What is the demographic mix of this community? I am 61 and looking for a home low maintenance. Also, what is the rental space cost per month? Thanks!

Asked by Mary Miller, Scottsdale, AZ Sun Feb 23, 2014

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Debra O'Neill, Agent, Calabasas, CA
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Hi Kelly,
Here is the correct definition of redlining and it has nothing to do with demographics.

Definition: Redlining is against the law. It is a discriminatory practice, involving lenders which refuse to lend money or extend credit to borrowers in certain "struggling" areas of town. It is against the law to discriminate against borrowers based on race or income level, among other factors. Redlining became known as such because lenders would draw a red line around a neighborhood on a map, often targeting areas with a high concentration of minorities, and then refusing to lend in those areas because they considered the risk too high. Even though it is now against the law, some lenders today are still accused of redlining.
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John Arendsen, Agent, Leucadia, CA
Mon Feb 24, 2014
You really should start with the park manager. You will have to fill out an application and be approved by them before you even make an offer on a manufactured home in a rental park

Be sure to have it thoroughly inspected by an experienced MH inspector and not just any home inspector as there are several nuances with MHs that you don't have in a conventional site-built home and most home inspectors not familiar with these nuances will not even know what to look for.

Make sure the inspector crawls under the home and thoroughly inspects each and every pier and pad assembly for rust, deterioration and decomposition if steel and for decomposition if concrete as homes close to the ocean can be severely impacted by salt.

They should also make sure the home is level by checking all the doors and windows to make sure that they are not swinging or sticking and that all the strike plates on the doors are properly aligned and the doors close soundly.

The inspector should also inspect the steel mainframe for rust and decomposition as well. I can't tell you how many mainframes we've had to repair that were suffering and in some cases even failing from rust and deterioration related issues.

Be sure and have the inspector check for rips and tears in the vapor barrier under the floor. If there are openings in this membrane it could allow the insulation under the floor to become compromised and even fall on the ground.

Openings in the vapor barrier are also a great place for rodents and cats to habitate and reproduce. We've eradicated countless critters from these cavities over the years and it's not a very pleasant experience.

Finally and very importantly make sure the home has a California State Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) certified earthquake resistant bracing system (ERBS) as most areas in California are classified as a Zone 4 earthquake area which holds a high probability of risk for a seismic event..

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Also be aware that if the MH is a PRE HUD, built before June 15, 1976 and or built up to 1979 they are known to have caustic (formaldehyde) and carcinogenic (asbestos) chemicals in the insulation, popcorn ceilings, acoustical tile, particle board sub floors and perhaps even countertops.
You really should start with the park manager. You will have to fill out an application and be approved by them before you even make an offer on a manufactured home in a rental park. But you should also make sure you have the home inspected by an experienced manufactured home inspector and not just any home inspector.
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Sam Modir, , Woodland Hills, CA
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Rent is $2150 per month this is a resort like complex, very clean and 24 hour security. Thank you
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Kelly Pessis, Agent, Malibu, CA
Mon Feb 24, 2014
There is a website you might find helpful; LALife.com

We as agents/brokers are not allowed to discuss demographics as it is seen as a possible "redlining" practice, but you can get great info from that site. Crime stats, school ratings, the economic and education information and gender states, are all broken down by neighborhood zip code.

Best of luck in your home search!
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Debra O'Neill, Agent, Calabasas, CA
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Hi Mary,
Woodland Hills is one of the safest cities in the San Fernando Valley .Here is the age demographics:
Population by Age
6 Years Old or Under 2,533 (7%)
7 to 18 Years Old 4,675 (13%)
19 to 24 Years Old 1,965 (5%)
25 to 39 Years Old 8,707 (24%)
40 to 64 Years Old 12,352 (34%)
65 Years Old or Over 6,141 (17%)
You will see your age is a big portion of the demographic.Rental Rates can start as low as $2900 and go to $5000.00
Call me and I can find you the perfect home
Best Always,
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Jo Ann May, Agent, Studio City, CA
Sun Feb 23, 2014
I would be more than happy to help you find a new home. Give me a call and we can get started.

Jo Ann May
Rosie Realty
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