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A “City” Consisting of Only Manufactured Homes

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Landfall Village is Washington County’s smallest city and is regarded as the Twin Cities’ most affordable community. It is a manufactured home community adjacent to the Ramsey County line. The population is about 750 people living in about 300 manufactured homes. Landfall occupies the southwestern corner of what was once Oakdale Township. In 1901, John Schiltgen farmed the land Landfall …

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Manufactured Home Owners – Satisfaction Survey Redux

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According to a study by Southeast Research, a Professional Researcher Certified operation, 97 percent of the owners of new manufactured homes described their home as attractive. And 45 percent of those buyers could have purchased a conventional, site-built house, but decided to buy a manufactured home instead. That’s good news for those shopping for a quality, greener and affordable home. …

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‘Tis the Season!’ Manufactured Housing Association Delivers Christmas for Communities

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In addition to providing quality, appealing and affordable options for U.S. home seekers, stories like this one prove that the manufactured housing industry’s professionals also have heart. In Delaware, members of the First State Manufactured Housing Association donated generously to help make the 2016 holiday season more joyful for others. According to the Cape Gazette, over $3,000 worth of nonperishable items …

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It looks Cool! But is Richard Perkin’s NoHA the Real Deal in Affordable Housing?

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It sounds good.  It looks cool. The video will make many think, ‘hey, this could be an option for me some day.’  But is this the real deal in affordable housing, just over the horizon?  Or are the missing facts in this prefabricated home design’s story – missing for a reason? MHLivingNews decided to take a look at a press …

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Ben Carson – Controversial Doctor Answers HUD’s Housing Call

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“Very poor choice! … This revolutionary thought process [that] our U.S. Government should be run by folks that have at least a bit of history leading a mohair governmental agency such [as] HUD. Very disappointing!” – Titus Dare, Executive Vice-President of Development & Construction, Eagle One Financial “This was a very smart choice. Dr. Carson has a unique and first-hand …

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Mom and I Believe in Manufactured Homes!

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My mother has spent her entire life – save four years at University of New Hampshire – within one square mile in lower Boscawen and Penacook, New Hampshire. That one square mile does not reflect limitations. My mom has traveled extensively and has wide interests.  Books take her most places now though she still travels some, and performances at the …

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Clayton Home Building Group Donates New Home to Alabama Resident in Need, Video

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National homebuilder partners with Jesus Works Ministry to make local woman’s dream come true MARYVILLE, Tenn. Clayton home building group, Clayton Homes of Pelham and Jesus Works Ministry, a multi-congregation outreach program headquartered at the Alabaster First United Methodist Church, have teamed up to donate a home to Ava Woods, a church nurse at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Alabaster, Ala.   …

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No Longer “Trailer Trash” – Manufactured Homes are Quality, Affordable Housing

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Al Kemp, the Executive Director of the Manufactured Home Park Owners Alliance of British Columbia has an important message. “Trailers haul beer. Manufactured homes provide housing for people.” When talking about them to the public, or to elected officials, that’s the first item that Kemp likes to clear up. Instead of the stereotype of a “trailer,” he says that this is …

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Election 2016 – American Dream Dies or Reborn? Ignorance Costs, Knowledge Pays

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“I don’t care whether you are a liberal, conservative, independent or something else – the bottom line with this year’s election was simply more of the same or something new, different or unique,” said Tim Connor, CSP. Connor earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, and is the author of over 80 books on business, management and personal development. He …

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Texas ROC Leaders Tout Resident-Ownership at “I’M Home” Convention

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Two Members of a Texas resident-owned community were featured on a panel discussion explaining the basics of manufactured housing Monday at a national conference for housing professionals. Esthela Garza, president of Pasadena Trails ROC, and Paula Maldonado, a new Member there, spoke to a room of about 75 housing industry experts about the benefits of manufactured …

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State’s Manufactured Home Sales Soar

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The Northwest Housing Association has announced that manufactured homes sales in the state of Washington have increased 47 percent year-to-date in 2016. According to the association, this completes a big turnaround over the last decade.  In the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown, demand dropped from 3,000 manufactured homes per year to less than 600. “550 homes have already been …

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Designer Amy Shock’s Extreme Mobile Home Makeover – Photos & Report

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When it comes to the benefits of living in a mobile or manufactured home, the money that can be saved compared to conventional housing is often near the top of the list. So, what is one to do with all the money a buyer may have leftover after the home has been purchased? One option is to put the money …

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Home Safe Home

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                                   ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate Fire Safety                                             in Your New Manufactured Home “If all pre-HUD-standard manufactured homes were removed from the inventory, the fire death rate per 100,000 occupied manufactured homes would be … well below the range estimated for the rate for other one- or two-family homes.” — National Fire Prevention Association   “In 2013, Thanksgiving was …

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“Home Sweet Home” – Assistant Mayor Wants to End Housing Choice Stigma

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire assistant mayor Jim Splaine is doing what he can to put an end to the stigma that’s often felt by people who live in manufactured homes. Too often, the areas where manufactured homeowners live are improperly referred to as “trailer parks.” Splaine said, “I think it does upset people who live in home parks and have them …

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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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