There are some wonderful mobile home parks with terrific activities and amenities.
Whether you buy and mobile home or condo, the monthly maintenance fee and what is included is a huge re sale factor. It does not matter if it is a mobile home or condo, has the same impact.
Also, the view in both situations is critical. You can change the interior but, the view is the view.
Lastly, fall back to Real Estate 101, location, location, location.
Brock Realty Inc.
Many of the parks are for over age 55 and are so-called Mobile Home Retirement Communities. A manufactured home is called a mobile home when it is built before June 1976. After that date, it is called a manufactured home. Many communities have a mixture of ages.
Why would you want to live in a mobile home park? Most people that choose this style of living enjoy the convenience and the low maintenance around the exterior of the property. No more grass cutting, which is a plus at retirement age. It is an efficient and economical way to live comfortably while staying active. Mobile homes are easy to take care of and provide a comfortable living space. Some have small sun rooms and patios. Another major attraction are group activities at the park's clubhouse such as social events, card games, bingo, pool, dances, shopping trips, and more. Some of the parks also offer golf, tennis, a swimming pool, golf trails, and bike trails.
Mobile homes come in a variety of sizes and styles. You can get a 2 bedroom or even a 4 bedroom. Many of the newer homes have the same amenities as a single family home such as ceramic tiled floors, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and large great rooms for entertaining. There is something for everyone. If you are interested in mobile home parks in this area, contact me at email@example.com. I would be happy to send you some information or show you some homes.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
For resale value, the condo would be the way to go. Mobile homes are a great option for retirement living but they won't hold their value like a condo does. Also, always a concern in tropical storms and hurricanes. If you're only interested in retiring into it forever, then go for it.
Teresa M. Fellows
ERA Waterside Realty
If this fits your needs and you like it; go for it.
Just keep your eyes wide open; get info about the Park and your neighbors.
Think about where you'll be in 5-10 years.
Think about what you'll leave your kids.
Good luck and may God bless