Affordable Housing Investments: The Case for Mobile Homes with Brad Rymer

Single Lady Estates podcast album art with photos of Bobbie Wasserman and Brad Rymer.

The DATA: Manufactured Housing

The manufactured/mobile home sector often gets overlooked as an investment opportunity. According to the MH Insider 2023 State of the Industry report:

21.2 million Americans live in mobile homes 
4.3 million manufactured housing sites
43,000 manufactured home communities

Brad Rymer is an expert in mobile home community investing. As co-manager and CFO of Haven Funds, which acquires mobile home communities nationwide, Brad has extensive investment and finance experience. This makes him ideally suited to speak to the Single Lady Estates community about mobile home investing.

In this episode, Brad offers insight into the manufactured housing industry as a whole and provides tips for evaluating mobile home communities as an investment vehicle. Bobbie and Brad dive into the pros and cons of investing in mobile home communities, discuss landlord/tenant relationships, and how the traditional stigma associated with mobile home living has changed.  Brad also shares his outlook on current market conditions affecting this sector.

“Mobile home communities are the best option and most affordable option to alleviate the deficit that exists today with affordable housing.”

Bradley Rymer
Key Takeaways: Brad's Tips for investing in manufactured/mobile home communities
  • Research thoroughly before investing to understand operations.
  • Plan for a 5-year investment window and business plan.
  • Consider investing through a fund if new to the sector.

Housing Solution & Investment Opportunity

For homebuyers, manufactured housing offers an attractive solution to the challenges of finding affordable housing. 

For real estate investors, mobile home parks and communities are attracting interest from both small and large investors looking to capitalize on the demand for lower-cost housing.

Overall, the manufactured/mobile home industry contributes $31 billion to the U.S. economy and shows no signs of slowing anytime soon.


To learn more about manufactured/mobile community investing contact Brad Rymer directly:

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