Mobile Homes: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Avaldati 8 apr 2019
Mobile homes may seem like an affordable housing option, but large investment companies are making them less and less so.
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  • wow, this was a sobering and enlightening episode. terrible business model to learn how to mistreat and take advantage of seniors and poor

  • i'm staying in a mobile home, in alaska, its not even built for alaska, its also a bit old, like, from the 70's...

  • the fucked up thing is you can't get money for blood in most places

  • I haven't finished the video, so I'm not sure if it gets addressed, but "mobile homes" take their name from Mobile (moh-beal) Alabama, but because its spelled the same as the transportation "mobile," people are under the impression that they're portable.

  • Bad Janet and a Mole Woman, what a star struck episode!

  • I own a ‘modular’ home in a trailer park...and this is definitely happening here...our lot rent has literally doubled since last summer...but i’m stuck there...🥺 And it REALLY sucks because we have two neighbors that complain about the smallest noise or disturbance...and the owner calls me and threatens to kick us out...not even giving me a chance to tell our side of the story...I’m basically walking on eggshells in my own home

  • Take a lesson from the three little pigs! House of hay not safe, house of sticks not safe the house of bricks safe and last a good investment!!!

  • eat the rich

  • The fact that municipalities impede the development of new manufactured home communities actually creates the environment for this. If there were new supply, the supply-demand dynamic would keep this in balance, similar to apartments. However, we still have seen drastic moves in apartment rents, generally much bigger in a true dollar amount. If we compare the all-in lot rent+ home payment (home rent) to multifamily options, typically you get a 3 bed-room option for the price of a 2 bedroom apartment unit, with your own walls, parking space, separation from neighbors etc. (We've studied and compared over 8000 communities and the multi-family options within a 2 mile radius of the community). The home payment is a fixed amount, so even though lot rent moves might be made at a higher percentage, roughly half of the all in number is fixed, and at some point goes away once paid off. It may be true that mobile homes are a depreciating asset, but the depreciation curve is fairly flat over the first 7 years, and if you stay in a community for more than a couple of years, you should have positive equity and an asset to sell should you decide to move. This is never the case with an apartment unit. Instead of picking and choosing the lowest hanging fruit to create a sensational reaction from the audience, he should consider the alternatives and the attributes of this form of housing instead of just try to broadly denigrate it.

  • And Warren Buffett is supposed to be one of the "good" billionaires. Eat the fucking rich.

  • What is the BRITISH EQUIVALENT to trailer trash?

  • Sorry John, there's worse ways to suffer than adding shampoo to the bottle. One is watering down $1 bar soap to liquid form and reusing the same container.

  • There are mercenaries selling rifles in Africa that have more ethics than those ewuitt assholes.

  • Hey it's Janet.

  • i have a double wide on land with a nice mtn view. my mother left it to me, no payments, insurance covered it when our old house burnt winter of 99. same land i grew up on, just diferent home as mentioned.

  • There are a lot of disgusting people in America...

  • The Clayton homes ad has nothing to do with LOT RENT!!!!!!!!

  • The struggle is real for me, but I got lucky and have landlords rather than paying to a company. It's a double wide trailer we live in, but rather than paying a company 800 a month, we pay our landlords 800 a month. And the guy who owns the house is pretty understanding, we pay him near the end of the month, be that from the time the month ends to the first week, as he's always on the move doing other tasks. Just saying, in all my years, I've lived with the idea of paying rent to people who rent out a place they own rather than to large companies, and it's been easier.

    • There are pluses and minuses to smaller operators. Plus- They are generally more accessible and may make accommodations for certain circumstances. Minuses- Their pocket books are smaller and may not be able to afford certain repairs or maintain the community in a way that a larger operator can. Also, their ability to make concessions can lead to an inconsistent approach to handling issues, which can empower the lesser residents and discourage the better residents.

  • If the video was less vulgar, it would reach more people that are actually buying these mobile homes. Sad.

  • Depends on where you live... 10 years ago I could have gotten a 1 bedroom single wide one for 2k... A 2 bedroom singlewide for 5k... Those same mobile homes are now 30k or more to purchase... You also can't just rent any anymore... You have to OWN the home and rent the land... Which does put you at more risk cause the park can still evict you.

    • But a standard home that needs 200k of repair, is over 300k to purchase and will NEVER be worth 500k... Its a sink hole

  • Student Loans are way worse.

