Broker, Manufactured Home Retailer, Manager and Owner
Hi, I’m Joanne Stevens. My goal is to help residents create great Mobile Home Communities and to be cost conscious and responsive to residents.
My real estate experience is long and varied. I’ve been involved in the Mobile Home Community business for over 25 years as a broker, manufactured home retailer, manager and owner. I’m an advocate of manufactured homes and communities because both offer tremendous value to you, the customer.
Mark brings a wealth of knowledge to our management team. With 25 years of retail store management, Mark has an extensive background in customer service, expense control, human resources and marketing.
In addition to his retail experience he was a Realtor for six years and has an excellent understanding of the importance of being able to provide affordable housing and maintaining a well run community. He is dedicated to working for and with the resident of our communities to ensure the rules and regulations are properly followed and administered to make all of the communities under the Stevens Homes and Communities umbrella the best in their area.
The 3 characteristics that mobile homes offer that equal or even exceed residential real estate are:
Price. The price of a new mobile home is at least half of the price of an existing site built home. The price of an existing mobile home in a community is a lot less. Mobile homes offer tremendous value to the customer.
Construction. Because mobile homes are built in a climate controlled factory, the lumber, roof trusses and other building materials are not subjected to rain, snow and heat that may warp the lumber even before it gets built in to the home.
Energy Efficiency. Mobile homes are built with either 2×4 or 2×6 wall construction. There is insulation in the floor joists. The furnace, water heater, refrigerator and other appliances are highly energy efficient. This means lower utility costs for the customer. Over the years many of our homebuyers have said they were surprised at how low their heating and electric bills were.
Why not come to one of our communities and see for yourself what we have to offer. Start saving money today by buying or renting one of our homes in one of our communities!
My only regret from my mobile home factory visit was that I didn’t learn about the best kept housing secret… mobile homes are attractive and offer so much more square footage for the money than their residential real estate cousins.
Right then I knew I wanted to help people get involved with mobile homes.
Stevens Homes and Communities specializes in mobile home rentals and manufactured home sales throughout the Midwest. We manage mobile home communities and manufactured home residential properties in the states of Iowa (Des Moines and Independence) and Green Lake Wisconsin.