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Designer Amy Shock’s Extreme Mobile Home Makeover – Photos & Report

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When it comes to the benefits of living in a mobile or manufactured home, the money that can be saved compared to conventional housing is often near the top of the list. So, what is one to do with all the money a buyer may have leftover after the home has been purchased? One option is to put the money …

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Home Safe Home

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                                   ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate Fire Safety                                             in Your New Manufactured Home “If all pre-HUD-standard manufactured homes were removed from the inventory, the fire death rate per 100,000 occupied manufactured homes would be … well below the range estimated for the rate for other one- or two-family homes.” — National Fire Prevention Association   “In 2013, Thanksgiving was …

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“Home Sweet Home” – Assistant Mayor Wants to End Housing Choice Stigma

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire assistant mayor Jim Splaine is doing what he can to put an end to the stigma that’s often felt by people who live in manufactured homes. Too often, the areas where manufactured homeowners live are improperly referred to as “trailer parks.” Splaine said, “I think it does upset people who live in home parks and have them …

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Misguided in Austin, Texas Manufactured Home Community Proposal, say Leaders

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Sabino “Pio” Renteria has lived in District 3 all his life, says Austin’s MyStatesman. Renteria’s visit to a local manufactured home community has turned into a proposed ordinance that could seriously affect communities, their owners and residents throughout the city. According to KUT, Renteria was shocked by what he saw. “When I went down there I said, ‘my goodness, there’s no …

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Trade Publisher, Experts call for Respect, Understanding for Manufactured Housing, Manufactured Home Owners

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Writer Joe Dyton quotes Brena Swanson with HousingWire, who said, “Despite the negative stigma that surrounds mobile homes [sic], it doesn’t mean the manufactured houses don’t have a role to play in the housing process, especially when it comes to affordability.”     In Weathering the Storm, How Manufactured Housing Can Do it Better, award winning consumer-interest journalist Jan Hollingsworth interviewed …

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Novogradac’s Report – Affordable Housing 2046 – Does MH Hold the Key?

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“I suspect that manufactured housing will finally become more cost-effective and will be prevalent in urban and suburban communities.” – Richard Gerwitz, Citi Community Capital “I’m struck by some of the inventiveness in the single-family home environment–like tiny houses and new forms of modular housing,” – Jana Cohen Barbe, Dentons “Manufactured homes, as America’s most affordable housing, can, should and …

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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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