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Manufactured Home Pride


Conventional housing often reflects regional variations. Some houses in New England look different than those in Arizona. The same is true with manufactured homes. You can and so see similarities, but also regional differences.   This video from Northwest Pride Association showcases facts that reflect well in their region. But it also has insights good for all parts of the …

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Major MH Lender Seeing Acceptance & Success with Step-Rate Loan Program for Personal Property and In Park Manufactured Home Financing


by Dave Shanklin  CU Factory Built Lending, has wowed our industry with its very popular “Step Rate” loan product and has no plans of ending it anytime soon.  The Step Rate loan product offers the borrower a very low rate for the first five years of the loan, which adjusts one-time at the 61st month to a pre-determined higher fixed rate, …

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Manufactured Homes Eligible for USDA Rural Development Home Loan Programs


 by Mary Beth Juergens  I had the opportunity to speak during a session at the Iowa Manufactured Housing Association’s 65th annual meeting in Cedar Rapids held on November 12th. I want to again congratulate their entire association for organizing such an educational event. I enjoyed being among so many professionals with such enthusiasm and dedication to helping Iowans (and those in …

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Welcome to Version 2.0 of Manufactured Home Living News – Where Visitors are always Welcome!  Updates and new articles will be routinely added here, along with a steady roll out of new features.  When you scroll down the home page, you will also find a robust selection of popular news feeds, which are automatically updated. In 2013 an estimated 22 …

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A Factory Built Home means you can pick your Location AND your Home!


There is an old real estate mantra of “location, location, location.” But if you’ve shopped for a home before, or are shopping for one now, haven’t you had times that you found the ‘right home,’ but it wasn’t in ‘the right location?’ One of the advantages of a buying a new manufactured or modular home is that you can find …

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Own vs. Rent – Modern Housing Options


At whatever stage of life you happen to be in, there are a variety of smart housing options available for you. You may be starting out, starting over, upsizing or downsizing. There are great opportunities available for you in modern home options today. Most American still prefer to own a home. In fact, some 67% of Americans are home owners. …

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Foundation Enclosures


Any home – conventional, mobile or manufactured – that is built over a crawl space has to have some sort of foundation enclosure. For decades, this has been called ‘skirting’ with manufactured homes. There are all types of ways to create skirting or foundation enclosures for a factory built – or conventional – house. You could do it with masonry, …

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Posters Proclaim Powerful Points


Sometimes posters or photos and a short message tells a story quickly and dramatically that a thousand words can’t express as well. For example. Imagine bringing a ton of car parts to a driveway and building a car outdoors. Clearly, it is better to buy a factory built car than one built on site. The same is true for buying a …

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Why Not Modular?


The building industry has settled on continuing to provide their products in the same way for generations…all parts and pieces delivered and assembled on site.  As other industries seek to become more efficient and work towards increasing their top and bottom lines, construction continues as it always has. There is an alternative and it has been used successfully all over …

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University Students Advocate Modernizing city code for Manufactured Homes


Southern Oregon University (SOU) students created a plan to provide more affordable housing in Ashland, Oregon by altering the city’s code to make manufactured homes easier to install here. The proposal will be presented to the Ashland Planning Commission on Tuesday, July 24. It would alter regulations on manufactured housing being placed on individual and developments lots. “What our real …

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MHI’s Congress and Expo Video Interviews


Every year near Easter, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) holds its annual Congress and Expo for manufactured housing professionals.  This video interview with some of the Industry’s leaders, business owners and professionals gives you a quick sense of the sights and sounds of those who help shape manufactured housing, which provides quality affordable homes to millions of Americans. This video …

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Building green in a factory


According to a recent report in Mashable, building a traditional house can create some 8000 pounds of landfill materials. Some factory builders like Connect Homes claim they can reduce that by 75%. They also assert that using energy-efficient technologies and appliances can save home owners an average of $3,383 per year.   Factory building makes a home more precise. It cuts down …

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Dramatic Video of a Manufactured Home Hit by a Tornado and High Winds


This three and a half minute video should be an eye opener for millions of Americans. As you can see in the raw footage, commentary and text in the video above, this manufactured home was first hit by a tornado and then was subjected to high sustained winds for over half an hour. We captured the best parts of that …

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When asked, tell your friends and co-workers that You can Live Better when your Housing costs Less


Sometimes people ‘don’t get it’ when it comes to manufactured home living and its advantages. When you have a family member or friend ask you, why do you like living in a manufactured home? Start with the reason that may blow them away! You can live better when your housing costs le$$. What do you like or want to do? …

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Great Kitchens and Great Homes


Perhaps you like watching TV shows that feature amazing kitchens. Maybe you have toured houses where conventional builders have used an abundance of upscale cabinetry, granite counters, classy flooring and high end appliances. In new construction or remodeling, the kitchen can often be the most expensive room in a house. Consider this thought. In a house with a great kitchen, …

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