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Glossary of Industry Terms

Glossary of Industry Terms

Glossary of Industry Terms Manufactured Home A home built in a controlled, factory environment on a permanent chassis that is designed to be used with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities. Manufactured homes are built to the federal Manufactured Home Construction Safety Standards enforced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Manufactured homes are constructed in sections and are delivered to the home site in one, two, or occasionally, three sections; they may […]

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The Myths: Wrong Ideas About Manufactured Homes

The Myths: Wrong Ideas About Manufactured Homes

The Myths: Wrong Ideas About Manufactured Homes Manufactured homes have come a long way since their “trailer” days. These affordable, factory-built homes offer more quality and style than ever before. New homeowners can virtually custom design their homes with the seemingly endless list of options available. Over 22 million people across the country have decided to make a manufactured home their way of life, and by the time you finish reading this article, you may make the same decision. You’ll […]

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OMHA Fact Sheet

OMHA Fact Sheet

OMHA Fact Sheet What: Ohio Manufactured Homes Association Purpose: A non-profit organization with a strategic vision that strives to make manufactured housing a standard way of life in Ohio. OMHA represents the interests of manufacturers, retailers, community owners and service providers to the manufactured housing industry in Ohio. Mission: To help people experience the lifestyle associated with home ownership in the most economical way. Whether it’s in a planned community or on private property of the consumer’s choice, manufactured homes […]

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Manufactured homes meet a variety of housing needs

Manufactured homes meet a variety of housing needs

Manufactured homes meet a variety of housing needs Manufactured homes are the fastest-growing type of housing in the U.S. for two reasons: affordability and value. This type of housing is the answer for thousands of Ohio residents who haven’t been able to qualify for their own homes at today’s prices. With site-built housing costs averaging $164,217 (without land), many residents are priced out of the market, especially if they are young, or have single or fixed incomes. With household composition […]

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Inside a manufactured home

Inside a manufactured home

Inside a manufactured home There are two ways to build a home. Outdoors in the elements … where materials, workers and the entire homebuilding process are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Workers are limited to the use of only basic tools. It’s also a place where construction can come to a halt for long periods of time because of the shortage of workers, or weather conditions. Or, you can choose to have your home built in a controlled, modern […]

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Is It Manufactured, Modular or Mobile?

Is It Manufactured, Modular or Mobile?

Is It Manufactured, Modular or Mobile? Manufactured, modular and mobile are terms that are often confused. Although they are all types of factory-built housing, there are some differences. Manufactured Homes A manufactured home is defined as a structure built on a permanent chassis that can be used with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities. Additionally, it is constructed in a factory with federal standards enforced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These […]

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A History Lesson

A History Lesson

A History Lesson Gone are the days of the traditional mobile home, a shoebox towed around on its own chassis. These days, the houses are set on a foundation, where they usually stay put. Some have a spiffier, more suburban appearance as well. Half the houses being sold are multi-section. When Fortune magazine reported sales of manufactured homes as “sizzling,” this was the explanation: sales of manufactured homes increased one year at a rate twice the overall rate of new single-family homes. […]

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