Wouldn’t it be great if you had a beautiful vacation home right on the beachfront somewhere, so you and your family could visit whenever you liked? Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the money to do that. However, you can get the next best thing if you invest in a mobile home somewhere. They’re far more affordable and if you buy one in a great location, you can still have some amazing travel adventures with your family. You can also use it to earn a little extra money on the side by renting it out when you are not using it. If you think that buying a mobile home is the right choice for you, here are a few things you should know before buying one.
Location Is Key
Finding the perfect location for your new mobile home is vital, and there are a few things that you need to consider. Firstly, you need to find a place that you love to visit. That doesn’t mean somewhere that you went once and had a good time. It has to be somewhere that you would be happy to visit over and over again. Choose wisely because you don’t want to get bored after a few trips and then leave the mobile home unused.
You should also pick somewhere that is close enough that you can road trip there without too much preparation. The joy of owning your own mobile home is that you can take spontaneous weekend trips whenever you like.
Finally, you need to find somewhere to put the mobile home. There are plenty of mobile home parks across the country, just make sure that you do your research and find somewhere that isn’t too expensive and has good amenities.
Check The Condition Before Buying Used
If you are trying to save money, you may buy a second hand mobile home. That’s fine, but make sure that you check it out properly and see if any work needs to be done. Certain jobs, like installing drywall for mobile homes, are fairly easy to do yourself. Decorating and updating some of the furniture isn’t a problem either. But you don’t want to buy a mobile home that needs too much work because it will get expensive.
Don’t Forget About Transporting It
So many people get excited about the prospect of buying a mobile home and they find the perfect one. But then they sign on the dotted line and it’s only then that they remember that they need to transport it to the site where they want to leave it. You can make life easier for yourself, and save some money, if you find a retailer closer to your chosen site. Even then, you will still need to transport it some way, so make sure to factor those costs in when you are working out your finances.
Buying a mobile home is a great alternative to expensive vacation homes, and you will make some great family memories there. Just make sure that you remember this advice before you buy.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.