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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

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Retirement Living

Great Retirement Spots profiles retirement places to live nationally and internationally. They take into consideration cost-of-living which includes housing, utilities, food, transportation and taxes. Check out their below-cost-of-living locations or sign up for their weekly newsletter. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Information Source  for retirement communities, senior housing, retirement destinations, college towns. Taxes by State States raise revenue in many ways including sales taxes, excise taxes, license taxes, income taxes, intangible taxes, property taxes, estate taxes and inheritance taxes.  Depending on where you live, you may end up paying all of them or just a few. Senior bookstore and useful links.

Sperling's Best Places  Compare cost of living, schools, climate and crime rate. Be sure to take a look at their Recent Studies Page.

Top Retirements will lead you to the best retirement communities in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Canada, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Delaware, and Florida. You can read about the 100-best-places-to-retire or check out the best college towns in which to retire. Perhaps you would like to review the directory of active adult communities for the nation.

Where to Retire Magazine is America's foremost authority on retirement relocation. For books and special reports or to receive free retirement relocation brochures check out their site. 

Manufactured Homes

(see definitions at bottom of page)

Cal-Am Properties has been serving the housing and recreational resort needs of adults and families since 1988. Cal-Am is one of the largest developers, operators and managers of manufactured housing communities, Arizona RV Resorts, and apartment complexes in the United States. Cal-Am Properties are located in 8 states. Compete in golf, tennis, softball, basketball, billiards, shuffleboard, horseshoes, table games, bocce ball, table tennis, darts and dancing. Make friends at weekly block parties, state parties or manager's parties. Take Spanish, health, finance, dance or computer classes. Whether you're a winter visitor with an RV, or looking to rent or buy a seasonal or year round vacation home you'll find everything you're looking for.

Cavco is a leading builder of Manufactured and Modular Homes, Park Model Homes and Vacation Cabins and Lodges. Their ”systems-built” homes are produced under various trade names and in a variety of styles, floor plans and price ranges.  

Champion Homes is one of the largest modular homebuilders in North America.  

 

Factory Expo Homes has Factory Direct retail centers situated throughout the country. they are a direct distributor of factory built manufactured homes and have a commitment to value based pricing.   

Fleetwood Homes received the 2010 Manufacturer of the Year Award. Homes are regionally designed to meet local market preferences. Request a brochure.

Florida Manufactured Housing Association   Strong, durable, cost effective, beautiful. Dollar for dollar, square foot for square foot, there is no better choice than a Florida factory-built manufactured home. 

Jacobsen Homes is your number one source for Florida manufactured homes and mobile homes. Jacobsen's affordable manufactured and mobile homes are located in retirement living communities and mobile home parks all across Florida. They have led the industry with the latest technology, craftsmanship and design, and are the oldest and finest custom manufactured home builder in Florida, since 1959. Photo and factory tours, model center and floor plans, construction detail and hurricane standards.

Home Buying Info site How Modular Homes and Manufactured Homes Differ. When you are buying a home, you might hear the terms modular homes, manufactured homes and site built homes. It's important to understand how they all differ, no matter whether you are purchasing an existing house or plan to build on land that is subject to restrictions. The differences can affect a home's price and its resale value, and even dictate whether or not it can be built on your land.

Palm Harbor Homes have always set the criteria by which factory-built homes are judged. They exceed the toughest standards of both HUD and the state of Florida for manufactured homes. Their standards of strength and wind resistance actually equal those of single-family, site-built homes in Florida...but the homes cost less. Builder Direct Prices will give you the lowest price possible on the best manufactured home on the market, from the $50's. Over 150 floor plans with with ceramic tile, custom drywall, cathedral ceilings, walk-in closets, garden baths, and spacious kitchens. They also offer custom homes at affordable prices. Find a community in Florida or other states of the Union. 

Skyline Homes have 9 manufacturing locations around the US. Home size ranges from a single person dwelling to 2,700 square feet.

Used Manufactured Homes for Sale? If pricing seems too high for you or if you simply want a home base from which to travel, take a look at the listings here of used homes, repos, used RV's to buy or sell and places to rent.  

Communities

Sun City West, a Del Webb Community has four recreational complexes, nine golf courses, convenient local businesses, churches and a nationally ranked hospital. These extensive facilities are available at a surprisingly low cost...just $258 per resident, per year.  Only golf and bowling cost extra.  An annual golf card for unlimited play costs $2000 - an average of $18 per round! Residents may choose from any of seven courses reserved for them and their guests. Low fees and taxes, located northwest of central Phoenix, about 45 minutes from downtown and a short distance from Luke Air Force Base.  A network of freeways makes it easy to access any part of the Valley of the Sun whether the destination be Sky Harbor International airport, Scottsdale, Mesa or further afield.

Running Y Ranch overlooks the Upper Klamath Lake and puts the best of Oregon's riches within reach. Boasts the only Arnold Palmer golf course in Oregon, and Klamath Lake, the largest natural lake in the Pacific Northwest. Choose from a variety of View home sites, semi-custom homes, Luxury Townhomes, or Resort Cabins.

Sun Communities is the nation's premier provider of manufactured home communities and RV resorts.  

 Definitions of Factory-Built Homes

Factory Built Housing: Many types of structures are built in the factory and designed for long-term residential use. In the case of manufactured and modular homes, units are built in a factory, transported to the site and installed. In panelized and pre-cut homes, essentially flat units (factory-built panels or factory-cut building materials) are transported to the site and assembled.

Manufactured Home: A home built entirely in the factory under a federal building code administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (the HUD Code) went into effect June 15, 1976. Manufactured homes may be single- or multi-section and are transported to the site and installed. The federal standards regulate manufactured hosing design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency and quality. The HUD Code also sets performance standards for the heating, plumbing, air conditioning, thermal and electrical systems. It is the only national building code.

Mobile Home: This is the term used for homes built prior to June 15, 1976, when the HUD Code went into effect.

Modular Home: These factory-built homes are built to the state, local or regional code where the home will be located. Multi-section units are transported to the site and installed.

Panelized Home: Factory-built homes in which panels -- a whole wall with windows, doors, wiring and outside siding -- are transported to the site and assembled. The homes must meet state or local building codes where they are sited.

Pre-Cut Home: Factory-built housing in which building materials are factory-cut to design specifications transported to the site and assembled Pre-cut homes include kit, log and dome homes These homes must meet local or state building codes.

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About the Authors
 
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on Amazon.com.

 

Billy and Akaisha continue to journal and photograph their world travels.

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