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EXPLORE NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY'S FIFTY-SIX AGE 55+
MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOME COMMMUNITIES


- North San Diego County's Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks offer affordable retirement in one of Southern California's top retirement locations -


North County has 56 Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks,
here is where they are located:

Oceanside has 9 Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks

Carlsbad has 3 Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks

Encinitas has 3 Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks

Vista has 9 Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks

San Marcos has 13 Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks

Escondido has 13 Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks

Fallbrook has 4 Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks

Valley Center has 2 Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks


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ABOUT NORTH COUNTY'S 56 AGE 55+ MOBILE/MANUFUACTURED HOME PARK COMMUNITIES

MEDIAN PRICES AND TYPICAL MONTHLY FEES OF HOMES IN NORTH COUNTY PARK COMMUNITIES THAT DON'T OFFER GOLF

MEDIAN PRICES AND TYPICAL MONTHLY FEES OF HOMES IN NORTH COUNTY PARK COMMUNITIES THAT DO  OFFER GOLF, EITHER IN THE COMMUNITY OR NEARBY

LINKS TO WEBPAGES ON 4 NORTH COUNTY UPSCALE, AGE 55+ MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES

Gated communities, most have garages.

WHAT'S FOR SALE NOW?

Get Detailed information on homes currently for sale in our Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Park Communities.

 

OUR Mobile/Manufactured Home Park Blogs

We currently have 4 blogs regarding Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks in North San Diego County. They are all located in this Blogs webpage.

• 16 Reasons for Selecting an Age 55+ Manufactured Home Community for Your Retirement Destination.

• Why Pick San Diego's North County for Your Retirement Destination?

• How to search on your own for Mobile/Manufactured Homes for sale in North San Diego County Using Realtor.com.

• A Checklist for Selecting the Right North County Mobile/Manufactured Home Park for Your Retirement.

 

ABOUT NORTH COUNTY'S 56 MOBILE/MANUFUACTURED HOME PARK COMMUNITIES

AN OVERVIEW

- Home prices range from around $70K (+Monthly Space Rent) to as high as $1.3 Million (for property across the street from the beach) -

- They offer middle class living with neighbors from all over the U.S. -

- They are surrounded by resort-like atmospheres, with hundreds of activities available for retirees -

- They are near wonderful places to entertain guests and grandchildren -

- They have excellent medical care nearby and low crime rates -

- Their climates are the best in the U.S. -

DETAILS

Our Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Communities offer affordable, dignified middle-class retirement living-

An affordable alternative to condos or apartments for active retirees seeking a comfortable home in an area with the best climates in the U.S., low crime rates and loads of senior activities. These well-maintained, spacious homes are a great value for your retirement dollar when compared to the high prices of conventional homes in this area and they offer privacy and affordable living not offered by most Senior Apartments and Condominiums.

Overall, there are fifty-six, Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks in North San Diego County, four of which are Golf Communities-

The majority of these are established communities with a mixture of older and newer homes. Their homes range in size from around 450 sq. ft. to over 2500 sq. ft. Most of the older homes have been well-maintained and many have been modernized and upgraded. Some are absolutely gorgeous inside.

In thirty-three of these parks, you purchase the home and pay a monthly "Space Rent" on the lot-

The Space Rent not only pays for rent on the land that the home sits on, but also covers what are commonly referred to as "Home Owner's Fees" (HOF) that cover the cost of maintenance of common areas and park management.

In fourteen of these parks, you purchase both the home and the lot, and pay a monthly Home Owners' Association (HOA) Fees-

The HOA Fees pay for Park Management and for use and upkeep of the common areas.

Nine of the parks are called Co-Op Parks-

In Co-Op Parks, the park is totally owned by the residents and when you purchase a home there, you also purchase the lot and a percentage of the common areas. In these parks, you must sign an agreement to pay monthly Home Owner's Fees to cover management, upkeep and other expenses for your fraction of the park.