  • Regarding Kelly Anne Conway....whenever someone responds to an accusation with the phrase "I'm insulted that you would even say such a thing", consider it an admission of guilt and know that your accusation is right on the money. It's the go-to response for most conniving, lying, wretched people.

  • Hey it's Janet!

  • Apparently 3200 people that invested in trailer park management found this video.

  • Had to sell my internal organs Just to pay the rent When I was your age When I was your age

  • "people are finding a solution by banding together to get land"...so the method to survive in capitalism is...to do your best to subvert the system and establish, essentially, a commune.

  • 2:59 I related too hard

  • Wow! Just wow!

  • King Crab 🦀 👑 🤤

  • the most forced, painfully unfunny guy on TV

  • ohh, this is the bad place

  • The more I visit the USA, the more I love my EU

  • If I was gonna a pay rent, why would I buy that house?

  • D’arcy Carden has some real talent. Love her.

  • Darcy carden ftw

  • There is a very very simple rule of thumb for capitalism and when it breaks down. When workers/customers can no longer speak to the boss/owner (edit: In Person)capitalism stops working. It's the equivalent of saying twitter and youtube comments are our version of a town hall... anonymity doesn't exactly bring out the best in people.

  • disgusting predatory equity practices!

  • This is Capitalism working...

  • John Oliver is amazing at revealing the predatory behavior of companies and businessmen, we salute you!

  • Blackstone is throwing people out in Denmark as well

  • I used to build these hurricane magnet pieces of crap in the 80's. The manufacturers/sellers of these over-priced sh*t boxes need to be strung up just as much as the owners of these "hostage" mobile home parks. Plus if you saw the drug addict, alcoholic, low life scum that often work in those mobile home manufacturing plants you'd wonder why the sh*t boxes don't fall apart even sooner or catch fire from faulty wiring etc. Homes of Merit, Redman Mobile Homes, Fuqua Mobile Homes, Victory Mobile Homes......every one of you corporate scumbags who reaped it in at the expense of others, and for how bad you exploited your good employees, you all deserve a special place in hell.

  • I just want to go on the record and say I absolutely love D'Arcy Carden in that commercial at the end, and pretty much anything else she's ever done. Her comedic roles bring me joy.

  • Long story short... Don't buy mobile homes?

  • Wait for the new movie, "Rich People Gone Wild".

  • Best show on cable television, which I no longer watch.

  • can't tell if she actually said motherf-cker or motherFORKer but i sure hope it's the latter cos that'd be a sweeet reference

  • too bad they don't have just the commercial

  • Capitalism is inneficient and criminal, building planes which purposely crash and build housing systems that enslave you

  • I must say the show is very entertaining, kudos to John Oliver. He can bring light to so many issues with humor and charisma. Love the show!

  • I went out and bought 100 shares of Carlyle Group after watching this lol

  • I read the article and he's just like Walmart if person says I need help he gives the phone number to the welfare office. He was very proud of his strategy of no facilities like swimming pools, vending machines, or coin laundry rooms.

  • Don't forget you pay TWICE when on rented land. You pay the actual monthly rent, then when you try to sell the home after the rent raises, you find out you can't get your money back. The loss of equity between what you bought it for, and what you have to sell it for to get out of the park. Some people are so desperate to get out of the high rent that end up giving the home to the landowners because no one will buy it from them. The American Dream of Home Ownership is really about land ownership!Mom-and-pop owners were able to work things out with the renters. But the corporate predators just evict and create park turnover, and a ton of the alleged problems.

  • that real shampoo joke is real

  • Mobile home parks are also full of white trash, I never understood the term trailer trash until I moved into a mobile home community and it was my neighbors that showed me the term is very fitting, they bought their trailer for 1,000$ and it was completely full of black mold.

    • Blame the residents for everything? The landlords are innocent? No. The landlords are supposed to maintain their park and cite residents when a home is deteriorating. That's in the lease and Rules and Regulations of the park. But it costs money and staff to maintain a park, so they let it turn into a slum, while making more money. When it gets slummy enough, the city can condemn it and support closing it and the landlord can profit even more by developing the land. Park deterioration is part of the PLAN, unless the residents organize and fight back.

  • I just moved out of a mobile home 2 weeks ago, I was in Rochester Hills Michigan and moved out of Rochester Estates, I could not stand the fact that they sell mobile homes and trailers full of black mold.

