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Remodeling for Added Value on a Mobile Home

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    LESLIE: Linda in Tennessee is thinking of remodeling. How can we help you?

    LINDA: I have a 1988 model mobile home that I bought last year.

    TOM: OK.

    LINDA: I’m an over-the-road truck driver so I don’t get to spend much time at home. I’m doing the maintenance required to keep it up but I’m wondering – now mobile homes, I know, they don’t hold their value like a regular house does. But it would – would it still be worthwhile to do some renovations and change things around? Or with that kind of a setup would it better to just do the maintenance and then, after a few years, get a new one?

    TOM: Oh, I don’t know, Linda. I mean with all those hours you’re spending on the road, I think you want that place to be as comfortable as you can possibly make it. So while I wouldn’t spend a lot of money on remodeling, I certainly would not hesitate to put a new kitchen or bathroom in that space.

    LESLIE: Change the flooring.

    TOM: Yeah.

    LESLIE: New paint. Why not freshen up? It’s your space now.

    LINDA: Ooh, ooh. That’s what I want to do.

    TOM: Yeah. Well, we knew that. (Linda chuckles) That’s why we’re giving you our blessings.

    LINDA: Oh, then I will. Then I definitely will.

    TOM: Alright, Linda. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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