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Question: Which Mobile Park is the Better of the Bunch in and Around Edmonton?

We are looking to buy a home, however, we don’t make oil money so a mobile home is the way we are going. So, which mobile park is the better? We are looking at West view Village off Winter burn, Mapleridge at 17 and the Whitemud, or Evergreen off Manning Drive.

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  1. Most banks won’t finance trailers unless they are less than 10 years old, I believe.

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  2. Nadia Frank Nadia Frank says:

    I personally would second guess that decision. You never own the land and at any time can be told to move the trailer off the property.

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    • Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

      none of the trailor parks that I have been in does the trailor owner ever own the land .. always rented and the corportation owns the land ..and only told to move if you get behind on your payments

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  3. Maxine says:

    We have lived in Westview Village for 9 years. Love it. No mortgage so where are you going to live for $650 a month? We have 1300 sq ft, beautiful 3 season sunroom, huge deck, great sized yard and privacy. Our neighbours aren’t 3 feet away from us. This is our 4 th mobile home throughout our married life and have made money on every one. Condos are glorified apartments, many without yards or any real privacy. At least our fees go towards keeping the roads great, which they are. There is an exercise room in the community centre, no charge. There are lots of activities planned for kids, adults. It is like living in the country but close to everything . Our home has 2 x6 walls, just like houses, many older homes are not as well insulated. Our heating costs are so affordable. Everything is on the main floor, absolutely love it. Just my thoughts.

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  4. Stay away from evergreen!

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  5. Don’t go with evergreen.

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  6. Yes the castledowns one is very very clean and a lot of good people there

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  7. parents lived in evergreen and always had to ask to do stuff to there yard as they didnt own the land, had lots of problems with teens there too. when they sold they didnt get much at all.

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  8. Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

    a friend of mine lived in the one in Winterburn and after awhile the lot fees were so expensive … and did not get any better service ..

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  9. With a mobile home the value decreases over the years. If you buy a condo or townhouse, you can wait 5 years and it will appreciate enough for you to sell it and use the equity as a down payment on something better. You can also get 100% financing through certain lenders, it might be an option if you’re having trouble with the down payment.

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  10. good luck getting a mortgage on a trailer, banks dont want to because you dont own the land

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    • J says:

      Not true anymore. You do have to purchase a newer one though. I can’t remember how old but we just bought a 2003 last year at Westview and its mortgaged at RBC

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  11. Tam Tam Tam Tam says:

    stay far far away from evergreen trailor park

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  12. Jayn Edmonds Jayn Edmonds says:

    $400-500/month in lot fees even after your home is paid off.

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  13. Maple ridge in the newer area. But keep in mind you will be paying $600/month for lot fee’s that give you nothing. Stay away from Country Hills home’s when buying. I’ve heard nothing but horror stories especially when it comes to warranty issue’s.

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  14. Lynne Zomers Lynne Zomers says:

    Cheaper paying taxes on a house than lot fee for a mobile??

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  15. Dont bother with maple ridge or parkbridge they are money stealing theifs, I would know I live here

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  16. I like in Westview….,moved here last fall. I love it out here! Lot fees are used to keep roads clear, maintenance of the village plus it goes to fun stuff too. It is so peaceful out here that I don’t consider that I live in the city….but still have all the ammenities. I moved from a 3 bedroom that had issues with mice and bedbugs. I was soooooo happy to start over and no longer share walls with other people outside my family!

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  17. I see what a lot of comments on here compare a condo to a mobile home as its comparing apples to oranges. Condo’s are small & mobiles are usually 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms 1000 plus square feet. People you pay for what you get. 1000 sq ft condo will definitely cost you $300,000 plus. A mobile is purchased to have a very low to no mortgage at all. In the grand scheme 600- 900$ a month for a 1000 sq ft is fantastic!

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  18. Anne Thalen Anne Thalen says:

    There’s a lovely little one in Castledowns, on 127 Street & 153 Avenue. It looks very well kept.

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  19. Lorrie Baer Lorrie Baer says:

    Your lot fee, would be as much as a mortgage payment if you buy a condo, and it’s yours, lot fee goes in their pocket. Lots of issues owing a trailer. I personally wouldn’t do it. Lived in Evergreen, and was a waste of money, and never get your return back.

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  20. Ruth Edwards Ruth Edwards says:

    Pad rentals can be really costly. Try to find something that is free hold. These days townhouses run about the same cost and the monthly charges are cheaper.

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  21. Vanna Brule Vanna Brule says:

    If you’re willing to go out of the city you can find trailers on land you own. My parents own a trailer about an hour out of the city on 5 acres of land, which they also own. Granted, they bought the whole thing for 60k back in 1993, but there’s all kinds of places out there for sale, but you won’t get them for 60 K. lol

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  22. All owned by the same American.

