Re: Mobile Problem - Posted by Frankie
Posted by Frankie on September 05, 2003 at 14:17:26:
Dear Chuck and perhaps Phil,
I would only be an idiot if I didn’t ask any questions.
It seems to me that my intention was not clear when I was sharing the information I had at hand.
I came across a Single Wide, 1961 Anderson Mobile Home for just $1,000. The Mobile Home is in excellent condition. From my eyes, it just needs a new paint job on the outside. Everything inside is in its original wooden style.
At first I was trying to picture on the idea of trying to restore this mobile home to its original appearance. Keeping it in the 60’s look. As you would do when trying to restore an old classic car? But it’s also 10X50. Which mean it’s too long to have it park out front of your house.
I have not started negotiating with the owner, and I am pretty sure I can bring the price down even more.
Chuck, you made several points to me the first time around. And I did take it to heart. Made me realizing about bring it up to code, and the wires will need to be replace. At that time, I already decided to back away from the deal. However, I did find out that the mobile home has passed the HUD inspection.
I have spent a great deal of time trying to find a park that would accept this home, if I was to buy it. The answer is No. It’s too old and too ugly, and just for being a very long single wide mobile home.
I did realize that there isn’t enough Mobile Home Parks to go around. And finding out that the owner of the nearby Mobile Home Park has sold its 120 space to some real estate developer. There aren’t enough Mobile Home parks for me to do anything. (Business or Personal) Just mean more business for the Mobile Home Parks owner.
If I am such an idiot, how did I get a Double Wide Mobile Home in California that didn’t cost me anything? My problem with this 4 bd and 2 ba home is that the park has rules about me renting out the home. I can sell it, but I can’t rent it out. It’s one of those family residential parks.
Chuck, you are the fourth person to suggest that I read Deals on Wheels. I just brought it. I am trying to keep an open mind. Only idiots don’t keep their minds open.
Thanks for your input,