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As land prices rise, more and more mobile home buyers are turning to manufactured home communities. Beyond being an affordable option, mobile home communities also offer a wide variety of benefits. Whether you have a young family or are a recent retiree, there are many advantages to mobile home communities of which you might not be aware.
In this article, we outline some of the top benefits of living in a mobile home community.
First and foremost, living in a mobile home community is an affordable option. Rather than needing to buy land, you can invest in a mobile home and place it in a mobile home community. Lot rents are typically substantially more affordable than renting an apartment, buying a traditional house, or investing in your own land. Mobile home communities enhance quality of life while staying within your budget.
Most community living, such as apartment complexes, are not inherently private and lack the space an MHP can provide. The units share walls, hallways, lobbies and ultimately noise pollution. The parking accommodations are few and far between. In a manufactured home community, your lot is yours. Your home is yours, and privacy takes priority. Many residents have 2 or more cars that are easily parked on a driveway or in front of their home.
In general, community living means sacrificing some privacy and space. When you live in an apartment complex, you hear your neighbors through the walls, and you share any larger spaces with hundreds of people. In a mobile home community, you don’t experience the same level of noise pollution because you aren’t sharing walls with your neighbors. Your lot is yours and your home is yours alone. Most communities will have ample outdoor space for parking your car or simply enjoy the nice weather out on your lawn.
When you place your mobile home on private land, any maintenance that comes up is yours to handle. Whether you DIY or have to hire a professional, it’s your responsibility to address any and all issues on your property. In a mobile home community, there is a dedicated staff to handle beautification and maintenance of the grounds. You may even be able to hire them to come in and repair issues inside the home as well.
Again, when you place a mobile home on private land, you are responsible for all of the maintenance. That includes the outdoor space. In a mobile home community, outdoor spaces are maintained by a staff, and can include amenities such as dog parks and swimming pools. All of these amenities are included in your lot rent to keep your lifestyle enjoyable and affordable.
They say good fences make great neighbors, but sometimes, they are not enough. If you have ever had problems with your neighbors, you may benefit from the rules and regulations established by a mobile home community. Because there are certain codes of conduct, there is a management team to help ensure your neighbors are quiet, clean, and respectful.
As home prices rise, so do property taxes. Manufactured homes cost less, thusly property taxes on your home are significantly lower than a single-family unit on a city lot. Depending on the state you live in, you may not even pay property taxes on your manufactured home at all.
Manufactured home communities are a great choice for any family, retiree, or individual looking to achieve a lifestyle they love and can afford. They lack the frustrating hassles of living in an apartment complex, and eliminate much of the worry associated with owning a single-family home.
Many families are concerned that their dream of homeownership wil never become a reality due to rising housing prices in the U.S. In reality, manufactured homes offer the ideal solution: you can purchase a brand new home at a fraction of the cost of a stick-built house. Living in a mobile home community means that you can afford the house of your dreams. Because of the money you save on the land purchase, you are able to redirect that money to customizing your mobile home to your liking.
When you are ready to buy your mobile home, we are here for you. At Braustin Homes, our Housing Consultants are passionate about affordable housing and genuinely want to help you find your dream home.
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