during the procedure. Period of guarantee.
Be sure to include the following if you plan to file a complaint:
- The retailer, the manufacturer, the installer, the HUD or the state administrative agency have been informed of the alleged flaw or defects within one year of the date of the first installation of the House.
- The house has not been reinstalled.
You can submit your request in the following ways:
ATTN: Home Dispute Resolution Program
1676 International Drive
McLean, Virginia, 22102
Living in a mobile home in Vermont
In today's buyer market, there are many different ways to look for a mobile home. For example, more than 200 mobile homes are on sale on Zillow alone right now. Here are some of the discoveries we found.
It's great to see states like Vermont playing an active role in helping residents with mobile homes before and after the sale. Our series of states still has a few states to go, including Lousiana, Maryland and Wyoming in the weeks to come, so stay tuned.
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