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Living in a mobile home vs apartment vs house
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Apartment. I don't have any maintenance costs and I don't have to mow the lawn or shovel the f*cking snow. Lmao
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I think it depends on your overall needs.
I've mostly lived in apartments or townhouses all my life (other than when I was younger, whereas I lived in multiple larger homes).
A friend of mine has a rather middle-of-the-road RV and found that he made a horrible mistake in purchasing that instead of a small home (the costs to park it somewhere outweigh that of the average mortgage of a home for him and his fiancé would have been - with the payments on the RV as well). Currently in a three bedroom townhouse and it's not too bad, in a dainty little neighborhood and all.
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Around here renting an apartment is about the same price as renting a trailer. But you usually rent-to-own trailers, and continue leasing the land it sits on. We have two trailer parks, one that is decent and full of elderly people and one that is exactly what springs to mind when you think, "trailer park". My grandparents lived in the nicer one and honestly, it seems like a great place to live. Houses are much more expensive to rent and harder to find.

Of course, renting is never a good deal for the tenant. You are just paying someone's mortgage when you could be investing in yourself if you owned property.

Forgot to answer the question for myself. Practically, I really don't care. I will quickly adapt to any environment. I grew up in squalor though, and I find it distasteful.
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meh, im looking at a 20ft toy hauler. 275 a month rent, with 200 sq ft. right now i pretty much live in just over a hundred. i own it, so i can take it with me. its the only way i can own my own home on my budget.
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Apartment = continuous rent, outdoor car parking, thin walls (domestic squabbles, crying infants, loud TV), lousy insulation if located at end instead of in between "cells", uncontrolled noise or vice versa noise ordinance, surrounding neighborhoods fluctuate with the economy, no trees, ease of entry if you're a thief as apartment windows and doors seldom withstand forced entry if reside at ground level, limited places to stash medicinal MJ should local constabulary appear with(out) a warrant.

Mobile home = thin walls, poor doors (easy to break in or open), lackluster amenities that fail too often and too soon, percentage of nearby neighbors being crazy, annoying, or uber-anal is extremely high, poor return on investment unless being operated as a county brothel, lot lease cost will fluctuate (never goes down unless neighborhood is condemned or bombed accidentally by Friday's missile), subject to wind shakes unless grounded well, favorite target of tornadoes, limited space available for contraband storage in event constabulary arrives with drug-sniffing hounds and warrant, replacement parts non-existent unless buyer bought 2 trailers same style and has 1 stored somewhere as parts source.

House = great investment as long as economy nationally and locally is booming, can be a nightmare to repair when appliances quit or latest thunderstorm drops hail the size of baseballs, parts are non-existent, moles, animals you own are not leashed and like to bite (applies to mobile home / apt also), utility rates seldom decline, replacement everythings are astronomical unless work is self-performed, property taxes never decline as school needs are insatiable and everyone living in apartments have 12 kids compared to your one who need to be schooled, termites, sewer & water lines to your house are your responsibility 20 years out when they fail. Fortunately, great neighbors, quieter, better construction, indoor place for vehicles, more space for collections.

My preference.....house

Best choice? House can be problematic if 1 is old, declining health....it's too much area to take care of adequately.
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OnePunchJoJo wrote:

Which one do you prefer to live in? A mobile home like a trailer or RV, an apartment, or a traditional house?

Bear in mind, the cost of living in a mobile home is significantly lower than an apartment or house. Gas money wouldn't be an issue considering you'd save AT LEAST 1k every month.


Just FYI, a trailer or RV is different from a mobile home. A mobile home is a manufactured home that can be lifted from it's pier and beam foundation and transported to another location.
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bemused_Bohemian wrote:

Apartment = continuous rent, outdoor car parking, thin walls (domestic squabbles, crying infants, loud TV), lousy insulation if located at end instead of in between "cells", uncontrolled noise or vice versa noise ordinance, surrounding neighborhoods fluctuate with the economy, no trees, ease of entry if you're a thief as apartment windows and doors seldom withstand forced entry if reside at ground level, limited places to stash medicinal MJ should local constabulary appear with(out) a warrant.

Mobile home = thin walls, poor doors (easy to break in or open), lackluster amenities that fail too often and too soon, percentage of nearby neighbors being crazy, annoying, or uber-anal is extremely high, poor return on investment unless being operated as a county brothel, lot lease cost will fluctuate (never goes down unless neighborhood is condemned or bombed accidentally by Friday's missile), subject to wind shakes unless grounded well, favorite target of tornadoes, limited space available for contraband storage in event constabulary arrives with drug-sniffing hounds and warrant, replacement parts non-existent unless buyer bought 2 trailers same style and has 1 stored somewhere as parts source.

House = great investment as long as economy nationally and locally is booming, can be a nightmare to repair when appliances quit or latest thunderstorm drops hail the size of baseballs, parts are non-existent, moles, animals you own are not leashed and like to bite (applies to mobile home / apt also), utility rates seldom decline, replacement everything are astronomical unless work is self-performed, property taxes never decline as school needs are insatiable and everyone living in apartments have 12 kids compared to your one who need to be schooled, termites, sewer & water lines to your house are your responsibility 20 years out when they fail. Fortunately, great neighbors, quieter, better construction, indoor place for vehicles, more space for collections.

My preference.....house

Best choice? House can be problematic if 1 is old, declining health....it's too much area to take care of adequately.


You forgot to mention that, if you live by yourself and buy a house, you can rent the other rooms out and accrue equity with little actual payment. This is a good option since it leaves you with extra money to repair and replace those appliances as needed.
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I'll keep my house thanks

I'm comfortable there

You couldn't tell by looking at it that it's worth nearly a million dollars because of the insane market here

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/12/silicon-valley-housing-market-is-looney-tunes-real-estate-broker-says.html
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I would like a house, but the buy-in costs are too high.
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bernardwheelerjr wrote:

Apartment. I don't have any maintenance costs and I don't have to mow the lawn or shovel the f*cking snow. Lmao


(Why has everyone ELSE been banned, lately?)
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