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#916620 --- 11/12/08 03:17 PM moving a doublewide
american girl Offline
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Hi everyone! My parents want to look into moving their manufactured home form a park to its own land. Just wondering if anyone knows anyone in the area that does this, and estimates of what it may cost? I realize there are lots of different scenarios to moving it, but just a ballpark for moving a set-up? Thanks in advance!! \:\)
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#916628 --- 11/12/08 03:37 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: american girl]
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I was so sure this was going to be a joke. Good luck.
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#916632 --- 11/12/08 03:40 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: ovidtech]
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yeah I figured I would get that response, but truly, they have been searching and there is NO info on moving homes once they are already set up somewhere. I think the business they originally bought it from might do it, but they do not want to use them due to problems they have had with them in the past. Someone said they thought Rice's moved them, anyone know if this is true? Thanks again
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#916640 --- 11/12/08 03:51 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: american girl]
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Geneva Mobile homes .

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#916644 --- 11/12/08 03:56 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: DR. D]
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Owl Homes in Bath
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#916712 --- 11/12/08 06:30 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: Rick-the-Builder]
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I am of the opinion it is gonna be quite pricey to move and set up.
Permits alone cost plenty. the last I heard it is 400 per half.
I would say sell it where it is and buy a house. prices are down and it is a buyers market. JMO
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#916795 --- 11/12/08 08:48 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: Buddy]
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its going to be big bucks ... just the cost of hauling,insurance,permits ,hiring lead and follow trucks and arranging the utlity companies to make sure no wires (overhangs) will be caught.
They should invest in a new one from a different company.
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#916805 --- 11/12/08 08:53 PM Re: moving a doublewide *DELETED* [Re: reilley]
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#916815 --- 11/12/08 08:58 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: Joe the Troller]
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not funny
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#916827 --- 11/12/08 09:07 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: reilley]
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I found this ....
The Decision to Move A House

Have property, but don't want to build? Do you need to preserve a historic structure? Or maybe zoning requirements are changing, but you'd prefer to move a house rather than lose it? Then maybe it's time to consider moving your house.

The Preparation

The average home weighs between dozens to several hundreds of tons-and so it's safe to say that moving the structure of a house is a huge undertaking. First, a structural specialist will need to come in and make sure the house is safe to move. If so, a moving company will come in with jacks, timbers and other equipment to lift and support the house as its being towed, to ensure that it survives the journey.




And that's just the house itself-keep in mind that you'll likely need to hire contractors to remove wiring, plumbing, drywall and foundation supports for before the move, as well as to set it all back up at the new location.

The Money

The costs involved in moving your house varies based on the size of the home and distance of the move. Here are some particulars to keep in mind:

How big is your home? Generally speaking, small one-story homes will be the easiest, and therefore cheapest, to move.
Bigger structures are possible to move-nearly anything is-but you need to make sure that the structure is sound. It's a big undertaking and will place a lot of strain on the floor joists and frame of the house. And if anything goes wrong in the move structurally, then the costs will be higher to make sure that the home makes the journey in one piece.
How far are you moving the house? What is the commute like? Is it long and straight or curvy and bumpy? Are the roads along the way wide enough to accommodate your home? Your answers will determine how involved and costly the move might be.
Utility companies will likely be involved, to move power lines and other public utilities out of your way as the house is being moved. Map and measure your route, determine which power lines or other hindrances will need to be moved, and then contact your local utility companies to find out how much this will cost.
Also, if you're not doing the work yourself, don't forget the contractors who will need to come in and take down the wiring, plumbing, drywall and other home systems-as well as put it all back up once the house has been moved. This includes preparing the foundation and support systems at the new site.
Lastly, make sure you talk with your insurance professional, as well as city representatives who can help you with permits, planning and building and insurance requirements.
The Decision

The easiest way to move a home, and to determine the cost to move a house, is to contact a professional moving specialist. They will come in with a crew, take a look at the house's structure and the proposed moving spot, and will provide all of the necessary equipment for the job. They should be able to come out and give you an estimate for the job and, in many cases, can recommend contractors who can help you coordinate the move. Generally speaking, you should expect a cost of moving your house (not including the take-down and set up of home utilities, foundations and other home systems) to be between $8,000 and $40,000.
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#916876 --- 11/12/08 09:27 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: reilley]
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Amer. Girl check ur pm's talked to ur brother yesterday he never said anything bout it. I love ur mom and dad we will help.
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#916884 --- 11/12/08 09:30 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: DR. D]
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Originally Posted By: DR. D
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HAHAHAHAHA snicker ,snicker , snicker--- LMAO. No way.
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#917143 --- 11/13/08 08:44 AM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: american girl]
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Unless the home owner owes more than the home is worth I would sell it and buy a stick built house that will hold it's value better than manufactured housing does. There are a lot of properties available at great prices if you have really good credit.
If the people are insisting on keeping and moving the house, the property value is directly effected by the type of foundation used under the home. It's worth while to check all options before starting to build.
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#917422 --- 11/13/08 03:19 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: Plainjim]
american girl Offline
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thanks for the info!! They are trying to sell it where it is right now, but they are also looking into other options. I think they should move it, it is a beautiful home, and they are up there in age (no offense mom if you're reading this) It would be tough to start all over again with a new loan, and apartments are an option, but we are looking into all options. Right now they can't even find anyone to ask to see if it is doable, which is why I came to you all, the wise forum people!! Just wondering if it would be worth it to put the cost of moving, set up, land, etc into a new loan, instead.
Probably wouldn't be much more than they pay in lot rent now, and would appreciate more in value.
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#917497 --- 11/13/08 04:59 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: american girl]
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When you split the house, it may not go well putting it back together, damage and more expense. I would guess in the neighborhood of 8 thousand to have it moved and set up. Then the cost of the lot with improvements of water/sewer, and electric. Most go underground for electric and cable today. The cost of a driveway and a permit required for that. There are homes under 50K that are bargains. Just explore the costs involved. A few years ago, I bought a lot with a trailer next to my house. I had trouble giving the trailer away. It was a 14x 60 and was from the 80's. Used mobiles are not easy to buy either, very high interest.
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#917509 --- 11/13/08 05:19 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: Buddy]
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#917524 --- 11/13/08 05:58 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: Joe the Troller]
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Nope, the quality of the renters fell, to an old dope smoker. I couldn't take it. When the 2 swedish flight attendants moved out, my watching nude sunbathing on the roof came to an end. To see a bloated old man rolling doobies made me the landlord and out he went.
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#917561 --- 11/13/08 06:55 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: ]
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jakki .. could you POSSIBLY tear yourself away from here and answer your IM's ...??

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#917647 --- 11/13/08 10:29 PM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: ]
queenbee Offline
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Have they talked to ur brother about this? He should be able to explain it or tell them to call M u know he would walk them through all of it, start to finish. I have to be out there this week end If they r home I might swing into see them and drag the ole man with they can ask a pro. K If ur reading this P or J let us know .
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#917682 --- 11/14/08 04:41 AM Re: moving a doublewide [Re: queenbee]
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Thanks! My mom can't figure out how to go on here and check the answeres, even though I showed her twice!! LOL I will let them know! \:\)
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