Rentals capture a huge chunk of the housing population in the United States. Whether its because people don't want to commit to the responsibility of owning a home, or they think it is all they can afford, the mobile home industry offers a viable alternative.
So Why Should You Consider Owning a Mobile Home Over Renting?
Reason #1: Equity
Every month in an apartment is another month that you are not investing in your future. What does that mean? Well, every time you write that monthly rent check to your landlord, money that could have been invested in something that YOU own, instead goes into your landlord's pocket. For example, let's say your rent is $750 a month. In one year you will have spent $9,000...and in five years $45,000! Yikes!
On the other hand, if you purchase a mobile home, you'll be building your own equity as the money every month is going towards your mortgage. That way if you ever decide you want to sell, you'll be the one that earns the money when it does. Or, if its your forever home, one day you will pay your mortgage off!
Reason #2: Privacy
Have you every woken up at 2 in the morning to your neighbors upstairs doing what sounds like the Cotton Eye Joe? (And don't worry- if you don't understand the reference just click here)
Sharing walls with neighbors can be a difficult experience, especially if they have screaming kids, loud arguments or work a different shift than you do. In a mobile home you can have security knowing that you can have as much privacy as you want. You have your very own spot, separate from your neighbors, where you can relax inside or outside, knowing that you don't have to worry about anyone else joining you, unless you invite them of course!
Reason #3: Parking
Just imagine this: you went to the grocery store to stock up for the week, after a snow and ice storm in the middle of winter in Ohio, and the closest parking spot was across the lot....enough said.
With a mobile home you have your own parking spot right next to your door. You can even add a carport, or garage to make it even more comfortable!
Reason #4: Personal Touch
Most apartment complexes have rules as far as decorating is concerned: no holes in the walls, no painting unless you revert back to the original color before moving. When the mobile home is yours, you can add your own personal touch and flair to the interior of your home and really make it your own!
Reason #5: Community
Mobile home communities offer just that: a sense of community. We encourage residents to look out for one another, and to communicate with us on events or changes they would like to see happen to help the community grow. For example we offer a book mobile every other week where the Geauga County Public Library stops by to offer rentals of books and movies to residents. We also offer community events in our clubhouse and pavilion.
So if you're looking for an affordable place to live that could be yours, get in touch with us. Take advantage of a mobile home community and discover the options available to you today.