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Old Today, 11:34 AM
 
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Good afternoon all

I'm looking buying a 1/2 acre lot in Caddo Parish Louisiana to place a small Clayton manufactured home. The lot is zoned R-1-7 single family so manufactured homes aren't allowed. It's my understanding just based on google searches that manufactured homes can be reclassified as real property if they are rendered immobile and the title surrendered. Seems simple enough but is there anything I'm missing? Is it really that simple or are there hidden caveats.
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Old Today, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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If the zoning allows for manufactured homes and there are no more restrictive HOA CC&Rs, then yes, it is that simple. The home is brought in, placed on a permanent foundation according to local and federal codes, and the title is eliminated.
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Old Today, 12:06 PM
 
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If the zoning allows for manufactured homes and there are no more restrictive HOA CC&Rs, then yes, it is that simple. The home is brought in, placed on a permanent foundation according to local and federal codes, and the title is eliminated.
The zoning does not allow for manufactured homes which is why I want to reclassify one as real property.
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Old Today, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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It's hard to imagine because Caddo Parish has two existing zoning classifications for manufactured homes, including one that allows a mix with single-family homes.

http://shreveportcaddompc.com/wp-con...l-06292017.pdf

The zoning ordinances are usually strictly drawn to protect the character of the area, and since they already allow them as is in two distinct ordinances, I wouldn't be hopeful about getting yours in an R-1 zone.
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Old Today, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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The zoning does not allow for manufactured homes which is why I want to reclassify one as real property.

OK Then it's not allowed. Eliminating the title of a manufactured home does not make it no longer a manufactured home. It's still a manufactured home... It is just now titled as a structure that is attached to the earth, and is now eligible for more types of real property financing.
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Old Today, 12:24 PM
 
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It's hard to imagine because Caddo Parish has two existing zoning classifications for manufactured homes, including one that allows a mix with single-family homes.

http://shreveportcaddompc.com/wp-con...l-06292017.pdf

The zoning ordinances are usually strictly drawn to protect the character of the area, and since they already allow them as is in two distinct ordinances, I wouldn't be hopeful about getting yours in an R-1 zone.
Thank you for the link!
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Old Today, 12:37 PM
 
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It's hard to imagine because Caddo Parish has two existing zoning classifications for manufactured homes, including one that allows a mix with single-family homes.

http://shreveportcaddompc.com/wp-con...l-06292017.pdf

The zoning ordinances are usually strictly drawn to protect the character of the area, and since they already allow them as is in two distinct ordinances, I wouldn't be hopeful about getting yours in an R-1 zone.
So what is retrofitting?
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Old Today, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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So what is retrofitting?
Retrofitting? Where are you seeing that?
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