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Old 04-26-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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I am researching various options for "home" ownership in LV and one interesting angle is to buy a plot of land and plop down a mobile or manufactured home.

Of course you can only do this on plots that are specifically designated for mobile homes but they are out there.

It seems like with this arrangement you get the benefit of a lower priced entry point (compared to actual houses) and get to live in something more akin to a standalone home without walls and other undesirable traits of condos and townhomes (and no HOA fees too?!)

Plus I imagine the property tax would be less as well.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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Two hurdles here:
  1. You have to live in a mobile home
  2. You have to live in a neighborhood that allows mobile homes
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:45 PM
 
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Two hurdles here:
  1. You have to live in a mobile home
  2. You have to live in a neighborhood that allows mobile homes
Yes, you can put those two down in the "negatives" category. But we all gotta live somewhere. And not all mobile home neighborhoods are bad.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:56 PM
 
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I have not looked at in a while but if I remember correctly the legislature past a law against discriminating against non stick built houses. So at least you can buy a half acre all over Clark County and plop down what you like. Gets trickier on smaller properties as you run into other restrictions and conditions.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:03 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I am researching various options for "home" ownership in LV and one interesting angle is to buy a plot of land and plop down a mobile or manufactured home.

Of course you can only do this on plots that are specifically designated for mobile homes but they are out there.

It seems like with this arrangement you get the benefit of a lower priced entry point (compared to actual houses) and get to live in something more akin to a standalone home without walls and other undesirable traits of condos and townhomes (and no HOA fees too?!)

Plus I imagine the property tax would be less as well.
We have 26 rural acres in Missouri and a very modest mobile. I love it. Wouldn't trade it for anything. There is nothing wrong with a mobile home.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I live in a double wide Manufactured home in kingman.
the neighborhood is, for the most part, GREAT, with 80% of the homes being owner occupant.....the remaining 20% are "Lowlifescum occupied".
I LOVE it.....BUT I am not afraid to let people know that their music is too loud or their lowlifescum dogs are running the street.....

Advantages.....Paid for in full....NICE neighborhood of well maintained homes with predominately older retirees....LOWWLOWW property taxes.....LOTS of room but nothing to entice kids or grandkids to mooch off of us
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:08 PM
 
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Yes, you can put those two down in the "negatives" category. But we all gotta live somewhere. And not all mobile home neighborhoods are bad.
Might be worth looking at modular homes instead? I only found one company here called Express Modular. None of the restrictions of a mobile home. Imagine compartmentalized construction. Superior insulation and quality control to conventionally built homes (compartments are constructed in a factory and assembled on site).

Plenty of YouTube videos of the modular home construction process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqP_giVcF9Y
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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Paid in full? Low property taxes? I like the sound of that. Sign me up.

I am seriously looking into this.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:09 PM
 
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Let me know how it works. As far as I know, purchasing land and even getting a modular home is more expensive than buying a house that's already built on a plot of land.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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what about a condo in a quite neighborhood? Gotta be cheaper than property taxes and mobile home depreciation and maintenance.
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