General Sales Information

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If you are looking for over 55 communities in Sarasota, Fl look no further than Orange Acres. Orange Acres has both New and Pre-Owned mobile homes for sale in Sarasota, Fl. Please click on the links above for either New or Pre-Owned Homes that are currently available.

If you are just starting and not sure whether you want a New or Pre-Owned Manufactured/Mobile Homes we recommend you check out both to see what’s available!

If you do not see anything that appeals to you with our current list of New or Pre-Owned homes, please check back at another time as we are bringing New homes in each year and in many cases get new Pre-Owned listings on a monthly basis.

Age Restriction

Orange Acres is a 55+ Age Restricted Community. The primary resident of a home must be 55; no one under the age of 45 may live in the home.

Application

Everyone that will be residing in Orange Acres for more than 30 days (homeowner, friends, renters, live-in health care workers, family members, etc.) must first apply with the office and be approved! The application process includes age verification, credit check, rental history, public records, criminal background check, and calling personal references. Since we are a 55+ Age Restricted Community, a photo ID showing birth date is required as proof of age.  Application fee is $30 per applicant ($60 per couple). This is non-refundable and must be submitted with the application and photo ID.

As Is

Pre-Owned Homes are usually sold “As Is” except that on the day of closing, the stove, fridge, heat, A/C, water heater, dishwasher, and smoke detectors must work.

Inspections

All Pre-Owned homes that are sold through Orange Acres Sales go through a termite, hurricane anchor, and home inspection. These inspections give prospective buyers a tool to help them have a better understanding of the pre-owned home they are buying.

If anything comes up in any of the inspections the seller is not required to repair it. The seller will usually (not always) pay for any termite treatment or tie down repairs needed. If the seller chooses not to make any needed repairs Orange Acres Sales discloses any repairs that we are aware of. Many times, those repairs can be negotiated off the selling price.

 

New vs. Pre-Owned Homes

One of the unique differences of living in a land lease Manufactured Home Community is the affordability it offers to live in a Sarasota Retirement Community. The first part of that affordability is leasing a lot in a community like Orange Acres which allows you the flexibility of not having to maintain a residential home or condo.  It also gives people great options of amenities to use such as a pool or Community Centre.

 

Another key affordability aspect of purchasing in a Manufactured Home Community is the various price points a community like Orange Acres has to offer in both New or Pre-Owned Homes for sale.

Offers

All prospective buyers must first be age qualified and fill out the application. Homes listed with Orange Acres Sales require a $200 check as earnest money with a signed purchase offer to be presented to the seller.

 

Pets

Orange Acres is a no dog community. You may have an indoor cat.

Typical Closing Costs for a Manufactured Home

  • Sales tax on the price of the home – figured at 7% on the first $5,000 and 6% on any remaining amount over $5,000
  • Title transfer fee - $78.25 per title (doublewide homes have two titles)
  • Decal fee – approximately $50 per decal (doublewide homes have two decals)
  • Home inspection fee (pre-owned) - $220
  • Processing fee - $100
  • Lien fee (if being financed) - $2 per title
  • Mailbox fee (one time – nonrefundable) - $25

See What our residents have to say

“Orange Acres is a home that offers the kind of lifestyle you are looking for. It can be as busy and involved or as relaxed and peaceful as you wish.  There is always help and information from management, activities if you want and new friends around each corner. Come be as happy as you choose!”

- Jane B.

"I have lived in Orange Acres for 20 years, and it is the best mobile home park in Florida. The office personnel and maintenance crew are the finest I ever met."

- Charlie P.

"More than a dozen years ago we were looking for a house in a warm climate to shelter us from the winter weather in the North. What we found was a home in a community; one that reminded us of those towns where we grew up. A caring, enveloping, vibrant array of people with similar backgrounds, people who cared for one another, looked out for their welfare and bonded in like enjoyments."

- Ed & Judy M.

"Orange Acres is a fabulous place to live and building a custom manufactured home is the icing on the cake! We worked with Jeff and Greg and the entire Orange Acres staff to design and customize our new home. We even made a trip with Jeff to the manufactured home model center in Bartow, FL where we finalized every detail of our home. This was an excellent experience from start to finish!"

- Phil & Elaine A.

"There are numerous reasons why we love living in Orange Acres, such as location, layout of homesites, facilities and activities. But the most obvious reason is the people; not just the residents, but also the management personnel. They genuinely have the residents best interest at heart in making their business the success that it is. With the 3rd and now 4th generation of the Warrington family involved in every day business, it makes all of the residents feel very secure in the future of Orange Acres and the success of our park for years to come."

- Bob & Cyndee S.