APPRAISING A MOBILE HOME

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There is more to appraising the fair market value of a mobile home, manufactured home or modular home than taking measurements and counting the number of ceiling fans. Appraising a mobile home requires the same amount of research as doing an appraisal of a conventional home. A personal property appraiser must be familiar with manufacturers, recognizing conditions, values of add-ons such as decks and appliances, have knowledge of flooring, wall and roofing materials as well as determining if systems such as HVAC are functional, adequate and up to date. After performing an initial evaluation, research still needs to be done by the mobile home appraiser. Location, guide book values, land-lease terms and local market comparable sales all factor into the fair market value. Is the unit located in a desirable community? What is the monthly rent? Is the infrastructure in good condition? Are there an abundance of empty lots in the area? What is the level and cost of maintenance? Is mass transit available nearby? Some of the reasons our clients seek appraisals include a chattel mortgage, financing, insurance, bankruptcy, tax disputes, divorce, charitable donations and estate dissolution.

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MOBILE HOME APPRAISER IN ALL 50 STATES 772-359-4300

APPRAISING A MOBILE HOME

Obtaining financing or insurance for a mobile home, manufactured home, modular home or airplane hangar requires a comprehensive appraisal. It is common for a mobile home owner or prospective buyer to call upon a real estate appraiser. Unfortunately, mobile homes that are on leased land aren’t considered real estate; rather, they are categorized as personal property. This unique classification can present a problem when trying to find a licensed appraiser to prepare a valuation appraisal. Most real estate appraisers don’t handle mobile homes and most personal property appraisers tend to be wholly unfamiliar with them. An experienced personal property appraiser versed in mobile home appraisals can be difficult to locate.

APPRAISING A MOBILE HOME

Banks, credit unions, insurance companies, bankruptcy and estate courts expect to read an independent, expert and unbiased opinion of value before recognizing an appraisal document. In many cases, mobile home parks are sold to developers. In order to obtain adequate compensation, a mobile home owner needs to obtain a credible valuation appraisal.

APPRAISING A MOBILE HOME

Sometimes tragedy strikes and a mobile home is destroyed. Whether by accident or natural disaster, reimbursement for the unit’s value when it is deemed a total loss must still be calculated by an appraisal. It is obviously a more difficult chore to determine the value of an item that has already been reduced to rubble. It is crucial that the mobile home owner be able to provide pertinent information as outlined above.

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REQUEST A MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOME APPRAISAL – $325.00





We will need the following to appraise the value of your mobile home. Please email to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

YEAR
MANUFACTURER
MODEL
VIN#
LENGTH
WIDTH
DESCRIPTION AND MEASUREMENTS OF ROOMS
CONDITION (POOR-FAIR-GOOD-EXCELLENT)
NUMBER OF PORCHES
CARPORT
DECKS
PATIOS
SCREEN ROOMS
ROOFING
SKIRTING
SIDING
WINDOWS, DUAL GLAZED
STORM WINDOWS
SHUTTERS
SKYLIGHTS
CONDITION OF VAPOR BARRIER
OUTBUILDINGS/STORAGE
CATHEDRAL CEILING
CENTRAL AIR
HOT WATER HEATER
CABINETS
COUNTER TOPS
ISLAND KITCHEN
SINK, Stainless, Ceramic, etc.
REFRIGERATOR
DISHWASHER
GARBAGE DISPOSAL
BATH FIXTURES
WASHER/DRYER
FLOORING
HEATING
INTERIOR WALLS
CEILING FANS
SUSPENSION, WHEELS, TOW BAR
FIREPLACE
ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED HOME
REPAIRS NEEDED AND APPROX. COST
REPAIRS/MODIFICATIONS DONE
NAME OF MOBILE HOME PARK
LOT RENT AMOUNT AND SERVICES INCLUDED
AMENITIES (POOL, CLUB HOUSE, SHUFFLEBOARD, ETC.)
AGE-RESTRICTED COMMUNITY
LOCATION OF UNIT IF ON PRIVATE PROPERTY
PURPOSE OF APPRAISAL (FINANCING, INSURANCE, ESTATE, BANKRUPTCY, DONATION, ETC.)
YOUR OPINION OF THE FAIR MARKET VALUE
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

Please send photos of the exterior and interior. Your appraisal, which costs $325.00, will take about a week to complete. Complete this form and make payment when you decide to move forward. Please call 772-359-4300 if you have any questions.

