Mobile Homes in Cold Climates - Posted by IdahoRob
Posted by IdahoRob on March 16, 2000 at 20:21:47:
The Lonnie deals usually don’t begain in the 90’s Most true lonnie deals are on 1970’s and up.-- single wide.
You will see ever so often some one will post that they do get the newer ones at lonnie’s price of $3000. Or a little more.
This is seldom the case in the northern states how ever.
I know that things cost more in Canada and some of that is because of dollar evaluation etc. So would think you could find these mobile homes 1975 to 1985 in the $4000 to $5000 range and sell them on a created note in the $12,000 to $15,000 range.
I live near the Canadian border in the US about 165 miles and do go up into Canada about 6 times a year.
My hunch is that you saw a sign in a mobile home by the dealer or the park manager spoke to you about this 1990. I would start to focus on the little black red and white for sale signs that the mobile home owners put up and explain to the Park managers that you don’t care if the home is in the 70’s or 80’s. Needing some work.
I was going throught a park in Aggasie Near Harrison Hot springs in Canada and know that these older mh’s do come up for sale.
Doug lets look at this for a moment. If the mobile home is 20 years old and still has someone in it. They must have found a way to keep cosy in the winter. Sense 1976 I belive it is-- mh built in the US have hud standards the same as sfm-----what I saw— at least along the border was mostly US built, and I bet most owners when ordering got the cold weather insulation pac.— Why not look for these older homes, when you see one thats for sale—some evening stop in and see if they are not indeed warm inside. You may very well run into the motivaded seller that all of us need to make a lonnie deal work.
In my neck of the woods the mobile homes have natural gas furances, some in the outlying areas where natural gas is not piped, the mobile home has propane. They use the portable electric space heaters very seldom.
If Mobiles don’t work for you why not try a differant
area of investing. LIke Lease/Options one of the few investor type things that will work in Canada.
I even work differant states. But Doug commuting to Fl. is even to long of one for me LOL. Try the older mobile homes first in your area. Using Lonnies classic step down—always ask when leaving. What is the least you will take if I give you all cash in 2 days. Then don’t say a word untill the owner does.
In your best acting form start to open the door to your car ask another question. Is that the very best you can do??? Start the car and say here is my number, if you change your mind give me a call. Then if you are out near that mobile home area in a week and he hasn’t called you, stop by and say was just wondering if you sold your mobile yet. Do some small talk but don’t stay long, and ask the same questions when leaving. How much will you take if I give you all cash in 2 days. Is that the very best you can do?? You might be doing this step down 3 or 4 times stopping in or calling them about a week apart.
I hope this has helped.