We stopped by and the homes are very nice, Marie was helpful and knowledgeable!
Barbara & Al A. – Riverside, CA
I will be working closely with Tony and he is certainly a big help! He is willing to help and assist me in every way possible, and I'm grateful for his help.
Jeff L. – Riverside, CA
Marie was great and answered all of my questions.
Martha C. – Riverside County
If I go with a manufactured home, it will definitely be through Ma Williams. I walked through a quad-home while at the sales center. That floorplan would suit us well. After final decisions are made, I would like to be in the home as soon as it's possible. The service at Ma Williams surpassed the other sales centers. My salesperson Marie is now waiting to hear back from me. I will be in contact soon.
William A. – Ventura County
“We’ve worked together since 1988, and they have the right processes in place to help assist their customers in buying Silvercrest manufactured homes. They have the ability to match their customer to the correct homes, and more importantly, to the right financing to help them achieve the American Dream – home ownership. They’re able to help customers develop their property with the proper utilities, ensure they get the right permits, (and) make sure the home is installed properly, which ultimately leads to happy customers. Ma Williams’ entire team is extremely professional and simply a pleasure to work with.”
Patrick McCarry – McCarry Insurance Services
Once many couples like you achieve the 55+ milestone, they are ready for a change. And one of the most important (and most intimidating) changes is the choice of where you want to spend these golden years.
If you’re already in Southern California, you’re one step ahead of the folks who move here to retire amidst sunshine and palm trees. But there are still important decisions to be made.
Perhaps your kids are grown and living elsewhere, and you have a lot of extra space that you no longer need. Or perhaps retirement means an opportunity to finally escape the traffic, crowds and congestion of the city, and settle down in a quieter community where there’s room to relax.
For many, retirement means downsizing, to make sure the money you’ve saved will be enough to live comfortably.
Is it time to consider a move? If so, it’s an important decision and one that must be made carefully.
Some seniors simply elect to move to a less expensive area of Southern California (yes, they still exist, but they’re on the endangered species list). Another option is to stay in the same city but in a much smaller home or apartment. Unfortunately, considering most home prices in our state, you could very easily pay more money for a smaller home – that’s downsizing in space, but not in the amount of your investment or the monthly mortgage.
If you are open to exploring different communities, will you be able to find a home that fits you at a price you can afford? The average cost of a home in Riverside, San Bernardino or San Diego counties can still reach upwards of $550k.
There is another alternative – a brand new, energy efficient manufactured home built just for you, where you can choose how much space you need, how it will look, and where it will be located. Perhaps it can even be located on your existing property, while you rent the larger home!
Not sure what a manufactured home is? You’re not alone. Many people still associate that term with mobile homes and trailers – small narrow living spaces on wheels.
It was a nice life – seeing America and taking your home with you. But that does not describe today’s manufactured homes. They look like any other homes – same size, same appearance, same appliances inside and amenities that homeowners like. The only difference is that these homes are built in a factory, and then shipped to their destination. They are then placed on a permanent foundation, just like homes built on-site. And once you drive up or step inside, you’ll never know the difference – see this gallery of manufactured homes.
Dollar for dollar, you get more value with a manufactured home. The cost comparison with older, traditional homes is very favorable.
A manufactured home is also a favorable option if you already own undeveloped property, or if family has property large enough for a smaller residential home unit, or friends have undeveloped land available. In fact, the State of California has dictated to all municipalities (both cities and counties alike) to allow secondary homes to be placed on any property that can fit within the set-backs from their property lines.
If you already have the land, obviously the cost of owning a new custom, made-to-order home becomes dramatically less than traditional home ownership. Consider the other benefits as well:
Which option is right for you? It depends on a number of factors. Click here to take our confidential home assessment, to help you understand whether your retirement plans are better suited for downsizing to a smaller home or apartment, or buying a new manufactured home.