Tips for Renters blog

It feels like spring is in the air but........

Posted by M Litel on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 @ 08:02 AM

Winter is not over yet unfortunately. Old man winter may have a few more cold days in store for us.  I sure hope not cause the trees, bushes etc are budding out.  


The weather has been great these last few days or so.   Perfect weather for getting outside and enjoying the warm sun.

 It is a great time to visit us at Golden Acres Mobile Home Community where we have some beautiful remodeled and refurbished mobile homes available.  2 and 3 bedroom homes available, House Springs, MO - Jefferson County

 "Lease today with option to purchase"

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You can use  your tax refund as a down payment with us.  Call and speak with one of our office staff today.  636-942-3100.  Pick out the home that meets your needs, apply, get approved, sign lease and pay.  You can get approved in as little as 48 hours  

Move in this late winter or early spring and you will have time to plant your own rose bushes, bushes, flowers for summer enjoyment!  

Don't delay and call today.   We'd love to hear from you!


Living in Missouri has lots of Benefits - Natural sights to see!

Posted by M Litel on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 14:02 PM

The Benefits of Living in Missouri

I know the weather is constantly changing which is not an all bad thing.  We have all four season and the chance of a white Christmas which I consider a benefit of living in Missouri.... But now we are looking forward to springtime in Missouri.  

We have a lot of State Parks within a 100 miles of either direction from House Springs, Missouri - Jefferson County. So living in Golden Acres Mobile Home Community is convenient to many places that are free and that includes several St. Louis County Parks as well as the St. Louis Zoo, etc.  They are free to visit, so pack a picnic lunch and go enjoy the outdoors.   (As of this date, I do believe the Zoo is still free check them out too)  

I receive an email news letter from  (if you are going to make plans to visit another state on your vacation.  On their website just click the red tab and choose your state.  

There are so many things to do, they are always updating with new places and things to do and see.  This newsletter was about: 

The Most Peaceful Escapes In Missouri Are Right In Our Own Backyard

Just click in the link and it will take you there.  You can also see other places and things to see too.  

Carlsbad Management, LLC likes to inform you of places to visit and things to do.

 I, personally, went on a road trip and l like taking the Backroads of Missouri and getting off the road/path.    Here is a couple photos from my road trip at Sunset on a Backroad . Go out and See the Beauty of Missouri

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Tax Refunds - House Springs, Jefferson County MO

Posted by M Litel on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 @ 10:02 AM


How to use my tax refund this year? This is a question many of us ask ourselves each year.  One answer would be to invest in a place that you can call home. I think personally that would be a great way to start a new year or to use ones tax refund.   

You can use your tax refund for a down payment with us to purchase a Newly Remodeled/Refurbished Mobile Home - Rent to Own (Lease Option Purchase).  The cost of a remodeled/refurbished mobile home is a lot less than a new one and less expensive on a Repo one (where you still have to remodel or refurbish it).  

Contact us for more information!

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We have a few 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom Mobile Homes available where we have completed the work for you.  Ours are freshly painted, great decks, some have new laminate flooring, some have carpet, Sealed roofs, some have new exterior front doors/storm doors, some have BRAND NEW A/C and FURNACE, Off road parking for 2 vehicle.  You pay us the mobile home payment and lot rental fee in one payment each month.  

You can look at what we have available by clicking on this link:

                              Mobile Homes Available Now

Our office is located at 509 Golden Acres, House Springs MO 63051  Call and make an appointment today! 636-942-3100

Golden Acres Mobile Home Community

off Old State 21 


Your child(ren) will attend great schools at:

Seckman Schools, Antonia Elementary and Middle

(Fox C-6 District) 


We would love to speak with you and show you are available mobile homes.  

Don't delay call us today! 


Below is a sample of the laminate flooring we use in our Remodeled/Refurbished Mobile Homes.



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Are you prepared for the ICE -that is headed for our area? Jefferson County - And surrounding Areas....

Posted by Myra L on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 12:01 PM



Winter Weather


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(photo from internet)

is predicted for 

most of Missouri.

It is Mid- January and

Old Man Winter is coming to our area with force.  

No one likes Ice - I much prefer snow.  But the amount of snow that is falling in the Rocky's  I would not want that much either.  The link above is to the Weather Channel website.  They have great information and tips on keeping Safe & Warm.  They will keep you updated on the Winter Storm!  

Stay home and off the Roads - No need to get out!

