Barbara Corcoran Says Housing Prices ‘Going Through the Roof’ – Shark Tank Star Corcoran Loves her ‘Mobile Home’ Renovated with Special Features and Location Barbara Paid $1 Million Dollars to Own

‘It’s my Taj Mahal’ said multi-millionaire Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran, as she shows off her $1 million “MOBILE HOME” in an LA (Los Angeles, CA) area “trailer park.” Corcoran admits she ‘likes it more than her $15 million New York City penthouse.’  While her terminology and that of those reporting on this story is routinely wrong – any such house built since June 15, 1976 is a manufactured home, not a mobile home and not a trailer house, nevertheless, what she said is interesting because Cocoran recently mused that overal conventional housing costs were ‘going through the roof.’



According to Bing AI on 12.21.2023, Corcoran’s net worth is about $100 million dollars. So, this is a modest sum compared to what she might buy in the L.A. area. One of the remarks posted on the over 1500 comments posted on the YouTube video posted above says: “Can’t believe she [i.e.: Barbara Corcoran] remodeled a double wide and actually stays there. She can easily buy a beachfront property. She’s a real one.” Two more posted remarks: “I really love how Barbara is always so genuine and honest. She’s awesome!” “She [i.e.:  Corcoran] did not grow up with much. She is entirely self made. Every time she got knocked down she used the rubble to build herself up even taller than before. I will never feel jealous of her success, when I see someone like her purchase and create a home like this it is absolutely lovely to see someone treat themselves as they deserve to.”

An article on Yahoo! Finance by Diana Kelly Levey said “Living in a mobile home or trailer probably doesn’t always have a positive connotation among the wealthiest class. But, that perception apparently didn’t stop “Shark Tank” businesswoman and real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran from buying a double-wide trailer in Los Angeles.”



QuoteMarksLeftSideMHLivingNewsShe recently showed off her mobile home to TikTok star Caleb Simpson in a video tour. Corcoran previously walked the TikTok star through her Manhattan apartment about a year ago, which she also owns.

The Pacific Palisades trailer cost Corcoran $800,000 and she said she put another $150,000 into it.

For comparison, the average price of a new double-wide trailer in the U.S. costs between $120,000 to $160,000, which includes delivery, per HomeGuide. So, yes: Corcoran’s renos cost more than many mobile homes.”

Corcoran isn’t the only multi-millionaire who has chosen a mobile or manufactured home as her residence. There are even billionaires who own manufactured homes, including single section manufactured homes. If it is good enough for millionaires and billionaires, then mobile or manufactured homes ought to be good enough for me and you, right?

In our family, we certainly think so.

We own a multi-sectional manufactured home that doesn’t have Corcoran’s spectacular view of the beach and Pacific Ocean.  But Corcoran is leasing her home site, we own our property. Her multi-section manufactured home appears to be quite a bit smaller than ours. Not only do we own our property, we have more of it. We may not have an ocean view, but we are in the popular and growing Polk County, Florida area. People are moving into the central Florida area by the hundreds daily, per several sources.

Per Bing AI/Bing CoPilot, the following.

> “New topic. How many people are moving into Central Florida daily?”

According to the Orlando Economic Partnership’s 2030 report, Central Florida is experiencing a significant influx of people. The report estimates that 1,500 people are moving to the area every week 1.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that nearly 7.9 million people moved between states in the United States in 2021, up from almost 7.4 million in 2019. People moving between states made up 18.8% of all movers in 2021, compared to 16.7% of all movers in 2019. Highly populated states, including California, Texas and Florida, experienced some of the largest state-to-state flows. People leaving these states tended to move to other highly populated or neighboring states 2.

While I couldn’t find the exact number of people moving to Central Florida daily, it’s safe to say that the region is experiencing a significant influx of people.

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> “Do you have figures for people moving into Polk County, FL?”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Polk County is the fastest-growing county in Florida and the seventh fastest-growing in the nation. Between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021, 24,287 people moved to Polk County, which is roughly 65 people a day1.

Polk County’s population growth is outpacing the rest of the state of Florida. In fact, it is the fastest-growing county in the state 1. According to the Orlando Economic Partnership’s 2030 report, Central Florida is experiencing a significant influx of people. The report estimates that 1,500 people are moving to the area every week 2.

While I couldn’t find the exact number of people moving to Polk County daily, it’s safe to say that the region is experiencing a significant influx of people. Polk County added 24,000 new residents between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021, making it the fastest-growing county in Florida 1.

I hope this information helps!

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We plan to do an article in 2024 of how the ‘makeover’ of our home and property is going.
Until then, briefly for now are the following snapshots of a fine Florida lifestyle for a fraction of the cost of conventional housing in the area.
Christmastime at the Kovach homestead.
Tamas Kovach, the teenage son of Soheyla and L. A. “Tony” Kovach, volunteering at a local church function.
Soheyla and Tamas Kovach with friends on one of several rides at Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL, metro. Depending on traffic, Busch Gardens is less than an hour’s drive. Someone can be on a Gulf of Mexico beach in Tampa in about an hour, depending on the beach. You can be at a theme park in Orlando in about an hour, depending on traffic. 
Our home and lifestyle are also a fraction of the cost of what Cochran invested (at this point, less than 25 percent of total her purchase and improvement outlays), we own a home that is minutes to shopping in Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow or Winter Haven. It took less than an hour to drive to Busch Gardens were our teen age son and the lady of the house jumped on all sorts of rides (see example, below). Depending on traffic, an hour or so will get you to the theme parks in Orlando.

We’ve said for years, you can live better when your home costs less. Barbara Cochran seems to think so, and so do millions of others, including people like yours truly. ##

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How quickly they grow! Our son is about the same height as dad now. On that occasion recalled by this photo, all on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in the discussion of manufactured housing-related issues in our 12.3.2019 meetings. But Texas Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. MHLivingNews and MHProNews has worked with people and politicos across the left-right divide.

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