GOLDEN, Colo. — When Sarah Clement moved to the Golden Hills mobile home park two years ago, she felt like she had won the lottery. After years of squeezing into one-bedroom apartments with her, her 7-year-old son finally settled into his own bedroom, his toys splayed out in the yard and his school just at the edge of the park. Ms. Clement loved the friendliness of her neighbors and getting to watch the sun rise over the scrubby mesa to her east and set behind the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the west. And living there was affordable on her salary as an athletic trainer: After purchasing the manufactured home, the rent for the plot it sits on was just $625 a month. But just six months after she moved in, the plot of land and all of the stability and comfort that came with it seemed suddenly ripped out from under her. The Colorado couple that owned the park for years had put it up for sale. Ms. Clement and her neighbors knew that if the park was taken over by one of the big … [Read more...] about Investors Are Buying Mobile Home Parks. Residents Are Paying a Price.
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Mobile Home Park on the Atlantic Appeals to the Rich
MONTAUK, N.Y. — When they were growing up in the 1970s and ’80s, Cherie and Merry Doughan spent their summers at Montauk Shores, a mobile home park that is about as far east as you can live on the East End of Long Island and still have a roof over your head. Only the Montauk Association Houses, where Andy Warhol and Dick Cavett summered, and the lighthouse keeper’s place lie beyond. “It was the Wild West back then,” Cherie Doughan said. “Or I guess you’d call it the Wild East. People sure knew how to party.” Both sisters fondly recall the bathtub their father, Alpha, had found who knows where. It sat crookedly on the lawn in front of their white and beige Liberty mobile home, and their father would regularly fill it with suds and climb in with a case of beer or a big jug of Gallo wine. He would invite passers-by to join him for a drink, and many obliged, splashing in beside him. The tub is gone, replaced by a deck overlooking the Atlantic, but otherwise the home, 12 … [Read more...] about Mobile Home Park on the Atlantic Appeals to the Rich
The Cold, Hard Lessons of Mobile Home U.
“Don’t get too hung up on appearances,” Frank Rolfe reminded us as our tour bus made its way to the first of several trailer parks we would visit on a bright Saturday afternoon in Southern California. “Remember, you don’t have to live in these homes.” It was Day 2 of Mobile Home University, an intensive, three-day course on how to strike it rich in the trailer-park business. Seventy-five or so students had signed up for the class, which Rolfe offers every other month in different places around the country. Most of the enrollees weren’t real estate speculators; they were jittery members of a hard-pressed middle class. They were nervous about retirement. Or they were worried about their jobs moving overseas. Or they were making $100,000 a year, maybe even $200,000, but felt the need to earn more. All of them, though, had somehow come to see the lowly mobile home as their vehicle to financial freedom. “It’s about self-preservation,” one 42-year-old attendee told me. He had flown down … [Read more...] about The Cold, Hard Lessons of Mobile Home U.
Retire In Peace At This Modern Mobile Home In 55+ Community: $349K
Sponsored By 0 Real Estate This Los Alamitos home is located in the Royal Oaks Senior Mobile Home community near El Dorado Park. Miranda Ceja , Patch Staff Posted Reply LOS ALAMITOS, CA — Are you looking to retire in peace in Los Alamitos? This two bedroom, two bathroom mobile home is located in the Royal Oaks Senior Mobile Home community in Los Alamitos and is currently on the market for $349,900. Welcome to 10681 Oak St. Highlights of this tastefully modern mobile home include updated kitchen appliances, spacious master bedroom, full-sized car-port and more. Address: 10681 Oak St., Los Alamitos, CA Price: $349900 Square feet: 1160 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Listing Description: Welcome to This Brand New Silvercrest Bradford Home located in the Royal Oaks Senior Mobile Home Community in Harbor City neighborhood of Los Angeles California. Cape Cod Design Slumpstone/Brick … [Read more...] about Retire In Peace At This Modern Mobile Home In 55+ Community: $349K
Inside Montauk’s Luxurious ‘Trailer Park’
On a recent May evening, Janet O’Brien served up Old-Fashioneds and tequilas on ice to friends at her Montauk home. The conversational menu featured what one might expect for a tony Hamptons cocktail hour: past and upcoming trips to Morocco, Manhattanites bragging about rarely stepping foot in Brooklyn and gossip about how much neighbors spent on renovations. The setting is perhaps the interesting part: Ms. O’Brien’s home is in what they all call “a trailer park.” Montauk Shores, the roughly 200-unit manufactured home community that overlooks Ditch Plains Beach, isn’t what immediately comes to mind when one thinks of a trailer park. The crash of ocean waves pierces the air, and nearly everything in the park looks to be in pristine condition — including the manicured lawns, the smoothly paved roads and the “trailers.” For many people, living in a manufactured home isn’t a choice, but a necessity. Here, the “trailers” are several people’s second or third homes, … [Read more...] about Inside Montauk’s Luxurious ‘Trailer Park’
How Much Would A Good Home Cleaning Cost In The Ramona Area?
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