Great Reasons to Buy a Manufactured Home
Is the lease on your apartment about to expire? Is your current home no longer a comfortable size for you? Are you looking for ways to downsize and save money? No matter why you’re looking for a new place to live, manufactured homes are an excellent option worth looking into. Although manufactured homes are a great choice for anybody, there are some particularly great reasons why you might want to consider buying one.
You Want to Save Money
The idea of buying a home as a way to save money might seem a little counterintuitive, but it’s true: buying a manufactured home can help you save a lot of money. In many areas, the price of renting a house or apartment has skyrocketed to the point where monthly rent can cost about the same as a mortgage payment. In 2015, 88% of property managers had raised their rents within the past 12 months.
If you think owning a home of any kind is just not feasible for you, you haven’t seen the prices of manufactured homes. A manufactured home can be built for much less than it costs to build a regular site-built home. As a result, manufactured homes are much more attainable for everyone, including those on fixed or low incomes or who have damaged credit scores. You won’t have to spend nearly as much time saving up for that down payment and the monthly payments you make on your home can be much less expensive than renting a regular house or an apartment. Just think of all the things you could do with that extra money!
You’re Tired of Renting
There are many situations where renting a home can be better than owning, but renting simply isn’t ideal for everyone. There’s always the chance that rent could go up and unless you choose to renew your lease, you’re going to be looking for a new place to live when your lease runs out. You’ll also have to follow your landlord’s rules about things like pets and how you decorate. And to top it all off, you might not even have as much room as you’d like to have.
If you’ve been renting for a while, it only makes sense that you’d want to have a home that you can truly call your own. Especially if you know you’re going to stay in one location for a long time, it can be nice to have a permanent place to call home. Since manufactured homes are so affordable, being able to own a home has never been easier. Say goodbye to strict landlords and sky high rent and enjoy the freedom you crave! You’ll also have a lot more space to work with, too!
You Want More Privacy
Many people who have been long-time apartment renters can tell you a story or two about being stuck living next to a noisy neighbor. In many cases, neighbors might not even be doing anything that’s really unreasonable, but the walls are so thin that everything they do can seem awfully loud. You don’t want to feel like you’re eavesdropping on your neighbor’s every move and you don’t want your neighbors being able to hear everything you do.
It’s completely understandable that, after a while, you’d want to live someplace where you can have a little more privacy. By buying a manufactured home in a HomeFirst™ community, you’ll have plenty of space between you and your neighbors. No more shared walls and your ceiling won’t be your neighbor’s floor! You’ll be able to relax and enjoy your new home in peace and quiet.
You Really Want to Belong Somewhere
One of the best things about owning a home isn’t just having a place to live that’s completely your own, it’s also being able to feel like you really belong to a local community. Being able to know your neighbors and make friends with them can be a wonderful feeling. When you really like an area and plan on staying there for a long time, getting involved and becoming an active member of the community can be extremely rewarding. Unless you’re always renting in the same city, it can be hard to get that kind of feeling.
As a resident of one of our HomeFirst™ communities, you’ll have no problem finding ways to meet people around the community and make new friends. All of our communities have lots of fun community events like coffee and donut breakfasts, holiday parties, bingo nights, resident appreciation parties, and so much more. And with so many amenities like pools, fitness rooms, and playgrounds, it’s easy to meet people as you go about your everyday life. Want to find a way to get involved in the community? Just talk to your community manager!
Do any of these reasons sound familiar to you? Check out the manufactured homes for sale in our fabulous HomeFirst™ communities today! With so many different styles of homes for sale in incredible locations, you’re bound to find a place that’s perfect for you! Have any questions? Contact us! We’d be happy to help you out!