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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Aside from being magnets for tornados... proving that God doesn't like them... they are the last place for affordable housing for some people.

Apr 30, 2018 03:49 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I just sold a MH to a young man who otherwise could never afford to OWN a home. It's a starting place for many and a refuge for many. While some parks are definite eyesores they are "home" to some families that would otherwise be homeless.

Apr 30, 2018 05:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Hmmmmm.....I have no words after seeing that photo. 

Apr 30, 2018 05:14 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm in California - I hsve known "mobile homes" to be priced in excess of $1,000,000.    I leave the decision to add/remove mobile home parks to the area's jurisdiction.

Apr 30, 2018 03:48 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Love the photo John, a modern Chaco Canyon or Mesa Verde.

Image result for Chaco Canyon

Apr 30, 2018 05:41 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

         When travel trailers became living quarters for many people in the 1940's and 50's, Developers in Florida and elsewhere found a way to maxize profit on land, while providing affordable housing solutions to those people on the lower end of the economic ladder.

Apr 30, 2018 04:19 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Mobile homes have a bad rap, sometimes deservedly so. But, sometimes they can be a great option. If that's all a person can afford and they want their own home, they give up some privacy and land in exchange for a place they can call "theirs."

The median home price in my area is somewhere around $300K, with median property taxes of $12K (for active listings). So a buyer of a typical single family home will pay $1000 per month just for taxes plus their mortgage/interest. I just listed a very nice mobile home that costs $30K, with a monthly park fee of $820/month. That's much less expensive way of life for someone who wants it.

May 01, 2018 02:38 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Now, that's creative use of space, John!

Apr 30, 2018 07:51 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Speechless in San Jose. 

Apr 30, 2018 07:15 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

They need to be protected or relocated.  This was an issue in our town a few years ago when developers bought land along prime riverfront property where a Mobile Home parkwas located.  Those people had no option for affordable housing and their homes, for the most part, were too old to be moved without self-destructing.  

Apr 30, 2018 06:25 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Interesting. We do not see mobile homes in our market.

Apr 30, 2018 06:07 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Love the photo.

Apr 30, 2018 05:25 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Wow, thanks for sharing.

Apr 30, 2018 04:42 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

People living in mobile homes don't want to live in mobile homes. From the ones I have seen most are not housing lowlifes or meth heads, not housing Hells Angels Motorcycle Club either- most don't even allow motorcycles. My take on them is don't hate the mobile homes, hate the parks. While some own the land & put the MH on their land many others can't & have to live in a MH park. The park managers overexercise their rights & collect ridiculously high monthly fees for the land use. They are unregulated & they can be tough to work with. 

May 01, 2018 06:20 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

We may not like them, but for many people it's the only housing option they can afford.

May 01, 2018 04:25 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Many people live in these because it is all they can affoard

Apr 30, 2018 08:18 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I'm not a fan even when they are on the ground.

Apr 30, 2018 06:10 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's an adorable little home in the article.... someone should bomb those mobile home parks.... 

Apr 30, 2018 03:40 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not sure I would recommend this community.

May 01, 2018 05:26 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

This is not a mobile home community - it's a mobile condo community!  :-)

Manufactured home communities are popular in our area with many "snow birds" who are only spending their winter months here.  The newer ones are being built to much higher standards than they used to be.

May 01, 2018 04:29 AM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Interestingly, there has been a quirky delemma for decades about mobile/manufacured park communities located nn upwardly mobile (pun intended) dirt, i.e. beach, lake, river, golf course, mountian resort, etc. The rents keep going up yet folks keep buying them, fixing the old MH's up or removing and replacing them with new MH's. 

It sounds like the park Michael Jacobs was referring to was Paradise Cove in Malibu. I did hear on more than one ocassion where someone purchased a space for $1,000,000 with the privilage of paying $5000/mth for the lease. Still the park owner moans and groans at 5k/space that these high roller owners are making so much money off there homes because of the land they are leasing . Go figure.

Apr 30, 2018 07:41 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I think they are great for some buyers. I don't think that they (or any type of home) should be rebuilt over and over when it is clearly located in an area prone to natural disasters (think flood zones, tornado alleys, etc.). 

May 01, 2018 07:14 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Steve Higgins nailed this one!

May 01, 2018 06:26 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Mobile homes are a way to provide lower cost housing options.  Still,  there must be a standard!

May 01, 2018 06:23 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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John DL Arendsen - let the town/city decide about it.

Apr 30, 2018 08:56 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you.

Apr 30, 2018 05:34 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John

Thank you for the information. A

Apr 30, 2018 03:29 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sometimes buying a mobile or manufactured home is the only way buyers can own something.  We can only sell them if they are on land they will own too.

May 03, 2018 08:23 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Rezone

May 01, 2018 08:13 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Great answers are here. 

What a picture!

Oct 30, 2018 10:54 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
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May 07, 2018 12:55 AM