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“The Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis is Hiding in Plain Sight”

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“…lower rates of crime than you would expect, because they had pride of ownership…” – William P. McCarty, PhD – University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Criminology, Law and Justice   “What may be surprising to real estate licensees is the level of energy efficiency available …” – Harold Hunt, PhD – Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University   …

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Novi Home Show Features Modern Manufactured Homes on Display

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The Novi Home Show takes place October 14-16 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. The show is billed as a “one-stop destination for home improvement products for every type of project imaginable.” Decorating and landscaping exhibits will be on display, as well as experienced businesses available for consulting or hire. What the curious and manufactured home enthusiasts will …

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Pride and Prejudice: The Truth About Manufactured Home Communities and Crime

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“Some had lower rates of crime than you would expect, because they had pride of ownership and the shared backgrounds of residents.” — Researcher William P. McCarty   Homeowners love them. Affordable housing advocates laud them. Municipal planners approve them. And yet, many local governments throughout the land, spurred by neighborhood activists, are working relentlessly to block new manufactured home …

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Taking on the Trash Talk! Are People Defined by their Housing Choice? Video, Photos

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Lois Requist is retired.  She’s an author, and the former Benicia, CA poet laureate. She recently moved into a manufactured home in a community in San Francisco metro. Terry Reynolds has a manufactured home too. Reynolds and his wife own a triple sectional, Requist has a more modest, yet still appealing, multi-sectional. Each has a story to tell, and we …

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Bloomberg, HousingWire, Realtor and Fox all suggest Manufactured Homes as Important Solution for Affordable Housing in America

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While housing becomes more and more expensive across the United States, there’s a simple solution.  For those who either want to be frugal and still get great quality or those who have limited funds, but desire to be a homeowner — the answer, suggests Bloomberg and HousingWire – could be modern manufactured homes. Realtor and Fox News are also among those which have …

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Two sides – Controversy at Cal-Am’s Heritage Village Manufactured Home Community in Beaverton, Oregon

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“Northwest Oregon is experiencing a profound housing affordability crisis…has Cal-Am made any efforts to work with the residents…?”  – Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR1) “Without the…operating efficiencies inherent in association…operations, affordability would be an even greater problem.” – Community Association Institute “Our efforts represent more than a year-long campaign to improve the Community for the benefit of the homeowners.” – Cory Sukert, President …

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Housing Breakthrough – Quality combined with Energy and Cost Savings – See How This Residential Style Home Was Born

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In a time where housing and the cost of living are higher than ever, you may be wondering if the dream of home ownership can become a reality for you and your family. That’s a very valid question. According to YCharts, the existing home median sale price in the U.S. was over $244,000.     That’s a stark reality check, and …

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Quality Affordable Housing Hunters – Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association Works to Stop Myths, Deliver Facts

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J.D. Harper, Executive Director of the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association (AMHA) announced the completion and release of a series of short videos to address the myths – and the facts – about manufactured homes today. “Our organization has been working on a series of short videos to address common myths, misconceptions and stereotypes that many potential homebuyers have about the …

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Young Guns, Legends – Robbie Antonio, Eric Trump & High End Designer Prefabs “Class for the Masses” – Revolution Pre-Crafted Properties

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Their website boldly proclaims, “Revolution is a collection of limited-edition, prefabricated homes featuring cutting-edge designs by global design industry leaders.” Let’s begin our look at Revolution Pre-Crafted Properties – and what this international firm is doing in the world of modular and prefabricated designer homes and pavilions – by seeing what others have said. High End PreFabs, Democratizing Design for The Masses The …

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Manufacturers Gear Up to Replace Thousands of Homes Lost in Louisiana Floods

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 Demand for Factory-Built FEMA, Shade-and-Shelter and Residential Homes Soars  “We have almost unlimited capacity.”   – –John Bostick, president of Sunshine Homes For two days, rain tortured the heart of bayou country, dumping 24 inches in less than 48 hours on southern Louisiana. It was, says Steve Duke, an event of biblical proportions. “I was looking for the animals to …

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5 Most Surprising Features in today’s Manufactured Homes

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Anyone shopping for a new house has probably spent a significant amount of time wrestling with a list of all the things they’d like in their new home. A garage to store bikes, a front porch for Sunday morning coffee, a walk-in closet, a kitchen island—the list is hard to fulfill. But homebuyers and renters might be missing the single, …

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Site-built, manufactured or modular: What’s the difference and what does it mean?

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When you’re planning to purchase or build a new home, you’ll have to choose what kind of house you want — site-built, manufactured or modular. There are slight differences to each type and all have their own pros and cons. “A newly constructed home may be any of the following three types: manufactured, modular or traditional site-built,” says Kevin Clayton, …

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The Key to Finding Great Value in hot Real Estate Markets

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In certain areas throughout the United States, you will find pockets of real estate that are known to professionals and consumers alike as hot markets. What determines whether or not a market is hot? Certain real estate agencies have defined various factors and levels of activity. The main component is time a home has spent for sale, or “on the …

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Curbed crows, Dezeen and Business Insider drill down on Avava Systems Bay Area PreFab Houses

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In trendy, toney San Francisco, CA housing prices have skyrocketed in recent years. Trulia states that in the “San Francisco market trends indicate an increase of $25,000 (2%) in median home sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $963, up from $959.” Sunay Tripathi, the founder/CTO of Pluribus Networks and a self-described …

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Tiny Houses Owners face Big Legal Trouble?

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Tiny houses are considered cute and TV shows such as Tiny House Nation have made them seem cool and trendy. But before making a commitment to invest, would-be owners should be aware of the possible legal and practical implications that could follow, as well as other options that may make better sense for some home-seekers. When would-be tiny house shoppers enter …

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