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Wheel Estate – Manufactured Home Consumer – Special Shopping Report

May 27th, 2019 Comments off

 

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While there are arguably market-manipulations afoot that impact manufactured housing, it would be inaccurate to pin the responsibility for all lost sales on a ‘rigged system.’  Retailers and communities can make a difference in their local market. Rephrased, we believe that individual companies do have a level or responsibility for doing what they can in their market, as this teaser will outline.

 

 

An investor recently called MHProNews to get some tips on shopping for a new HUD Code manufactured home or a modular home. Tips were duly provided, along with suggested reading.

That investor is planning to buy one or two homes initially for property owned, which will then be resold. As stated, that investor will pay cash, no financing necessary.  This isn’t hypothetical, or a mystery shopper, it is a real and serious buyer.

He checked in earlier to say that he’s since shopped 7 different manufactured home locations. He’s made and is making notes. Some of those who he’s shopped are independents, others are vertically integrated chain retailers of one of the big 3 or other companies.

Initially impressed with some retailers, that shopper said he discovered that some did not return follow up calls for more information.

Others, who asked him to ‘register’ upon arrival at their retail sales office, never followed up by phone or otherwise – even though they had completed contact information.

 

2 Upcoming Special Reports

There will be a series of special reports on manufactured home marketing and selling. That manufactured home shopper plans to provide a detailed, written report in June, which MHProNews will feature.

We will also provide a report tomorrow on manufactured home marketing and sales. Stay tuned for both.

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“Lead, Follow … Or Get Out of The Way”

Shocking, True State of the Manufactured Housing Industry, plus Solutions for Profitable, Sustainable Growth – May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“FEAR, Manufactured Homes, and a Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis,” Special

June 12th, 2018 Comments off

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Popular ValuePenguin recently featured a column on manufactured homes entitled, “Fear, Manufactured Homes and a Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis.”

It opens with, “Fear affects decision-making every day. But often, “fear” is an acronym for “false evidence appearing real.” Our research indicates that the solution to the affordable housing crisis is hiding in sight, but fear and prejudice have kept it from being widely embraced.”

This “ValuePenguin op-ed, manufactured home experts Tom Egelhoff and L. A. “Tony” Kovach explain why fear and prejudice are keeping a key solution to the affordable housing crisis from being widely embraced.”

The article linked below sparked the team work between “Tom and Tony.”

Talk Radio “Open for Business Host” Tom Egelhoff Sounds Off On “MOBILE HOMES” as “AFFORDABLE HOUSING ANSWER”

The pro-industry article by “Tom and Tony” can be read in its entirety at this link here, or at the link below.

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Manufactured Home Owners Get Special Surprise

March 30th, 2017 Comments off
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In Bismarck, North Dakota, a long running discussion about special assessments provided manufactured home owners a surprise.

One that they weren’t necessarily looking for.

According to FOX West Dakota, some manufactured home property managers were surprised to learn they were paying more than traditional homeowners on special assessments.

Well they’re paying the same level for taxes as other conventional homes. They don’t get the same services and they are assessed at a higher ratio,” said Myron Atkinson, owner of the Tatley Meadows home community.

By rule, anything classified as commercial property pays special assessments at a two to one rate. Manufactured homes recently received a slight reduction, spurred by a group represented by Atkinson. The Daily Business News covered that story here.

There is a compromise made for manufactured home parks [sic] that they charge somewhere between one and two, or a 1.5 factor for street related special assessments,” said Gabe Schell, City Engineer for Bismarck.

Usually the commercial properties have a higher property tax value to them and have more benefit, we would say, from having an infrastructure network.”

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Even though his group made some progress, Atkinson says they just want what’s fair.

We’re not asking that manufactured homeowners get a break. We’re asking that everyone gets treated the same, said Atkinson.

Right now, things aren’t.”

The city has opted to create a task force to evaluate special assessments in the city, and the task force will take a look at how the city uses and charges special assessments and will report their findings to the city council and mayor.

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