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Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Extols New Super-Efficient Manufactured Home


Bonneville Power Administration built a new, high-performance manufactured home for a family in Bothell. Washington, as demonstration project with the latest in energy-saving features incorporated. “Manufactured homes built to this new high-performance spec have durability and performance features that could change opinions about factory-built homes and be an integral part of our super-efficient 21st century utility system,” said Christopher Dymond, …

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You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!


Crunch, crunch, crunch. At minus 20 degrees, it sounded like walking on walnut shells as I took tentative steps into a nice 8 X 40 manufactured home in Fairbanks, Alaska. They were generally called trailers in those days when I was a young draftee, trying to find a home so I could afford to bring my wife north. “Those tiles …

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Price vs. Payment – CNBC’s Diana Olick Spotlights Rates and Housing Affordability


CNBC’s Diana Olick was part of an interesting discussion on the relationship of housing pricing, interest rates, access to credit and how they intersect in home buying affordability. “There has long been a saying in the real estate market,” Okick says, “that potential homebuyers don’t buy according to the home price or the mortgage rate. Instead, “they buy the monthly …

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“Introduction to Manufactured Housing” Video for Investors, Housing Professionals and Home Shoppers


At the 2014 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show at Harrah’s Convention Center, L. A. “Tony” Kovach, MH Industry consultant, expert and publisher, and Jenny Hodge, Vice President at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) and director of their National Communities Council (NCC), gave the presentation shown in the video that follows. Video filming and production are courtesy of our friends at ManufacturedHomes.com …

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Consider “Bad News vs. Good News” in Manufactured Home Community Living


The news media routinely follows the mantra, ‘if it bleeds, it leads.’ Tragedies, death, damage, demonstrations and destruction tend to lead news stories, not their opposites of good news. How often does the media report all the quiet, peaceful neighborhoods in America? Isn’t it crime or other bad news stories that gets the lion’s share of attention? Magnolia Model MH-213 …

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3 Tips on Reducing Your Utility Costs Going into Winter


Yes, it’s August. Schools are back in session for millions or will start soon for others. Indian Summer is still here. But this is a good time to be thinking about how you can prepare for lower utility costs as the cold weather months are approaching. In this periodic series, we will cover proven money saving tips, some courtesy of …

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“The Broadway Stack” Construction Videos Showcase Quality, Rapid Modular home building in New York City


Seven stories. Twenty-eight individual housing units. Thirty-seven thousand square feet. Fifty-six modules “stacked” in nineteen days. Photo collage image credits Gluck+ MBI. Quality, speed and affordability were all factors cited by developers and planners for “The Stack,” located at 4857 Broadway in New York City, NY. Jeffrey Brown, CEO Jeffrey M Brown and Associates, LLC said they tried to use …

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New UMH Manufactured Home Retail Center Opens near Pittsburgh, PA


36 miles south of Pittsburgh and 55 miles east of Wheeling, OH on I70 is picturesque Belle Vernon, PA. This rural area in Western Pennsylvania may seem like an unusual place to open a new, regional manufactured home retail center. But as executives at rising star UMH Properties know, this is one of the places in the U.S. where the …

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7 Smart Tips on Selling Your Home Faster and for More Money


You may be thinking about upsizing or downsizing your place. You may have a reason(s) to move to a new area. Whatever type of house, condo, duplex, manufactured or mobile home you may have – and whatever reason you may have to move – there are basic rules of thumb to help you sell your home more quickly and for …

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Rich, Poor or in between, Manufactured Homes Done Right Attracts Wall Street Journal, Cleveland-Pittsburgh Federal Reserve and Non-Profits attention


The Wall Street Journal recently covered the wide array of lifestyle options available to modern manufactured home owners from an upscale perspective, while officials from the Federal Reserve Bank and non-profit leaders focused on a different need for affordable manufactured housing. CFED – the not-for-profit Corporation for Enterprise Development – took a leadership role in organizing of conference with the …

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Then and Now – 1954 Spartan Mobile Home & 2014 Fairmont Manufactured Home – 60 Years of Progress Displayed at RV MH Hall of Fame, Elkhart, IN


On August 4, 2014 was the induction dinner for the most recent class for the RV MH Hall of Fame. The occasion brought some 444 professionals from the two ‘sister’ industries to celebrate the annual event. Insert shows the ‘class’ of 2014 ‘inductees’ to the RV MH Hall of Fame.  The induction dinner enjoyed a record attendance. ManufacturedHomeLivingNews took this …

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A Manufactured Home that could be “Net Zero” Energy Use within one year of operation


LEED is short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Photo credit Modular Lifestyles. The challenge to build proven “Net Zero” homes for the growing demand of home buyer prospects is ever growing for the home builders. The introduction of LEED, BuildItGreen and HERS raters creates the template but the actual guarantee sits with the contractor or factory home builder, …

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Enjoying a Comfortable Debt Free Lifestyle


There are surging numbers of Americans looking to live debt free or for substantially reduced monthly costs. The causes of this situation are many. Let’s start with some background before sharing a compelling solution available today for millions in the U.S.. Buccaneer Homes model on display at the Tunica MH trade show Incomes are Down. Pulitzer prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston says …

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Congressional Staff Tours Indiana Manufactured Home builder Fairmont Homes’ Production Facility


The Indiana Manufactured Housing Association (IMHA) tells Manufactured Home Living News that staff members of 2nd Indiana District U. S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski toured the Fairmont Homes factory in Nappanee, IN earlier this month. Fairmont Homes donated this model home to the RV MH Hall of Fame, to see the model, click here. 2nd District Director Ben Falkowski and Field …

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How to Do a Damaged Wall Repair Yourself


Wall panels can be damaged in a variety of ways. Damage may include stains, holes or gouges. When the impacted area is small, you may be able to avoid replacing the whole wall. Manufactured homes have two general types of interior walls: VOG (Vinyl over Gypsum) or finished drywall. VOG is easy to clean and doesn’t require painting. We will …

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