The April 2024 Mobile Home Park Investing Newsletter

Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 342 - After-Sale Repairs

Even if you sell a mobile home in “as is” condition and make no warranties, there is always the risk that the phone will ring with the homebuyer asking for a needed repair. In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast we’re going to review the obligations of the park owner from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

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Balancing Acts: Managing Tenant Relations and Rent Collection for Landlords

Evictions often paint landlords in an unfavorable light, suggesting they lack compassion. Yet, this simplified view doesn’t fully capture the true dynamics between property owners and tenants. Let's consider why eviction can be a necessary part of property management and how landlords can handle it thoughtfully.

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 341 - The Problem With Over-Qualified Managers

Very few Harvard MBAs apply for jobs as mobile home park managers – and that’s probably a good thing. In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast we’re going to explore the problems with over-qualified managers and why they rarely work out despite having glamorous resumes.

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Bing Crosby Owned A Mobile Home Park?

Yes, and so did George Burns, Gracie Allen, Barbara Stanwyck, Greer Garson, Jack Benny, Claudette Colbert, and Danny Kaye. Even Lucille Ball owned a mobile home park. And then there’s Stanley Marcus – the founder of Neiman Marcus – who owned a mobile home park in Dallas. Effectively, all the stars and notable people of the 1950s owned mobile home parks at one point. Why?

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 340 - Strategies To Get Contracts Signed

You cannot have a deal until both parties of signed. So how can you push the seller to sign on the dotted line after spending so much time on discussion? In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast we’re going to explore the different way to motivate sellers to execute the sales contract.

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Navigating the Challenges of Acquiring Mobile Home Parks with Park-Owned Homes

Acquiring mobile home parks often presents a unique set of challenges, particularly when a significant portion of the homes within the park are owned by the park itself. The key to successfully navigating these transactions lies in the delicate balance of negotiation, especially regarding the valuation of park-owned homes. While some parks may have a negligible number of such homes, making little impact on the overall deal, others can feature a substantial percentage, ranging from 20% to over 50%. This scenario places the valuation of these homes at the forefront of the negotiation process.

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 339 - Broker Commissions And The Law of Unintended Consequences

The National Association of Realtors settled a class action lawsuit recently (following a $1.8 billion jury award in Missouri) and now the real estate commission of 6% that is baked into a standard single-family home transaction is changing to where the buyer no longer has to pay a commission. Good news for the consumer, right? Wrong. This perversion of justice is about to have massive consequences for all the celebrating folks that think this will lower the cost of home ownership. And it will also have extremely positive results for mobile home parks.

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Case Study: How Adam Successfully Bought Three Mobile Home Parks

Adam lives in California yet owns three highly successful mobile home parks in Illinois. Adam shares how he found the parks, negotiated them, financed them, improved their profitability, and now operates them

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 338 - Using The Power Of Charts And Graphs

Numbers are words are great, but there’s something about charts and graphs that takes your management to the next level. In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast we’re going to explore the many ways that you can use visual elements in buying and operating mobile home parks for maximum productivity.

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