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UMH Properties, Inc., (UMH) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates manufactured home communities in seven states throughout the northeast. These states include New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan. Manufactured home communities provide long-term appreciation, recession resistant qualities, and stable income streams.

UMH has been in business since 1968, operating as a public company since 1985. We own a portfolio of 88 manufactured home communities, housing approximately 15,000 home sites. In addition, we own over 810 acres of land for the development of new sites. UMH has a subsidiary, UMH Sales and Finance, Inc. which sells manufactured homes into UMH communities. If you are looking to purchase a new home, please contact us at 1-800-504-0670. We encourage you to visit our investor website at http://ir.umh.com/ where you will find our most recent Annual Report, Letter to Shareholders, and SEC Filings. Our website also includes our Dividend Reinvestment Plan Description, Property Portfolio, and other key information that should be of interest to our shareholders and potential investors. To receive an investor package, please feel free to contact our Investor Relations Department at 732/577-9997 or via e-mail at WeCanHelp@umh.com

A Brief History of UMH and Manufactured Homes

In the 1920’s “trailer coaches” began to provide American’s with a readymade place to stay while they were camping.  These trailers were used during World War II to house factory workers that were manufacturing supplies for the military. After the war, there was not an affordable option for veterans. At this time, the home was still able to be moved rather easily from location to location. In the 1960’s consumer’s wanted bigger and better mobile homes. The product began to incorporate modern appliances and amenities. Realizing the oncoming boom of the industry Eugene Landy founded United Mobile Homes, Inc. (Now known as UMH Properties, Inc.). The Mobile Home industry was bound to succeed because of its unique ability to provide affordable housing to the masses. Mobile homes were a great form of housing for young families. The Mobile Home era ended on June 15, 1976 when HUD Code was enacted. HUD Code is a federal standard that regulates the construction quality of the homes. This code is arguably stricter than many of the local building codes that stick built homes must comply with. In 1980 Congress officially adopted the term manufactured housing in an attempt to make it clear that this should be considered a building and not a vehicle.

UMH has been in business since 1968, operating as a public company since 1985.The company offers extensive experience in developing, managing and expanding manufactured housing communities. This experience provides residents with an affordable, clean and safe community lifestyle that they can be proud of. UMH is proud of our ability to reinvest in our communities and provide our residents with a top of the line manufactured housing community.

In 1985, UMH Properties, Inc. became a public company. At the time the company owned 13 communities consisting of 2675 home sites. Sam Landy was named President of UMH Properties, Inc. in 1994. In 2001, UMH owned 25 communities consisting of almost 6,000 home sites.  Also in 2001, UMH Sales and Finance, Inc. commenced so that we could sellthese quality homes and provide financing to our prospective residents. Today, UMH owns and operates 88 communities consisting of almost 15,000 home sites. It is clear that UMH Properties, Inc. has a long history of delivering quality affordable housing and a friendly community lifestyle to our residents. We have seen the ups and downs of real estate and are able to navigate both. UMH Properties, Inc. has been around for over 45 years and our operations are stronger than ever despite the difficult economic climate and the regulations imposed on the industry. Our long history has given us the experience necessary to grow our company, continually offer the best communities and satisfy our residents. 

What is a manufactured home?

Manufactured homes are, quite simply, homes that are built completely in a factory and then transported to a home site for placement.  Though built in a factory, these homes offer all of the amenities of a site-built home.  They come in wide variety of architectural styles, layouts, and sizes, though most are single-story homes. A single section manufactured home typically offers up to 1,000 square feet of living space, while a three section home could offer as much as 2,500.  And because they are built in a factory with the efficiency of the assembly line process, manufactured homes are often more affordable than site built homes; they are also perfect for land-lease scenarios, where the homeowner rents only the lot upon which the home is situated. 

 
Check out just some of the manufactured homes that we offer. 
 
