manufactured home communities

Homes at Evergreen Estates

An exit strategy – and much more

We helped 55 homeowners form a ROC in Centralia, Wash., last Friday. Our loan officer shared the seller’s heartwarming comment following the closing: “It seems strange after 27 years to be finished but we are so happy for … More »

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The time of my life …

This past year has been a real gift. I stepped back in time with all of the current knowledge and experience I now possess having run ROC USA® for 8½ years. I was able to return to what … More »

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Sad and happy follow-up to homeowners’ speeches in Oregon

I blogged about Diane Pense’s and Sam Morris’ speeches in February.  Today, I got some really disturbing follow-up on Diane’s situation. Apparently, her 10-home community isn’t closing down but they didn’t learn that until after they all sold … More »

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Resident speakers stir motivation and encouragement

Inspiring. I spoke at a conference Friday on the West Coast that focused on making sure manufactured housing continues to play an important role in the affordable housing sector. The event was co-hosted by CASA of Oregon, a … More »

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Room for consensus on pressing MHC issues

PBS recently reported on two parts of the manufactured/mobile home industry: Issues homeowners in Manufactured (Mobile) Home Communities (“MHCs”) face; and, The impact of regulation on loans to purchase manufactured (mobile) homes. The reporter did a good job … More »