Rolling Hills Mobile Home Park

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I have to laugh at one comment in here, giving this company such good/great results, well I dont know where you have been.
Now, I have lived in this park for over 8 years and when the Pearson's owned it, it was a great place to live and they stood by the rules and also inforced them, I also bought the only home in here that was forsale and now there are 9 empty lots and so many homes for sale, people are walking away because they cannot afford the high rent these yahoo's are getting and they also take everything away, such as rock, dirt, lawn spraying and grass seed, they tear your lawn up during the winter with the snow plow and want you to fix it in the spring. No wonder our park is going to the pits, they cant even handle disputes between neighbors, mangement's words, we dont get involved, well what the H--- , they also do not inforce rules, they raise the lot rents every year, anywhere from $16 to $25. No wonder people are leaveing and walking away from their homes.
Well if you want to move in here go ahead, but you will regret it. Oh yeah, they have even removed the toilets from the storm shelters, does that tell you they care about their residents, I dont think so. So be sure you go to the bathroom first if a tornado is coming.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have to laugh at one comment in here, giving this company such good/great results, well I dont know where you have been.
Now, I have lived in this park for over 8 years and when the Pearson's owned it, it was a great place to live and they stood by the rules and also inforced them, I also bought the only home in here that was forsale and now there are 9 empty lots and so many homes for sale, people are walking away because they cannot afford the high rent these yahoo's are getting and they also take everything away, such as rock, dirt, lawn spraying and grass seed, they tear your lawn up during the winter with the snow plow and want you to fix it in the spring. No wonder our park is going to the pits, they cant even handle disputes between neighbors, mangement's words, we dont get involved, well what the H--- , they also do not inforce rules, they raise the lot rents every year, anywhere from $16 to $25. No wonder people are leaveing and walking away from their homes.
Well if you want to move in here go ahead, but you will regret it. Oh yeah, they have even removed the toilets from the storm shelters, does that tell you they care about their residents, I dont think so. So be sure you go to the bathroom first if a tornado is coming.

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As was mentioned in a previous review: The owners "are" entitled to raise the rent $25.00 per year but that doesn't mean it's "reasonable" to most of the residents here who are on fixed incomes. When compared to other mobile home parks in the area (22)- Rolling Hills rent increases are right at the top of the list- with the average amount of rent increases coming in at between $10- $12 per year.

Rolling Hills is advertised as a Premier Mobile Home Park- and it still lives up to that label but the quality and pride that the original owners injected into this park has suffered horribly since Follett Investment Properties bought the park in 2005.

A good example of this "less quality, higher rents" model is the removal of toilets from its two storm shelters- which have existed for more than 20 years. Follett failed to abide by a request from the City of Maplewood to "maintain" its restrooms and instead REMOVED THEM. They violeted a conditional use permit which has existed for over 20 years. They have also eliminated weed control service and free grass seed. A lot less for a lot more $$$$$$.

1 star is too much for this company- but two stars are given for the wonderful people who are trying desperatly to hang onto their homes. Homes are disappearing all over the park- empty spaces are being left because no one can afford the high rent increases and the poor management.

The complaints here are NOT off base- they reflect the growing feeling of a lot of residents here. For more of the facts regarding this community and the company who runs this park- go to www.rollinghillsreporter

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As was mentioned in a previous review: The owners "are" entitled to raise the rent $25.00 per year but that doesn't mean it's "reasonable" to most of the residents here who are on fixed incomes. When compared to other mobile home parks in the area (22)- Rolling Hills rent increases are right at the top of the list- with the average amount of rent increases coming in at between $10- $12 per year.

Rolling Hills is advertised as a Premier Mobile Home Park- and it still lives up to that label but the quality and pride that the original owners injected into this park has suffered horribly since Follett Investment Properties bought the park in 2005.

A good example of this "less quality, higher rents" model is the removal of toilets from its two storm shelters- which have existed for more than 20 years. Follett failed to abide by a request from the City of Maplewood to "maintain" its restrooms and instead REMOVED THEM. They violeted a conditional use permit which has existed for over 20 years. They have also eliminated weed control service and free grass seed. A lot less for a lot more $$$$$$.

1 star is too much for this company- but two stars are given for the wonderful people who are trying desperatly to hang onto their homes. Homes are disappearing all over the park- empty spaces are being left because no one can afford the high rent increases and the poor management.

