Would you be paying cash?
How many bedrooms do you want? Keep in mind that most if not all MH park/communities have a 2 person per bedroom limit.
What can you afford for a monthly rent/lease?
What you need to do at this point is google the MH communities in the areas you're interested in then take a day or so to drive through them and get a feel for whether they'd be a fit for you and your family.
There are some undesireable MH park/communities just as there are undesirable neighborhoods. Sometimes the MH park/communities are even located in undesirable neighborhoods making them all the more undesirable.
When you find one for sale that gives you warm fuzzies grab a brochure. But I would advise you to work with a RE professional who is experienced in MH's.
If you are military, I would try and get into military housing first. If not I would start reading up a bit about San Diego and its neighborhoods. The transit system is good here, your husband can take the trolley to the base from many areas in the city. Home/town house rents are lower in most the suburban areas, also in the south bay.
You reffered to having young children, I would try and find a neighborhood that you, your kids and husband would enjoy and feel safe in.
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Also do an internet for Mobile Homes in San Diego, you will find Realtors that can help you.
I hope you and your family enjoy living here as much as I do. John
If and when the time comes you want to see some homes I would love to represent you. Yes, you would have to pay a commission but that is not something you would have to pay in advance or out of your pocket. It would come out of the deal at closing.
If you don't want or can't afford to pay someone to help you find a suitable home then I would recommend that you look at homes on Craigslist or in the newspapers for "For Sale By Owner" listings. Good Luck.
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