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Researchers Shake Up American Dream? Rent vs. Buy, Ken Johnson, Florida Atlantic University, Exclusive to ManufacturedHomeLivingNews

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 21:00
For those who want the bottom line first, new university research reveals that manufactured homes could be a superior housing value when it comes to wealth creation.  With that executive summary, let’s dig into the details of the new research, and what the co-author of the university study specifically told MHLivingNews in an exclusive on-the-record …

Tips on Shopping for a New Manufactured Home

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:18
Disclosures.  Among the most common requests we get from home shoppers is a variation on this question.  How do you recommend we determine which company or location to buy from? Because the responsibility for due diligence is with the buyer, this article is being provided as a public service. This column will be the first in …

Successful Professional Couple Spotlights Modern Manufactured Home Living Realities 

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:52
Chris and Vicky Tracy are a professional couple, with different careers.  Each are educated, successful, clearly proficient, and informed about housing.  That’s because they’ve experienced all kinds of living, and they did their homework before buying their new home too. They live on an sizable, private acreage near Sperry, in Osage County, OK. They’ll explain …

Surprised by the Truth, While Shopping for a New Home

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 19:25
Roughly one out of eight Americans annually are shopping for a new place to call home. That means that right now, you and hundreds of thousands of others are researching on line. Some are just curious. Tens of thousands from coast-to-coast are looking today for answers to their housing questions. While no two people are …

Why Are Billionaires Attracted to Manufactured Homes?

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 14:09
The truth is never misguided. There may be better times or better ways to share the truth.  But those are prudential judgments, that are very much compatible with the truth. In circumstances where persuasion: among people, in education, marketing political, or other scenarios matters, there are times when an upward compromise can advance the truth. …

Hurricane Irma Florida Survivor Relates First-Hand Manufactured Home Safety, Durability Experience

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:00
Americans watched, listened, and millions anxiously awaited news last month about just how deadly and destructive Hurricane Irma would be. But John Jenkins, featured in the first video below, live through it. Jenkins weathered the storm in his home, and can now tell his dramatic story. In Florida, where about one-in-ten live in a pre-HUD …

Elected Official Explains Surprising Modern Manufactured Homes, Video Interview

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 18:24
James Hanning is the Wagoner County Commissioner, and the county’s board chairman. Before speaking on camera with MHLivingNews, Hanning consulted with the county’s legal adviser. Hanning wasn’t going to make any endorsements. There were no canned or rehearsed lines. What Hanning was willing and allowed to do is speak about his professional experiences over the …

Deadwood, the Manufactured Housing Revolution, and You

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 22:18
The sun rose slowly over Deadwood, SD that day. The hills and trees offered cover for a variety of animals, including big horn sheep, and mountain goats.   Outside the Inn at Deadwood, the manicured landscaping yielded naturally to the glass doors that welcomed tourists, gamers, and business professionals. It was in that convention center …

Time Elapsed Video Shows How 77 Homes Were Installed in 10 Days

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 20:32
A six-story modular/prefabricated apartment building was installed in just 10 days, by using an off-site building system. The Australian company, Hickory Building Systems, was used by developers Goldmaster Enterprises and general contractors Goodland Building Company.  The goal?  To achieve new standards of affordability, “greener,” sustainable building that was faster to complete the 77-unit apartment high-rise. …

Manufactured Home Community Survives Hurricane Harvey, Damage Reports, and Relief Efforts

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 17:12
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey much of the Texas coast – especially the Houston area – has seen billions of dollars in destruction. Much of the damage is from debris flying through Category 4 winds, plus the excessive flooding after the storm dropped an estimated 19 trillion gallons of water on the state. While …

“Seek First” a Post-Charlottesville Message of Healing and Principles for America

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 15:00
          There are some who want to use race or injustice to justify taking property.  There are also those who want to misuse the political and economic system to take advantage of those who have less access to power.               Economic problems, educational and moral …

Plastic Housing? The Amazing Story of Futuristic Micro-PreFab Homes, Video

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 18:21
Before their were tiny houses, there was Futuro House. Utopie Plastic has introduced a collection of futuristic appearing micro-homes. The dwellings are the newest exhibition at the Marseille, France’s Friche de L’Escalette sculpture park.  As the video below reflects, there are versions of this home in the U.S. and a number of other nations worldwide. …

$2 Million Houses – How do they stack up to buying a new Manufactured Home?

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:48
Buying a house is usually one of the biggest purchases that a person makes in their life.  So buyers naturally want to make sure they’re getting the most for their money. Some people spend millions on their houses.  They may buy a premiere location, or an extravagant house, looking for a status symbol, or whatever. …

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

Thu, 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 …