It's good to talk to park home owners

It’s Good to Talk


Posted by Justin Allitt in Buying, January 16, 2018

It’s good to talk (to park home owners)

If you are thinking of investing in a park home, it pays to other park home owners on the park. Not only will they be able to give you a very warm welcome, they will fill you in on what it is really like to live the dream. As well as finding out about the benefits of lifestyle living, you can ask them questions about the local area.

Existing park home owners are a wealth of information for anyone thinking of relocating. They can tell you how far you will have to walk or drive to get to local amenities. As well as explain how park rules work and give you an idea of what’s on locally. Hearing about the park first-hand from someone who already lives there can help you make a more informed decision about buying.

Questions to ask the ‘neighbours’

If you are thinking of downsizing for a peaceful life, you may want to ask questions about the general feel of a park. Find out if it provides the level of tranquility you are looking for. If you are not a driver, or don’t like driving, you should ask someone who really knows how far away the nearest shop is. Another question to ask: is the park served by regular public transport? Anyone concerned about health or worry about how your health will be impacted as you grow older, ask how close the park is to medical facilities and pharmacies.

For a culture vulture or someone who enjoys socialising with others, this is a great opportunity to discover what social events and entertainment are available nearby. For example, is there a social club, pub, village hall or theatre within striking distance? Do residents regularly meet up? Are there any clubs on the park?

Invest in a park home with confidence

By taking the time to find out about a residential park and its location, you can stop yourself from making a costly mistake. For example, is ‘semi-rural’ a little too rural for you, or perhaps not rural enough? By asking the right questions, you can buy the right park home for you.

With literally hundreds of fabulous residential park home sites across the UK, there is bound to be one that is just right for your retirement. Talking to other residential park home owners can help you buy your dream home with confidence. As well as knowing it ticks all the boxes before you sign on the dotted line, you will already have met the neighbours.

View park homes for sale now on our Sell My Group portal. Choose from chalet-style homes to lodges in superb locations from coast to country and everywhere in between.