Posts Tagged ‘home improvement’

A Show Within a Show at The Novi Home Show

October 7th, 2016 Comments off

Champion Homebuilders “tiny house” park model home. Credit: Champion Homebuilders, MarketWire.

The Novi Home Show takes place October 14-16 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

The show is a “one-stop destination” for home improvement products for every type of project, and will include landscaping exhibits and experienced businesses available to consult or for hire.

The Novi Home Show will also host the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) Home Showcase, which will feature six model homes from member manufacturers, including a “tiny house” park model, under 400 square feet. Industry builders include Champion Home Builders, Clayton Homes and Skyline Homes will be featured.


Credit: Novi Homes.

Each home will be completely decorated and furnished. Representatives from manufactured home communities and retailers will be on hand to answer questions about manufactured home living.

More information on the Novi Home Show including times and ticket prices, is available at the link here. ##


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RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

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California Offering Assistance for Low income Manufactured Home Buyers and Rehabbers

April 5th, 2016 Comments off

mh_wide_load__credit__moiFunded by CalHOME through the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the city of Garden Grove, California is offering First Time Homebuyer and Home Improvement programs for manufactured housing (MH) through Oct., 2017, or until the funds have been expended.

The First Time Homebuyer program is aimed at low-income applicants who are purchasing their first home. The applicant cannot have owned a home in the last three years, according to what oc-breeze tells MHProNews, must purchase an MH in the city, and must occupy the home for the life of the loan.

They also have to attend a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved Homebuyer Education Program and qualify under the income requirements. The purchase price of the home cannot exceed $65,500. Garden Grove is offering free HUD approved, homebuyer workshops for anyone who wants to learn about the program.

Meanwhile, the Home Improvement program assists low-income MH owners in rehabbing their homes, provided the owner occupies the home throughout the lifetime of the loan and meets the income requirements. Additionally, all work must meet Garden Grove Municipal Code and Uniform Building Code standards. Minimally, health and safety standards must be eliminated. ##

(Photo credit:Matthew J. Silver–new manufactured home on the highway)

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Modular Dwelling will be Featured at Home Show

March 7th, 2013 Comments off

MyDesert reports from Palm Springs, Calif. the Desert Living Home Show is anticipating record crowds as the economy improves and home values rise, which will hopefully have homeowners thinking about home improvement. The event is expected to attract 5,000 attendees who will be eyeing barbecue islands, kitchen appliances, and cabinetry, and will feature a small modular home near the entrance, allegedly an eco-friendly dwelling. As MHProNews has been informed, some 130 vendors will be displaying their wares.

(Photo credit: Carver Construction/Seattle Times–Coast Cabins of Marysville, WA)

Home Improvement another Positive Housing Sign

January 28th, 2013 Comments off

Door and Window Market Magazine states a study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University indicates the market for remodeling is being stimulated by foreclosures being revitalized, seniors retrofitting their homes in response to changing needs, and energy conscious homeowners making their homes more sustainable. Homeowners over 55 accounted for more than 45 percent of all home remodeling, up from about 30 percent a decade earlier. Joint Center Director Eric S. Belsky says, “After limited spending during the housing bust, renovating the more than one million distressed properties that were sold in 2011 contributed nearly $10 billion to home improvement spending. With about three million more foreclosures and short sales in the pipeline, there is even more such spending ahead of us.” The study showed market spending on energy-related projects increased from 23 percent in 2007 to 33 percent four years later. MHProNews understands some of the remodeling uptick is the result of refinancings that save borrowers on their house payment.

(Photo credit: digplanet)