OUR MISSION STATEMENT....To provide our customers with the best value and services when inquiring about, buying or selling a Manufactured Home and do it with the highest standard of integrety, transparency and honesty.
To that end, we want to list and sell Manufactured Homes that are priced fairly and provide good value to our buyers and at a fair price for our sellers.. We have learned a few things and found some very good contractors, and local city and school information. Please go to Helpful sources for more infomation.
FIVE STAR HOMES, LLC - For Better Living
2014 year closed with 17 Homes Sold and 2015 starts with way too few good listings and still buyers are looking. We have a list of buyers wishing to buy and move a good home to private property. We get results!!
MARKET NEWS.....We are working with several out of town buyers who are paying very close to retail to buy and move homes out of the Parks. Let us have a look at your home to see if we can obtain a cash sale (even delayed occupancy to you allow time to relocate) and close within 30 days. We call this our "FAST CASH" program. Visit "Thinking of Selling" page or give us a call for more details.
We contacted a home owner in Auburn Hills. His sister past away in October 2014 and he and her brothers inherited the home. They freshly painted it and put new carpet in and put it for sale "FSBO." The Park offered them $20,000.00 for the home and he had no other offers. Four months later and four months of lot rent.......the Park still hadn't closed the sale. We contacted the owners and offered our "FAST CASH" services to market the home to our out of town buyers. Within one week, we obtained and offer of $24,500.00, we presented the offer and obtained a Listing Agreement and wrote the offer. The checks arrived after all signatures were obtained and we closed the sale. Oh, and we nogotated a lot rent reduction for the last month. The entire process took less than two weeks.
If you were searching for MANUFACTURED or MODULAR HOMES, MOBILE HOMES or TRAILERS or TRAILERS IN PARKS, you've come to the right place. For definitions, please see the KNOWLEDGE link above for the differences. Don't miss Helpful Sources link for some services, links and companies that you might need - now or in the future.
Five Star Homes has a New Office!! We are now in the Mt. Clemens area to better serve our customers and cover more of SE Michigan.
Five Star Homes is proud to support with a contibution from the proceeds from each sale the following charities...... "Joyce Meyer Ministries" www.joycemeyer.org, "Grace Centers of Hope" www.gracecentersofhope.org and "The Promise Village" www.promisevillage.com.
BUYERS AND SELLERS If you are looking for Manufactured Home data, we can help. For ourc customers we have mined data from Zillow, the largest Internet Real Estate, for rent and Manufactured Home site in the country. Zillow's data base is over 100 million homes and thei computer process over 3.2 terebytes of data every day. We can provide the answers to these questions...
How can I price my home right in this market so I can get a fair price and sell it quickly?
What happens if I over price my home?
What home improvements pay for them selves?
Words that attract buyers and sell.
How can I find the right school in your price range?
Is this a buyers or sellers market?
Why are Sales Agents more important then ever.
*****ALL OUR LISTINGS*****
JUST LISTED IN AUGUST......960 RED CEDAR DR., HOWELL, MI.....$56,500.00
A RARE FIND...A 28 x 8 foot coveredd porch. This home has all three large bedrooms located in the rear of the home - further away from the street noice. Located in Burkhart Ridge - one of Michigan;s finest parks. For more infromation and pictures, please click here.
JUST LISTED IN OCTOBER 2015....
$37,900....4491 SINGLE TREE, HOWELL, MI. #37,900.00...THREE BEDROOMS AND TWO FULL BATHS.
You're going to like this home!! Great price and a great location - Burkhart Ridge - one of the very nicest parks in S E MIchigan. Pergo laminated floors in the living room, all appliances are included. Nice lot, shed, central air, new carpet. Move in ready at an affordable price. Make an appointment to see ths one. For more information and pictures, please clisck here.
*******JULY LISTING******REDUCED PRICE $59,900.00 Below NADA Appraisal
MANUFACTURER'S MODEL HOME.. ....4736 TURTLE CREEK, HOWELL, MI 48843...CASH OR NEW MORTGAGE.
THE GOLD STANDARD...A rare find. A Manufacturer's model means that it was build with the highest quality and standards. Large three bestoom, two full bath, step down kitchen and fire lit family room. Two car oversized garage. For more pictures and information, please click here.
NEW LISTING IN MARCH 2015*****4731 TURTLE CREEK, HOWELL
This home has it all!! Deck and porch, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, laminated wood flooring, ceramic tiled baths and all the appliances included. For more information and more pictures, please click here.