  • I understand that it’s a predatory market but pretty much every market is that way to a certain degree. You have the hunter and the hunted. If we really want a better world, we have to think of a better way to redistribute wealth without stunting incentive for market innovations. Capitalism is very, “survival of the fittest” so to speak.

    • Naw. I agree that every market can be exploited to some degree, but mobile home parks take the cake. And the irony is it is mainly one of the major UNSUBSIDIZED forms of AFFORDABLE HOUSING - that is, until the predators take over. The mobile homeowners pay property taxes (at least in my state), the vast majority get no welfare or public assistance. They have to pay to maintain the home, per the lease and Rules and Regulations, they have to buy insurance, they pay a mortgage. This is being responsible and is what we want in America - until the predators take over. That's their reward for taking care of themselves and being responsible. And if a park is shabby and unmaintained, the landlord is, at least, 50% responsible for that.

  • Oh my god it's Janet

  • what else did u expect with Capitalism and shitty people!

    • Americans created all the structures that support capitalism and we pay real money to support those structures. It's ours, we made it so. This too, can be changed and regulated better. gsmol.org and nmhoa.com are some examples of getting legal change.

  • We own a manufactured home, bought and paid for three years ago. however it's on a rented lot. three years ago the monthly lot rent was $199. now it's $650. it's been sold three times. I could've bought a much bigger, nice home for what had been wasted on these assholes. the rich deserve to die.

  • was that D'Arcy Carden in the mock ad?

  • The company I work for had us build 32 of them in our home town. Only two have been occupied and this was 2 years ago. One was already occupied before we finished building the 32 and the other one was given to a coworker who had no where to stay so the boss gave him one no payments or anything. Our company has built so many of these all over our small town only for them to be unoccupied. I get a great paycheck for building them but they don’t get occupied at all lol.

  • only way mobile homes are "worth it" is when considered the same as renting ...or if you place it on your own land.

    • Exactly right! Just that the mobile homes were promoted as some kind of dream fulfillment and solution for affordable housing and, really, they have turned into a nightmare. As it says at the end of the video, the advertisements are misleading and there is no consumer warning. There are more warnings on a bottle of aspirin than on a mobile home park!!

  • It’s the same as renting, except I’m responsible for repairs and I can get a few thousand back when I sell it, unlike normal renters. But my lot rent has gone up from $535 to $708 in the last 5 years. And the park fixes nothing.

  • Berrick . Did I hear Rolfe wrong ?

  • I guess I'm nakedly stereotyping here, but based on a lot of the accents I hear from "victims", I'd be willing to bet they've spent their entire life voting themselves into this bed now they have to f****** lay in it. "Oh I have to cut my medication in half?" ...Sounds like something you should pray over, because the conservatives you've been voting for your whole life certainly don't believe in Medicaid. Predatory lending and collection practices? ...You asked for those pesky regulations to get out of business' way. These people call for zero tolerance immigration policies while they throw out people doing jobs they would never do. These people look at unwed single mothers and tell them they needed to make more responsible choices. These people pump their fists and clap their hands at conservative rallies where politicians celebrate "pulling oneself up by one's bootstraps" ...while milking social security, Medicare, Medicaid, and disability like there's no tomorrow. No, since November 2016 (really 1980) anyone from a red state getting preyed on by the system they've voted for, defended, and continue to defend can go f*** themselves. Seriously.

  • I bought an older mobile 16 month ago, in an affordable senior park. My space rent has increased twice, already, for a total of $40. It will increase again in May. My fixed retirement income hasn't increased enough to keep up with it.

  • is that janet from the good place

  • For some reason, this video made me finally understand communism

    • Wow. Richard Wolff, the Marxist professor, talked about mobile home park residents buying their own park from the landlord and taking it over. It's here on youtube somewhere. The ultimate solution is communal ownership but sadly, for every park that the residents buy, there must be 100 that the predator corporations buy. Not a good success rate.

  • Wow, my friend and I were thinking of buying a mobile estate in a park. I showed them this video. I guess we’ll have to find another way out of rental nightmares...

  • 6:04 - PAY YOUR FUCKIN' BILLS YOU SCUMBAG WHORE!! The poor and lazy... Always looking for a fuckin' handout. Shooting yourself is pretty cheap and would solve your financial problems. Loser.

