The February 2024 Mobile Home Park Investing Newsletter

How Do You Prepare For Stagflation? Very Carefully.

The last time the U.S. faced “stagflation” was 44 years ago under Jimmy Carter. I should know because I was there. In fact, I was 19 years old when it arrived and I had a summer job standing in lines at gas stations all day long for an advertising agency owner who tried to keep his car full of gas so that he could go to meetings. It was during a period of gas rationing which was just one part of the complete collapse of society as we knew it. The general tenor of the period was desperation and disbelief and we all knew that Carter was so bad at his job that it would be a miracle if we survived until his term ended. Fortunately, Reagan stepped in and saved America. Sound familiar? History has literally repeated itself as discussed in this article.

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 334 - Where Science Meets Superstition

Some of the theories behind the correct way to buy and operate mobile home parks comes from careful testing and study. But still others are passed down from earlier generations of park owners who simply believe them to be so, even in the absence of any scientific reasoning or data. In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast we’re going to explore some of these superstitions that often prove to be accurate despite their lack of statistical reinforcement.

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Should You Put RV’s On Lots In Mobile Home Parks?

There are 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring per day in the U.S. and a large percentage of those have a goal of downsizing as part of that new lifestyle adjustment. Given the fact that millions of these Baby Boomers already own RVs, the concept of simply selling their home and moving into an RV comes up fairly early in the conversation. But where can they place that RV to live in it full-time? Most RV parks don’t typically allow for full-time occupancy, instead having a stay limit of around 60 days or so. The only option for this housing concept are mobile home parks.

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 333 - Strategies To Approach High Risk/High Reward Deals

Sam Zell always used the axiom that you should always buy deals with low risk/high reward, never buy deals with high risk/low reward and the ones that require thinking are those with high risk/high reward. So how do you approach those type of deals? That’s the focus of this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast.

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Mastering the Art of Negotiation in Mobile Home Park Acquisitions

In the vast landscape of negotiation advice, a common misstep is to oversimplify the process, especially when it comes to substantial investments like mobile home parks. Unlike the transactional approach often depicted in media or generalized negotiation guides—which can range from selling everyday items to negotiating multi-million-dollar deals—the reality of negotiating a mobile home park purchase is far more nuanced.

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 332 - Embezzlement Scams And How To Avoid Them

For the park manager that wants to cheat you, stealing cash is old school. There are a number of bigger scams that involve an enhanced level of sophistication in today’s world. In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast we’re going to explore the latest embezzlement strategies that some managers deploy as well as how best to avoid them.

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 331 - The Bi-polar Nature Of Vacancy

Mobile home park vacancy can either be an asset or a liability – and this bi-polar nature is typically separated by a very fine line. In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast we’re going to examine how something that could equate to greater net income in the future may also be viewed as a terrible liability in the near-term.

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Navigating the Challenges of Difficult Tenants: A Modern Guide

In the world of property management, encountering challenging tenants is an inevitability that many of us dread. These individuals test the limits of our patience and policies, often seeming to revel in the chaos they create. From incessant complaints about trivial matters to outright rule-breaking, their actions can significantly impact the harmony and operational efficiency of a mobile home park.

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