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5 Most Surprising Features in today’s Manufactured Homes

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Anyone shopping for a new house has probably spent a significant amount of time wrestling with a list of all the things they’d like in their new home. A garage to store bikes, a front porch for Sunday morning coffee, a walk-in closet, a kitchen island—the list is hard to fulfill. But homebuyers and renters might be missing the single, …

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Site-built, manufactured or modular: What’s the difference and what does it mean?

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When you’re planning to purchase or build a new home, you’ll have to choose what kind of house you want — site-built, manufactured or modular. There are slight differences to each type and all have their own pros and cons. “A newly constructed home may be any of the following three types: manufactured, modular or traditional site-built,” says Kevin Clayton, …

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The Key to Finding Great Value in hot Real Estate Markets

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In certain areas throughout the United States, you will find pockets of real estate that are known to professionals and consumers alike as hot markets. What determines whether or not a market is hot? Certain real estate agencies have defined various factors and levels of activity. The main component is time a home has spent for sale, or “on the …

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Tiny Houses Owners face Big Legal Trouble?

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Tiny houses are considered cute and TV shows such as Tiny House Nation have made them seem cool and trendy. But before making a commitment to invest, would-be owners should be aware of the possible legal and practical implications that could follow, as well as other options that may make better sense for some home-seekers. When would-be tiny house shoppers enter …

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Comparing Tiny Houses vs Manufactured Homes – Function and Value vs. Fashion

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Jim Weiker at the Columbus Dispatch recently told MHLivingNews about their take on the growing popularity of “Tiny Houses,” and compared them to the manufactured home (MH) market. Tiny houses are a hit on TV, but their numbers are small in terms of actual homes being built, while the cost per square foot is every bit as high as their designs …

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RV/MH Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Inducted in Gala Ceremonies

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The Class of 2016 includes: James (Jim) Miller, Nationwide Custom Homes; Joseph H. Stegmayer, Cavco Industries, Inc.; Ernie Friesen, All Seasons RV/Redding RV; Gary Bunzer, Bunzer Consulting, Inc. (second row l-r)Thomas R. “Tim” McGuire, The Coast Distribution System, Inc.; Ellen Kietzmann and Michael Hesse, Jay Hesse’s son, accepting for Jay Hesse (deceased) (front row l-r)William (Bill) Overhulser, Del Rey Industries; …

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Loans – Financing – Mortgages for Manufactured, Modular and Mobile Homes

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You’ve been thinking about the factory-crafted home option. You’ve done your research, and have learned their are differences between pre-HUD Code “trailer houses” and “mobile homes” vs. today’s manufactured homes and modular homes. You know that today’s factory-built homes rival or can even out-perform conventional houses in many ways, while saving you serious money. You are ready to get down …

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NIMBYism? Debunking Myths About Manufactured Home Communities (aka ‘Mobile Home Parks’)

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”…the study finds no significant difference in population-weighted crime rates between blocks with mobile home communities and other types of residential blocks.” – – William P. McCarty, University of Illinois-Chicago “The government wants high quality, low cost housing and manufactured housing provides that product.” – – Warren Buffett Del Valle, Texas. Near the state capitol of Austin, TX is Del …

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The Aha! Moment – Entertainer’s Delight LifeStyle Model Home Video Tour

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For skeptics who are still keeping an open mind, this home tour may just open your door. For those who are already convinced that the best value in housing today comes from greener, more precise and climate-controlled home building centers, this lifestyle home video tour will just add to the reasons for your well placed belief. In this episode of …

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Proud to be American, God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood Music Video, Interview

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There are reasons why people from around the globe want to come to America. Be they rich or poor, whatever their language or skin color, America is like a magnet that draws them. The ever-popular lyrics to the Lee Greenwood song, Proud to be an American, God Bless the USA and this music video captures some of those magentic attractions. …

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Educator, Builder Compare Conventional House to Residential Style Manufactured Home Living & Quality

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“I think people would be amazed at the amenities in these places.” – – Carol Childs “These places are great. The way they build these houses, I couldn’t build them for the price they are building them.” – – Jim Childs Like millions of others, Jim and Carol Childs have earned their retirement. They owned a conventional house. But they …

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Entry Level v Residential Style Manufactured Homes, Modular Homes and MH Appraisals – Tom Papszycki, Arrowhead Homes – Inside MH Video Interview

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There are far too many preconceived and misconceived notions about manufactured and modular homes, and part of our mission is to shed light on specific issues that are often misunderstood by prospective home shoppers.  Its safe to say that most of America has never been in a manufactured home, even fewer have been in modular homes. Public officials and others …

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40th birthday of Manufactured Housing, End of Mobile Home era

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Birth, Death, Resurrection of Affordable Living – Celebrating Factory Crafted Homes Lakeland, Fla. June 15, 1976 – Ever since the industrial revolution, factories have been a driving force in the economy — and in American culture. Factories meant jobs, and they also meant access to quality, affordable goods that were once out of reach for ordinary people: everything from cars …

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St. Petersburg, FL – Misjudging Mobile Homes – Tale of Two Cities

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The much-maligned mobile home drew the typical response from a successful, retired northern couple. E. Jon and Pat Chione enjoyed a good life in highly taxed Illinois. He had a classic car, a classic boat and enjoyed racing, as well as bass flashing. Pat loves to decorate, shop and explore. A relative inherited a mobile home in Highland Mobile Park, …

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Media Should Re-Visit Dodd-Frank Reporting in Light of Congressional Testimony

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Senators, CFPB Chief Richard Cordray Explain How Current Rules Harm  Manufactured Home Owners, Buyers, Sellers and Lenders in the Under-$100K Market For the past year or so, various media outlets have framed unflattering stories about manufactured housing around the premise that the industry’s lending practices unfairly gouge people of modest means, and that Dodd-Frank regulations have failed to protect them. …

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