Manufactured Housing Is On The Rise. Look For The Lipstick On A Pig!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments 521400, 1501015, 01795582

 

Manufactured Housing Is On The Rise. Look For The Lipstick On A Pig!

 

 

CREST BACKYARD HOMES

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ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractors Inc

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TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments

 

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ZOOM Us On May 24th From 11-12 For A Brown Bag Chat  

 

There’s no doubt about it. In today’s very unfriendly and unaffordable economic environment buyers are thinking long and hard about their options. So what are those options? HUD Manufactured Homes in Manufactured Home Communities. And there are thousands of these communities dotting the landscape throughout the Country. However, please, please, please do your due diligence before your client pulls the trigger. There are several caveats to consider.

  • Is the home level?
  • What type of ground does the home sit on? Clay, decomposed granite, sandy loam, Class II  road base, concrete slab or other
  • Is there any drainage issues ie, ponding/standing water, dampness, soil erosion, etc.
  •  Is there a French drain system around the perimeter of the home that will catch and divert run off and seepage and prevent water from getting under the home? Was it installed properly and effectively?
  • What type of materials were used to support the home? Cement or steel piers? Wood or concrete pads?
  • Are those components in good condition free from rust, deterioration, decomposition, etc.

  • Is there any type of foundation system, engineered tie down system (ETF), earthquake resistant bracing system (ERBS)?
  • Are the screw jacks secured to the beam of the home?
  • Have you had it inspected by an experienced mobile and manufactured home inspector?
  • Has it been inspected for caustic or toxic materials ie formaldehyde or asbestos?
  • What condition is the understructure in?
  • Are there any squeaks in the floor?
  • Do all doors or windows open and close easily?
  • Do any of the doors swing?
  • What is the exterior wall thickness?
  • What type of exterior siding material does it have?
  • What type of interior paneling is there?
  • What's the floor, wall and roofing insulation material made of?
  • What type of roof is it? Rolled metal, pitched gable shingle, flat, other?
  • What is the roof condition?  
  • Has it been re roofed and was it permitted?
  • If re roofed what type of roofing material was used and was the old roof removed?
  • Are there any room additions and were they permitted?
  • Were any doorways removed and new ones installed ie sliders, French doors, Dutch doors, etc and were they permitted?
  • What condition is the community in?
  • Is it owned by private investors?
  • Is it a coop owned by a non profit organization?
  • Is there rent control?
  • What are the rents in surrounding communities?
  • Is the MH community in the path of progress or in a run down declining neighborhood?

If the home is in a resident owned Manufactured Home Community or on private land.

  • Is it on an certified engineered foundation system?
  • Is there a recorded 433a certification (California) or an affidavit of affixture if out of California?

These are only a few of the many things that's incumbent on you to know as a real estate professional. So please join us for this information packed session. The demand for affordable housing is at an all time high throughout the United States. As interest rates and inflation continue to rise affordable options like trailers, Pre HUD mobilehomes and HUD Manufactured Homes are at an all time high. 

Set aside this fast paced one hour Q/A discussion and by all means bring your lunch a cool one and lot's of questions. 

But above all KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING!!

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I really do hope you can join us, it's only for an hour, and you will be glad you did.

 

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John DL Arendsen, Broker, General & Manufactured Home Contractor and Dealer 

TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments

TAG (The Arendsen Group) Real Estate Sales & Investments is a full service, one-stop, turnkey, family owned and operated real estate brokerage, General Contractor, Manufactured Home Contractor, Developer, Investor, Property Manager, Interior Design, Engineering, architectural, Landscape design, Expert Witness, Consulting, Curative Title and Troubleshooting company with over 100 years of combined experience in the San Diego real estate sales, construction, design & development arena.

 

 

 

 

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Comments (36)

John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Exactly right Doug Dawes 

Apr 19, 2022 06:47 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Thanks Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY. Been in the Rain since '08

Apr 19, 2022 06:48 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Absolutely Bob McCranie . Hope you can join us.

Apr 19, 2022 06:49 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You present important caveats to consider, John.  I wish you continued success in the future.

