|By Marketwired .||
|July 17, 2014 09:00 AM EDT||
OKEMOS, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/14 -- People 55 and older are discovering a great alternative to keeping up with extensive home maintenance and expenses, the Michigan Manufactured Home Association (MMHA) says.
The recovering housing market makes this a great time for baby-boomers to scale back their upkeep responsibilities and choose a community with a considerate, friendly atmosphere. Communities specifically for those 55 and up are an affordable and fun option for many. System-built homes are placed on leased home sites and many communities have amenities like pools, fitness centers and clubhouses. These benefits help seniors reduce their homeownership costs while still enjoying the comforts, if not more, associated with home.
One of the biggest perks for seniors living in a land-lease community is the maintenance that is often included in their living costs. Many communities take care of lawn maintenance and snow removal, so instead of spending time and money on tasks that may become physically difficult, residents can relax and enjoy the amenities their community offers.
Unlike traditional neighborhoods, land-lease communities plan events for their residents, like ice cream socials, dances and off-site outings. Rick Miracle, manager at Shiawassee Shores in Linden, Mich., says his residents enjoy the opportunity to interact with people of the same generation because they share the same values and interests. Additionally, he explains that many of them have become friends who attend activities together.
"There are plenty of activities and I think that's what appeals to our residents," he says. "They can be on the go as much as they want. There's always something they can do."
As the retiree population grows faster than at any other point in American history, system-built housing remains a great alternative for those looking to keep their active lifestyle in manageable-sized home. For more information about 55 and older communities in Michigan, go to www.michhome.com and use the "search" function.
MMHA provides homebuyers with the tools for purchasing a system-built home. Go to www.michhome.org to search for homes for communities, homes for private land, and much more! Michigan Manufactured Housing Association, 2222 Association Drive, Okemos, MI 48864; 517.349.3300.
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