Manufactured Home Article

Everything Old is New Again

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by Katy Weldon  Something amazing is happening to older mobile and manufactured homes in certain areas of California and other parts of the United States. They are in demand! As regular readers of ManufacturedHomeLivingNews know, no mobile homes have been built since June 15, 1976, when the federal manufactured home construction and safety standards went into effect, creating manufactured homes. …

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Akaka Falls State Park, Kona Island, Hawaii – US Destinations

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Tour guides on Kona Island – the ‘big island’ – in Hawaii suggest that about 90% of the waterfalls in the state are best accessed by helicopter. So part of what makes Akaka Falls State Park so appealing is that you can drive to the location, and then take the protective fenced walk-way to see the breathtaking views of these …

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Trends and Information About Manufactured Housing

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The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has a report on the Trends and Information About the Manufactured Housing Industry in 2012. Their ‘Quick Facts report is attached as a free download, below. This insightful report includes: a MH Industry Overview. Who Lives in Manufactured Housing (demographic information). Cost comparisons to conventional housing. New Manufactured Homes Placed For Residential Use Financing options. Photos, …

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Manufactured Homes, Garages and Basements

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Millions would gladly consider the manufactured home option, if they just knew a few facts. For example, there are those who consider having a garage a ‘must’ as part of their housing needs. Just as a house can be built with or without a garage – or with an attached or detached garage – the same options exist with today’s …

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Longwood Gardens, Kenneth Square, PA, U.S. Destinations

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Looking for a place where romance may bloom and the fragrance of flowers fills the air? Want to relax near the sounds of dozens of fountains? Need a walk in nature with friends or family? Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Chester County, PA 19348 awaits you! As the name implies, you will find a stunning array of flowers …

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MODs Land in Downtown Colorado Springs

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TheGazette tells MHLivingNews five of six scheduled modular homes have been sited on nearly a half-acre on the east side of downtown Colorado Springs, CO.  Developed by Martin Newton of Pax Development, he originally proposed a ten unit, 42 foot tall condo for the property, and although city planning approved it, neighbors balked because the squatty design was out of place among the …

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Tax Credits for Factory-built Homes Reinstated

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The Manufactured Housing Institute informs MHLivingNews that the passage of the legislation by Congress to avert the “fiscal cliff” included extension of tax credits for Energy Star manufactured and modular homes. The New Energy Efficient Home Credit expired at the end of 2011 and has been extended to Dec. 31, 2013. It provides builders of Energy Star-qualified manufactured homes with a tax …

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Maricopa County Summer Home and Garden Show

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Ken Anderson, President of the Arizona Housing Association, reports that their Phoenix Chapter has reserved an Exhibitor Booth at the Maricopa County Home and Garden Show, which will take place over 3 days – July 19, 20 & 21, 2013 – at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Phoenix Chapter Vice President, Brian Brastad, is heading up the project …

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U.S. Destinations: The Nicholas Conservatory, a Rockford Illinois’ Park District Gem

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As regular readers know, our motto is simple. You live better when you live for less. You can do and enjoy more, and have less stress. There are many ways to use the time and money saved through quality MHLiving; and one of those is going to an attractive destination such as the Rockford IL Park District’s Nicholas Conservatory. The …

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A Shout Out to Christine N at US Airways in Columbus (CMH)

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Good service is at the heart of any fine operation, regardless if the operation is a private company, non-profit, governmental or a faith based group. Anthony J., one of MHLivingNews.com‘s associates, was traveling recently when circumstances created a rapidly needed change of plans. Anthony said he approached the desk at the nearest gate he was at in Columbus, OhIo’s CMH …

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Model Homes for Factory Home Builders

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Whether the term is model home or staged home, the definition is the same. It is the detailed and creative preparation of a house to be sold. There are many positive aspects to furnishing a home for sale. Here is a quote from the New York Times: “The scale varies, but the purpose is the same, to sell the house.” …

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Who wants to be known as the most expensive factory home builder in a market? Us!

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By Ray Schmitt Why would a manufactured home retailer want to be known as expensive?? Well, what one person calls expensive, another calls value. Consider cars for instance; the real cost is not the initial investment but the price per mile driven. A higher initial cost, well built, low maintenance vehicle (think Honda) will last longer, have less maintenance and …

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What’s Next?

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PresenterPro shared the graphics that follow, and asks the compelling question, what’s next?  Every week here at ManufacturedHomeLivingNews.com, we will showcase a new Featured Home. You will find new articles. As you check back in on future visits, you might find yourself asking that same question, “what next?” Before visiting MHLivingNews.com, many visitors: Had no idea that you could have …

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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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