When looking at different housing options it is easy to immediately go to single-family homes, condos, or apartment homes as these are, generally speaking, the most common types of homes that people are used to.
Although these types of living situations may be more common than mobile home parks too many we, here at The Mobile Home Dealer, believe that if you are not familiar with living in a mobile home park at the time of this reading then by the time you finish the article you surely will be!
If you are looking for a place that you want to call home, a mobile home park is a great community. You can enjoy all the benefits and perks of traditional home ownership without the burden of excessive property taxes, high maintenance costs, neighbors’ disputes due to fences and borders, and all other typical problems of having a traditional house.
Mobile home living is becoming a top choice option for both the old and young populations who want to have a simple, peaceful, and comfortable life while on a budget. There are many negative stereotypes of mobile home park living but many of these are far from the truth. There are many advantages to living in a mobile home park and only a few negligible disadvantages.
Today, we will be reviewing the Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Living In A Mobile Home Park
At the time of this writing, the average lot rent for Manatee County and Sarasota County Florida is around $900.
Within this lot rent fee, the park will usually include the resident’s water bill, sewer bill, trash bill, lawn care, and usage of the park amenities.
After the lot rent is paid the only other bills one will have to pay are for the electricity and the cable/internet.
Where else can you live in one of the most highly desirable areas of the United States for around $1,000 a month?!
Some mobile home parks in Sarasota Florida are age-restricted, most being 55+ years old and above the neighborhood. This is a perfect option for seniors and retirees who are living off their social security and other pensions. Age-restricted mobile home parks like this are quiet and perfect for many old pals.
2. Hands-Free Living:
Almost every mobile park in the area provides lawn care, amenity upkeep, and common area maintenance within the mobile home park.
When living in a park the only areas that residents need to take care of themselves will be the inside of their actual homes.
By living in a mobile home within a mobile home park the resident is provided the opportunity to have a hands-free living experience opening up additional time that they can spend doing the activities they truly enjoy!
3. Sense Of Community
Most mobile home parks have a great sense of community created through events orchestrated by the park manager.
These events are usually held year-round and include social activities such as group park outings to local attractions, food pitch-ins within the park, Holiday get-togethers, and dances just to name a few.
There is something for everyone to feel a part of the group when living in a mobile home park
4. High-End Living Without The Headache
Most parks have pools, hot tubs, and clubhouses while others have tennis courts, dog parks fitness facilities, and walking trails.
If one were to think about how much this would cost them individually if they were to pay for all of the things themselves out of pocket it would cost them thousands of dollars a month.
With residency inside a mobile home park, these features all come standard in the lot rent fee.
5. Easily Sold
Mobile homes on leased land have titles associated with the ownership and not deeds.
This means that if the resident wants to sell their mobile home quickly they can because most transactions are cash-based and do not require a mortgage.
Having the ability to move on to the next chapter of one’s life without the delays of a traditional real estate sale is an attribute only mobile home offers.
In addition to the above lists, the following are some additional benefits of living in a mobile home park but are not limited to
- Neighbors are usually not too close. You don’t have to worry about a neighbor’s loud voice, or any other neighbor-related issues like fence alterations, tree trimmings, grass mowing, etc. you don’t own the land so there is nothing to argue between neighbors. The park takes care of everything.
- Perfect location. In most cases, mobile home parks are conveniently located near ponds, lakes, beaches, and other natural views.
- Total control of your home. You can always do whatever you want with your house without HOAs interference as long as your modifications comply with the park’s laws and policies.
- Pets. In most mobile home parks, pets are usually allowed.
When looking at whether or not you should be looking at a mobile home we suggest reviewing the above list to educate yourselves on just a few of the pros that mobile home living offers those who call a mobile home park their home!
The Mobile Home Dealer is a licensed mobile home dealer and broker in Sarasota Florida and neighboring areas. We provide professional buy and/or sell assistance to our clients. If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking this link. You may also visit our Facebook Page and send us a message.
This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.