Are you looking to move to Sarasota, Florida permanently?
Ever thought about buying a second home or a home you can retreat to when the winters up North become unbearable?
Am I speaking to you there?
I thought so!
As I too, am originally from the Midwest, and over time grew extremely tired of the freezing cold winters and gray skies that seemed to linger for months on end!
Let me tell you, from personal experience, palm trees and ocean breeze never gets old!
After personally living in the Sarasota area for several years now, I feel there is no better place along the Gulf Coast of Florida that offers this much bang for your buck when it comes to affordable housing.
When looking at living in the Sarasota area, I would suggest you take a look at the affordability of living in a mobile home. Mobile home parks are all over the Gulf Coast of Florida, with over a hundred parks being located right here in Sarasota.
The parks here in Sarasota range quite a bit from traditional mobile home communities, where you buy the home and rent the land to resident-owned parks, where you own both the home and the land that it sits on. There are also several different types of age qualified parks, as well as family parks in the area to choose from.
One of the reasons why so many people decide to make a mobile home their place of residency is the affordability of these homes. Prices on mobile homes can vary quite a bit from a few thousand dollar fixer uppers to well over six figures for the latest models with all the bells and whistles the industry currently has to offer. One, two and three bedroom single wide, and double-wide mobile homes, are available all over the area at very affordable pricing. Operating costs in a mobile home are very reasonable, but the electric usually running under a hundred dollars a month.
Many parks provide other basic utilities within the monthly lot rent payment. These utilities are water, sewer, lawn maintenance, garbage pickup, as well as the cost of the upkeep of all public areas the park has to offer. Lot rent can vary quite a bit in Sarasota from the low end of about $500 to well over a thousand dollars a month.
The main reason why lot rent varies so much in Sarasota is due to the location and the amenities that park offers its residents.
If the park is located down the street from the Gulf of Mexico, expect to pay more. If the park offers a gated entrance with 24-hour security and resort style living, you will be paying extra for those amenities.
The great part of all of this is that the location and the amenities these parks offer come at a fraction of the price compared to if you were renting an apartment or buying a single family home in the area.
This is one of the main reasons why a mobile home is such a popular choice for those who want to call Sarasota Florida home, either full time or just for the winter.
Whatever your budget is, or what your interests are, I believe Sarasota has a mobile home that will suit all of your needs.
This is Mark Kaiser with the Mobile Home Dealer, and we help mobile home buyers and sellers get to a better place in life.