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Which is Best? Rent vs. Own?


Do you or someone you know live in an Apartment? A rental house? With the media touting routinely that demand and construction of rentals are up – and in many areas, rents are rising rapidly – why would someone want to buy a home instead of rent a place? Graphic credit: House made Home First, the National Association of Realtors …

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Has the CFPB gone too far on mortgage rules? Prior Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke can’t get refinanced! (Videos & Graphics)


Ben Bernanke was the 14th Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, the “central bank” in the U.S.. He is no stranger to government, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and no enemy of government regulation. He’s been one of the most powerful figures on our economy. So it was more than ironic when this Bernanke – who reportedly makes $200,000 …

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A Golden West Model for the West Coast and Pacific Northwest


Millions of Americans are living happily in manufactured homes for lower costs and lower payments; that’s what federal standards, university studies or a recent report by a major insurance company suggest. The independent IBHS hurricane wind test of a conventionally ‘on site-built’ house that failed (see video, linked here) – when subjected to the same high wind conditions that the …

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GlobalNews Spotlights Tiny Houses, Sparking Questions for Manufactured and Modular Home Consumers and Industry


The Tiny House movement has been making the news for some years, and the Tiny House Nation TV series has been picked up for a second season. These micro-dwellings are seen as “trendy.” While millions believe they would never consider a housing unit so small, the fact that it’s catching attention with millennials and down-sizers alone makes it something to …

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Video tour of Adventure Homes, Sahara Series model 0603 Modular home


Garrett, Indiana based Adventure Homes builds energy-saving factory-crafted homes destined for permanent installation in about 22 states in the U.S., and they can build homes for locations in Canada as well. MHLivingNews  learned that Adventure’s floor plans can often be built to either Modular or Manufactured Home codes. Video and stills are courtesy of ManufacturedHomes.com and MHProNews.com As regular MHLivingNews.com …

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Comes the Quality, Affordable New Home Revolution! Progressing One Step at a Time…


America’s unique solution to the challenge of high quality affordable new housing is the single section manufactured home. These excellent homes should be, by conventional construction logic, premium priced! The nation’s best solution for affordable housing is also its least expensive. It takes a while for that fundamental truth to be recognized, because it defies housing tradition. Suppose you are …

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Award Winning Manufactured Home Design under 1800 square feet


xMMKOVnqPWAKJTLv Every year the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) at their annual “Congress and Expo” event announces the award winners for a variety of categories. This year’s winner for a new home design in a manufactured home under 1800 square feet was CMH. The photo spread below are courtesy of MHI. You’ll notice details such as high ceilings, crown molding and …

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A Home Is…


Your Home Is… “Home is where your story begins.” – Annie Danielson said. “A home is a home,” Next Step’s President and CEO, Stacey Epperson states. “To call it anything else, is simply wrong.” “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 …

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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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