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Homes in America – The Place in the U.S. Where Even Doctors Struggle to Buy

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In the United States, some are native born, some immigrate, but all are unified in pursuing the American Dream. For most, that includes owning a home. But according to a new report on housing affordability from real estate firm Trulia, there are some places in the country where even doctors struggle when it comes to being able to afford buying …

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A Look at Today’s Home Buyer, Analyzing Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report

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“For more than a decade, Zillow® has been helping millions of Americans do their homework.” With those words, begins Zillow Group’s Forward to their “CONSUMER HOUSING TRENDS REPORT 2016.”  Perhaps unwittingly, many of the facts Zillow’s interesting and in-depth housing report on consumer desires brings forth, indirectly point to reasons why manufactured housing could be growing at an ever-faster rate …

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Do Potential HUD Program Cuts Mean Opportunity for Manufactured Housing?

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As the Trump Administration continues to move forward with plans on making government more efficient, a number of proposed cuts, including funding to National Public Radio (NPR) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), there appears to be a clear message: serve the public interest in an efficient, businesslike and honest manner. According to HousingWire, an area that could be …

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Triad Financial Services Introduces Superior Choice Credit Union to Manufactured Homes & Loans – Video

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It’s not just consumers who are looking for loans. Lenders and investors are routinely looking for smart ways to loan money. With that in mind, every year for several years in a row, Darrell Boyd, Senior Vice President of Jacksonville, Florida based Triad Financial Services brings officers from banks, credit unions, investors and other financial services professionals to the Louisville Manufactured Housing …

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American Dreamers and HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson; How Millions Could Win by Enforcing the Law

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The American Dream has long been defined as including home ownership.  While there are several positive economic signals in the early weeks of President Donald Trump’s Administration, it will take some time for millions to see their incomes go up enough to allow them to do what most of their parents or grandparents achieved – a home they could call …

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Congressman Andy Barr Speaks in Favor of Manufactured Housing, While Industry Controversies Brew

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Congressman Andy Barr, from Kentucky’s 6th Congressional district, spoke in the House of Representatives on March 9, 2017 in favor of manufactured housing. Representative Barr addressed challenges caused by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations.  This is an issue of importance to manufactured home owners and prospective buyers, and is a topic that has been covered several times by MHLivingNews, …

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After an Abusive Relationship, Fresh Starts, and Finding a Home

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“Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.” – National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.” – Clark County Prosecutor’s website. “1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.” – National …

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Habits to Make or Break for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

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It never fails. No matter how much you clean, it always seems that something comes up, spills, or gets dirt on it. Why? Over the course of time, things happen. But, there are some things that you can do – or stop doing – to keep your home cleaner. According to Houzz, there are some common habits you can break …

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Federal Data Spotlights Manufactured Home Industry Quality, Regulatory Questions

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A statement by HUD’s manufactured housing program administrator, Pam Danner, JD, to the Wisconsin Housing Alliance (WHA) became a hot topic of conversation during and after a recent gathering of industry professionals in San Antonio, Texas. Danner reportedly told the WHA that nationwide, there were fewer than 30 manufactured home buyers that went to dispute resolution. Another Washington, D.C. metro …

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Container-MODs Once Moved Cargo, Will Now Provide Homes for Veterans

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In Midway City, California, American Family Housing and GrowthPoint Structures have come to the rescue to help house the area’s homeless veterans. Potter’s Lane, which consists of 16 studio-apartment units refurbished from cargo containers, is said to be the first example in the nation of a multi-unit permanent housing complex fashioned in this way. “Thinking outside of the box is …

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An Industry with a Heart – The Tomorrow’s Home Foundation

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Tomorrow’s Home Foundation (THF) is a non-profit charitable organization created by the Wisconsin Housing Alliance in 1999…to help people like 83-year-old Sally Murphy. “The roof on my home is very bad.  It’s been this bad for three years and won’t survive snow and ice, I’m told.” Tomorrow’s Home Foundation provides emergency assistance for critical home repairs, such as a new …

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Avoidable Tragedies! Mobile Home Fires vs. Manufactured Home, and Conventional Housing

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Every unplanned, uncontrolled fire outside of a fireplace, grill or pit is often a story about tragic injuries, deaths and/or property damaged or destroyed. A recent fire reported in Champaign County, Ohio, was no different.  But that blaze and burnt-out mobile home shined a bright light on the differences between mobile homes, manufactured homes, conventional housing and why the proper …

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University Students Develop, Build Tiny Home Design

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Students at Norwich University in Vermont have taken affordable housing into their own hands. According to Treehugger, they have developed the CASA (Creating Affordable Sustainable Architecture) 802, a 324-square-foot micro home that provides sustainable housing for people from all income levels. Norwich University Professor Tolya Stonorov informs MHLivingNews, that this particular prototype micro home is built to IBC (International Building Code) …

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Prefab, Modular Homes are Front and Center in Solving Housing Crisis

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As populations around the world continue to grow, a recurring theme is the need for housing. More directly, many nations have declared a “housing crisis” and are looking for solutions. One of the nations where the need is most pronounced is the United Kingdom or UK, where a report by Cast CEO Mark Farmer entitled; “The Farmer Review of the …

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NAR – Millennials Want Quality Affordable Homes to Buy in 2017

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“The millennial generation is now the nation’s largest age group, according to the U.S. Census Bureau,” Arkansas State University said in a marketing report. “These young adults, between the ages of 18-34, are digital natives with enormous social influence and purchasing power. Millennials dominate the workforce and the consumer market.” Realtor ® did a study in the last quarter of …

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