For the benefit of existing Manufactured Home Buyers and/or Sellers Real Estate Professionals, Lenders, Title & Escrow Companies, Attorneys specializing in Curative Title Issues, Appraisers, Home Inspectors, Contractors and the myriad Stakeholders dealing with Manufactured Home Titling, Registration and Foundation Requriements
While the 433-A curative title process usually involves a licensed manufactured home contractor, engineers are central to the process. The reason is that all foundation plans submitted to a building department for permit issuance must either be pre-engineered and certified Department of Housing and Community Development Standard Plan Approval (SPA) or an engineer prepares a site specific plans with calculations. HCD Standard Plan Approvals are subject to change as they need to be re-certified by the Department every two years.
There are a variety of state certified Standard Plan Approvals that are acceptable including:
- Abesco Tuf-1
- CP Seismic
- Oliver Technologies All Steel Foundation
- Sedco Support Master
- Minute Man
In cases of FHA-insured loans and VA, lenders also generally require a site specific HUD Foundation Compliance Report aka Engineer's Certification specifying that the home meets the 1996 HUD PERMANENT FOUNDATION GUIDE FOR MANUFACTURED HOMES.
We work with a network of engineers to provide an engineer's certification if this is a necessary underwriting component. If you have such a request or wish to be a part of our engineering network, please fill out below.
John DL Arenden, Broker
TAG (The Arendsen Group) Real Estate Sales & Investments is a full service, one-stop, turnkey, family owned and operated real estate brokerage, General Contractor, Manufactured Home Contractor, Developer, Investor, Property Manager, Interior Design, Engineering, architectural, Landscape design, Expert Witness, Consulting, Curative Title and Troubleshooting company with over 100 years of combined experience in the San Diego real estate sales, construction, design & development arena.