Manufactured Home Article

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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Caravan – British Manufactured Homes – 420 sq feet, sleeps 10!


Designed by ABI in East Yorkshire, England, the Concept Van features moveable walls, a cinema, a ten-seat dining table and beds to sleep ten people, according to what The Daily Mail  tells MHLivingNews.   The 30 foot by 13 foot manufactured home – called a “Caravan” in the United Kingdom – prototype has beds that fold up into the walls, kitchen work-tops hidden …

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The Greens of Vista – HomeOwner Interview – Manufactured Home Living


For many years people said “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but today a good video is worth even more. In the next few minutes, you’ll hear about the actual experience of a real home owner, Ryan Schmidt, who lives in a modern two-story factory-crafted home with his family at The Greens of Vista Nashport, OH north of Zanesville. …

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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 and As regular …

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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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