Chet Murphree, James McGee – Deer Valley Homebuilders – Inside MH Video

Manufactured and modular home trade shows are designed for housing industry professionals. The Louisville and Tunica manufactured housing shows aren’t open to the general population. To better serve the public, we like going to those shows, catch some of the top management and interview them in one or more of their model homes. We can thus bring you an “Inside …

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VOG – What? Why? Plus New Manufactured Home Resident’s Video Story


Some years back, Arby’s began a campaign that touted the idea that “Different is Good.” In fact, different can be good, bad or neutral. So let’s see what the 411 is on VOG use in manufactured homes – which certainly is ‘different’ – and why it can be good for millions of home buyers and already is for many home …

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From Florida to Northwest Pride – Video Views of Modern Manufactured Homes


Manufactured Home Living News is far from alone in producing videos focused on the MH Lifestyle. Companies, individuals and MH Associations are among the many which have also provided video insights and commentary that promote a better understanding of this contemporary, eco-friendly, quality, affordable living option. We’ll share two different videos in this article, the second one from Florida the …

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Jim Clayton – founder of Clayton Homes and Clayton Bank – Inside MH Video Interview

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It isn’t very often that one gets a chance to sit down with a billionaire that founded the largest manufactured home enterprise in the nation for a video interview. So we were certainly very pleased to be able to do exactly that at the recent Louisville MH Show, in our video interview with RV MH Hall of Fame inductee, Mr. …

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Touring a Manufactured Home Model Home Village and Design Center – Inside MH Video


Since most Americans have never been in a modern manufactured home (MH), it seems obvious than even fewer have been to a sharp MH Model Home Village and Design Center. So as part of our recent Inside MH Road Trip through Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania, we stopped at a brand new sales center located south of Pittsburgh, PA. The Utica …

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Manufactured Home Handyman Tips – Laying New Kitchen Flooring


Lights, camera, action! For the sake of the politically correct (PC), you can have handy women as well as men, so when we say ‘handyman’ that’s a little like the southern use of ‘guys’ for ladies or gents. In this episode of a planned periodic series, we will be with Brad and Craig Albers at New Durham Estates in Westville, …

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Google Plans Massive Modular Expansion of Headquarters

With an eye on expanding its search engine expertise to focus on other technological topics in the fields of automobiles, robotics and healthcare, search engine giant Google plans to increase the size of its campus in Mountain View, California by over 50 percent, from four million square feet to 6.5 million square feet. Google plans to do that utilizing modern …

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Bill Matchneer, retired Federal official, talks about Modern Manufactured Homes – Inside MH Exclusive Video Interview


Bill Matchneer, JD, is no stranger to manufactured housing. In his own words, Bill was the “Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Manufactured Housing at HUD. I manage the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs which is responsible for the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, the Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards and the Manufactured Home …

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Is More Manufactured Housing Coming to Hawaii?


Manufactured housing is pretty common on the mainland of the United States. But for a variety of reasons, manufactured home living has not yet caught on to a large degree in the Hawaiian Islands, the 50th U.S. state. That may be changing soon. KHON-TV  in Honolulu tells MHLivingNews  that a bill aimed at establishing manufactured housing communities throughout the state of …

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An Inside Look at Manufactured Home Living – a Builder’s and Home Owners’ Viewpoints


We began sharing a periodic series of video interviews that we filmed in Ohio last year with manufactured home owners and housing professionals. We will soon be sharing other video interviews with experts, professionals and more home owners. That said, there are good reasons why we initially selected this part of the country to do these first videos. Among those …

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The Manufactured Homes, Tornadoes and Windstorms! The Story Not Being Told by Most in the Media: Lives Saved with Proper Installation


Jasper County Mississippi was one of three counties targeted by one or more EF2 tornadoes over the weekend of January 3, 2015. Thirty-Three houses were destroyed in these tragic weather events that made the news. Of course, the media outlets focused not on the dozens of conventional houses brought down, but rather on the “mobile home community” where six of …

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Downsizing! Reader Letter to the MHLivingNews Editor

Anne, a manufactured home owner, writes MHLivingNews  as follows: “I loved your article on attitude change and downsizing. I was one of those people who always said I would never live in a manufactured home, and then life threw me a basket of lemons. Three of my four children had moved to another state, about 6 hours from their family …

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Conventional or Home Only Financing for Manufactured Homes Is Not the Only Game in Town


When searching for financing for new manufactured homes, there is an option which many overlook. Investopedia told MHLivingNews recently that the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) makes loans for manufactured homes and land, so called ‘land/home deals’ under the Title II program. Essentially, the FHA loans on a manufactured home have the same kind of terms and conditions as conventional housing. …

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Prospective Homebuyers Find That Manufactured Homes Offer the Latest in Energy Efficiency


A recent reported surveyed the top 10 things that home buyers want in their next house included energy efficient features. Besides cost and appearance, savvy home buyers have been looking for green features and energy efficiency for years. Green features and sustainable designs can save money both now and in the future, and offer numerous earth-friendly benefits. The Review  gave …

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As Attitudes Change, Downsizers Choose Manufactured Homes and Land-Lease Communities


Downsizing is a popular trend these days, influenced by economic conditions, aging or health conditions, and changes in family structures. These changes are also accompanied by changes in attitudes. No longer do people feel they have to live in a 3,000 to 4,000 square foot house with a pool and other expensive amenities. The housing crash of the last decade …

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