Manufactured Home Videos

Not “Beer Cans on Frames,” they’re Modern Manufactured Homes!

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When Doc Reynolds describes pre-HUD Code mobile homes as he does in this video, please don’t take him literally. Some people have a gift for creating a mental image in a few words, and Doc has that talent. Today’s manufactured homes aren’t oversized beer cans on a frame with wheels. They are, as Doc explains, a home – super solid, …

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Outside the Box: Inventing New Looks for Manufactured Homes

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It’s one of the best-kept secrets in affordable living, and one the manufactured housing (MH) industry would like to share with the world: These aren’t your grandma’s trailers. For nearly four decades, ever since modern HUD-code manufactured housing ushered out the era of the mobile home, the industry has focused on interior design, creating well-appointed living spaces with all the …

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Reality Check – Living Better When Quality Living Costs Less

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What is the reality that quality yet affordable living produces? With the affordable housing crisis spreading, we’ll peek and see the solution hiding-in-plain-sight revealed in this half-page report and video. In many of our articles we’ll spotlight one or more “real people.” Those reports come from places border to border in the U.S., and we are looking at including Canada …

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Bad and Good – Two Sides – Manufactured Home Living and News Reporting

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If you just want to see the latest Inside MH video and want to skip all the discussion of MH in the news media, please feel free to jump to the bottom, where the newest video is awaiting! For those who want to dig deeper, and better understand what sometimes happens with MH in the media, let’s begin by stating …

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What PBS NewsHour Missed About Manufactured Home Living

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Videos can be a powerful way to quickly capture and convey impressions. The written word can provide details and context that a typically short video will of necessity miss. Put video and written words together, add some photos and/or graphics, and you can have rich, multi-media insights that – properly portrayed – can begin to truly inform the reader/viewer. Before …

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Nicole Barker compares her Modular Home with conventional construction 

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Nicole and her daughters are delightful, as this short video with them reveals. The timing was terrific: their family were in Springfield, MO for some shopping when the interview coordinator called them, and we just happened to be set up in a model that was just like the one they bought about a year ago.  Nicole explains that her and …

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College Education Made In Perpetuity – The Kalamazoo Promise; Von Washington Jr – where Affordability and Quality of Life Meet

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Von Washington Jr. has many exciting stories to tell. For example, he’s met the President of the United States (POTUS) when the school he was principle at was honored by a visit from Barack Obama. That was in 2010. Today, Von Washington is a steward – one of the directors – at the Kalamazoo Promise, a program that provides college …

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Saving the American Dream for a Soldier, new Wife and Family

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Edward Love will tell you in his own words that he was frustrated with the hassles of buying a conventional house. So he and Michelle decided to go looking at manufactured homes. It’s Christmastime, and people love a story where dreams come true. How often do you meet a family with the name Love? How cool is that! In this …

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Why Families, Singles and Couples are Attracted to Good Manufactured Home Communities

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Millions who don’t yet have a manufactured home are at times baffled by why millions of others love living in a good manufactured home community. A good manufactured home community provides the features and advantages that Rob Gray and Chelsea DeHann describe in this video interview. Let me say what they don’t on camera. Besides saving a ton of money …

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Police Chief’s Wife is on Town Council and Loves Manufactured Home Living

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In part 1 of this video interview, you’ll meet Regina Ruddell. Regina is on the town council, serving Ward 4 in Westville IN. She’s rather modest in this video, because she is so popular, she ran unopposed and got 100% of the vote for the Ward 4 council seat. She has a great job, which you’ll learn more about later. …

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Personalizing Your Custom Home – at Half the Cost

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Many home buyers want to keep it simple. They shop for an existing home they like, and when they find it and the details are lined up, they purchase. Others want to custom order a new home, and technological advances makes it possible to: buy a custom home for about half the cost, and in only a third of the …

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Sneak a Peek! What Millions Knows – Hiding in Plain Sight – The Home of the Future

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Travel any highway or byway anywhere in the nation and you’ll no doubt see cruising down the road a transporter – and a flag car or two – with bold banners proclaiming the obvious: Oversized Load. There is no mystery about what people think they are; the roofs, doors and windows clearly define the parameters of a manufactured home – …

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“It’s not a trailer, it’s a manufactured home!” Inside MH with Mary Johnson, Retired Nurse

There are always some things that we miss when we’re doing video interviews with home owners, housing experts and manufactured home industry professionals. Our videos are unscripted, and so in the minutes before or after a video, I’m chatting with the person, duo or family to get to know them. During those warm ups, some things usually pop up that …

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Getting More Manufactured Home Lending – Video Interview with MH Owner, Tom Fath

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Financing is always a hot topic in manufactured housing. A very common Google search is for mobile or manufactured home loans! If you want more MHLending, and want to keep it simple, jump near the end of this article to Want more access to MH loans? For those who want more details, let’s dive in with the following. Lending has …

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro praises Quality, Safe and Affordable Manufactured Homes

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Washington DC – Chicago IL.  On November 11, 2015, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro addressed the Manufactured Housing Institute’s (MHI) NCC membership via video, praising them for their work in addressing America’s affordable housing crisis with these words: “Hello everyone! I’m HUD Secretary Julian Castro. I’d like to thank the National Communities Council for the opportunity to address …

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