Community Spotlight: Casa De Amigos

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1085 Tasman Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

ALL AGE COMMUNITY

Enter through the dramatic archways into one of the Bay Area’s largest mobile home parks. Casa De Amigos is one of Sunnyvale’s highly sought-after family park, featuring 900+ quality manufactured homes, offering an array of amenities and beautiful landscaped grounds.

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Dip into one of two pools, unwind at one of two Jacuzzi, or mingle at one of the two expansive clubhouses with your neighbors!

Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, there are abundant recreational and leisure activities, as well as local career, employment, and educational opportunities. Residents living in the community are minutes of a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment including the Levi’s Stadium and Mercado Shopping Center with an AMC theater.

With easy access to Lawrence Expressway, Highway 101 and 237/85, along with award-winning schools, Casa De Amigos is an perfect place to call home!

Is It Time For An Upgrade?

Are you beginning to have issues with your mobile home that was built in the 70’s or early 80’s? Are you like many of our customers that have experienced a leaky roof, unsafe electrical, or a rotted porch? Or has your family just outgrown your small home?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then it is time for an upgrade! An upgrade is the process of removing your old mobile home and replacing it with a brand new manufactured home.

Here at Alliance Homes, we make the process of upgrading to a new 2019 model easy, affordable, and efficient. Not only will you get to design your dream home, but you will also experience the confidence and security that comes with living in a home built from the newest and highest quality materials.

With an upgrade, you also have one special perk, RPP, also known as Resident Preferred Pricing. RPP allows you to purchase a brand new home at the lowest price, because you already occupy a space in a community.

Call today at (888) 874-8692 to speak with an agent about upgrading your home!

Key Information:

  1. New home, old space rent. Keep your existing space rent when you upgrade!
  2. Allow the best construction team to set-up your new home. Alliance Installations has a full time 45 person crew. We have set over 150 new homes in 2018.
  3. Use your old home as your down payment and have immediate equity in your new home. With as little as a $1,000 down payment, your monthly mortgage may be less than you think!

Financing Your Manufactured Home

Need a loan for your home purchase? Looking to refinance? You have come to the right place. While you are welcome to use your own financing source, you can never have too many options and Alliance can provide you with competitive, hassle-free financing.

We have our own in-house finance team that can help
you with whatever you need.

We will handle your credit application and shop it around for you—providing you with the best rate and no stress.

We can help you correct any issues in your report and
work with you to build up your score.

Call us today at (888) 874-8692.

Meet Lan!

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Lan Nguyen began her career in manufactured housing with Advantage Homes as an admin in December of 1999, and became a sales agent in the summer of 2000. Throughout her 17 years’ experience, her hard work and first class customer service allowed to be among one of the top performing agents in Santa Clara County. Lan brings an unparalleled skill set to manufactured housing; not only does she hold a B.S. in Business Administration, but she is also a Licensed Realtor®.

When asked why she transitioned to Alliance, Lan indicated that she “admires Alliance’s creativity and innovation on new home designs.” She sees this new opportunity as a positive move toward advancing her career in manufactured homes, as she is “now working with the leader of this industry.”

When working with Lan, you can expect to receive experience, consistent communication, and strong attentiveness to details. As a top producer, she is knowledgeable regarding all things manufactured housing, from loans to community expectations to HCD guidelines, and she has cater to each client’s circumstances to enable a successful approval process.

Fluent in both English and Vietnamese, Lan is prepared to go above and beyond your needs to help you with your next housing change. Contact Lan today at (408) 215-0082 or Lan@AllianceMH.com for your manufactured housing inquiries!

Here are a few testimonials from Lan’s clients, via Yelp:

Thank you Lan Nguyen for your excellence services in helping us buy a brand new mobile home from Skyline!

We first met with Lan at an open house and discussed with her our plan.  At first, we wanted to purchase a new home so ended up on a waitlist for available space at the mobile home park we wanted.  A little of over one month, Lan called us back about the good news that space has opened up.  We worked with her to start customizing our home and then realized later that this didn’t fit our needs anymore and we decided to buy a new mobile home that was available for sale at the time.  She was very patient in the process and gave us helpful feedback in helping us decide what home would be right for us.

I would highly recommend Lan as she is very friendly and know what she is talking about.  As part of the walk through, she would help point out some defects that we missed which showed that she really cares for her customers. She is willing to work around the clock to make her customer happy by replying to my emails after hours which really helped with my busy work schedule.  Planning from our side changed, and she was able to get the home manufacturer to finish up the home faster to help us with our move in date.  An AC unit was also installed with the home which she helped out on.

