July 15, 2016

Why choose a manufactured home community?

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A land-lease manufactured home community like Shelby Forest provides homeowners with affordable housing without the added expense of purchasing land.

When a manufactured home is placed within Shelby Forest, the homeowner owns the home and leases the land where the home is located. The monthly lease payment, or lot rent contributes to community amenities, as well as services like weekly trash removal, street snow plowing and annual lawn weed and feed. Shelby Forest is a great option for people who enjoy caring for a smaller yard and like the security of having neighbors close by. Shelby Forest also has an on-site community manager and maintenance workers for your needs.

Residents of Shelby Forest enjoy amenities such as the community clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, two playgrounds and park areas, planned activities and events, bus access to local Utica Community Schools and more! Annual community-wide events, which bring neighbors together, include a picnic, garage sale, Mother’s Day breakfast, Easter Egg Hunt, Trunk or Treat and more!

Shelby Forest is located on Schoenherr Road between 22 and 23 Mile Roads in Shelby Township. Situated in the heart of Macomb County, Shelby Township offers excellent schools and top notch health care, not to mention countless recreation activities. Residents of Shelby Township enjoy the close proximity to The Mall At Partridge Creek, Lakeside Mall, CJ Barrymore’s, Jimmy John’s Field (home of the USPBL baseball league), numerous township and metro parks, and more! The surrounding Metro Detroit area provides additional recreation and employment opportunities–all within 50 miles.

Another benefit to leasing land is that your real estate taxes are paid by the community owner and are included in the monthly lot rent fees. The individual homeowner only pays taxes on the value of his or her home, usually in the form of personal property tax.