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(CF News 13)   Real estate turnover is good, except when it's on I-95   (cfnews13.com ) divider line
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2013-06-20 09:16:06 PM  
Nice headline.
 
2013-06-20 09:55:59 PM  
Home for sale:  Easy access to highway.
 
2013-06-20 10:27:20 PM  
In this week's episode of "Flip this House"....
 
2013-06-20 11:16:47 PM  

jaylectricity: Nice headline.

 
2013-06-20 11:16:47 PM  
Florida tag watching the game, I'm assuming?
 
2013-06-20 11:17:11 PM  
That's one nice looking double wide mobile home. Really, a double wide mobile home can be nicer than some apartments.
 
2013-06-20 11:18:59 PM  

skinink: That's one nice looking double wide mobile home. Really, a double wide mobile home can be nicer than some apartments.


I would much rather have a decent double wide than an apartment. Sucks that 99% of them are in 55+ parks down here.
 
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2013-06-20 11:24:18 PM  

skinink: That's one nice looking double wide mobile home. Really, a double wide mobile home can be nicer than some apartments.


They'll make you a smoking deal on the single wide that they have now ...
 
2013-06-20 11:26:54 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-20 11:29:32 PM  
Pfffft, amateurs...

img.fark.net

This was on the northbound side of the 101 freeway in Los Angeles, just north of Hollywood, in the fall of 2007 IIRC. I drove past it a few times, and what this photo doesn't show is a For Rent sign in the window on the other side. In retrospect, I wish I'd thought to get a few pictures from the overpass a bit further south where the house had fallen off the truck
 
2013-06-20 11:40:10 PM  
So what, is "modular home" the politically correct term for "mobile home"?
 
2013-06-20 11:40:11 PM  
Er, wait, been a while since I've been over there and I got it mixed up. The house had fallen off a few miles back, and got towed to a segment of the freeway with enough of a shoulder. The overpass I was thinking of that had a good view of the house was just north of it, probably where that photo was taken.
 
2013-06-20 11:42:51 PM  
You live here now.
 
2013-06-20 11:43:34 PM  
Looks more like a construction trailer.
 
2013-06-20 11:45:38 PM  

Mock26: So what, is "modular home" the politically correct term for "mobile home"?


Not a PC issue.  They are different kinds of prefabs.

BTW - the history of "Mobile" homes is interesting:
http://www.snopes.com/lost/mobile.asp
 
2013-06-20 11:55:30 PM  

Mock26: So what, is "modular home" the politically correct term for "mobile home"?


It's effectively an extension that is built in a low-labor-cost location and trucked to a high-labor-cost location.

Basically, it's outsourcing home-building.
 
2013-06-21 12:03:36 AM  
Watch out for live-ins.  Because you will get some live-ins.
 
2013-06-21 12:07:51 AM  

rubi_con_man: Mock26: So what, is "modular home" the politically correct term for "mobile home"?

It's effectively an extension that is built in a low-labor-cost location and trucked to a high-labor-cost location.

Basically, it's outsourcing home-building.


Looks like a mobile home in the picture.
 
2013-06-21 12:10:08 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I would much rather have a decent double wide than an apartment.


The people I know that have lived in them like them for the first few years. By the time their home is 5 years old, they talk about wanting to replace it because it's starting to fall apart. If you want to save money, rent and let someone else deal with repairs. If you want to build equity, buy a solid house that will last. A doublewide is the worst of both worlds.
 
2013-06-21 12:13:42 AM  

Mock26: rubi_con_man: Mock26: So what, is "modular home" the politically correct term for "mobile home"?

It's effectively an extension that is built in a low-labor-cost location and trucked to a high-labor-cost location.

Basically, it's outsourcing home-building.

Looks like a mobile home in the picture.


The wheels come off, but they usually go on some type of foundation,
 
2013-06-21 12:15:05 AM  
That looks more like one of those mobile office things like they use at construction sites than a home.
 
2013-06-21 12:18:01 AM  

cyberspacedout: Pfffft, amateurs...

[img.fark.net image 500x273]

This was on the northbound side of the 101 freeway in Los Angeles, just north of Hollywood, in the fall of 2007 IIRC. I drove past it a few times, and what this photo doesn't show is a For Rent sign in the window on the other side. In retrospect, I wish I'd thought to get a few pictures from the overpass a bit further south where the house had fallen off the truck


I remember that!  As I recall there was a problem with the truck or the load and they had to set it off to the side so that the freeway could open for morning traffic (the freeways are *never* completely closed other than from after midnight until about 5:00AM, and even then it's only on weekends or during Carmageddon).
I had always assumed that a swarm of locusts had made that building disappear.
 
2013-06-21 12:29:55 AM  

MFAWG: Florida tag watching the game, I'm assuming?


Sersleh, why bother having a Florida tag if not for this?
 
2013-06-21 12:40:18 AM  
 
2013-06-21 12:55:05 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: BTW - the history of "Mobile" homes is interesting:
http://www.snopes.com/lost/mobile.asp


See also: http://www.snopes.com/lost/false.asp
 
2013-06-21 01:32:51 AM  
http://youtu.be/KwIe_sjKeAY

Our house... in the middle of the street.
 
2013-06-21 01:48:13 AM  

Ivo Shandor: AliceBToklasLives: BTW - the history of "Mobile" homes is interesting:
http://www.snopes.com/lost/mobile.asp

See also: http://www.snopes.com/lost/false.asp


How meta
 
2013-06-21 03:43:40 AM  
If you can flip your house ON THE HIGHWAY...you might be a redneck
 
2013-06-21 03:45:03 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: BTW - the history of "Mobile" homes is interesting:
http://www.snopes.com/lost/mobile.asp


I can't believe I clicked a link about mobile homes, but you're right, that was interesting. I especially like the Lynyrd Synryd trivia.
 
2013-06-21 05:13:54 AM  

Krieghund: If they need a new one, I know of a great mobile home dealer in Cullman, AL.


That stain... I wonder who died creating it.
 
2013-06-21 06:56:50 AM  
Bravo, submitter. I laughed.
 
2013-06-21 07:04:28 AM  

dickfreckle: AliceBToklasLives: BTW - the history of "Mobile" homes is interesting:
http://www.snopes.com/lost/mobile.asp

I can't believe I clicked a link about mobile homes, but you're right, that was interesting. I especially like the Lynyrd Synryd trivia.


The whole this is false, snopes /lost/ section is all fake.

That said, I once watched a History Channel show that made the same claim. The history channel doesn't bother to research its facts. (shocking I know).
 
2013-06-21 08:21:08 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: If you can flip your house ON THE HIGHWAY...you might be a redneck


If your house is damaged by hail and you have to tow it in for an estimate...you might be a redneck.
 
2013-06-21 08:44:01 AM  
If I'm the truck driver, I run out and start yelling at all the cars to GET OFF MY DRIVEWAY!
 
2013-06-21 03:42:54 PM  
I'm just here to congratulate Subby on headline.
 
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