Videos and Special Reports

Shock! Better Business Bureau D- Rated Flagship Communities (TSX:MHC.U) (TSX:MHC.UN) Announces 3 Manufactured Housing Institute ‘Awards for Excellence’–What Gives? Media Release, Facts & Analysis


It is important to note as a preface to this shocking report that there are scores of honorable companies that operate in the manufactured housing industry. For that reason, this fact- and evidence-supported MHLivingNews editorial report ought to be disturbing to honorable manufactured home professionals, to current and prospective manufactured home buyers, residents, and customers seeking the affordable quality lifestyle …

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Mobile Home and Manufactured Home Residents Decline Half Billion Dollar Offer – MHLiving Pride – Briny Breezes Saga Continues – Facts and Commentary


Regional news reported the $500 million (half-a-billion) dollar offer by an unnamed developer to purchase the Briny Breezes resident owned community. Briny Breezes, Inc. is an oceanfront and intercoastal waterway facing development featuring pre-HUD Code mobile homes and some manufactured homes located near Boyton Beach, FL. South of West Palm Beach and north of Delray Beach, Gulf Stream, and Boca …

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‘Choctaw, Cherokee, and the Creek’ – Indian Reservation Video with Lyrics – Justice and Injustice in America – Infographics on Affordable Housing Facts Needed for All


Perhaps the very best friend in my elementary school days in Norman, OK was Doug Humphrey. We both liked a variety of board games, and we were competitive in a friendly way. Doug was of Native American descent. As young kids sometimes do, we created a jingle – a kind of a team ‘fight’ song – for cheering on his …

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‘We Own a Manufactured Home’ – Expert in Mobile Home/Manufactured Home Living Sounds Off, Neighbor Declares – ‘You Took a Mobile Home and Turned it Into a Palace!’ – What All Should Know


Unless you are a daily or regular visitor to one of our websites, odds are excellent that you will learn several things about mobile homes and manufactured home living by reading this evidence-based article. You or a friend may own a manufactured home, and you may still learn several useful things about manufactured homes that are important to affordable home …

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‘No Shame’ – Fact Checks: ‘The 100 Largest Mobile Home Park Owners in the U.S.’ by ‘MobileHomeU, MobileHomeParkStore Data Compared to MHPHOA’s Largest U.S. MH Community Owners List


The “No Shame” part of the headline will be explained near the end of this report and analysis. That said, flashback to 2015 when The Guardian reported that Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) had “nearly” 140,000 homesites for their residents who owned either a pre-HUD Code mobile home (MH) or a post-HUD Code manufactured home (MH).  Needless to say, ELS has …

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Responding to Rob Carson’s ‘Trailers’ and Dave Ramsey ‘Mobile Homes’ Errors, Why it Matters to Manufactured Homeowners, Professionals, Affordable Housing Advocates, Media, and Public Officials


In all languages, definitions and the meanings of words matter. “A manufactured home is not a motor home or trailer, and although it is often called a “mobile home,” it is not that either,” explained the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) in their report which then illustrates why the language matters.  The NFPA report that made that pithy observation explained …

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New Research by NerdWallet, Hippo Point to Frustration and Obstacles with Conventional Housing, But Positive Options, Opportunities for Those Who Turn to Modern, New Manufactured Homes


Hippo recently published a report that said that 78 percent of those who bought an existing (think conventional) house within the last 12 months (think 2022) had “regrets.” Meanwhile, NerdWallet’s research included this statement about “The 11% of Americans planning to purchase a home in the next 12 months hope to spend $269,200, on average, according to the survey. The …

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Are You or Someone You Know Among the 25 Million Renters Who Could Buy a Manufactured Home Today? Freddie Mac Study ‘Identifying the Opportunities to Expand Manufactured Housing’ by Aw, Brown, Yea Examined


In mortgage giant Freddie Mac published “Identifying the Opportunities to Expand Manufactured Housing” by Astou Aw, Lariece Brown, and Ashley Yea, the trio make numerous fascinating statements they say are the fruits of their 2022 research. “Manufactured homes cost on average about half as much as site-built homes (excluding the land) and offer an attractive, energy efficient, resilient housing option. …

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New Report: Deconstructing Warren Buffett’s and Bill Gates Agenda Masked by ‘Charity’ – Duo’s Agenda Examined – Philanthro Feudalism, Philanthro-Capitalism, Charitable Industrial Complex


MHLivingNews and MHProNews stand essentially alone in ‘following the money trail’ in MHVille trade media when it comes to numerous issues that impact the manufactured housing industry and the homeowners of manufactured homes. That’s particularly so for those living in land-lease manufactured home communities. Voices from across the left-right spectrum have said things similar to what Democrat Robert Reich has …

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Storytellers Wanted! The Mobile and Manufactured Home Storytelling Project – Truth Tellers, Myth Busters, and Behind the Scenes Revelations are Encouraged Here


On Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 4:48 PM an email was sent by Robert “Bob” Van Cleef to Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News ( It said in part the following: “I just discovered your site while looking for responses to John Oliver’s report.  I really like what I see and thank you for your reporting. One suggestion:  Please include …

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Our Journey in Affordable Home Ownership – Challenges and Rewards of Quality, Affordable Manufactured Home Living – Hopes, Horrors, and a ‘Shocking’ Peek into Gonzo Journalism?


At the heart or core of this publication are the true stories about the opportunities and challenges of those who desire or already have affordable housing and who – consciously or not – want a manufactured home of their own. The stories of others checking out or already living in MHVille are to various degrees our story too. We have …

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Seeking Paradise on Earth? Energizing the Faith Community – The Garden of Eden and Biblical Christmas Insights for 2022, 2023 and Beyond


When an author submits a op-ed or “opinion” column to a publisher, they may suggest a headline. The editor of that section of a newspaper has the right to change the headline, but routinely does not change the content.  The submitted headline for the fact-packed op-ed that follows was submitted “Energizing Faith for Millions – Christmas, Eden and ‘Returning to …

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Official U.S. Census Bureau Cost & Size Comparisons of New Manufactured Homes to New Single-Family Site-Built Homes – Facts for Shoppers, Affordable Housing Advocates, Public Officials, Investors & Researchers


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this most recent data set was last revised on July 12, 2022. As it reflects information from the year 2021, the facts should be accurate. The information displayed in this article will cover the years 2016 to 2021 so that affordable housing shoppers, advocates, researchers, and others will also see the trends in size, …

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Thanksgiving in MHVille, Backstory of Misunderstood But Most Proven U.S. Affordable Housing Solution – From Trailer Houses, to Mobile Homes, to Manufactured Housing – Modern Manufactured Homes Reality Check


It may seem like a modern miracle. It may sound too good to be true. Brand new homes with warranties and consumer protections not found in housing that is far higher priced, yet only about half the cost of conventional construction. But before getting ahead of our true story, a look back for understanding is appropriate. For decades, the secular …

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‘The Pros and Cons of Buying a Manufactured Home’-Unpacking Lifehacker Jeff Somers’ Insights on Mobile/Manufactured Housing’s Affordable Homeownership Potential-Hits, Misses and Expert Analysis


The article by Jeff Somers about the “The Pros and Cons of Buying a Manufactured Home” being fact-checked here on Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) below is found on the Lifehacker website. Lifehacker’s tag line proclaims: “Do everything better” – which is certainly a noble goal. Lifehacker indicates that they are part of a ‘family’ of about a dozen …

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