I am looking at purchasing a park. If people would be so kind I’d like to get an idea of your thoughts. As a point of reference I own a small park now (42 spaces).
Its a 60 space MHP. Space rent is $150. It has 26 homes in the park at this time. 11 of those homes are tenant owned (9 occupied, 2 vacant, all paying space rent). 15 homes are park-owned - 3 rented at $270 including space rent, 7 needing various levels of remodel to make them rentable, 5 that need to be moved out or trashed. All homes are late 70’s to mid 80’s models. City sewer and city water. Gravel roads.
Its in a small town of around 4000-5000 people. Not a lot of upside in rent. There are 3 other parks in the town, total of about 60 occupied spaces, space rents ranging from $100-$150 per month.
The park needs a fair amount of cleanup - dirt roads need grading, dead trees cut down and removed, general brush and lawn cleanup, possible water leak in one line (high water bill), trailers need sprucing up on exterior as well.
Monthly numbers: Current rent is around $2500, water bill is $800 which includes park lighting (this is why I believe there is a water leak), taxes $210, insurance $50, manager $165, lawn/snow $140.
What does everybody think at first glance? What kind of value would you place on this park? Or better yet, what would you pay for a park like this? My plan is to clean up park, bring in some decent used trailers (as money permits) to sell on contract to increase revenue, then sell in a few years with the possibility of carrying a portion of the purchase price.