Mobile Homes - Tips in Considering a Park for Residence
Posted: Nov 14, 2013
Author: 1st Choice Home Centers
A park for mobile homes can be a great place to call home, despite whatever negative stereotypes pervade our culture. The fact is, there are a great many mobile home parks that are terrific places to live, where owners take pride in their mobile homes and the surrounding real-estate holds high value. The following are some tips to help you make the right choice when considering which park to live in.
Look for signs of good general upkeep. New additions to the mobile homes in the park are a great sign that people are proud of their residence and are comfortable enough to make improvements; this can show they are happy enough to plan on staying for a while, and the park isn't simply a temporary stop for the residents. Porches, gardens, fences, etc. are all examples of very positive signs to keep an eye out for.
Look into particular rules that the park has in place. For example, know whether a park allows you to keep your mobile home there and rent it to someone else, should you choose to move. Make sure you inquire as to the fees; by how much they may be raised, and how often, is something you will want to know definitely. Are pets allowed? Can you make additions to your mobile home or lot, and are there restrictions on decorations? Rules are generally a good sign that the park is well-managed and attention is paid to it, but they can also be cumbersome and even intrusive. Making sure you know the details beforehand is essential.
Check around about the reputation of the park, as well. Try to find out not only what the residents think about their homes, but what the community around thinks about the neighborhood. Also, find out about the value of surrounding real-estate; bad trailer parks can bring down the value of an entire area. If the value of property inexplicably goes up the further from the park it is, try to find out if there is a connection.
Often, companies selling mobile homes can help greatly in finding land on which to place the home. If you are having trouble either finding a park or deciding if that's even the right option for you, remember there are always other possibilities. Sometimes buying a parcel of land along with the mobile home is more affordable and attainable than one may at first believe; buying them together even can help in loan approval and lowering of monthly payments!
For quality mobile homes in Statesville NC, contact us at 1st Choice Home Centers. We have homes for sale throughout North and South Carolina that will fit into any budget. Give us a call today!