The United States (Mid West) is bracing for the winter storm - Jupiter for tonight (1-12-2017) thru Sunday (1-15-2017).   It is hard to prepare to be without electric for some time. They are predicting Wide Area Outages with the amount of ice that is expected from 1/4 inch to an Inch.    If you can afford a generator it would be nice to get one so you can atleast have heat in one room of the house.  If you have a basement consider staying in it, simply because the heat that you may have would help keep your pipes from freezing. 

Some items that would be helpful to have on hand -  for emergencies - in case of Outages of Electric in your area or if Roads are inpassable. 

Ice Melt (salt), Shovels, Flashlights, extra batteries, Lanterns, Oil lamps, bring in some wood for that fireplace or wood stove, Water for drinking, Water for such things as flushing toliet, etc.  You could fill a bathtub up for the later item.  Battery operated radio for updates,  heater (propane or kereosene) (Use in a ventilated area), GENERATOR if possible. Medications, blankets, Sandwich meat, bread, milk, snacks.

 If your household has more than one cell phone. Charge them all up then turn them all off except for one - then if electric goes out then use one at a time for emergencies.  Let your family know what order you will use the phones so they can reach you.  You may not have cell service due to the icing in your area. Be prepared. This is when a landline might be helpful.  

There is no way to say for certain how much ICE you will receive in your area but it always best to be prepared.   If it possible stay with some family or friends. Consolidate households and enjoy some fellowship and fun times. Might as well make the best of the situation and have some fun.  (checkers, chess, other board games, or cards.... Play some music if you have an acoustic instrument - sing Or just sit and talk to each other or read a book... ) 

Especially bring the elderly to your home and share your generator and heat with them.  They can possibly share some of their childhood stories with you. And some of their experiences of past storms that they have weathered.   Try to make the best of it and stay home and safe.    



Be Safe - Hopefully we will not get the amounts that they are predicting for our area in St. Louis MO surrounding area.   BE SAFE

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Might as well shop and look for a way to invest your TAX REFUND in your new Place to call home while iced in.  No need to just Rent when you can buy your first home  or if you are looking to downsize and don't want an apartment.

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Happy New Year!  2017 is here!

Posted by M Litel on Mon, Jan 2, 2017 @ 10:01 AM




Many of you have made "New Year's Resolutions"...... Maybe a few of you made some resolutions such as: "Healthly Life Changes" Healthy eating and walking more.  We hope this year will allow you to do the things you love to do and to keep your resolutions.  

Also, it can be a time for a change of address as well, Down Sizing, First Place to Call Home, etc.  Whatever your case may be, we want you to know that we may have an option that may work for you.  We have Rent to Own Mobile Homes with Lease Option Purchase currently available in 2 and 3 bedrooms.   From time to time we have houses and apartments available as well.  Just keep a watch on our website for updates and available units.  If you are purchasing your own Single Wide Mobile Home or wish to move yours we haveMobile Home Lots available for rent. 

We would love to hear from you!

636-942-3100 for us to schedule you an appointment or to answer any questions you may have. 

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We want to wish you, ALL, a

Happy - Healthy - Prosperous

New Year


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Save Money thru the Holidays and the New Year!

Posted by M Litel on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 @ 05:12 AM

Save Dollars!

Save Energy!

We all want to be able to save $$$ Money! The old saying - A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned. That was what my Grandma would say, years ago!  It doesn't matter who you are saving where you can always helps.   Some people clip coupons, I use digital coupons whenever I can.   My boss sent me this link on 12 days of Engery Savings. I like saving money.   I hope you are able to save some Money at this time of year.

December is an expensive month, for those who live in Missouri - Real Estate - Personal Property Taxes all due - We all like to purchase presents for our loved ones. So we want to help you and pass on information to you that will save you money.

Visit this link:  12 Days of Energy Savings  Below is a few of the tips:

Day 5: Take Advantage of Sunlight

Day 11: Plug Holiday Decorations into Power Strips

Day 8: Save Energy in the Kitchen

If you are looking to downsizing your home because of maybe it is just 2 of you now, No need for such a large home.  Well we have a solution for you our Rent to Own (with Lease Option Purchase) Updated Mobile Homes. We have 2 and 3 bedroom available today, December 8th, 2016.  Available Units today, December 8, 2016 Click on this link.  

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Happy New Year from Carlsbad Management,LLC




Winter Wonderland - Christmas Lights Such a Beautiful Sight!

Posted by M Litel on Sat, Dec 3, 2016 @ 07:12 AM

Good day all, it is December 3rd, 2016.  I just had to tell  you all about Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park. I found this place to be amazing and wonderfully put together for a wonderful Christmas Light Show. I found it worth the $10 per car load.

