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29 Comments

  • Doni

    Reply Reply October 30, 2014

    John: I am totally blown away by the amount of free info you give away on these videos.
    Thank you,
    Doni Healy

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply October 31, 2014

      Hi Doni,

      Thank you for commenting and your kind words. If you have any specific mobile home investing questions don’t hesitate to ask.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Emmanuel Wesley

    Reply Reply November 20, 2014

    Man! You are a breath of fresh air and a voice of clarity in the crazy REI world! I’m blessed to have come across your site and so thankful for all the information that you have made available. I’m super motivated and can see myself working with you in the future.

    BTW, since watching a lot of your videos, I started scrolling through Craigslist out of curiosity looking for mobile homes and came across a link of a guy who bought some land with a mobile home on it but doesn’t want the mobile home. It’s a 2bd built in 1991.

    Here’s the link:
    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/reo/4765206622.html

    He’s giving it away for free to whoever will move it off the land. I saw in some of your videos that you know how to do this and thought you might appreciate the lead. Hopefully it is of some value to you.

    I appreciate you, and I’m in the process of saving up my funds in order to reach out to you in the near future about your mentoring program.

    Sincerely,
    Emmanuel Wesley

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply November 22, 2014

      Hi Emmanuel,

      Thanks for commenting and your kind words.

      Please see my thoughts below in bold.

      Man! You are a breath of fresh air and a voice of clarity in the crazy REI world! Thanks for saying so. I think one of the best things I can do for folks interested in this niche is provide some clarity. I’m blessed to have come across your site and so thankful for all the information that you have made available. I’m super motivated and can see myself working with you in the future. Great to hear it! Keep up this motivation and effort no matter what real estate niche you choose.

      BTW, since watching a lot of your videos, I started scrolling through Craigslist out of curiosity looking for mobile homes and came across a link of a guy who bought some land with a mobile home on it but doesn’t want the mobile home. It’s a 2bd built in 1991. This is not uncommon and will happen again for you. The home sounds nice but could be in any condition. In addition I suggest you begin investing in 3 bedrooms homes for your first few, plus homes in park that you do not have to move. With that said this home may likely be a deal for investors already knowledgeable about how to move forward getting the home moved for free and then being able to resell it quickly. I hope this all makes sense.

      Here’s the link:
      http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/reo/4765206622.html

      He’s giving it away for free to whoever will move it off the land. I saw in some of your videos that you know how to do this and thought you might appreciate the lead. Hopefully it is of some value to you. Thank you. I will pass the lead along to a local ATL investor. If a deal gets done I will make sure you are compensated. Thank you for thinking about me with regards to this.

      I appreciate you, and I’m in the process of saving up my funds in order to reach out to you in the near future about your mentoring program. If there is anything I can do for you in the mean time don’t hesitate to ask. All the best and have a great Thanksgiving.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • darren

    Reply Reply February 3, 2015

    john what would you do if you were trying to purchase a 75 unit mhp and the owner cany locate title on half the homes? also, how do you go about having the water individually metered? any 3rd party companies you work with that read the utilities for you?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply February 9, 2015

      Hi Darren,

      Thanks for reaching out and connecting. If the owner can not find half the titles to the homes then first it is important to undrstand why. If you believe this rational answer then proceed with locating VINs of all the homes and finding out which titles can be replaced. Are any of them owned by the owner? A duplicate title should be no problem to obtain if so. At worst case the owner could not find the titles or get new ones you would simply buy the park and not value the homes at all. You can then still sell the homes if that was your plan.

      A plumber will help meter all the homes individually. The cost for this should be $300-$1000 per home as they are only adding a meter to the pipes in and out of the home (prettyquick install). Park managers are usually always able to read meters monthly in my experience.

      Hope this helps some.

      Talk soon,
      John

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Joyce Sullivan

    Reply Reply March 28, 2015

    Hello,

    I’m so excited to have just acquired a mobile home to rehab. I work for Habitat for Humanity and we are redoing this home for a low income family in New Hampshire. The interesting thing about this mobile home is that it is in a comunity owned park or co-op.

    It’s very exciting. I’ll post our pictures as we go on habitatconcordnh.org

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply March 29, 2015

      Hi Joyce,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      In NH there are many co-op parks. Additionally, Habitat for Humanity would only fix and sell a mobile home on private land. This is awesome! I totally stand behind your group and the fixing of this home. Thanks for commenting. if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out. Congratulations again.

