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June 13, 2023

Exploring Different Mobile Home Land Ownership Options

While choosing a mobile home is easy, choosing the right land ownership option can be a bit trickier.

A manufactured home is built in a factory and delivered to the site of your choice, so you must first find a vacant lot for it to be parked on. Then you have to do your due diligence to ensure you are complying with local zoning regulations and guidelines. 

But today, we want to explore different mobile home land ownership options. Should you buy land from a mobile home retailer? Land in a community? Or even land and a mobile home together? Oh, the choices! We won’t keep you waiting any longer. 

Let’s get started!

Land Purchased From a Mobile Home Retailer

Many retailers of manufactured homes also purchase land to resell them to customers. This option for land ownership offers extra convenience and saves you time searching for vacant lots, which is a huge advantage. When your home and land provider are the same, it also helps to ensure that your mobile home complies with all zoning laws and restrictions. This means the homework has already been done for you!

Privately Owned Land

Quite often, mobile homes are set on privately owned land that the owner has picked out. There are many benefits to this option. The most obvious advantage is that you get to pick out the piece of land yourself and clear it out just to your liking. Another benefit is that you will most likely have more privacy, especially if the land is in a more rural area. 

Remember that choosing this option means obtaining permits, adhering to zoning laws, and remaining in compliance with other area regulations.

Land in a Mobile Home Community

When it comes to land in a mobile home community, you have the option to look at land-leased or land-owned communities. 

In a land-leased community, you will own your mobile home, but rent the land it sits on. There will also be fees you must pay for being in the community. Most communities include lawn care, water treatment, and amenities as part of your monthly fee. Your fee may be slightly higher in resort-style communities, but you will also typically have access to more luxurious amenities like a swimming pool and tennis courts.

A land-owned community is one in which homeowners own both their homes and the land. The use of the amenities, facilities, and common areas is subject to monthly fees. With this choice, you won’t have to pay a higher monthly rent, but your upfront costs will be significantly higher because you’ll have to buy the house and the land.

Mobile Home & Land Purchased Together

Mobile home and land packages are a great option for people who need to move quickly. That means no construction delays, no land searching (and possibly losing the land of your dreams), and a set date for moving in. If you don’t want to deal with the process of buying a mobile home and the stress of searching for the right land to put it on, this may be just the right option for land ownership for you!

At Braustin Homes we offer move-in-ready homes throughout Texas. Our mobile home and land packages include:

  • Land
  • Land clearing
  • Base pads
  • Mobile home
  • Skirting
  • Decks at each entrance
  • Paved parking

Considerations to Make When Choosing a Mobile Home Land Ownership Option

Now that you have a better understanding of your options when it comes to land for your mobile home, it’s important to ask yourself some questions:

  • How long can I envision myself living here? Do you need a more temporary living situation, or are you trying to put down roots and stay put for the foreseeable future?
  • Does this location have the utilities I need? If not, you will need to fork out the money to have utilities run to your property.
  • Can I place a manufactured home on this piece of land? Doing your homework is key. It is crucial to speak to the county and ensure you can place a manufactured home on the specific land you desire. Zoning rules and regulations can change from area to area.

Choosing a mobile home land ownership option isn’t a decision you want to make quickly. There are completely different options available, and what may be suitable for one person may not work for another. As long as you weigh the options and make sure you’re informed in the process, you’ll be on your way to living in your dream home on land in no time!

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