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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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Home Safe Home

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                                   ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate Fire Safety                                             in Your New Manufactured Home “If all pre-HUD-standard manufactured homes were removed from the inventory, the fire death rate per 100,000 occupied manufactured homes would be … well below the range estimated for the rate for other one- or two-family homes.” — National Fire Prevention Association   “In 2013, Thanksgiving was …

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“Home Sweet Home” – Assistant Mayor Wants to End Housing Choice Stigma

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire assistant mayor Jim Splaine is doing what he can to put an end to the stigma that’s often felt by people who live in manufactured homes. Too often, the areas where manufactured homeowners live are improperly referred to as “trailer parks.” Splaine said, “I think it does upset people who live in home parks and have them …

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Misguided in Austin, Texas Manufactured Home Community Proposal, say Leaders

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Sabino “Pio” Renteria has lived in District 3 all his life, says Austin’s MyStatesman. Renteria’s visit to a local manufactured home community has turned into a proposed ordinance that could seriously affect communities, their owners and residents throughout the city. According to KUT, Renteria was shocked by what he saw. “When I went down there I said, ‘my goodness, there’s no …

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Trade Publisher, Experts call for Respect, Understanding for Manufactured Housing, Manufactured Home Owners

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Writer Joe Dyton quotes Brena Swanson with HousingWire, who said, “Despite the negative stigma that surrounds mobile homes [sic], it doesn’t mean the manufactured houses don’t have a role to play in the housing process, especially when it comes to affordability.”     In Weathering the Storm, How Manufactured Housing Can Do it Better, award winning consumer-interest journalist Jan Hollingsworth interviewed …

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“The Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis is Hiding in Plain Sight”

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“…lower rates of crime than you would expect, because they had pride of ownership…” – William P. McCarty, PhD – University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Criminology, Law and Justice   “What may be surprising to real estate licensees is the level of energy efficiency available …” – Harold Hunt, PhD – Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University   …

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Pride and Prejudice: The Truth About Manufactured Home Communities and Crime

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“Some had lower rates of crime than you would expect, because they had pride of ownership and the shared backgrounds of residents.” — Researcher William P. McCarty   Homeowners love them. Affordable housing advocates laud them. Municipal planners approve them. And yet, many local governments throughout the land, spurred by neighborhood activists, are working relentlessly to block new manufactured home …

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