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“We have Met the Enemy and He is Us” – Pogo; RV/MH Hall of Fame Celebrity – Struggle for Quality Affordable Housing

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“Superficiality is the curse of the modern world.” – Matthew Kelly, author and business consultant, per Quote Fancy.   Per some informed sources, the COVID19 pandemic is going to accelerate the need for more affordable housing. Thus, this topic may be timelier than ever before. But before diving into it, Matthew Kelly has an apt point. If someone skips the details, …

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COVID19 SOS – Saving Our Seniors, Saving Our Souls – Lessons from Saul Alinsky and Millie Francis

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“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel, former Mayor Chicago and former Chief of Staff to the 44th U.S. President Barack H. Obama, source per BrainyQuote.   Since the COVID19 outbreak, interest in several things have …

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Topsy-Turvy Thinking, Behavior vs Proven Pragmatic Manufactured Home Living Lessons

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There are numbers of independently researched studies that have occurred over the past two decades that have a surprisingly similar common theme and result. Modern manufactured homes are proven time and again to defy the common stereotypes. For those who want to prove it to themselves, we organized the “Ultimate Collection” of third-party manufactured home research that are downloadable from …

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Stark, Racy – “Mobile Homes” Movie, Adults-Only Viewing – Manufactured Housing & Cultural Insights

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The controversial and unsentimental storyline in the posted video trailer and full-length movie shown further below is largely Canadian; more on that later, but for now it is worth mentioning that the plot could have occurred either in the U.S. or Canada. IMDb has this plot summary credited to Production: “A young mother drifts from one motel to the next …

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Reviewing CBS News Report, “Long Live the Mobile Home”

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“So, the McMansion is dead, long live the mobile home?” That was the question CBS Sunday Morning asked designer Jennifer Siegal – who is known for turning the image of ‘the trailer house” on its head. Her reply was “Absolutely.” This CBS News video was previously featured here some years ago, but it is time to bring it back for …

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Puzzling Case of Millie Francis, Where are Religious Liberty, Fair Housing, Resident, and Manufactured Home Organizational Defenders?

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Facts are at times uncomfortable.   At others times, the realities of life are truly a puzzle. What follows is arguably the single-most covered topic in the mainstream news media involving mobile or manufactured home living at this time. After the ubiquitous Drudge Report – one of the top news sites on the planet – linked Millie Francis’ story on …

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U.S. Presidents Carter, Nixon, and Ford Connections to Mobile Homes and Manufactured Housing

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There are Americans alive today who have lived in a true mobile home for over 50 years. The production of mobile homes in the U.S. ended on June 15,1976. Starting that day, mandatory federal construction, energy, durability, and safety standards went into effect. Those standards, by law, were administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). America’s most …

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Affordable Living! Before and After Video, Remodeling a 1972 Mobile Home, Under $5,000

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The need for affordable housing is serious.  Former President Jimmy Carter has publicly commented on the crisis recently. From that same era, Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford spoke favorably about mobile homes as much needed affordable living. The HUD Code for manufactured homes went into effect on June 15, 1976. The homes built before that date that look …

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Elvis Presley’s Personal Mobile Home Restored, Honeymoon Hideaway Up for Auction

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The scores of Elvis impersonators one can find are the only reminders needed that he is still seen as the ‘King of Rock and Roll’ today, as he was by millions in years gone by.   When you are a star, it seems surprising to people that someone with money and fame would pick a mobile home for their personal …

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FEAR, a Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis, and the Manufactured Home Dilemma

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Fear affects decision-making every day. But often, “F.E.A.R.” is an acronym for “False Evidence Appearing Real.” Our research indicates that the solution to the affordable housing crisis is hiding in plain sight, but fear and prejudice have kept it from being widely embraced. In this analysis, we’ll discuss what experts – including those outside the industry, sources such as the …

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Baywatch Bombshell Actress Pam Anderson’s Famous Malibu “Mobile Mansion” Up for Sale, Photo Spread, Videos

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Pamela Anderson choice of manufactured home living gave a new meaning to the term, “upwardly mobile.”   Anderson is one of several “rich, famous and frugal” celebrities, millionaires or billionaires who have at various times in their lives opted for a manufactured home. Paradise Cove has attracted several stars over the years.  The locale has included Matthew McConaughey, Minnie Driver, …

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The Ultimate Manufactured Home Industry Fact$, Data, and Insights – Bullets plus at-a-Glance Infographic

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Today we’ll keep it shorter than normal, because we want you to be able to focus on the infographic and data provided below.   We could sum this up like this.  There is a lot of misinformation about modern manufactured homes, starting with terminology.  From there, one can move on to issues of quality, durability, appreciation, and more. The infographic, …

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Weather Expert’s Surprising, Bombshell Statement on Tornado Deaths and Affordable Manufactured Homes

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Prologue An eye-opening statement from a National Weather Service (NWS) expert reveals that tornado related risk of death for residents of mobile or manufactured homes are being improperly warned, and reported. Before diving into that exclusive, written statement from NWS, it is instructive to look at the safety, durability, and quality issue about factory-built homes in a broader way. Why? …

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Elvis & Priscilla Presley Honeymooned in this Mobile Home

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He’s known as the King of Rock and Roll. His property in Memphis, TN – called Graceland – has attracted millions of visitors.  He loved gospel music, and was a pioneer in rock too. His movies are still considered entertainment classics. But millions don’t know the story about the home shown at the top, that Elvis & Priscilla Presley honeymooned …

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Billionaire$ and Millionaire$ Proudly Hang Out in New York Manufactured Homes, Condo Resort

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Welcome to where the elite meet, eat, and greet – in the Hamptons, on Long Island, NY. Discover in this tony town, the “Billionaires’ Playground,” where the uber-rich and millionaires live by neighbors of more modest means.  The common housing style? Manufactured homes. What was once a tent camping site, evolved into a mobile home park, and today is an …

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