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Separating Fact, Fiction and Using Correct Factory-Built Home Terminology

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“You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.” – Daniel Patrick Monaghan (1) “How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” – Abraham Lincoln (2) Word, ideas, and their meaning matter. Don’t believe it? …

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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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Container-MODs Once Moved Cargo, Will Now Provide Homes for Veterans

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In Midway City, California, American Family Housing and GrowthPoint Structures have come to the rescue to help house the area’s homeless veterans. Potter’s Lane, which consists of 16 studio-apartment units refurbished from cargo containers, is said to be the first example in the nation of a multi-unit permanent housing complex fashioned in this way. “Thinking outside of the box is …

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Prefab, Modular Homes are Front and Center in Solving Housing Crisis

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As populations around the world continue to grow, a recurring theme is the need for housing. More directly, many nations have declared a “housing crisis” and are looking for solutions. One of the nations where the need is most pronounced is the United Kingdom or UK, where a report by Cast CEO Mark Farmer entitled; “The Farmer Review of the …

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Nine Revolutionary PreCrafted Tips on Home Buying for 2017, and Beyond

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With so many choices coming onto the housing market, sometimes you need a bit of help. Modular? Prefab? Manufactured? Beyond conventional housing options, each of these systems built home options make sense for millions around the world, from those of modest means that desire quality, affordable housing to those who desire sustainability and efficiency to those who are more affluent, …

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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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Novogradac’s Report – Affordable Housing 2046 – Does MH Hold the Key?

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“I suspect that manufactured housing will finally become more cost-effective and will be prevalent in urban and suburban communities.” – Richard Gerwitz, Citi Community Capital “I’m struck by some of the inventiveness in the single-family home environment–like tiny houses and new forms of modular housing,” – Jana Cohen Barbe, Dentons “Manufactured homes, as America’s most affordable housing, can, should and …

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Two sides – Controversy at Cal-Am’s Heritage Village Manufactured Home Community in Beaverton, Oregon

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“Northwest Oregon is experiencing a profound housing affordability crisis…has Cal-Am made any efforts to work with the residents…?”  – Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR1) “Without the…operating efficiencies inherent in association…operations, affordability would be an even greater problem.” – Community Association Institute “Our efforts represent more than a year-long campaign to improve the Community for the benefit of the homeowners.” – Cory Sukert, President …

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Young Guns, Legends – Robbie Antonio, Eric Trump & High End Designer Prefabs “Class for the Masses” – Revolution Pre-Crafted Properties

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Their website boldly proclaims, “Revolution is a collection of limited-edition, prefabricated homes featuring cutting-edge designs by global design industry leaders.” Let’s begin our look at Revolution Pre-Crafted Properties – and what this international firm is doing in the world of modular and prefabricated designer homes and pavilions – by seeing what others have said. High End PreFabs, Democratizing Design for The Masses The …

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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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Curbed crows, Dezeen and Business Insider drill down on Avava Systems Bay Area PreFab Houses

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In trendy, toney San Francisco, CA housing prices have skyrocketed in recent years. Trulia states that in the “San Francisco market trends indicate an increase of $25,000 (2%) in median home sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $963, up from $959.” Sunay Tripathi, the founder/CTO of Pluribus Networks and a self-described …

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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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