Syd Balows has been in the Manufactured Housing Industry in Northern California since 1981. Starting in Santa Rosa, he learned the ins and outs of the business from very successful businessmen during the boom years beginning in 1984. He managed retail sales centers in Santa Rosa and Ukiah. In 2001, Syd started Coast Homes in Fort Bragg. Coast Homes operated very successfully until the recession hit in 2008. Unable to find a buyer, Syd closed the business and semi-retired. Syd has been a licensed Real Estate agent for many years. In 2009, he became a Real Estate Broker and opened Syd’s Manufactured Home Sales.
Syd and his wife Laura live on the coast in Northern California, in the Wood’s Retirement Community in Little River, California. The Woods is owned by Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services (NCPHS). NCPHS offers an equity-based senior living option at The Woods. This is a manufactured housing development located in Mendocino County, for seniors aged 55 and older. The community, which is located on 37 “sunbelt” acres, offers a mix of security, privacy, abundant beauty, and gracious living. Amenities include:
Syd is active in the Woods, helping his neighbors sell their properties when they are ready to move on. Syd says, “Because I live here, I have to do a better job for my clients.”
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