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Do mobile homes bother u? (by Roy [AL]) Sep 29, 2022 7:56 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by Johnny B. [MA]) Sep 29, 2022 8:03 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by Ken [NY]) Sep 29, 2022 8:15 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by Dave [MO]) Sep 29, 2022 8:44 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by Tonia [RI]) Sep 29, 2022 9:08 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by MikeA [TX]) Sep 29, 2022 9:13 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 29, 2022 9:57 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by S i d [MO]) Sep 29, 2022 10:16 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by RB [TN]) Sep 29, 2022 10:21 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Sep 29, 2022 11:22 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by WMH [NC]) Sep 29, 2022 12:41 PM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by WMH [NC]) Sep 29, 2022 12:41 PM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by LTD [AZ]) Sep 29, 2022 4:02 PM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by Homer [TX]) Sep 30, 2022 12:07 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by Duplexer [IL]) Sep 30, 2022 6:42 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by Duplexer [IL]) Sep 30, 2022 6:55 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by Roy [AL]) Sep 30, 2022 9:10 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by Salernitana [CA]) Sep 30, 2022 11:30 AM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by pete [OR]) Oct 1, 2022 1:54 PM
       Do mobile homes bother u? (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Oct 1, 2022 3:53 PM

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Do mobile homes bother u? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 7:56 AM
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For this post, lets assume you live in a Class A or B neighborhood with a vacant lot across the street from your house. Someone buys that vacant lot and wants to put a brand new double wide mobile home on it. Is this going to bother you in any way?

My real question is: do mobile homes devalue (depreciate) any neighborhood where traditional foundation built houses already exist?

Would you ever buy a vacant lot just to keep someone else from building on it? --71.207.xxx.x




Do mobile homes bother u? (by Johnny B. [MA]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 8:03 AM
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Yes it would bother me. When lots were sold in my neighborhood there was a requirement in the deed to build a house within X timeframe and the size of the house had to be at least X square feet. This was done to keep the neighborhood attractive and promote appreciation. --73.186.xxx.xxx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 8:15 AM
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Yes that would bother me for 2 reasons,i dont want any houses across the street from me as it is woods and i like seeing wildlife and i dont want someone dropping a mobile home there because yes it would affect the value of my house,this is the north and mobile homes as a rule mean poor white trash.I would not buy the lot at this location because we are planning to move soon but i would do that if i can at a new house if i intend to stay there for awhile --74.77.xx.xx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 8:44 AM
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Yes, it would bother me to have a mobile home across from me in a neighborhood as you described.

I would buy the lot to make sure the value of the neighborhood would not decline with a mobile home across the road. --12.181.xxx.xx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by Tonia [RI]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 9:08 AM
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Yes, in a class A area, however, in a rural area where land is vast and more secluded, no. I own one, and rent it out, in this type of area also. All the tenants I have had in it offer to buy it for the serene location and privacy factor. --68.15.xx.xx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 9:13 AM
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Yes it devalues the stick built properties around it. That is why in many locations A-C properties are usually protected by zoning ordinances that preclude mobile homes being brought in. Some neighborhoods are mixed zoning which allows both stick built and mobile homes. In my neck of the woods those neighborhoods are all D or F.

In rural settings, where there are no zoning laws, I've seen the same done with deed restrictions that are added when a property divided up and sold in smaller parcels. --209.205.xxx.xx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 9:57 AM
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It would really depend on what the investment objective on the initial purchase. Typically in a class B property, there is some appreciation even in cash flow locations.

The Double Wide in itself isn't going to be used as a comp for a stick built house. But a double wide next to a nice place isn't helping out your neighborhood values. I would tend to think this location isn't a class B location. If it is, it is trending in the wrong direction

Class B locations tend to some of the most desirable locations an area offers. If that statement is true, I would ask myself why is there even an empty lot to build upon if it is indeed so desirable.

If you are asking if it is wise to buy a lot simply to prevent future development, I would not be a fan of doing that unless it was right door to my own place. But if this lot is in the path of progress, maybe it is a good investment. Are double wides the progress I want? Well that tends to be moving the wrong way --24.101.xxx.xxx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 10:16 AM
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No, it would not be annoyed one bit.

If I own a house in a neighborhood where zoning doesn't prohibit trailers/mobiles, then the only reason there's trailer across the street is that I chose to buy that home in that location and by default that means I also agreed to all the stipulations that came with it. I have no one to blame or thank for that other than myself. If I failed to due my due diligence on zoning...then although I might be surprised it's still the same story.

Caveat emptor!

If I don't want something going on the lot across the street, then I would buy the lot. Now it's mine and I have the first, last and only say of what goes there. Done. Otherwise, come what may I have no say.

--184.4.xx.xx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 10:21 AM
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The characters that tend to live in them

bother me more.

Ask any Police Officer, behaviors have patterns.

--24.183.xxx.xxx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 11:22 AM
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if it was in an upscale area it would be manufactured housing, no? and it would rent for more than a typical trailer so maybe not so bad, but sure I'd say it brings down property values. --172.58.xxx.xx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 12:41 PM
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Mobile, Modular or Manufactured?

We had a Manufacturered home in a now-million dollar neighborhood. Ski Chalet A-frame look, with additions. Home Inspection said it was over-built compared to most housing he examines. NO WAY to know it was factory-built and assembled on-site. We were the Buyers.

Mobile: single wide, even on a foundation there is no hiding it is a mobile. Low roof, pitch, etc. However, I have seen people REALLY glam them up and turn them into permanent housing.

