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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 …

University Students Develop, Build Tiny Home Design

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 18:32
Students at Norwich University in Vermont have taken affordable housing into their own hands. According to Treehugger, they have developed the CASA (Creating Affordable Sustainable Architecture) 802, a 324-square-foot micro home that provides sustainable housing for people from all income levels. Norwich University Professor Tolya Stonorov informs MHLivingNews, that this particular prototype micro home is built …

Prefab, Modular Homes are Front and Center in Solving Housing Crisis

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 17:34
As populations around the world continue to grow, a recurring theme is the need for housing. More directly, many nations have declared a “housing crisis” and are looking for solutions. One of the nations where the need is most pronounced is the United Kingdom or UK, where a report by Cast CEO Mark Farmer entitled; …

NAR – Millennials Want Quality Affordable Homes to Buy in 2017

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 06:50
“The millennial generation is now the nation’s largest age group, according to the U.S. Census Bureau,” Arkansas State University said in a marketing report. “These young adults, between the ages of 18-34, are digital natives with enormous social influence and purchasing power. Millennials dominate the workforce and the consumer market.” Realtor ® did a study …

“Oh Paradigm Shift” – Million Dollar Manufactured Homes for Rich and Frugal

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 09:27
“Anything you can get in a (multi-million-dollar) Toll Brothers or KB Home, you can get with a manufactured home,” built as well, faster and for less. – Todd Su, President Advantage Homes (See LifeStyles of the Rich and Frugal) When it comes to “California Dreaming,” most thoughts instantly go to sunshine, the beach, Hollywood, and …

Nine Revolutionary PreCrafted Tips on Home Buying for 2017, and Beyond

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:03
With so many choices coming onto the housing market, sometimes you need a bit of help. Modular? Prefab? Manufactured? Beyond conventional housing options, each of these systems built home options make sense for millions around the world, from those of modest means that desire quality, affordable housing to those who desire sustainability and efficiency to …

Shopping or Selling? Skyline Homes – Leading by Example in Digital Home Shopping Experience

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 07:37
In a survey by Contactually, among the three most important statistics driving sales and marketing facts in real estate for 2016 were: 1.) 80% of all homebuyers are searching online. Some other surveys have put that figure significantly higher. What they all agree on is that home buyers are looking online for their future homes. …