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    Mobile Homes Provide Modern Conveniences At Affordable Prices
    Mobile homes are a great way to get all the luxury and conveniences of a new home without all the expense.

    Mobile Homes Offer Higher Value for Housing Dollars
    Mobile homes have always offered higher value for housing dollars than tract and custom-built homes, especially during real-estate markets such as the one continuing to depress many areas of the country.

    Mobile Homes Offer Style, Solid Construction, Safety and Deliver Savings
    When I lived in a condo in Manhattan, one of the most surefire ways to get my neighbors to shudder in horror was to mention mobile homes. We all had this image of rusty, corrugated tin roofs, screen doors hanging open and an ancient pickup truck parked on a gravel driveway.

    3 Amazing Mobile Homes for Retirees
    When it comes time to downsize for retirement, many seniors are looking at mobile homes. Today’s new mobile homes costs tens of thousands less than tract homes and custom builds, and they meet strict safety standards.

    Mobile Homes Are Built to Last, Priced to Move
    If you are looking at the current state of the real estate market and considering a purchase, mobile homes should be at the very top of your list.

    Mobile Homes Have Come a Long Way
    When my husband first suggested considering mobile homes as a way to cut our costs in retirement, I had my doubts. But he insisted I come with him to a manufacturing facility to see how they were constructed and tour the models in the onsite village.

    Join the Home Sweet Mobile Homes Movement
    Mobile homes aren't what they once were. New mobile homes are built to the highest level of standards: the Federal Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards. Manufacturers of factory direct mobile homes now offer a wider variety of styles than traditional builders, allowing buyers to truly get their dream home.

    Mobile Homes Offer Great Living Space at Affordable Prices
    If you haven't checked out mobile homes in recent years then you probably aren't aware of all they have to offer. Unlike the older manufactured housing units, new mobile homes are structurally sound and built with top quality materials.

    Mobile Homes Are Nothing Like Your Grandparents' Trailer
    Besides the fact that new mobile homes are built to tough FEMA regulations that cover all aspects of construction from wiring and heating to weather resistance, the construction process takes place in environmentally controlled facilities

    Top 4 Dream Mobile Homes
    Mobile homes have come a long way in the past 20 years. They are safer, and now they offer all of the upgrades of your standard tract homes. One thing that hasn't changed, though, even with the recent housing slump, is that new mobile homes continue to cost tens of thousands of dollars less than new tract homes.

    What exactly is a manufactured home?
    The Definition of a Manufactured Home From the Manufactured Housing Institute. The answer may surprise you.

    Who Can Benefit From A Reverse Mortgage?
    Reverse mortgages are becoming an increasingly popular lending option for older Americans. Reverse mortgages allow homeowners over the age of 62, the ability to convert a portion of their homes’ equity into cash, which they can receive in monthly installments or through a line of credit.

    No Longer Limiting Themselves to Motorhomes and Tents, Campgrounds are Now Providing Luxurious Accommodations
    For three decades, El Capitan Canyon catered exclusively to RV and tent camping enthusiasts seeking a quiet getaway in a rugged oak- and sycamore-lined canyon on the California coast, just west of Santa Barbara.

    The HUD Code is Very Important to Buyers
    When today's buyers take possession of a newly purchased manufactured home they can be assured that it was built to a stringent set of national regulations that ensure the safety and construction of manufactured homes.

    Some Facts to Ponder About Home Owners
    Each year Foremost Insurance Co. completes a study of the manufactured home industry. The facts in this column came from QUICK FACTS 2007, a pamphlet published by the Manufactured Housing Institute. The study is based on the year 2005. The results of this survey are based on more than 19,000 respondents nationwide.

    Manufactured Home Industry Loses Another Leader
    I did not know Bill closely as a personal friend; however, through industry functions I came to recognize what a nice guy he was. He was extremely knowledgeable about our industry and I was always amazed that, whenever I had a problem or question and called on him, not only did he have the answer but he got back to me almost immediately. If you needed help he was one of the first ones to step forward and volunteer.

    Price of not complying with statute may prove to be too great to pay
    I want to expand on the letter that appeared on March 27, 2007 from Stephen Pelser of Ocala regarding the FMO being the watchdog protecting the interest of people living in manufactured homes. With all the mobile home parks in the Ocala area this is important information for all mobile home owners.

