Johnscreekcapital

Case Study

Westview Court Mobile Home Park

20-lot mobile home park in Urbana, IA

Acquisition Date

June 2020

Disposition Date

May 2022

Hold Period

22-Month

Purchase Price

$330,000

Sale Price

$495,000

ENHANCE RENT

Growth

Minimum Investment

$50,000

Stabilized

Class Type A

 DeliveredProjected
Investor IRR19%15-19%
Hold Time22 Months36 Months
Annualized Return20%19.13%

Our Acquisition Strategy Section

Based on historical data, we are always improving and refining our acquisition process. So, we have an internal algorithm that consists of 15 major important parameters of what we look at when we buy a park. That is always changing, and that is always evolving.

The acquisition process is, ever-evolving. It would be interesting to discuss a couple of other parameters that we look at. For example, the market. The market is, it doesn’t have to be in the center of a major MSA, a metropolitan area. But it has to be closer to some economic hubs. It has to be a town that has some dynamics going in the town to make sure that there are enough customers for that.

Another thing is the spread. It’s the difference between the interest rate and the cap rate. When the cap rates were high and the interest rates were low, it was very attractive. Right now, the interest rates are rising which means to cap rate tends to be a little bit higher. So, the spread is extremely important because if you don’t have a spread, you don’t have a lot of meat on the bone. There’s no money to be made.

One of the major parameters is if there are park on homes, what is the status of the title? That could be another nightmare. So, those of you in mobile home parks, park on home titles can be a nightmare to deal with because if the seller doesn’t a clear title, the title company doesn’t care. They only care about the title of the property, not necessarily the homes.

Our due diligence process acquisition. Due diligence would have about three phases. Phase one was before we started spending money – tracking permits, verifying income, because if the income is not there, the deal is not there.

The second phase is when you start sending money, getting inspection reports. And their stages when you have the final negotiation, final wrapping up.

Above are some of the major parameters. So those are good goals if you use them correctly.