3572 Roche Ave Lot C is located in Vernon, Florida and is an address within Pleasant Ridge. Please see the map below for a visual representation of this address. We have also included information about this MHP such as legal name, owner name, phone number, number of units and you can also click on the blue button to see all addresses which are in this community.
Pleasant Ridge Mobile Home Park
|Project Number||Legal Name||Owner Name||Phone||First Name||Last Name||Owner Phone||Owner Phone|
|67-54-00039||Pleasant Ridge||Jerry & Mae Leisz||(850) 535-9672||(850) 260-2625||(850) 260-2625|
|Mobile Home Spaces||Migrant Spaces||Lodge Spaces||RV Spaces||Tent Spaces||Water Supply||Sewer Type|
|7||0||0||0||0||Community/Public Water System (off-site)|
With its warm climate, beautiful beaches, and lack of state income taxes, Florida is a great place to live. And a growing number of people moving to the Sunshine State are choosing to live in mobile home communities or buy manufactured homes for their land.
Figuring out how to buy a mobile home in Florida can be just as complex as buying a site-built one – maybe even more so. Let’s explore some of the biggest issues that come with buying a manufactured home, including Florida mobile home financing and taxes.
In many ways, buying a manufactured home in Florida is a lot like the process of buying a traditional home. You want to determine if you’re ready, start saving for a down payment, and investigate mobile home financing in Florida. Those steps, however, may look a little different when you’re purchasing a mobile home, so we put together five tips to help you dig into the specifics.
1. Determine what you’re buying
Yes, you’re buying a manufactured home, but you want to decide if you want to buy just the dwelling and rent a lot in a mobile home park or buy the land, too. Buying the land your home sits on may mean you see some return on your investment if the land appreciates. But lots in mobile home parks usually have utility hook-ups, so they can be more convenient.
The additional services and the bonus of living in a secure location can make the fee for renting worth it. However, ownership can mean lower costs in the long run and the ability to recuperate a significant part of your investment by selling the land for a higher price than when you bought it.
Making the choice between a mobile park community or buying your own land also gives you a better idea of your monthly costs. This is a key consideration when purchasing any home.
2. Investigate several communities
Some of the more common Florida mobile home communities are land-lease parks (i.e., you don’t own the land), land-owned subdivisions, and resident-owned communities. Within each of these, you may also find age-restricted or retirement communities. That’s a lot of options, so go to several and talk to the residents to get a sense of which fits you best.
You should note, too, that some municipalities in Florida restrict where you can place your mobile home. This usually means you end up in more rural areas outside of city limits.
3. Perform your due diligence
Before you buy a mobile home in Florida, check public records for any red flags. This might include:
4. Read up on Florida’s mobile home laws
When you want to buy a mobile home in Florida, you may also want to familiarize yourself with the Florida statutes that govern mobile home park tenancies, particularly the section on obligations for residents and park owners. For example, mobile home park owners have to:
Mobile homeowners have to:
Another important aspect of Florida laws governing manufactured homes is the information regarding mobile home installation and permits.
5. Buy mobile home insurance
One of the attractions of mobile homes is their affordability. But even if they’re less than traditional homes, manufactured homes are major investments that need to be protected. That's where mobile home insurance comes in. Policies can help you overcome a financial setback if your mobile home is damaged by covered perils.
For example, mobile home insurance offers open-peril coverage for your dwelling, which means damage is usually covered unless it was caused by one of the events specifically excluded in the policy. The most common losses, like those caused by fire, windstorm, theft, and vandalism, are typically covered.
How to finance a mobile home in Florida
While mobile homes cost less than traditional homes, you’ll probably still need to get financing. A mobile home is only considered real property if the owner also owns the land it sits on and the home is permanently attached to that land, according to Florida law. If your manufactured home doesn’t fit this description, then it’s more likely considered chattel, or moveable personal property.
You can finance a manufactured home that is chattel through a personal property loan, much like you finance a car. Typically, this requires about five percent down with your home as collateral that your lender can repossess if you fail to pay.
Another option is the Federal Housing Authority’s Title I program. These are usually 20-year fixed-rate loans that you can use to purchase a manufactured home, a lot, or both. The down payment is usually between 3.5 and 10 percent.
If your mobile home is considered real property, you may be able to get the following types of mortgages:
How are mobile homes taxed in Florida?
According to the Florida Department of Revenue, mobile homes are taxed in one of three ways:
If your home is taxed as real property, you may be eligible for the Florida homestead exemption.
Understand mobile home community rules
If you would like to live in a mobile home park, you want to read through all of the regulations, including bylaws if there’s a mobile homeowners’ association. These can give you a good understanding of what you’re getting into, especially the behaviors that may get you fined or possibly evicted.