The appraisal inspection of a manufactured home, again, will not be that different than the appraisal inspection of a site built home. You’ll contact the homeowner and/or listing agent to schedule the appointment for inspection. If the home is in a manufactured home community, you may also want to schedule an appointment with the community manager to obtain information about recent sales in the neighborhood and about site rent including terms.
In addition to the items that you are used to collecting about a site built home, you will also want to confirm the HUD Certificate on the tail-end of the home and snap a photo (there will be one for each transportable unit). Make sure you can see the HUD Certificate number embossed on the metal plate.
Once inside the home, you will want to locate the HUD Data Plate. While this sounds like it would be a metal plate, it is actually a piece of paper. The Data Plate will have information about the date of manufacture, manufacturer name, model name, size, serial numbers, Wind Zone, Snow Load Zone, Thermal Zone and more!
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