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Modular Housing Costs higher than Original Estimates

April 13th, 2016 Comments off

dublin_modular_for_homeless__utv_dot_ieFollowing the continuing story of modular homes for the homeless in Dublin, Ireland, the first installment of which were originally set for last Christmas, as MHProNews posted March 3, 2016, utv.ie reports the homes will now cost approximately 1.5 times more than originally stated, around €243,000 each ($215,298 USD). The original estimate was €100,000 each ($88,600 USD).

The first of the 500 proposed homes for several sites in the city, 22 modulars destined to be sited in Poppintree in north Dublin, will now be ready at the end of this month, well past the Christmas date originally set.

The Dublin City Council says it would be inappropriate to disclose the final cost since it is currently involved in negotiations with the builder.

Production was initially held up by inclement weather and work stoppage protests by neighborhood groups. ##

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Complaints Continue in Ireland about Delays on Modular Homes

March 8th, 2016 Comments off

Dublin_protesters__homeless_modular_housing_ballymun__rte_dot_ei__creditFollowing a story MHProNews has reported on numerous times, the last being March 3, 2016, about Dublin, Ireland’s plans to erect 500 modular homes in several different areas of the city to house the growing number of homeless families, one Councillor had harsh words to say about the delays.

Slamming the Department of Environment for the 22 homes for Ballymun that were supposed to be ready by Christmas as part of the first step, but now will not be ready until next month, according to player.98fm, Councillor Cieran Perry said, “The simple solution of building 22 modular houses in Ballymun can’t be completed given some rubbish excuse about a one day protest holding it up until the end of March is absolutely ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous!”

As MHProNews reported Jan. 26, 2016, inclement weather and physical threats against some of the staff and the equipment also played a part in the delay. ##

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Dublin City Council Sets Timetable for Siting of Modular Homes for Homeless

March 3rd, 2016 Comments off

dublin_ireland__proposed_modular_for_homeless_3_3_2016Updating a story MHProNews has been following since June 17, 2015 regarding the siting of 500 modular homes for the homeless in Dublin, Ireland, the first 22 homes slated for Ballymun that were set for completion by Christmas last, are now set to be ready for occupancy the end of this month. Protests that shut down work, threats against workers and bad weather have all contributed to the delay.

The deadline for the completion of an additional 131 modular homes for Finglas, Darndale, Cherry Orchard and Drimnagh has been moved from June—a deadline the Council no longer deems achievable—to the second week in Dec., 2016, according to irishtimes. The new plan splits the completion dates into four separate time slots.

Cherry Orchard in Ballyfermot, where 24 homes will be sited, is set for occupancy Oct. 17; the 29 homes planned for Knocknarea Road in Drimnagh will have 29 modular units and will be finished by Nov. 7.

The 38 homes at Belcamp, in Darndale, will be completed by Dec. 5. The largest of the sites, St. Helena’s Drive in Finglas with 40 homes, is scheduled for completion by Dec. 12.

All the homes will be two stories. A family of four will have two bedrooms, while a family of five will have three bedrooms. ##

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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Feb. 21-Feb. 28, 2016

February 28th, 2016 Comments off

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Discovering a 9 out of 10 “Mobile Home Park” Lifestyle


What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News

MHC development on Pacific coast may wash out, while Hillcrest MHC in New Hampshire gets nod for expansion. UK modular plant to hire 400-500, modulars for homeless in Dublin delayed—again, and Vancouver may provide 300 modular units annually for homeless. House committee seeks to repeal Volcker and CFPB. Chinese buying U. S. businesses and real estate at record rate. Buffett defends Clayton. Newer manufactured homes do not fit older MHC sites. Doug Ryan: Strip monopoly from MH financing. Bad actors in off site produced home sales stopped. 1981 MH on market for $1.8M. Much, much more in news and views about the manufactured home industry for you to peruse.

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Oracle of Omaha Defends Clayton Homes

Friday, Feb 26

Dubai-based Company moving on West Coast Workforce Modulars

Money Taken for Modular Homes, Promises Broken

Affiliated Managers Group Gains over Five Percent; Dow Slips

New Delays in Dublin Modulars for Homeless

Modular Home Factory to Hire 400 to 500

Sam Zell Continues Smiling

Thursday, Feb. 25

Older MHC Requires New Ordinance to Accommodate Larger Homes

Housing Market Recovery: Making Haste Slowly

ELS Gains +2.91%, Advances to $71.54; MHCV Gains +1.35%

House Committee Seeks to Repeal Volcker Rule and CFPB

Insider Trading at Patrick Industries, Inc.

Vancouver may Provide 300 Modular Homes Annually for Homeless

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Demographics of New York not Reflected in Home Purchase Loans

Universal Forest Products Gains +6.55 Percent in Two Days

Stabilizing Home Prices could make Home-buying More Feasible for First-time Buyers

Chinese Buying U. S. Firms at Record Rate. Will housing Fall-ow?

