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Old 04-02-2007, 08:34 PM
 
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If Anyone Wants To Live In A Great Area Of Florida...come To Coconut Creek. Coconut Creek Has Everything You Could Ever Want In An Area. And The Best Part Is You Can Buy A Brand New Double Wide Mobile Home With A Lake View For Under $100,000. They Are Building A Beautiful Area With Restaurants, Casino's And So Much More. The Homes Have Tripled In Price Over The Past 5 Years, And The Mobile Home Parks Have Also Put In Almost All Brand New Mobiles. A Lot Of People Are Selling Their Homes And Downsizing Into The Mobile Communities Because They Pay Them Off Cash And Then Have A Lot Of Extra Money To Enjoy The Beaches, Casino's, And Down Town Lifestyle. Like California But At A Much Cheaper Price. So, If Anyone Wants To Get Away From The Cold Weather And Snow....come On Down. The More The Merrier.
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:33 AM
 
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I wouldn't live in a trailer park if you paid me. I live in CC and ya know what? I saw what happened to the trailers after Hurricane Wilma in 2005. I went into the Coconut Creek Trailer Park personally after Hurricane Wilma, and I saw devastation. I saw people on the roads next to the Coconut Creek Trailer Park begging for money because their trailer was destroyed. I saw many trailers ripped apart. That wasn't even a strong storm! Trailers are dangerous for Florida. They are best for areas where there aren't any hurricanes. I remember one of the Hurricane victims talking to me as she explained how her trailer was ripped apart during the storm. I personally saw them ripped apart in Coconut Creek with my own two eyes. Not only that - we are running out of land.

Any day a developer may come and buy the land from a trailer park and then what? Trailers are a terrible idea in Florida, especially South Florida. Better to get an education or work at a job that pays money and move into something safe. It's hard for me to imagine just how great of an investment a trailer is after seeing what happened at the Coconut Creek Trailer park and the poor homeless people I met after the storm begging for money. Bad idea!
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:28 AM
 
Location: On my way to South Florida!!!
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I personally think trailers should be outlawed in areas commonly hit with hurricanes and tornados...it doesn't make any sense to have them there.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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If Anyone Wants To Live In A Great Area Of Florida...come To Coconut Creek. Coconut Creek Has Everything You Could Ever Want In An Area. And The Best Part Is You Can Buy A Brand New Double Wide Mobile Home With A Lake View For Under $100,000. They Are Building A Beautiful Area With Restaurants, Casino's And So Much More. The Homes Have Tripled In Price Over The Past 5 Years, And The Mobile Home Parks Have Also Put In Almost All Brand New Mobiles. A Lot Of People Are Selling Their Homes And Downsizing Into The Mobile Communities Because They Pay Them Off Cash And Then Have A Lot Of Extra Money To Enjoy The Beaches, Casino's, And Down Town Lifestyle. Like California But At A Much Cheaper Price. So, If Anyone Wants To Get Away From The Cold Weather And Snow....come On Down. The More The Merrier.
Is this comming from a realtor? Let me know when I can buy a single family home on a tiny 1/4 acre lot for that much. THEN we'll make a deal!
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:58 PM
 
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Yes, There Were Many Mobile Homes Destroyed During Wilma, But They Were Not The New Ones. There Were Many Real Homes Destroyed Too. I Work In Boca Raton And People Are Still Without Roofs, Fences And Screen Enclosures. I Don't Need An Education. People That Just Assume Everything Need The Education. The New Mobile Homes Are Made To Withstand Hurricanes The Same Way Any Home Can. I Have Seen Brick Bldgs Destroyed In Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach And Fort Lauderdale. The Mobile Homes That Were Destroyed Were Extremely Old. Not Up To The Standards These New Ones Are. Try Buying A Home On A Lake In South Florida For $97,000 That Is Brand New With Upgraded Appliances, Flooring Etc. It Will Never Ever Happen.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:08 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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I wouldn't live in a trailer park if you paid me. I live in CC and ya know what? I saw what happened to the trailers after Hurricane Wilma in 2005. I went into the Coconut Creek Trailer Park personally after Hurricane Wilma, and I saw devastation. I saw people on the roads next to the Coconut Creek Trailer Park begging for money because their trailer was destroyed. I saw many trailers ripped apart. That wasn't even a strong storm! Trailers are dangerous for Florida. They are best for areas where there aren't any hurricanes. I remember one of the Hurricane victims talking to me as she explained how her trailer was ripped apart during the storm. I personally saw them ripped apart in Coconut Creek with my own two eyes. Not only that - we are running out of land.

Any day a developer may come and buy the land from a trailer park and then what? Trailers are a terrible idea in Florida, especially South Florida. Better to get an education or work at a job that pays money and move into something safe. It's hard for me to imagine just how great of an investment a trailer is after seeing what happened at the Coconut Creek Trailer park and the poor homeless people I met after the storm begging for money. Bad idea!
I live in Coconut Creek in a Manufactured home. During Wilma, we stayed with friends of our in East Boca Raton and watched peoples screen roofs and sheds flying down the street. Yes, many mobile homes were destroyed during the hurricane. Fortunately ours only lost the skirting, which actually stayed in our yard as it is fully fenced. No other problems with our home. Florida is a hurricane capital - that's realty. But before getting down on manufactured homes, remember what happened to CBS homes when Andrew hit. Since then, manufactured homes built after 1995 must be able to withstand 140+ mph winds. Also, one of the reasons that there was such devastation in our parks was due to tornados being spawned off the lakes. Just a thought...
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Ft Lauderdale
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Any day a developer may come and buy the land from a trailer park and then what?
The state laws have very little protection for the residents of trailer parks. Ask many folks in Davie who were recently booted out when their park was bought for redevelopment. Trailer parks are generally "nonconforming uses" under the zoning codes, the cities do not want them, so they are sitting ducks to be bought and redeveloped as soon as the real estate market begins to improve.
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