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Can you get a Two Level Manufactured Home? Adventure Homes says, “Yes, you can!”


Literally 99.999% of the U.S. has never been to an event like the 2014 Louisville Manufactured Home Show, for good reasons. These are “trade events,” organized solely for the thousands of professionals who come to tour the latest. The models are then bound for retail centers, developments and communities where the public can see them. So when our friends at …

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Radon: The Silent Danger in Many Houses

In January 2008, my husband and I were “this close” to purchasing our first home. After a couple of months of looking, we found a home that we loved, in a charming neighborhood and in our price range. It was missing only one thing from the checklist of amenities we wanted in our home (oh two stall garage, I still …

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NBC’s “Today Show” to feature Wind Tests with a Manufactured Home


ManufacturedHomeLivingNews has been told by informed sources that the NBC “Today Show” will air a special feature on a wind tests involving modern manufactured homes, which were conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). Image credit, IBHS The Manufactured Housing Institute was invited to be on hand for the test, but they stated they had no …

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A Zillow Misstatement, yet Savvy to Showcase $3.75 million Malibu Manufactured Home


Writers often enjoy spotlighting their wit and ability to turn a phrase; notably when a professional describes an interesting home. “Bohemian paradise” was a phrase used by Emily Heffter on Zillow’s blog to describe the $3.75 million manufactured home featured in posh Malibu, California. Indeed, it is paradise for a number of stars and celebrities, but these homes are not …

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Foremost Report: Manufactured Home Customer Survey and Market Facts


Foremost Insurance Company has sponsored corporate studies of the manufactured home market since 1979. In recent years, their report is updated every 4 years. The 16 page report attached began by collecting information on October 2 through October 18, 2012. Their survey includes responses from 10,002 respondents who are owners or residents of a manufactured home or a pre-HUD code …

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The “Tiny House” Movement

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We’ve been tracking the so-called “Tiny House Movement” for a few years now. FYI TV recently debuted a new TV show that features Tiny Homes, which are often less than 300-400 square feet. The concept is simple, make a tiny house that’s as space efficient as possible. De-cluter your life and you can live well for less, because you’re saving …

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CityScapes at the Mills of Carthage; Boston and other cities, are you Listening?

Recent positive stories in the mainstream media have brought more attention and interest in using modern manufactured homes in a metropolitan setting. This is already being done in other countries, and could just as easily be taking place here in the United States. More public officials and media professionals are beginning to grasp the modern realities versus the outdated myths …

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Inside MH: a look at Manufactured Home Direct-to-Consumer Purchase, Refi and “Cash Out” Loans with Mountainside Financial’s Anthony Ducharme


The popularity, understanding and appreciation of manufactured homes is growing day by day, but a key topic we’re routinely asked about is financing. As a “specialty product,” often local lenders ‘just don’t know’ enough about manufactured homes and so they can be reluctant to lend on what what they don’t understand. Thus the importance of specialty lenders in manufactured home …

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Joe Stegmayer, Cavco CEO and Chairman, talks about American Dream-Builders, Better Homes and Gardens, Industry Growth plus more…Inside Manufactured Housing Video Interview


Cavco Industries is the second largest consortium of U.S. factory home builders. Cavco, a publicly traded company (CVCO), builds modern manufactured homes, modular homes, vacation and commercial units. They’re a well managed, growing and profitable company, known for quality work. So when Cavco President, CEO and Chairman, Joe Stegmayer speaks, home shoppers, investors and others listen. Inside MH caught up …

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“Drawn Quarters” – Then and Now

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“Most men appear never to have considered what a house is, and are actually though needlessly poor all their lives because they think that they must have such a one as their neighbors have.” – Henry David Thoreau. I have been carrying around the article attached below since I first read it in 1984, because it still has a lot …

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Taking a Factory Tour, an Inside Look at the Kit Home Builders West


As our recent features on tours of manufactured housing production facilities taken by U.S. Congressmen revealed, one of the most powerful ways to see the value of today’s factory built homes is seeing first hand how they are built. Concerns about quality, energy efficiency and appeal all melt away during even a one hour factory tour. With over 120 manufacturing …

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U.S. Congressman Matt Salmon Tours Champion Home Builder’s Factory And Factory Expo Home Center In Chandler


On June 3, 2014, U.S. Congressman Matt Salmon toured the Champion Home Builder’s manufacturing plant in Chandler. Rick Boles, General Manager of Champion Home Builders, hosted the Congressman along with his Chief of Staff, Adam Deguire, and Constituent Services Representative, Janet Bosley. The Congressman and his staff were very impressed with today’s manufactured homes and enjoyed the tour. The Congressman commented …

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Mother Earth News embraced Updating a Manufactured Home story for Debt Free, eco-Friendly Living


The Lacefields purchased an older-model manufactured home to save money and lessen their environmental impact, says Mother Earth News. The couple told their own story, some quotes from that story follow. Mother Earth made this part of a larger series on eco-friendly ways to live well, debt free. For less than the price of many used cars, this couple now …

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Greater Accessibility to Manufactured Home Financing in Sight

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Recently, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee acted on and passed the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act (H.R. 1779). This bill would amend the loan amount thresholds under Dodd-Frank that set criteria for manufactured home loans classifying them as “high-cost.” Under current Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) guidelines, many small loan amounts originated for manufactured home purchase are unjustly classified …

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Congressman Bill Flores Tours a Manufactured Home Building Center

“There is no better demonstration of what today’s manufactured home building industry is then walking through a modern production center in full operation!“ exclaimed D. J. Pendleton, Executive Director of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA). Pendleton was part of a delegation that included Congressman Bill Flores of Texas, who toured a Fleetwood Homes building center near Waco on June …

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