Are you thinking about buying a mobile home? There can be many reasons to purchase a mobile home. Maybe it's easier for you as you get older, maybe you're a snowbird and you like the convenience of having a second home with little maintenance.
Here are some reasons to help you decide if you want to live in a mobile home.
Reason #1 Mobile homes are affordable. They cost less than buying a built home and you get more square footage for your money.
Reason #2 Mobile homes are “mobile” so you can place one on land and remove it later if you decide to build a house.
Reason #3 Mobile homes on their own land will appreciate when house values rise since you own the land.
Reason #4 Mobile homes can be financed which means a smaller mortgage with less interest and lower payments.
Reason #5 Save on utilities with a smaller home with less to heat and cool. Newer manufactured homes are more energy efficient.
Reason #6 Most mobile home communities are nice to live in with activities, pools, games and socializing.
Reason #7 Communities offer safety with security guards and gates as well as neighbors that look out after one another.
Reason #8 Mobile homes in a community offer advantages like less maintenance since most communities handle yard services. This means you are able to leave your home for extended periods of time without worrying about maintenance.
Reason #9 It’s more affordable than renting an apartment and you get more space as well as a yard for your pets. Some restrictions apply to pets in communities. Be sure to check with the community office about the pet policy.