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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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Optimizing Your Space Tips 1 and 2

Millions live in a place where they want or need to optimize their space. This will be the first of a periodic series on how to make the most of the home space you have!  Photos courtesy of Flickr – and Wikimedia – Creative Commons Optimizing Your Space, Tip 1: Use bookshelves as dividers. You can divide one room into …

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NBC News Today Show – Manufactured Home Performs better than Conventional Housing construction – in IBHS Hurricane Wind Tests


The recent NBC News Today Show segment broadcast Wednesday morning, 7.23.2014, created significant interest from across the U.S. and beyond about conventional housing construction vs. manufactured home (MH) performance in wind storms. The punch line could be the following quote:  “Regarding this previous portion of the test, IBHS indicated: “When one of these high wind-rated HUD-Code homes is installed on …

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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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