      Question: Do you know if HFH is going to be concentrating efforts towards manufactured housing due to the affordable nature and ability to provide more homes for more families in need?

      All the best,
      John

      P.s. This is a long shot however if you are able to take pictures and keep track I would love to make a before and after remodel article about your organization. Either way talk soon.

  • Austin

    Reply Reply October 23, 2015

    I’ve watched most of these videos now, so I feel I can ask the questions I have– How do you get the title if you’re on payments with the seller, but retain the title when a buyer is making payments to you?
    Why are you responsible for lot rent even after you’ve sold it (on payments)?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply October 24, 2015

      Hi Austin,

      Thanks so much for reaching out concerning these questions. Additionally, thanks so much for following along with regards to the videos. I hope they have been helpful. Your question about the title and payments is a great one. There are no cookie-cutter tight mobile home investing deals, however many of our mobile homes are purchased inside of an individual personal property trust. If we are making payments to a seller and the seller is there for the lien holder, then they will be holding onto the title until they are paid in full. We still retain the ability to sell the beneficial interest within the mobile home personal property trust. I could certainly talk about this for an hour or more so I am really just giving you a quick overview answer. I hope this helps and makes sense. If you have any follow-up questions or concerns never hesitate to comment back.

      With regards to being responsible for lot rent even after you’ve sold it, this is because it is important to make sure lot rent gets paid while your tenant buyer is still paying off the mobile home. The bottom line is I trust you way more than I trust your tenant buyer to make the monthly lot rent payment. After three or four years of on-time payments then you can feel free to allow the tenant buyer to start making payments directly to the park for their monthly lot rent. Keep in mind this is only my opinion based on experience. I have seen where tenant buyers stop paying the park in the park does not alert you, but starts the eviction process without you knowing. Again, I hope this helps and makes sense.

      Talk soon,
      John

      • Austin

        Reply Reply October 24, 2015

        Okay that makes sense. I’ve got a lot to research in the land trust and personal property trust department.

        Now on the lot rent, is it an expense you absorb or do you bill the tenants after you receive and pay it each month?

  • J long

    Reply Reply October 27, 2015

    I purchased a Mobil home 6 yrs ago now I’m thinking of selling an the title don’t match the Mobil home what can I do

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply October 28, 2015

      Hi J long,

      Thank you so much for reaching out concerning this issue. I regret that you are having a problem like this now that you are trying to resell your home. The mobile home title you purchase six years ago may indeed be from a different mobile home. If that is the case then that means that the mobile home you have been living in has a title that is somewhere. Most likely no one is going to come back for the home that you are living in even though it is not currently yours. If the mobile home is inside of a mobile home community than you’ve likely developed a relationship with the park manager. I would have a talk with the park manager to let her know the problem you are having with the title. This park will be able to file an “abandon title” form with the state and should be able to produce a new title. Keep in mind that at this point the title will be in the park’s name and they will then transfer it over to you, hopefully for free or for a very small fee.

      I hope this all helps and makes sense. If you have any follow-up questions or concerns never hesitate to reach back out.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Orlando Paz

    Reply Reply December 16, 2015

    Even though time has gone by since Jeffery found himself in a tough time, I keep him in my prayers. To some degree, I can relate to his fears and circumstances.

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply December 18, 2015

      Hi Orlando,

      Thank you for reaching out and commenting. I could not agree more. Jeffrey was a very nice gentleman that ended up getting into a bad situation. I was just thinking the other day about him and reached out to see how he was doing. I left a message and did not hear anything back however I am optimistic that he is secured employment and is in a much better place in his life.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Michelle

    Reply Reply April 8, 2016

    Hi John,

    I’m a future investor but wish now I had found and watched your videos before I purchase my manufactured home from a threiving weasel who obviously has never heard of you. He insists that I pay taxes and insurance on it. I wouldn’t have a problem with that except he wants his name as payee on the insurance and he showed me a title that has not been transferred to his name where he bought it 10 months ago.

    How can I be responsible for taxes when the title is in neither of our names and, how do I protect my $5,000 down investment if he gets to collect 100% for a loss?

