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MHC Residents Look to Lawmakers for Assistance

April 19th, 2017 Comments off

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In the Southern California city of Brawley, families who have been displaced by the closing of the Brawley Mobile Home Park are looking to their local representatives for help.

According to KYMA, more than 40 families are seeking assistance, and 10 community residents were in attendance at a legislative update last week at the Brawly Chamber of Commerce.


Because the majority of residents are Latinos, we have been treated unfairly and stepped on after living here for more than 15 years,” said one of residents in attendance.

Assembly member Eduardo Garcia, on hand with council members from the city to address questions and concerns, said that they are aware of the situation, and had asked for wheels to be put into motion to assist residents.

We’ve also requested from the county to consider doing a workshop after work hours in Brawley, come to the people that are in need of these services and information, to help walk individuals through this process,” said Garcia.


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A city council member also pointed to other issues for the former community and its residents.

Unfortunately the mobile home park [sic] is not in conditions where they can continue living there, so the county of Imperial and the city of Brawley have been working together to try to assist them with relocating, but it has been an issue because a lot of these people do not qualify,” said Council Member Norma Kastner-Jauregui.

Jauregui also pointed out that a potential lack of qualification could be as simple as residents not understanding what resources are available to them.

I believe there is still about 40 families that have not been able to be accommodated, so they find themselves in a situation where they cannot live there and yet they haven’t found another place to live,” said Jauregui.

Residents and officials say that the new owner of the property is in the process of assessing the value of residents’ homes, so that he can make an offer with the hope that it assists them with their relocation.

As Daily Business News readers are aware, redevelopment, for any number of reasons, is a natural course of business, and most owners and operators follow rules and standards to the letter.

As with this instance, this also includes assistance for residents, and opportunities to purchase the community. Residents in Dover Point, New Hampshire, were able to purchase their community right before Christmas. That story is linked here. ##


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RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

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Cash Sales for Homes Increase 19 Percent

May 8th, 2014 Comments off

RealtyTrac reports for the first three months of 2014, 43 percent of all home sales were cash deals, up 19 percent from a year ago, and the highest level since the analysis company began tracking cash sales in early 2011. Cash buyers are more attractive to sellers due to quicker turn around time than going the finance route. “Inventory shortages, as well as lending regulations favor the all-cash buyer,” said Chris Pollinger of First Team Real Estate in Southern California. In spite of a downturn in purchases by institutional investors, reports, there are individual investors and second-home buyers taking up the slack. Miami, New York, Boston and coastal California are attracting a phalanx of foreign buyers who are paying cash. As MHProNews knows, buyers paid on average $207,668 for homes in Q1 2014, 13 percent below the properties’ average estimated value. ##

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MHC Residents Unite

August 13th, 2012 Comments off

nctimes reports from Escondido in southern California incumbent Olga Diaz and challenger Don Greene have received endorsements for city council from the Coalition of Escondido Mobile/Manufactured Home Voters, which represents the city’s 7,000 MHC residents. Greene lives in a manufactured home and has been a strong advocate for issues that affect MHC residents. In a press release the organization said, “CEMV believes that both Olga and Don will work with the residents of the mobile/manufactured home parks and will allow fair and balanced discussion of issues that affect them and all the residents of Escondido.” MHProNews has learned eight candidates are vying for two city council seats.

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Southern California Housing Market Slowly Improving

July 12th, 2011 Comments off

HousingWire reports for the first time since the housing tax credits ended in June 2010 that home sales have spiked in Southern California.  San Diego-based DataQuick says June over May 2011 sales increased 11.6 percent, but still 14 percent below June 2010 for this populous six county area.  June is typically the best month for sales in the area, and has varied from a low of 18,032 in 2008 to 40,156 in 2005.  The median price paid for new and resale homes last month was $285,000, up $5,000 from the previous month.  Over 50 percent of the resale market homes last month was distressed properties.

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