Manufactured Home Article

Clayton Homes partners in the Duck Commander 500


Clayton Homes announced they are the proud partner of the Duck Commander 500, this year’s annual spring NASCAR ® Sprint Cup Series race at the popular Texas Motor Speedway ®. Some 150,000 fans are expected to attend the event on April 6, 2014. The race is said to be the single most-attended one-day sporting event in Texas. DigitalJournal  and  …

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UMH Properties Acquires Eight Manufactured Home Communities


UMH Properties, Inc. of Freehold, New Jersey has acquired eight Ohio manufactured home communities (MHCs) comprised of 1,018 homesites. Marketwatch, MHProNews and StockNews among others have reported that UMH owns and operates 82 land-lease manufactured home communities with approximately 14,500 total sites. UMH Properties is a public real estate investment trust (REIT). The company has roughly doubled its holdings in …

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New Manufactured Home Sales Growth Continues


Figures from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) indicate shipments of new “HUD Code” manufactured homes hit 4,405 in January, a 3.8 percent increase over the 4,242 homes shipped in Jan., 2013. (Photo Credit: Eastern Ohio Home Show,  Friday, May 16th – Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at the MAPS Air Field and Museum located adjacent to the Akron/Canton …

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Technology-based marketing services company SearchCore, Inc., which connects consumers with brands, products and services through comprehensive websites, announced additions to their site. The upgrades includes the most extensive list of producers of manufactured homes, retail centers and floor plans available in the entire industry. The company’s next step will be to consolidate other MH services which include banking, insurance, …

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Caesars Palace 2014 Congress and Expo


Housing professionals will not want to miss the 2014 Congress and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) along with National Communities Council (NCC) is hosting this all star event. The 2014 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing will be held on April 29 – May 1, 2014 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The …

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Impressions from an Attorney at the Louisville Show and the Manufactured Housing Industry


by Rick Robinson, JD When I took over the duties of General Counsel/VP Government Affairs to MHI, I jumped into a firestorm of issues in Congress that consumed most of my time. My study of the industry was done in bits and pieces. Having worked the issue for Congressman Jim Bunning, I had a baseline of (albeit dated) knowledge. Thus …

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Realtors  © and Conventional Housing Builder/Developers are Invited!


Licensed real estate agents and conventional on-site home builders and developers are being given an opportunity for a free guest pass to attend the 2014 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show. As an industry trade event, this show is not open to the public. Nor is it normally open to anyone outside of the manufactured housing industry. Special Guest Pass Available for …

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A Breakfast with…Leonard Kopowski, Louisiana Manufactured Housing Association (LMHA)


1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, town and your formal title at Louisiana Manufactured Housing Association, LMHA). Lenny Kopowski , Metairie, La. , Director of Government Affairs 2) Background: (Educational/Professional snapshot before entering the factory-built housing arena, at or before the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Association – LMHA). I graduated from the University of New Orleans with an Undergraduate Degree …

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Million Dollar MODs Down Under


Australia is home to many exotic animals interesting geography and that world-famous version of English known as the ‘Aussie accent.’ The land ‘down under’ is also increasingly home to million dollar modular homes.   While most of the modular homes in Australia are for coastal and rural retreats, a growing number of architect-designed, multi-million-dollar prefabricated homes are being built. Rob …

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Changing Perceptions About Manufactured Homes in 15 Minutes


by Lisa Tyler  I recently facilitated a Personal Finance undergraduate level class. The cohort style class was comprised of adult learners with varied life and career experiences. One of the main topics was on the home buying process and determining affordability of selections. Magnolia Model MH 213, see tour linked here.  Keep in mind that all students were residents of …

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Manufactured Homes and the Harvard Study on Rental Housing


Manufactured Homes and the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies reports on America’s Rental Housing; Evolving Markets and Needs On December 9th, 2013 Harvard University’s respected Joint Center for Housing Studies issued a report entitled “America’s Rental Housing: Evolving Markets and Needs.” The study begins by reporting what we all know from experience, namely that the numbers of renters are significantly up as …

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Lessons for First Time Home Buyers


While this video may not specifically show manufactured homes, it offers tips for first time home buyers that are useful. Start your home shopping early. Give yourself time, don’t feel rushed. Realize the benefits of buying versus renting, some of which these actual home buyers mention. Realize that manufactured homes are often the run-away best home value available in many …

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Manufactured Home Building Continues to Rise in October 2013


The quality and affordability of modern manufactured homes is being rewarded by growth in new factory-built home construction. According to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), manufactured housing production showed strong increases once more during October 2013. Recently released statistics report that HUD Code home manufacturers produced 6,078 homes in October …

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MH Posters that Speak a Thousand Words

If a picture is worth a thousand words, so too can a poster speak volumes with the right photo and a few select words. The first poster includes a quote from Warren Buffett, who has invested billions in manufactured housing. When Buffett speaks, investors, public officials and millions listen. The next poster includes a quote from Sam Zell, founder of …

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Return to the RV/MH Hall of Fame to see the new manufactured home on display in Elkhart, Indiana – US Destination


Last August, we promised readers an update on our US Destinations article on the RV/MH Hall of Fame, once their new manufactured home was installed and their display was complete. Today, we are keeping that promise! “Visitors to the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum now have a new manufactured home exhibit to tour, thanks to the generosity of Nappanee, …

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