Wifey was reading a book and found an interesting fact. Good ole .mil will pay to ship a mobile home if it is your primary residence. We looked up the regs and all that jazz. We are thinking the way to go for the foreseeable future (after a possible tour in Germany) would be to get an mobile. We could just move it from place to place as we move. It would get us out of the rent trap quicker then saving up for a house. Also whats the point of spending a bunch of cash on a place you don't love or a place you do love that you're going to sell in a year or two. Once we paid that sucker off we would just put cash away towards eventually purchasing the ideal place once done moving around.
I have lived in them before so I know the drawbacks of the whole thing in general. My concern is more about coming up with reasonable plans for economically finding a place to park that sucker. For the first while being in a mobile home park would be ok but long term I would want to have my own lot (or a few acres). My concern is in that area. Finding an empty acre or lot is easy enough but what about septic? Getting an acre is cheap enough but putting a septic in knowing we are leaving in a couple/ few years would really affect the economics of that. If I bought an acre or whatever and sold it with a septic would I get (at least most of) what that cost out of it?
I've just been kicking this around in my head for a few weeks now. You folks have an amazing collective amount of knowledge and the ability to fix or point out gaping holes in plans so I am wondering what you think. Did I completely miss anything? Good idea? Bad idea?