Finding a new home and community is both exciting and nerve-wracking, especially when considering Mobile Home communities. In real estate, there is often no unit more affordable than a Mobile Home.
Unfortunately, not every community is located in a desirable area or has tenants who take pride in their homes. Therefore, when searching for your new home, consider the following six guidelines.
- Consider What You Want
Before you even start your search, you need to consider what you want and need out of your new Mobile Home and community. Do you need a walkable neighborhood with a park? Does your new home need to be close to a specific school district?
Once you figure out your needs and wants, consider costs and locations to help narrow down your search even more.
- Research the Crime Rate
Next, research the crime rate of your narrowed down list of prospects. Everyone wants to feel safe in their home and community, but not every community goes the extra mile to ensure the security of their tenants.
Look for neighborhoods with adequate lighting and other protections to ensure the safety of you and your family.
- Know the Schools
If you have school-age children, then you should research the schools in the areas surrounding your future home. You will want to find a house close to a good school district. Also, if you or your older child attend college courses, it may be beneficial to locate a community and home close to the school.
- Review the Neighborhood
Next, review the neighborhood. Take a drive through the community, paying close attention to the roadways, sidewalks and community property. Are the roads and sidewalks well-maintained? Are community buildings and amenities in good shape? If there are gates, are they pristine or rusted and missing pieces?
A community that takes pride in its appearance shows they care and most likely will in other areas as well.
- Consider Pride of Ownership
If the communal areas pass muster, then look at the Mobile Homes in the area. Are yards and homes well cared for? Does it seem that there is a pride of ownership? Remember, these people may be your neighbors.
You want to live next door to people who care for their property.
- Understand the Amenities
Last, when considering a community and rental costs, think about the amenities you will have access to as an owner. Sometimes, amenities may make a higher rent or less square footage worth it. For example, would you rather live in a 1,200 square foot mobile home with no amenities or a 900 to 1,000 square foot mobile home with access to a gym, community garden or rental areas for gatherings?
Picking a Mobile Home community is like choosing any other neighborhood. You need to weigh your wants and needs against available options.
Take A Tour of Parrish Manor Community in Garner
If a wide range of amenities, sense of community and beautiful newly remodeled Mobile Homes sounds good to you, Contact Parrish Manor online or call (919) 661-1234 to discuss available opportunities, or to schedule a tour today!