To put you mind at ease somewhat it is very difficult to change the use of a "Manufactured Home" park/community nowadays. In fact if there were any activities going in that direction it would be well known and publicized by now. Believe me you'd know about it.
If someone wants to change the use of a MH park/community it can take years if not decades. I've been through several as an owner and an expert witness. "The Mobilehome Parks Act" aka Title 25 is the California Housing and Community Development Department's (HCD) mandate. Within it is a section called the "Relocation Act" (refer to the link below) which specifically protects homeowners from being unfairly or inappropriately displaced or relocated.
There are some other things you need to know about purchasing a manufactured home as well. If it's a pre HUD, built before June 15, 1976 there could be some issues with caustic and carcinogenic chemicals i.e. formaldahyde, asbestos, etc.
Additionally, trying to obtain financing for a Pre HUD home is very difficult. â€¨â€¨You also need to have the home thoroughly inspected by an experienced Manufactured Home inspector and not just any home inspector.
There are several nuances about manufactured homes that an inexperienced MH inspector doesn't even know to addresss. â€¨â€¨Make sure they check the understructure (crawl space area) to see what kind of condition all the piers and pads are in and if the home is level.
They also need to check for rips and tears in the vapor barrier (membrane seperating the ground from the floor and holding the insulation in place. â€¨â€¨They also need to look for any signs of drainage issues i.e. standing water, soil erosion, gaping cracks in the soil, etc. Many parks/communities were built in flood plains and have an inherent problem with drainage issues which can lead to instability of the piers and pads and mold issues. â€¨â€¨
Finally make sure that the home has a Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) approved Earthquake Resistant Bracing System (ERBS) in place as that area is in a zone 4 seismic area and manufacture homes are extremely vulnerable to earthquakes. â€¨â€¨
If you have any other questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us. Even though we do not service your area we would be more than happy to help you at no cost. We have been in the manufactured home business for almost 30 years and are a licensed general and manufactured home contractor, manufactured home dealer and developer and a real estate broker.
Costa Mesa is a little out of our direct path of service but do feel free to contact us should you need further assistance. We will be happy to consult with you on this matter at no charge as long as we can do it telephonically or through email. My number is 760 815-6977 and my email is 760 815-6977.
We have almost 3 decades of experience in all facets of this industry and would be happy to asset you. Take a few moments to check out our websites.
Finally check with the city and see if any changes are in the works for that property or if the owner has applied for use permit changes.
Hope that helps!
I know this is a senior park and there is 1 that is for sale at $109,000. I do not see on the MLS that any has sold for over 1 year in that Mobile home park..
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