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College Education Made In Perpetuity – The Kalamazoo Promise; Von Washington Jr – where Affordability and Quality of Life Meet

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Von Washington Jr. has many exciting stories to tell. For example, he’s met the President of the United States (POTUS) when the school he was principle at was honored by a visit from Barack Obama. That was in 2010. Today, Von Washington is a steward – one of the directors – at the Kalamazoo Promise, a program that provides college …

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Local Star Chambers Wage War on Affordable Housing

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“The one issue that will prohibit affordable housing in the future — not only manufactured homes, but site-built — is local zoning and covenants.” — Jay Hamilton, executive director of the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association When you’re a single mother of three looking to secure your family’s future, you have to have a plan. One young Georgia woman thought she …

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Getting More Manufactured Home Lending – Video Interview with MH Owner, Tom Fath

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Financing is always a hot topic in manufactured housing. A very common Google search is for mobile or manufactured home loans! If you want more MHLending, and want to keep it simple, jump near the end of this article to Want more access to MH loans? For those who want more details, let’s dive in with the following. Lending has …

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Reinventing HUD’s role in Quality Affordable Housing, Reducing Poverty and Dependency

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Reinventing HUD’s role in Quality Affordable Housing, Reducing Poverty and Dependency The cover letter and proposal outline below was provided to Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the Financial Services Committee in response to a request for comments from interested parties on how to improve the delivery of services housing services by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and …

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Keeping the Home Fires from Burning: Fire Safety and the Modern Manufactured Home

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Studies show that manufactured homes built after 1976 are more fire-resistant than comparable site-built homes — but no residence is completely fire proof. Here’s what you need to know to reduce your risk, as we enter the winter fire season.    By Jan Hollingsworth For MHLivingNews It was apparently an attempted case of “spontaneous combustion,” a phenomenon thought to be caused …

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Robert Gann, Chet Murphree, Deer Valley Homebuilders, Guin AL – Inside MH Video Tours

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All across America, every day, thousands are shopping for a new home. People naturally want the most home for their money. They want quality, looks, energy savings. Sure, they want a good price, but most don’t want to sacrifice quality to get there. That’s where the surprising option of today’s manufactured and modular homes comes in.  Its one of the …

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Comparing Quality to Quality – Conventional On-Site Building vs. Manufactured Homes

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Mike Stone has friends in the building trades.  Mike works as the production manager for Sunshine Homes Inc. in Red Bay, AL.  Having just done a longer, in depth video interview a couple of days before with Tim Bunch – a highly respected real estate/housing inspector from Michigan – made our Inside MH Road Show interview with Mike Stone all …

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Retired Realtor ® and Conventional Housing Pro on Why they Bought a Manufactured Home

Dick Ennis has had decades of successful retail management experience in multiple states. Milya (Mickey) Ennis learned to sell real estate, with a focus on conventional housing built on site as new construction. They’ve lived in a condo and in houses they’ve owned. So why did this successful couple purchase a modern manufactured home? We’re giving you TWO versions of …

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Pets, Vets, Single Parenting, Student Debt and The Manufactured Home Solution!

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The story of Dr. Heather Short, DVM, could be the story of millions of Americans.  First, Americans love their pets, and they also trust their vets. The subject of student debt is no stranger to the headlines. Single parents are one of the largest groups in the nation today. Some 40 million are renting, and a survey last year by …

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Take the Manufactured Home Quiz!

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Which of the first three homes shown on this page are manufactured homes? Let’s call the photo of the home in a subdivision (the featured photo at top) Home A. We will identify the home on an acreage in the photo below as Home B. The house below out in the country we’ll refer to as Home C. The photos …

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Weathering the Storms: How Manufactured Homes Can Do It Better

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“We have entered a new era of catastrophes. Either we pretend they will not happen to us, or we join forces to make resilience a national priority.” — Zurich North America and the Wharton Risk Center’s recently released white paper for the Hurricane Katrina 10-year observance By Jan Hollingsworth for MHLivingNews Say you live in a manufactured home in a …

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Whispering Pines Manufactured Home Community – Somerset PA, Inside MH Video

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West of Philly and about a one hour drive from Pittsburgh, PA is the town of Somerset. This is a beautiful part of the Atlantic and Northeastern states region. Trees and valleys with rivers and streams abound. So vacations and honeymoons take place near by.  This is where we came earlier this year to do an Inside MH Road Show …

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A Surprising Solution to America’s Quality Affordable Housing Crisis

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Whether someone rents or buys, either way, they’re paying for the place they live.  The question for millions of Americans is, do you want to build equity via home ownership, or just watch that equity go to someone else?  Many think they can’t afford to buy, that they are ‘stuck’ renting, but that may not be true. Most can own …

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Horsing around – Don & Carol Tiller, homeowners – Saddlebrook Farms Manufactured Home Community in Oshtemo, near Kalamazoo MI

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Don and Carol Tiller both worked for the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company which later became Pfizer. To rephrase, that means they both had great careers with a very good company that provided them with a fine lifestyle. Their lifestyle was so good they have a getaway place in Florida, while they live in Michigan. They took up the ‘hobby’ of caring …

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Kim Capen Medville ROC – MH Appreciation and the Senior Community Lifestyle

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For those considering the MH LifeStyle, there are literally dozens of insights and takeaways possible from this video. First, our guest Kim Capen is the president of the Medville ROC – a 55+ manufactured home community in Goffstown, NH. Many have little or no clue about resident owned communities and how they work, which is one of the many reasons …

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