The following is an email question I received from a fellow Alaskan about Sequim Mobile Home Parks. The emailer’s identify remains confidential.
Hi Chuck, I just discovered your web site http://www.sequim-real-estate-blog.com and appreciate its content as well as the time and work you have put into it. Awesome job, and thank you!
I worked in Tok from time to time with the State of Alaska, so I have some experience with Tok, too. As we speak, Chuck, I live in Anchorage Alaska. I will be 60 in 2010 and am looking to purchase a manufactured home in Sequim in a mobile park or maybe on a stand alone lot later in 2010 or early 2011. Right now I think I would like to start out near town so I could walk to businesses, maybe in the Hendrickson mobile park or a nearby mobile park. Is there a place you would suggest I could look at so I could learn more about the pluses and minuses of the mobile parks in Sequim. For example, I would not want to purchase a manufactured home in a park and then discover that the park is going to shut down and force me to move, like Anchorage has done to most of its mobile home park residents. And do you have an email list I could subscribe to, that would keep me informed of mobile or manufactured homes when they come on the market?
Thanks, Chuck, and Happy New Year!
Joe, [not his real name]
Great hearing from a fellow Alaskan, and even more so because you know Tok! Not many folks know where Tok is. I was in Tok a few months ago, and honestly, it was pretty ugly. Businesses are shut down and boarded up, old houses are abandoned, and a lot of people are struggling to survive. Plus it wasn’t a pretty time of year with all the scrub pines looking pretty dismal. I miss the mountains and hunting, but I don’t miss the cold of interior Alaska.
The major mobile parks in Sequim are stable and won’t be going away anytime soon. Hendrickson park just built an entirely new addition and so they did a major expansion, and the addition is very nice and classy. The one thing I would say about mobile parks here is you’ll want to shop their space rental rates. Having a manufactured home is a great way to get into an inexpensive home with low maintenance, but if the lot rental is $500 or $700 a month, it starts to push the cost of a manufactured home closer to a stick built. But that depends on what you get for that rental, like utilities. It could be a great arrangement.
I do have a site you can use to search for manufactured homes here, and you can put in your parameters for what you want and make sure you check the box that says “off site-built” and you can also subscribe to updates to your email from this site.
Also, you can subscribe to my free email newsletter which comes out once each week with Sequim and Port Angeles real estate news. Just go to Sequim Real Estate Newsletter.
I think the best way to research the parks here is to go to their website, if they have one, or to simply call and ask them to send or email information. Here is a list of most of the parks here:
Lazy Acres Mobile Home Park
111 Dryke Road, Sequim, WA (360) 683-6294
Clasen Cove Estates Co-Op
890 North Portside Way, Sequim, WA (360) 683-1120
Carlsborg Mobile Estates
491 Mill Road, Sequim, WA (360) 683-6920
Green Acres Mobile Estates
400 Gupster Road, Sequim, WA (360) 683-6623
Spruce West Mobile Home Park
167 Plum Tree Lane, Sequim, WA (360) 683-6564
Parkwood Manufactured Housing
261520 Highway 101, Sequim, WA (360) 683-8765
653 North 7th Avenue, Sequim, WA (360) 683-4571
90 Baywood Village Road, Sequim, WA (360) 683-3101
Heritage Homes of Sequim Inc
259335 Highway 101, Sequim, WA (360) 683-2811
Golden Homes Inc.
261533 Highway 101, Sequim, WA (360) 681-7559
Last Updated on June 17, 2019 by Chuck Marunde
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Sounds like an exciting place to live. Is the price comparable to other communities in the local area? That would be my biggest concern.
Answer: Yes, prices are good here, much more stable than most areas of the country, although it certainly is a buyer’s market here now.
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