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Willie & Robertson Family of Duck Dynasty fame present Christmas gift – new Manufactured Home for the Holidays


A Louisiana resident said she must have died and “went to heaven” when presented with a new manufactured home on the Duck Dynasty Christmas special. During the episode, “A Home for the Holidays,” the Robertson family of Duck Dynasty and Duck Commander 500 fame teamed up with Jeff Foote of Homes Plus in West Monroe, Louisiana, and Clayton Homes to …

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Realtors ® and 2015 Manufactured Home Sales, Plus Lifetime TV’s Designing Spaces – MH Interviews


As we review stories from 2014 and look ahead to 2015, we see some amazing facts.  Before jumping into those, let’s start with a video interview with an experienced Realtor ®.  We’ll have special information and an invitation for real estate brokers, housing developers, conventional home builders and certified investors later on in this article.   However, everyone interested in …

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As Attitudes Change, Downsizers Choose Manufactured Homes and Land-Lease Communities


Downsizing is a popular trend these days, influenced by economic conditions, aging or health conditions, and changes in family structures. These changes are also accompanied by changes in attitudes. No longer do people feel they have to live in a 3,000 to 4,000 square foot house with a pool and other expensive amenities. The housing crash of the last decade …

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Mobile and Manufactured Homes – NFPA Report highlights Fire Facts and Myths


I’m sure you have heard the myth that manufactured homes are more prone to fires and cause more deaths and injuries than fires associated with traditional “site built” homes. While pre-HUD Code “mobile homes” did have such a reputation, it is a myth that it applies for modern manufactured homes. It may come as a shock, but today’s modern manufactured …

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014


We all have so much to be grateful for – and here in the U.S. – this is the most popular holiday.  We all need a good home – and while respecting all housing – our focus here are on MHLivingNews.com are factory crafted homes.   First, the video you’ve probably not seen… The Piano Guys, “Home.” Whatever the weather …

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Video tour with one of Southern California’s largest Manufactured Home retailers


As with conventional housing, manufactured homes can vary in style and price according to the state and market. California, like much of the U.S., has been through a lot during the mortgage/housing crunch that hit during 2008. Since then, manufactured homes have jumped back in that state and most of the nation. California is once more one of the top …

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Winterizing Your Manufactured Home and Save


Any home built over a crawl space should have it’s pipe’s prepared for winter and freezing weather. This is true for conventional housing built over a crawl space, as well as modular construction, as well as modern manufactured homes or pre-federal HUD code “mobile homes.” Photo credit: Stas Habella FlickrCreativeCommons Winterizing a home saves on utilities as well as on …

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Three New Members Elected to RV/MH Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Board of Directors

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At its recent RV/MH Heritage Foundation board meeting, Darryl Searer was re-elected treasurer and also elected chairman of the board.  Searer also serves as president. In addition, the board elected three new members to the board of directors and also elected its executive committee, according to Searer, president.  (* Asterisk indicates members on the board’s executive committee.) The new board …

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Salute to service people on Veteran Day, reminder that Manufactured Homes qualify for VA Loans


Wikipedia says that “Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans.” Veterans Day is often marked by flags and flowers in cemeteries where the dead are laid to rest, as well as with parades or other honors for those who are still living and have …

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Swedish Prefab Happy Cheap House High by U.S. standards, but affordable for their nation


Affordability means different things for different people. Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey believed his million plus manufactured home was a bargain compared to far higher prices in post Malibu, California. Similarly, in Sweden, where Global Property Guide tells MHLivingNews that the average cost per square meter (equal to 10.7639 U.S. square feet) is 6,991 euros ($8670.76 US) or $805.54 per …

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Better Business Bureau issues rare warning about FL modular home retailer


The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has issued a warning about modular home firm, Better Built Homes, based in St. Augustine, Florida. The BBB statement said consumers are “alleging that they have signed a contract with the company and paid a substantial down payment without any work being completed or homes being left incomplete.”  Officials said they have received six complaints against …

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For this Family, Manufactured Homes are a perfect family business


Les Sandlin, Wendy Korshak and Moe Korshak, owners of Dream Home Outlet officially opened their new manufactured home business on September 27, 2014.  The three are from the Cullman and Good Hope area in Montgomery, Alabama. The opening of new retail operations – such as Dream Homes, Wisdom Homes by publicly traded SearchCore and UMH Properties regional sales center– all …

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Manufactured Homes Soar in Energy Efficiency, says University of Michigan study


One of the top trends driving today’s housing market is the demand for energy-efficient homes that don’t sacrifice comfort for quality. When the temperatures drop in wintertime, especially up north, owners of Manufactured Homes reap a great benefit, lower heating bills. “Because of the way manufactured homes are constructed, they usually have about 30 to 50 percent less air leakage …

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When Bad News is Good News and Modern Manufactured Housing


For many in the mainstream media, bad news is good news, because it routinely sells more newspapers, magazines, books or advertising. For example, the top story today isn’t that over 330,000,000 million Americans don’t have Ebola, rather, it’s that a handful in the U.S, did or do – and one foreign visitor died – who brought the deadly disease with …

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Legislation that may impact RVs-Park Model Homes and Manufactured Housing


Congressmen Marlin Stutzman (R-3 IN) and Jackie Walorski (R-2nd IN) announced Thursday October 9th legislation they’ve introduced legislation aimed at preventing recreational vehicles from being regulated as manufactured housing (MH), the the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and MHProNews tell Manufactured Home Living News. Marlin Stutzman (R-3 IN) and Jackie Walorski (R-2nd IN), photo credit – WikiCommons. As our regular readers …

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