Marriage is a life-long commitment between two people. And in deciding to stay together for the rest of their lives, couples need to prepare for tons of work before they say their “I do’s.”
Couples spend a lot of time and effort on their wedding day. But aside from paying attention to details of the one-day grand event, they should also prepare themselves financially.
One of the considerations of couples is buying their first home together. Some decide to buy a house before tying the knot, while others opt to wait until they have enough savings after getting married. A study by Coldwell Banker showed more than a third of Americans buy their first home within two years of marriage.
But whatever the case, all lovebirds need a home to nourish their love and build a family.
Before purchasing a house, couples need to assess their capacity to buy a home and how committed are they in sticking with the most significant investment of their lives.
One of the things to consider is both of your credit scores—is it enough to secure a mortgage? Another is the amount of savings you have combined since a home purchase will require a down payment and payment of closing costs.
Once all that’s ironed out, it’s time to set your sights on your future love nest.
Choosing your dream home is a challenge in itself with the varying price tag, location, and amenities available in the market. And for couples that are just starting, it could be a daunting task.
There are several options available out there. Amid an ever-widening housing affordability gap, mobile home communities offer an affordable option for newlyweds and those about to tie the know.
Manufactured homes have been in the market for quite some time now, giving Americans the next best thing to homeownership with lower monthly payments as opposed to renting.
Here are some reasons why couples should choose living in a mobile home community.
A mobile home, or manufactured house, is one of the most affordable housing options for Americans. They cost 50 percent less per square foot to build versus stick-built houses. Mobile homes are prefabricated in a factory and are delivered to the site of the homeowner’s choice—whether it’s on their land or leased in a mobile home community.
Mobile homes are now different from what they used to be. Nowadays, mobile homes are customizable. They also provide a range of floor plans and add-ons such as garages, decks, porches, etc. They can also be built on lots big enough to have outside space.
Many communities offer various and exclusive amenities to give a sense of belonging among residents. These include swimming pools, playgrounds, social or activity clubs, and fitness amenities so residents can feel they are part of a community.
All manufactured houses are built according to Department of Housing & Urban Development regulations to ensure safety and right living conditions for homeowners. Every aspect of the home, such as heating and air conditioning, fire safety, plumbing, electrical systems, structural design, and construction, are made sure to follow standards. All of these make mobile homes comparable to site-built houses.
We at Storz Realty offer you several mobile home communities that are near public offerings such as restaurants, malls, and shops to suit your lifestyle. Give us a visit and choose to be part of our community.