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Attractive Garage Additions for Manufactured Homes – Do It Right

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The addition of garages to manufactured homes in land-lease communities and on private property is becoming more popular every year. Manufactured home owners are looking for the same convenience and security available to site-built home owners. Unfortunately, many of the efforts to marry site-built garages to manufactured homes fall short of the generally-accepted appearance standards for garage/home integrations. Here are …

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Behind the Scenes – 2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Trade Show

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Some years back – in the days at the Kansas City and Tulsa, Oklahoma manufactured home industry trade shows – was the last time when the general public could gain entry into these types of industry events.  Because they’re “closed,” there’s a natural curiosity about them. So, when our sister-site – MHProNews – offered to provide Manufactured Home Living News …

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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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President Trump, HUD Secretary Carson, Creating Jobs, by Supplying the American Dream – sans Taxpayer Subsidies

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Millions of Americans want the dream of home ownership to become their reality. More than half a century and trillions of dollars in spending have demonstrated that the noble intentions of the federal “War on Poverty” launched by President Lyndon B. Johnson has failed to move the needle. The poverty rate remains about the same now as then. Meanwhile, affordable …

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Publisher Rebuked! Doubting Doctor, Skeptic Stunned!

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Facts Matter, But LifeStyle, Appeal & Quality Living Matters Too Let’s begin with a blast of honesty.  Doing some Inside MH video episodes are more fun than others. At the start and end of the video below, yours truly gets rebuked by a person being interviewed. Part of what’s interesting in doing unscripted interviews is that you never know what …

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Homes in America – The Place in the U.S. Where Even Doctors Struggle to Buy

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In the United States, some are native born, some immigrate, but all are unified in pursuing the American Dream. For most, that includes owning a home. But according to a new report on housing affordability from real estate firm Trulia, there are some places in the country where even doctors struggle when it comes to being able to afford buying …

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A Look at Today’s Home Buyer, Analyzing Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report

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“For more than a decade, Zillow® has been helping millions of Americans do their homework.” With those words, begins Zillow Group’s Forward to their “CONSUMER HOUSING TRENDS REPORT 2016.”  Perhaps unwittingly, many of the facts Zillow’s interesting and in-depth housing report on consumer desires brings forth, indirectly point to reasons why manufactured housing could be growing at an ever-faster rate …

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Do Potential HUD Program Cuts Mean Opportunity for Manufactured Housing?

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As the Trump Administration continues to move forward with plans on making government more efficient, a number of proposed cuts, including funding to National Public Radio (NPR) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), there appears to be a clear message: serve the public interest in an efficient, businesslike and honest manner. According to HousingWire, an area that could be …

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Triad Financial Services Introduces Superior Choice Credit Union to Manufactured Homes & Loans – Video

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It’s not just consumers who are looking for loans. Lenders and investors are routinely looking for smart ways to loan money. With that in mind, every year for several years in a row, Darrell Boyd, Senior Vice President of Jacksonville, Florida based Triad Financial Services brings officers from banks, credit unions, investors and other financial services professionals to the Louisville Manufactured Housing …

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American Dreamers and HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson; How Millions Could Win by Enforcing the Law

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The American Dream has long been defined as including home ownership.  While there are several positive economic signals in the early weeks of President Donald Trump’s Administration, it will take some time for millions to see their incomes go up enough to allow them to do what most of their parents or grandparents achieved – a home they could call …

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Congressman Andy Barr Speaks in Favor of Manufactured Housing, While Industry Controversies Brew

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Congressman Andy Barr, from Kentucky’s 6th Congressional district, spoke in the House of Representatives on March 9, 2017 in favor of manufactured housing. Representative Barr addressed challenges caused by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations.  This is an issue of importance to manufactured home owners and prospective buyers, and is a topic that has been covered several times by MHLivingNews, …

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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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Habits to Make or Break for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

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It never fails. No matter how much you clean, it always seems that something comes up, spills, or gets dirt on it. Why? Over the course of time, things happen. But, there are some things that you can do – or stop doing – to keep your home cleaner. According to Houzz, there are some common habits you can break …

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Federal Data Spotlights Manufactured Home Industry Quality, Regulatory Questions

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A statement by HUD’s manufactured housing program administrator, Pam Danner, JD, to the Wisconsin Housing Alliance (WHA) became a hot topic of conversation during and after a recent gathering of industry professionals in San Antonio, Texas. Danner reportedly told the WHA that nationwide, there were fewer than 30 manufactured home buyers that went to dispute resolution. Another Washington, D.C. metro …

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