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Tripple Wide?

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Joshua Fookes

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Ok all, here is this weeks josh question.

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In the MLS the listing agent calls this thing a 3 wide. From what I could tell it had three units, the two you can see and then one accross the back forming sort of a "U" shape. What is this really called? To me it seems like 2 double wides laid next to each other, with another stuck to their ends to make it the "U" shape.

You guys see anything like this???

This is just a comp, so I have not been through it. My conversation with the listing agent didn't help much either. She just said that it was 3 units in a U shape. But I have never seen a tripple wide configured as a U from the manufacturer. I'm thinking custom Job.

Other question. Can I use it as a comp for a true Tripple wide. Square footage, & location are ideal. Quality and condition need adjustments though.

Josh
 

Tim Hicks (Texas)

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Hey, if you have the correct square footage, you can compare it to any manufactured home. However, I really would try to resist using it. But, If you have a gigantic triple wide, you may need this one to bracket by size. Do you have a state web site to check HUD tag numbers. It could just be three single wides hooked together. We see everything out here, so that doesn't surprise me at all.
 

Tim Hicks (Texas)

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Oh, I forgot to mention. It was pointed out to my by an underwriter one time. It is not a double wide. It is not a triple wide. It is not single wide. It is not a mobile home. It is not a trailer. It is a single section manufactured home or a double section or a triple section. And, always a "manufactured home". I guess they were prepared for the horseshoe shape or "L" shape by changing it to "section" instead of "wide".
 

Willie

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Now that's what I call one humongous tornado magnet.
 

Mountain Man

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:rofl: :rofl:

And I agree with Tim. I'd avoid using it unless you really needed it to bracket, and show buyer stewpididty.
 
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:rofl: Joshua! You are getting the beginners trial by fire!!!!

If you really do need to use it, and I wouldn't unless it's absolutely necessary, I would go knock on the door, be very, very nice. Ooooo and Aaaaa over it and get a tour. Give them at least 2 of your biz cards and expect referrals because you were so nice and so dedicated to appraising.

:rofl:

BTW, if it is multiple units that someone put together then, no, it's not a triple wide. It's multiple units that someone put together.
 

wyecoyote

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Joshua,

I take it this is a recent sale? You may want to mark this and put it in a file somewhere for unique properties. Go as Pamela said and try to visit the inside take pictures and measurments do a full inspection if the homeowners will let you. Save all the information in a file somewhere for the just in case. Such as a manufactured house that has an addition in the future. You never no when these weird property sales will help in the future.

Now on to the white elephant :rofl: :rofl: . Perhaps it is a tri plex. :) You should check out the website for weird manufactured houses. I think it was Bobby Bucks could be wrong though. If someone has it please post so Jushua can have a good laugh at what some people do.

Like others say would not use it in report unless absoulutely neccessary.

Ryan
 

Joshua Fookes

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yeah i caught that link from another thread. Pretty funny stuff. Ok thanks for the bits of encouragement <_<

Off to wrestle with the elephants

Josh
 

Jeff Horton

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Maybe it just the home inspector in me but that first thing I noticed is the roof line. I don't think any manufacturer is going to have a roof line like that. Notice that there is a valley between the two units. Thats a leak waiting to happen!

Back to you question I have seen a few triple wides and the third unit was much shorter than the others. The unit would be a sort of L shape, not a U shape.
 

Charlotte Dixon

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Originally posted by Tim (Texas)@May 30 2003, 07:48 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention. It was pointed out to my by an underwriter one time. It is not a double wide. It is not a triple wide. It is not single wide. It is not a mobile home. It is not a trailer. It is a single section manufactured home or a double section or a triple section. And, always a "manufactured home". I guess they were prepared for the horseshoe shape or "L" shape by changing it to "section" instead of "wide".
Just so it isn't a trailer that was being pulled down the road, came loose, and ran into a stick built home. :rofl:
 
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