STAR Gives Local Mobile Home Communities an Upgrade

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Riding the current trend ( ( and touting the tagline, “Improving neighborhoods one house at a time,” Second Time Around Realty Inc. (STAR) has brought its proven methodology for breathing life into neglected and under-served communities into central Wisconsin’s mobile and manufactured home communities (MHC).

“We’re on a mission!” says Mark Roeker, the managing partner and creative genius behind STAR. “We believe that everyone deserves a peaceful, safe and well-maintained home at an affordable cost. That’s what a manufactured home and these communities are all about.”

Handling the demands of an entire community, however, requires skills and abilities beyond those of managing the single-family homes and duplexes that STAR has been overseeing in Milwaukee for nearly a decade. For example, after acquiring Sunshine Estates, now Maizefield MHC, ( ( outside of Mosinee, WI in early 2017, an immediate cleanup was needed to remove 17 dumpsters of household waste, over 500 used tires and 30 overgrown trees. Other challenges involved working with a variety of contractors to repave roads, renovate eight homes and install a state-of-the-art water filtration system ( for the community before the bitter cold of winter set in. What couldn’t be foreseen was the existing underground plumbing system for the park going down that winter. When that happened, STAR employees and contractors responded quickly to find solutions and provide advanced levels of customer service to the residents. Managing the repair process included negotiating partnerships with various businesses as well as the alignment of the local municipality, the Fire Department, the WI Department of Safety Services and also the WI Department of Natural Resources. Completing the repairs at Maizefield MHC quickly, correctly and for the long-term benefit of its residents has led to a safe and consistent level of water quality unlike the community has ever experienced. It has also earned STAR praise and appreciation from several of its longstanding tenants and the agencies involved.

Maizefield MHC is one of several communities that STAR manages. Others are located near Plover, Wisconsin Rapids, Chilton and Marquette. Each community is undergoing renovations of its own to bring it up to STAR standards. Lyndsey Wilson, Tenant Relations Manager for the MHC Department, says “Our communities are being designed as a perfect choice for budget-conscious individuals, or families, that want a fresh start or an opportunity to build credit. They’re also great for retirees living on a fixed income.”

Navigating the complex demands of mobile and manufactured home communities to encourage and promote a sense of safety, privacy, community and ownership is not easy. Second Time Around Realty Inc. is demonstrating that they are in it for the long-haul and this makes them a welcome addition to the Central Wisconsin area.

Article Author: David Bertnick
Company Contact: Mark Roeker

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At Second Time Around Realty Inc. we are proud to work as a team to achieve a return on investment for our partners by providing quality residences for our tenants at a fair price while improving neighborhoods, being leaders in the housing / rental industry, and being responsive to the needs of the community.

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