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Old 08-01-2019, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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25% off?? I think you mis-heard.

Try 25% OF stick built.

Seriously, mobile homes are dirt cheap. My God, man, they're MDF and aluminum, FCOL.

PS I've known lots of folks with PhDs that have NO common sense, basically dumb as a rock outside their very specific (read "limited") area of expertise.

So do not infer that he understands ANYTHING about construction, PhD or no. A mobile home?? really??

Realtors don't let friends build [sic] mobile homes.

-von
You are being silly Von. This is a guy who sold a $600,000 condo in San Pedro LA and knew his way around. Unless you were very close to the industry you would not know it was not stick built. Inside it was not detectable.

And this is 2000 SF. So it is no bolted together mobile.

And the only thing wrong intellectually with this dude was his fascination with women. Interesting in some ways...never graduated from high school but had a Phd from Fordham. Thesis was lots of heavy laser work.

And no he had no practical intellectual faults other than his woman idiocy. Finally married a neat older lady who tamed him. Think she used a chair and a whip.
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:51 PM
 
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With all respect, I'm in agreement with Von here. Buying a manufactured home should be around a ~50% discount. Unless you're talking about a high end manufacturer like bluhomes.com which only cater to higher end clientele and are based in SF Bay Area.

Almost always you can tell a manufactured house from stick built, unless it's high end. The last listing that had a new manufactured home that I saw was by Clayton Homes. You can get yourself a 1100 sqft double wide for 80k if you want!

https://www.claytonhomes.com/homes/51BBK16763AH
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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With all respect, I'm in agreement with Von here. Buying a manufactured home should be around a ~50% discount. Unless you're talking about a high end manufacturer like bluhomes.com which only cater to higher end clientele and are based in SF Bay Area.
It was a very nice high end home. Next time his widow is in town I will see if she will share the info. She often stays with us when in LV. We will see what she knows. May even be able to get the actual documents.

Externally there is no way I would have known it was a prefab. Looked perfectly reasonable to me.

Just on a quick check...

Modular Home Prices
A modular home that is 1,800 square feet will cost about $72,000 to $144,000 without any customization, such as flooring or siding upgrades. The price of the base model itself is the largest single expense in the total for a finished home. When you look at base prices for these units, keep in mind that it is only one part of the total expense.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:04 PM
 
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I don't doubt it. Like I said, there are factories out there making a high quality luxury product. The cheapest these guys sell is a 600 sqft "Cabana 600" for 195k.

https://www.bluhomes.com/homes-landing
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Old Yesterday, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Tampa & Las Vegas
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Perhaps I've been influenced by my time in FL, which (to me) is mobile home central. Can spot any & all MH from afar.

Some folks here have $1MM worth of farm equipment in a barn, but their main house is a 50K mobile home. There's even a sign on I-75 "Adams Homes, Starting at $40,000"

Heck there's even mobile home parks where most lots have their own boat dock!

Bluhomes is obviously an outlier, catering to those in SF who can't afford a $2 million starter home, which is most. Several reports of tech staff sleeping in cars, since they can't afford a home on their $150,000 starting salary.

Nonetheless, there is a reason why mobile/manufactured homes get destroyed in weather conditions that have minimal impact on real buildings.

They are CHEAP, regardless of how much one pays for them.

LVmensch, "high end home"?? Really? As a professional in the industry, can you honestly call a manufactured home a "nice high end home"?? Compared to what exactly??

-von
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Old Yesterday, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Perhaps I've been influenced by my time in FL, which (to me) is mobile home central. Can spot any & all MH from afar.

Some folks here have $1MM worth of farm equipment in a barn, but their main house is a 50K mobile home. There's even a sign on I-75 "Adams Homes, Starting at $40,000"

Heck there's even mobile home parks where most lots have their own boat dock!

Bluhomes is obviously an outlier, catering to those in SF who can't afford a $2 million starter home, which is most. Several reports of tech staff sleeping in cars, since they can't afford a home on their $150,000 starting salary.

Nonetheless, there is a reason why mobile/manufactured homes get destroyed in weather conditions that have minimal impact on real buildings.

They are CHEAP, regardless of how much one pays for them.

LVmensch, "high end home"?? Really? As a professional in the industry, can you honestly call a manufactured home a "nice high end home"?? Compared to what exactly??

-von
That comment is in the context of rural NV outside of Yerrington. No it is not going to give Blue Heron or even Toll Brothers competition.
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Old Today, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Tampa & Las Vegas
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Thank you. Understood.

(I'm not sure it would give KB or Beazer a run, either - lol )

-von


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That comment is in the context of rural NV outside of Yerrington. No it is not going to give Blue Heron or even Toll Brothers competition.
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