Buying a conventional home comes with many hidden and/or unexpected costs that can make the prospect of owning your own home cost-prohibitive. Rather than settling for the renter’s life or downsizing your dream home until it’s no longer recognizable, consider a more affordable option—a modular home from Fiesta Homes.
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Owning a home is an exciting and significant milestone in your life, and purchasing a modular home allows you to reach this milestone at a lower cost. But once you’ve decided to invest in a modular home, you face a big decision—where to put it. You may either add your modular home to a mobile home community or buy your own land. Finding the best place for your new home is easier when you know what to expect with each option.
Moving into A Mobile Home Park
Moving into a mobile home park is similar to moving into an apartment or condominium complex. You can expect:
Monthly expense: One of the primary fees you will pay to move into a mobile home community is lot rent. Like rent paid for an apartment, lot rent is usually due on a monthly basis and you do not accrue equity in the property.
Rules: Many mobile home communities have a Home Owners Association that establishes rules and guidelines. These rules are different for every community but may govern things like yard upkeep, pet restrictions, quiet hours and visitor policies.
Purchasing Your Land
If community living seems to restrictive, then you may opt to purchase your own land. With real estate ownership, you can expect:
Monthly expense: Unless you can pay for land outright, you will likely have a monthly mortgage payment on the land. Unlike lot rent, your equity builds as you pay off your real estate loan (which may also include closing costs, taxes and other fees associated with purchase).
Laws: Whereas moving into a park means you already have permission from the state, city or county zoning department to place your home on the land, purchasing your land requires you get permission from the zoning authority. Home size, upkeep and other factors may affect what properties zoning authorities may permit you to put your modular home.
If you are new to home ownership, the experienced team at Fiesta Mobile Homes can help. We have resources that can help you understand your options for modular home location and find the one that best meets your needs.
Modular homes are built in a factory, then disassembled and put back together on the build site. This process allows manufacturers to control quality of the modular building much more closely, and it is often faster and less expensive than traditional building methods. Since modular construction often uses recycled materials, it is considered a green construction method. These reasons have spurred a renewed interest in modular homes and is widening the spectrum of buildings now using manufactured components.
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Many people in the market for a new home only think of conventional homes. But when you want to make that home distinctly yours, there’s a lot of additional costs associated with custom-building or renovating and existing home.
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There are a lot of ways to make your modular home feel like your home. Fiesta Homes has a number of customization options so that your living space is tailored to your needs and preferences immediately upon move-in. But decorating can further reflect the uniqueness of you and your family. Here are our three favorite home decorating tips. Continue reading
Fiesta Homes brings you modular homes from top-quality manufacturers. Because we’ve been in the modular home industry for nearly two decades, we often take for granted people know what we mean when we say “modular.” But new homebuyers or homebuyers who have previously only looked at conventional houses may not know. So, here’s what modular means and what it means for you…
What It Means to be Modular in Design
Products that are modular in design are fabricated using pieces—modules or skids—that are manufactured separately and (re) assembled into the final product in a different location.
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With the academic year at an end and people getting “spring fever,” many apartment leases come due and people think about moving. But this spring could be more than simply a change from one multi-family housing complex to another. Why not consider owning your own home? Modular homes are affordable and offer a great value because of their superior construction, and Fiesta Homes can help you find the model that fits your lifestyle, family and budget. Continue reading
If you live in New Mexico, you already know how beautiful it is. New Mexico features mountain ranges and high desert, white sandy dunes and land forms not found anywhere else on the planet. The beauty of New Mexico is one reason to live here, and the climate is one reason to live in a modular home. Continue reading
Springtime is, no doubt, the busiest time in the calendar of real estate industry. Even though modular home-hunting is a little different than shopping for conventional homes, spring is still a great time to look for a new modular home. Consider this: Continue reading
Buying a new home is exhilarating, but it can be nerve-racking, too. Unlike conventional homes, the modular home buying process is often more similar to the car buying process. Just as you prepare yourself before you head to the lot, you should do the same before heading to a modular home seller. Here’s how: Continue reading