Retirement is supposed to be a time for leisure, relaxation, and best of all, freedom! Moving to a manufactured home community can give you all of this and more. In recent years, buying manufactured has increased in popularity among 55+ adults. Are you in on the senior living trend? If not, then here are 5 facts that might just change your mind and motivate you to pack those bags!
If you don’t love it or need it, then ditch it! A manufactured home will likely be a bit smaller. But, that’s okay, because that’s what you’re going for, right? A simpler life, with less clutter and more freedom! Moving is the perfect opportunity to get rid of unwanted or unused stuff that you’ve acquired over the years.
2. Social Opportunities
A 55+ manufactured home community can be just like living in any other active adult community. There are usually a variety of amenities and plenty of social activities to get involved with! You can expect features like swimming pools, clubhouses, and planned outings or game nights.
3. Lower Cost
Although any community living might come with entry fees or Home Owner’s Association fees, manufactured housing is generally more affordable! The average price of a brand new manufactured home is just under $130,000. And, a 55+ community may offer bundled or subsidized rates for other expenses such as utilities.
Much like other neighborhoods for independent living, it’s pretty common for a manufactured home community to be located close to just about everything you could need. You know, hospitals, shopping, and even dining and fun!
5. Low Maintenance
Yep! More freedom! First, you got rid of the clutter. Now, you get rid of household maintenance like yard work and repairs; because most communities offer all of that! Don’t want to shovel your driveway when it snows? HOA fees usually cover that too! Trimming trees and picking weeds? Not your job anymore!
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