Because of the high price of land here, no new manufactured home communities have been built for many years and probably few, if any, will be built in the future-

This helps keep the existing manufactured homes in high demand. Although their prices are subject to some of the ups and downs of the local housing market, history shows that they have been a good investment over the long term. With millions of Baby Boomers continuing to retire, they will no doubt stay in high demand; at least for the near future.

With very few exceptions, these homes are not “trailers” and they are not “mobile”-

Most are well-maintained, Manufactured Homes in fixed locations. Many are surrounded by beautiful, mature landscaping. Most have driveways, car ports, porches and storage sheds and some have garages. Many have beautiful views of the city lights and/or of  hills, valleys and distant mountains and some even have ocean views.

Homes manufactured on or before June 15, 1976, were commonly called “Mobile Homes”-

They were factory-built to industry standards enforced by the state of California.

Homes manufactured after June, 15, 1976 are commonly called “Manufactured Homes”-

They are built to stringent building codes administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). On-site garages, sheds, decks and porches are built to meet local and state building codes.

Here are some financial considerations that are apply to these homes-

The cities of Oceanside, Escondido and San Marcos have "Rent Review" or "Rent Control" ordinances that help prevent the parks from increasing the space rent only because the land on which the park resides has become more valuable. In general, the stated purpose of these ordinances is "to protect residents of such parks from unreasonable rental increases, while at the same time preserving for the park owners a just and reasonable return on the park." Oceanside's rent control ordinance however, does not apply to home owners who are not full-time residents (live in their home for less than 9 mo./yr.), or to those who sign long-term (greater than 1 year) leases.

Non-profit Millennium Housing, who manages three San Marcos parks; Rancho Vallecitos, Palomar East and Palomar West, provides extra "Protections," stating that "This is rent control that can’t be taken away!" They claim that the parks will remain over-55 communities and that they will follow San Marcos’s rent control ordinance, even if rent control is repealed by a later City Council or Court. Millennium Housing has recently tied their yearly space rent increases to increases in the CPI (Consumer Price Index). These city ordinances have certainly helped keep space rents reasonably priced during the years when real estate prices dramatically increased.
Also:
Older Mobile and Manufactured Homes may be very difficult to finance.
Reverse Mortgages may not be available on Mobile or Manufactured homes.

Here are some Mobile/Manufactured Home Park website links-

Most parks don't have a website. Here are some that do-
In San Marcos: Rancho Vallecitos, Palomar West, Palomar East and Foothills of San Marcos. In Carlsbad:  Lakeshore Gardens and Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club. In Vista: Vista Village Mobile Home Park. In Valley Center:  Skyline Ranch Country Club and in Fallbrook: Rancho Monserate.

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Locations & Price Range of Homes for Sale
In North County's Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks that do not offer free golf

 

MEDIAN HOME PRICES, MONTHLY SPACE RENTS AND HOF FEES AS OF 06/01/2017

 

 

CITY 1

 

PURCHASE THE HOME,
RENT THE LOT

PURCHASE BOTH THE HOME & THE LAND

CO-OP PARKS

(Purchase Home, Lot & % of Common Areas)

NO.

PARKS

MEDIAN
HOME PRICE

TYPICAL

MONTHLY LOT (SPACE) RENT

NO.

PARKS

MEDIAN PRICE/
TYPICAL MONTHLY HOF

NO.

PARKS

MEDIAN PRICE/
TYPICAL HOF

Encinitas

2

$107K

$1075

1

$299K

$199/Mo.

0

-

Carlsbad

1

$289K

$1500

1

$1.371M

$216/Mo.

Across the street from the beach

0

-

Oceanside

8

$183K

$600

1

$250K
$120/Mo.

0

-

Vista

4

$124K

$760

1

$370K

$70/Mo.

4

$127K

$305/Mo.

San Marcos

7

$189K

$580

5

$244K

$290/Mo.

