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At Death, What do You do with a Mobile or Manufactured Home?

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This past Thursday, I spent the day in Livonia teaching a continuing professional education class about estate administration for the Michigan Association of CPAs. One of the topics I discussed with a room full of CPAs was the transfer of homes to the loved ones of the deceased. What if you own a mobile home or a titled manufactured home? …

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Introducing ÖÖD – $50,000 Mirrored PreFab – and Compare

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For a generation growing up in often countercultural ways, ÖÖD is bound to hit the right notes with many.  But let’s take a look at what’s being said by others, and then do a quick comparison. “Prefab goes in disguise with these sleek tiny dwellings from Estonian company ÖÖD. With mirrored glass facades—reminiscent of Portuguese prefabs inspired by minimalist artists—ÖÖD …

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Is Extreme Weather Declining, Rising? Climate Depot Report, Housing Windstorm Safety Redux

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As the Washington, D.C. Climate March takes place, a new report from Climate Depot may be like a proverbial rain on their parade. According to the report, the federal government has just released another key piece of scientific data, one that counters claims of man-made global warming. The data, from the U.S. Drought Monitor report, shows that droughts in the …

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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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An Industry with a Heart – The Tomorrow’s Home Foundation

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Tomorrow’s Home Foundation (THF) is a non-profit charitable organization created by the Wisconsin Housing Alliance in 1999…to help people like 83-year-old Sally Murphy. “The roof on my home is very bad.  It’s been this bad for three years and won’t survive snow and ice, I’m told.” Tomorrow’s Home Foundation provides emergency assistance for critical home repairs, such as a new …

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Avoidable Tragedies! Mobile Home Fires vs. Manufactured Home, and Conventional Housing

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Every unplanned, uncontrolled fire outside of a fireplace, grill or pit is often a story about tragic injuries, deaths and/or property damaged or destroyed. A recent fire reported in Champaign County, Ohio, was no different.  But that blaze and burnt-out mobile home shined a bright light on the differences between mobile homes, manufactured homes, conventional housing and why the proper …

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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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