(Everyone's taste is a bit different, but I loved it)  

I would definitely go through it again no doubt, but maybe a carriage ride through it this time.  Which they have on most nights, Saturday nights is dedicated to these.  NO vehicles allowed on Saturday night.   They have special nights when you can walk through the Winter Wonderland but you have to purchase tickets ahead of the time. But I hope to do that next year.   

Here are some of the photo's I was able to capture last night.  They are not the best, but hopefully you can see the quality of the lights and show that St. Louis County has put together for us all to enjoy.  Be sure to visit their website as to more information about the Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park! <Just click and it will take you to their website.







Simply Elegantly put together. You tune your Radio to their station and hear the music while the light show is to the beat of the music.  My photos simply do not do it justice.  Go out and enjoy if you possible can! It is a nice evening for the Family - Especially if you enjoy seeing the lights and hearing the sounds of Christmas.


Golden Acres Mobile Home Community, currently we have a couple of 3 bedroom 2 bath Updated Mobile Homes for Lease Option Purchase, and we have 2 bedroom 2 bath (2 bedroom 1 bath) available too.  Click on the above link to see our available units.   We are located in House Springs MO 63051  

{Note: That is only approximately 24 miles from Tilles Park just about a 30 minute drive.(depending on Traffic).}  

We are close to many fun things to do in the St Louis Mo Area.   If you are looking for a new place for you to call home  give us a call or contact us. We would be happy to visit with you to schedule an appointment to view our Lease Option Purchase Mobile Homes, or to answer any questions you may have!


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Shown below is the type of flooring that we use when updating our Mobile Homes. The home below is no longer available but be sure to check out our available units today -Don't delay

- Apply - Get Approved - Sign Lease - Pay and Move in before Christmas!



We wish you ALL a Merry Christmas and a Safe Holiday Season.    Safe Travels to ALl

Written by M. Litel

Colds, Flu , Allergies - Tis the Season!

Posted by Myra L on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 @ 09:11 AM

Colds, Flu and even Allergies are prominent evening in Winter.  I personally dislike going to the doctor for a cold. Most time they just have to run its course, unless you start to get dehydrated.  Then go see your doctor. Some home remedies are available to help ease or lessen the symptons.  I know I try all I can  cause I hate being sick and if there is a chance it will shorten or lessen the symptons  I am all for trying it with my doctor's consent... Unless it taste badly. LOL

I have searched the internet for some of these home remedies.  Be sure you consult your doctor if you start any of these incase they interferre with any medications or treatments you are currently undergoing or taking.   


Below is taken from the At-Home  Remedieswebsite:

Being sick, even when you’re home in bed, isn’t fun. The combination of body aches, fever, chills, and nasal congestion can be enough to make anyone miserable.

There are plenty of home remedies that can help alleviate your symptoms and get you back to normal. If you still feel sick after a few weeks, make an appointment with your doctor. If you have trouble breathing, have a rapid heartbeat, feel faint, or experience other severe symptoms, get medical help sooner.

Keep reading to see what cold and flu remedies you can conjure up at home


    Being sick, even when you’re home in bed, isn’t fun. The combination of body aches, fever, chills, and nasal congestion can be enough to make anyone miserable.

    There are plenty of home remedies that can help alleviate your symptoms and get you back to normal. If you still feel sick after a few weeks, make an appointment with your doctor. If you have trouble breathing, have a rapid heartbeat, feel faint, or experience other severe symptoms, get medical help sooner.

    Keep reading to see what cold and flu remedies you can conjure up at home.

    • Chicken Soup


      Your grandmother was right: Chicken soup may not be a cure-all, but it’s a great choice when you’re sick. Research published in the medical journal Chest suggests that enjoying a bowl of chicken soup with vegetables, prepared from scratch or warmed from a can, can slow the movement of neutrophils in your body. Neutrophils are a common type of white blood cell. They help protect your body from infection. When they’re moving slowly, they stay more concentrated in areas of your body that require the most healing.

      The study found that chicken soup was effective for reducing the symptoms of upper respiratory infections in particular. Low-sodium soup also carries great nutritional value and helps keep you hydrated. It’s a good choice, no matter how you’re feeling.

    • Ginger


      The health benefits of ginger root have been touted for centuries, but now we have scientific evidence of its curative properties. A few slices of raw ginger root in boiling water may help soothe a cough or a sore throat. Research suggests it can also ward off feelings of nausea that so often accompany influenza. For example, one study published in the British Journal of Anesthesia found that just 1 gram of ginger can “alleviate clinical nausea of diverse causes.”

