The June 2021 Mobile Home Park Investing Newsletter

Macro Risk Vs. Reward: Where Do Mobile Home Parks Stand In Light Of The New Political Agenda

If you’ve got a low downside and a big upside, you go do it. If you’ve got a big downside and a small upside, you run away. The only time you have any work to do is when you have a big downside and a big upside.

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 201 - Tough Love Revisited

Webster’s defines “tough love” as an expression used when someone treats another person harshly or sternly with the intent to help them in the long run. Right now our nation has never been more off track and that’s filtering down to your residents. In this episode of the Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast, we’re going to talk about current trends in personal accountability, political missteps, and how to fight back against a rising tide of bad resident decisions on a number of fronts.

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The Many Ways To Make Money With Mobile Home Parks And The Necessity To Do So

If you believe the U.S. economy is in great shape then you must not be in your 60’s. That’s because you’d have to be in your 60’s to have been an adult during the era of Jimmy Carter and “stagflation”.How did that era work out? Well, here’s a preview: inflation goes up, the stock market crashes, bonds plunge, and single-family home values plummet. Those who lived in the era of Carter are permanently scarred by what they saw and are better investors because of it. I am one of those people. And that is why I’m 100% bullish on the mobile home park industry at this moment in American history.

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From Housing Crash To Mobile Home Park Success: Todd 2.0

Todd from Ohio built a huge single-family home portfolio and then lost most of it during the Great Recession of 2008, as did most Americans during that dark period in American history. Then he found a new investment he felt worthy of his talents: mobile home parks.

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The Increasing Divergence Of Home And Apartment Pricing And The Impact On Mobile Home Park Performance

If you study the data on www.Bestplaces.net, you will see one unusual anomaly that has a direct bearing on understanding the attractiveness of a market for mobile home park ownership: the astounding difference in single-family home and apartment pricing. Perhaps the best example of this is to be found on the stats for Cairo, Illinois. This city of around 2,100 inhabitants has a median home price of $31,500 yet a three-bedroom apartment rent average of $1,000 per month. How is that even possible? Here are some thoughts:

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 200 - Our 200th Episode Celebration Special

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over four years since we started the Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast. If you linked all those episodes end to end it would last almost 35 hours. So to celebrate our Bicentennial we’ve selected the five top most-viewed episodes and we’re going to discuss how those topics have changed over the course of these broadcasts.

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How I Talked Rosie Off A Ledge And Saved Her Life

I get a lot of calls from various mobile home park owners that find my name and phone number on the internet. These are people that I have never met and have never read a single book or article I have written. Instead, they are going through the internet desperately looking for help to save their property from failing, and when you Google “mobile home park” I come right to the top. One call I remember vividly was from a new park owner named Rosie. Here’s her story.

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 199 - In Volume We Trust

Joe Girard was the highest-selling car salesman in U.S. history, personally selling over 1,400 cars in 1973 alone. He had a simple rule to hit those kind of numbers: focus on volume of leads. And smart mobile home park buyers and owners share this same sentiment. In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast we’re going to discuss how Girard developed this attitude, and how we should all adopt it immediately to hit superior performance on buying parks and filling vacant lots.

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Why The Migration Away From Big Urban Markets Is A Big Deal For Park Owners

One of the big news stories in the U.S. – which gets little coverage in mainstream media outlets since most of them are based in New York City – is the simple fact that people are leaving American cities in a big way to gain a higher quality of life in suburbs and exurbs. Titled “The Great Migration” by some groups,it’s a reversal of the period in U.S. history, starting in the 1920s, when Americans flocked to move to the “big city” from smaller towns across the country, followed by recent trends of both young and old to abandon the safety of outlying areas and move into the city center to be near the “action”. And the net effect of this new exodus megatrend is very favorable for mobile home park owners for a number of reasons.

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How The Unwinding Of The CDC Evictions Moratorium Will Play Out

Despite every bad faith attempt by the Biden administration to accept the Federal Court’s decision that it’s unconstitutional, the national “masks off” policy will probably finally force a day of reckoning on June 30th – the official expiration date of the current CDC evictions order. Here is our opinion of what happens next when the eviction floodgates are opened, and how to best mitigate these factors.

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 198 - What To Do With Last Minute Problems

Nobody likes last-minute changes: particularly not mobile home park buyers. In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast, we’re going to discuss how to work around sudden changes in deal terms that can happen during diligence, financing – or even closing. You have to be flexible in forging some deals, and this topic should be of interest to anyone who has faced making a sudden decision on a property.

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The Secrets To Successfully Getting Extensions From A Seller

Many deals – despite you doing everything correctly to the best of your ability – reach a moment where an extension is necessary from the seller. It typically is the result of the bank’s attorney not getting the loan documents together as promised or a missing or deficient third-party report such as the survey. But regardless, your deal hangs in the balance if the seller should deny your need for more time. So here are the secrets to successfully getting an extension from your seller.

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Non-Recourse Debt Vs. Recourse Debt Vs. The Governor Of West Virginia

When I got into the mobile home park business with my first property “Glenhaven”, one of the chief attractions was the financing. The deal was $400,000 with $10,000 down and the seller financed the remaining $390,000 with non-recourse debt. This was insanely compelling to me as it meant that – no matter what happened – I was only out $10,000 if I walked away from the deal at any moment. Sadly, the Governor of West Virginia did not follow this same conservative posture when he borrowed $700 million with full recourse. So what is recourse vs. non-recourse debt, and why do mobile home parks have so many non-recourse options?

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 197 - The Limits of Creativity

Painting and sculpting requires creative thinking. But it doesn’t make any money. Indeed, creative deal making has limitations. In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast we’re going to review what you can and can’t accomplish with creative thinking when it comes to successful deals.

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