I found a place closer that I like only if I had the money

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
January 7, 2013 9:52pm CST
I found a mobile home closer, it's right outside the town I work most of my jobs in. It's newer module, but it's $68,000 then whatever it would cost for the fees (as it;s being sold by the owner). This park the fees is $380 but includes septic (most don't and would cost extra), water (again most place cost extra), and snow removal. Now to get a mortgage you need ot put 25% down which would be $17,000. http://www.remaxchay.com/viewhome.asp?HOMEID=N2465654&MLSArea=TREB_REM055
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@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
8 Jan 13
How nice. A treed area in a mobile home park, I hope this works out for you. Plus, snow removal as you need it where you live. :) I used to live in Canada and know what the snow is like there. A friend of mine lives in a mobile home park and behind her is a wooded area. The homes surround a small lake and so, it is like living on a resort - all year round. She just loves living there. The photos remind me of her home and surrounding trees around her property. Wishing you all the best.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Jan 13
Yes, it's an added bonus, and cheapier to live in a mobile home. I think I would love living in this environemnt, I would perfer to be away from the neighbours, and have nature right there as it does back onto the river. Plus, it's decent size, and the price isn't bad.
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@maezee (29522)
• United States
10 Jan 13
Wow! Who on earth would be able to put $17,000 down, though?! 25%... That seems incredibly ridiculous. Too bad, though, considering that's a pretty cheap price. But still, I can't get over how much they want down. Because that's realistic (not).
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
10 Jan 13
That's for this place, now imagine if you bought a house at $250,000 - $950,000 (that's what regular size houses cost) - now people wonder why I want to live in a trailer. They just past this law or rule, about a year ago so I need minimal $17,000 and I currently have $6,000 for my house fund, I don't want to touch my other savings.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
9 Jan 13
They look very nice but you have to find out how the location is during rainy season and typhoons. For me, this is very important.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
10 Jan 13
We dont get that type of weather here.
@Blondie2222 (19929)
• United States
8 Jan 13
It's a nice place and area but I wouldn't want to live in it. The rooms look to small and looks like it wouldn't be able to fit alot of people. But I guess for it just being you there it would be a perfect fit for you. Everything is always so expensive you almost have to be rich just to buy a house. Might as well rent or stay home long as you can.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
9 Jan 13
Renting would cost even more than buying this place. So that is out of the question, you only rent if you don't have the credit, or your on welfare. It would just be me and the animals, it would be big enough for me, and it has a small lot which doesn't need much work.
• United States
8 Jan 13
If you really like it and finance it, why not? As long as you are going to stay in one place for a while, a mobile home can work. You can easily spend that much in rent over the span of about five-to-six years. Hopefully, you can get into this or another place soon so that you have your own space and can do what you want. I think that you will find a lot of things to be much easier once you're in your own space.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
10 Jan 13
I don't plan on moving for awhile, I absolutley hate moving. They wont give me such a big loan, or mortgage with my unsteady jobs (my seasonal job), I need a steady full time job for 1 year before they will.
• Canada
8 Jan 13
That is a very nice mobile home. And the price is also decent especially since its near the river. For something like that here you would pay 4x that amount. Do you know if its electric furnace or oil? If oil it could get quite expensive especialy in winter
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
10 Jan 13
I am not sure most likely electric, as where it is located. But it's literally right on the bank, if you want to the side of the hill, and look down.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
8 Jan 13
the place sounds quite nice. if you cannot afford this one, i am sure there will be more around that are more priced to your budget, especially with people thinking about summer in a few months.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
10 Jan 13
There isn't much in this area, I found a few cheapier north, but then the cost of gas, and travelling would be just as much. This is more local to everything, such as my jobs, my activities, and shopping.
@BarBaraPrz (18497)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
8 Jan 13
I like this one. But in the discription, it says it's freehold, nothing about park fees.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
10 Jan 13
I know on the park site, they say park fees and all the others have park fees. So I assumed they would, I would have to contact them and ask.
• United States
8 Jan 13
That bedroom is way to tight for anyone to live in comfortable. then there seems to be a living room chair right off the kitchen so how big could the living area be? and where would all your animals live? this place costs too much to be that small.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Jan 13
Did you just say too expensive? How much do you think a place cost? This is cheap cheap cheap. How much do you think paying rent for a place costs? Buying a house?. Buying a 2 bedroom house is $250,000 - $450,000 if your lucky, and it's a dump. For a decent nice looking house it is $500,000 - $950,000 or more depending. I will be working majority of the time, to come home to sleep and for a few hours. There is 2 bedrooms, plus the living room for them. You need 25% down on a place anywhere, the cheapier the easier it is to get a loan or mortgage, anything more you wont be getting a place at all. Renting would cost the same a month as a mortgage on this place, and you get just as much, with nothing included. 1 bedroom bachelor apartment syou are $750 - $1,200 a month for nothing included, I think paying for a place is a better investment than throwing it away to renting, and then plus the bills here I have to pay heat, hydro nad land lease, once you figure it out with the mortgage it's cheapier. Plus, it backs on a river, and is away from irritating neighbours, in an apartment they are around you thumping and banging. I remember renting for 4 years, never never again will that happened, I wasted so much to listen to the neighbours tv, they talk you could hear everything.
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@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
10 Jan 13
Honestly, the only thing that I can say that I really like about that particular home is that I really like the lot that it sits on. Other than that, it seems like an awful lot of money to pay for something that is that small. You see, we bought our house for just a couple thousand dollars more than they are asking for this particular home and though our house does still need some work, it is a lot more spacious than that and we don't have to pay any kind of lot fees because we not only own the house, we also own the land that our home sits on.