Have you thought about relocating to Florida and are considering a mobile home as an affordable second home or primary residence?
Currently, with over a thousand people per day moving to Florida, there has to be a reason why the rest of the country is coming down here and why so many are electing to purchase a mobile home in Sarasota at this time!
After speaking with several out-of-town clients who are considering moving to Florida, they are excited about the fantastic weather, but also the fact that they are able to do a little bit more outside on a daily basis with the COVID restrictions than other states.
Many counties here in Florida have mask requirements, but the businesses, parks, gyms, and beaches, they’re all open!
Having the ability to enjoy all that the state of Florida has to offer, not only during the winter months but during a national pandemic, is certainly a reason that draws many people to the Sunshine State.
Another reason why is that there is such a large inventory of affordable housing options, whether it is for a family or a retired couple looking to call Florida their new home.
Most of these folks that we work with are looking for a clean, safe, and affordable option to live in throughout the Sarasota area, for which this area has tons of those places to choose from. These amenity-rich communities have so much to offer their residents such as the location close to the beach, close healthcare facilities, several A-rated school districts nearby, and so much more!
We here at The Mobile Home Dealer specialize in selling mobile homes on leased land throughout the Gulf coast of Florida and can assure you that there is a home that can meet anyone’s budget throughout the area!
After finishing up a very turbulent 2020, we expect to see mobile home sales continue to skyrocket throughout the coming year due to so many people wanting to move south, whether it is just for the winter or for a more permanent stay.
With COVID restrictions continuing to loom throughout much of the country, we expect that the snowbirds from up north will extend their stay in order to truly enjoy the Florida lifestyle!
Currently, there is a slight lack of homes in the market that are for sale due to so many of the homeowners not being sure if their homes will sell due to everything that is going on right now with the COVID restrictions nationwide.
Update as of December 2022:
Although COVID-19 is still looming, the options for mobile home buyers are now better than in the previous 23 months since this article was first published. If you have decided that 2022 or early 2023 is the best time for you to buy a mobile home, consider knowing some of the most important things to consider when buying a mobile home in the Sarasota area.
Know When Is The Best Time To Buy: Mobile home pricing is volatile and can increase or fluctuate based on many circumstances. The average cost of mobile home prices may be lower, and discounts may be available from January through March. Waiting for a good timeframe to buy a mobile home can be pleasing to your wallet.
Know What Size Fits You: There are three basic sizes of mobile homes, single-wide, double-wide, and triple-wide. Single-wides generally run about 15 feet wide. Double-wides run 26 feet wide and triple-wides can run upwards of 45 feet wide. These types of mobile homes only refer to the width, not necessarily the floor plan. If you have a bigger family, It is indeed always preferable to buy a mobile home that is bigger considering that the price is worth it and people usually regret choosing the small size.
Know What Floor Plans Are Available: Mobile homes are available in numerous floor plans to accommodate families of all sizes. It’s essential to consider things such as gathering spaces, the need for a home office, kitchen size and amenities, and master bedrooms or master suites. Make a checklist of your family needs and best practices before meeting with a mobile home representative.
Know Your Financing Options: Although buying a mobile home in the Sarasota Florida area mostly involves cash, in some cases, financing is also an option. Approved buyers can get a mortgage under loan programs such as FHA, VA, USDA Rural, Chattel, HUD, or other conventional options. There may also be niche loans available for people with low credit scores and income in some cases when buying a new manufactured home.
Know Your Customization Options: The cost of your new manufactured home will be driven by square footage, design, and customization options. Today’s mobile homes are crafted with high-quality materials and luxury amenities are available. Given the cost-effectiveness of these living spaces, buyers are often happier when they get all their dream home options met.
Mobile homes on the market that are priced right and marketed correctly always sell fast.
So if you’re looking to purchase a mobile home, make sure you move fast once you see the home you’d like come up on the market for sale.
This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home buyers and sellers get to a better place in life.