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  23. Win Chan Win Chan says:

    I find it odd that people think oil is the only way to make money here…

    Anyways have you considered a condo? Some nice new ones on the outskirts around the 200 range, some a bit lower. At least it’ll appreciate.

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  24. My grandparents lived in winterburn for years. It has a good community, school, and it is a very well kept park. I loved it growing up

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  25. Neither my fiance or I make “oil money” we are making it just fine. wait a bit longer the economy is going to turn back around. Don’t waste your time on endless fees.. At that point you minus well stay where you are paying rent to someone else and save for a house you own.

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  26. If you’re willing or interested in going out of town, stony plain has some trailer communities where you own the lot.

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  27. For the extra 4-5 hundred you pay in lot rent for lot the size of a postage stamp
    Spend that money on a house on land

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  28. As someone that lived in castle view village (127 St & 153 Ave). It’s a co-op you buy into the share of co-op. The park does 2 inspections a year (spring/fall) your lot fee includes water, sewer/garbage with lot fee. It’s well kept unlike the other parks I find but last few years the park board seems to sometimes get carried away with what they are in charge with. But I had amazing neighbours and I miss them. But I needed to move to bigger better things. And they won’t force you off property on that park as they have owned the land since 1977

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  29. Trailers depreciate and many banks will not grant mortgages on them. If I were you I would start with the townhouse and build my way up. Most lot fees will run you around $600 anyhow.

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  30. Anonymous says:

    Melissa Marie Smith

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  31. Cheri Cheri Cheri Cheri says:

    Just so you know, lot rental fees run about $600/month and go up every time someone moves out or moves the trailer out of the trailer park. This is over and above property tax that you have to pay. It’s worse than condo fees. I was going to buy a trailer in those areas until I found this out. Now if I buy a trailer I’ll be buying a small piece of land and putting it there. With a second hand trailer, small piece if land and the cost to get power and has run to it, it’ll only cost me $200,000-$225,000. The only downside is I’ll have to buy that land near Leduc, Calmar etc and there’ll be a commute

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  32. I have a townhouse condo that li have listed for sale, only because I want to downsize. It’s in mill woods area and our fees are $ 280. 00 a month.

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  33. Maple ridge is owned by our previous mayor- Mr. Mandel aka former PC wannabes. Stay away from Mapleridge

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  34. You Need to do more research if you think a trailer would save you money! Lot fees start at 500 then mortgage and insurance in top … a condo would be cheaper than a mobile home.

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  35. If your interested look up paynehomes.ca

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  36. Ann says:

    After reading these comments I’m curious as to why the lots fees are different ? Were moving into west view soon & have bought our mobile home cash but have been told a varied price range on Lot rent ? We’re supposed to be paying $693 lot rent starting within in August ! What does this lot rent include ? ….. Thanks for any info

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  37. Jean Van Kleek says:

    The question here was which mobile park was best… not whether to buy a mobile or not. But since it was brought up… mobile homes DO appreciate depending on the market with housing. Yes, you do pay lot rent, bu some of it goes to a portion of utilities/snow removal/garbage etc. You pay taxes, but only a fraction of what you pay with a house. It all depend what you are looking to do. If you are retired, chances are you won’t qualify for another mortgage, and if you are selling your current home and downsizing, this is perfect. You can buy outright and have some cash to live on still. I’ve looked at townhouses & condos… and dollar for dollar you can’t get any where near as nice a place around $100,000. Just a small apartment type condo, that still has condo fees. If you are working and qualify for a mortgage, a house is a better overall investment for sure. Having said all that… I too would like to know which park is the best. I live in Lethbridge and am considering a move there. Sounds like Westview and Evergreen are the top two? Both close to ammenities? Lot sizes decent?

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  38. 43,000 a year and got a 257000 mortgage… I would look elsewhere..

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  39. My friend sells the Trailers at Evergreen, I would move there, close to the freeways, close to the river to.

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  40. evergreen is super quiet actually. has bus routes 5 minuses to shopping. The value of most trailers are going up because the area is growing.still has a safe country feel. I jog by canola and potato fields on back roads and people gas up their quads at the corner store . large lots and you are pretty much free do do whatever…unlike other parks management leaves you be. But maybe I just lucked out with my direct neighbours and the price I paid….I would rather live in a town house…if you pay more than 90k…I wouldn’t bother.you can find a decent town home for 170k

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  41. Graham Scott Graham Scott says:

    Don’t worry, all those greedy oil fucks will have to sell there 3 homes and 7 trucks. Then affordable housing comes back to edmonton.

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