Ten Reasons Why a Mobile Homes is Better than an Apartment 

1.       It’s YOUR home.  You own it.  You can plant a garden, paint the walls, decorate the kitchen, and celebrate having a home that belongs to you.

2.       You’re building EQUITY.  With apartment living, you’ll never get back one cent in the rent you paid.  In a Hames home, you’re making an investment.

3.       You’re NOT SHARING WALLS with your neighbors.  Even though we screen every applicant that wants to move into Hames Communities, we still think all four walls should be yours.  Period.

4.       There’s more PRIVACY.  You won’t be stacked on top of your neighbor and listening to footsteps on the ceiling above your bed.

5.       You can have a GARAGE on your mobile home site, just a few steps from your front door. Summit View and Grand View in Cedar Rapids, Iowa have lots large enough for optional 18 to 22 foot garages.

6.       A manufactured home is all on ONE FLOOR.  You don’t have to climb up three stories to get to your apartment.  Homeowners with small children, wheelchairs and walkers LOVE our homes.

7.       NO BASEMENTS to flood.

8.       NO SCHLEPPING LAUNDRY up and down to the cellar, either. New Hames homes have utility rooms located on the same level with all your other living space.

9.       Hames Communities are LOCALLY OWNED and operated.  We care about our residents because we’re here.  We have on-site management available 24 hours a day and beautifully maintained parks, playgrounds, storm shelters and community rooms.

10.   The SUN SHINES more brightly and BIRDS SING more sweetly in a mobile home park -seriously! You have your own yard, flowers, bushes and trees to look at every day.  Who can say that about an apartment?


Let us show you the home you’ve always wanted at a price you can afford. Visit our mobile home dealership in Marion at 640 Marion Blvd., Marion, Iowa.  Call Hames-The Homes People today at (319) 377-4863 or contact us


  • "It was very pleasant conducting business with a professional company and individual."

    - Deanna Dement

  • "We are so very thankful that we were able to move into a wonderful park."

    - Greg, Brenda and Jade Rawson

  • "We were indeed impressed with our dealings with the Hames staff."

    - Clarence and Marjorie Salisbury

  • "This is the first home that I have ever owned and I am so proud."

    - William P Manos

  • "The staff was always there to answer questions or find answers for us."

    - Jim Blad

  • "Enjoy all the friendly neighbors


    - Janet Kline

  • "I have like living in the village because of the spacious lots."

    - Genevieve Angersola

  • "This is the best business I have ever worked with"

    - Josh Ballard

  • "Hames tireless efforts to provide an option"

    - Clarice Fuller

  • "We owe a great deal to the spirit of the Hames family and their ideals and vision for the future of families desiring home ownership."

    - Clarice Fuller

  • "We feel so safe in very pleasant surroundings."

    - Sherron and Dewayne Watkins

  • "Hames treated us fair and square and we were more than satisfied with the deal they offered us."

    - Vearl and Dolores Benskin

  • "What impressed us most was the prompt service "

    - Vearl and Dolores Benskin

  • "I am pleased with my selection."

    - Deborah Schmitz

  • "The community manager is always available and willing to help in emergencies."

    - Agnes Whitlow

  • "Loving our home"

    - Rick and Teri Cronbaugh

  • "We are very happy and comfortable in our new home."

    - Doug and Julie Morgan

  • "There are a lot of companies that promise a wonderful service department, but Hames has proven it to me."

    - Lisa J. Potts

  • "We are also very happy with the purchase and setting up of our home."

    - Bob and Jean Wild

  • "Cleanliness of the homes "

    - Mary Craff and Kenny Silker

  • "We have received high quality and friendly service from Hames' sales and service departments."

    - Dave and Irene Falkner

  • "I like living in Summit View Village because it is very much like a small town."

    - Mary E. King

  • "We will continue to refer Hames to all of our friends and acquaintances we happen to come across!"

    - Lisa J. Potts

  • "Hames is truly a "family " company"

    - Steve and Deb Tyer

  • "We would be honored to recommend Hames to anyone."

    - Terrance and Patricia Himes

  • "We are very grateful to the Hames family for making our life happier in our golden years."

    - Emory and Frankie Sample

  • "Hope I can stay the rest of my life"

    - Betty Aegerter

  • "I have liked living in the village because of the spacious lots. "

    - Genevieve Angersola

  • "I love living at West Park, the Managers are wonderful, always kind and congenial."

    - LaDonna Engle

  • "We have safe places for kids to play"

    - Mary E. King

  • "We are happy to be living in Grand View. Its such a nice quite place to live."

    - Ron and Jan Schuster

  • "We have a beautiful home that we will be sure to enjoy in the years to come."

    - Matt Lick and Jessica Church

  • "All in all, we have never dealt with more considerate people than those in the Hames Iowa City office."

    - Clarence and Marjorie Salisbury

  • "It's always been a pleasant place to live..."

    - Denny Burrier

  • "They went that one extra step to make sure the home was ready for immediate occupation."

    - Terrance and Patricia Himes

  • "We love our home and are proud of Grand View.


    - Bob and Cindy Merkel

  • "Grand View is a clean, well-kept and safe community"

    - John and Doris Zahn

  • "Thanks to Hames for their patience, courtesy, advice and efforts."

    - Jack and Lois Livingston

  • "We moved to West Park Village in 1995, and have really enjoyed living here."

    - Dave and Mary Jayne

  • "We have been so very pleased with Hames and the services we received."

    - Charles, Barb, Justin and Shaelyn Sandersfeld

  • "Neighbors are friendly and so helpful."

    - Mary Craff and Kenny Silker

  • "Managers are caring and do enforce the easy-to-live-with rules, which creates trouble-free living."

    - Sherron and Dewayne Watkins

  • "Summit View is a great place to live."

    - Emory and Frankie Sample

  • "We look forward to our daughter growing up in this wonderful community


    - Ronnie and Lizz Kascel

  • "One of my biggest dreams for my family was to own my own home and have a yard for my kids to just let loose and be kids."

    - Tara Tudeen

  • "Summit View is indeed all we could want for a home community."

    - Bill and Kitty Johnson

  • "Thanks to Hames for making it all possible for us!"

    - Chris and Mikki Balmer

  • "Their friendliness is always welcomed "

    - Jack and Lois Livingston

  • "One of the best decisions we made in our life was to buy a new mobile home from Hames."

    - Mary Croff and Kenny Selker

  • "Hames made me feel like an important customer and I LOVE my new home!"

    - Wendy Oge

  • "Hames has such a great staff! They put so much time in helping us."

    - Kim Hulshizer

  • "How fortunate we are to live in such a kind and caring community."

    - Elizabeth Etten

  • "I'll recommend "Hames" very highly whenever the opportunity arises!"

    - Leann Cannon

  • "We looked inside and my heart told me this is the one, and we got to buy it."

    - Sandra and Robert Ohlhauser

  • "I am pleased to live in West Branch Mobile Home Village."

    - Evan and Norma Watkinson