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Tragedy and Triumph – Widow shares her Celebration of Manufactured Home Living

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Every day, someone’s wife or husband dies.  Linda Johnson lost her beloved husband after years of an extended illness. Many know the stresses and struggles that come with the reality of sickness and death.  In this video, we will introduce you to Linda, as she shares her story about the neighbors and management that made her tragedy into a true …

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Surprising Solution, Roadblocks to U.S. Affordable Housing Crisis

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Imagine a U.S. senator, an association CEO, an award-winning lending expert, HUD’s secretary, the CFPB director and an array of home owners and housing professionals from border-to-border all agreeing in principle on a solution to the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis. Imagine they all agree that regulations are part of the reason the solution is not being fully implemented. Then …

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Rancho El Mirage, new 55+ Manufactured Home Community Opening near Yuma, AZ

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The Yuma Sun tells MHLivingNews about the hundreds of customizable options for designing a new manufactured home and site selection around the Coyote Wash Golf Course or on a lake, at the soon-to-open 55+ Rancho El Mirage manufactured home community in Wellton, Arizona. The location offers beautiful sunsets and mountain views, as well as extensive social, entertainment and recreational amenities. …

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Tired of renting? Get the Scoop on Manufactured Homes

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Tucked in a quiet Lakeland suburb, a man who calls himself L.A. “Tony” Kovach is nurturing an enterprise he firmly believes could be the next Google or Amazon or Facebook. Just don’t ask him what the L.A. stands for. “It’s a secret,” he says. “A conversation starter.” But it is no secret that what Kovach wants to talk about is manufactured …

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Discovering a 9 out of 10 “Mobile Home Park” Lifestyle

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No two people or places are exactly alike. There are no perfect people or perfect places, but there are lots of good people and good places. Once those realities sink in, amazing discoveries are possible. Who says? E. Jon and Pat Chione, who owned a large townhouse on a nice lakeside property west of Chicago, and used to think “thumbs …

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Noise and Smoke vs. Facts About Manufactured Homes and Lending

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Quality affordable living is — and should be — a bi-partisan issue. There are interest groups that are attempting to use the media to manipulate Congress and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) by diverting attention away from the simple truth that manufactured housing lending is unique and benefits millions of Americans.  To make that case, we open the video …

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Manufactured and Mobile Homes Aren’t Just for Millionaires –  Main Street, Middle America Too 

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The recent hoopla over Actress/Singer Hilary Duff getting the manufactured home in her break-up with ex-National Hockey Leaguer Mike Comrie is once more bringing attention to the rich and frugal who want the good life at a lower price. But middle America needs good, quality affordable homes too. The video shown will give you sneak peaks into nice-to-gorgeous quality homes, that …

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Frugal: Manufactured Mansions Take Their Place in the California Sun

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Malibu, CA — When does a “mobile home” get snapped up for a cool $4 million before it even hits the market? Answer: When it occupies a piece of rent-controlled real estate along the most desirable stretch of coastline in California. Welcome to Malibu, where three communities offer a beach house lifestyle for a fraction of what folks pay for …

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Not “Beer Cans on Frames,” they’re Modern Manufactured Homes!

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When Doc Reynolds describes pre-HUD Code mobile homes as he does in this video, please don’t take him literally. Some people have a gift for creating a mental image in a few words, and Doc has that talent. Today’s manufactured homes aren’t oversized beer cans on a frame with wheels. They are, as Doc explains, a home – super solid, …

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Outside the Box: Inventing New Looks for Manufactured Homes

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It’s one of the best-kept secrets in affordable living, and one the manufactured housing (MH) industry would like to share with the world: These aren’t your grandma’s trailers. For nearly four decades, ever since modern HUD-code manufactured housing ushered out the era of the mobile home, the industry has focused on interior design, creating well-appointed living spaces with all the …

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Reality Check – Living Better When Quality Living Costs Less

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What is the reality that quality yet affordable living produces? With the affordable housing crisis spreading, we’ll peek and see the solution hiding-in-plain-sight revealed in this half-page report and video. In many of our articles we’ll spotlight one or more “real people.” Those reports come from places border to border in the U.S., and we are looking at including Canada …

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Bad and Good – Two Sides – Manufactured Home Living and News Reporting

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If you just want to see the latest Inside MH video and want to skip all the discussion of MH in the news media, please feel free to jump to the bottom, where the newest video is awaiting! For those who want to dig deeper, and better understand what sometimes happens with MH in the media, let’s begin by stating …

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What PBS NewsHour Missed About Manufactured Home Living

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Videos can be a powerful way to quickly capture and convey impressions. The written word can provide details and context that a typically short video will of necessity miss. Put video and written words together, add some photos and/or graphics, and you can have rich, multi-media insights that – properly portrayed – can begin to truly inform the reader/viewer. Before …

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Nicole Barker compares her Modular Home with conventional construction 

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Nicole and her daughters are delightful, as this short video with them reveals. The timing was terrific: their family were in Springfield, MO for some shopping when the interview coordinator called them, and we just happened to be set up in a model that was just like the one they bought about a year ago.  Nicole explains that her and …

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Lies, Advocacy Journalism and Statistics – Seattle Times/BuzzFeed Attacks, Warren Buffett’s Clayton Homes Defends – charges of Racism and Discrimination – Critical Analysis

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“There are lies, damn lies and statistics.” Mark Twain “In my case, using what politely might be called “advocacy journalism,” I’ve used reporting as a weapon to affect political situations that bear down on my environment.” – Hunter S. Thompson “Minorities exploited by Warren Buffett’s mobile-home empire (sic)” The Seattle Times/Buzz Feed “…The Seattle Times account simply follows the long-time …

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