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New York Times reports Long Island “Mobile Home Park” resales command $1 Million

August 28th, 2014 Comments off

montauk-shores-manufactured-home-community-credit-new-yorktimes-bryan-smith-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com-It isn’t just Aspen, Colorado or Malibu, California that one sees 7 figure sales involving manufactured homes in ‘mobile home parks.’ The New York Times  reports to MHProNews  that living-in or getaways-to Montauk Shores manufactured home community on the East End of Long Island has been enjoyed by celebrities such as Andy Warhol and Dick Cavett.

Montauk Shores’ Mr. Alpha Doughan had a contract years ago with Liberty Homes, and sold $5,000 pre-HUD Code mobile homes back in the day on home sites that went for only $10,000. 

It was dad’s legacy,” said Merry Doughan, about the otherwise unassuming factory-built home they are asking $1.1 million for today.

152 owners at Montauk Shores pays $1,100 a year in condo association fees and roughly $1,200 in taxes, with site fees of $1,415 a month. This is a bargain in an area where nearby houses rent for that much a night.

Real estate broker Helen Stubbmann, who listed Doughan’s home says, “If you think about it, it’s still one of the best deals on the East End.” 

The old real estate mantra of “location, location, location” clearly applies to manufactured homes, and facts like these defies those who say that you can’t make a profit re-selling one. ##

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Futuro House looks like a UFO

August 18th, 2011 Comments off

Futuro_House_Wikimedia_Commons posted Manufactured Home Marketing Sales Management HuffPost reports on a public exhibition of The Futuro House. Designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House was created in the late 1960s. The prefab ‘kit’ style home was designed to be highly portable. First presented at an October 1968 fair in London, it met with considerable public interest. The manufacturer, Polykem, built perhaps 50-100. Production ceased in 1973, due to the oil crisis at that time, as part of the component material was petroleum based. Artists, celebrities and advertising firms have used the home off and on since. German advertising and artist Charles Wilp put a Futuro on the roof of his home. Wilp’s guests to the rooftop Futuro included Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein and Mel Ramos.

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