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Modular Apartments opening in New York City’s Long Island, Nassau County


Newsday tells MHLivingNews that a 28 unit prefabricated building, called The Stack, will be opening in early October for occupancy. The Village Lofts are located on Front Street in Hempstead. Matthew Korman, and Orlando Frade of Douglas Elliman Real Estate are leasing agents for the building’s modular homes. “The building is top notch quality,” says Korman. The features include residential …

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A shout out to Brad, Len and Laurette at jetBlue!


When you fly around a lot on business and assignments, it is not unusual for a company to send you ‘coach.’ Those of you who fly coach (most of America..) know that flying isn’t nearly as much fun today as it was prior to 9.11.2001. So it is with a strong measure of thanks that we share this shout out …

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Beauty Queen’s offhand remarks sparks interest in Manufactured Homes

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Brian Hicks of the Post and Courier tells Manufactured Home Living News that the line used by a South Carolina beauty contestant was probably written by show writers. Miss South Carolina, Brooke Mosteller of Mount Pleasant introduced herself at an event by saying, “I’m from the state where 20 percent of our homes are mobile, because that’s how we roll.” …

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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, New York City, New York – U.S. Destination

A recent flight into Newark, NJ was all the reminder needed to make Lady Liberty our next featured U.S. destination. As the plane was coming in on final approach, there she was to the north, at the entry of the Hudson River, with the new Freedom Tower rising behind her where the World Trade Center's twin towers once stood. The emotions that welled up were powerful indeed. Love of country, pride and the memories of the sorrow of 9-11 all rushed in. Wikipedia reminds us that the statue is actually named Liberty Enlightening the World, a gift from France to the U.S. in the late 19th century. The statue was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom. Besides the highly visible fabled torch is a tablet which is a reminder of the law, and it bears the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at Lady Liberty's feet. An icon of freedom and of the United States, located on Ellis Island, where it welcomed millions of immigrants over the years. Today, webcams posted in the torch allow almost anyone with a high speed connection to enjoy the amazing views from near the top of Lady Liberty. The link to the torch's webcams are here. To visit the statue, most go via the ferry. Helicopter or other boats could bring 'the rich and famous' to the site as well. The statue was commemorated on the reverse of the Presidential $1 Coin, as shown. Whenever you are near New York and are ready to be inspired by the sight that has symbolized the attraction of America's freedom for millions, come see the Statue of Liberty. Don't be surprised if you too are moved even at the approach of this historic and symbolic site. ##

A recent flight into Newark, NJ was all the reminder needed to make Lady Liberty our next featured U.S. destination. As the plane was coming in on final approach, there she was to the north, at the entry of the Hudson River, with the new Freedom Tower rising behind her where the World Trade Center’s twin towers once stood. The …

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Zuma Beach, Malibu, California – U.S Destinations

Our recent story here on ManufacturedHomeLivingNews about Saw movie series star Betsy Russel’s 2 million dollar manufactured home overlooking Zuma Beach was all the reminder we needed to make this one of our hot U.S. Destinations. See 16 more photos of Betsy Russell’s manufactured home palace, overlooking Zuma Beach, at the link above. When movie stars or the rich and …

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A Breakfast with…Jen Allen, First State Manufactured Housing Association


1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, town and your formal title at First State Manufactured Housing Association, FSMHA). Jen Allen, PHC, Dover, Deleware (DE). Association Executive, FSMHA. 2) Background: (Educational/Professional snapshot before entering the factory-built housing arena, at or before the First State Manufactured Housing Association – FSMHA). Before joining FSMHA, I worked two part time jobs for 7 …

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Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO, US Destination


Every state has some great destinations, and certainly many of us neglect travel and discovery in our own back yards. Colorado is no exception in having numerous appealing destinations. Be you near or far, one of the places MHLivingNews recommends you visit is Garden of the Gods. The scenery is stunning, and the contrasts in color and terrain in the …

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Factory Home Building in Canada


According to the Manufactured Housing Institute of Canada (MHICA), there are two broad categories of factory built homes in Canada. The MHICA describes these in the two paragraphs that follow. Manufactured Homes Manufactured (Mobile) homes are factory-built home and can be up to 95% completed when leaving the factory. The homes are typically built with an integrated sub-frame that allows …

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Princeton’s Manufactured Housing ‘definition,’ You’ve Got to Be Kidding!

douglas-gorman-manufacturedhomeliving-news decided to see how others define a manufactured home. The first result that came up in Google was surprising and shockingly incorrect. Princeton, for the record, a manufactured home is legally NOT a mobile home. There have been no ‘mobile homes’ built in the United States since June 15, 1976, when the current legal definition and construction requirements for …

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Manufactured Home Community Living Video


The idea of land lease is almost as old as the idea of land ownership. Farmers, businesses, office buildings, shopping centers and conventional construction may be built on land that is leased. The same is true for manufactured homes, which can be built on “fee simple” or land that is owned, as well as on land that is leased from …

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Saw’s Betsy Russell’s 2 Million Dollar Manufactured Home a bargain, but TMZ/media don’t get it!


When Saw movie series star Betsy Russell listed her stunning, custom manufactured home overlooking Malibu beach recently, it drew national attention. Yet TMZ and much of the mainstream media are both dazzled and dazed. They fawn, but also “really don’t get it” about the amazing value and lifestyle this home provides Russell and other savvy owners like her. ManufacturedHomeLivingNews will showcase photos of actress Russell’s place as …

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Jumping the Mississippi River!


Try this for fun. When you tell someone who hasn’t been to Itasca State Park in north central Minnesota that “I’ve jumped the mighty Mississippi River,” they often look funny and think you are fibbing, delusional or worse! Then, when you tell them you aren’t kidding and you jumped the rocks over the river when you were still a kid, …

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Mount Rushmore, Keystone, South Dakota: U.S. Destinations


Every year, 3 million people come to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The memorial is located near Keystone, South Dakota, about 30 minutes south-west of Rapid City, SD in the western part of the state. So it is not far from the borders of Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota or Montana. Wikipedia reminds us that the memorial was sculpted by Gutzon …

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Cancer Cures and the Affordable Housing Crisis


What if there were a true cure for cancer, but for whatever reason, the medical profession failed to embrace it? Or what if some MDs embraced the hypothetical cure, but others and most public officials turned their nose up at the solution, allegedly because it was more profitable to keep the status quo than it would be to cure the …

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American Bankers Urged to Lend More on Manufactured Homes


 American Banker reported on an effort by Doug Ryan and other non-profit leaders to get more lending on manufactured homes by community and other bankers. Ryan is the director for affordable home ownership at the nonprofit Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED). Ryan points to a recent study done by the Fair Mortgage Collaborative as part of the reason he and …

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