It’s also among the safest and affordable manufactured home neighborhoods in the northeast Indy area. A mobile home in Malibu, California may change your mind about that. That’s 00 per square foot — and it is gorgeous – exquisitely remodeled by a well known designer, Sandy Bell (who also lives in another mobile home in the same community.) Not just any mobile home community, Paradise Cove is home to movie stars, millionaires, and …the world’s most expensive manufactured homes.

Our proud and helpful neighbors help us keep it that way. There is news that a mobile home there broke the record for the most expensive mobile home ever sold. Naturally, because this is California, location is everything and real estate is at a premium.

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Here are a few DIY ideas we liked, outside: Rose Lake Estates has noticed a Baby Boomer trend take off across the country – that is, to make homes safer and more accessible.

Adding safety features to halls, walkways, doors, decks, and bathrooms, the trend is known as “universal design” since these features can be used by anyone, regardless of physical ability.

The good news is, with a little paint, time, talent, planning, and supplies, you can do much of the work yourself. Consider cosmetic updates to the exterior or inside.

Plus, the good resale prices of manufactured homes and high quality manufactured home building standards make updating a great investment. Typically, kitchen and bathrooms are the two areas that typically give you the most bang-for-your-buck upon resale.

As the oldest of the 76.4 million ‘boomers’ turns 73 this year, adding universal design features to your manufactured home is a good idea, especially since homeowners 55 and over already account for over half of all manufactured home sales.

It’s also good to know that changes made to your manufactured home with an eye to aging in place are helping with resale value.

The community sits atop a lovely mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The homes are placed on leased lots just like any other mobile home park.

Manufactured homes are very affordable and easy to update, especially if you are a do-it-yourselfer.

Thanks to great resources like Pinterest and HGTV, there are quite literally hundreds of inexpensive decorating ideas perfect for manufactured home owners like you!

Winter is the perfect time to tackle a do-it-yourself project.