The complaints here are NOT off base- they reflect the growing feeling of a lot of residents here. For more of the facts regarding this community and the company who runs this park- go to www.rollinghillsreporter

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The previous reviews were way off base. In a nutshell, all their complaints are addressed in the lease that every resident must agree to and sign before moving to Rolling HIlls. The lot rent increases are spelled out---the owners are legally entitled to raise the rent by $25 per year. Several years since I've been here, (15), there has been no increase, and several years it has gone up by $14 or $16. My rent is currently $484, the rent will be more for corner lots, or if residents have pets. (Rent includes water, sewer , trash pickup, recycling, and the services that the park provides--snow plowing, tree trimming, street maintenance etc.) This is NOT a townhome or condominium community, the management does NOT maintain individual yards, (it's in the lease), and the residents are required to keep their yards maintained. As for mowing, the management SUGGESTS once a week, and, again, it is in the lease to keep your yard presentable. "Tiny yards"? Some are smaller than others, I have a larger one, and I get many comments about the size of my yard for a mobile home park. (approx 5500 square feet) The resident sees the yard before purchasing a home here, if it is too small, get a different lot site. The snow plowing is done promptly after snow quits falling, and they DO NOT shove the snow into driveways. Of course there is going to be a "snow plow hump" after the plows go by, as is the case any where. Finally, I have found the management here willing to listen to any issues I may have, and address the ones that need to be addressed--IF I approach them in a respectful manner. I suggest to any one reading this and the previous posts, to come to the make-up community yard sale, July 17th, to walk around the park, look at some of the beautiful yards, and speak to the residents. As in any community, you will find some that are not satisfied, and some that would live nowhere else. Remember, there is 2 sides to every story--thank you

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The previous reviews were way off base. In a nutshell, all their complaints are addressed in the lease that every resident must agree to and sign before moving to Rolling HIlls. The lot rent increases are spelled out---the owners are legally entitled to raise the rent by $25 per year. Several years since I've been here, (15), there has been no increase, and several years it has gone up by $14 or $16. My rent is currently $484, the rent will be more for corner lots, or if residents have pets. (Rent includes water, sewer , trash pickup, recycling, and the services that the park provides--snow plowing, tree trimming, street maintenance etc.) This is NOT a townhome or condominium community, the management does NOT maintain individual yards, (it's in the lease), and the residents are required to keep their yards maintained. As for mowing, the management SUGGESTS once a week, and, again, it is in the lease to keep your yard presentable. "Tiny yards"? Some are smaller than others, I have a larger one, and I get many comments about the size of my yard for a mobile home park. (approx 5500 square feet) The resident sees the yard before purchasing a home here, if it is too small, get a different lot site. The snow plowing is done promptly after snow quits falling, and they DO NOT shove the snow into driveways. Of course there is going to be a "snow plow hump" after the plows go by, as is the case any where. Finally, I have found the management here willing to listen to any issues I may have, and address the ones that need to be addressed--IF I approach them in a respectful manner. I suggest to any one reading this and the previous posts, to come to the make-up community yard sale, July 17th, to walk around the park, look at some of the beautiful yards, and speak to the residents. As in any community, you will find some that are not satisfied, and some that would live nowhere else. Remember, there is 2 sides to every story--thank you

Pros: nice clean friendly community

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I have lived here for 2.5 years and in that time my lot rent has gone up 66.00. The park used to be a family owned park and now is owned by a company which of course is not good for the residents.
Lot rent in 2008 increased by 25.00 and again in 2009 25.00 and now for 2010 it will increase another 16.00. Maybe the company should not have so many people to pay at the top. Be like the rest of the nation and downsize to save money. I bought here so that at the time of retirement my home would be paid for and I could afford to live in my own home. Lot rent is now 496.00. They wonder why parks go downhill. When I was looking to move in there were no empty lots to build a new home on so I had to buy a prexisting home and the homes that were for sale were sold right away. Now no one wants to live here because of the lot rent and management. We are trapped here and they just keep raising the costs. Now there are several homes for sale and several lots to build on.
Managment also has criteria for allowing people to buy. Well it is my opinion that in the case of them making money on selling a home they bend the rules. You must have an excellent credit rating and you must allow them to do a background check on you. Well I know for a fact that one of my neighbors in no way should have been allowed to move into the park. How did this person get in? Well if we want to sell our home on our own and they make no money on it the rules apply then for letting people in.
I do not trust the people in mangement at all. I am wondering if they are trying to increase the lot rent so that we cannot afford it and walk away from our homes so that they can sell the land. How terrible is that?

