Rambling Hills Estates is a planned resort retirement
community for manufactured homes. We are located in a beautiful
treed, country setting with many view sites. The homes are built
by top of the line manufacturers. We chose manufactured housing
rather than site-built homes for several reasons: price, faster
completion, controlled construction environment, and elimination
of construction noise and traffic in the community. Rambling Hills
Estates is owned a corporate partnership involved in the development
of this community. Our best assets are our treed country setting,
panoramic views and quiet leisurely living.
Rambling Hills Estates has approx. 4 acres across Parrott's
Ferry Road planned for RV and boat storage. There will be some electrical
power and some spaces will be covered. A wash area and dump area
will be provided. The area will be fenced and lighted for additional
security. A monthly fee for these facilities will be assessed. (This
is a future proposal.)
Grandkids, family and other friends are welcome to
visit. If the visit is to be for more than 20 days, we do require
that you complete a visitor information form available from our
office, indicating the number of visitors and the duration of the
visit. There are minimums for the visits.
We have two hospitals within 10 miles of Rambling Estates.
One is a county hospital and the other is a private hospital. Both
accept most insurance coverage. The phone numbers of the hospitals
are provided so that you may check for your particular coverage:
Sonora Community Hospital, (209-532-3161), Tuolumne General Hospital,
(209-533-7100). Our area has many outstanding physicians and specialists.
The response time for 911 calls has been under 10 minutes for residents.
Yes. No more than two pets per homesite are permitted.
Pets are accepted on an individual basis.
You own and maintain your home and front, side and
back yard landscaping. All utilities are metered and charged to
your home and paid by you. Rambling Hills Estates is serviced by
a private water and sewer system and other utilities.
You purchase your home and lease your lot. After choosing
a lot and floor plan, going over the options sheet with the salesperson
and signing a purchase order, a 25% deposit
(of the purchase order) is required. The remainder is due at the
close of escrow, approximately 90 days after the home is ordered.
The monthly lease payment begins at the close of escrow.
Your monthly lease pays for more than just your land
- it pays for the ongoing maintenance of all the common areas that
you can use and enjoy within the park community: upkeep on the private
roads, sidewalks, lights, and maintenance of the clubhouse, pool,
spa, and common grounds. As a resident of Rambling Hills Estates,
you will enjoy living in one of the most desirable areas of the
county - reasonably close to shopping, medical offices, a pharmacy,
county library, several golf courses, three stage theaters, senior
center, and cinemas, and close to the mountains but still below
the snow line. You and your home are secure, thanks to the neighborhood
management, local services and local police. You may also reserve
the new clubhouse facilities, which can be used for all types of
Rambling Hills Estates offers a lease for any number
of years. This lease is binding for as long as the homeowner owns
the house. Should you decide to sell your home, the sale is completed
in much the same way as any other real estate transaction. You can
either list the home with a broker, or sell it yourself, and you
are entitled to all the profits received. The lease is assignable
to the new buyer at no additional cost to you or them. A new land
lease will be set up, which comes up for renewal within one year
of the purchase. When you buy a new home at Rambling Hills Estates,
since land is not purchased but leased from Rambling Hills Estates,
your initial purchase price may be reduced by as much as $ 45,000.00.
We would rather see you invest those dollars and use the interest
to pay the lease payments than for you to tie up that money in a
NO! There are no additional homeowner fees or association
dues, except for additional TV cable and utility storage (i.e. boat
/ RV) as per your individual usage.
The homes have many options from the upgrade list.
Your salesperson can answer any specific questions you may have
about what is standard and what is optional. The homes are located
and chosen to take best advantage of the views and sites at Rambling
The lease is designed to remain the same year in and
year out. However, if any adjustment is necessary you can be assured
that the lease will never go over the cost of living index or as
stated in the CC&R or your contract, lease or rules of the park.
Rambling Hills Estates pays the real property taxes
for the land under your home and also
for the common areas. You will receive, from the Tuolumne County
Tax Assessor, a statement outlining the taxes due on you home to
be paid by you directly. The taxes are based on the following formula:
the assessed value of the home is 70% of the purchase price, the
property taxes are 1% of the assessed value less the homeowner's
exemption of $70 per year. On a $100.000 home, the property tax
would be approximately $60/monthly.