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3 Amazing Mobile Homes for Retirees
When it comes time to downsize for retirement, many seniors are looking at mobile homes. Today’s new mobile homes costs tens of thousands less than tract homes and custom builds, and they meet strict safety standards. Factory direct mobile homes also come standard with many features considered upgrades by traditional builders. The Mobile Home Store offers a variety of sizes and designs, allowing retirees to choose a home that best fits their lifestyle and budget. Here are three amazing models currently available:
1. The Opal – These three-bedroom mobile homes measure 1,213 square feet, making it manageable enough for seniors but also roomy enough for visiting friends and family. It features a country porch with white columns and railings and a slate-blue exterior. Inside, vaulted ceilings and designer touches such as valances on the windows and brushed-chrome hardware add to the welcoming feel of these new mobile homes. There are two bathrooms in the Opal.
2. The Beaumont – At 886 square feet, these factory direct mobile homes from the Mobile Home Store have three bedrooms, two baths and a great room, plus a porch. In also has the vaulted ceilings and designer touches found in the Opal, just less room for those retirees who want plenty of functional space but not as much square footage.
3. The Rosemary – Perfect for a single retiree, this adorable one-bedroom cottage takes its design inspiration from the clapboard-style homes found predominately on the East coast. It measures just 383 square feet, but its dual-glazed, sliding-glass door in the living room and vaulted ceilings make it feel plenty roomy. Despite the size of these mobile homes, the kitchen features full-size GE appliances, including a double-door refrigerator, gas range and lighted hood range. The Rosemary has one bathroom.
Photos and floor plans for all the Mobile Home Store’s new mobile homes are available at TheMobileHomeStore.com. Homebuyers also can visit the manufacturer’s factory to get a behind-the-scenes look at the quality construction of the homes. All of its homes are built to federal Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards. For example, the foundation-ready Beaumont has a rolled-steel I-beam frame, a 30-lb roof load, solid-stud exterior sidewalls, Owens Corning roof shingles, and dual-pane metal windows, plus residential rocker switches and 100-AMP electric with copper wiring. Homebuyers can see these construction features in person during their tour of the factory.
After the tour, homebuyers can explore furnished models and learn more about available upgrades. One of their factories are located in Chandler, Arizona, with visiting hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. After-hours appointments are available by request.About the Author: Josh Cole covers the home-construction beat for several trade publications. He has followed the evolution of new mobile homes over the past few decades. He often tells seniors how to save money on the purchase of a new home. He finds that they get more house for their money with factory direct mobile homes than with tract or custom homes.