When looking to purchase your new Sarasota Florida mobile home one needs to decide if they should buy a single wide or double wide mobile home.
Both home sizes provide both pros and cons but, before you decide which size you prefer one should know the difference between the two mobile homes so that you are able to make the best decision you can when purchasing in the Sarasota Florida area.
A single wide mobile home, also known as a “single” is a singular section mobile home without an adjoining section from the factor. Generally speaking, these homes are going to be 12 feet wide and can vary in length from 30 feet to as long as 54 feet long. To calculate the square footage of the home a Buyer needs to multiply the length of the home by the width of the home to get a good idea of exactly how large the property is.
Most single wide mobile home will either be one or two bedroom and usually one full bathroom.
These homes will have a straight hall way that runs the majority of the home where off to one side will be the bathroom and additional bedroom. On one end of the home will be the master, or only, bedroom and on the other end the home will open up into the kitchen and living area.
A double wide mobile home, also known as simply a “double” is a multi section mobile home with the exact same side on either side of the home. These sides are then banded together in the middle of the home in order to create a doublewide mobile home. Generally speaking, doublewide mobile homes will be 24 feet wide and can range in length from 32 feet long to as long as 60 + feet. Much like the single wide, the double wide will be calculated the same way for square footage by multiplying the total width by the total length of the property.
Most doublewide mobile homes will have two or three bedrooms and one and a half to two full bathrooms.
Doublewide mobile homes usually have a more open floor plan with the hallway going to the bedrooms and bathrooms in the middle of the home. The kitchen is usually larger then a singlewide as is the living room, both of these rooms are usually on opposite sides of the home providing the property a much more spacious floor plan.
As one can quickly see, a doublewide is exactly what it sounds like in that it is double the size of a single wide mobile home providing more space and a more open floor plan.
With additional space does come additional costs that every Buyer should be conscious of.
In the state of Florida, when buying a double wide mobile home, one will have to pay for two titles and two registrations when registering the home where as with a single wide you the Buyer only pays for one. This expense will be twice the cost for the doublewide as compared to if the Buyer had a singlewide home.
Electricity will generally be more expensive in a doublewide mobile home as well since it is taking twice the power to operate the home as opposed to a single wide.
Lastly, some mobile home parks in the Sarasota Florida area will have higher lot rent for a doublewide mobile home as opposed to the lot rent associated with a single wide mobile home.
When looking to buy a mobile home throughout the Sarasota Florida area there are plenty of doublewide and single wide mobile homes to choose from, knowing the cost difference as well as the size difference is a good place to start when shopping for your new mobile home.!
This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.