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Old 02-14-2019, 08:06 PM
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We just put a deposit down on a lovely manufactured home in the Orange Blossom area of TV. Closing is fairly soon. We purchased it with a terrific Villages agent, and the seller used an equally terrific Villages agent.

After I put the deposit down I went walking around Spanish Springs, went into some stores to do stuff, got into conversations (I was excited!), and someone mentioned that there is only one insurance company that offers homeowners insurance on manufactured homes. He didn't mention which one that was, and he doesn't own in that part of TV so I don't know where he would have gotten this info from.

So now I'm asking people who currently actually live in a manufactured home in The Villages - is that true? There's only one? If so, which one is it, so I can get in touch with them in the next few weeks? If not, which others are there? Or if there's already a thread about it would someone kindly link me?

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Old 02-14-2019, 08:18 PM
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If you go to the Villages Insurance (they have several locations in TV) and ask them, they will be able to help. You can probably call also.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:26 PM
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You will be able to get insurance however you will be limited in the amount you can buy depending on the age of the manufactured home. Bet your realtor didn't tell you that
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:57 PM
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You will be able to get insurance however you will be limited in the amount you can buy depending on the age of the manufactured home. Bet your realtor didn't tell you that
There are limits to all homeowner insurances for all types of homes. We don't have "replacement" insurance in our current home, which is a freestanding single-family house with a full basement on a half acre of land in a non-HOA community. I wouldn't expect replacement value on any home anywhere.

I don't assume we'd get our full investment back if the dwelling was totaled. Insurance is more of a peace-of-mind thing, and it's a crapshoot. You're betting your home will be damaged. The insurance company is betting it won't.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:13 PM
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Not an expert on this but we did look into it when considering a Manufactured home. It depends on the year built as the building code changed while the historic district was being built. The homes built during the first few years are very hard to insure as the hurricane code in place during construction is now outdated. Insurability is also subject to the quality of the hurricane tie-down strap system attached to the home. We were told that many residents with older homes, with outdated tie- down systems, opt to only carry renters insurance, which insures the contents of the home, but not the home itself. The thinking is that the value of the property is mostly in the land, not the home. And since homeowners is so expensive relative to the replacement value of the manufactured home, it makes sense to only carry renters insurance. Again, I am not an expert on this, that's just what we learned when considering buying a manufactured home.
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:05 AM
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Foremost is one of the top companies, but I second the recommendation to check with local agents.

Here's an article with some tips.

Rates for manufactured homes have been going up in the last several years.
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:24 AM
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Of course having choices and the ability to shop around is important but when all gets said and done all that is needed is one provider.

Did you ask any of the neighbors....possible best source of information on the subject.

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Old 02-15-2019, 05:50 PM
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We got ours through Robert Blakeley Insurance, 352-383-4800....they seemed to know what they were talking about!
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:22 PM
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Of course having choices and the ability to shop around is important but when all gets said and done all that is needed is one provider.

Did you ask any of the neighbors....possible best source of information on the subject.

Good luck.
We won't be living there for a few more months. We're coming down for the closing and to start setting up a couple of essentials. But I've only met one neighbor and that was during the initial walk-through of the house and it was on our way back to the agent's office.

Meanwhile, thanks to everyone who answered the question!
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:25 PM
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Maybe the folks you purchased from could tell you what company they used.
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