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CBS News Reports on “Mobile homes: More than just a box on wheels” A look back and the Modern Realities

CBS News’ recent Sunday morning show report on Mobile homes: More than just a box on wheels” was a remarkably fair look at the past as well as the new realities of the manufactured home industry.

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While CBS’ used outdated terminology in most cases – not clearly making the distinction between the mobile homes that have no longer been built since June 15, 1976 – and modern manufactured homes, still the report showcases the quality and appeal for millions in today’s factory built homes.

 

The video above starts with a commercial
then has the featured news report by CBS.

Manufactured homes today, the CBS report notes,

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  • are “affordable luxury.”
  • The future of what the ‘trailer’ can become is pretty remarkable.”
  • Right now, very trendy” – said realtor, Kirk Murray.
  • Marty King, a contractor who lives in Paradise Cove, says “I definitely have to remind myself its a mobile home park.”
  • That these homes appeals to the rich and famous, not just the blue collar or retirees.

CBS News’ Mark Straussman deserves credit for taking a positive step towards a more balanced look at what a growing number of experts, investors, public officials, businesses, educators and home buyers believe is the wave of the future in affordable luxury, modern manufactured homes. ##

(Photo credit: Office of Mobile Design–Jennifer Siegal standing in front of one of her homes, still and video credit, CBS News)

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L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach, publisher MHLivingNews and MHProNews.com, Insider MH host, MH industry consultant and expert.

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