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Mike Harrison, on New Single Family, Developments/Communities Using Quality, Affordable, Attractive Modern Manufactured Homes

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The truth is hiding in plain sight in tens of thousands of locations from border-to-border, and from coast-to-coast. The Inside MH Road Show sat down with Mike Harrison, whose award-winning Lifeway Homes business is located in the nation’s heartland, in growing Tulsa, OK. Harrison and his team serve several states, but do most of their single-family home projects for customers …

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Giving Credit Where It’s Due, State Associations, and Manufactured Home Living

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Mark Dillard is an award winner for communications.  It’s an honor given to him by his peers among manufactured home state associations in the manufactured housing industry. The Executive Director Dillard-led Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina (MHISC) created the infographic being shown further below on the topic of windstorms. For those who care about the American dream of home …

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It’s a Wonderful Life, #Christmas #WonderfulLife #DisneySprings, #DisneyChristmasCelebration #Videos #Photos

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People are people. Rich, or poor. Small or tall.  Every able bodied person pretty much put our pants on the same way as others do. Christmas and the holidays are “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” as Andy Williams sang, decades ago in this video snippet from a performance. It’s true. “It’s a Wonderful Life,” as this free full-length …

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Uncommon Sense, Stating the Obvious, Affordable Housing Crisis, and Manufactured Homes

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As we approach Christmas and the start of a new year, let’s do something that’s both old and new.  Let’s dust off some common sense.  Or as some may quip – tongue-in-cheek – as uncommon sense.  Manufactured homes aren’t weaker than standard conventional housing, they are as strong or stronger.  Who says? Two videos with award wining professionals prove that …

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Time Travelers, and the Future of American Homes

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Every single one of us is a time traveler. We go through space and time, one moment at a time. Then minutes, days, weeks, months, and years at a time. We can learn from others, past and present, about their experiences in time. How do we make the most of our lives? It’s simple, actually. The less time and money …

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Elvis & Priscilla Presley Honeymooned in this Mobile Home

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He’s known as the King of Rock and Roll. His property in Memphis, TN – called Graceland – has attracted millions of visitors.  He loved gospel music, and was a pioneer in rock too. His movies are still considered entertainment classics. But millions don’t know the story about the home shown at the top, that Elvis & Priscilla Presley honeymooned …

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Researchers Shake Up American Dream? Rent vs. Buy, Ken Johnson, Florida Atlantic University, Exclusive to ManufacturedHomeLivingNews

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For those who want the bottom line first, new university research reveals that manufactured homes could be a superior housing value when it comes to wealth creation.  With that executive summary, let’s dig into the details of the new research, and what the co-author of the university study specifically told MHLivingNews in an exclusive on-the-record statement. On our sister site …

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Tips on Shopping for a New Manufactured Home

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Disclosures.  Among the most common requests we get from home shoppers is a variation on this question.  How do you recommend we determine which company or location to buy from? Because the responsibility for due diligence is with the buyer, this article is being provided as a public service. This column will be the first in a periodic series of articles …

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Successful Professional Couple Spotlights Modern Manufactured Home Living Realities 

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Chris and Vicky Tracy are a professional couple, with different careers.  Each are educated, successful, clearly proficient, and informed about housing.  That’s because they’ve experienced all kinds of living, and they did their homework before buying their new home too. They live on an sizable, private acreage near Sperry, in Osage County, OK. They’ll explain in this video why that’s …

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Surprised by the Truth, While Shopping for a New Home

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Roughly one out of eight Americans annually are shopping for a new place to call home. That means that right now, you and hundreds of thousands of others are researching on line. Some are just curious. Tens of thousands from coast-to-coast are looking today for answers to their housing questions. While no two people are identical, there are some common …

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Why Are Billionaires Attracted to Manufactured Homes?

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The truth is never misguided. There may be better times or better ways to share the truth.  But those are prudential judgments, that are very much compatible with the truth. In circumstances where persuasion: among people, in education, marketing political, or other scenarios matters, there are times when an upward compromise can advance the truth. Why?  Because truth is always …

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Hurricane Irma Florida Survivor Relates First-Hand Manufactured Home Safety, Durability Experience

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Americans watched, listened, and millions anxiously awaited news last month about just how deadly and destructive Hurricane Irma would be. But John Jenkins, featured in the first video below, live through it. Jenkins weathered the storm in his home, and can now tell his dramatic story. In Florida, where about one-in-ten live in a pre-HUD Code mobile home – or …

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Elected Official Explains Surprising Modern Manufactured Homes, Video Interview

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James Hanning is the Wagoner County Commissioner, and the county’s board chairman. Before speaking on camera with MHLivingNews, Hanning consulted with the county’s legal adviser. Hanning wasn’t going to make any endorsements. There were no canned or rehearsed lines. What Hanning was willing and allowed to do is speak about his professional experiences over the course of several years with …

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Deadwood, the Manufactured Housing Revolution, and You

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The sun rose slowly over Deadwood, SD that day. The hills and trees offered cover for a variety of animals, including big horn sheep, and mountain goats.   Outside the Inn at Deadwood, the manicured landscaping yielded naturally to the glass doors that welcomed tourists, gamers, and business professionals. It was in that convention center that a recent ‘peaceful battle’ …

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Time Elapsed Video Shows How 77 Homes Were Installed in 10 Days

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A six-story modular/prefabricated apartment building was installed in just 10 days, by using an off-site building system. The Australian company, Hickory Building Systems, was used by developers Goldmaster Enterprises and general contractors Goodland Building Company.  The goal?  To achieve new standards of affordability, “greener,” sustainable building that was faster to complete the 77-unit apartment high-rise. The video gives a time-elapsed …

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