Tuesday, Feb. 23

35 Year-old Manufactured Home Lists for $1.8M

Sun Reports Q4 and Year-end Financials

Dow Rolls Back -1.14%; More MH-related Stocks Close Down than Up

Doug Ryan: Expand the Lending Opportunities for MH Buyers

Assetmark Increases Stake in Equity LifeStyle Properties

David Valenti Pleads Guilty to 19 Counts of Theft

Monday, Feb. 22

Fitch Ratings Predicts Homes for Sale Inventory to Change Little in 2016

Expansion for Hillcrest Estates MHC Approved by Planning Board

AMG Tops MH Gainers; Dow Begins Week Strongly

Real Estate Purchases by Foreign Nationals Rises

Modular Apartment Building Set within Two Days

California Coastal MHC Development Project may be in Jeopardy

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Feb. 14-Feb. 21, 2016 ##

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New Delays in Dublin Modulars for Homeless

February 26th, 2016 Comments off

dublin_modulars__player.98fmUpdating a story MHProNews has been following with over a dozen posts since Oct. 28, 2015, player.98fm reports from Dublin, Ireland, the modular units to house the homeless have been hit with another delay in Ballymun.

Initially scheduled for 22 homes to be ready for occupancy by Christmas, the project has seen a series of harsh weather-causing delays as well as work stoppage protests by neighbors of the placement who assert the land is for low-income housing. There have also been threats of damage and harm to the equipment and some workers, respectively, by ski-masked ruffians.

The goal of the Dublin City Council is to site up to 500 modular homes in different parts of the city, as the homeless population continues to grow. Residents in other neighborhoods of the city are also objecting to the modulars through meetings with officials and representatives, some to the point of threatening legal action, as well as demonstrations at the sites.

Now, the completed 22 modular homes to be sited in Poppintree at Ballymun, last delayed until the end of Feb., have been set for completion mid to end of March.

In the meantime, a non-profit organization, Right2Homes, has offered to build the homes given the land and fast track planning permission. ##

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Modulars for Dublin Homeless Closer to Completion

February 4th, 2016 Comments off

Dublin_modular__ireland__irishexaminer__creditContinuing to follow the ongoing saga in Dublin, Ireland where the city council is trying to begin the siting of the first 22 modular homes out of a planned 500, Environment Minister Alan Kelly insists the initial homes will be ready within weeks, offering security to “vulnerable and homeless families.”

Mr Kelly said: “These houses will be delivered by the end of February; furthermore we have another 135 [in Dublin], then we’ll have the 500 [across the rest of the country].”

Speaking at Ballymun where the first 22 were supposed to be ready before Christmas, Kelly noted the delays caused by inclement weather, work stoppage protests and threats of harm against some of the workers, according to what independent.ie tells MHProNews, which last reported on it Jan. 26, 2016.

As he toured one of the units with the Dublin City Council and Labour TD John Lyons, he said it is “better than most homes in Ireland,” adding, “When this is completed, it will be the fastest development of housing in the history of the State.” ##

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Opposition Mounts against Modulars for Dublin’s Homeless

January 26th, 2016 Comments off

Dublin_protesters__homeless_modular_housing_ballymun__rte_dot_ei__creditFollowing another chapter in the attempt by the Dublin, Ireland City Council to site up to 500 modular homes to house the homeless, as MHProNews last reported Jan. 18, 2016, Pinewood Residents and the Balbriggan Community Council (BCC), where the first 22 homes were to be sited, have vowed to oppose the project to the bitter end.

Following a meeting of the two groups, Chairperson Alice Davis of the BCC stated, “The atmosphere at the meeting was determined and people just felt that Balbriggan has been neglected for a long time and there is a lack of facilities and services in our community which have to be delivered before there is more development.

She also said residents were concerned with increased traffic congestion and road safety issues, according to independent.ie. The two organizations plan to meet with area Councillors to garner their support, and then encourage residents to submit objections at the next Fingal County Council meeting.

Ms. Davis suggested a public protest may follow that meeting. ##

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Completion of Modular Homes in Ballymun Set for mid-January

January 6th, 2016 Comments off

Dublin_protesters__homeless_modular_housing_ballymun__rte_dot_ei__creditFollowing the on-again, off-again development of modular homes to house the homeless at a variety of locations in Dublin, Ireland, as MHProNews last reported Dec. 18, 2015, the plan to have 22 modular homes ready by Christmas on Balbutcher Lane in the Ballymun district was stalled for a week by protesters. Inclement weather further halted preparation of the site, and then physical threats from masked thugs to burn the contractor’s equipment again brought the development to a stop.

