Manufactured Home in a Community Vs. Manufactured Home on Private Land
If you’re looking to live in a manufactured home, there are a few ways you can go about it. You can buy a new home and have it placed in a manufactured housing community, buy an existing home in a manufactured housing community, buy a home and have it placed on a lot of land you own, or buy a manufactured home already set on a lot of land where you’re buying both the land and the home.
Although it might sound nice to be able to own both your home and the land it sits on, living in a community has a lot of benefits!
One of the biggest advantages to having a home in a manufactured housing community is that you’ll save money on taxes. Since you own your home, but not the land it sits on, you’re not responsible for paying property taxes; the owner of the community handles that for you. So not only do you save money by having such an affordable home, you save even more money by not having property taxes to worry about.
When you own the land your home sits on, you’re responsible for maintaining the entire property. Depending on the size of the plot of land your home is on, that can be a pretty daunting task. You’re responsible for mowing the grass, making sure trees are healthy and trimmed, clearing paths in the snow, and taking care of your garden if you have one. Even if you like working in the yard, it can be a lot to deal with. But when you live in a manufactured housing community, you have less land to worry about maintaining. If you like working in the yard, you’ll enjoy having some space to work with outdoors, but not so much that it’s overwhelming to handle.
Unless you happen to find a plot of land that already has a swimming pool or basketball court already set up on it, you’re going to have to pay for those sorts of things on your own pocket. But if you were to live in a manufactured home in one of our HomeFirst™ community, you’ll be able to take advantage of features like swimming pools, 24-hour fitness centers, athletic courts, playgrounds, and more for no additional charge!
Interested in living in a manufactured housing community? HomeFirst™ has homes available to rent or own in several communities located in some of Michigan’s best locations. We have communities either in or very close to cities like Jackson, Holly, Lansing, and more! See anything you like or have any questions? Contact us! We’d be happy to answer your questions or arrange for you to come out and take a look at a home!