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Respect Demanded: MHC Residents, Families, Speak Out

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 19:50
In California, the San Francisco Bay Area remains one of the most expensive places to live in the U.S., with some one-bedroom apartments running well over $3,000 per month. In the East Bay City of Pleasanton, an affluent enclave, the Vineyard Estates 55 and over manufactured home community remains one of the few affordable housing …

Doing Well by Doing Good: Manufactured Housing Community Comes Through

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 19:50
In the North Florida city of Pensacola, the ownership of the Heritage Oaks Mobile Home and RV Park is taking major steps to help those who made who made a commitment to country – our nation’s veterans in need, living in motels or on the streets. According to WEAR TV, beginning in 2010, new owners …

Attractive Garage Additions for Manufactured Homes – Do It Right

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:02
The addition of garages to manufactured homes in land-lease communities and on private property is becoming more popular every year. Manufactured home owners are looking for the same convenience and security available to site-built home owners. Unfortunately, many of the efforts to marry site-built garages to manufactured homes fall short of the generally-accepted appearance standards …

Multi-Billion Dollar Bombshell @ HUD! Affordable Housing Solution Ignored

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 17:51
The federal government is seen by many as being even handed and objective. But others disagree, thinking that bureaucrats often have their own agenda, or are promoting a program created by/for others. Whatever side of the controversial topic of the objectiveness and effectiveness of the federal government you’re on, what’s certain is that this report …

Behind the Scenes – 2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Trade Show

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:56
Some years back – in the days at the Kansas City and Tulsa, Oklahoma manufactured home industry trade shows – was the last time when the general public could gain entry into these types of industry events.  Because they’re “closed,” there’s a natural curiosity about them. So, when our sister-site – MHProNews – offered to …

Is Extreme Weather Declining, Rising? Climate Depot Report, Housing Windstorm Safety Redux

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 20:47
As the Washington, D.C. Climate March takes place, a new report from Climate Depot may be like a proverbial rain on their parade. According to the report, the federal government has just released another key piece of scientific data, one that counters claims of man-made global warming. The data, from the U.S. Drought Monitor report, …

President Trump, HUD Secretary Carson, Creating Jobs, by Supplying the American Dream – sans Taxpayer Subsidies

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:30
Millions of Americans want the dream of home ownership to become their reality. More than half a century and trillions of dollars in spending have demonstrated that the noble intentions of the federal “War on Poverty” launched by President Lyndon B. Johnson has failed to move the needle. The poverty rate remains about the same …

Publisher Rebuked! Doubting Doctor, Skeptic Stunned!

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:57
Facts Matter, But LifeStyle, Appeal & Quality Living Matters Too Let’s begin with a blast of honesty.  Doing some Inside MH video episodes are more fun than others. At the start and end of the video below, yours truly gets rebuked by a person being interviewed. Part of what’s interesting in doing unscripted interviews is …

Homes in America – The Place in the U.S. Where Even Doctors Struggle to Buy

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:02
In the United States, some are native born, some immigrate, but all are unified in pursuing the American Dream. For most, that includes owning a home. But according to a new report on housing affordability from real estate firm Trulia, there are some places in the country where even doctors struggle when it comes to …

A Look at Today’s Home Buyer, Analyzing Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 21:38
“For more than a decade, Zillow® has been helping millions of Americans do their homework.” With those words, begins Zillow Group’s Forward to their “CONSUMER HOUSING TRENDS REPORT 2016.”  Perhaps unwittingly, many of the facts Zillow’s interesting and in-depth housing report on consumer desires brings forth, indirectly point to reasons why manufactured housing could be …

Do Potential HUD Program Cuts Mean Opportunity for Manufactured Housing?

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:23
As the Trump Administration continues to move forward with plans on making government more efficient, a number of proposed cuts, including funding to National Public Radio (NPR) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), there appears to be a clear message: serve the public interest in an efficient, businesslike and honest manner. According to HousingWire, …

Triad Financial Services Introduces Superior Choice Credit Union to Manufactured Homes & Loans – Video

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:27
It’s not just consumers who are looking for loans. Lenders and investors are routinely looking for smart ways to loan money. With that in mind, every year for several years in a row, Darrell Boyd, Senior Vice President of Jacksonville, Florida based Triad Financial Services brings officers from banks, credit unions, investors and other financial services professionals …

American Dreamers and HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson; How Millions Could Win by Enforcing the Law

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:50
The American Dream has long been defined as including home ownership.  While there are several positive economic signals in the early weeks of President Donald Trump’s Administration, it will take some time for millions to see their incomes go up enough to allow them to do what most of their parents or grandparents achieved – …

Congressman Andy Barr Speaks in Favor of Manufactured Housing, While Industry Controversies Brew

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 11:10
Congressman Andy Barr, from Kentucky’s 6th Congressional district, spoke in the House of Representatives on March 9, 2017 in favor of manufactured housing. Representative Barr addressed challenges caused by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations.  This is an issue of importance to manufactured home owners and prospective buyers, and is a topic that has been …

After an Abusive Relationship, Fresh Starts, and Finding a Home

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:12
“Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.” – National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.” – Clark County Prosecutor’s website. “1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner …

Habits to Make or Break for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 15:31
It never fails. No matter how much you clean, it always seems that something comes up, spills, or gets dirt on it. Why? Over the course of time, things happen. But, there are some things that you can do – or stop doing – to keep your home cleaner. According to Houzz, there are some …

Federal Data Spotlights Manufactured Home Industry Quality, Regulatory Questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:15
A statement by HUD’s manufactured housing program administrator, Pam Danner, JD, to the Wisconsin Housing Alliance (WHA) became a hot topic of conversation during and after a recent gathering of industry professionals in San Antonio, Texas. Danner reportedly told the WHA that nationwide, there were fewer than 30 manufactured home buyers that went to dispute …

Container-MODs Once Moved Cargo, Will Now Provide Homes for Veterans

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:05
In Midway City, California, American Family Housing and GrowthPoint Structures have come to the rescue to help house the area’s homeless veterans. Potter’s Lane, which consists of 16 studio-apartment units refurbished from cargo containers, is said to be the first example in the nation of a multi-unit permanent housing complex fashioned in this way. “Thinking …

An Industry with a Heart – The Tomorrow’s Home Foundation

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 14:25
Tomorrow’s Home Foundation (THF) is a non-profit charitable organization created by the Wisconsin Housing Alliance in 1999…to help people like 83-year-old Sally Murphy. “The roof on my home is very bad.  It’s been this bad for three years and won’t survive snow and ice, I’m told.” Tomorrow’s Home Foundation provides emergency assistance for critical home …

Avoidable Tragedies! Mobile Home Fires vs. Manufactured Home, and Conventional Housing

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 15:15
Every unplanned, uncontrolled fire outside of a fireplace, grill or pit is often a story about tragic injuries, deaths and/or property damaged or destroyed. A recent fire reported in Champaign County, Ohio, was no different.  But that blaze and burnt-out mobile home shined a bright light on the differences between mobile homes, manufactured homes, conventional …