Mobile Home Owner News – Aug 2019
Resident curated mobile home owners news and information for residents of Mobile Home Parks owned by Kort & Scott (KS) companies. The MHPHOA also provides news coverage for Mobile Home Parks not owned by KS companies.
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RE: Kort & Scott Financial Group
Thu, Aug 29, 2019 – The MHPHOA are currently tracking 1,800+ mobiles homes in the Kort & Scott (KSFG) and Sierra Corporate Management (SCM) inventory. We’ve made significant updates and have confirmed a large percentage of the listings against the MLS/CRMLS. We continue to acquire sales information for the KSFG/SCM mobile home parks and will post additional data once vetted.
Below are real-time statistics for mobile home sales in Kort & Scott owned mobile home parks in California. Click/tap the “Mobile Home Sales Statistics” link below to show/hide statistical data.
MH Sales Statistics MH Retailers All MH Retailers
Real-Time Dataset: Fri, Jun 2, 2023
- Dataset: 2,610 Mobile Home for Sale Listings from 2013-2023 for 39 Mobile Home Parks Owned by KSFG DBAs
- Average Sale Price 1: $74,859
- Sale Price Range: $90-$429,900
- Includes 591 Mobile Homes at $100,000+
- Dataset: 2,453 Mobile Home Sales
- Average Sale Price 2: $43,775
- Sale Price Range: $90-$99,900
- Excludes 591 Mobile Homes at $100,000+
- Dataset: 1,862 Mobile Home Sales
- Average Space Rent: $1,468
- Space Rent Range: $387-$2,615
- Average Mobile Home Year: 1985
- Tracked Listings by Year Advertised
- Inventory value of 2,610 mobile homes in the Kort & Scott inventory as of Fri, Jun 2, 2023.
- Sale: 119 at $17,303,199
- Sold: 2,491 at $166,324,946
- Total: 2,610 at $183,628,145
Click/tap on table Headings to sort ascending or descending, click/tap the # column to reset. Default sort is by number of mobile homes Sold in descending/ranking order. Statistical data represents the years 2013-2020.
Same Space Turnover Being Tracked in KSFG Mobile Home Parks
The MHPHOA have also been tracking “Same Space Turnover” for 300+ mobile homes (2013-2019) in the KSFG/SCM inventory. “Transactions” may include Evictions, Auctions and Sales.
The data shows us that the average length of mobile home ownership in a KSFG owned mobile home park is broken down into 3 timeframes; 12-16 months, 24-28 months and 36-40 months. These timeframes coincide with the 1, 2 and 3 year rent specials being offered for Kort & Scott affiliate owned mobile homes.
- 6 Transactions – 1 Mobile Home
- 5 Transactions – 3 Mobile Homes
- 4 Transactions – 6 Mobile Homes
- 3 Transactions – 35 Mobile Homes
- 2 Transactions – 272 Mobile Homes
BHPH 1/3 Evict 2/3 Auction 3/3 Sell Turnover
Note: 3 Step Process – Step 1: Eviction, Step 2: Auction, Step 3: For Sale
2019 Updates: KSFG DBA Unlawful Detainer Lawsuits have declined significantly since 2017. This could be attributed to changes that have taken place within the KSFG companies. Abraham Arrigotti, past President, departed Sierra Corporate Management in Jul 2016 after 17 years with KSFG companies. It was also reported to the MHPHOA that the KSFG/Hart King (Eviction Attorneys) business relationship was severed in late 2017.
Fri, Aug 16, 2019 –
Westminster residents are the latest to ask city leaders to step in with safeguards against rising rents at some of the city’s 17 mobile home parks.
A trifecta of heated issues, including rents, converged Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Westminster City Hall – resulting in hundreds of demonstrators and a six-hour-plus council meeting that continued past 1 a.m.
A total of 91 people signed up to speak. Most were there to urge safeguards against ever-rising rents at some of Westminster’s 17 mobile home parks.