    Michelle

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply April 9, 2016

      Hi Michelle,

      Thank you so much for reaching out and getting in touch with me. I regret that you are having trouble with this seller and running into these problems now. Ideally, everyone would do exactly what they are promised and the deal will go through smoothly.

      I am curious how the situation is set up at the moment. Ideally, your name should be on the title into his name should be listed as Lien holder (depending on your state). However it sounds like neither of your names are on the title at this point. If this is the case then this is a big issue that needs to be resolved quickly. I’m curious if the seller even has the power to transfer the ownership from the current owner to somebody else’s name?

      Your already paid $5000 down, which is not a small amount of money. If something happens to the home your name should also be listed on the insurance policy. As I mentioned above, your name should be listed as owner on the title and the lien holder should be the gentleman who is selling the home to you. When you obtain insurance you should obtain a “homeowners policy” with your name listed as the primarily insured party, and the seller should be listed as “additionally insured”.

      Please let me know if my thoughts about sound accurate. Are you listed anywhere on this title? If you are not then this is the first thing that has to be corrected prior to you obtaining insurance. Ideally this seller is on the up and up and really wants to sell you this property or the agreed price and terms. However with that said, something definitely sounds fishy if neither of your names are on the title at this point. Keep me posted please

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Riley

    Reply Reply July 1, 2016

    Hey John

    Just listened to your pod cast on bigger pockets. I am planning on wholesaling mobile homes in my competitive market of Denver Colorado. The reason I wanted to get in contact with you is if you can pull a list of mobile homes that own their own land on list providers like list source?

    Thank you

    Riley

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply July 1, 2016

      Hi Riley,

      Thanks for reaching out and connecting. I recently released a podcast of a gentleman in Colorado doing something very similar. With regards to your question about purchasing a list of mobile home owners with attached land, yes this is absolutely available to purchase through a number of list services and list sellers. I do hope this helps and answers your questions. If you have any follow-up questions or concerns please never hesitate to reach back out. All the best.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Gianna

    Reply Reply November 19, 2016

    Thanks for the Great Site and Information. Real estate investing is one of my passion’s but really was not able to find a starting niche and get passed the information overload/paralysis for a while. I find myself coming back to your site again and again. I think I may be interested in mobile investing in the near future and learning from you once I have the down payment and my ducks in a row. It seems like a great place to start.

    Gianna

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply November 28, 2016

      Hi Gianna,

      Thank you for reaching out and connecting. Additionally, thank you so much for the kind words and kudos. They mean more than you know. I absolutely understand with regards to the information overload and analysis of paralysis many people go through. What is happened in the past certainly does not dictate your future. Moving forward if you have any questions or concerns never hesitate to reach out any time. All the best.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Sherry Lorenz Zwick

    Reply Reply February 23, 2017

    Two questions:
    1. Since the purchase and the re-sale are in a land trust, why would a dealer license be necessary? (Florida)
    2. Where/how do we get your mobile home formula materials/package?

    Thanks John

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply February 28, 2017

      Hi Sherry,

      Thank you for reaching out and connecting. Your first question is a very good one. You are correct that a land trust and personal property trust will keep your name off of public record and hidden from ownership. Additionally, there certainly is some merit to say that the title will not transfer for five or more years until you are paid in full. With that said this does not change the fact that you or your company will be purchasing and reselling mobile homes for profit. In short, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck. I say all of this knowing full well that many people will not become licensed in Florida and likely never receive any penalty for it. No one is down at the courthouse steps shining a light on you as to why you are purchasing these mobile homes. Only if somebody shines a light on to what you are doing because you take advantage of them than perhaps what you are doing will be discovered. Again, being licensed is absolutely a good thing that will teach you more about your state rules and regulations and allow you to rub shoulders with other dealers and park owners. With regards to your second question, it is not very well advertised. You may find out more information here.http://www.mobilehomeinvesting.net/mobile-home-formula/

      I hope this helps and points you in the right direction. As always, never hesitate to reach out any time with any questions or concerns you ever have. All the best.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Tim Hiatt

    Reply Reply March 27, 2017

    I’ve been looking for mobile homes to buy. Most of the ones I am finding are in 55+ communities. Am I allowed to buy those since I won’t be living in them and I will be owner financing it to someone else as long as they are older than 55. Thanks,

