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Top Trends for Manufactured Home Buyers

November 7th, 2016 Comments off
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A Clayton Homes kitchen on display. Credit: Clayton Homes.

News from the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) shows the top two trends in manufactured home design are the master suite and the kitchen.

Based on the reactions of people touring six model homes during the recent MMHA Home Showcase at The Novi Home Show at Suburban Collection Showplace, these trends are what homebuyers are looking for,” said MMHA Director, Darren Ing.

The majority of the buying decision comes down to the kitchen and master bath,” Danya Mallad, vice president of sales and marketing for HomeFirst, a manufactured home retailer based in Birmingham.

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Danya Mallard. Credit: LinkedIn.

Almost everyone that walks through will comment ‘I can’t believe this is a manufactured home.’ We like to hit them with the unexpected.

Customers are intrigued by the stylish kitchens that use custom colors like chocolates, ash tones, and Irish cream cabinets,” said Mallad.

Mallad is also seeing deeper kitchen sinks, gooseneck faucets, glass tile back splashes and plank-style flooring, along with traditional granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

Additional high-end kitchen features include gourmet islands, pantries full of storage options, smart electronic stations and the continuing popular industrial light fixtures trend throughout the house.

Master suite bathrooms will continue to be spectacular and completely pampering. I definitely see over-the-top showers with rainfall shower heads, body sprayers and full, gorgeous tile all along with shower towers,” said Mallad.

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A HomeFirst Home. Credit: HomeFirst.

When people come to an open house at Millstone Pond manufactured home community in Lenox, kitchens and bathrooms are typically the first things they ask about,” said community manager Ken Wendt. “Manufactured homes already come with pretty upscale kitchens, but you can always custom order your perfect kitchen.

A number of manufactured homes were on display recently as a part of the Novi Home Show in Novi, Michigan. The Daily Business News provided post event coverage here. ##

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“Burr-head” dies, funeral planned for Industry veteran

November 22nd, 2011 Comments off

Black_ribbon Rest in Peace wikimedia commonsCullmanSense reports that Gary “Burr-head” Don Allcorn, 57, of Addison, AL passed away on November 21, 2011 in Birmingham. Allcorn was born on August 31, 1954 in Addison. He attended Addison High School. He worked for Cavalier Homes, and most recently for Southern Energy Homes for the last 5 years. He is survived by his son, William Allcorn; sisters, Kay Pigg and her husband Gordon “Billy”, and Ava McCurley and her husband Larry. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Artris and Leona Vashti Allcorn; brothers, Doug Allcorn, Dellace Allcorn and Robin Allcorn. MHProNews extends its condolences to the family, friends, associates and loved ones.

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FEMA Homes Restricted in Another Alabama Community

June 8th, 2011 Comments off

Alabama’s 13 says Cordova is not the only city in Alabama hit by the April 27 tornado that does not allow manufactured housing outside an existing community of factory-built homes.  Fultondale, just outside Birmingham, has a similar ordinance that Mayor Jim Lowrey says will be enforced, while adding the city will help the 80 families displaced find housing if needed.  Lowery says the lots in the area most damaged by the storms are not large enough to accommodate a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) home, and that the 100 Oaks community has six available home sites.  Renee Bafalis of FEMA confirms that no requests have come from Jefferson County, and that “the housing has been taken care of through rental and other means.”