    Manufactured homes meet high standards
    The first sentence of a letter to the editor published March 26 states, "trailers, mobile homes, manufactured homes -- whatever you call them -- should be outlawed, at least in states that are prone to these horrible tornadoes."

    Coastal Florida Mobile-Home Residents Conflicted Over Lucrative Buyout Offer
    The owners of nearly 500 mobile homes in one of the last waterfront trailer-park towns in South Florida stand to become instant millionaires if they agree to sell to a developer. But some are holding out, saying there are some things more important than money.

    Mobile homes are essential alternative
    You often hear it ? home ownership is a badge of social respectability and long-term rental housing is akin to throwing money out the window. But when you begin your housing search, you quickly learn that many options are out from the start.

    Banker calls modular housing key to recovery
    Bill Bynum is on a mission to put an end to the bureaucratic hang-ups keeping affordable housing from the people who need it most, and to help low- and moderate-income people in South Mississippi recover from Hurricane Katrina.

    Manufactured homes can bring buyers into market
    Many times, home prices are too high for consumers to realize the dream of owning a home. There is a way, however, to begin building that dream through the purchase of an affordable manufactured home.

    Quickly built house draws attention in storm-ravaged area
    A new house in the flood-devastated Lakeview area of New Orleans is drawing interest in the area not just because of how it looks but because of how it was built.

    Thousands tour modular open house Lakeview home built in 7 weeks
    At the open house for the new, yellow two-story home in Lakeview, the curious opened closet doors and kitchen cabinets, peered into bedrooms and bathrooms and looked up at the high ceilings.

    Couple tackles workforce housing problem
    Punta Gorda couple's gutsy decision to take on a really big local problem -- the shortage of workforce housing.

    Purchasing a Manufactured Home
    Your all-in-one center for buying your own home

    Financing Options for Manufactured Home Buyers
    Financing a manufactured home requires a slightly different approach than financing a site-built home. It is surprising how many options are available for the purchase of a manufactured home.

    Choosing Your Neighborhood
    As you shop for a new home and decide what type of community you want to live in, explore living in a manufactured home community. Today"s manufactured homes provide durable, state-of-the-art housing with custom features and options at prices you can afford.

    Manufactured Housing - A Sound Financial Investment
    In general, manufactured homes will appreciate at the same market rate as other homes in the same neighborhood, but, as with all housing, it is subject to the same market factors that affect appreciation.

    Homemaker Buyers turn to manufactured house
    While some Californians are fleeing the Golden State in search of more affordable housing, others lured to the beauty and great weather of Ventura County are turning to an alternative.

    7 On Your Side: What You Should Know Before Buying A Manufactured Home
    Allison Wells thought she'd never see her $1000 deposit again. Money she gave to now defunct Pleasant Homes in hopes of owning a manufactured home.

    Financing Your Manufactured Home
    There Are More Options Than You Think

    Financing your manufactured or modular home isn't as difficult as you might think. You may be surprised to see the variety of loan options available. Your retailer can help arrange financing for your new home, or if you prefer, you may contact a lender of your choice.

    Encinitas considers how to control price
    Chris Carbonel and Jerry Abels are residents at The Sands, which is fighting its owner to keep rents affordable. Some residents are trying to buy their spaces.


    Industry News

    Today's Mobile Homes: Exceptional Value, Expansive Living
    What sort of people purchase manufactured homes? All sorts. From rural Montana to urban San Diego and all points in between, Americans are keying in to the exceptional value and expansive living options of today?s mobile homes.

    Mobile Homes Make Great Vacation Getaways
    Did you know that mobile homes make the perfect vacation getaways? It's true. Not only are factory direct mobile homes significantly less expensive than a pre-existing or built-from-scratch house, they come in a variety of sizes and styles. The new mobile homes on the market are so well made and packed with upgrades, they often pass for custom builds.

    20 lose jobs as plant closes
    Four Seasons Housing Inc. will close one of its plants, laying off 20 people and moving 18 others to different buildings.

    As of July 1, all manufactured homes must be approved by licensed installer
    Traditional homes being built today are subject to numerous inspections, from foundation to electrical to a final walk-through prior to occupancy to ensure a safe environment. The same will be true for all manufactured homes in Ohio that are installed beginning next month.

