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Manufactured Homes have Gone to Pot

January 13th, 2016 Comments off

wisdom_homes_of_americaMHProNews has learned from einnews that Wisdom Homes of America (OTC PINK:WOFAD) of Tyler, Texas is discontinuing its manufactured home retail centers and returning their energies back to the cannabis industry that has served them well beginning in 2010, according to Jim Pakulis, CEO of Wisdom.

Now legal for medical and recreational usage in 23 states and the District of Columbia, cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, generating billions in annual revenues. Wisdom expects the strong trend to continue for at least five years, and intends to capitalize on the company’s knowledge of the industry.

Aligning itself with leading technology and services, Wisdom (which will develop a new name within 60 days) has chosen a product, Cannastrips, cannabis infused oral strips, which releases a controlled dosage of cannabis, for which the company intends to execute a licensing agreement with Canna Delivery Systems, Inc.

Says Pakulis: “The cannabis industry is now evolving very fast. Billions of dollars are now invested in the space. Combining that with a better understanding of the regulatory environment will result in, among other things, nationally recognizable brands. These brands will have quality ingredients with superior packaging providing the consumer with consistency and reliability, which we believe is provided with Cannastrips.” ##

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Wisdom Homes Offering Land-Home Package Deal for Manufactured Homes

May 27th, 2015 Comments off

wisdom_homes_of_americaManufactured home (MH) retailer Wisdom Homes of America, Inc. (OTCQB: WOFA), based in Tyler, Texas, is teaming up with Sherman Countryside, LLC to sell MH to consumers who will purchase homesites on land developed by Sherman in six subdivisions comprised of 185 developed lots in Sherman, Texas. Wisdom Homes will continue to open retail centers near the subdivisions and throughout northern Texas.

Jim Pakulis, CEO of Wisdom Homes of America, says, “We’re taking a successful model, which is opening and operating manufactured home retail centers in Texas, and making it even better for the home buyer. By offering move-in-ready, quality, affordable homes we increase our revenues and decrease the length of time it takes for a home buyer to move in. In short, it saves the home buyer time and money, especially since they no longer need to obtain expensive construction financing.

Sherman Countryside will be owned by investors who purchase identified, fully improved residential lots in Sherman, Texas, and purchase homes employing an exclusive agreement with Wisdom Homes which will then sell the land-home packages to consumers. Pakulis and Brent Nelms, the president of Wisdom Homes, will manage Sherman Countryside Management, LLC, a recently formed entity, according to CNNMoney.

Says Nelms, “We see the land-home package as an excellent complement to our retail office model. And there are tremendous real estate opportunities in key areas in the heartland right now. Once we get the Sherman development and sales under way, then our goal is to expand on the retail office, subdivision model.

As MHProNews has reported numerous times, the most recent being April 3, 2015, Texas is far and away the leader in shipments of MH. Sherman, Texas is near the Oklahoma border. Oklahoma ranks number ten of all the states in shipments. ##

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Wisdom Homes Announce New Development on Texas – Oklahoma Border

February 4th, 2015 Comments off

wisdom-homes-new-development-texas-oklahoma (2)Wisdom Homes Of America, Inc., announced on February 4 that the company has an option to acquire 25 residential lots in Sherman, Texas, on which to locate manufactured homes.

“We are continually striving to make the manufactured home buying experience easier and faster for our customers,” Brent Nelms, President of Wisdom Homes, said. “Our goal is to help our customers by assisting them in finding residential lots on which to locate their manufactured homes. We also want to offer our customers a manufactured home that is already permanently affixed to the land, with all the improvements in place.”

Globe Newswire tells MHProNews that Nelms pointed out that one of the major benefits of offering a manufactured home permanently affixed to the land is that the sale is considered a real property (real estate) transaction as opposed to a chattel (personal property) transaction. “This important change in transaction classification allows us to utilize the more than 23,000 licensed realtors in Texas to access the listings and market our manufactured homes,” Nelms explained.

Jim Pakulis, CEO of SearchCore, Wisdom Homes’ parent company explained why the Sherman area was chosen as the site of the company’s new development. “The Sherman area is appealing for a number of reasons,” he said. “It has a robust, diversified industry base that is not dependent on oil production alone.”

Since Sherman is located just a few miles from the Oklahoma state line, Pakulis said that this location allows the company to market to home buyers in both Northern Texas and Southern Oklahoma.

SearchCore, Inc., founded in 2010, is a manufactured housing retail center owner and operator. The company is headquartered in Tyler, Texas, and its common stock trades on the OTCQB under the ticker symbol SRER. ##

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Wisdom Homes of America Reports Positive 4th Quarter Results

January 29th, 2015 Comments off

wisdom-homes-of-america-searchcore-logo-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com-SearchCore, Inc., announced this week that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wisdom Homes Of America, Inc., reported sales of $725,000 for the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 106% as compared to $351,500 in sales of manufactured homes for the third quarter of 2014.

“We had steady traffic at our retail stores in the fourth quarter, especially in December, and our revenue came in as expected,” SearchCore President Brent Nelms said. “Also in December, we opened our Mount Pleasant location, our largest retail center to date, with more than three acres to showcase our model home inventory,” he added. “Mt Pleasant will also serve as an inventory warehouse for our other locations. This is an ideal situation for us as we create and grow the ‘hub and spoke’ model in northeast Texas.”

The entire management of SearchCore and Wisdom Homes is encouraged about sales for 2015. It seems that the continued decline in prices of oil has not affected their sales. “We’ve seen no interruption in traffic at our retail stores as a result of the drop in gas prices,” SearchCore’s CEO, Jim Pakulis said. “In fact, less than 10% of our existing customers are in the petroleum industry. Our retail centers are located outside the Texas petroleum belts, and we’ve mapped out our future stores to cater to a variety of robust, diversified industries just like our existing stores do.”