MARCH 2015 LISTING******1737 AUGUSTA BLVD, HARTLAND, MI 48353****$34,900.00 REDUCED PRICE
Welcome Home!! This one's got it all. 4 Bedrooms x 2 Full baths, Gas log fire place, Car port, low lot rent. Click here for more information or more pictures.
*****THIS HOME COULD BE MOVED********
150 NUTTEL BRANCH, FENTON, MI....LOCTED IN FENTON OAKS MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITY.
$23,500.00 CASH OR NEW MORTGAGE. 1996 PATRIOT, S/N LPP-6665
The best buy in this park. Three full bedrooms, two full baths, Pergo flooring, all appliances included. Great starter or retirement home. For more pictures and information, please click here.
17 HOMES SOLD IN 2014. ANOTHER RECORD YEAR FOR THE FIVE STAR TEAM.
*************WAIT 'TIL YOU SEE WHAT WE WILL ACCOMPLISH IN 2015!! 12 SOLDS SO FAR*************
1/. 16048 WINDSOR LANE, HOLLY......................................................................SOLD FOR CASH
2/. 351 SQUIREL ROAD, LOT. 40, AUBURN HILLS..."QUICK CASH" SALE TO OUT OF TOWN BUYER
3/. 9863 TOWNSQUARE, FENTON..................................................ANOTHER "QUICK CASH" SALE
4/. 954 INDIAN CREEK, HOWELL.....(2 OFFERS)...............................SOLD TO NEW MORTGAGE
5/. 4746 SPRING CREEK DR., HOWELL............................"QUICK CASH" SALE TO THE PARK
6/. 9912 BELLCREST, FENTON...................................CLOSED IN TWO MONTHS TO NEW MORTGAGE TWO OFFERS, SOLD AT 94% OF LIST PRICE
7/. 41021 OLD MICHIGAN AVE., CANTON TWNSP.......................ANOTHER "QUICK CASH" SALE
8/. 3505 BELL CT., WIXOM...........................................................ANOTHER "QUICK CASH" SALE
9/. 56 NORTH MEADOWS, PORTLAND........................................ANOTHER "QUICK CASH" SALE
THE PARK BOUGHT THE HOMR FOR $500.00 ,ORE THAT THE DEALER OFFERED.
10/. 920 WHITE PINE, DAVISiON.................................................ANOTHER "QUICK CASH" SALE
THE PARK BOUGHT THE HOME FOR $500.00 MORE THAN THE DEALER OFFERED.
11/. 48 SOMERSET, SWARTZ CREEK............................................ANOTHER "QUICK CASH" SALE
LOOK AT A WELL STAGED HOME. (NOT FOR SALE) For more information, please click here.
Our success is achieved only when we make your Buying or Selling experience enjoyable...or at least painless. That's our goal; to use home buying or selling part of your life success.
Why not a Manufactured Home?? Before you say it's a "Trailer in a Park", let me tell you of some of the advantages and the disadvantages. They are "factory" built to a higher quality standard than a site built home, with arrow straight walls and six inch outside walls for excellant insulation and excellant ceiling and underneath the flooring insulation They are built inside a controlled environment without any "weather" issues and are built using computer controlled machinery. Most homewoners tell me that they rarely pay more than $150.00 per month in gas bills even in the dead of winter. Also, they are built to high government standards - HUD Standards and site builts have fewer standards. With a Manufacturefd Home you are assurded of what's behing the walls.
They are affordable. Our listings are all between $15,000 and $60,000.00. Where can you buy a site built home for that? They are built with the same or similar materials as a site built and built inside a factory where there are no snow days ans CAD/CAM machines help cut the costs. Since 1976 HUD required all Manufactured Homes to be built to government spcifications which include six inch outside walls providing superior insulation. Look at the higher end homes and ask yourself what these homes would be worth on property. Many single women (and men), newly weds, and "down sizers" find the life style works for them at this stage of their lives. There is little yard to maintain, yet enough to have a garden. There is little snow to shovel. You don't share a common wall with someone who plays loud music (or other bad habits) that disturb your peace at all hours of the day or night. Where else can you find great school districts for your children in an affordable home? With little outside maintenance, you'll have more time with your spouse, children, friends or to yourself. And no property taxes.
Some of my buyers are Snow Birds who maintain a winter residence in the South and come back "home" to enjoy family and the Michigan summers. Others travel on the weekends because they have so little outside maintenance.
