How is a Hames Home Better than an Apartment?

June 27, 2024

Considering Renting an Apartment? Take a look at our top ten reasons why a Hames Home might be a better fit for your lifestyle.











1. It’s YOUR home.

You own it. You can plant a garden, paint the walls, decorate the kitchen, and celebrate having a place 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.

There’s more PRIVACY. Even though we screen every applicant that wants to move into a Hames community, we still think all four walls should be yours. Period.

4. You have YOUR OWN DRIVEWAY at your home site.

No worrying about where you’ll park in that big apartment complex. Off street parking for all homeowners makes getting around the community easy as can be. 

5. You can have a GARAGE on the lot that you lease, just a few steps from your front door.

You're welcome build a garage at a Hames community. Home sites in Summit View and Grand View in Cedar Rapids, Iowa are large enough for at least a 18 to 22 foot garages, some have space for even more. Check out our inventory - we have several homes for sale with garages right now. 

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.

In Eastern Iowa, we know how devastating a flood can be. Hames homes never have this issue.

8. All living space is all on one level

No hauling laundry up and down stairs

9. Hames communities are LOCALLY OWNED and operated.

We care about our community because we are all part of the community. We have emergency on-site management available 24 hours a day, with beautifully maintained parks, playgrounds, storm shelters, a soccer field, a dog park and community rooms. There is no off-site corporate ownership group. 

10. The SUN SHINES more brightly and BIRDS SING more sweetly in a Hames community -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 and how easy home ownership can be. Visit Curtis or Clint at 5410 Wabash St. SW in Cedar Rapids.

Call Hames-The Homes People today at (319) 377-4863 or contact us online.

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