    Tim

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply March 28, 2017

      Hi Tim,

      Thanks for reaching out and connecting. Very good question. In my experience about 60% of the mobile home park you walk into will not be able to work with you simply due to your age. They will know exactly what you are doing however their hands will be tied. With that said there will be 40% of parks that understand what you are doing and happy to have you there as long as you do not live in the home and sell to somebody who is approved by the park to live there. With that said of this 40% of parks, some may need your help and others may not need your help. With that said you do have to go through almost all of the senior communities one by one to figure out who wants to work with you and who does not. I hope this helps and answers your question. All in all that’s pretty good news. As always, if you have any follow-up questions or concerns never hesitate to reach out any time.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Ruben Perez

    Reply Reply May 19, 2017

    Hi name is Ruben

    Would you have a book on the subject of investing in mobile homes. We have heard plenty mentioned before about Safe Act and the new Dodd Frank regulations and wondering if you have found a way to legally and ethically invest in mobile homes and the steps to operate within the laws.

    Many people get into legal problems by not doing their due diligence and I would like to get it done right.

    We have been in the real estate arena for some time and curious to get some business going in the mobile home arena.

    Please contact me at your earliest convenience

    Ruben

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply May 20, 2017

      Hi Ruben,

      Thank you so much for reaching out and connecting. I very much agree with your thoughts and sentiment that there is a lot of confusion and uncertainty with regards to seller held financing, the safe act, Dodd Frank act, and the myriad of other truth in lending rules. For this reason I encourage you to use a mortgage loan originator when possible. With regards to your question about a book pertaining to these acts, there is not a third party book I know of that talks about the subject in detail. With that said I would encourage you to read these ask yourself if at all possible. This would also be a very good question to bring up at your local real estate investors Association and also to your local real estate attorney if possible. With that said we did have a tele-seminar on the subject a few years ago. Some things have changed, however many things are the same as they were a couple years ago. You can check out that tele-seminar here. https://www.mobilehomeinvesting.net/2014-safe-act-and-dodd-frank-for-mobile-home-investors/ I apologize that I’m not able to give you a specific answer with regards to a book or course that may help on this particular topic. If you find one that is helpful and you really like please never hesitate to comment back and let us all know. Moving forward if you have any additional follow-up questions or concerns never hesitate to reach out any time. All the best.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Shaun Barbour

    Reply Reply June 15, 2017

    John, you are amazing bro! This is really good stuff. I am seriously considering applying to your mentorship program. I just need to save a little more to be ready. Quick question on legal entity… would you recommend I set up a real estate holding corporation and each mobile home is held by its own separate LLC? That was recommended to me by a real estate investor friend, but they invest into very large apartment complexes. Would the same be true for mobile home investing? How are you structured? What would you recommend?

    Thanks man!
    Shaun

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply June 19, 2017

      Hi Shaun,

      Thank you for reaching out and connecting. Additionally, thank you so much for the kind words. They truly mean more than you know. I do hope these articles and videos have been somewhat helpful to you thus far. Please see my thoughts below in bold.

      Quick question on legal entity… would you recommend I set up a real estate holding corporation and each mobile home is held by its own separate LLC? The answer is, “it depends”. I certainly do not want to give you any incorrect or misguided information. Additionally, I am no CPA or financial planner at all. With that said LLCs are the only type of corporation I use, and I would recommend to set up a corporation sometime during your first five deals. If you already have a corporation set up for your very first deal then so be it, however if you do not that is certainly not a dealbreaker. That was recommended to me by a real estate investor friend, but they invest into very large apartment complexes. Would the same be true for mobile home investing? How are you structured? What would you recommend? Normally one or two corporations is fine, one may be for your long-term properties and one may be for other quick flips. However we typically purchase every new mobile home investment into a separate personal property trust or land trust. There are other ways we close properties however it really depends on the situation and due diligence we performed prior to closing. In short, there are number ways to move forward however keeping yourself and your sellers and buyers protected is priority #1. I hope this all helps and make sense. My answer above was a bit vague however depending on your exit strategy and goals the answer definitely changes. I hope this all helps and make sense. As always, if you ever have any follow-up questions now are moving forward never hesitate to reach out any time. All the best.

      Talk soon,
      John

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