Mobile Home Parks in Westminster, CA (17)
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|Americana Mobile Home Estates
Operated By: JR Enterprises LP
|14362 Bushard Street||Westminster||CA||92683||714-531-5447||145||0||0||55|
|Bolsa Verde Estates
Operated By: Bessire and Casenhiser, Bolsa Verde Estates LLC
|9350 Bolsa Avenue||Westminster||CA||92683||714-897-4447||85||0||0||AA|
|Caravan Trailer Lodge
Operated By: Caravan Trailer Lodge GP
|13782 Hoover Street||Westminster||CA||92683||714-894-3365||61||0||0||AA|
|Driftwood Mobile Park
Operated By: Driftwood MHP LLC, Fredrickson Enterprises Inc, Guy Perry LLC
|15621 Beach Boulevard||Westminster||CA||92683||714-893-1166||178||0||0||55|
|Green Lantern Village
Operated By: Walsh Properties
|14352 Beach Boulevard||Westminster||CA||92683||714-897-3401||130||0||0||AA|
|Kensington Gardens Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Busch Carr & Mcadoo, Bessire and Casenhiser
|9800 Bolsa Avenue||Westminster||CA||92683||714-531-8515||123||0||0||55|
|Los Alisos Estates
Operated By: Miller, Willis Ranch Co
|5772 Garden Grove Boulevard||Westminster||CA||92683||714-892-7177||705||0||0||AA|
|Los Robles Mobile Estates
Operated By: M Westland Co
|13100 Melanie Lane||Westminster||CA||92683||714-893-2293||103||0||0||AA|
|Mission Del Amo Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Mission Del Amo Mobile Home Park, LLC
|9702 Bolsa Avenue||Westminster||CA||92683||714-531-3764||217||0||0||AA|
|Prado Verde Mobile Estates
Operated By: Investment Property Group, Prado Verde MHC LP
|14081 Magnolia Street||Westminster||CA||92683||714-893-6344||181||0||0||AA|
|Rancho Del Sol Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Bessire and Casenhiser, Warne Family LP
|9851 Bolsa Avenue||Westminster||CA||92683||714-531-2108||197||0||0||AA|
|Regency Villa Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Estate of Yaemi Kunisawa
|15111 Bushard Street||Westminster||CA||92683||714-537-5444||127||0||0||55|
|Royal Gardens Estates
Operated By: Investment Property Group, Royal Gardens MHC LP
|10200 Bolsa Avenue||Westminster||CA||92683||714-531-0500||152||0||0||55|
|Summerset Mobile Estates
Operated By: Investment Property Group, Summerset Mobile Estates
|9200 Westminster Avenue||Westminster||CA||92683||714-894-7766||116||0||0||55|
Operated By: Bessire and Casenhiser, Busch Carr & Mcadoo
|15300 Magnolia Street||Westminster||CA||92683||714-893-7333||116||0||0||55|
|Westminster Mobile Estates
Operated By: Les Frame Enterprises Inc
|14272 Hoover Street||Westminster||CA||92683||714-893-0266||150||0||0||AA|
|Westgrove Mobile Home Estates
Operated By: Jay Russell
|13202 Hoover Street||Westminster||CA||92683||714-892-4013||97||0||0||AA|
RE: Star Management
Thu, Aug 15, 2019 –
At their August 6 meeting, Fullerton City Council decided not to enact a temporary rent hike moratorium for mobile home parks. The item was originally placed on the agenda at the request of council member Jan Flory, in an effort to provide some relief for mobile homeowners of Rancho La Paz, who are facing drastic rent increases following the purchase of the park earlier this year by John Saunders.
Flory began the meeting by saying that, after meeting with Saunders and his representatives, she no longer supported the rent hike moratorium.
Flory said that it was Mr. Saunders’ position that if the council enacted the rent moratorium, he would withdraw his proposed private “subsidy” program. She also expressed concern that Saunders would sue the city if they passed the ordinance.
As it stands now, the rent increases are 19% for the first year, 19% for the second year, and 15% for the third year.
Flory said she was concerned that because the rent increase notices were dated July 1, the moratorium would not help tenants, and could actually hurt them.
RE: Star Management
Thu, Aug 8, 2019 –
Fullerton leaders skipped a proposed moratorium on rent hikes for mobile home parks in town, but did work with the owner of one park planning increases to soften the blow a little.
