While most home "owners" are nothing less than thrilled about skyrocketing real estate prices, mobile home owners are having the land sold out from under them as land owners cash in on Seattle's bubble.
Our state is facing a mobile home space crisis. Exploding real estate prices are making the land too valuable for this moderate-to-low income way of life.I guess it's not really surprising, as all sorts of low-cost residential options have been replaced with sardine subdivisions and chicly condos.
According to state figures, 115 parks have closed in Washington since 1989.
In the past year, nine parks have sold or are up for sale in the Puget Sound area, where land prices have risen the most.
Six hundred twenty one families in our area now must find another place to move their mobile homes, 167 in King County alone.
(Wayne Havrelly, KIRO 7, 02.21.2006)