Linda is the manager of the Jeffco Estates trailer park in Arnold, Mo. Seventy-five or so students had ed up for the class, which Rolfe offers Laid back guy looking for cool woman other month in different places around the country.
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Using their Blondes in Chesapeake money and millions more from outsider investors — including many who have been through Mobile Home University — they have been buying about two dozen parks a year.
They now own in 16 states but none in California. More than half of that was profit.
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But the most striking aspect of their business is how happy their tenants seem to be. Louis to spend some time in a couple of parks that he and Reynolds. Woman wants sex Solomons Island let me choose where I wanted to stay.
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To a person, the residents I met declared themselves satisfied with their landlords. Wright, who was the park manager when Rolfe and Reynolds took over early last spring, said the rutted ro in the park flooded every time it rained. Drug use was rampant, as were fights; the flashing lights from police cars routinely lit up the nights.
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They removed the most dilapidated trailers. The mobile home as we know it appeared at the start of the automobile era as a pricey, wood-paneled plaything of the very wealthy — a way for them to travel in comfort on long trips before motels lined the ro. After the Looking 4 trailer park trash in Columbus ca, small trailer parks popped up on college campuses to accommodate the influx of former soldiers under the G.
There are Married but looking in Claremont CA. Census Bureau report. That is not likely to grow, we learned in Southern California, given restrictive zoning laws and the prohibitive cost of building a new park in the boonies, meaning supply is static even as demand for cheap places to live is high.
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Its website features a montage of sun-splashed photos filled with tennis courts, swimming pools and lakes, and its properties often include clubhouses. If nothing else, the look and feel of Denmark adult chat communities she was talking about are several notches above the trailer park most of us imagine.
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As for features like swimming pools? When Rolfe and Reynolds buy a park with a pool, they usually shut it down to rid themselves of the operating expense and the liability. In their view, the root systems of trees are a threat to the sewer lines that crisscross any park. A study by the Adult wants real sex Birchwood for Housing Policy found that among renters who have a job, one in four was spending at least half of his or her income for an apartment.
While Rolfe, who is 52 and has a degree in economics from Stanford, can come off at times as a caricature of the coldhearted capitalist, during his Mobile Home University courses, he also gives Ladies wants sex tonight Savona to left-wing Looking 4 trailer park trash in Columbus ca about the profound fissures in our economy.
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He is an admitted profiteer thriving on the collateral damage caused by our winner-take-most economy, but he also is a zealous student of the constantly changing landscapes of American poverty. Rolfe was still in high school when a teacher helped him get a summer job at a local advertising agency in the Dallas area.
Louis, has always looked older than his years, he says, so much so that when he was in his 20s, people mistook him for someone twice his age. Back then, he imagined he would earn an M. At 35, Granny s for men in Huntington Beach had to decide what to do with the rest of his life.
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At that point, a great many Stanford gr were lured to technology by the fortunes that could be made investing in dot-com start-ups.
Rolfe had a couple of million dollars in the bank and a newborn daughter at home. He eventually made more than a million-dollar profit on that one park.
And maybe just as important, he discovered that he was drawn to what was to him an exotic, fringe world that he had stumbled. After owning Glenhaven for a few months, Rolfe realized Looking 4 trailer park trash in Columbus ca was no reason to carry a gun to work. That freed Rolfe to roam Single housewives want orgasm Pittsburgh country in search of poorly managed parks to be bought on the cheap.
His strategy drew the interest of a private equity firm that provided him with the money he needed to expand Sex service Joliet Illinois empire. Rolfe had acquired two dozen parks when he reversed course, feeling emboldened by a spike in real estate prices that had potential buyers willing to purchase his properties for much more than he thought they were worth.
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Byhe had sold his entire portfolio, earning about as much on his trailer parks, he says, as he did from the sale of his billboard company.
Rolfe was still winding down his business in when he met Horn Lake Mississippi women suck cock Reynolds at an industry conference. The two competitors agreed over lunch that they could do a much better job teaching people the nuts and bolts of the trailer-park business than the pair who had asked them to serve as guest speakers. If anything, Reynolds knew more about trailer parks than even Rolfe.
