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Authentic! Fisherman Dave Cavinder – Catching Fish and the Community Lifestyle at New Durham Estates, Westville IN – Inside MH Video Interview


One key to the powerful insights of doing Inside MH Road Show video interviews like this one is that you can spot what is real so quickly. Fisherman Dave Cavinder is the real deal. He is earthy, no pretense, authentic! There will be some things that will be a bit salty, so mom/dad, if you want to keep just a …

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The Hybrid Core – A Different Style Factory Home-Building Process


We haven’t done a West Coast story for a while, so when this item came across my desk, we knew we wanted to jump on it and share it with our readers. Manufactured homes have been rising rapidly in California, among other states. But there are other kinds of factory-based home building processes. It is a good idea to review …

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Dennis Raper – Wood Working Artist at Sunshine Homes – Chain Saw Artist video interview


Millions are ‘into’ various kinds of art. One emerging art form is chain saw art, and when we were recently at Sunshine Homes in Red Bay, Alabama, we caught up with craftsman Dennis Raper who showed us examples of his work.     Dennis is a supervisor at the plant.  From people in the production center, to office team members, …

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House Inspector Tim Bunch – Comparing Conventional and Manufactured Homes – Inside MH Road Show Video


Tim Bunch has inspected not dozens or even hundreds of houses over the years. He has inspected thousands. He has been elected the head of the house inspectors association in his state. That should qualify him as an expert in most people’s minds. So it is with particular interest that we at MHLivingNews met with Tim to do this in-depth …

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Amoo’s Restaurant, McLean, Virginia – Fabulous Persian Fusion Dining!


A mix of politics and business took us to Washington this past week, and for dinner, Soheyla – my better half – encouraged me to check out a ‘real’ Persian restaurant. Wow, I’m so glad she did! Since we’ve bragged about Olga’s Place in Westville, IN, we’re now happy to encourage those living or going near Washington, DC to check …

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Compare! Tiny Houses, Conventional, Modular and Manufactured Homes – Wally Comer, Rich Rice Inside MH with Adventure Homes


At the end of the day, it’s about making comparisons.  You or those you work with, know or love ought to make your next housing decision based on facts, not opinions. You ought to take the same kind of time to truly understand that next housing choice as you would to decide which doctor you want to do surgery on …

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Manufactured Home Quality Control – Inside MH with Brent Bolding at Sunshine Homes

We all love to see a great looking home! This article and the videos will show you appealing homes. The first video will share an Inside MH Road Show  look at how those great homes achieved such a high level of quality. Let’s start this article differently than many others. We talk about quality and durability in manufactured housing, but …

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A Culture of Customizable Quality Home-Building – Adventure’s Manufactured Home Production Center Part 2 – Inside MH Road Show


In Part 1 of our Inside MH video profile and tour of manufactured and modular home builder Adventure Homes, we heard Wally Comer and Rich Rice talk about “the concert” style coordination found in factory home-building.   In Part Two of this video, you’ll see the culture of craftsmanship developed among team members that results in their ability to produce a …

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Evolutionary! From Trailer House, to Mobile Home to today’s Manufactured Homes


This evolutionary article will make the point in less than 250 words. Would you call an old crank-style wall phone a modern smart-phone? They’re both phones, but the technology and quality then and now are so different! Yet millions today make that kind of mistake about the trailer houses and mobile homes of yesteryear and today’s manufactured homes. Above is …

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From Entry Level to Elegant – Inside Look at the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show


Given its 50+ year history, the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show has been called the ‘grand daddy’ of all the trade shows that serve manufactured home business owners, managers and professionals. For years, there has been a debate on the show being kept exclusively as a professional event (meaning, closed to to public) or opening it up on the weekend following …

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“The Manufactured Home Concert!” Wally Comer, Rich Rice – Adventure Homes Production Center – Inside MH Road Show Video


Yours truly has been in and around manufactured housing (MH) since the 1980s, which is why I know the questions to ask home owners, or a factory builder, an MH Retailer or MH Community manager. That said, every time we do one of these Inside MH Road Show  videos, one learns or re-learns something interesting! I’ve been in a factory …

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Do It Yourself! Insulated Skirting Installation for Manufactured Homes, Handyman Tips


There are many types of possible foundation enclosures – aka “skirting” – for a manufactured home. Regular vinyl skirting is the most common. On the elegant Tidmore Home, we saw brick used as a foundation enclosure. The first Do It Yourself (DIY) video on installing vinyl flooring we did with Brad and Craig Albers was such a big hit – …

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“The Condo Killer!” Provides Quality, Greener, Appealing, “Affordable Luxury” Living


Award-winning Star Homes is a family owned manufactured home retailer located between Huntsville and Birmingham, in the town of Cullman, Alabama. We meet them recently on our latest Inside MH Road Show. In this interview, we talked with Blake Johnson, who plays a key role in managing sales at the business that respected Stanley Dye leads. When you interview and …

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Video Commercials vs. Interviews or UMH Manufactured Home Tours?


Some 94% of all home shoppers today are spending some of their time doing research online. The National Association of Realtors says that some 85% of all renters want to own. The path to home ownership may be as near as a local manufactured home retailer or community. So what should your shopping process include? ManufacturedHomeLivingNews  suggests that everyone considering …

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The Home Place – Warrior, Alabama – Inside MH Road Show Video


We were told that the name of the business came about like this. Some customers were describing to the management of the retail center where they were planning on placing their new manufactured homes. “We’re putting our home at the home place” was an expression that often came up, and that name stuck for the owners of the business. The …

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