Pros and cons of manufactured homes vs condos

Posted on September 8, 2022 by Brooke Jones

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From houses and apartments to townhomes and condos, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to properties for potential homeowners. But many people buying property overlook an amazing path to ownership on their home-buying journey ­ — manufactured homes. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of owning an affordable manufactured home, here are some of the advantages that manufactured homes have over condos and other alternatives.


Let’s start with what many consider to be the greatest benefit of manufactured home ownership. It’s one of the most affordable ways to become a homeowner. Say goodbye to the burden of property taxes! You aren’t required to pay them on your manufactured home. Plus, you no longer have the responsibility or cost of maintaining land and even utilities in some cases. The land rental fees you pay in a manufactured home community often cover utilities such as sewer, water and garbage pickup. With less to keep up with, you’re bound to see your costs go down when you own a manufactured home.

Land and space

In a manufactured home, you no longer have to worry about sharing a wall with your noisy neighbor. Most homes sit in the middle of a nice yard with plenty of space, which means no more nosy neighbors and more room for you to enjoy being outside at any time. This outdoor space isn’t shared like it might be in a condo or apartment, so you don’t have to worry about making a reservation in advance to entertain guests outdoors. The space is totally your own, you make the rules!

Perks of homeownership

Many condos and apartments put restrictions on what you’re allowed to do to the interior of your space. This doesn’t happen in a manufactured home – it’s just like owning your own house when it comes to painting, decorating or remodeling. You also have the benefit of not paying any HOA or special assessment fees. Complete control of your home and no added fees sounds good to us.


Do you want to live like you’re on vacation or have options to help you maintain an active adult lifestyle? Manufactured home communities offer amazing resort-style amenities that can’t be replicated by a condo or any other kind of property. The options for amenities are endless and can include things like pools, fitness centers, nature trails and more. Many manufactured home communities even host events to help neighbors get to know one another.

Sense of community

Whether you’re looking for an age-restricted, 55+ community or are more interested in an all-age community, you can enjoy peace of mind living among like-minded people. In many manufactured home communities, residents often get to know their neighbors and become friends. Then you can enjoy all of the amazing amenities with your friendly neighbors.

Manufactured homes require no property taxes, minimal maintenance and can be pet-friendly — the benefits speak for themselves. If you’re ready to become the proud owner of a manufactured home, Garber Communities is here to help you every step of the way. To learn more about our communities across Florida and affordable manufactured homes, call 407-949-8629 or click here.