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Old 12-30-2007, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Montverde, Florida
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I have decided that we move out of this cold overtaxed (i have researched and the pittsburgh area is FAR worse than florida tax wise, in fact a new 10% poured drink tax has everyone fired up) area that I have called home for years. I genuinely hate it here anymore.

I have several jobs in the fire, and they are all within a few miles of the seffner/brandon area. I am looking for a nice mobile community as thats all I will ever want to deal with. A house for a single dad and a son is way too much.

What are your views or suggestions on these areas? Any help is appreciated. Someone else suggested three lakes park as a great place. Anyone familiar with anything good?

Thanks, and looking forward to replies...

Shawn
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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Be careful about the mobiles. If you're young enough to have a young son, some parks will not let you in. (Most are 55 plus) If you decide upon a mobile home on some land - then, the insurance companies refuse to insure them. Being a native Floridian, I wouldn't even consider living in a mobile home. Not after what I witnessed in hurricane season, 2004. I've got photos and that area got hit hard several times.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:48 AM
 
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While I am not a big fan of mobilehomes due to hurricanes and tornadoes in Three Lakes mobile home park and others near there had little damage other than the fence blew down. Some lost carports or porches but most did OK. You might want to consider a townhouse although more expensive less hassle if there is a hurricane.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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I have decided that we move out of this cold overtaxed (i have researched and the pittsburgh area is FAR worse than florida tax wise, in fact a new 10% poured drink tax has everyone fired up) area that I have called home for years. I genuinely hate it here anymore.

I have several jobs in the fire, and they are all within a few miles of the seffner/brandon area. I am looking for a nice mobile community as thats all I will ever want to deal with. A house for a single dad and a son is way too much. Look at the bottom of this post for my opinion and advice on this...

What are your views or suggestions on these areas? I would move in the Brandon area-Seffner/Mango hardly has anything there, and it's kinda old and run down. The area isn't the greatest either. Brandon is nice with pretty decent schools/daycares. Plus you are close to everything you need-grocery stores, Walmart/Target/Super Target and the mall. Any help is appreciated. Someone else suggested three lakes park as a great place. Anyone familiar with anything good? I just don't suggest the mobile homes/parks around here, I haven't seen any nice, decent ones....

Thanks, and looking forward to replies...

Shawn

I live here in Brandon and used to live in Tampa about 3 mins. away from the Seffner/Mango area. I also work as an assistant manager in an apartment community, if this gives you a little more peace of mind on my advice. I would suggest you steer clear mobile homes in this area. They are generally old, run down, and the communities aren't the greatest. You might want to start off renting before you purchase.


Hope this helps!
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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http://mobilehome.net/

Just in case you're still interested in a mobile home, the link above should give you an idea of what's available.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Eastern time zone
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I am looking for a nice mobile community as thats all I will ever want to deal with. A house for a single dad and a son is way too much.

Shawn
Almost all the decent parks are 55+. There are parks which allow kids, but most are pretty scuzzy and transient. You'd be better far off looking for an apartment-- at least they don't tend to blow away, and most make at least half an effort to screen their tenants.
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