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Mobile Homes Offer Style, Solid Construction, Safety and Deliver Savings

When I lived in a condo in Manhattan, one of the most surefire ways to get my neighbors to shudder in horror was to mention mobile homes. We all had this image of rusty, corrugated tin roofs, screen doors hanging open and an ancient pickup truck parked on a gravel driveway. We thought we were pretty smart. When the investment bank I worked for cut me loose, all of a sudden I had to rethink my priorities. A two million dollar loft condo is expensive to maintain, especially without a job. Two things happened that completely changed my world. I landed a job with a company in London that allowed me to work from my own home office. Then I stumbled across Themobilehomestore.com while surfing the web.

I was amazed at the photos I was seeing and when I began to look into it more closely, I realized just how wrong I had been all those years. The mobile home industry has come a long way and companies like The Mobile Home Store have completely changed the experience for homebuyers. I took advantage of their factory tour, where I was able to watch the trained professionals assemble a new home in perfectly climate controlled conditions. I read the HUD regulations that these prebuilt homes have to meet and was impressed by the safety and quality standards that that the manufacturers must adhere to.

But the big question was whether I would be able to find a unit that was attractive. After all, I've grown accustomed to a somewhat cosmopolitan lifestyle. I needn't have worried about that. I toured the onsite model home village and found numerous designs and floor plans that were appealing -not to mention bigger than my condo. I started mentally adding in luxury touches like a slate fireplace, corner spa tub, glass shower, cathedral ceilings and granite style counter tops, all of which were available. No longer tied to the city, I sold my condo, bought a lot on a lake in Michigan, and ordered a mobile home complete with a front porch and cedar log siding (for that rustic, vacation country look).

Thanks to having found The Mobile Home Store and toured their factory direct mobile homes, I'm living in a stylish, customized, energy efficient home of my own. I don't have to worry about condo rules, I have every luxury I can think of and the cost was a fraction of what I paid for that downtown loft.

About the Author Adam Rane is a former loft dweller who abandoned the big city for a lakeside view and one of the trendy new mobile homes that are popping up across the country. He's had his home upgraded with all the luxury features and a porch for enjoying the lake view. With factory direct mobile homes starting at the price of a parking space at his old condo, he's not only living in luxury, he was able to get rid of his mortgage too.

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