Modular (double-wide:) same thing with roof and siding and foundation. But again, can be really glammed up after-market.

So it all depends. --216.12.xxx.xxx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 12:41 PM
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Mobile, Modular or Manufactured?

We had a Manufacturered home in a now-million dollar neighborhood. Ski Chalet A-frame look, with additions. Home Inspection said it was over-built compared to most housing he examines. NO WAY to know it was factory-built and assembled on-site. We were the Buyers.

Mobile: single wide, even on a foundation there is no hiding it is a mobile. Low roof, pitch, etc. However, I have seen people REALLY glam them up and turn them into permanent housing.

Modular (double-wide:) same thing with roof and siding and foundation. But again, can be really glammed up after-market.

So it all depends. --216.12.xxx.xxx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by LTD [AZ]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 4:02 PM
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Yes. That is a reason for zoning. In a rural area on acreage mixed construction is one thing. A manufactured home on a ranch, with a drive and a few outbuildings / metal barn is one thing, and fits in with your basic 3/2 stick built or log lodge style. But a singlewide on blocks down Tobacky Road without skirting and several dead cars as "yard art" is another.

As you know we've been installing manufactured homes on infill lots. The whole area is zoned for mobiles or site built. The area has appreciated greatly. But values are all over the place. The city has been pushing for site built infil, but the numbers don't work. There's been a few stick homes going up even a few two story - right next to junk trailers from 1972.

But those homes have not appreciated like ours in an HOA. Our home has tripled in 6 years. Whereas the folks buying infil properties will probably only appreciate due to land value.

My customers are retirees cashing out of lower income parts of CA. Maybe they have 500k equity and to have anything left to supplement their Soc Sec would be forced into an older stick home, with all this issues. Our pitch has been why buy someone elses problems when you can buy a brand new turn key energy efficient home for the same price or a little more and not worry about anything for the rest of your life.

As WMH said, a tastefully done manufactured home on land can appreciate and not affect surrounding homes, but a cheap install will look exactly that.

--47.216.xxx.xxx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 12:07 AM
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Not allowed in my town, but, yes I would buy a vacant lot to control what happens to it, if I lived near it. My dream is to move about 70 miles outside my area and put a mobile home on a 10 acre lot to live in. Property taxes are so high and I am sick of paying them. Perhaps a mobile home would be much less property tax for me to pay --47.32.xxx.xxx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by Duplexer [IL]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 6:42 AM
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One single mobile home is not a trailer court. A brand new double wide mobile home is going to be brand new, it will look nice. Are they going to own this themselves, or rent it out?

If they're going to own it themselves, then frankly I don't think it will make any difference to property value.

What you are apparently looking at are maybe senior nesters who decided to go the mobile home route, as building a house would cost a fortune. If so they'll make it look like a house. Perhaps they also think, hey, if we decide to move one day, we can take the house.

You're set to go. They will dolly that thing up and make it beautiful.

Would I buy a house with a whole trailer court across the street?

No.

You can certainly buy the lot to keep someone from building on it, if you can afford it that's nice. However bearing in mind you have to mow it, and pay the property taxes every year.

Personally I'd rather look at a pretty new mobile home across the street and pocket thousands in property taxes anyday, but I'm not loaded.

--162.200.xxx.xx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by Duplexer [IL]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 6:55 AM
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"Would I buy a house with a whole trailer court across the street?

No."

Why? Because I've seen people come and apply for apartments who used to live in trailer courts. IDK I just picture red nks with Jebediah beards stumbling around and throwing beer bottles..... mama screaming, babies wailing and 12 dogs barking, gunshots..... Grannies sitting on rockers staring at you from across the street, clouds of pot wafting over. LOL. Ewwwkay.

Just a little landlord humour, only kidding.

But one brand new trailer is a world of difference. Thats a different kind of person entirely.

--162.200.xxx.xx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 9:10 AM
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Duplexer,

Two years ago I owned a house out in the country and after rehabbing it, I had the best looking house on the block. Next door was a brand new double wide and from the street you could not tell it was a mobile home. It looked really nice especially since the crawlspace skirting had been professionally done and it also had a new concrete driveway which most MH do not have. 6 blocks up on the same street, there was a Class F mobile home park which made me nauseous to drive up there. This was a neighborhood where you could see Class B, C, D and F houses all located all on the same street!

I sold my country house just as the RE market was getting hot in this hood. I got a full price offer in less than 48 hours! --71.207.xxx.x




Do mobile homes bother u? (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 11:30 AM
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The Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in the uber A+ City of Palo Alto, CA has not lowered property values. Its first yelp review is rather telling, however.

I've met people who purchased lots to indeed keep developers away. Sometimes a city will sue the owners so as to help broker a sale to a mega-developer who promises perks to the city. --73.158.xxx.xxx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by pete [OR]) Posted on: Oct 1, 2022 1:54 PM
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No, It's the people not the places that matter to me. --35.132.xxx.xxx




Do mobile homes bother u? (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Oct 1, 2022 3:53 PM
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In the event of severe weather doubt a mobile home will stand up to high winds where now more then ever it is worthwhile to reinforce existing homes to withstand severe weather. In terms of energy efficiency a mobile home is poorly insulated where utility costs will be high. The ideal home is poured concrete or block with high levels of insulation along with a strong metal roof. In the EU they do not wood frame houses at all where some areas where had a severe weather only minor damage. Insurance companies are going to look how strong a building is before insuring. High rates or not at all as building will written off after a severe weather event. Eventually building codes will upgraded along with energy efficiency requirements. --68.69.xxx.xxx



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