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Mobile Home Rentals Johnson City TN

Local resource for mobile home investment in Johnson City, TN. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to real estate investing, mobile home financing, mobile home investors, and investment advisers as well as advice and content on evaluating mobile home parks.

Crowder RV
(800) 542-4546
4533 Bristol Highway
Johnson City, TN
 
A and L RV Sales
(877) 462-6578
4503 Bristol Hwy.
Johnson City, TN
 
Williams Motorhome Rental
(866) 573-6878
204 Shady Grove
Nashville, TN
 
A & L RV Sales
(615) 896-4699
130 Capital Way
Christiana, TN
 
Chilhowee Trailer Sales, Inc.
(865) 970-4085
4037 Airport Highway
Louisville, TN
 
Clayton Homes - White Pine (Plant 936)
(865) 674-7000
Johnson City, TN
Specialty
Manufactured Homes

Camp Inn Inc
(423) 332-6232
15516 Dayton Pike
Sale Creek, TN
Models Available
Toy Hauler Rentals

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Clayton Homes - Maynardville (Plant 922)
(865) 380-8000
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Manufactured Homes

RV Service and Sales
(800) 793-4043
445 Industrial Boulevard
LaVergne, TN
 
Tennessee RV
(865) 933-7213
835 Huckleberry Springs Rd
Knoxville, TN
 
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Mobile Home Rentals - A Great Investment



Mobile Home Rentals - A Great Investment
Mon 10/08/07 08:04:04 pm
by Steven Gillman

Why mobile home rentals? Get past the prejudice and look at the numbers. In our town, for example, a two bedroom house costs $130,000 and rents for $800/month. A $50,000 mobile home on real estate gets $500/month. Cash-on-cash return on investment is obviously higher with mobile homes.

Don't let the half-truth that mobiles depreciate in value keep you from investing in them. They lose value in a park, on a rented lot, but not on real estate. My first home was a mobile, bought for $19,000 and sold for $45,000 fourteen years later.

House rentals here usually have negative cash flow, while mobile home rentals have some cash flow. Still, investors prefer houses, believing they'll build equity faster, but is that true? Only during times of fast appreciation.

Equity Building With Mobile Home Rentals

Buy a house for $120,00 with $20,000 down, and take out a $100,000, 6%, 30-year mortgage. You'll have a payment of $599.60. Of the first payment, $500 will go to interest, and $99.60 to principal. You only built equity of $99.60. This ignores appreciation, but only for the moment.

Second scenario: Find a mobile home for sale on land, and borrow $30,000, at 8%, amortised over 10 years. Higher interest and a shorter term is normal with mobiles, but being done with payments in 10 years instead of 30 sn't all bad. The payment will be $363.99. The first month, $200 will go to interest, and $163.99 to principal. You built more equity in this scenario.

Mobile home rentals on land might appreciate more slowly than the "regular" house, but faster loan pay-down usually covers this factor. Pay less per month, have positive instead of negative cash flow, and build more equity! Don't expect your real estate agent to tell you this.

Mobile Homes - Cash Flow

In the example, you'd lose about $150/month on the house, after the payment, taxes, insurance, repairs and other expenses. You'd have cash flow with the mobile home, and after ten years (when the loan is paid off), you'd have a lot of cash flow.

Mobiles are cheap to maintain. The furnace died in rental I owned, and I replaced it for $1,200, much less than a furnace for a larger home. For $200 you can have the roof tarred, instead of $5,000 to re-shingle a traditional roof. Windows, plumbing, doors - they're all cheaper. Property taxes and insurance are less too (be sure you can get insurance, since some old mobiles may be uninsurable).

The Bottom Line

$20,000 can buy two mobiles, with $10,000 down on each, or four with $5,000 down on each, instead of one negative-cash-flow house. The two investors in our town that own most of the mobile homes always have cash flow, and have built millions in equity. Others, following their prejudices, struggle to make money with their "nice" rental homes. So when you're looking for a good investment, don't forget those mo...

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