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Thousands Come, Manufactured Home Shoppers Attend MMHA’s Novi Home Show

October 31st, 2017 Comments off

ThousandsAttendNoviHomeShowMichiganManufacturedHousingIndustryMMHADailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsIn a release to MHProNews, The Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) stated that it “put on its second MMHA Home Showcase and presented six manufactured homes to nearly 5,000 attendees at The Novi Home Show, held at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, in mid-October,” 2017.


The homes highlighted the various styles, sizes and prices that are available from various MMHA-member manufacturers,” said the MMHA.

The trade association tells the Daily Business News that “The homes ranged from 746 square foot single-section to a 2,100 square foot multi-section home with open floor plans, built-in entertainment centers, gourmet kitchen islands, fireplaces, porches and additional upscale features. Each home was well-appointed and staged.”


Video, stills per the Novi Home Show, MMHA. Collage by MHProNews.

The MMHA Home Showcase, held in conjunction with The Novi Home Show, was the perfect setting to highlight these stylish, beautiful homes,” said Darren Ing, show director for the MMHA. “To hear so many people complimenting the homes, designs and styling was exciting and encouraging.”


The Novi Home Show is located near Detroit, MI.

After the positive responses from manufacturers, community operators and the general public regarding the MMHA Home Showcase last year, the association decided it was definitely worth the time and effort to bring these homes to the public again,” said Richard Winkleman, director of community operations for AJR Development and MMHA board of directors’ president.

Founded in 1941, the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) is one of Michigan’s oldest trade associations, they non-profit group stated. Their event demonstrated their commitment to public education about the value of modern manufactured housing. ## (News, analysis, commentary.)

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Top Trends for Manufactured Home Buyers

November 7th, 2016 Comments off

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.


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.


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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MMHA “Show Within a Show” Delivers Results

November 2nd, 2016 Comments off

Novi Home Show. Credit: MMHA.

The Novi Home Show took place October 14th-16th in Novi, Michigan and featured six different manufactured home models, courtesy of the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) as a part of the Suburban Collection Showplace.

Billed as “a show within a show,” nearly 5000 people had a chance to tour models from Skyline Homes, Champion Home Builders and Clayton Homes over a three-day period.

The success experienced at the MMHA Home Showcase demonstrates the increasing awareness and interest of manufactured homes,” said MMHA director Darren Ing. “While it has been a while since the association coordinated such an event as the MMHA Home Showcase, it won’t be the last.

According to the MMHA, the association worked closely with manufacturers, retailers and communities to coordinate the arrival and setup of the home showcase.

Skyline, Champion and Clayton had a variety of homes on display, including Champion’s Athens Park model home, coming in at 400 square feet.


Champion Homebuilders Tiny Park Model. Credit: Champion Homebuilders, Marketwire.

The Novi Home Show is an excellent venue to showcase the beauty and affordability of the homes,” said MMHA member Jerry Ruggirello, of AJR Development. “Team members and representatives from manufacturers, communities and retailers were on site to answer questions and give tours.

The MMHA is dedicated to sharing the benefits of manufactured and modular home living with the pubic and improving the image of manufactured housing.

MHLivingNews featured the Novi Home Show last month. That story is here. ##

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