You don't pay property taxes.....ever unless you have a garage and then the annual tax bill will be less than $200.00 annually. Your lot rent (usually) includes water, sever and trash pick up and Club House use and the use of other common areas. Lot rent is usually comparable to Condo fees. Water and sewer should be worth at least $50.00 per month and trash pick-up about $40.00 each quarter (minimum).
Don't forget, they can be moved to land in some cases. They are "Mobile Homes."
The disadvantages might be.....lot rent, you are on rented land. The rent might go up. Guesswhat?? Everything goes up. Buy a home in Tyrone Woods from us and we'll "hold" the lot rent for the next five years. Many Parks raise their rent $5.00 or $10.00 each year, but your property taxes or appartment rent (liley) go up correspondingtly each year as well and your home can be moved to another Park at very little expense (usually) if the Park raises the rent too high. It might be higher than property taxes or Condo fees. Some don't like neighbors that close. My response is pick a Park with larger lots or move the home, they are "mobile" after all and many Park managers will pay all or part of your costs to move the home. I have some good homes in very, very nice Parks. Some homes are cheaply made but you get what you pay for. We can help show you the "quality". If you are looking for a $10,000 home or under you are looking for a "trailer" and we don't sell these. They depreciate and they do. Look for value and buy a good used one. You will find some very nice homes on this web site. I believe they will retain their value in a good Park, in a very good community with a well built home. What do you have if you are renting after four years, beside rent receipts? No home is perfect. Some buyers don't like the life style, we will never change there views.....unless you give us that chance.
In case your interested in what we love to do when we have the time and money.....
Our Family's Mexico Missions trip.
14 of us from Cornerstone Church in Highland, MI departed from Detroit Metro Air Port on July 27, 2014 for Mexico City on a Missions trip. For more information and more pictures, please click here.
Bob recently completed training to be a Hospice Volunteer. He has three "clients" whom he visits once a week. It's his desire to help in the "transition" and make the time remaining as enjoyable as possible.
Debbie and Abby are planning to serve in The Dominican Republic this summer, in that Nation's "One Day, One Nation" Crusade where thousands of Christian volunteers will blanket that nation for one week or so to spread the WORD and explain the Christ's Salvation Message. It will cullmanate with a Similcast in all Stadiums on the last Saturday. See www.onedayonenation.com for more information.
SELLERS!!! ALL LISTINGS RECEIVE A "BOOK VALUE" OF YOUR HOME. This is used to determine the loan value of your home. If it's priced too high, buyers will be unable to obtain a mortgage for the amount you are asking.
ANOTHER REASON TO LIST WITH US!! Drop me an e-mail @ email@example.com and request, "Selling Your Home in a Tough Market" and I'll send you a free copy. Homes listed with us are provided "HOW to STAGE YOUR HOME ON A SHOE STRING BUDGET." Plus all our marketing secrets to maximise your home's exposure. Be sure and visit the Sellers link to learn much, much more.
VISITORS TO OUR WEB SITE THE LAST MONTH. We've had 2,238 visitors to our web site in April 2015 and 1,065 viewed our listings on MHVillage. 1,884 are "following" our homes on MHVillage and are automatically informed of any changes in the listings. Our homes are now listed on MHVillage.com, MHBay and Zillo, which is mostly a Real Estate web site. These three sites provide the most "hits" to our Web Site and customer leads. We are always looking and experimenting with different media to try to obtain more exposure for our listings and The Five Star brand.
OTHER HOMES.....We work with several Parks that will lease or sell the properties that they own - usually with "In House" financing. We are on all the Banks mailing lists and sell their Repos and Bank owned properties. Find a Park you like, but not a home? Contact us and we will help you find a home and maybe get it moved at no cost to you. Find a Manufactured Home you like, but not the Park, call us and we might get it moved to a Park you like at no cost to you. Often the Banks will finance with Repos with easier credit requirements. Plese call us to discuss your needs and requirements. 810-629-9584
*******WE NEED GOOD LISTINGS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS THAT ARE BUYING*****
We want to help you find the home that you've been looking for, and we offer a comperhensive listing of Manufactured Homes for sale or for lease in S E Michigan. We specialize in Genessee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb and Oakland Counties, but we are familiar with many parks in S. E. Michigan and are happy to answer any questions or provide any help. We list homes that provide exceptional value and represent current market conditions. The results provide an exceptional Portfolio of marketable, affordable, reasonably priced homes that are good value for our customers. If you don't see what you want, please contact us with your needs and we will search for homes that you'll like.