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Independence expert hits snag as he plans move

Virgil Edwards is on a quest to change Idaho laws to better protect mobile home owners. He planned to sell his home at the Hidden Hills mobile home park near Coeur d’Alene but was told by his landlord to move or tear down the home within 90 days. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Virgil Edwards is on a quest to change Idaho laws to better protect mobile home owners. He planned to sell his home at the Hidden Hills mobile home park near Coeur d’Alene but was told by his landlord to move or tear down the home within 90 days. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Virgil Edwards has labored to make his manufactured home comfortable and attractive. He puts long hours into the landscaping and whimsical décor, and figured it was worth something – a few thousand dollars, at least – as he prepared to move on. But Edwards, 66, was disheartened to learn he’ll have to pay to move or tear down his house in the Hidden Hills mobile home park along Interstate 90 between Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. After living there over 10 years, Edwards told the park’s new owners last month he plans to move into a new house he’s having built. He also informed them he had a potential buyer for his 38-year-old mobile home. A few days later, they gave him a notice to remove all his personal property, including the house, by July 1. So rather than selling his home to the new tenant for $3,000, as he had hoped, Edwards said he’ll go in the red to get it out of there/Scott Maben, SR. More here.



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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