you’re missing something - Posted by Steve-WA
Posted by Steve-WA on April 29, 2007 at 04:57:09:
You’re missing the fact that so many people say it can’t be done.
But we do it all the time. I agree with you; stick-builts can net more cash profit, but the ease and lower stress and time of developing and inserting a doublewide makes it more worth my while. There is less - WAAAAY less - competition for these kinds of deals as well.
Additionally, many find a plus in buying parcels with a burnout, or a singlewide - the utilities are already in, and makes development a lot easier. I am buying two singlewide/quarter-acre packages right now, septic and water and power on the site, that with a DW replacement, will increase value on the parcel by tens of thousands.
However, rather than selling, consider hold and rent these, and pull cash out by way of a refinance; you get a lump sum tax-free, still own the property, still get the tax benefits from depreciation, still get the benefits of property appreciation, and even with a mortgage, the property cashflows.
The only book I know of that teaches any of what you describe is Tony & Scott’s Investing In Mobile Homes
With Land, available on the books & courses section of this site.
You likely will also benefit from attending the boot camp in Asheville NC in August, so heavily advertised here. Not only curriculum on the subject, but networking wth others doing it too, and the potential of developing partnerships!