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Don’t Ignore the Real Facts about Manufactured Home Safety

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Media Contact: Tim Williams, OMHA Phone 614-799-2340 TWilliams@omha-usa.org Don’t Ignore the Real Facts about Manufactured Home Safety COLUMBUS, OH (May 10, 2017) – Manufactured homes built since 1976 are safer than homes traditionally built on land. Nationally, manufactured homes have 38-44% fewer fires and lower civilian fire injuries than site-built homes. The Ohio Manufactured Homes Association (OMHA) and the national Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) are setting the record straight about manufactured home safety in response […]

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MANUFACTURED HOME FIRE SAFETY: AN HONEST DISCUSSION

As reported on www.ManufacturedHomes.com MANUFACTURED HOME FIRE SAFETY: AN HONEST DISCUSSION By Leo Gomon Posted January 29, 2014 In Manufactured Homes MANUFACTURED HOME FIRE SAFETY: AN HONEST DISCUSSION There are those who believe that a manufactured home is more susceptible to fire than other types of dwellings. As a result, there are many who will not even consider this affordable housing choice. This would be understandable, if it was true, but the truth is that the modern manufactured home may […]

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National Fire Protection Association

As reported by the National Fire Protection Association Fire Safety in Manufactured Homes About manufactured homes Manufactured homes (sometimes called “mobile” homes) are transportable structures that are fixed to a chassis and specifically designed to be towed to a residential site. They are not the same as modular or prefabricated homes, which are factory-built and then towed in sections to be installed at a permanent location. In order to distinguish between modular, prefabricated and recreational trailer homes, the following definition […]

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ISSUE BRIEF: FIRE SAFETY

ISSUE BRIEF: FIRE SAFETY

Fire Safety Modern manufactured homes are safer than traditional site-built homes and pre-1976 mobile homes. The manufactured housing industry produces the safest and most fire-resistant home available in the market today. NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) STUDY- MANUFACTURED HOMES SAFER THAN SITE BUILT HOMES-FIRE SAFETY       The results of a 2013 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report comparing the impacts of fires on manufactured and traditional housing showed:  The fire-death rate in HUD Code homes, those built after 1976, […]

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2016 Louisville Show

2016 Louisville Show

The 2016 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky RECAP: We’re just back from the 2016 Louisville Home Show where we saw new models, great new features, bigger houses, the latest in energy efficiency, and many of these homes can be built to your own specifications. Manufactured homes have changed dramatically since their humble beginnings. The quality is outstanding. The choices are endless. Click Here to Hear More!   BACKGROUND: You Need To Be There! One would have to be […]

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High Price Mortgage Loan Appraisal Rules & Valuation Tools

High Price Mortgage Loan Appraisal Rules & Valuation Tools

High Price Mortgage Loan Appraisal Rules & Valuation Tools By Sherrie Clevenger, Managing editor of NADA guides Regulatory changes for manufactured housing appraisals are looming.  On July 18, 2015 appraisal requirements for financed manufactured home transactions will change.  Lenders will have several options to meet these requirements; and, this article shares what retailers and community owners need to know. Many people consider the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 to be one of the most complex pieces of legislation ever written.  The […]

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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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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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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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