We hear it all the time at The Mobile Home Dealer, “where are all the good Sarasota Florida mobile home rentals?”
Sarasota Florida has been quickly rising on the desirable list of places to live over the recent years.
This is no surprise to all of us locals who have called this beautiful city home for years on end.
With no state income taxes, great weather all year round and some of the best beaches in the country within a stones throw it is a no brainer why so many people love calling this area of the country home!
Although real estate prices continue to rise without an end in near sight we do have several apartment complexes that are continuing to be built in order to meet the demand of new Floridians moving to the Sarasota area. This rise in new construction still does not appear to be keeping up with the need for housing.
Here in lies the need for more affordable housing.
Enter the world of mobile homes!
Mobile home parks are plentiful throughout the Sarasota and surrounding areas with over 400 mobile home parks in Sarasota County alone!
Many new Floridians are looking for a place to stay for a shorter period of time before they look at purchasing their final home and setting up roots in the Sunshine State.
Many of these folks see the mobile home parks and like the idea that they can live in their own home with parking that is right next to their front door, a small yard and the amenities that many of the local mobile home parks are known for all of which are at a fingers length for them home.
So, then, with all of these mobile home parks, why is it becoming harder and harder to find mobile homes that are for rent?
The reason for this is that many Sarasota Florida mobile home parks require each home to be owner occupied. What this means is that whomever is on the title needs to be the one or one of the people who reside in the full time.
The reason why many parks require this is to prevent a mobile home park from becoming transient in nature with nightly or weekly rentals.
The parks that do allow rentals will usually require a set amount of time per renter, most commonly that of four to six months.
The parks that allow this will require the renter to become park approved just like all of the residents who reside in the park are.
Reason for the renter needing to be approved is so that all of the folks who are living in the mobile home park for any length of time are all held to the same standards when moving into the mobile home park.
Although there are several mobile home parks within the Sarasota area that do offer rentals more and more of these parks are now requiring the renter to rent the home for a certain period of time.
When looking at renting a mobile home within the Sarasota Florida area we highly stress for you to always be on the look out for how long the park will require you to rent so that if you are looking for a shorter term rental you are not setting yourself up for a longer unintended stay!
This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.