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I would like to respond to the column about affordable housing and mobile homes ["Want affordable housing? Try a mobile home," Aug. 31].
I have been selling mobile homes for many years, and I always tell my customers that a home is what you make of it. A mobile home is just as nice as a stick-built home if you make it just as nice.
Sometimes I will get buyers who seem to think mobile home living is beneath them or something to be ashamed of. Hopefully, the stigma that comes with being a mobile-home owner will disappear over time. Everyone has heard of "trailer trash." I do not even call mobile homes trailers. I call them mobile homes.
Just like the op-ed reads, mobile homes before 1976 were not subject to any government regulation, so some things were not done to their best. All mobile homes after 1976 were subject to government regulations.
When the economy went bad in 2009 I had so many buyers looking for mobile homes because they had to downsize and knew mobile homes were affordable. Time and time again I would hear discouraging remarks about having to move to a mobile home or a mobile-home community.
Buyers should know there are many nice mobile-home communities in the Spotsylvania area. Mobile-home communities are not bad. It's usually the manager who can turn a good community into
The next time you consider moving or buying a home, consider a mobile home. They really can be nice, and are very affordable.
Ms. Woolfrey is sales manager