    • Honey


      Honey has a variety of antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Drinking honey in tea with lemon can help ease sore throat pain. Research suggests that honey is an effective cough suppressant, too. A study published in Pediatrics revealed that 10 grams of honey given at bedtime reduced the severity of cough symptoms in children. In addition to coughing less, the children reportedly slept more soundly, which also helps reduce cold symptoms.

      You should never give honey to a child younger than 1 year old. Honey often contains botulinum spores. While they’re usually harmless to older children and adults, infants’ immune systems aren’t able to fight them off.

    • Garlic


      Garlic contains the compound allicin, which may have antimicrobial properties. Adding a garlic supplement to your diet might reduce the severity of cold symptoms. It might even help you avoid getting sick in the first place. According to a research review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, one study of 146 participants found that people who took a garlic supplement reported fewer cases of the common cold than those who didn’t.

      More research needs to be done on the potential cold-fighting benefits of garlic. In the meantime, adding more garlic to your diet probably won’t hurt.

    • Echinacea


      Native Americans have used the herb and root of the echinacea plant to treat infections for more than 400 years. Its active ingredients include flavonoids, chemicals that have many therapeutic effects on the body. For example, flavonoids can help boost your immune system and reduce inflammation.

      Research on the herb’s effectiveness at fighting the common cold and flu has been mixed. But one review published in The Lancet: Infectious Diseases suggests that taking echinacea may lower your risk of developing the common cold by more than 50 percent. It may also reduce the length of a cold. If you’re a healthy adult, consider taking 1 to 2 grams of echinacea root or herb as a tea, three times daily, for no longer than one week.

    • Vitamin C


      Vitamin C plays an important role in your body and has many health benefits. Along with limes, oranges, grapefruits, leafy greens, and other fruits and vegetables, lemons are a good source of vitamin C. Adding fresh lemon juice to hot tea with honey may help reduce phlegm when you’re sick. Drinking hot or cold lemonade may also help.

      While these drinks may not clear up your cold entirely, they can help you get the vitamin C that your immune system needs. According to a research review published in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, getting enough vitamin C can help relieve upper respiratory tract infections and other illnesses.

    • Probiotics


      Probiotics are “friendly” bacteria and yeast that are found in your body, some foods, and supplements. They may help keep your gut and immune system healthy. For example, a study published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews suggests that taking probiotics may help reduce your chance of getting sick with an upper respiratory infection.

      For a delicious and nutritious source of helpful bacteria, include probiotic yogurt in your diet. Besides its potential benefits for your immune system, yogurt is a healthy snack that provides plenty of protein and calcium. Look for products that list live bacteria on the label.

    • Salt Water


      According to research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, gargling with salt water may help prevent upper respiratory infections. It may also decrease the severity of cold symptoms. For example, it may help ease sore throat pain and nasal congestion.

      Gargling with salt water reduces and loosens mucus, which contains bacteria and allergens. To try this remedy at home, dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a full glass of water. Swish it around your mouth and throat. Then spit it out.

      If you use salt water in a neti pot for nasal congestion, use water that’s been boiled first and then cooled. Also, be sure to rinse the neti pot with hot water and antibacterial soap after each use, and air-dry it. Replace the neti pot every few months. This helps prevent the spread of harmful bacteria.

    • Vapor Rub


      You might not like the smell, but some old-fashioned topical ointments, such as vapor rub, appear to reduce cold symptoms in children older than 2 years, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Just one or two applications before bed can help open air passages to combat congestion, reduce coughing, and improve sleep. Vapor rub is gaining traction among some doctors who encourage parents to avoid giving over-the-counter cold medicines to young children because of unwanted side effects.

    • Humidity


      Influenza thrives and spreads more easily in dry environments. Creating more humidity in your home may help reduce your exposure to this flu-causing virus. Increased humidity may also reduce nasal inflammation, making it easier to breathe when you’re sick. Temporarily adding a cool mist humidifier to your bedroom may help you feel more comfortable. This is especially true in winter, when dry indoor heat can exacerbate your symptoms. Adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil might also stimulate your breathing.

      Remember, the water used in humidifiers needs to be changed daily to stop mold and other fungi from growing. For the same effect without a humidifier, take a long shower or linger in a steamy bathroom.

    • Warm Baths


      Sometimes, you can reduce a child’s fever by giving them a warm sponge bath. Warm baths can also reduce cold and flu symptoms in adults. Adding Epsom salt and baking soda to the water can help reduce body aches. Adding a few drops of essential oil, such as tea tree, juniper, rosemary, thyme, orange, lavender, or eucalyptus, may also have a soothing effect.