Apr 19, 2022 07:50 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS John, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Apr 19, 2022 07:51 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi John,
Thank you for sharing the Manufactured housing information.
Buyers and sellers in your area will benefit from your expertise.
Wishing you continued success.
Bob

Apr 19, 2022 07:51 PM
Wendy Rich-Soto, Realtor/Broker Associate
Keller Williams Realty, South Bay - San Pedro, CA
Getting you to your next with a zero failure rate!

In Los Angeles everything is so expensive, people are turning to mobile homes out of desperation but the space rent is killing them. Thank you for your post!

Apr 19, 2022 09:20 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello John,  As with many comments here, people are looking to land and adding manufactured home.  The price of infrastructure, home, and of course land, is putting a real strain on people to accomplish even that.  Educational post.  Thank you.

Apr 19, 2022 11:22 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear John,

Love the picture of your drain discharge. That one has to overcome at least 6-8 inches or more. I wonder, if the installer provided instructions for the water to climb up. But that aside, I think some amount of pre-fab process is becoming common, even in traditional construction. If you can squeeze elements together with robotic machines that are always square and true in a climate-controlled barn all year long and then truck the parts to the job site, it speeds up the construction of big houses and ADUs. Manufactured does not have to be shoddy or low quality.

Apr 20, 2022 08:10 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

There is no question..this kind of housing is going to be an option more explored, especially with first time home buyers! Looking forward to the Zoom Meeting on May 24th!

Apr 20, 2022 08:35 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Thanks again for your continued support and the feature Myrl Jeffcoat I very much appreciate you.

Apr 20, 2022 09:07 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Thanks Bob Crane but do know that this information pertains to anywhere. Not just my area. 

Apr 20, 2022 09:08 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Got a chuckle out of that drain discharge did ya Dorte Engel ? That's just one example of several that I'll be sharing on the ZOOM meeting. There's so many ways to screw up a French drain. I think I may have put a couple of my kids through college doing French and perimeter drain systems in, around and under MH's over the 30 years that we provided drainage services.

Apr 20, 2022 09:11 AM
Dorte Engel

So cool. A client has a drain problem at their house, so I am guessing a French drain may be in their future. They have a vegetable garden at the back of the lot, which may be a good place to direct the water, but have not checked the levels to see if the elevation would work or not.

Apr 20, 2022 09:38 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Very well thought list of what to look for in manufactured housing!   Yes, affordability is an issue and modular, manufactured, whichever type will become more desirable than ever before. 

Apr 20, 2022 07:53 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Sounds like you know your stuff Dorte Engel Join us and I'll show you some even funnier drain scenarios.

Apr 20, 2022 09:06 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

That's a very legitimate concern Wendy Rich-Soto, Realtor/Broker Associate. Add to that the dichotomy as the age ole adage goes, "The higher the rent the lower the value of the mobile/manufactured home. That's why it's important to stay in the path of progress or look for non profit rent controlled co ops. We'll be addressing that as well.

Apr 20, 2022 09:10 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Big cost diff between HUD manufactured and MOD Jan Green . We're going to try and address that at the ZOOM meeting as well. 

Apr 20, 2022 09:11 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Looking forward to seeing you as well Dorie Dillard Austin TX . BTW, my daughter and son in law are really loving Austin. Will probably never come back to Cali. But then that gives us a reason to keep visiting TX a few times a year. Just spent 3 lovely days in San Antonio walking the River Walk. Going back again in October for my daughter's 50th. Maybe we can finally meet?

Apr 20, 2022 09:15 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi John goodness gracious people would be nuts to try this on their own going by your extensive list of stuff to be sure off.  You're be so hired if we were considering building one here in Phoenix!

The French drain caught me eye as we have one of those - which isn't common in this  area but we do live by the mountains.

Apr 21, 2022 03:26 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I'd be happy to come help you anytime. You can pick me up in your yellow banana at Palomar (Carlsbad) airport and I'm there.

Apr 21, 2022 08:38 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

LOL you're funny John!  Guess I'd better fire up the banana jet! 

Apr 21, 2022 09:14 PM