The protesters claimed the property had been designated in support of the CTSL co-op for 40 homes in the same area, according to irishtimes. Following a site meeting on Jan. 6, 2016, the contractor informed the Dublin City Council that an updated schedule will provide for the 22 homes to be completed by mid-January. ##

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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Dec. 27, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016

January 3rd, 2016 Comments off

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College Education Made In Perpetuity – The Kalamazoo Promise; Von Washington Jr – where Affordability and Quality of Life Meet

Home/Manufactured Home Article/Lies, Advocacy Journalism and Statistics – Seattle Times/BuzzFeed Attacks, Warren Buffett’s Clayton Homes Defends – charges of Racism and Discrimination – Critical Analysis

What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News

Manufactured home community opening in Arizona. New Hampshire gains another resident-owned community. MH industry in nationwide spotlight on PBS news show. SSK adds two manufactured home communities in Indiana. Insider stock trading at Cavco, while Gendell unloads more Patrick stock. November pending home sales fall. Consumer confidence on the rise. Skyline stock skyrockets, Equity LifeStyle Properties stock makes solid gains. Modular homes raise ire in Ireland. Capital One arranges MHC loan. And much much more in news and views for you to peruse as you welcome the New Year.

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

SSK Adds Two Manufactured Home Communities in Indiana

Friday, Jan. 1

Manufactured Home Community becomes Co-op in New Hampshire

Gendell Unloads more Patrick Stock

Stock Markets Closed Today; Peruse 2015 in MH-Related Stocks

Happy New Year, 2016!!!

Thursday, Dec. 31

Dow Closes Worst Year since 2008

Lenders Receive Reprieve on Minor Errors in Closings

Pending Home Sales Slip in Nov.

Insider Trading at Cavco Industries

Wednesday, Dec 30

Manufactured Housing to be Featured on PBS

Skyline Lives up to its name, Surging 31.58 Percent

Consumer Confidence on the Rise

Equity LifeStyle Properties Stock on a Roll?

Battle in Dublin over Modular Homes for the Homeless Escalates

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Pre HUD Code Home brought in Illegally

Modular Home Builders Pushing to Dispel Myths of Factory Built Homes

Deer Valley Corp. Falls 8.00 Percent; Dow Advances over One Percent

MHCC to Meet in Louisville

Contractor Charged with Stealing over $175,000

Monday, Dec. 28

Skyline Corp. Ends Fall; MHCV closes at 1140.1

Sun Leaves Diseased Tree, Declares Quarterly Dividend

Capital One Provides $11M+ Loan for Starlight in Southern CA

Arizona Manufactured Home Community to open Soon

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Dec. 20-Dec. 27, 2015 ##

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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Dec. 13-Dec. 20, 2015

December 20th, 2015 Comments off

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Local Star Chambers Wage War on Affordable Housing

What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News

Thugs threaten modular homeless housing in Dublin. Dodd-Frank reform dropped from bill. Fowl foul manufactured home expansion. Ordinance classifies 3 types of MH. Site-built starts & permits rise. More Patrick stock goes on block. Vertical MHC once planned 20 stories high—not modular. FHFA pushes chattel loans to GSEs to become mortgage loans. MHARR chastises FHFA over chattels. Modular home slated for historic district. CFPB slops auto loan discrimination charge. Capsys cashing out. Commissioners scratch “seven-year itch” in AZ. And much, more in news and views for you to peruse.

Saturday, Dec.19

Vertical Manufactured Home Community Built, then Scrapped

Friday, Dec.18

Flying Fowl Foul Fort Wayne Formula for Expanding Manufactured Home Community

MO Commission Insufficient in its Oversight of New Manufactured Homes

Nobility Homes spikes 6.61%, as Dow Drops over Two Percent

Terra Nova Acquires $603,000 of Sun Shares

Threats Shut Down Modular Home Site

Expansion of Carrington Pointe MHC Planned for Fort Wayne Area

Thursday, Dec. 17

New Ordinance Classifies Manufactured Homes into Three Types

Sun Communities ordered to Remove Tree or be Fined

MHCV Falls nearly two percent; Dow Drops just under 1.5 Percent

Building Permits, Groundbreakings Up for the Month and Year

Gendell Continues Off-loading Patrick Stock

Spruceland of Canada selling both Manufactured Home Communities

Wednesday, Dec 16

Ingenia Buys Tourist Park, Adding 54 Manufactured Homes

Dow, several MH-related Stocks Advance on news of Interest Rate Hike

MHARR Underscores Need for MH Chattel Loans to be Included in new Duty To Serve Proposal

Housing Market Index Slips

Dodd-Frank Reform not Included in Omnibus Appropriations Bill

FHFA Proposal could Reform Sale of Manufactured Homes

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Massachusetts Town wants to Classify Manufactured Homes as Affordable Housing

Modular Home Proposed for Long Vacant Historic Property

Fed expected to raise Interest Rates at their Meeting Wednesday

Construction Workers in Short Supply in U. S.

Residents Removed from Land Lease Community in north British Columbia

CFPB based Car Loan Lawsuits on Information it Knew was Bogus

Monday, Dec. 14

Modular Builder Capsys closing Brooklyn Navy Yards Facility

AMG Drops nearly 13 percent in Two Days; Dow Regains 103 Points

Rules Regarding Manufactured Home Siting answered

Commissioners Step Back from Restrictive Seven-year Ordinance

Delaware Association Bestows Scholarships on Students who Reside in Manufactured Homes

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Dec. 6-Dec. 13, 2015 ##

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