1

 $229K

$180/Mo.

Escondido

7

$147K

$716

2

$380K

$230/Mo

 

3

$315K

$150/Mo.

Fallbrook  

1

$90K (2017 price)

$820 (2017 Space Rent)

1

-

1

$185K

$300/Mo.

Valley Center

1

$59K (2017 Price)

$597 (2017 Space Rent)

 

0

-

0

  -

Total

31

12

9

Notes:

 1. To learn more about the City in which the Mobile Home Park resides, click on the City's name.

  2.  Space Rents vary considerably between Mobile Home Parks and also within each Mobile Home Park, the space rent values in the table are "typical" estimates for median priced homes in the city listed.

3. Real estate taxes run approximately $1250/year per month per $100K of the purchase price.

4. Check out the Fallbrook and Valley Center if you like "Country Living."

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Golf Community Locations & Price Ranges of Homes for Sale


North County Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks that either have a Golf Course on their Premises or nearby

 

MEDIAN HOME PRICES, MONTHLY SPACE RENTS AND HOF FEES AS OF 06/01/2017

CITY

NO. PARKS

   MEDIAN PRICE

APPROX. MONTHLY

HOME OWNER'S FEE (HOF) OR

SPACE RENT

COMMENTS

Carlsbad

1

Approx. $480K

For the Home and Lot

Approx. $268 HOF

Rancho Carlsbad

A Guarded, Gated Community,

Offers Golf and Tennis

Escondido

1

$349K

For the Home and Lot

$280 HOF

Champagne Village-

Adjacent to

  Welk Resorts 

A Guarded, Gated Community.
No free golf but home owners get discounted rates at nearby Welk Resorts.

Fallbrook

1

$250K

For the Home and Lot

Approx. $265 HOF

Rancho Monserate Country Club

Offers Free Golf and Tennis.

Valley Center

1

$149K

For the Home Only

$966/Mo. Space Rent,
Pays for Golf

Skyline Ranch

A gated community that has a free 9-hole golf course



Links to North County's Age 55+ Conventional Home Golf Communities-
Please visit these webpages on communities with conventional types of homes that offer Golf and Tennis:
Ocean Hills Country Club   High Country Villas   Oaks North    Lake San Marcos

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  FOUR UPSCALE, AGE 55+ MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES


Please click below to visit webpages on our upscale, gated, Active Adult Manufactured Home Communities that are not listed in the tables above:
 

Camino Hills  Emerald Lake Village   Las Brisas Pacificas  Pilgrim Creek Estates

 

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WHAT'S FOR SALE NOW?

Or Phone 760.473-4647

Here is a list of our services:
-We will help you find homes that best meet your personal requirements-
-Send you MLS (Multiple Listing Service) listings that may have additional information to what is available on the web-
-If you wish, watch for new listings of homes for sale that may be of interest to you and notify you when they appear-
-Answer questions regarding the communities where the homes are located and provide unbiased facts based on our years of experience, on these homes and their communities-
-Upon being pre-approved financially, make viewing appointments and escort you on a tour of homes you wish to visit-
-Represent your needs through skilled negotiations and present your offer to the seller’s agent-
-Negotiate price on your behalf and write up the contracts for you-
-Act as a buffer between you and the Seller's Agent and help overcome objections-
-Connect you with quality service providers; inspectors, lenders and home warranty companies to best suit your needs-
-Provide you with a peace-of-mind that all details are being handled in a professional and efficient manner-

Your inquiries will be directed to Susan Sharp, our Seniors Real Estate SpecialistRegistered Trademark associate.


Susan Sharp SRES
BRE# 01335597

Specializing in North County's Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Communities
and other Active Adult Communities for more than 18 years

Susan Sharp, a local Real Estate Agent with Cole Realty & Mortgage in San Marcos is one of North San Diego’s top realtors specializing in Mobile and Manufactured Home Sales.

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