Douglas Belcher RE/MAX of Nanaimo Your Nanaimo Mobile Home Expert
Nanaimo Mobile Homes / Manufactured Homes
If you are thinking about buying or selling a manufactured or modular home in Nanaimo give me a call.
There are 22 manufactured homes for sale in Nanaimo (April 2018). There were 120 available in 2013. The inventory is the lowest I have seen in years.
They range in price from $55,000 to $300,000. The higher priced units are either larger, newer or have land included in the price.
There are several names for a manufactured home ; mobile homes, modular homes, Park Models. The origin of these home was essentially a manufactured home on a trailer. In recent years they have come to be built on foundations and are built with the current building codes. The newer homes are in fact not very mobile. There are two types of ownership homes on freehold land and homes on leased land. There are over 25 modular home parks in Nanaimo and many of them are age restricted to 55+.
Things to consider when buying or selling a mobile / manufactured home.
Many banks will not give you a mortgage on a mobile home depending on the age and location. If it is an age restricted Park you need to put 25% down. If the expected lifespan of the home is less than 15 years you cannot get a 25 year mortgage.
It is not possible to sell a modular home unless it has a valid CSA Sticker, additions such as a hot tub or heat pump without a permit can invalidate a CSA sticker.
In a park you do not own the land and there are park rules. The leased land is subject to tenancy laws in BC.
If you sell a unit in a park the buyer must be approved by the park as a tenant.
You should not buy a home without a belly wrap (moisture barrier) and it is preferred that there is a proper foundation. If no foundation is present it should be tied down in case of a storm.
You should always get a building inspection done and check with the city to see if the unit has any existing building permits. Owner built additions may not meet building codes including porches, decks and electrical modifications.
Mobile Home Parks in Nanaimo (Manufactured Home Parks)
Cedar Ridge Mobile Home Park, 2161 Walsh Road, Cedar, no pets, unless it's a guide animal.
Cedar Meadows Mobile Home Park, 1385 MacMillan Road, allows small pets**
Forest Glade Mobile Home Park,. 1310 Spruston Road, Nanaimo, allows 2 pets**.
Jinglepot RV and Campground, 4012 Jinglepot Road, Jinglepot.
Meadow Ridge Estates, 295 9th Street, South Nanaimo.
Park Lane Mobile Home Park, 971 Douglas Ave, South Nanaimo, allows small pets**.
Riverside Trailer Park, 1698 Wilkinson Road, Nanaimo.
Seabird, 3449 Hallberg Road, Cassidy, Nanaimo, Family Friendly, Allows 1 Pet (Dogs under 35 lbs)
Southgate Mobile Home Park, 1226 Lawlor Road, Chase River.
Timberlands Mobile Home Park, 1736 Timberlands Road, Chase River, allows 2 pets (18" in size) with Park approval.
Petroglyph Mobile Home Park, 1000 Chase River Road, South Nanaimo, No Children Under 19, allows small pets**
Valley Oak Estates, 1918 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo, 45+, allows one small pet with approval.
Brookdale Estates, 61 12th Street, Chase River, 55+, allows small pets**
Cassidy Mobile Home Park, 1572 Seabird Road, Chase River, 55+, allows small pets**
Chase River Mobile Home Park, Old Victoria Road, 55+, 2 small pets allowed**
Clover Acres Mobile Home Park, Christie Road, 55+, No Pets**
Crest II Mobile Home Park, 6130 Denver Way, Pleasant Valley, 55+, allows small pets**
Crest Mobile Home Park, 6245 Metral Drive, North Nanaimo, 55+, no pets, unless it's a guide animal.
Deerwood Estates, 3927 Deerwood Blvd, Jinglepot, 55+, allows 2 pets with Park approval.
Dogwood Village Mobile Home Park, 2501 Labieux Road, Divers Lake, 55+, allows small pets**
Ed's Mobile Home Park, 24 Honey Drive, South Nanaimo, 55+, allows small pets**
Maple Glen Mobile Home Park, 7071 Lantzville Road, Lower Lantzville, 55+
Mountain View Mobile Home Park, 80 5th Street, South Nanaimo, 55+, No Pets
Parklands Mobile Home Park, 6820 Parklands Place, Upper Lantzville, 55+
Parkside Estates Mobile Home Park, Jim Cram Drive, Ladysmith, 55+, up to 2 pets with approval of park.
Pleasant Valley Mobile Home Park, 5931 Island Highway, Pleasant Valley, 55+
Seabreeze Mobile Home Park, 25 Maki Road, Chase River, 55+, allows 1 small pet under 20 inches**
Sharman Mobile Home Park, 6325 Metral Drive, Pleasant Valley, 55+, no pets, unless it's a guide animal.
Sunny Slope Mobile Home Park, 1359 Cranberry Avenue, Chase River, 55+, allows small pets (14" or 22 lbs)**
Town and Country MHP, Westdown Road, Ladysmith, 55+, allows small pet (less than10 lbs)**
Willow Mobile Home Park, 1067 Collier Crescent, South Nanaimo, 55+, allows 1 small pet 14 inches or 22 lbs.**
Wish-Sha Mobile Home Park, 2301 Arbot Road, South Nanaimo, 55+, no pets, unless it's a guide animal.
Woodgrove Estates, 5854 Turner Road, Pleasant Valley, 55+, allows 2 small pets**
** Those Parks that allow pets may require Park approval for that pet.
A landlord must not charge a person anything for; accepting an application for a tenancy, processing the application.
A landlord must not require or accept a security deposit in respect of a manufactured home site tenancy.
If a landlord accepts a security deposit from a tenant, the tenant may deduct the amount of the security deposit from rent or otherwise recover the amount.
A landlord must reimburse a tenant for amounts paid for emergency repairs if the tenant claims reimbursement for
those amounts from the landlord, and gives the landlord a written account of the emergency repairs accompanied by a receipt for each amount claimed.
REALTOR Designations and Sales Awards
I have taken a number of special training courses and earned these designations and sales awards.
Accredited Buyer's Representative
Over 16 years of experience
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
REALTOR Technology Specialist
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
REMAX Annual Sales Award
REMAX Annual Sales Award
Hall of Fame
REMAX Career Sales Award
Doug Belcher REMAX Nanaimo
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