    Laurel Creek Homes, the Newest Company to Enter Arizona's Manufactured Housing Business, Has a Recipe for Success, Even in the Worst of Times
    For the past two years, the real estate market has been heading into rough waters, with falling home values, declining home sales and mounting foreclosures, much of which is the direct result of several years' worth of easy credit and sub-prime loans.

    Manufactured home residents seek the first right of refusal
    Sen. George Bunting, D-Bethany Beach, calls Senate Bill 122 simple, but its effect is anything but uncomplicated in the ongoing debate over issues confronting residents of manufactured home communities in the Cape Region.

    Innovations boost image of factory-built housing
    Factory-built housing is touting environmental benefits and a fresh look to win a new generation of buyers as the industry continues to fight an image of cheap design and endure the same housing slowdown pummeling conventional home builders.

    Industry also copes with housing slowdown
    Factory-built housing is touting environmental benefits and a fresh look to win a new generation of buyers as the industry continues to fight an image of cheap design and endure the same housing slowdown pummeling conventional home builders.

    Home show looks at ultimate amenities for indoors and out
    Mobile-home parks are now called manufactured-home communities, according to experts at Four Seasons Housing Inc. of Middlebury, Ind, one of the construction companies utilized by 422 Home Sales in their "422 Ultimate Street of Dreams Model Homes Tour" at the Pittsburgh Indoor/Outdoor Home Show.

    Mobile homes are constructed to stay safe
    A report by the University of Florida School of Building Construction concludes that modern manufactured housing is comparable to and, in some cases, better than site-built structures, but that the negative portrayal of manufactured housing by the media has helped foster the public perception that factory-built homes are inferior.

    Factory-built homes have come a long way
    If you are thinking about building a new home, want to save money and have ideas of what you want in your residence, read Kit Homes by Rich Binsacca. Starting with a short history of the more than 75,000 Sears Roebuck kit homes built between 1908 and 1940, this unique book explains the pros and cons of today's factory-built homes.

    Factory Home Living
    Why Can't They Get The Story Straight?

    Consumers Hopeful Significant Changes Occur in Canadian Lumber Deal
    With Current Prices, Duties Will Be At Peak When Agreement Starts

    The Advantages of Manufactured Housing
    Why would you want to buy a manufactured home? Less Expensive, Quality Control & Amenities

    The HUD Code
    Manufactured homes are built to a quality-assurance standards administered by HUD.

    Manufactured Homes Offer State-of-the-Art Options & Designs
    Homebuyers in the market for affordable, technologically advanced housing realize that manufactured homes can fill that need.

    Patrick Industries Reports Increased Earnings and Sales
    Operating gains drive best second quarter and six-month results since 1999

    Patrick Industries, Inc. , today announced its net earnings more than quadrupled on a 20 percent increase in net sales for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006.

    Drew Industries Reports Record 2006 Second Quarter
    Increased Sales in RV and Manufactured Housing Segments Lead to 18% Gain in Profits

    Drew Industries Incorporated today reported its net income increased 18 percent on a 24 percent increase in net sales for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006.

    Lambert-Edwards RV & Manufactured Housing Investor Conference to Feature Leading Suppliers and Manufacturers
    Conference to Highlight Growth Prospects of Two Rebounding Sectors

    A group of the leading emerging growth companies from the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industries will present at the Lambert-Edwards RV & Manufactured Housing Investor Conference on June 8, 2006 in New York City.

    Sun Communities, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2006 Results
    Sun Communities, Inc. , a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates manufactured housing communities, today reported second quarter results.

    $12M manufactured-home factory planned for Skagit Valley
    A $12 million, 132,000-square-foot facility to build manufactured homes is being planned in Skagit County.

    HUD's Study OK's Homes for Coasts
    Acomparison by the Housing and Urban Development department has shown that HUD Code homes built to Wind Zone III specifications are equal in strength to site-built homes that withstand 130 mph winds.

    'Affordable' homes planned for Fort Pierce
    Northwest Fort Pierce could see its first wave of "affordable" new housing introduced by a private developer as early as next week.

    Advice on Buying a New Manufactured Home
    If you are contemplating the purchase of a new home, whether it is a manufactured home, a modular home, site built or panel built, you want to take steps to assure that you are making wise and not emotional decisions.