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Stinking Up the Place: Manufactured Home Community Issues

April 6th, 2017 Comments off
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The Ortega Village Community. Credit: MHVillage.

In Jacksonville, Florida, residents of the Ortega Village community say that they are tired… of the smell.

But it turns out that some residents may be causing the issue.

Per First Coast News, behind an attractive entrance to the community, lies a smelly, and potentially hazardous problem.

Sewer lines continue to back up at Ortega Village, and according to at least one resident, it’s been an ongoing issue.

It is disgusting and it has been going on too long,” said resident Kameelah Haywood.

I’ve been here a year and it has probably been five times where we have had sewage backed up into my toilet, and into the tub.”

The community, operated by Michigan Based RHP Properties and Bayshore Home Sales, has managed to identify the problem in a recent letter to residents.

We are experiencing high volume of sewer back up due to non- flushable items…. Socks, Shirts, Baby Wipes, golf balls, grease.”

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One of the backups. Credit: First Coast News.

Haywood says that in past instances, plumbers would come out to fix the problem, but that the fixes were temporary, as the backups would happen shortly afterwards. She also can’t figure out why the non-flushable items would affect her.

I’m not putting any of those things down the drain so why would I have that problem? asked Haywood.

It is my neighbor and the other neighbor, it is three of (them) that I know of.”

Residents say that the backups happen so often, they have to remove the sewer clean out cap to get the stench and sewage out of their homes. They also believe that they know what the issue is – the community’s lift station, which moves wastewater from lower to higher elevations.

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An unrelated lift station. Credit: Pollution Control Systems.

Haywood, who pays $650 a month in rent, says that she just wants the problem solved.

I feel it is their problem they should take care of it,” said Haywood.

Put me in another trailer [sic] or take care of the problem permanently.”

The Daily Business News recently has reached out to RHP Properties for comment and will update this story accordingly.

For more on sewage related challenges for manufactured home communities, including the case of Elmwood Mobile Manor in Puyallup, Washington dealing with the effects of flooding from a new community development, click here. ##

 

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Crowdfunding the American Dream With Manufactured Housing?

March 25th, 2017 Comments off
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In Jacksonville, Florida, one company is taking a unique path to offer the American dream of homeownership to more citizens.

And manufactured housing is center stage.

Park Place Communities (PPC), a national real estate investment company specializing in affordable housing, is seeking a total of $1 million in capital to facilitate a large-scale affordable home project.

According to Globe St., PPC plans to take existing manufactured homes, renovate them, and sell them to qualified buyers using five-year amortized mortgages. The buyer will make monthly payments for five years at 12 percent.

This allows buyers to purchase the mobile home [sic] for about the same monthly cost of renting,” said CEO Andrew Lanoie of PPC.

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Andrew Lanoie. Credit: LinkedIn.

There is a huge demand for affordable housing right now and there are not enough parks [sic] to fill that void. Right now, there are roughly 50,000 affordable housing parks [sic] in the United States.

The company assisting PPC with the plan is IHT Realty Crowdfunding, a real estate company that helps sponsors raise capital for their acquisitions. PPC is looking to expand its operations and acquire an additional 15,000 to 20,000 manufactured homes over the next few years.

With housing costs projected to rise, Lanoie says manufactured homes are becoming a practical alternative.

As the wage gap in the United States widens, there has been a shift towards lower paying jobs, which leads to an increase in demand for affordable housing,” said Lanoie.

With 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day, 47 percent of which don’t have any retirement savings, affordable houses are their last opportunity of home ownership,” said IHT Realty Crowdfunding CEO Dan Summers.

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A Park Place community. Credit: Park Place Communities. 

According to a statement, Park Place Communities is a national Top 100 owner-operator of manufactured home communities, and currently owns 13 in eight states with nearly 1,000 total homesites.

Mobile home parks [sic] are one of the most stable and predictable investments during a recession and recovery,” said Lanoie.

As Daily Business News readers are already aware, the myths, and the facts surrounding manufactured housing abound. To learn more, including why manufactured housing is the solution hiding in plain sight for many to achieve the American Dream, click here. ##

 

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Triad Financial Services Announces Record Loan Origination Volume

November 21st, 2016 Comments off
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Credit: Triad Financial Services.

Triad Financial Services, Inc. (Triad) today announced loan origination data for the first 9 months of 2016. A total of 5,684 loans have been funded by Triad for the 9 months ending 9/30/16, a 35 percent increase over the same period in 2015.

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Don Glisson, Jr. Credit: Triad Financial.

I am very proud of the entire team at Triad, as growing 35% in one year is no easy task but our team answered the challenge and exceeded expectations,” said Triad Financial Services CEO Don Glisson, Jr.

Our growth has outperformed the industry the past several years and we believe our superior products and best in class customer service will be the reasons we continue this trend.

Triad Financial Services is a privately held, full service finance company based in Jacksonville, Florida with locations in Bourbonnais Illinois, Irvine California, Atlanta Georgia and Wichita Kansas. For the full story, click here.

For an interview with Don Glisson, Jr., please click here. ##

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