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The “Need For Quality Affordable Housing Has Never Been Greater,” Says LT

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The headline is missing two words from the original that was provided to MHLivingNews by Lending Tree (LT), via a news media release. Those missing two words? “In Miami.” While that was accurate, it is equally accurate for the vast majority of the U.S. today, thus our edit of those two words. Let’s see what Lending Tree had to say …

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Compelling Information for Renters and Manufactured Home Owners

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In all 50 states, affordable housing is an issue today. In all 50 states, it is difficult for renters to afford rental housing, based upon a wage of $15 an hour.     According to the National Association of Realtors, the typical renter could own a manufactured home for less than the cost of their rent.     According to …

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Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, a Novel Yet Proven Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis That Will Create Opportunities, Based Upon Existing Laws

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Affordable quality housing is one of the most critical issues of our time.  So too is affordable home ownership, which should be the ideal goal over rental housing. A challenge is zoning and land use, which is highly politicized, and thus is often misunderstood.  What follows is adapted from the comments letter addressed as shown below.  This features a video …

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“I knew right from the beginning.” When President Trump, First Lady Melania, VP Pence Toured Manufactured Home Community

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“Best vote ever,” said one manufactured home resident as he took a sandwich, water and thanked President Donald J. Trump.   “I knew right from the beginning,” said another resident in the Naples, Florida manufactured home community as he shook the president’s hand, and thanked him.   First Lady Melania Trump was in the serving line too. Reflector sun glasses, …

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Manufactured Home Resident Group President Cautions Against MHAction, Surprising Background Reveal to Manufactured Housing Action

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If you scratch deeply enough, people of good will can find some common ground with others of good will.  There will be disagreements between people.  It has been so, since ‘the fall,’ and is expected to continue that way until time comes to an end. With that principle in mind, we will look in this column at a Cautionary Tale …

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“2nd, 3rd, & 4th Chances,” the “American Dream,” “Mobile Homes” Movie, Video Trailer Reviews

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“Happy Days” sitcom actress died in 2017, after she moved to an Indiana manufactured home community. Morin was looking for a place to regroup and start over. She had played the role of Joanie Cunningham in the then popular 1970s TV show.   Every year, there are thousands of Americans who are looking for second, third, or fourth chances. There …

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Manufactured Homes Could Help Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis, So, Why Aren’t More Manufactured Homes Being Sold?

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People generally don’t buy something that they don’t understand, misunderstand, have concerns about, aren’t motivated to have, or are otherwise unable to buy. Until understanding, interest, desire, opportunity, need, and the means to buy all come together, no purchase is made. There are more details. But in a nutshell, those two sentences above sum up the answer to the headline …

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Nathan Smith, From Mobile Home Resident to SSK Communities Owner and President Barack Obama Connection

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We’ve begun to explore on MHLivingNews the connections between past and present U.S. Presidents and mobile and manufactured homes. A prior article on the topic is linked below. Note these are fact-and-evidence based reports, not partisan ones. Affordable living ought to be a nonpartisan issue, because everyone needs a good place to call home. U.S. Presidents Carter, Nixon, and Ford …

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U.S. Presidents Carter, Nixon, and Ford Connections to Mobile Homes and Manufactured Housing

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There are Americans alive today who have lived in a true mobile home for over 50 years. The production of mobile homes in the U.S. ended on June 15,1976. Starting that day, mandatory federal construction, energy, durability, and safety standards went into effect. Those standards, by law, were administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). America’s most …

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Improving Resale Values: Manufactured Home Owners, Professionals, Shoppers – NMHOA & MHAction, What’s Right, Wrong, Supply & Demand – How to Achieve Mutual Victories

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“The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions.” – maxim origin, Bernard of Clairvaux.   Improving manufactured home resale values is an important topic for everyone involved in the housing industry.  We learned from the National Association of Realtors (TM) Certified Business Economist (CBE) Scholastica ‘Gay’ Cororaton that manufactured homes can and do rise in value.     Barry …

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Affordable Living! Before and After Video, Remodeling a 1972 Mobile Home, Under $5,000

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The need for affordable housing is serious.  Former President Jimmy Carter has publicly commented on the crisis recently. From that same era, Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford spoke favorably about mobile homes as much needed affordable living. The HUD Code for manufactured homes went into effect on June 15, 1976. The homes built before that date that look …

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Introducing the Verge and Curbed’s “Home of the Future” – Video

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Curbed, The Verge and their sponsor – the Ford Motor Company – all understand that factory-built homes are widely misunderstood. But they believe the homes of the future will come from a factory.  Why?  Crank phones with land lines evolved into “bag phones,” later more compact cell phones, and now smart phones that are more tech filled than a laptop 10 …

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Elvis Presley’s Personal Mobile Home Restored, Honeymoon Hideaway Up for Auction

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The scores of Elvis impersonators one can find are the only reminders needed that he is still seen as the ‘King of Rock and Roll’ today, as he was by millions in years gone by.   When you are a star, it seems surprising to people that someone with money and fame would pick a mobile home for their personal …

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FEAR, a Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis, and the Manufactured Home Dilemma

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Fear affects decision-making every day. But often, “F.E.A.R.” is an acronym for “False Evidence Appearing Real.” Our research indicates that the solution to the affordable housing crisis is hiding in plain sight, but fear and prejudice have kept it from being widely embraced. In this analysis, we’ll discuss what experts – including those outside the industry, sources such as the …

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Realtor University ® “The Market for Manufactured Homes,” Research by Scholastica Cororaton, Certified Business Economist, Highlights

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“Compared with the unregulated mobile/trailer homes of the past, the manufactured homes built after 1976 have a higher level of safety, durability, and quality, and the small fraction of homes damaged during hurricanes attests to their safety and durability.” –   Scholastica “Gay” D. Cororaton, Certified Business Economist (CBE), National Association of Realtors ® (NAR).   “New design features and multi-section …

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