Manufactured Home Videos

Reflections on Death of Sam Zell and late Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) Chairman Zell’s Impact on Manufactured Home Living and the Affordable Manufactured Home Profession


The death of billionaire Samuel “Sam” Zell has and will spark an array of commentaries, among them this from the Associated Press (AP) which quoted Zell as follows. “I’m a professional opportunist,” Zell told AP at the time. “I’m pretty sure that no matter what topic you pick, we’re involved in some way or another.” That absolutely holds true for …

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With Downsizing or Moving, Is It Career Change Time? Interview Tips – ‘The Best Candidates I Meet Do This’ – Former Google Recruiter’s CNBC, plus Indeed, Career Oracle Tips and Ideas


In manufactured housing, and other industries, a variety of circumstances can lead to a desire or need for a job or career change. A move, downsizing at a company, or festering frustration at a current company can be factors that contribute to a search for a new job. In a new story by CNBC picked up by MSN, reporter Gili …

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‘Frustration and Hope’ – Law Prof Fran Quigley Slams Frank Rolfe and ‘Wall Street Holding a Gun to Mobile Home Residents’ Heads’ – Statements, Apt Manufactured Home Facts, and Expert Analysis


Law Professor Fran Quigley says that his Substack newsletter “is the product of frustration.” A 3.15.2023 post about Quigley on the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law website says he recently presented at “Manchester University on Housing as a Human Right.” It said in part that “Quigley, who directs the Health and Human Rights Clinic at IU McKinney, …

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‘Choctaw, Cherokee, and the Creek’ – Indian Reservation Video with Lyrics – Justice and Injustice in America – Infographics on Affordable Housing Facts Needed for All


Perhaps the very best friend in my elementary school days in Norman, OK was Doug Humphrey. We both liked a variety of board games, and we were competitive in a friendly way. Doug was of Native American descent. As young kids sometimes do, we created a jingle – a kind of a team ‘fight’ song – for cheering on his …

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‘We Own a Manufactured Home’ – Expert in Mobile Home/Manufactured Home Living Sounds Off, Neighbor Declares – ‘You Took a Mobile Home and Turned it Into a Palace!’ – What All Should Know


Unless you are a daily or regular visitor to one of our websites, odds are excellent that you will learn several things about mobile homes and manufactured home living by reading this evidence-based article. You or a friend may own a manufactured home, and you may still learn several useful things about manufactured homes that are important to affordable home …

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‘No Shame’ – Fact Checks: ‘The 100 Largest Mobile Home Park Owners in the U.S.’ by ‘MobileHomeU, MobileHomeParkStore Data Compared to MHPHOA’s Largest U.S. MH Community Owners List


The “No Shame” part of the headline will be explained near the end of this report and analysis. That said, flashback to 2015 when The Guardian reported that Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) had “nearly” 140,000 homesites for their residents who owned either a pre-HUD Code mobile home (MH) or a post-HUD Code manufactured home (MH).  Needless to say, ELS has …

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Responding to Rob Carson’s ‘Trailers’ and Dave Ramsey ‘Mobile Homes’ Errors, Why it Matters to Manufactured Homeowners, Professionals, Affordable Housing Advocates, Media, and Public Officials


In all languages, definitions and the meanings of words matter. “A manufactured home is not a motor home or trailer, and although it is often called a “mobile home,” it is not that either,” explained the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) in their report which then illustrates why the language matters.  The NFPA report that made that pithy observation explained …

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New Research by NerdWallet, Hippo Point to Frustration and Obstacles with Conventional Housing, But Positive Options, Opportunities for Those Who Turn to Modern, New Manufactured Homes


Hippo recently published a report that said that 78 percent of those who bought an existing (think conventional) house within the last 12 months (think 2022) had “regrets.” Meanwhile, NerdWallet’s research included this statement about “The 11% of Americans planning to purchase a home in the next 12 months hope to spend $269,200, on average, according to the survey. The …

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Storytellers Wanted! The Mobile and Manufactured Home Storytelling Project – Truth Tellers, Myth Busters, and Behind the Scenes Revelations are Encouraged Here


On Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 4:48 PM an email was sent by Robert “Bob” Van Cleef to Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News ( It said in part the following: “I just discovered your site while looking for responses to John Oliver’s report.  I really like what I see and thank you for your reporting. One suggestion:  Please include …

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Our Journey in Affordable Home Ownership – Challenges and Rewards of Quality, Affordable Manufactured Home Living – Hopes, Horrors, and a ‘Shocking’ Peek into Gonzo Journalism?


At the heart or core of this publication are the true stories about the opportunities and challenges of those who desire or already have affordable housing and who – consciously or not – want a manufactured home of their own. The stories of others checking out or already living in MHVille are to various degrees our story too. We have …

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Thanksgiving in MHVille, Backstory of Misunderstood But Most Proven U.S. Affordable Housing Solution – From Trailer Houses, to Mobile Homes, to Manufactured Housing – Modern Manufactured Homes Reality Check


It may seem like a modern miracle. It may sound too good to be true. Brand new homes with warranties and consumer protections not found in housing that is far higher priced, yet only about half the cost of conventional construction. But before getting ahead of our true story, a look back for understanding is appropriate. For decades, the secular …

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‘The Pros and Cons of Buying a Manufactured Home’-Unpacking Lifehacker Jeff Somers’ Insights on Mobile/Manufactured Housing’s Affordable Homeownership Potential-Hits, Misses and Expert Analysis


The article by Jeff Somers about the “The Pros and Cons of Buying a Manufactured Home” being fact-checked here on Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) below is found on the Lifehacker website. Lifehacker’s tag line proclaims: “Do everything better” – which is certainly a noble goal. Lifehacker indicates that they are part of a ‘family’ of about a dozen …

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CPO Chase McGee-Clayton Homes Chief People Officer-Scanlan Recruiting says Clayton Culture ‘Legendary’ – Editorial Eyes Ultimate Clayton Homes Resource for Biggest Manufactured Housing Builder


Hunt Scanlon Media said on 11.11.2022 that: “The Christopher Group recently recruited Case McGee as chief people officer [CPO] of Clayton Homes Building Group (CHGB), the largest builder of manufactured housing and modular homes in the U.S. and a Berkshire Hathaway company. “This was one of the more difficult and rewarding searches that we have completed in recent memory,” said …

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‘It’s a Scam’ – USA Today – Renters Mull 2022 Voting ‘Lack Faith in System’ – NAR Data Reveals Black Homebuying Down Under Biden; Affordable Housing Solutions and Manufactured Homes Explored


Left-leaning USA Today on its own site and via outlets like Yahoo or MSN published a report entitled “‘I don’t have any faith in the system’: Soaring housing costs have renters mulling how they’ll vote in the midterms.” Meanwhile, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) – said left-leaning CNN – pointed to housing research. That study essentially revealed that the …

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Chief Economist of Pantheon Macroeconomics, Ian Shepherdson, Sounds Alarms on Growing Conventional Housing Market Problems; Silver Lining Found in Correct Manufactured Home Living Options


The following report that cites sIan Shepherdson, chief economist of Pantheon Macroeconomics, is provided to MHLivingNews by the WND NewsCenter and the Daily Caller News Foundation. It is followed by additional information that is mobile and manufactured home living focused, with related resources, analysis and commentary in brief.   WND MONEY Housing market is about to plunge off a cliff, …

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