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★☆☆☆☆

I have lived here for 2.5 years and in that time my lot rent has gone up 66.00. The park used to be a family owned park and now is owned by a company which of course is not good for the residents.
Lot rent in 2008 increased by 25.00 and again in 2009 25.00 and now for 2010 it will increase another 16.00. Maybe the company should not have so many people to pay at the top. Be like the rest of the nation and downsize to save money. I bought here so that at the time of retirement my home would be paid for and I could afford to live in my own home. Lot rent is now 496.00. They wonder why parks go downhill. When I was looking to move in there were no empty lots to build a new home on so I had to buy a prexisting home and the homes that were for sale were sold right away. Now no one wants to live here because of the lot rent and management. We are trapped here and they just keep raising the costs. Now there are several homes for sale and several lots to build on.
Managment also has criteria for allowing people to buy. Well it is my opinion that in the case of them making money on selling a home they bend the rules. You must have an excellent credit rating and you must allow them to do a background check on you. Well I know for a fact that one of my neighbors in no way should have been allowed to move into the park. How did this person get in? Well if we want to sell our home on our own and they make no money on it the rules apply then for letting people in.
I do not trust the people in mangement at all. I am wondering if they are trying to increase the lot rent so that we cannot afford it and walk away from our homes so that they can sell the land. How terrible is that?

Pros: CLEAN PARK

Cons: LOT RENT

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This is one of the cleaner mobile home parks you'll find in the metro area. This is because of the folks that live here, not management.
That's about the only good thing to say, hence two stars instead of one.

The management here are snotty, condescending, and completely useless. Although seemed nice at first (imagine that). Probably don't have enough help for having 350+ homes here. But that is not anybodies problem but the company and it's employees.
They insist on getting involved with home sales, lie to sell the homes, and then take no responsibility for their lies. They even insisted on having financial information during the sale!!! WTH for? They need to learn to mind their business and their responsibilities.
The owners are greedy, plain and simple. They raised my rent after only being here for about 5-6 months during a time when people are getting laid off, salary freezes, and the economy is in the tank. From what other residents have told me, they raise the rent pretty regularly lately. Douchebags will be douchebags I suppose.
They charge almost $500 for tiny little lots.
The park rules only apply to whom they want them to apply to. They take sides during disputes. The only services they provide to the lots is compost/grass clipping removal. For the price you pay per lot, they should mow, snow removal, and rake for us. The only snow removal they do is the streets and they push snow up into peoples driveways. They don't maintain the driveways like they should either, they wait until there are huge wholes before they fix it. In other words, they don't do a damn thing. Nothing is expensive these days I guess.
They are telling people to mow their lawns once a week even during drought conditions. LOL Luckily many here know better than that.
Until they install sprinkler systems (never happen), I am not mowing once a week. This is a mobile home park not a golf course.
How long does this park really have anyway?

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★★☆☆☆

This is one of the cleaner mobile home parks you'll find in the metro area. This is because of the folks that live here, not management.
That's about the only good thing to say, hence two stars instead of one.

The management here are snotty, condescending, and completely useless. Although seemed nice at first (imagine that). Probably don't have enough help for having 350+ homes here. But that is not anybodies problem but the company and it's employees.
They insist on getting involved with home sales, lie to sell the homes, and then take no responsibility for their lies. They even insisted on having financial information during the sale!!! WTH for? They need to learn to mind their business and their responsibilities.
The owners are greedy, plain and simple. They raised my rent after only being here for about 5-6 months during a time when people are getting laid off, salary freezes, and the economy is in the tank. From what other residents have told me, they raise the rent pretty regularly lately. Douchebags will be douchebags I suppose.
They charge almost $500 for tiny little lots.
The park rules only apply to whom they want them to apply to. They take sides during disputes. The only services they provide to the lots is compost/grass clipping removal. For the price you pay per lot, they should mow, snow removal, and rake for us. The only snow removal they do is the streets and they push snow up into peoples driveways. They don't maintain the driveways like they should either, they wait until there are huge wholes before they fix it. In other words, they don't do a damn thing. Nothing is expensive these days I guess.
They are telling people to mow their lawns once a week even during drought conditions. LOL Luckily many here know better than that.
Until they install sprinkler systems (never happen), I am not mowing once a week. This is a mobile home park not a golf course.
How long does this park really have anyway?

Pros: clean park for the most part

Cons: see details too many to list

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I purchased a new home here in 2003 and hate it here. The park wll not handle any resident issues, they will not fix the grounds which resulted in seveare water damage to my home. My family and I are constantly harassed by the next door neighbor, which has gone on for the whole 5+ years I lived here. The lot rent increases about $25.00 a year. Please think twice if you are considering living here.

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★☆☆☆☆

I purchased a new home here in 2003 and hate it here. The park wll not handle any resident issues, they will not fix the grounds which resulted in seveare water damage to my home. My family and I are constantly harassed by the next door neighbor, which has gone on for the whole 5+ years I lived here. The lot rent increases about $25.00 a year. Please think twice if you are considering living here.

Cons: Park will not handle any issues

 

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