He attributed some of this growth to the fact that Texas continues to bring in many different types of companies from other states due to its business-friendly climate. “This combination of factors positions us for continued growth well into the future,” he added.

SearchCore, Inc., founded in 2010, is a manufactured housing retail center owner and operator. The company is headquartered in Tyler, Texas. The company’s common stock trades on the OTCQB, under the ticker symbol SRER. ##

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Wisdom Homes Celebrates new East Texas Retail Center with 11 pending sales

December 31st, 2014 Comments off

wisdom-homes-of-america=credit-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-Wisdom Homes Of America, Inc., has a lot to be happy about. The company opened its fourth and largest retail center located in Mount Pleasant, Texas, in December with a total of 11 pending transactions.

We began receiving home purchase applications immediately after the bulk of our inventory started arriving in early December, and things haven’t slowed down since,” Brent Nelms, President of Wisdom Homes of America, announced. “In addition to being a flagship retail center, we will be using Mount Pleasant to warehouse inventory as the company continues to expand throughout the northeast region of Texas.

The Globe News Wire tells MHProNews that Jim Pakulis, CEO of Wisdom Homes of America, explained that “Mount Pleasant is strategically located in the northeast corner of Texas, allowing us to capture home buyers from Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. In fact, in less than three weeks, we’ve had both walk-in and phone traffic from all three states.

Located in northeastern Texas, this new retail center is located on three acres adjacent to Highway 271, the major thoroughfare off of interstate 30.

SearchCore, Inc., the parent company of Wisdom Homes of America, was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Tyler, Texas. The company’s common stock trades on the OTCQB, under the ticker symbol “SRER.” SearchCore transitioned out of the website and technology sector side of its operations and into the manufactured home retail industry earlier in 2014.

 

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Jim Pakulis proclaims bold growth plan for manufactured housing retailing

December 1st, 2014 Comments off

Jim-Pakulis-CEO-SearchCore-2-credit=ceocfoexclusives-posted-daily-business-news-manufactured-housing--mhpronews-comJim Pakulis, CEO of SearchCore, the parent company of manufactured housing retailer Wisdom Homes of America, announced today what one industry commentator called a “bold growth” vision..

Globewire carried Pakulis’ open letter, which says that after they spun-off the technology sides of their operations earlier this year, they made the commitment to enter into an grow manufactured housing retail results.

Wholly owned subsidiary Wisdom Homes opened three retail centers in Tyler, Jacksboro and Rhome, Texas.

Brent Nelms, a 32 year industry veteran, who they state has managed the sale of $100 million dollars of factory built homes, heads up the day-to-day side of the firm’s retailing operations.

Pakulis informs MHProNews that, “Our goal is straightforward: we intend to become the largest independent manufactured home retailer in the industry by opening 30 retail stores by 2019. We expect that within nine months of opening, each retail store will sell, on average, 4 manufactured homes per month.  The average sales price per home is approximately $70,000.  Therefore, each store is anticipated to generate $3.36 million in annual revenue.”

Pakulis pointed to the quality of manufactured homes rivaling site built, better pricing, improving economy and other factors – including their management team and ability to tap more seasoned pros – as factors why the believe they can make their projections a reality.

First 9 months revenue for the firm was stated $402,000. ##

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NASDAQ says SearchCore’s Wisdom Homes providing alternative for Boomers

November 10th, 2014 Comments off

wisdom-homes-of-america-searchcore-logo-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com-SearchCore subsidiary Wisdom Homes announced an expansion in marketing to better engage the baby boomers.

Jim Pakulis, CEO Of Wisdom Homes Of America, said,High retiree numbers create a higher demand for alternative housing in areas such as Texas. Cash-rich boomers are purchasing more second homes and empty-nesters-those whose children have left home-are downsizing and buying smaller homes. And boomers on a budget are beginning to find purchasing a manufactured home as an excellent alternative due to is affordability, quality and aesthetics.”

According to BusinessInsider, since 2007, 5.5 million people in the U.S. have retired. Pew Research Center says that some 10,000 baby boomers generation members will reach retirement age daily for the next 19 years. 26% of the US population, or approximately 76 million people, are considered baby boomers.

SearchCore spun off its ManufacturedHomes.com division earlier this year, focusing on its manufactured housing retail operations. ##

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(Editor’s Note: prior stories on this SearchCore/Wisdom Homes, SearchCore Q3 and Merriman gives SearchCore thumbs up.)

SearchCore’s Wisdom Homes of America announces Q3 2014 sales

October 10th, 2014 Comments off

searchcore-logo-parent--company-wisdom-homes-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-Wholly owned SearchCore Inc. subsidiary Wisdom Homes announced sales of $351,500 generated by the sale of manufactured homes in Q3 2014. This was a milestone quarter for the Company because it was our first quarter having our Tyler, Texas retail center fully operational. Inventory arrived in early August allowing us to close transactions and post sales in the second half of the quarter, said President of Wisdom Homes Of America, Mr. Brent Nelms.

“As our sales of manufactured homes increase, we are eager to receive our next shipment of inventory do to arrive in early November which will enable us to continue our growth in the coming months,” commented CEO, Jim Pakulis.

GlobeNewswire tells MHProNews that Tyler, Texas based SearchCore was founded in 2010, but as longtime readers know, the firm’s initial focus was internet based, as their name implies. Their manufactured housing retail operation results reflect a start up in the manufactured housing retail sector; but it should be noted that Nelms and his family have long ties in the factory built housing industry. SearchCore’s common stock trades on the OTCQB, under the ticker symbol “SRER.” ##

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