Tried a different tack yesterday in approaching MHP owners and managers looking for LD possibilities.
I went to one of Ocalas trashier MHPs and found just what I expected. Weekly rentals, pit bulls, nightime activity and bars on windows (illegal in a mobile home rental here). Wow. 31 spaces, 14 occupied, no on-site management and belligerent tenants.
I was taking pictures of a FSBO 14 X 70 when the neighbor came out on porch with a pit on aleash and asked what I was doing, Told him what i was doing and he said I looked like popo. LOL I went about my biz and he went back inside his hovel
folks, there are Parks you just don’t want to enter…this was one of em.
I left a card and got a call at 10 PM last night from Owner of mobile and he was tripping. He asked why I left a card with my name and phone number and I said I was interested in his mobile for sale. Long story short he moved into the Park 2 years ago, anice setting with lots of familes. Lot rent of 125. He was from Michigan and thought life was good. Paid 11K cash for trailer (1984 S/W) and 2 months later Park was sold to two brothers from Miami. Rent was raised to 200 per month, thugs moved in, families moved out and his wife and infant daughter moved back to Michigan to live with his parents.
He works at the local Kangaroo for min. wage and is barely hanging on. I asked why he didn’t just leave and go home and he said it would ruin his credit breaking a lease.
WT? he wants to GIVE me title and bounce on Greyhound back home. I explained if I bought it I needed to talk to Owners in Miami…he told me there was no phone number only mailbox number for the LLC that owns the Park. OMG! two months ago a hose bib broke on an exterior line and shot water in the air for 8 days. The City (city water) capped the line and charged the owners. Over 60K gallons of water wasted and NO ONE called the Owners or the city.
I’m very sorry to say I can’t help this guy and make a buck too. This scenario happens every day in FL. Bills are being paid in this Park and taxws are current. Brothers are either rich and need the write-offs or laundering money…nothing else would explain a 400K purchase price cash and no improvemnts ar infill.
This a war zone now and the Park is almost worthless.
I refuse to even go in this Park again.
Did I do right or can anyone see a way to help this guy AND make a buck or two?