All manufactured homes are subject to the federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, also known as the HUD Code, established in 1976.  These standards, many of which are more stringent than standards for site build homes, ensure that the homes meet regional standards for safety, durability, efficiency, roof load, wind resistance, and other important factors.  Before the home leaves the factory, it is carefully inspected to ensure compliance with all aspects of the HUD Code.

WHAT IS A LAND-LEASE COMMUNITY?

UMH communities are known as Land-Lease communities. A Land-Lease community is a housing development where a resident owns or rents a home and leases the lot underneath the home from the landowner. The Land-Lease arrangement allows a resident to experience the true privacy and independence of a single-family home, without spending the funds otherwise spent on a land purchase. In addition, residents in a UMH community can take comfort that community standards will be carefully maintained while enjoying the many social and recreational amenities.

BENEFITS OF A LAND-LEASE COMMUNITY

A Lifestyle Choice

-High quality of life, with respect for residents and their homes

-Neighborly feeling that instills a stronger sense of community and security

-Amenities offered at most of our communities, such as community clubhouses, playgrounds, swimming pools, basketball/tennis courts, fitness centers, and storage facilities for RVs and boats

-Resident events and social gatherings for all ages: Families, children, singles, and seniors.

Financial Benefits of Living in a Land-Lease Community

-Money that would have been spent on land is now free for other purposes

-Minimal closing costs, freeing up money to invest elsewhere

-Lower maintenance costs

 

We understand.
Let's face it, times are tough. Most homebuyers are concerned with their ability to borrow money to purchase a home. At UMH, we understand that everyone's situation is unique.  We have licensed Mortgage Professionals eager to discuss options that may be available for your home purchase.

Access to financing.
UMH Sales and Finance, Inc. is an available option to help clients realize the American dream of homeownership.  UMH Sales and Finance, Inc. works with many of the industry leaders in manufactured home lending in an effort to help clients secure competitive rates and terms.

Lease with the Option to Purchase
Available on select homes, our Lease with Option to Purchase program is an option for those that may not be ready to buy just yet.  This program allows a resident to lease a home for a designated period of time while building equity toward the future home purchase.

Licensed Loan Professionals
Contact one of our licensed Loan professionals today at 1-800-407-7966 to see what options may be available for you.
 

UMH Properties, Inc., (NYSE: UMH) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates manufactured home communities. These communities are located in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan. Manufactured home communities provide long-term appreciation, recession resistant qualities, and stable income streams.
UMH has been in business since 1968, operating as a public company since 1985. We own a portfolio of 88 manufactured home communities, housing approximately 15,000 home sites. In addition, we own over 800 acres of land for the development of new sites. Please visit ir.umh.com for more investor information.

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What our residents are saying

I am a resident at one of the UMH properties. I made a purchase of a new mobile home from UMH in March of this year. The people that I dealt with were very courteous and were able to explain what all the paperwork was for. They made my family feel comfortable and welcome.

- The Logan Family, Heather Highlands

My name is Eileen McCouvy and I have been living in the community for 6 months. I am very pleased with my decision on moving into the neighborhood. I never have to worry about snow or ice on the roads during the winter. It’s also great because there is a hospital, shopping center, and churches nearby.

- Eileen McCouvy, Oxford Village

My name is Ruthann Miller. I have lived here in Oxford Village for 31 years. It’s safe, people are great. We are more like one big happy family. The location is great. Hospital, shopping, grocery, etc nearby.

- Ruthann Miller, Oxford Village

My parents enjoyed living in Southwind for 29 years and I have been a happy resident here for last 23 years. I feel safe, comfortable and secure. My neighbors are very nice and the office staff are always friendly and extremely helpful.

- Barbara Staley, Southwind Village

I have lived here since August of 2007; I have seen multiple ownerships with our community during the time of my residency. During my tenure here there have never been any improvements to keep our community a nice place to live, until UMH Properties had purchased our community. There has been a complete turnaround and I am happy to call this place my home. It is quiet, peaceful, and I am not afraid to live alone here, the residents look out for each other. I look forward to more improvements to our community!