    • Learn More


      There are many ways that people treat their cold and flu symptoms with home remedies. Some of those remedies may seem a bit weird, but there are people and communities that swear by their effectiveness. To learn more about the oddest options out there, check out the weirdest cold treatments from around the world

      If you want to avoid getting sick all together, you should proactively boost your immune system. For that, learn our secrets to never getting sick

      We wish you and yours the speediest of recoveries. 

      Read This NextTreating a Cold or Flu When Pregnant »


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      wishes you a healthy and happy new year!

      Are you wishing to downsize or purchase your first new home? Or just looking for some place new to call home!

      We have Lease Option Purchase Mobile HomesAvailable, just in time - Move in before Christmas and the New Year

      A good investment for your Tax refund is use it for your downpayment!  Our Lease Option Purchase Mobile Homes have been updated, roof sealed, underbelly insulation, Brand Laminate Flooring and/or Carpet, Painted, Newer Decks. Come check them out.  We have 2 and 3 bedbrooms available  14x70 and 16x80  we have one 16x70 2 bedroom with fireplace available on this date, November 28th, 2016.  Give us a call today!


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Looking for the Right Place to live. Are you looking to down size or to have your first home!

Posted by M Litel on Tue, Nov 8, 2016 @ 07:11 AM

Looking for the Right Place Live and Don't want to waste your money on just Rent!  

Whether you are downsizing or ready for your own first place!       We have An Option for you - Lease Option Purchase!   Our Lease Option Purchase Mobile Homes currently we have a spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath home 16x70. (with Wood burning Fireplace! Lots of cabinets! Available today, November 8th, 2016.   Visit the link above to view are available  Lease Option Purchase Mobile Homes and our available for rent  Ground Level Apartments with An Attached Carport.GAMHC Murmuring woods apartments.jpg

Apply today, **Move In before the Holiday's - Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and many other great holidays to come! What a great way to start the Holiday Season in your new home with us!   

We will be happy to speak with you and try to get you into one of our homes.  We work with NO, LITTLE, OR EVEN BAD CREDIT!  We accept Qualified Co-Signers. 

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 Our Mobile Home Communities and our Apartment are both nestled in the hills of Jefferson County surround by wonderful wooded views.   They are  located within 30 minutes of great shopping areas such as Arnold, Gravois Bluffs, South County Mall, Hospitals, Doctor's Offices, just Minutes away from the Historic House Springs MO which has a grocery store, dining places, stores too.  Lots of Parks in the area in which to visit - take your children for the day to get out and have fun.  We are close to St. Louis County Parks, City Park of Fenton, Arnold etc. 

Schools are Seckman (Fox C-6) they are among the top in the state of Missouri. There are licensed daycares in the area for your children if you need them.   

Contact us to schedule an appointment to visit with us.

 Check out our other blogs on many other topics.  As the holidays approach - I am sure that we will have blogs oon topics such as decorating, Christmas tree, Turkey's, Desserts, Recipes etc.  

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Fruit Flies, Gnats -Tips on how to eliminate them from your living space. And Lease Option Purchase Mobile Homes Available!

Posted by M Litel on Tue, Nov 1, 2016 @ 12:11 PM

Fruit Flies and/or Gnats

I decided to write a short blog regarding this topic.  No matter where you may live in this world, you will have some sort of pest that will come join your world at one point in time.  Now, how you decide to get rid of the pest is a personal choice such as Organic or Chemical.  However, they are a nusiance when they get in your space. I searched the internet for solutions.  They are definitely worth trying.  I thought I would share them with you.   Below is a link to Wiki about getting rid of the gnats.

5 Ways to get Rid of Gnats

Five Methods:Dealing with Gnats in Sinks and DrainsGnat TrapsStopping gnats from re-infestingDealing with Gnats on PlantsSpraying GnatsCommunity Q&A

Pesky insects are common in just about every part of the world. Flies, mosquitoes and ants are found in multitude by nearly every property owner in America. Few insects, however, are quite as pesky as the gnat. Luckily, they are pretty easy to get rid of and there are a number of things you can do to prevent them from coming back again. Getting rid of gnats can be as simple as setting up a gnat trap, or pouring some ammonia down the drain.


These may or not be listed on the site above but I like the vinegar with soap in a mason jar.  It seems to work pretty good.   I think the one with a candle burning would not be bad atleast it would smell good. However,I don't like candles burning if I am out of the room or area.


Be sure to visit their website for all of their idea on this issue and other issues as well.

Below is  some other links to website that might be helpful as well:

Home Remedies



I hope you find these websites helpful as there are other websites as well.   


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