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Manufactured Home Communities: An Affordable Choice

OKEMOS, MI--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2013) -  Looking for the perfect neighborhood to call home? A Michigan Manufactured Housing Association manufactured home community member has the home for you. They provide homeowners with affordable housing without the costly expenses of purchasing and maintaining a home on private property.

When a manufactured home is placed in a community, the homeowner owns the home and leases the site where the home is located. The monthly site payment contributes to community amenities as well as services like paved streets, garbage pick-up and snow removal. Manufactured home communities are a great option for people who enjoy caring for a smaller yard and like the security of having neighbors close by. Many have on-site community managers and maintenance workers for your needs.

In a recent survey by JLT Associates, the average Michigan homesite rent in a community is $372 dollars per month. Manufactured home sizes can range from 900 square feet to over 2,000 square feet. When comparing home sizes to an apartment size and rent, it is clear that communities are an affordable choice. Residents of manufactured home communities enjoy amenities such as indoor/outdoor swimming pools, community clubhouses, playgrounds, ball fields, walking/biking trails, RV storage, bus access to local schools and more! Most offer planned community-wide events such as potluck dinners and garage sales which bring neighbors together. These features and activities vary by community.

Manufactured home communities can be found near big cities and in rural areas. They are conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, entertainment and cultural facilities, and hospitals. Some are devoted to those 55 years and older. These communities cater to the needs of active seniors, providing amenities and planned activities geared toward their generation, neighbors who have common interests and a quiet atmosphere. 

To find the manufactured home community that's right for you and your family, visit the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association's website www.michhome.org. Search by location or select from the list of amenities offered.

For more information about manufactured housing, visit www.michhome.org, call 800.551.1315 or contact the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association, 2222 Association Drive, Okemos, MI 48864-5978; 517.349.3300.