Why Mobile Homes Were Right For Us
My wife and I bought our Single Wide mobile home about 3 years ago and we knew that as newlyweds in a single-income household, we weren’t going to get in over our heads. When getting married, we knew that traveling was going to be the main focus for us and we also knew that finding a way to pay for it was the hardest part.
I’d lived in a mobile home since I was 13 and my wife grew up in a small 2 bed 2 bath apartment in Moscow, Russia. I wanted to give my wife what she never had before while still having the ability to travel the country and the world. After looking into apartments and realizing that we can pay 400 a month for a shabby 1 bedroom in a sketchy neighborhood or $1000 a month in a nicer part of town knowing that we will never own the place; we came to the realization that finding a mobile home for sale just made sense for us.
We didn’t have to put up a ridiculous down payment or have to worry about who was going to pay the closing cost to become homeowners. We also didn’t have to pay for a background check or put down any application fees/deposits. We found a mobile home and a piece of land that was comfortable and gave me the opportunity to start giving my wife the life I feel she deserves.
Since buying our place, we have been to Russia, Turkey, Israel, and Egypt, and still plan to go to the World Cup in 2018. We’re about to pay off our land at the end of January 2017, giving us the opportunity to have more financial opportunities and decisions. We made a conscious choice to get a great home at an affordable price. My wife had never lived in a mobile home before and loves our home more and more every day.
Ernest and Liza Gomez