|June 2018 Fair Housing Update (798K)|
|New York Housing Assoc. 2017 (7.7MB)|
|2017 International Round Table Presentation (7.2MB)|
|What is Crime Free Multi-Housing? (108K)|
Courtesy of Des Moines Police Department: A three phase program to certify Owners/Managers in how to create a crime free multi-housing environment.
|Top 10: You've Stopped Operating Your MHP as an Investment (261K)|
Top 10 Ways to Tell You've Stopped Operating Your
MHP like an Investment: "What Would Warren Buffett Do?"
|The Secret Shame of Middle Class Americans (127K)|
Nearly half of all Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency.
This article by Neal Gabler appeared in the May 2016 issue of The Atlantic.
|7 Day Non-Payment of Rent Schedule (339K)|
This is 7 days of notices to post on the door of a non-paying resident the days between filing the notice of non-payment and filing the eviction. Adjustments can be made based on your home state forms and schedules.
|Concepts for MH Associations (50K)|
Frank Rolfe outlines some concepts he feels may be useful for the Iowa Manufactured Housing Association - but could be applied to other state associations as well.
|Where are the Risks and Opportunities? (1.5MB)|
The NAI Global Outlook by Dr. Peter Linneman, NAI Global Chief Economist, takes a look at where the risks and opportunities are for 2016.
|Mapping the Hourly Wage Needed to Rent a 2 Bedroom Apartment (630K)|
This article by Tanvi Misra in Atlantic CityLab maps the hourly wage needed in every state to rent a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment.
|Rent Increase Letter (47K)|
Here is an example of a rent increase letter.
|More Than Just A Box On Wheels|
This is a segment that aired on CBS Sunday Morning in May 2014.
Mobile designer Jennifer Siegal tells us there's a bright future for mobile / manufactured homes.
Correspondent Mark Strassmann visits the Atocha Mobile Home Park in Santa Fe, N.M., where the emphasis is on affordable housing; and Paradise Cove in Malibu, Calif., where mobile homes can cost millions of dollars.
|Why Bullish Renters Still Aren't Buying (563K)|
This article by John Carney appeared in the September 12, 2014 issue of the Wall Street Journal.
|Million Dollar Mobile Homes (233K)|
This article by Adam Bonislawski appeared in the Wall Street Journal on August 7, 2014. It describes how mobile home communities are attracting a new, wealthier buyer as prices soar in prime locations.
|The Cold Hard Lessons of Mobile Home U. (153K)|
This article by Gary Rivlin appeared in the New York Times, March 13, 2014. It follows Frank Rolfe of Mobile Home Park Store during a session of his well known "Mobile Home Park University" course, which he offers every other month in different places around the country.
Information on the latest boot camp can be found at:
|10 Breeds of Dogs (18K)|
This list of dog breeds tells you which ones are best and worst for confined areas.
|How to Collect ALL of the Rent All of the Time (68K)|
This article by Joanne offers some ideas and suggestions for how to improve rent collections in your community.
|Active Buyers in Today's Market (109K)|
The Recession is over for Mobile Home Parks and Communities. This article talks about who today's active buyer is and what they are looking for in parks and communities. How does your park fit into today's market?
|Manager Job Description (52K)|
A point by point descriptions of duties for resident managers.
|Rent Increases - The Why What When and How (64K)|
This article by Joanne appeared in The Reporter, the publication of the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA). WMA is a nonprofit organization created in 1945 for the exclusive purpose of promoting and protecting the interests of owners, operators and developers of manufactured home communities in California. WMA assists its members in the operations of successful manufactured home communities in today's complex business and regulatory environment.
|FREE Report 8002 (500K)|
The Seven Mistakes to Avoid When You Sell A Mobile Home Park / Manufactured Home Community.
|FREE Report 8004 (186K)|
The Sales Habits of Owners of Mobile Home Parks / Manufactured Home Communities.
|FREE Report 8006 (157K)|
Checklist To Calculate The Value of Your Community.
|FREE Report 8008 (96K)|
Active Buyers In Today's Market.
|Annual Property Operating Data Checklist (55K)|
This checklist accompanies FREE Report 8006.
|FREE Report 8010 (84K)|
The Seven Mistakes To Avoid When You Exchange Real Estate In A 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange.
|FREE Report 8014 (312K)|
How To Sell A Mobile Home Park / Manufactured Home Community That Didn't Sell.
|Hurrican Isaac Preparation Emergency Plan (15K)|
This article on hurrican emergency preparedness comes from Kurt Kelly, the President of Mobile Insurance Agency.
Kurt can be reached at:
25775 Oak Ridge Drive, Suite 110
The Woodland, TX 77380
|Exceeding Expectations / Residential Property Management (1.6MB)|
This course given by the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center outlines how your company can exceed expectations in the residential property management business.
|Manufactured Housing Under Renovation (108K)|
This article from Dawn Wotapka and A.D Pruitt from The Wall Street Journal explains how the latest generation of manufactured homes have corporate executives hoping they will help to update the industry's image to get beyond its association with trailer parks.
|Cash Flow Tips - Pin Your Hopes To These New Revenue Streams (31K)|
Martin N. Burton is a partner in the real estate department of the law firm Eisner, Kahan & Gorry in Beverly Hills, Calif. He wrote this article that appeared in CIRE, the CCIM Magazine July/August 2011 issue.
|Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest (90K)|
Tim Terry, founder of World Trend Financial offers his reflections on the most common financial and tax mistakes he has seen people make in his 35 years as an advisor.
|Happy Together - Reinventing Home (581K)|
For years, boomers have denied they are going to get old. Now, with knees that need scoping and birthday cakes with way too many candles, the defiant generation is finally thinking about the future - especially where and how to live.
|An Era of Less (206K)|
Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow at The Urban Land Institute, says when it comes to the current state of commercial real estate, "The problems are obvious, but the solutions oblique". Read this article from the ULI Senior Resident Fellows Update.
|A Challenge To Help Homeless Veterans (55K)|
Kirk Ferentz, University of Iowa head football coach, started The Homeless Veteran Project several years ago. Read about it in this article from the November 11, 2011 Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Gazette.
|6 Mistakes Housing Investors Make (310K)|
This article is from The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 2011
|Top Ten 1031 Exchange Misconceptions (18K)|
This article is from First American Exchange, January 2010
|Living Beautifully (136K)|
This article titled "You've Got Ants Marching Through Your Kitchen" is from Ladies Home Journal
|Sam Zell's Acquisition of Hometown Parks Confirms.......... (39K)|
That the Market Has Turned!
This article is by Frank Rolfe of NicheInvestments.com, an online hub for commercial real estate niches.
|High Vacancy High Wire Act (28K)|
This article from CCIM CIRE Magazine, Sept/Oct 2010 includes one property owner's experience with passing along not only water costs, but sewer and garbage costs as well.
|Bohemian Cove (247K)|
The hippest neighborhood in Malibu, CA is....a trailer park? Yes, according to this article from the March 2011 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
|Where Residents Can Find Rent Money When They Can't Pay (44K)|
|The True Story of How to Fill Lots..... (64K)|
Frank Rolfe Article published in The Journal - July 2010
|Are We In A Housing Bubble? (1.0MB)|
|Unlock the Potential (882K)|
|Successful Future - What will it take (904K)|
|What can you do to add value (578K)|
|When Your Property Doesn't Sell.. (621K)|
Joanne offers eight important reasons why your park or community doesn't sell. These reasons can easily apply to any commercial investment property.