- Nancy Bell, Meadowood

Thank you for keeping your promises. We are so pleased to see the progress that was a plan when we first moved here in 2004. It is not easy to make changes, let alone fast enough to meet the expectations of others. We are proud to live in the upcoming community of Lake Sherman. On a personal note, that you for painting that building. That has been needed for our eyes only. Thanks, it makes such a difference. We appreciate it and we are happy that we have neighbors that watch out for each other, which is what makes a real community.

- Ed & Betty, Lake Sherman Village

I have lived in this community since 1991 and I enjoy living here because of the location it is at and the way it is ran. It has easy access to stores and restaurants. It’s a nice place to be with the woods right here.

- Brenda, Mountaintop

As a new person on the block, I enjoy the view and the people here. I like riding my bike in the area. The people in the office are very nice and the neighbors are friendly- looking forward to meeting more new neighbors.

- Joan Nahrgang, Valley View

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About UMH

About UMH

UMH Properties, Inc., (UMH) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates manufactured home communities in seven states throughout the northeast. These states include New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan. Manufactured home communities provide long-term appreciation, recession resistant qualities, and stable income streams.

UMH has been in business since 1968, operating as a public company since 1985. We own a portfolio of 88 manufactured home communities, housing approximately 15,000 home sites. In addition, we own over 810 acres of land for the development of new sites. UMH has a subsidiary, UMH Sales and Finance, Inc. which sells manufactured homes into UMH communities. If you are looking to purchase a new home, please contact us at 1-800-504-0670. We encourage you to visit our investor website at http://ir.umh.com/ where you will find our most recent Annual Report, Letter to Shareholders, and SEC Filings. Our website also includes our Dividend Reinvestment Plan Description, Property Portfolio, and other key information that should be of interest to our shareholders and potential investors. To receive an investor package, please feel free to contact our Investor Relations Department at 732/577-9997 or via e-mail at WeCanHelp@umh.com

Our History

A Brief History of UMH and Manufactured Homes

In the 1920’s “trailer coaches” began to provide American’s with a readymade place to stay while they were camping.  These trailers were used during World War II to house factory workers that were manufacturing supplies for the military. After the war, there was not an affordable option for veterans. At this time, the home was still able to be moved rather easily from location to location. In the 1960’s consumer’s wanted bigger and better mobile homes. The product began to incorporate modern appliances and amenities. Realizing the oncoming boom of the industry Eugene Landy founded United Mobile Homes, Inc. (Now known as UMH Properties, Inc.). The Mobile Home industry was bound to succeed because of its unique ability to provide affordable housing to the masses. Mobile homes were a great form of housing for young families. The Mobile Home era ended on June 15, 1976 when HUD Code was enacted. HUD Code is a federal standard that regulates the construction quality of the homes. This code is arguably stricter than many of the local building codes that stick built homes must comply with. In 1980 Congress officially adopted the term manufactured housing in an attempt to make it clear that this should be considered a building and not a vehicle.

UMH has been in business since 1968, operating as a public company since 1985.The company offers extensive experience in developing, managing and expanding manufactured housing communities. This experience provides residents with an affordable, clean and safe community lifestyle that they can be proud of. UMH is proud of our ability to reinvest in our communities and provide our residents with a top of the line manufactured housing community.

In 1985, UMH Properties, Inc. became a public company. At the time the company owned 13 communities consisting of 2675 home sites. Sam Landy was named President of UMH Properties, Inc. in 1994. In 2001, UMH owned 25 communities consisting of almost 6,000 home sites.  Also in 2001, UMH Sales and Finance, Inc. commenced so that we could sellthese quality homes and provide financing to our prospective residents. Today, UMH owns and operates 88 communities consisting of almost 15,000 home sites. It is clear that UMH Properties, Inc. has a long history of delivering quality affordable housing and a friendly community lifestyle to our residents. We have seen the ups and downs of real estate and are able to navigate both. UMH Properties, Inc. has been around for over 45 years and our operations are stronger than ever despite the difficult economic climate and the regulations imposed on the industry. Our long history has given us the experience necessary to grow our company, continually offer the best communities and satisfy our residents. 