There were defects in the homes, but Skyline was able to send their tech’s down to fix the defects after we closed out escrow.

So far, we are happy with our purchase and the 15 months warranty gives us a peace of mind regarding the house.

Johnny D. from San Jose, CA

I hired Lan Nguyen to sell my mom’s Sunnyvale manufactured home of 30 years. She helped me every step of the way and worked with the park managers and new buyer through the inspections to park applications for new residence. Lan is very professional and handled the buyer and seller relationship smoothly. She is patient and realistic. I highly recommend Lan if you plan to sell your mfg home or are looking to buy one. She understands what needs to be done from the sellers and buyers side. She has good relationships with park Managment to ensure their needs are met too. She gets the job done efficiently and effectively and organizes all the paperwork and she accommodating for special needs too. She does not need to be micro managed and that’s was VERY helpful for me. Lan gets the job done and I highly recommend she help you buy/sell your mobile home.

Becky O.

My wife and I purchased our first manufactured home in Sunnyvale. Lan Nguyen was our agent, she stayed in contact with us every week during escrow, informed as far as where we were in our process of purchasing, and made a whole purchasing process very easy and we were able to close escrow in 3 1/2 weeks. I had a lot of questions about The leasing process, what type of insurance that we needed as well as property tax information in regards to owning a manufactured home, she patiently answered all my questions and explain the whole process to us. During our move-in process there’s a few things that came up and she was able to help us resolve our issues very quickly. I would highly recommend Lan Nguyen for either purchasing or selling your property.

Lan thank you for all your help. We are very happy with her new home.

Roger M. of Sunnyvale, CA

 

5 Manufactured Homes Myths

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Manufactured homes, known to many as trailer or mobile homes, have evolved over the past 50 years. There are a few myths often associated with the manufactured home market which may have at one point been almost true.

Since construction standards were established in 1976 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, many of the negative remarks about manufactured homes are only myths. As the manufactured housing market continues to develop new concepts and designs, these homes have been purchased by more families than ever before.

1. Manufactured Homes Look the Same
Many manufactured home builders, like Skyline Homes and Karsten, offer basic floor plans with quality features such as a front porch and dual pane windows. However, they also provide a wide variety of customizable floor plans, design options, and upgrades to meet the client’s needs. According to SFGate on the subject of no variety, manufactured homes “provide consumers with a wide range of interior and exterior options” and “produce luxury models with hardwood floors, whirlpool baths, stonework fireplaces and walk-in closets”.

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Alliance Manufactured Homes’ Design Room in the San Jose Office (2410 Monterey Rd.)

If you have never been inside a manufactured home before, try to visit one of the open houses in your area. Once you’re inside, it is difficult to tell the difference between a manufactured home and an on-site built home. With many homes designed for individual needs in mind or to meet a budget, many homes can be spacious and well-appointed.

2. Manufactured Homes Can Get Destroyed Easily
Manufactured homes sold after 1994 are built to the same HUD standards for construction, strength, fire resistance and wind resistance that are applied to site-built homes. A report published by the state of Florida indicates that no manufactured home built to these standards received any major damage during the severe 2004-2005 hurricane season. Another study published by Foremost Insurance Company came to a conclusion that manufactured homes are less likely to catch fire than site-built homes.

In fact, manufactured homes today are factory-built under climate-controlled conditions. This means that the building materials are not exposed to outdoor conditions, especially during the raining season, where moisture can cause expansion and mold in the future. Skyline Homes stated on the comparison between factory-built and site-built homes that “factory-built homes are generally stronger,” sturdier, and more efficient.

3. Manufactured Homes Are For Families W/ Low Income
It’s no surprise to that the housing market in the Silicon Valley is growing at a ridiculous pace over the past years. The supply of available homes are decreasing, yet the demand to keep the prices up is very high. Many tech companies are located in Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and San Jose; however, these cities are also home to multiple family and senior mobile home parks. LA Times reported that “there are tech industry workers who live in Plaza del Rey — employees of Apple, Google, Oracle and local start-ups.”

4. Manufactured Homes Are Hard To Finance
Manufactured homes were previously financed or purchased as personal property, making loans more difficult to obtain. Today, it’s easier to finance. Despite the fact that only a handful of lenders offer manufactured home loans, some of them are willing to provide financing options similar to those available for site-built residences. When properly financed, manufactured housing allows homeowners to build equity just as traditional site-built homes.

