Welcome to the Mobile Home Park Academy podcast. In this episode, Charles and I will discuss mistake number 13 from our popular eBook, “The 21 Biggest Mistakes Investors Make When purchasing their First Mobile Home Park…and how to avoid them.”
You can fix many things in a mobile home park, but the one thing you can’t fix is the size of your lots. There are many parks that were built many, many years ago when mobile homes were routinely 40-50’ in length with lots designed with that size of home in mind. The problem is that most newer post-HUD era homes are much larger (60’, 70’, and even 80’+ in length) and would never fit onto those smaller lots and there aren’t many options to purchase smaller homes should you need to replace on of these smaller 40 to 50’ homes.
It’s imperative that you understand what your backup plan is should you ever lose a home and need to reoccupy that empty lot. A lost home equals lost revenues and if that lot can never again be occupied due to it’s size then you might find yourself in a situation where you have a shrinking park on your hands. Know your options…