Council members had discussed limiting rent increases to no more than 3 percent for a period of six months, but didn’t pull the trigger Tuesday, Aug. 6, instead filing the proposal away.
Council members had talked with the owner of the mobile home park at the center of the issue on residents’ behalf just before the meeting.
After Councilwoman Flory met with Peter Whittingham, the spokesman for the park’s owner, on Aug. 5, the owner made some concessions, which were detailed in a letter to the council woman.
The owner is willing to offer a subsidy program to some residents for up to six years, after originally limiting the program to two years, Flory said.
Responding to residents’ concerns that the park would be opened to a broader range of residents, Saunders promised Rancho La Paz would remain a 55-and-older park for at least five years, but likely longer.
Residents selling their mobile homes have also expressed frustration with slowness by the property management company in approving new owners, prompting potential buyers to withdraw their offers. Saunders promised the approval process would be done within 10 days, Flory said.
Kort & Scott $39.7MM Verdict Ranks 61 Out of Top 100 Verdicts in 2018
RE: Kort & Scott Financial Group
Sat, Aug 10, 2019 – On Wed, Jun 5, 2019, The National Law Journal published its 18th annual edition of the Top 100 Verdicts in the nation as reported by VerdictSearch for the year 2018.
The civil lawsuit filed by the 235+ residents of Friendly Village Mobile Home Park, then owned by Kort & Scott Financial Group and managed by Sierra Corporate Management, was ranked 61 out of the top 100 verdicts across the nation. Verdict: $39,702,667
Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Brian S. Kabateck, Shant Karnikian, Natalie S. Pang, Gary Fields of FieldsLaw
Wed, Aug 7, 2019 –
More than a dozen residents of mobile home parks called on the Santa Maria City Council on Tuesday to pass a rent stabilization ordinance, saying unchecked rent increases are pricing out some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.
The residents, who spoke during the public comment portion of Tuesday’s meeting, said enforceable controls on rent increases were necessary to protect those residing in the city’s parks, many of whom are seniors on fixed incomes.
Since last fall, the city of Santa Maria has been organizing meetings between park owners and residents in the hope that both parties could agree upon terms that could be used for a “model lease” that the city’s parks could use. But residents expressed concern that little progress had been made and questioned how the city’s model lease would be enforced.
Daniel Swanson, a local Realtor, also spoke out in favor of a rent stabilization ordinance. Swanson said he’d had multiple transactions involving homes in Rancho Buena Vista and seen multiple residents that were being priced out of their homes by increasing rents.
City Manager Jason Stilwell said the stakeholder meetings between park residents and owners will continue and that both sides will begin working out the language that will be included in the model lease.
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Kort & Scott Pay $57 Million
Largest Mobile Home Park Settlement Ever
Fri, Nov 22, 2019 –
Kabateck LLP attorneys representing hundreds of low-income mobile home residents in Long Beach, California secured a nearly $57 million settlement, which is the largest settlement ever involving a mobile home park.
MRL Protection Program
Beginning July 1, 2021, any mobilehome or manufactured homeowner living in a mobilehome park under a rental agreement may submit a complaint for an alleged violation of the Mobilehome Residency Law. Any mobilehome or manufactured homeowner residing in a permitted mobilehome park is eligible to submit a complaint. Complaints must be submitted to HCD. HCD provides assistance to help resolve and coordinate resolution of the most severe alleged violations of the Mobilehome Residency Law.
Who Can Submit a Complaint?
Any mobilehome / manufactured homeowner who lives in a mobilehome park.
What Types of Complaints can be Submitted for Consideration?
Any complaints for issues within mobilehome parks related to Mobilehome Residency Law violations (California Civil Code).
Common violations include illegal grounds for eviction, failure to provide proper notice of rent increases, or no written rental agreement between the park and mobilehome owner.
How Does a Mobilehome/Manufactured Homeowner Submit their Complaint?
Complaints must be submitted to HCD. HCD provides help to resolve and coordinate resolution of the most-severe alleged violations of the Mobilehome Residency Law. Visit the Submit a Complaint webpage for details.