    • oh look a scumbag loser who has never experienced hardships. Cute

    • Mobile home parks take the cake. And the irony is that mobile home parks are mainly one of the major UNSUBSIDIZED forms of AFFORDABLE HOUSING - that is, until the predators take over. The mobile homeowners pay property taxes (at least in my state), the vast majority get no welfare or public assistance. They have to pay to maintain the home, per the lease and Rules and Regulations, they have to buy insurance, they pay a mortgage. This is being responsible and is what we want in America - until the predators take over. That's their reward for taking care of themselves and being responsible. And if a park is shabby and unmaintained, the landlord is, at least, 50% responsible for that. Mom-and-pop owners were able to work things out with the renters. But the corporate predators just evict and create park turnover, and a ton of the alleged problems. Lovely system, isn't it?

  • This is truly sickening. How could Americans let this happen to their own people. Their own elders. Jesus Christ anybody not walking out of there is a sociopath. This has got to stop, or at least own up to your shit and stop pretending to the world and yourselves like you have most sorted-out country in whole of the fucking multiverse!

  • Is there anyway we can get this episode dubbed or subbed in Spanish, my mom really needs to watch this.

    • California has a Mobile home lot renter's rights organization GSMOL.ORG that has some mobile home literature i Spanish and Vietnamese. Latinos are the major victims.

  • Janet from The Good Place.

  • Ahh, gotta love that late stage capitalism.

  • Hard to read most of these comments. I guess I’m glad so many people don’t understand how real estate and mobile home parks work. You will be the one living in mine in the future. I’ll take my piece.

  • Homocide! :D

  • Wow. That's so disturbing. Noted and sharing. Worst is that most people living in mobile homes probably wouldn't see this warning otherwise. Time to make a difference.

  • Literally everything is fucking fucked.

  • D’Arcy Carden is simply wonderful! Such a hilarious actor

  • Keep in mind, despite the awful people in the video there are still many "mom and pop" mobile home park that aren't exploiting the residents.

  • Aerosmith was correct, Eat The Rich!

  • the point is that the value in home ownership is in the land not the buildings (and there is a finite amount of land,which will diminish severely due to climate change as the glaciers melt and the oceans rise (p.s. salty ocean water mixing with drinkable inland water results is not-drinkable salty water)

  • No Janet you can’t curse dammit!!

  • Humans can be so fucking selfish, it is absolutely disgusting to see how far people can fall. Enjoy your money, you are a real credit to your species!

  • Is that Janet?

  • wondering if this isn't self evident? you own something you can't move from a land you don't own...duhh?! some ppl are very optimistic...i couldn't do that.

  • It will be a beautiful day when people like Frank Rolfe are tied to stakes and burned alive in the town square.

  • Back in the early 80's my parents bought a mobile for summer time excursions outside of Rehoboth Beach. Spent many a weekend & several summers loving it. Although the problem was the park keep getting sold. Everytime a new owner came in the lot rent went up. What started at $150 a month ended up $800 a month for a place we'd spend 3 to 4 months visiting. We put an addition & a deck on the thing so it wasn't mobile. In the end they took a nice whack when they sold it. Yet it still was worth every penny in great memories.

  • John Oliver is the perfect collision between hilarious and incredibly insightful/informative. Thank you, Jolliver!!

  • Just look at all that white privilege

  • However take mobile homes in context with the overall housing problem in places such as Southern California. There is no rent control. There is more control over rent increase on mobile homes then apartments. Also it is more difficult to be evicted. So, while it is financially a black hole the lot payments (well over 1000) are more affordable then rent and can only be increased a certain percentage each year. With the inflated costs of home ownership it is the only option for some families. Even with every downfall that you listed.

  • This show is a must watch for anyone and everyone.

  • Things learnt here: Mobile homes aren't mobile.

  • Unfettered capitalism is cruel... it's literally survival of the fittest. Capitalism tempered by reasonable regulations and social programs is the best form of governance.

    • It isn't "survival of the fittest", it's "success of the richest & cruelest".

  • It's sad that there is so much greed in the world... why can't people be happy making making a reasonable profit while helping those less fortunate?

  • E

  • j'aime trop !

  • what a funny 80s twist to the ads ... quality

  • I can’t say enough how much I love this show. It’s satire with blatant honesty. ❤️

  • Medieval philosophy still grows to today's culture. Never do business with someone you don't trust. I'm glad I'm old school