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Housing Breakthrough – Quality combined with Energy and Cost Savings – See How This Residential Style Home Was Born

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In a time where housing and the cost of living are higher than ever, you may be wondering if the dream of home ownership can become a reality for you and your family. That’s a very valid question. According to YCharts, the existing home median sale price in the U.S. was over $244,000.     That’s a stark reality check, and …

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Quality Affordable Housing Hunters – Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association Works to Stop Myths, Deliver Facts

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J.D. Harper, Executive Director of the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association (AMHA) announced the completion and release of a series of short videos to address the myths – and the facts – about manufactured homes today. “Our organization has been working on a series of short videos to address common myths, misconceptions and stereotypes that many potential homebuyers have about the …

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Young Guns, Legends – Robbie Antonio, Eric Trump & High End Designer Prefabs “Class for the Masses” – Revolution Pre-Crafted Properties

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Their website boldly proclaims, “Revolution is a collection of limited-edition, prefabricated homes featuring cutting-edge designs by global design industry leaders.” Let’s begin our look at Revolution Pre-Crafted Properties – and what this international firm is doing in the world of modular and prefabricated designer homes and pavilions – by seeing what others have said. High End PreFabs, Democratizing Design for The Masses The …

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Manufacturers Gear Up to Replace Thousands of Homes Lost in Louisiana Floods

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 Demand for Factory-Built FEMA, Shade-and-Shelter and Residential Homes Soars  “We have almost unlimited capacity.”   – –John Bostick, president of Sunshine Homes For two days, rain tortured the heart of bayou country, dumping 24 inches in less than 48 hours on southern Louisiana. It was, says Steve Duke, an event of biblical proportions. “I was looking for the animals to …

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5 Most Surprising Features in today’s Manufactured Homes

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Anyone shopping for a new house has probably spent a significant amount of time wrestling with a list of all the things they’d like in their new home. A garage to store bikes, a front porch for Sunday morning coffee, a walk-in closet, a kitchen island—the list is hard to fulfill. But homebuyers and renters might be missing the single, …

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Site-built, manufactured or modular: What’s the difference and what does it mean?

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When you’re planning to purchase or build a new home, you’ll have to choose what kind of house you want — site-built, manufactured or modular. There are slight differences to each type and all have their own pros and cons. “A newly constructed home may be any of the following three types: manufactured, modular or traditional site-built,” says Kevin Clayton, …

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The Key to Finding Great Value in hot Real Estate Markets

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In certain areas throughout the United States, you will find pockets of real estate that are known to professionals and consumers alike as hot markets. What determines whether or not a market is hot? Certain real estate agencies have defined various factors and levels of activity. The main component is time a home has spent for sale, or “on the …

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Curbed crows, Dezeen and Business Insider drill down on Avava Systems Bay Area PreFab Houses

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In trendy, toney San Francisco, CA housing prices have skyrocketed in recent years. Trulia states that in the “San Francisco market trends indicate an increase of $25,000 (2%) in median home sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $963, up from $959.” Sunay Tripathi, the founder/CTO of Pluribus Networks and a self-described …

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Tiny Houses Owners face Big Legal Trouble?

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Tiny houses are considered cute and TV shows such as Tiny House Nation have made them seem cool and trendy. But before making a commitment to invest, would-be owners should be aware of the possible legal and practical implications that could follow, as well as other options that may make better sense for some home-seekers. When would-be tiny house shoppers enter …

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Comparing Tiny Houses vs Manufactured Homes – Function and Value vs. Fashion

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Jim Weiker at the Columbus Dispatch recently told MHLivingNews about their take on the growing popularity of “Tiny Houses,” and compared them to the manufactured home (MH) market. Tiny houses are a hit on TV, but their numbers are small in terms of actual homes being built, while the cost per square foot is every bit as high as their designs …

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RV/MH Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Inducted in Gala Ceremonies

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The Class of 2016 includes: James (Jim) Miller, Nationwide Custom Homes; Joseph H. Stegmayer, Cavco Industries, Inc.; Ernie Friesen, All Seasons RV/Redding RV; Gary Bunzer, Bunzer Consulting, Inc. (second row l-r)Thomas R. “Tim” McGuire, The Coast Distribution System, Inc.; Ellen Kietzmann and Michael Hesse, Jay Hesse’s son, accepting for Jay Hesse (deceased) (front row l-r)William (Bill) Overhulser, Del Rey Industries; …

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NIMBYism? Debunking Myths About Manufactured Home Communities (aka ‘Mobile Home Parks’)

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”…the study finds no significant difference in population-weighted crime rates between blocks with mobile home communities and other types of residential blocks.” – – William P. McCarty, University of Illinois-Chicago “The government wants high quality, low cost housing and manufactured housing provides that product.” – – Warren Buffett Del Valle, Texas. Near the state capitol of Austin, TX is Del …

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The Aha! Moment – Entertainer’s Delight LifeStyle Model Home Video Tour

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For skeptics who are still keeping an open mind, this home tour may just open your door. For those who are already convinced that the best value in housing today comes from greener, more precise and climate-controlled home building centers, this lifestyle home video tour will just add to the reasons for your well placed belief. In this episode of …

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Proud to be American, God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood Music Video, Interview

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There are reasons why people from around the globe want to come to America. Be they rich or poor, whatever their language or skin color, America is like a magnet that draws them. The ever-popular lyrics to the Lee Greenwood song, Proud to be an American, God Bless the USA and this music video captures some of those magentic attractions. …

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Bill Passes Congress Allowing Vouchers to Buy Manufactured Homes

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“The Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700) streamlines and reforms federal housing programs to cut costs, encourage work, reduce homelessness, improve families’ access to high-opportunity areas, and improve public housing residents’ quality of life.” – Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) Washington, DC July 14, 2016. The Senate has passed H. R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization …

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