FAQS

1) WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE STATION GROUNDS FOR MY MANUFACTURED HOME?

Station Grounds provides you with the unique opportunity to lease rather than purchase a lot in a friendly, well-maintained community with tree lined streets and many amenities (banks, restaurants, recreation facilities etc.) a short walk away in the thriving Town of Coaldale.

a) Good Value and More Discretionary Income: The real estate market is unpredictable and expensive. If you do not have to buy a lot you will be free to spend your money elsewhere (traveling, entertainment, children’s activities, grandchildren). Monthly lease fees are very stable over the long-term, making it easy for those on a fixed income to realize a long-term plan for their finances without taking out a huge portion of their savings to purchase a lot.

b) Cost Effective: Leasing is a more cost-effective and a less financially stressful option than purchasing. It is more affordable and meets the needs of those people who simply do not want to be locked into a mortgage for a lot..

c) Rights Respected and Protected: As a tenant in Station Grounds you are protected by the Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act (MHSTA). The monthly lease fee is guaranteed for two years and subsequent increases are controlled by MHSTA, making it easy for those on a fixed income to plan out their finances.

 

2) WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY MONTHLY LEASE FEES?

Your monthly lease fee is much more than just another payment. This affordable fee includes:

 

  • Side-by-side paved parking
  • Water
  • Garbage collection
  • Sewers
  • Snow removal of all roads
  • Landscaping and maintenance of all common area and parks.
  • Full time property manager
  • On-site tenant coordinator

Hydo, TV, and Telephone are the tenants’ responsibility.

 

3) NOW THAT I’VE DECIDED TO LEASE A LOT AT STATION GROUNDS (GOOD DECISION), I NEED A HOUSE. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

You bet! There are several manufactured home providers located in Southern Alberta who will pleased to help you chose a manufactured home especially suited to your needs. Check out our Manufactured Homes Page for more information on suppliers located in nearby Lethbridge.

 

4) IS STATION GROUNDS PET-FRIENDLY?

Yes your pets (domestic variety) are welcome. Dogs must be on a leash or in a fenced-in yard.

 

5) WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSIDE MY YARD AND HOME?

While Station Grounds maintains and landscapes all of the common areas, you are responsible for your home and your private property (your lot). Feel free to plant a small garden with flowers or vegetables! We have many Station Grounds residents who take great pride in the hands-on care of their yards and gardens (and have even won gardening awards)!

 

6) DO MANUFACTURED HOMES IN STATION GROUNDS NEED RELEVELING?

All Manufactured Homes will need to be relevelled at some point or another and most home builders recommend relevelling every two years for warrantee reasons. However, few residents of Station Grounds actually level their home that often, with many only relevelling once every six years or so. A basic relevel costs around $500.00 and we have good relationships with local professionals who can get the job done right.

 

7) WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS AND WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE IN PERSON?

There is a Property Manager available to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding the Station Grounds property. In addition there is an on-site Tenant Coordinator to respond to any questions, concerns or issues you may have.

If you would like to visit the site or need additional information our on-site  Leasing and Tenant Coordinator, Dixie McCarley would be pleased to help you. Dixie has lived in a home in Station Grounds since 2007.

Email: McCarley@shaw.ca
Telephone 403 317-3891