By Steve Oubre

Posted January 10, 2020.

We want to thank our valued customers for record sales in November and December of 2019 with Manufactured homes, Graceland buildings and Eagle carports. We could not do it without you.

With your continued support and referral business we are looking forward to a great 2020. We want to wish you the very best for the New Year.

I believe that our customers deserve the best when it comes to buying a new home or building and they want the greatest value for their money, along with service during and after the sale. Knowing, that manufactured housing is a Great Value.

Manufactured housing sales are increasing and doing more to solve the housing shortage than any other method. As time passes and manufactured homes building techniques increase its efficiency and conventional housing prices continue to climb, rules created by many communities will ease and make the building and maintenance of manufactured housing a lot easier.

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TOP 5 REASONS PEOPLE LIVE IN A MOBILE HOME PARK

Perhaps you have contemplated the purchase of a new modern manufactured home and are not sure if you should place the home in a manufactured home community (also known as a “mobile home” park) or buy your land.

Before presenting the reasons why people choose to live and stay in a mobile home park, we will offer up some statistics and information that might guide your decision to purchase a modern new manufactured home from Racin Homes and place that home in a community.

Some Interesting Facts we want to Share – Manufactured Homes by The Numbers:
1. 22 million Americans live in manufactured homes.
2. 15% of the housing stock in rural areas, 8% of the housing stock in metropolitan areas.
3. 112 U.S. counties-predominantly in southern and western states-where one-third of all homes are manufactured homes.
4. 25-30% historically, the percent of manufactured homes that have been placed in manufactured home-land | lease communities.
5. 35,000 to 40,000 approximate number of manufactured home-land-lease communities in the continental U.S.
6. 4.2 million homes located in manufactured home-land-lease communities.

So, going forward these are what we consider are the top reasons to place your home in a Manufactured Home Community:

1.AFFORDABILITY
Entry level home buyers appreciate the ability to purchase a home that is at least equal and often superior in every respect as a comparable custom site built home at a cost up to 50% less, not including land. Payments on a manufactured home plus park space rent will be considerably less than that of a home mortgage payment. If financed, the initial investment (down payment) will be one-half less. Site preparation such as grading, utility connections including water, electric, gas, sewer or septic is usually provided by mobile home park management.

2. PRIVACY
Oftentimes, those who live in mobile home parks prioritize privacy, as opposed to an apartment or condo complex where privacy is not an option. The manufactured home on a plot of land does not share walls, ceilings or floors with any other residential structures.

3.COMMUNITY
Typically mobile home communities are either family parks or age restricted parks, with a sense of community similar to a small village, often with a community club house or recreation center, a children’s playground, laundry facilities, etc; neighbors protective of other neighbors contributing to a safe environment to live and raise a family and/or sense of security for an aging resident.

4. LOWER UTILITY, MAINTENANCE COSTS AND TAX SAVINGS
Affordable utility costs are a significant reason that attracts people to mobile home parks. Typically, a newer manufactured home will be more energy efficient than a pre-owned site built home and may be smaller resulting in additional utility savings. Repairs for mobile homes are usually easier to access than other types of housing. For many people, the ability to access and make repairs on their own would be an additional saving.

5. PRIDE OF HOMEOWNERSHIP
“Even the Smallest Space one can call theirs offer pride not only to its inhabitants but to their neighbors also” – Tony Sosa. Home ownership is integral to the American Dream. Owning a home gives people a sense of initiative, self-esteem and pride. Today’s modern manufactured home is “everything a home should be,” whether sited within a mobile home park/manufactured home community or upon private property.

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With the increase uses of mobile devices home buying and selling has changed. Now your home search begins online. This is good, but at the same time it is very difficult the differentiate between legitimate offers and fraudulent sites.

That’s why we at Racin Homes want to partner with you in the search of your new manufactured home as we have been in the business for over twenty years. This experience allows us to guide you and help you prepare a realistic budget to take into account every expenses related to your New Home purchase such as Land to Place Your Home, Base Home Price, Customizations/Upgrades, Site Preparations, Foundation System if needed, Home Installation/Setup, Air Conditioning, Transportation, and Permits.

Please Contact Us for any of your Living Solutions.