(Note: I think it’s important to know the terminology and words used when learning any new business including mobile home investing. I came up with ‘Terminology Tuesday’ as a way to go over the terminology used in the mobile home business. It’s important to know the terminology when talking to people in the business so you’re all on the same page).
Before the mobile home mover arrives, I usually get my handyman to remove the existing mobile home skirting (usually vinyl) carefully by hand. Then, when the mover arrives – the skirting will already be removed. Otherwise, the mover will usually just rip off the skirting (which will be no good) from the mobile home in preparation for the move.
(Note: If planning to reuse the existing mobile home skirting, be sure to confirm with the mover the home is able to be leveled to the same height at the new location. Otherwise, you may end up needing to purchase new mobile home skirting to conform to the new height of the mobile home at the new location).
New mobile home skirting (materials and labor) can be pretty pricey. Sure, you can learn how to remove and replace skirting (if you’re handy) to save on costs. However, I am not much of a handy type person so I usually just farm this task out to my handyman.
(Note: Personally, I have been offered by fellow investors to teach me how to remove and replace mobile home skirting. Yes, I know this task can be done to save on costs but it’s a bit time consuming (especially for someone like me who is not the best working with my hands). Though, I do know fellow investors who have opted to learn and perform this task themselves. It’s more of a personal decision whether or not to do these kinds of tasks yourself or farm it out to someone who knows how. Again, we all have our strengths and weaknesses).
Once the home has been moved to the new location, then my handyman will proceed to re-install and re-use the existing mobile home skirting.
I hope this “Terminology Tuesday” post has been helpful and has given you some useful information to use.
(Note: For those interested, here’s a short tutorial on how to remove and replace mobile home skirting).
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