Mobile Home Brokers is our own in-house finance team capable of everything from checking your credit and handling your credit application, to securing you a loan with the best rate. They can provide you with quick updates on the status of your home sale through constant communication, quick turnaround, as well as competitive and hassle-free financing. Feel free to contact us at (408) 745-1000 for more information.

5. Manufactured Homes Lose Value
Unlike automobiles, manufactured homes can appreciate just like any other form of housing. According to Home First, other factors that help the value are the location of the land, age of the home, housing market, inflation rates, new upgrades/additions to the home, and availability of the area.

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Manufactured home in Chateau La Salle (San Jose) with beautifully maintained curb appeal.

Community Spotlight: Millpond

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2320 Canoas Garden Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

SENIOR COMMUNITY

Located in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood, one of the city’s most beautiful and historic areas, Millpond’s tree-lined streets and wonderful amenities make any resident proud to call this community home. Millpond has two sections located across Canoas Garden Ave from one another. Millpond I, which consists of 309 spaces, and the 52-space Millpond II opened in 1979. Both Millpond sections share the same common amenities, which are located in Millpond I.

Residents can host informal parties at the BBQ area or the large New England-style clubhouse. Take a break in the library, play billiards or cards, or just take a relaxing dip in the swimming pool or adjoining spa. Other amenities include a tennis court, crafts room, and kitchen. The alluring common area landscaping is included throughout the communities.

The many “Immobile Homes” with fenced yards and adjacent garages add to the beauty of the community’s attractive residential appearance of the streetscape.

Millpond is conveniently located next to a light rail station that runs to downtown San Jose and local shopping malls. Downtown Willow Glen, with its boutique shops and upscale restaurants, is within easy driving distance from Millpond.

With the charming restaurants and coffee shops of historic downtown Willow Glen only minutes away, the Millpond senior community is a great place to spend the best years of your life.

For more information on Brandenburg, Staedler & Moore communities, visit: http://www.bsmcommunities.com/comms/mpond/index.htm

Want Fast Cash For Your House? We Buy Homes!

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  • Are you relocating or facing foreclosure?
  • Have a home that needs extensive repairs?
  • Did you inherit a home you want to sell?
  • Looking for a quick guaranteed sale, with no hassle and no risk?

We got the solution for you.

Alliance Manufactured Homes buy homes “as-is”, with no commissions, no hidden fees, no inspections, no repairs, and no wait. In addition to handling the paperwork from start to finish, Alliance will give you a deposit the day the agreement is made and the balance when you are ready to move out.

Is a cash out for me?

A cash out is ideal for someone who needs a guaranteed cash sale and complete control over the timing of the transaction. While this option may not yield as much money as a listing, it requires minimal effort, absolutely no expenses, and 100% certainty, which gives you the freedom to move smoothly to your next living situation.

What if your home requires thousands of dollars in repairs that needs to be corrected before you can sell it, and you don’t have the cash? Putting your home on the market in disrepair will likely result in low-ball offers or ward off qualified buyers altogether.

What if you secure a new job that requires you to leave the area immediately, but you have not yet thought about putting your home on the market? Can you afford the stress, expense, and uncertainty of paying for two living situations for as long as it takes to sell your home? Most people can’t, which is why a cash-out is perfect for certain homeowners.

All you have to do is call an Alliance agent to evaluate your home. You will receive a cash-out price within 2 days. At your request, you can receive your proceeds in as little as 14 days. Take everything with you, or leave it all behind and we will clean it up. Our goal is to make your sale as convenient as possible. This option is not ideal for everyone, but if you are thinking of selling, it is worth evaluating a guaranteed offer.

This can save you $10,000 to $20,000 – depending on the condition of your home. The housing market is hot in the Silicon Valley; therefore, we currently have a waiting list of buyers looking for new homes in various manufactured housing communities.

Quick Run Down of Cashing Out:

  • Know exactly how much money will end up in your pocket
  • Decide when you want to close, move out, and receive your money
  • Avoid the stress of showings, open houses, and negotiating with buyers
  • Dodge the expense of repairs, commissions, inspections, and closing costs
  • Leave unwanted items behind – you don’t even have to clean

What sets us apart from other companies is that we do more than just buy and sell homes. We provide trade-in programs for those who love where they live, but need to upgrade their living situation from a 1970’s home to a brand new 2018 home!

If you are considering selling in the near future, now is the great time to explore your options. Our manufactured home specialists are professional, helpful, and will deal with any concern you may have with this process.

Your home may be worth more than you think! Call today at (888) 874-8692 to speak with an agent for a free quote!