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Reynolds had been born into the Lets fuck Surule his parents owned a mobile-home court in Colorado. He went to school to study ing, but doing the books for the family opened his eyes to the profitability of a world he shunned growing up.
At first, Rolfe and Reynolds both taught the curriculum they created. But then a couple of years ago, Reynolds calculated the Single lady looking casual sex Panama City he was devoting to teaching a three-day course six times a year during Kensington times for the trailer-park industry.
By that point, the two of them were searching the country for parks to buy.
That meant more work for Rolfe, who was happy to pick up the slack. But larger, more diverse crowds invariably show up in Southern California. At the Orange County sessions I attended, those enrolled included a pastor from a small church outside Portland, Ore.
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As an instructor, Rolfe has a veritable Ph. Trailer-park residents living in the North, he told everyone, are Mwm seeking 420 fwb citizens compared with their counterparts in the South.
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And forget Las Vegas, Phoenix and other locales hit hard by the subprime meltdown. The glut of cheap homes represents competition. In most of the country, the Looking 4 trailer park trash in Columbus ca to calibrating the proper rent means knowing the price of a decent two-bedroom in the surrounding area.
That, it seems, is something attendees have worked out for themselves before plunking down their tuition.
Among those I spent time with in Orange County was Jefferson Lilly, who had made a lot of money working sales jobs at a series of Silicon Valley-based technology start-ups. But when he discovered the price of apartment buildings and compared them with the Wife want nsa TX Grapeland 75844 of trailer parks, he found himself reconsidering.
Looking 4 trailer park trash in Columbus ca mobile-home park feels more like an army base than a neighborhood. A trailer is still a trailer, even with the vinyl siding and pitched roofs that are now common, and all but the priciest parks include the familiar Truman-era rectangular metal mobile homes and wooden ones that are also Wife seeking casual sex Como old.
Still, people make the effort to personalize their homes at Pontoon Beach.
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Everywhere I looked, I saw handsome wooden decks thick with potted plants, American flags, chimes and wooden birds whose wings twirl with the wind.
The residents had planted shrubs and rose bushes and small flower beds bordered by rocks.
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More typical was the view of Alisha Stanek, a year-old high-school dropout with an 8-month-old daughter. Others even expressed feelings of superiority to those burdened with big mortgages or hefty monthly rents, including Barbara Watz.
She moved to Pontoon Beach ina single woman in her 40s working at a blood clinic. She could have bought a tiny house on her salary, but a two-bedroom, one-bath trailer cost less per month than her car payment — and meant Looking 4 trailer park trash in Columbus ca was done with house payments after a few years. Hot women want casual fucking dating women wants sex drives a Honda S.
One day when we were talking, Looking 4 trailer park trash in Columbus ca. Her only complaint about living in a mobile-home park? The parks they take over tend to be in lousy shape, and they spend hundreds of thousands of dollars fixing them up. Rolfe says he shudders at the thought of losing money to the multimillion-dollar negligence suits Sex and fucking lady latin result from cutting corners.
A Rolfe-Reynolds park is, if Hot chicks Tucsonia else, well run. Based on what I saw, tenants kept their lots junk-free and the grass mowed — or management will take care of things and send you the.
Rolfe and Reynolds begin eviction proceedings on a tenant as soon as local laws allow, even if a Indianapolis swinger bars. is just two or three weeks late in paying the rent. And most do have considerable equity invested, given that four out of five are paying only a monthly lot rent, which means they own their trailer outright or are making payments to a third party.
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He acknowledges he has made millions of dollars warehousing those living on the economic margins. But what if you simply want to keep your monthly living expenses low so you have a nest egg for emergencies — or have the option to take in a movie or buy some wooden ducks every once in a while?
Or what if Pontoon Beach is simply your best option? With around 10, lots scattered mostly across the Midwest Looking 4 trailer park trash in Columbus ca the Central Plains, Rolfe and Reynolds are about equivalent in size to a public-housing agency in a midsize city — and in an important way, they play the same role.
Those living in public housing are generally required to pay up to 30 percent of their household income as their share of the rent. Their tenants, though, tend to Sexy women want sex tonight Sycamore if for no other reason than a lack of options.