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    5 Reasons Why It Is Beneficial To Be Living in A Manufactured Home During Uncertain Economic Times

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    5 Reasons Why It Is Beneficial To Be Living in A Manufactured Home During Uncertain Economic Times

    Justin Becker

    Updated: May 5, 2020

    When it comes to housing options, there are many choices available. However, when it comes to the economy, it can be scary to purchase a house. If something were to happen at your job, you might not be able to make a mortgage payment and the next thing you know, you are stuck without a place to live. Of course, this can happen when you are renting a place to live as well. You have to be able to keep up on your rental payments in order to keep a roof over your head. 

    Apartment complexes are great and tend to offer a lot of amenities such as pools, workout rooms, game rooms, and more. However, when you live in an apartment complex you are going to be sharing walls and possibly ceilings with others. Most apartments are quiet and offer a great place to live. 

    One housing option that is not often considered is to buy a mobile home. Mobile homes are cheaper than a regular brick and mortar home. Additionally, renting a lot for your manufactured home is relatively cheap. This is one of the reasons that many people are moving to mobile home communities. Mobile homes have come a long way in recent years and the mobile home communities are great places to live and raise a family. 

    Why Choosing a Manufactured Home Community was a Good Choice

    If you are currently living in a manufactured home community, you may not fully understand all of the benefits that you have. This is especially true during these difficult times. With everything that is going on in the world as a result of COVID-19, living in a mobile home community is a good place to be. Not only do you have your own personal space and yard that you can utilize, during these uncertain economic times, but a manufactured home has a lot of benefits. Here are some of the reasons that you should continue to stay in your mobile home community for the time being. 


    When you compare the cost of purchasing a stick built home, the cost of a manufactured home is far less. Currently, the economy in the United States is at a stand still. This is not the time to purchase a new home or even look for a new place to rent. You might be able to find an apartment complex to live in, but you will be giving up space and likely paying more to move. The best option right now is to stay in your current community.

    Additionally, your manufactured home will provide you with more freedom in the future. When the economy gets back on track, you will have been able to save money during these times. That extra money can go towards traveling or other bucket list items that you might have. If you choose to move from your mobile home community, there is a good chance that you will not be able to afford these things anytime soon. 

    In addition to the money that you are saving in rental or mortgage costs, another added benefit that you have when you choose to live in a manufactured home community is that you will not have to pay property taxes. You will simply pay your lot fees and the people who own the property will have to pay the taxes on it. 


    The coronavirus has led us into unchartered waters. Those living in apartment complexes are struggling with how to stay safe and avoid contact with their neighbors. Living in a manufactured home right now is more beneficial for your safety. You have your own parking space that is not near anyone else, which means that you do not have to worry about coming into contact with your neighbors when you are just trying to unload groceries.

    In addition, you have a lot more outdoor space that you can enjoy. Being outside during these times is important as it helps to boost your mood. Living in a manufactured home community means that you can plant your own garden or simply let your kids outside to enjoy some fresh air. This is all important during these unprecedented times. 

    Of course it is still important to make sure that you are maintaining social distance while you are out. Taking the proper steps to stay safe and avoid getting COVID-19 is essential. 

    Pet Care

    If you have any furry friends that are living with you, a manufactured home is a great benefit. You can give your furry friend the space that they need as a mobile home provides more space than most apartments. Additionally, you can take your dog for a walk in the community fairly safely. Of course, it is important to make sure that you are practicing good social distancing skills while you are out walking your pet in the neighborhood. Avoid coming into contact with your neighbors and if there are others out at the same time as you, cross to the other side of the street to avoid them. Taking these simple precautions can help prevent the spread of the virus, keeping you and your loved ones a little safer during this time. 


    Many people look to apartment complexes because of the many amenities that are often found in these spaces. However, as you already know, there are many mobile home communities that offer some great amenities as well. From pools to basketball courts, and even workout spaces, manufactured home communities really have a lot to offer. Perhaps the best part about living in a manufactured home community is that you can get all of these extras along with the benefit of having your own unique space to call home. 


    There is a lot of beauty in your community. When you are living in a manufactured home community, you will have neighbors that care about the area as much as you do. This means that you will have a shared interest in keeping your community safe and clean while you are living there. It is common for neighborhoods to have events throughout the year. These events are a great way to learn more about the people that you are living near. Of course, because of COVID-19, many of these events might be cancelled in the coming months. However, there are other ways that you can safely socialize with the people in your neighborhood. 

    Along with that sense of community comes a sense of responsibility. If you know some of the people in your neighborhood, offer to do their shopping for them. This is especially important for the people that you might know who are at a higher risk for this disease. Helping out your neighbors during this time is important as many people simply cannot risk getting out to get the things that they need. If you are able, ask around to see who these people are and what you can do to help them during these times. 


    No one really knows where the economy is currently heading. It could be a year or more before it bounces back to where it once was. Living in a manufactured home community at this time is very beneficial as you will have a good space to live in that is affordable for the time being. Staying in your current mobile home community is a good decision at this time.

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    About The Author

    Justin Becker

    Justin Becker is a property owner in the state of Michigan and has a passion for managing communities. He owns both apartment complexes and mobile home communities and has been writing his own blogs for his properties for several years.