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Manufactured Home Sites Transitioning to Stick Built

June 1st, 2015 Comments off

eden_mobile_home_park_eden_nc__google__creditBack in the early 1980s when interest rates were running around 15 percent, veteran North Carolina builder Homer Wright constructed Northridge Mobile Home Park in Eden, North Carolina so those of modest means could find an avenue to affordable homeownership. The manufactured home community has 130 home sites, and at one time they were all filled, according to greensboro.

Looking to the future as he developed Northridge, Wright made the home sites large enough to accommodate stick-built homes. Now, as people have moved their manufactured homes, often to their own land in other parts of the county, he has begun a development of site-built homes. None of the MH owners are being forced out, but as they move, homes are going up in a subdivision now renamed Summit Place.

Just as he encouraged homeownership in the past, MHProNews understands Wright is laying similar groundwork: His houses start at $89,500 as a draw for first time homeowners and retirees. ##

(Photo credit: google photos -Northridge Mobile Home Park)

matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-comArticle submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.

Prevatte Honored by NC Manufactured and Modular Housing Industry

September 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Tonnie Prevatte  robesonian com  creditA veteran of over 40 years in the manufactured and modular housing industry, and the owner of Prevatte’s Home Sales in Lumberton, North Carolina, for 25 years, Tonnie Prevatte received the Rollan Jones Member of the Year award as voted by the members of the North Carolina Manufactured and Modular Homebuilders Association (NCMHA). “This distinguished award is a tribute to Tonnie for his continuous service to the membership of NCMHA and unwavering support to the association as a whole,” association president Cliff DeSpain said. According to robesonian.com, Prevatte was honored at the association’s annual meeting in Greensboro. MHProNews has learned Rollan Jones was a member of the class of 1994 in the RV/MH Hall of Fame, and served 15 years on the board of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). ##

(Photo credit: robesonian.com–Tonnie Prevatte)