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The Factory Built House on the Hill

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The New York Housing Association made arrangements April 30-May 3, 2013 to place a factory-built home in the Empire State Plaza for their Legislative Summit. The video that follows provides a brief history, but also tells the story of how hundreds of state legislators, their staff and thousands from the public were exposed to the amazing quality found in today’s …

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How To Write Great Home Descriptions That Sell

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The pros at MHVillage tell us that almost everyone who wants to sell their manufactured home would be well by working with a professional.  After all, selling a home can be a complicated and confusing process and many folks simply don’t have the time, or the know-how, to properly sell property.  However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t learn from listings For Sale By …

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Manufactured Home Residents talking about 55+ MHCommunity Living Video

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he two videos that follow are a pair of couples out of the millions who live happily in manufactured home land lease communities across the United States and Canada. One of the first things that jump at you as you watch these videos is that these are not actors, these are real people sharing from the heart. Both of these …

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Manufactured Home Pride

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Conventional housing often reflects regional variations. Some houses in New England look different than those in Arizona. The same is true with manufactured homes. You can and so see similarities, but also regional differences.   This video from Northwest Pride Association showcases facts that reflect well in their region. But it also has insights good for all parts of the …

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Major MH Lender Seeing Acceptance & Success with Step-Rate Loan Program for Personal Property and In Park Manufactured Home Financing

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by Dave Shanklin  CU Factory Built Lending, has wowed our industry with its very popular “Step Rate” loan product and has no plans of ending it anytime soon.  The Step Rate loan product offers the borrower a very low rate for the first five years of the loan, which adjusts one-time at the 61st month to a pre-determined higher fixed rate, …

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Manufactured Homes Eligible for USDA Rural Development Home Loan Programs

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 by Mary Beth Juergens  I had the opportunity to speak during a session at the Iowa Manufactured Housing Association’s 65th annual meeting in Cedar Rapids held on November 12th. I want to again congratulate their entire association for organizing such an educational event. I enjoyed being among so many professionals with such enthusiasm and dedication to helping Iowans (and those in …

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Welcome

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Welcome to Version 2.0 of Manufactured Home Living News – Where Visitors are always Welcome!  Updates and new articles will be routinely added here, along with a steady roll out of new features.  When you scroll down the home page, you will also find a robust selection of popular news feeds, which are automatically updated. In 2013 an estimated 22 …

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A Factory Built Home means you can pick your Location AND your Home!

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There is an old real estate mantra of “location, location, location.” But if you’ve shopped for a home before, or are shopping for one now, haven’t you had times that you found the ‘right home,’ but it wasn’t in ‘the right location?’ One of the advantages of a buying a new manufactured or modular home is that you can find …

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Own vs. Rent – Modern Housing Options

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At whatever stage of life you happen to be in, there are a variety of smart housing options available for you. You may be starting out, starting over, upsizing or downsizing. There are great opportunities available for you in modern home options today. Most American still prefer to own a home. In fact, some 67% of Americans are home owners. …

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Foundation Enclosures

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Any home – conventional, mobile or manufactured – that is built over a crawl space has to have some sort of foundation enclosure. For decades, this has been called ‘skirting’ with manufactured homes. There are all types of ways to create skirting or foundation enclosures for a factory built – or conventional – house. You could do it with masonry, …

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Posters Proclaim Powerful Points

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Sometimes posters or photos and a short message tells a story quickly and dramatically that a thousand words can’t express as well. For example. Imagine bringing a ton of car parts to a driveway and building a car outdoors. Clearly, it is better to buy a factory built car than one built on site. The same is true for buying a …

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Why Not Modular?

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The building industry has settled on continuing to provide their products in the same way for generations…all parts and pieces delivered and assembled on site.  As other industries seek to become more efficient and work towards increasing their top and bottom lines, construction continues as it always has. There is an alternative and it has been used successfully all over …

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University Students Advocate Modernizing city code for Manufactured Homes

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Southern Oregon University (SOU) students created a plan to provide more affordable housing in Ashland, Oregon by altering the city’s code to make manufactured homes easier to install here. The proposal will be presented to the Ashland Planning Commission on Tuesday, July 24. It would alter regulations on manufactured housing being placed on individual and developments lots. “What our real …

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MHI’s Congress and Expo Video Interviews

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Every year near Easter, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) holds its annual Congress and Expo for manufactured housing professionals.  This video interview with some of the Industry’s leaders, business owners and professionals gives you a quick sense of the sights and sounds of those who help shape manufactured housing, which provides quality affordable homes to millions of Americans. This video …

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Building green in a factory

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According to a recent report in Mashable, building a traditional house can create some 8000 pounds of landfill materials. Some factory builders like Connect Homes claim they can reduce that by 75%. They also assert that using energy-efficient technologies and appliances can save home owners an average of $3,383 per year.   Factory building makes a home more precise. It cuts down …

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