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Congressman Andy Barr Speaks in Favor of Manufactured Housing, While Industry Controversies Brew

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Congressman Andy Barr, from Kentucky’s 6th Congressional district, spoke in the House of Representatives on March 9, 2017 in favor of manufactured housing. Representative Barr addressed challenges caused by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations.  This is an issue of importance to manufactured home owners and prospective buyers, and is a topic that has been covered several times by MHLivingNews, …

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After an Abusive Relationship, Fresh Starts, and Finding a Home

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“Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.” – National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.” – Clark County Prosecutor’s website. “1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.” – National …

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Habits to Make or Break for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

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It never fails. No matter how much you clean, it always seems that something comes up, spills, or gets dirt on it. Why? Over the course of time, things happen. But, there are some things that you can do – or stop doing – to keep your home cleaner. According to Houzz, there are some common habits you can break …

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Federal Data Spotlights Manufactured Home Industry Quality, Regulatory Questions

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A statement by HUD’s manufactured housing program administrator, Pam Danner, JD, to the Wisconsin Housing Alliance (WHA) became a hot topic of conversation during and after a recent gathering of industry professionals in San Antonio, Texas. Danner reportedly told the WHA that nationwide, there were fewer than 30 manufactured home buyers that went to dispute resolution. Another Washington, D.C. metro …

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Shopping or Selling? Skyline Homes – Leading by Example in Digital Home Shopping Experience

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In a survey by Contactually, among the three most important statistics driving sales and marketing facts in real estate for 2016 were: 1.) 80% of all homebuyers are searching online. Some other surveys have put that figure significantly higher. What they all agree on is that home buyers are looking online for their future homes. Most shoppers want access to …

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Owner Proves to Skeptics that Seeing is Believing with Today’s Manufactured Homes

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People “…that come into my home are like, “Oh my gosh…This isn’t a manufactured home, this is just like what I’m living in.” – – Roger Thompson, manufactured home owner – Inside MH Video Interview There’s been considerable third-party research and surveys proving a large percentage of manufactured home owners first owned a conventional “site-built” house, duplex, condo or townhouse. …

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A “City” Consisting of Only Manufactured Homes

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Landfall Village is Washington County’s smallest city and is regarded as the Twin Cities’ most affordable community. It is a manufactured home community adjacent to the Ramsey County line. The population is about 750 people living in about 300 manufactured homes. Landfall occupies the southwestern corner of what was once Oakdale Township. In 1901, John Schiltgen farmed the land Landfall …

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Manufactured Home Owners – Satisfaction Survey Redux

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According to a study by Southeast Research, a Professional Researcher Certified operation, 97 percent of the owners of new manufactured homes described their home as attractive. And 45 percent of those buyers could have purchased a conventional, site-built house, but decided to buy a manufactured home instead. That’s good news for those shopping for a quality, greener and affordable home. …

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It looks Cool! But is Richard Perkin’s NoHA the Real Deal in Affordable Housing?

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It sounds good.  It looks cool. The video will make many think, ‘hey, this could be an option for me some day.’  But is this the real deal in affordable housing, just over the horizon?  Or are the missing facts in this prefabricated home design’s story – missing for a reason? MHLivingNews decided to take a look at a press …

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Clayton Home Building Group Donates New Home to Alabama Resident in Need, Video

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National homebuilder partners with Jesus Works Ministry to make local woman’s dream come true MARYVILLE, Tenn. Clayton home building group, Clayton Homes of Pelham and Jesus Works Ministry, a multi-congregation outreach program headquartered at the Alabaster First United Methodist Church, have teamed up to donate a home to Ava Woods, a church nurse at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Alabaster, Ala.   …

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No Longer “Trailer Trash” – Manufactured Homes are Quality, Affordable Housing

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Al Kemp, the Executive Director of the Manufactured Home Park Owners Alliance of British Columbia has an important message. “Trailers haul beer. Manufactured homes provide housing for people.” When talking about them to the public, or to elected officials, that’s the first item that Kemp likes to clear up. Instead of the stereotype of a “trailer,” he says that this is …

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Election 2016 – American Dream Dies or Reborn? Ignorance Costs, Knowledge Pays

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“I don’t care whether you are a liberal, conservative, independent or something else – the bottom line with this year’s election was simply more of the same or something new, different or unique,” said Tim Connor, CSP. Connor earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, and is the author of over 80 books on business, management and personal development. He …

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Texas ROC Leaders Tout Resident-Ownership at “I’M Home” Convention

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Two Members of a Texas resident-owned community were featured on a panel discussion explaining the basics of manufactured housing Monday at a national conference for housing professionals. Esthela Garza, president of Pasadena Trails ROC, and Paula Maldonado, a new Member there, spoke to a room of about 75 housing industry experts about the benefits of manufactured …

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State’s Manufactured Home Sales Soar

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The Northwest Housing Association has announced that manufactured homes sales in the state of Washington have increased 47 percent year-to-date in 2016. According to the association, this completes a big turnaround over the last decade.  In the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown, demand dropped from 3,000 manufactured homes per year to less than 600. “550 homes have already been …

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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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