When looing at buying a mobile home in Sarasota Florida one needs to be aware of all the different types of homes that are available for purchase.
Many times Buyers only think that single wide and doublewides are the only two types of mobile homes available for sale within the Sarasota Florida area but this is not so.
Often times single wide and double wide mobile homes are the main types of properties available in mobile home parks throughout the Gulf Coast but there is third segment of homes that are available that many times mobile home Buyers overlook.
This type of home is the park model mobile home.
Park models are usually seen in mobile home parks that have a RV component to them and not a regular traditional mobile home park.
Park model mobile homes look exactly like their counterparts, only, they are usually quite a bit smaller then single wide mobile homes and weigh a fraction of what single wide mobile homes weigh.
Park model mobile homes are usually one bedroom one bathroom homes, many times with an attached Florida room, full kitchen and sitting area. The bedrooms are almost always at the end of the home and the bathroom is located right next door to the bedroom in the hallway. Full kitchens are standard as is a larger sitting area in the front of the property.
Instead of having registration stickers on the front of the home like traditional mobile homes do, park model mobile homes have physical license plates instead that are placed in the front window of the home.
Many times park models are easier to be moved should the owner want to move their home from one location to another. With mobile homes it is a much bigger process with the need for special trucks, set up and tear down crews along with special permits to legally move the home throughout the state of Florida.
When moving a park model much of this is not needed which make it for an easier decision should the home need to be moved.
Much like mobile homes, park model pricing varies across the board from a brand new, top of the link model in the $70,000 + range to fixer uppers under $10,000. What we have seen at The Mobile Home Dealer is that due to the size of a park model mobile home, many times they are not deemed as desired by many owners and as such there are quite a few more deals to be had on a park model then on a traditional mobile home.
Although we usually do not see park models being present in traditional mobile home parks as they are more prevalent in the RV park arena park model mobile homes offer just as many features as single wide mobile homes do for less money.
When looking at purchasing your next mobile home we suggest you take a look at a park model mobile home as there are less people buying these units which could lead to you getting a better deal on one as oppose to a single or doublewide 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.