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CFPB Report Validates MH Calls for Regulatory Relief

CFPB Report Validates MH Calls for Regulatory Relief

CFPB Report Validates Manufactured Housing Industry Calls for Regulatory Relief Bureau’s findings show potentially significant loss of credit available to consumers and disparate impact of regulations on manufactured housing over site-built counterparts Washington, DC—On September 30, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its report Manufactured-housing consumer finance in the United States to provide “a comprehensive understanding of manufactured housing and its financing.” The report highlights differences in costs and financing available between the site-built and manufactured housing markets, as […]

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CityScapes at Mills of Carthage

CityScapes at Mills of Carthage When the City of Cincinnati, Ohio, decided to revitalize the neighborhood known as Carthage by relocating an industrial plant, it chose to redevelop the site with new, affordable housing. However, like countless other cities across the nation, it faced a major dilemma. Local homebuilders were either unable or unwilling to build homes on the site that met the pricing and architectural guidelines established by city officials. That’s when the manufactured and modular housing industry stepped […]

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Planned neighborhoods replace yesterday’s trailer parks

Planned neighborhoods replace yesterday’s trailer parks

Planned neighborhoods replace yesterday’s trailer parks Turning onto the street, you see brick patios, decks, stone and brick exteriors, biking and walking paths, and golf courses. There’s a luxurious clubhouse surrounded by a pool, tennis courts and a playground area. Sound like an upscale, suburban subdivision or condominium community? Maybe. Or, it could be a new manufactured home community. That’s what is being developed for manufactured homes purchased today. Residents pay a monthly lot rental fee, which often covers services […]

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The inspection system for manufactured homes

The inspection system for manufactured homes

The inspection system for manufactured homes It can generally be acknowledged that a building code is only as good as the enforcement system that accompanies it. The manufactured home enforcement program required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a thorough and efficient system designed specifically for the factory production environment. Because the factory pace differs from that of the construction site, the manufactured home enforcement system is necessarily different too. The goal in both cases, […]

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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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