Manufactured Home Videos

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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Affordable Housing, Conventional Housing, Mobile Home, Manufactured Home, and Modular Housing Conundrum – What U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Research Revealed


“The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it [the problem] does exist.” Zig Ziglar, per Brainy Quote. When it comes to the affordable housing crisis, over thirteen months ago a seminal report was published on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Policy Development and Research (PD&R) website. Mainstream media largely missed it, yet …

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Attorney General Wm Tong, ‘It’s Criminal and It’s Elder Abuse,’ Sun Communities in Latest Private Equity MHVille Drama Involving Major Manufactured Housing Institute Member – Facts Analysis


Connecticut (CT) Attorney General William Tong vowed on Thursday, 9.28.2022, to fight for residents of a local manufactured home community owned by prominent Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) member Sun Communities. Tong said residents their “are being abused by the property owner,” per Our Community Now (OCN) and the Middletown Press. CT Attorney General: “I will fight” for Beechwood mobile home …

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Just the Facts – Latest New Manufactured Home Sales, Production, and Shipment Data Nationally and State-by-State – Reported in September 2022 for July 2022 Data and Trends


While mainstream conventional housing sales have been sliding in recent months, modern HUD Code manufactured home sales in the latest September report on official July 2022 data continue to reflect a year-over-year increase in production and shipments. Obviously, production/shipments of new manufactured homes are based on demand and the actual or anticipated retail sales volumes that retailers, developers, or community …

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Consider Surprising 9.11 Conspiracy Theories on Anniversary of the Attack on the Twin Towers, Why Principles Matter to Affordable Housing Seekers – ‘Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste’


When millions of people distrust their own government, it is no surprise that conspiracy theories arise that seek to explain certain events. Such is the case with “9/11” – which has several variations of skepticism or doubt about the official account of what took place on that fateful day when two hijacked jets struck the Twin Towers in New York …

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‘Debunking Manufactured Housing Myths – Get the Facts,’ Says Mortgage Giant Freddie Mac’s Research – FHLMC Counters, Clarifies Claims About Trailer Houses, Mobile Homes, and Tiny Houses


“Debunking Manufactured Housing Myths – Get the Facts” is the title of a research report provided below by conventional housing mortgage giant Freddie Mac. Before diving into their statements, sources, and findings some context is useful for new and returning readers. For years, a decade to be more precise, Manufactured Home Living News ( has highlighted the facts that debunk …

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DOJ-CFPB-Record Racial Discrimination-Redlining Case Settled by Warren Buffett-Led Berkshire Hathaway Owned Lender – Clayton Homes and Their Affiliated Lending Named by Seattle Times – Conventional and Manufactured Housing Claims


Clayton Homes and their lending practices is mentioned by the Seattle Times in their Associated Press (AP) news report about another Berkshire Hathaway mortgage brand that the Department of Justice described as a ‘record settlement’ for ‘racially discriminatory’ ‘redlining’ in several states by another Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) owned HomeServices financing brand, Trident Mortgage Company. Are these similar claims in conventional …

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Unpacking Clayton Homes Linked Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Fraud and RICO Case US District Court Southern District of Texas Corpus Christi Division Case NO. C-09-312


Before digging into insights from the Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Cesar Flores, et al, Defendants Case NO. C-09-312, the following background is useful. Since shortly after publishing the Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) report on “The Case Against Clayton Homes” on 5.28.2020, that report has had hundreds of thousands of hits from readers, and has routinely been …

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‘Inside a TikTok-famous luxury trailer home featuring an office, a laundry room, a 6-seat couch, and a fireplace’–Study Insider-Yahoo News Glory Lautner’s TikTok Manufactured Home Living Video


“Glory Lautner, a TikToker, wanted to challenge preconceptions about what living in a trailer [sic] is really like,” wrote Charissa Cheong for an Insider article republished by Yahoo News on Independence Day, 7.4.2022. While the terminology used by Lautner (trailer, mobile home) should not be used to describe her manufactured home, as the report linked here explains, it is common. …

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