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My blog is about how I live a frugally and tightwad life here in Minn. My finds that are frugal. My style of tightwaddery and thrift. It's about my frugal and tightwad family.


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MY OLDER MOBILE HOME
Saturday, September 09, 2006

I will keep this simple. If you buy an older mobile home expect wear and "tear" because some people who own them before you couldn't afford to fix it up before they bought and sold it. Sell as is if you are selling a mobile home is the best way to get rid of one. A handyman and his family can repair what needs to be fixed further on and in your home. I fixed all my pipes when they burst last winter due to the former owner never telling me they were not taped underground. What worse I was on vacation when it happened, so water got soaked in and froze. Now I have that problem fixed and I am selling and living in an apartment for right now. I will be moving in a couple months into another mobile home in a better climate for the winter and transporting it back to my home state in Minnesota myself in a car with a hitch. One word to the wise though if you are selling "as is" tell the truth in the selling of it. The prospective buyer will be thankful after buying it. This also scares off anybody who can't afford to fix up after buying you older mobile home. I learned the hard way since my former owner of my home never told me what was wrong with the home I was buying. If I had known then what I know now. I would have run. I have fixed the pipes, my water heater, my bath tub faucets and shower, and my heater leaving me no money room to fix anything else in the home. Putting in new carlet when selling is also a nec. Do it. End of discussion. I am putting it in myself with the help of a Resell store clerk and a male friend who knows about carpet installing. They are instructing me on how to do it properly. Now on a final note just because your selling don't just sell to anyone think of your neighbors first when selling. Also parking is an issue. I am getting a neighbor evicted because they have continually parked in my spot while I was gone for 9 months, so the new tennant and owner doesn't have to put up with them. This is a respectful thing for me to do since my neighbor never cared about a handicapped woman before what would make him think of the new tennant and owner I say, so think of your new tennant and owner too.

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P. R., MN USA
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I live in Minnesota, and I am a published author of poetry On-line. I have a hubby, and several children. I shop with coupons, and I willingly take several classes On-line thru AZU. I have several degrees, and diplomas. I am a crafting person, and I live for Octoberfest not for the beer, but the food is great too. I am mix mutt of heritages. I love to shop at thrift stores, and garage sales/yard sales. I live a green lifestyle or try too.

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