Manufactured Homes

What is a manufactured home?

Manufactured homes are, quite simply, homes that are built completely in a factory and then transported to a home site for placement.  Though built in a factory, these homes offer all of the amenities of a site-built home.  They come in wide variety of architectural styles, layouts, and sizes, though most are single-story homes. A single section manufactured home typically offers up to 1,000 square feet of living space, while a three section home could offer as much as 2,500.  And because they are built in a factory with the efficiency of the assembly line process, manufactured homes are often more affordable than site built homes; they are also perfect for land-lease scenarios, where the homeowner rents only the lot upon which the home is situated. 

 
Check out just some of the manufactured homes that we offer. 
 
All manufactured homes are subject to the federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, also known as the HUD Code, established in 1976.  These standards, many of which are more stringent than standards for site build homes, ensure that the homes meet regional standards for safety, durability, efficiency, roof load, wind resistance, and other important factors.  Before the home leaves the factory, it is carefully inspected to ensure compliance with all aspects of the HUD Code.

Land-Lease Communities

WHAT IS A LAND-LEASE COMMUNITY?

UMH communities are known as Land-Lease communities. A Land-Lease community is a housing development where a resident owns or rents a home and leases the lot underneath the home from the landowner. The Land-Lease arrangement allows a resident to experience the true privacy and independence of a single-family home, without spending the funds otherwise spent on a land purchase. In addition, residents in a UMH community can take comfort that community standards will be carefully maintained while enjoying the many social and recreational amenities.

BENEFITS OF A LAND-LEASE COMMUNITY

A Lifestyle Choice

-High quality of life, with respect for residents and their homes

-Neighborly feeling that instills a stronger sense of community and security

-Amenities offered at most of our communities, such as community clubhouses, playgrounds, swimming pools, basketball/tennis courts, fitness centers, and storage facilities for RVs and boats

-Resident events and social gatherings for all ages: Families, children, singles, and seniors.

Financial Benefits of Living in a Land-Lease Community

-Money that would have been spent on land is now free for other purposes

-Minimal closing costs, freeing up money to invest elsewhere

-Lower maintenance costs

UMH Financing

 

We understand.
Let's face it, times are tough. Most homebuyers are concerned with their ability to borrow money to purchase a home. At UMH, we understand that everyone's situation is unique.  We have licensed Mortgage Professionals eager to discuss options that may be available for your home purchase.

Access to financing.
UMH Sales and Finance, Inc. is an available option to help clients realize the American dream of homeownership.  UMH Sales and Finance, Inc. works with many of the industry leaders in manufactured home lending in an effort to help clients secure competitive rates and terms.

Lease with the Option to Purchase
Available on select homes, our Lease with Option to Purchase program is an option for those that may not be ready to buy just yet.  This program allows a resident to lease a home for a designated period of time while building equity toward the future home purchase.

Licensed Loan Professionals
Contact one of our licensed Loan professionals today at 1-800-407-7966 to see what options may be available for you.
 

Investors

UMH Properties, Inc., (NYSE: UMH) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates manufactured home communities. These communities are located in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan. Manufactured home communities provide long-term appreciation, recession resistant qualities, and stable income streams.
UMH has been in business since 1968, operating as a public company since 1985. We own a portfolio of 88 manufactured home communities, housing approximately 15,000 home sites. In addition, we own over 800 acres of land for the development of new sites. Please visit ir.umh.com for more investor information.

Contact Us

Contact UMH

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 12:34 -- admin
You will hear back from us within 24 hours by using this contact form. We are not going to take your information and use it anywhere else. We're not going to send you weekly emails. But we do look forward to a conversation and being able to help you in any way we can!
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