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1st time diy 08-09-2012 12:53 AM

what should I do????
 
I have a house foundation put down. Yard is in good shape. 3 acres. I live in a mobile home I renovated after my divorce. I was married for 35 yrs. Will it be cheeper to build a small home on the foundation or sell mobile home and buy small doublewide,place it on foundation. I know,I will have to remove the pillers. ANY IDEAS???I live in disability and only have 250 to spend on house payments,THANKS!

joecaption 08-09-2012 12:57 AM

Why not just keep what you have and live I that? $250.00 not going to get you much, it would not even get a desent double wide that's not going to have to be repaired.

BabsHoney 08-09-2012 12:59 AM

I'm not exactly educated on the costs of placing a double-wide versus building new but I will say, even a small house will give you a better return than a mobile home. If you want to look at this as an investment then a built home will win out every day.

joecaption 08-09-2012 01:02 AM

Better return but how is he suppost to pay for it?

BabsHoney 08-09-2012 01:49 AM

You and I posted about the same time; but after I thought about it I think you are right.
If you are on a fixed income you may just want to keep what you have. If your house is working then just keep it. Either set aside your money or invest it somehow. If you can't afford to build a house then why tie up your money in such a difficult asset?
I'm all for building in a pay for it manner but I am also very for no debt and downsizing. I guess it's all up to the homeowner.


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