No Longer “Trailer Trash” – Manufactured Homes are Quality, Affordable Housing

Al Kemp, the Executive Director of the Manufactured Home Park Owners Alliance of British Columbia has an important message. When talking about them to the public, or to elected officials, that’s the first item that Kemp likes to clear up. Instead of the stereotype of a “trailer,” he says that this is the solution to

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Why manufactured homes are so much less expensive than site built homes

Manufactured homes are much less expensive to build than site-built homes. A review of the manufacturing planning and building processes will explain why manufactured housing cost so much less. Our discussion begins with the fact that manufactured homes are just as safe and usually more so than site-built homes. Manufactured home construction is tightly controlled

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The Delivery Process of your Manufactured Home

Most, but not all, manufactured home dealers will include delivery and installation in the total sales price of the manufactured home. It is not recommended that purchasers arrange for the essential functions of delivery and installation. This article will discuss delivery, and a subsequent article will discuss set-up. Most manufacturers include delivery from the factory

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Homes in America – The Place in the U.S. Where Even Doctors Struggle to Buy

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

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A Look at Today’s Home Buyer, Analyzing Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report

“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

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Container-MODs Once Moved Cargo, Will Now Provide Homes for Veterans

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

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Owner Proves to Skeptics that Seeing is Believing with Today’s Manufactured Homes

“Oh my gosh…This isn’t a manufactured home, this is just like what I’m living in.” – There’s been considerable third-party research and surveys proving a large percentage of manufactured home owners first owned a conventional “site-built” house, duplex, condo or townhouse. Those satisfied homeowners come from all walks of life – from penny-pinching millionaires to

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Manufactured vs. Regular Homes

Today’s manufactured house has come a long way from the manufactured homes of the past. In many ways, they are very similar to regular houses and often cannot be distinguished from each other. However, there are very real and significant differences that are important when considering a choice between the two types of homes. Manufactured

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