Posted by GerryH VA on March 03, 2002 at 22:26:50:
A few things to consider:
- If you move it and obtain a building, electrical and plumbing permit to set it up, does it have to be brought up to current standards? This could be cost prohibitive. Check plumbing (is copper still good?), electrical (50A,100A,200A service? and DEFINETLY no aluminum wiring)and check heat/AC.
- Do your research first on what if any MHPs accept a home this old. Please don’t move it twice. I did that and it doesn’t make sense to do it.
- You will most likely have to buy/install steps and skirting so include in cost of moving.
Moving in my neck of the woods (VA) will run anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 depending on the distance.
My free opinion (you get what you pay for) is that if this is your first or second deal, skip it and look for one that does not have to be moved. It is simpler and won’t scare you away.