At the 2014 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show at Harrah’s Convention Center, L. A. “Tony” Kovach, MH Industry consultant, expert and publisher, and Jenny Hodge, Vice President at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) and director of their National Communities Council (NCC), gave the presentation shown in the video that follows.
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While this presentation was designed for housing professionals and investors, many facts presented would interest home buyers, media, educators, non-profits, or public officials.
Modern manufactured homes have been trending more favorably in the media, with CBS News reporting that even the rich calling our homes, ‘trendy.’ We’ll bring you a report soon on a posh East Coast location where millionaires are buying manufactured homes in a ‘mobile home park,’ (properly called manufactured home community). These pre-fab homes offer value to the rich, poor and all in between.
Sales of manufactured homes have been on a four year recovery. Studies such as the IBHS hurricane wind test prove that even the lowest cost “shade and shelter” or “entry level” manufactured home can perform better in a hurricane winds than a far more costly conventionally built house does.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is your nearby manufactured home! Common sense tells you that when your clothes, cell phone, computer, car/truck/SUV/CRV and so much more all come from a factory, it only makes sense that factory home building is smarter, greener and good quality, plus time and money saving too.
Be it high rise construction, or single family living, “industrialized home building” is the wave of the future. The appearance by China-based Landsea, which plans to invest 1 billion dollars in green industrialized housing in the U.S., reminds us that factory home building is the future. Get ready and embrace it! ##