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Residents of Closing Manufactured Home Community have Concerns Addressed

June 17th, 2015 Comments off

gerry park for mobile homes  gary indiana google photosUpdating a story MHProNews posted June 10, 2015 regarding the closing of Gerry Park for Mobile Homes in Gary, Indiana, and residents concerns of having to move, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says a meeting between company officials and residents has resolved some of the issues.

No company representative was at the previous meeting, leading the mayor to ask for another meeting at which Arogas, Inc. officials said they did not realize some resident concerns, such as manufactured homes with patios attached. In addition, some of the destination communities may not be ready to accept new residents by the end of June. Arogas had offered residents $3,810 if they moved by the end of June.

Mayor Freeman-Wilson was told by company officials they had reached agreements with about 70 percent of the residents, although some residents have retained an attorney and have a list of concerns they want addressed, according to nwitimes.

My overwhelming sentiment from the meeting was that while the residents still remain concerned and understandably so— that’s their home — that the leadership from Arogas is willing to work with the residents and they certainly heard their concerns. And I think that ultimately the residents will be treated in a fair and equitable manner,” Freeman-Wilson said.

She added that while negotiations are between private parties, the city of Gary is willing to help if possible. ##

(Photo credit: google images-Gerry Park for Mobile Homes, Gary, Indiana)

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Indiana Manufactured Home Community closing for Redevelopment

June 10th, 2015 Comments off

gerry park for mobile homes  gary indiana google photosThe Gerry Park for Mobile Homes in Gary, Indiana has been sold to Arogas, Inc. by former owner Pat Quinn which owns Mr. Fuel gas stations in the area. Arogas already owns a 9.3 acre adjoining site that has been rezoned for industrial use and is expected to be home to a new travel center, although some neighbors are opposed to the plan. According to nwitimes, both properties are bounded by Interstate80/94 on the north.

At a meeting with Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, several residents of the 50 homesite community stated their homes are too old to be moved, and others said they would like more time to make the necessary arrangements. The residents are being offered $3,810 if they move by the end of June, $3,540 by the end of July, or $3,270 if they can vacate by the end of August. Previously, Arogas had offered each resident $3,000.

Gary A. Radtke, owner of Radtke Engineering and Surveying, LLC, who represented the new owners at the meeting, but could not make any decisions, said several other manufactured home communities have offered to move some of the homes for free and can come close to matching their site rents. MHProNews understands Mayor Freeman-Wilson wants another meeting next week and expects the property owners to be present.

Radtke said a nearby Mr. Fuel facility employs 70 people and generates $100,000 annually in taxes. ##

(Photo credit: google images–Gerry Park for Mobile Homes, Gary, IN)

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Attention Shoppers: The Time to Buy is Nigh

March 26th, 2012 Comments off

In an rent vs. buy index of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the nation, Trulia has determined it is a wiser decision to buy in 98 of them. The top ten cities where buying a home is a better deal: Detroit, Oklahoma City, Dayton Ohio, Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Michigan, Toledo Ohio, Grand Rapids Michigan, Cleveland, Atlanta, Gary Indiana, and Memphis. The top ten where renting is smarter: Honolulu, San Francisco, New York City, San Jose California, Orange County CA, Los Angeles, San Diego, Colorado Springs CO, Boston, and Albuquerque NM. Trulia compares neighborhoods and properties, and then calculates the ratio between asking prices for rentals and for-sale homes to arrive at its conclusion. Based in San Francisco, Trulia tells it  collects information and maintains unique files on desireable places to live through its many contacts with real estate professionals.

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