Housing Solutions for Retirement

December 19, 2014

Sure, that three story home with the acre of grass to mow was perfect when the kids were at home. But now, it's time to consider a beautiful, safe, low-maintenance manufactured home. Here's 5 reasons why!

Couple Deck Summer Picnic for web retirees.jpg1.   Our Homes are Healthier for You

Tired of stairs that get steeper every year? 

Besides the fact that staircases take up a considerable amount of space, they’re also not great for aging bodies.  According to the New York Times, “As the population ages and people live longer in bad shape, the number of older Americans who fall and suffer serious, even fatal, injuries is soaring… Stairs are a particular hazard.”(1)

The only stairs in a manufactured home are the 3-4 steps going to your front door.  That’s it. 

2.   You’ll Feel Safer

Residents in Hames mobile home parks feel  more confident because all neighbors are screened before they’re approved to move in.  You can’t say that about most site-built neighborhoods.

While dogs and cats are welcome in most Hames Communities, there are requirements for attending to pets.  In other words, you don’t have to worry about your neighbor’s dog running loose or barking for hours.

In case you do have a problem, property managers in all Hames Communities live on-site and are available 24x7 for resident emergencies.

3.   Living is Easier in a Manufactured Home

Troy Hames, VP of sales has sold many homes to happy retirees.  “It’s a great option for snowbirds. Our homes are more maintenance-free than a residential home because yard is smaller.  Also, there are no basements or attics, so less space to maintain.”

Many empty-nesters sell their old, too-big homes and use the equity to pay cash for a manufactured home - and put the rest in the bank! 

4.   Yes, You Can Have a Garage

Your car needs a cozy place to live, too.  Our mobile home parks in Cedar Rapids are large enough to accommodate an optional 19-22 foot garage.

5.   There’s More to Do

Seniors aren’t bored at Grand View and Summit View mobile home parks in Cedar Rapids.  There are activities such as weekly card parties, senior bingo and friendly breakfasts.  There are also holiday parties for residents of all ages to attend and mingle. Both communities have walking trails.

Grand View and Summit View manufactured home communities are within minutes of Westdale Mall, which is in the process of being renovated.  There are also numerous restaurants, theaters, fitness centers and grocery stores nearby. Grand View and Summit View are close to the Eastern Iowa Airport as well as I-380, Kirkwood Community College, Amana Colonies, and Iowa City.


View beautiful model homes for sale at our Grand View Open House at 5410 Wabash St. SW in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.   Call us today at (319) 377-4863 and let us find you find the right home for your lifestyle, with all the features you need, in a comfortable, safe neighborhood.  Ask us about financing options for your new or used mobile home.  We can help with that too!


(1)    New York Times “Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation”, By KATIE HAFNER, NOV. 2, 2014

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