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Five Point Plan for Affordable Housing and Manufactured Home Living Recovery

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:25

Preface. This article will first outline a five-point plan for affordable housing and manufactured home living recovery. Then, it will give some specific examples of why this plan makes more sense than others that are being discussed. Interlaced with that will be facts, evidence and specific examples of how the battle for affordable housing has …

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The First Mobile Housing? Gathering Together to Give Thanks

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 06:29

What native Americans called a “teepee” were not the original “mobile home,” and they certainly weren’t made in a factory. Wikipedia says that “A tipi (also teepee) is a tent, traditionally made of animal skins upon wooden poles. Modern tipis usually have a canvas covering.” This is a site about affordable housing. There are millions around the world …

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Impact Communities – What Frank Rolfe, Dave Reynolds, Taught Beyond Mobile Home U; Manufactured Housing Institute and National Communities Council

Sat, 11/23/2019 - 17:07

If you don’t already know the term, now is a good time to look up the meaning of ‘paltering.’ Then with the definition of paltering in mind, proceed with this report as we unpack what Frank Rolfe, Dave Reynolds, and their colleagues have been teaching observers – beyond the lessons of so-called ‘Mobile Home University’ …

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Examining Realtor Kristina Smallhorn’s “5 Biggest Lies About Manufactured (Mobile) Homes” – Video and Analysis

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 08:00

Realtor.com says that Kristina Smallhorn goes by the moniker, “Your Real Estate Whisperer.” She tells those pondering the housing markets ‘secrets’ and insights that others may not realize. Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) stumbled across Smallhorn’s video last night, and we knew right away that we had to share it. Not because we think she’s …

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Addressing Growing Affordable Housing Crisis, Income Inequality by Enforcing Good Current Laws – Illustrated Report, Analysis

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:55

Complex problems cited in the headline can be simplified by making this specific point. Affordable housing and income or wealth inequality are in several ways related issues. Home ownership is the most common form of wealth building in America. There are already good laws ‘on the books’ that make more affordable housing available. There are …

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Veterans, Manufactured Homes, the Crisis of American Business, Politics, and Policies

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 02:52

Let’s begin with what many will want to know every day, not just Veteran’s Day. Yes, you can buy a manufactured home with a VA – Veterans Administration – loan with as little as zero down payment. Millions who have a DD214 could qualify.     That said, veterans by definition are individuals who have …

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Dave Ramsey’s View on Mobile Homes, Manufactured Homes, and Independent Research-Based Fact Checks

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 09:26

Dave Ramsey is a successful fellow with a radio audience, financial freedom education, wrapped in a sort of Christian mantle. That statement will either bewilder, chill, or thrill his fans. Let’s concede that Ramsey makes several intelligent, useful, and common-sense financial advice points that have benefited numbers of devotees. He’s achieved success due in good …

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Costumes, Bridging Gaps Impacting Affordable Housing, and Manufactured Home Insights

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:27

Yesterday was Halloween, which makes today All Saints Day. In years gone by, it was customary in several Christian countries to ‘dress up’ in costumes that were supposed to remind someone of a specific saintly person. Halloween is a contraction that means “All Hallow’s (i.e.: holy, saintly) Eve” – the night before All Saint Day. …

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Freedom Isn’t Free, America, Magyar Szabadság Kör, and You

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 04:03

It is difficult to put into words the love that someone can feel for a nation thousands of miles away that you’ve never stepped foot on. But let’s try. Since the time that Adam and Eve were ejected from the Garden of Eden for errantly trusting the sly words of a talking snake, history could …

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Manufactured Home Residents, Small Businesses, Affordable Housing Advocates, and Investor Alert

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:04

During a widely acknowledged affordable housing crisis, one would normally imagine that affordable housing would be doing very well. While some segments may be performing well, perhaps the most proven form of U.S. affordable housing ever is struggling at historically low levels. How is that possible? Furthermore, millions of Americans who live in this most …

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Manufactured Homeowners, Shoppers Alert – Manufactured Housing’s Barack Obama Moment

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 12:07

When you strive to tell the truth as you know it, consistency becomes easy. Former President Barack Obama is beloved by millions. Others opposed his policies. It is similar, albeit more intense, with the current President Donald J. Trump. Each man stands quite apart on many issues. But on at least one thing, they agree. …

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Reviewing CBS News Report, “Long Live the Mobile Home”

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 01:53

“So, the McMansion is dead, long live the mobile home?” That was the question CBS Sunday Morning asked designer Jennifer Siegal – who is known for turning the image of ‘the trailer house” on its head. Her reply was “Absolutely.” This CBS News video was previously featured here some years ago, but it is time …

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HUD’s/Urban Institute’s Edward Golding Knew, Because Manufactured Housing Institute’s Lesli Gooch Told Him

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 14:09

First, the good news. Then, we’ll follow the good news up with what’s problematic. This will be systematic: quotes, facts, and eye-opening insights. “People live better when they have less financial stress,” Lindsey Bostick said. “They can do more of what they really want to do with their lives when they pay less for their …

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“Illegal Taking” Lawsuit, Rent Control Challenge, Kurt Kelley, NPR, Manufactured Housing Review

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 06:57

Rent control is a hot topic in the U.S. as well as in Canada. It is an issue for those in apartments or other forms of rental housing, as well as numbers living in manufactured home land lease communities. The CBC News video below spells out the challenge in multifamily housing, north of the border. …

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Manufactured Home Community Leader Discusses – Manufactured Housing Insanity?

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 10:22

What follows below is a letter to the editor of MHLivingNews from a community resident-leader. It is worth mentioning that this person has lived and owned in conventional housing before moving into a manufactured home in a land-lease community. He loves his manufactured home, as he has said on his own blog. He enjoys the …

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Frank Rolfe Says “Why You Should Never Build A Mobile Home Park” – Seriously? Fact-Check and Analysis

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:05

There is no date on the article, but it appeared in a Google search on a topic that is relevant to the manufactured home industry and its current doldrums. Based upon its contents, it would appear to be less than 2 years old.   The reason that this a good look at this article is …

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Bacon’s Rebellion, George Mason University – Struggle for Affordable Housing, HUD, and the Manufactured Homes “Enhanced Preemption” Coverup

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 13:32

The truth has been hiding in plain sight for years. But politics, the revolving door, and other factors have kept Americans – living in one of the wealthiest nation per capita on planet Earth – out of the top 40 countries in the world in terms of the percentage rate for personal home ownership.   …

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Zillow Home Buyer Trends Compared Conventional, Townhouse, Mobile or Manufactured Homes, Condos, and Duplexes

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 21:39

The data found below from the Zillow Group comes from their 2016 and 2018 research surveys of home buyer desires and actual purchases. By showing both sets of data, MHLivingNews readers will get a sense of the trends.   Properly understood, the Zillow data reveals, among other details, what people believe they wanted vs. what …

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Understanding the Truth About Manufactured Home Customer Satisfaction – Interviews, Surveys, Focus Group Videos, and Expert 3rd Party Research

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 20:14

For several years in our Inside MH Road Show series of videos, MHLivingNews interviewed politicos, experts, but also homeowners of various builders of manufactured homes. Those video interviews are real people, who own actual homes and were not paid for their comments. We’ve learned over the years that manufactured homeowners gladly tell their stories, because …

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