We are journalists who recently published an investigation of Warren Buffett’s mobile-home empire. AUA!
We just published an investigation about America's second-richest man, Warren Buffett, and the mobile home empire he's built over the past 12 years. While Buffett has a reputation as a responsible businessman and grandfatherly figure, we found that his company relies on predatory sales practices, exorbitant fees, and interest rates that can exceed 15 percent, trapping many buyers in loans they can’t afford and in homes that are almost impossible to sell or refinance.
We’ve been inundated with reader responses to the investigation, so we thought we’d open it up to Reddit and answer any questions people may have. Ask Us Anything.
UPDATE (3:30 pm Eastern): Thanks everyone for all the great questions! We’re signing off for now but will check back later today if there are any fresh questions. If you want to contact us directly, our emails are mbaker (at) seattletimes (dot) com and dwagner (at) publicintegrity (dot) org.