Service throughout Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

CALIFORNIA MOBILE HOME APPRAISER

The number of new mobile and manufactured homes shipped to California has gone from a high of 7,200 units in 1999 to 2,993 units in 2018. The ten-year average of units sold in California dipped from a high of 6,000 units per year (1994-1999) to 2,500 units per year (2011-2018) indicating both a lack of available space for mobile home parks, a shortage of developers as well as improved construction techniques which have increased lifespans of mobile and manufactured homes. Most of California’s mobile home communities are in the vicinity of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. In many of these parks, mobile homes co-exist peacefully with RVs and more upscale manufactured homes. We service Dulzura, Escondido, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, Lakeside, Ramona, National City, Canoga Park, Sylmar, San Ysidro, Pomona, Azusa, Hesperia, Apple Valley, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Big Bear Lake, Yucaipa, Imperial Beach, El Cajon, Anza, Hemet, Palm Desert, La Habra, La Verne, Rancho Mirage, San Jacinto, Victorville, Perris, Desert Hot Springs, San Jose, Clovis, Jamestown, Dunlap, Highland, Paramount, La Mirada, Chino Hills, Long Beach, Montclair, Ontario, Colton, Corona, Bloomington, Willows, Ocampo, Fresno, Stockton, North Highlands, Lodi, Eastvale, Tehachapi, Alta Loma, Oxnard, Canyon Country, Mountain View, Clearlake, Modesto, Auburn, Manteca, Selma, Rocklin, Chico, Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, Daly City, Pittsburg and Vacaville. Our company prepares mobile home valuation appraisals for chattel mortgages, financing, insurance, bankruptcy, tax disputes, charitable donations and estate dissolutions.

MOBILE HOME APPRAISER IN CALIFORNIA ST. LUCIE APPRAISAL 772-359-4300

READ CUSTOMER REVIEWS OF THE ST. LUCIE APPRAISAL COMPANY

REQUEST A MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOME APPRAISAL – $325.00





We will need the following to appraise the value of your mobile home. Please email to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

YEAR
MANUFACTURER
MODEL
VIN#
LENGTH
WIDTH
DESCRIPTION AND MEASUREMENTS OF ROOMS
CONDITION (POOR-FAIR-GOOD-EXCELLENT)
NUMBER OF PORCHES
CARPORT
DECKS
PATIOS
SCREEN ROOMS
ROOFING
SKIRTING
SIDING
WINDOWS, DUAL GLAZED
STORM WINDOWS
SHUTTERS
SKYLIGHTS
CONDITION OF VAPOR BARRIER
OUTBUILDINGS/STORAGE
CATHEDRAL CEILING
CENTRAL AIR
HOT WATER HEATER
CABINETS
COUNTER TOPS
ISLAND KITCHEN
SINK, Stainless, Ceramic, etc.
REFRIGERATOR
DISHWASHER
GARBAGE DISPOSAL
BATH FIXTURES
WASHER/DRYER
FLOORING
HEATING
INTERIOR WALLS
CEILING FANS
SUSPENSION, WHEELS, TOW BAR
FIREPLACE
ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED HOME
REPAIRS NEEDED AND APPROX. COST
REPAIRS/MODIFICATIONS DONE
NAME OF MOBILE HOME PARK
LOT RENT AMOUNT AND SERVICES INCLUDED
AMENITIES (POOL, CLUB HOUSE, SHUFFLEBOARD, ETC.)
AGE-RESTRICTED COMMUNITY
LOCATION OF UNIT IF ON PRIVATE PROPERTY
PURPOSE OF APPRAISAL (FINANCING, INSURANCE, ESTATE, BANKRUPTCY, DONATION, ETC.)
YOUR OPINION OF THE FAIR MARKET VALUE
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

Please send photos of the exterior and interior. Your appraisal, which costs $325.00, will take about a week to complete. Complete this form and make payment when you decide to move forward. Please call 772-359-4300 if you have any questions.

Service in Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo and Yuba Counties