The Grissim Guides to Manufactured Homes and Land

Copy of the Buyer's Guide

The Grissim Buyer’s Guide to
Manufactured Homes & Land

How to find a reputable dealer and negotiate a fair price on the best-kept secret in American housing. By John Grissim

Rainshadow Publications, 238 pages, 66 illustrations

$29.95 paperback, $19.95 e-Book edition

Topics covered in the Buyer’s Guide include:

  • Pros and cons of manufactured homes
  • The 19 warning signs of an untrustworthy dealer
  • The 19 encouraging signs of a reputable dealer
  • Trapped entrances, up rotation, write-ups, and other mysteries explained
  • How buyers get fleeced, a worst case scenario
  • Checking out a dealer, getting the local lowdown
  • The anatomy of a dealership, factory rebates, how retailers make their profit
  • Calculating your buying power - get your own credit score and shop for the money first
  • How dealers determine their retail prices
  • Guidelines for checking out lot models Back-lot bargains: repossessed homes, the pros and cons - danger signs
  • Handling high-pressure sales techniques
  • Shopping for land - Search tips, how to get the best effort out of your Realtor
  • Construction loans - making sure your lender protects your interests
  • How to determine the fair price of a home
  • Smart negotiating tactics, what not to disclose
  • Deal terms - what to insist be in writing
  • When disputes arise - best strategies for prompt resolution
  • Checking out Land-lease communities - questions to ask and where to ask them
  • Deciphering lease and rental agreements
  • Preventive steps to avoid contractor rip-offs
  • Site-preparation and installation - what you should know, an inspection check list
  • Warranty problems - how to get prompt and satisfactory service