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Billionaire$ and Millionaire$ Proudly Hang Out in New York Manufactured Homes, Condo Resort

Jue, 08/10/2017 - 17:37
Welcome to where the elite meet, eat and greet – in the Hamptons, on Long Island, NY. Discover in this tony town, the “Billionaires’ Playground,” where the uber-rich and millionaires live by neighbors of more modest means.  The common housing style? Manufactured homes. What was once a tent camping site, evolved into a mobile home …

“Po-Dunk” Performer Kid Rock, Eyes Senate Run, Makes Manufactured Home Living Hip

Mar, 08/01/2017 - 15:15
Kid Rock owns and loves a multi-sectional manufactured home, seen several times next to his Rolls Royce in his new hit music video, Po-Dunk. In one video – intentionally or not – multi-millionaire performer Kid Rock has taken aim at the stereotypes about manufactured homes, and the Americans who select this lifestyle. By celebrating the …

Rising Renters Nation, Pew Research, Overlooked Affordable Home Ownership Solution, plus Infotainment Videos

Dom, 07/23/2017 - 15:56
A new report issued by Pew Research documents a trend that millions are all too familiar with. Namely, that renting households are up in the U.S.  What the report doesn’t do is point out the solution that’s hiding in plain sight. The solution and videos below follow a quick look at the troubling facts and …

Separating Fact, Fiction and Using Correct Factory-Built Home Terminology

Mié, 07/05/2017 - 10:46
“You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.” – Daniel Patrick Monaghan (1) “How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” – Abraham Lincoln (2) Word, ideas, and their …

Correcting the Record on Housing Affordability, Manufactured Home Shoppers, & MHI

Dom, 07/02/2017 - 21:20
Every year, millions of Americans are looking for a new place to call home.  An upcoming report on the Daily Business News states that 1 out of 9 Americans are moving a year, per the U.S. Census Bureau. People move for many reasons. Among the top reasons mentioned are to: 1)    save money, 2)    and …

At Death, What do You do with a Mobile or Manufactured Home?

Jue, 06/22/2017 - 14:18
This past Thursday, I spent the day in Livonia teaching a continuing professional education class about estate administration for the Michigan Association of CPAs. One of the topics I discussed with a room full of CPAs was the transfer of homes to the loved ones of the deceased. What if you own a mobile home …

Rapid Acceptance of Energy Star Rated, Residential-Style Manufactured Homes Proves Need, Value as Affordable Housing Solution

Vie, 06/16/2017 - 12:10
“We recently did an audit of where we stand year over year, and we are up at a rate about double that of the industry’s growth,” said Stan Posey, sales manager at Sunshine Homes. “2016 was up about double the growth rate of the industry at large over 2015. So, the home buying market is …

Introducing ÖÖD – $50,000 Mirrored PreFab – and Compare

Sáb, 06/10/2017 - 20:33
For a generation growing up in often countercultural ways, ÖÖD is bound to hit the right notes with many.  But let’s take a look at what’s being said by others, and then do a quick comparison. “Prefab goes in disguise with these sleek tiny dwellings from Estonian company ÖÖD. With mirrored glass facades—reminiscent of Portuguese …

Schooling Public Officials, Media on Trailers, Mobile Homes, Tiny Homes, and Manufactured Homes

Jue, 06/01/2017 - 12:39
Every public official and journalist should understand that a proper use of words – terminology – matters. While it may seem acceptable to some black people to do what Denzel Washington did in the movie, “Training Day,” calling another person the “n word,” this is understandably not done in polite or professional settings. Similarly speaking, …

Proper Site Preparation for Manufactured Homes

Mar, 05/30/2017 - 00:28
It’s a fact. As engineer Skip VanZant told MHLivingNews last year, there is more engineering that goes into the most basic manufactured home today than you find in some conventional housing that costs many times the price. But you won’t need an engineer to explain this article to you. We’ll keep it simple, while shedding …

“Leaders Grasp Nettles” – Health, Professional, and Home Seekers Wisdom

Sáb, 05/27/2017 - 14:26
Nettles are painful to grasp, yet have healing properties which will be described below. This paradox – both pain and healing coming from the same source – is a useful one for professionals, public officials, home owners, investors, and others interested in manufactured homes. Why, you ask? Because some home seekers find an unwarranted emotional reaction or ‘pain’ …

Respect Demanded: MHC Residents, Families, Speak Out

Lun, 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

Lun, 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

Mié, 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

Sáb, 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

Vie, 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

Sáb, 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, …