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Former Magnolia Homes Modular Facility Re-opening as Family Built Homes

April 13th, 2016 Comments off

magnolia_homes__geringcitizen__jerry_purvis__creditUpdating a story MHProNews last posted June 18, 2015 about the possible re-opening of the former Magnolia Homes in Gering, Nebraska, starherald reports former owner Doug Fillingham is set to re-open as Family Built Homes, hiring many of the same employees who lost their jobs last June when Magnolia ceased operations.

The Gering City Council approved a $200,000 economic development grant for the modular housing company to get up and running again. Says Fillingham, “Our plan is to build high quality modular housing. We are going to use quality materials, solid surface countertops, quality flooring, and so everything is going to be top end,” We are planning on putting folks back to work in the community. That employee base will be 40-50 employees once we get up and running.

He says he has been in contact with 25 former employees of Magnolia who are ready to go back on the production line making modular homes.

Part of their business plan is to expand sales into Colorado where Fillingham said they had a banner year in the housing market last year, but also targeting South Dakota and Wyoming.

Gering is in west central Nebraska, near the Wyoming line. ##

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Sunday Morning Recap June 14, 2015 to June 20, 2015

June 21st, 2015 Comments off

Sunday_morning_recapIn manufactured housing news, UMH planning MHC as other MHCs closing, programs help MH buyers, MHC sells for $98k per homesite, Texas reports MH sales. In modular news, Magnolia Homes may be revived, Brad Pitt moves mods to Indian Rez, Mods house Irish homeless, micro mods go urban. In company news, Skyline stock on roller coaster, Cavco likely to get tax abatement, insider trading at Patrick. Meth lab clean-up in MH disputed. More……

Saturday, June 20, 2014

Pilot Program will Provide Energy Efficient Manufactured Homes in DE

Friday, June 19

UMH Properties Alters Plans from Modular to a Manufactured Home Community

Program will Assist Buyers of Manufactured Homes

Skyline Corp. Rises up, Falls Down all Week Long

Texas Reports Sale of Manufactured Homes

Public Hearing Follows Cavco’s Request for Tax Abatement

Gendell Unloads more of Patrick Stock

Thursday, June 18

Ohio Measure would Require Community Owners to Clean up Meth Labs

Skyline Corp. Continues its Roller Coaster Run, while the Nasdaq Hits a New High

While Home Starts Fall, Housing Permits Rise in May

Concordis Developing Micro Modular Units in Urban Settings

Modular Builder Magnolia Homes may be Rescued

Reservations for Induction Dinner Ahead of Last Year

Wednesday, June 17

Florida’s The Villages Expanding Continuum of Care for Seniors

Liberty Homes Plummets, Nobility Homes Rises, MHCV Slips

Residents of Closing Manufactured Home Community have Concerns Addressed

Davis Homes in NC Offers Paths to Manufactured Home Ownership through USDA

Rep. Ed Royce Questions HUD Sec. Julian Castro

Modular Homes Destined for Homeless in Dublin

Tuesday, June 16

Modular Builder Hires Pete Murray as President

Skyline Corp. Spikes; Donald Trump Running for President, Yikes!

More Insider Trading at Drew Industries

Fire Fee in Florida Disproportionately Affects Manufactured Home Residents

Canadian Group Protests Closing of Manufactured Home Community for Senior Facility

Manufactured Homes Planned for Durango, but More could be Justified

Monday, June 15

High End Manufactured Home Community Sells for $13.8 M

MHCV Advances 6th Straight Day, while Dow Falls over 100 Points 2nd Straight Day

Builders of Single-family Homes see Brighter Days

Brad Pitt’s Foundation Installing Modular Homes for Fort Peck Indians

Michigan has New Member on Manufactured Housing Commission ##

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Manufactured Home Receives Arkansas Variance

July 23rd, 2013 Comments off

The Magnolia (Ark.) Planning Commission approved a variance request for the siting of a manufactured home in an R-2 zoning. Virginia Ball asked for the variance so she may provide living accommodations for a relative. She has one year to site the home, after which she will have to ask for another variance, according to magnoliareporter. A new ordinance is pending, as MHProNews reported here July 16, 2013, that will restrict manufactured homes to R-3 zoning.

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Siting, Appearance of Manufactured Homes Proposed

July 22nd, 2013 Comments off

Updating and adding to a story posted by MHProNews July 16 concerning restrictions on manufactured housing (MH) placement in Magnolia Ark., the Magnolia City Council will consider the second part of the ordinance, which deals with the particulars of each manufactured dwelling. All homes must have a perimeter foundation enclosure or skirting, shingle or metal roofs, and a built-in porch or a four foot by eight foot landing with steps and a handrail. Concrete, asphalt, or SB-2 or better gravel driveway of no less than a 20 foot width is required, plus off-street parking space for four vehicles. Unless a home is brand new and under warranty, it is subject to a thorough inspection inside and out, including the utility hook-ups, according to magnoliareporter. A manufactured housing community must be at least three acres in size, and each dwelling is to have a minimum of 200 square feet of recreational area, be no taller than 15 feet and sited at least 15 feet away from the nearest home.

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City Planners Restricting Manufactured Housing Sites

July 16th, 2013 Comments off

The Magnolia, Ark. Planning and Zoning Commission has proposed restricting manufactured homes (MH) to R-3 zoning, thereby keeping it out of R-2 and R-1 zoning. The new measure would require amending zoning laws for most of this whole city, located in southwestern Arkansas, as MHProNews has learned, affecting hundreds of homes. By law a sign must be posted in every yard that is up for the change, and each property subject to rezoning must be published. Commissioner Christine Durham will seek an alternative to this costly legal notice. The second ordinance reflects state code that requires manufactured homes to have porches, skirting, roofs that blend with the house and driveways. If the Magnolia City Council approves these measures, the planning commission wants to also change zoning in five other areas that would further restrict the siting of manufactured homes, according to magnoliareporter.

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Planning Commission Still Considering MH Siting Ordinance

May 21st, 2013 Comments off

Following up on a story MHProNews last posted Feb. 15, 2013, concerning a temporary moratorium on the siting of manufactured homes in Magnolia, Ark., magnoliareporter says the Magnolia Planning Commission will continue its discussion at its next meeting. While current regulations require a 65-foot minimum width for siting a manufactured home, Talmadge Johnson Management company has requested a variance to site a home on property 61.67 feet wide.

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MH Siting Discussion Continues

February 15th, 2013 Comments off

Following up on a story MHProNews posted Jan. 22, 2013 in which the Magnolia (Ark.) Planning Commission placed a temporary moratorium on the siting of MH in the town, the commission has scheduled a meeting to continue discussion for Monday, Feb. 18 in the City Council Chambers. A survey of respondents last month indicated by two-thirds majority townsfolk want more regulation of manufactured homes outside of communities. The magnoliareporter says the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association’s executive director J. D. Harper will address the commission.

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Planners may Tighten Siting of MH

January 22nd, 2013 Comments off

The magnoliareporter informs MHProNews from Arkansas the Magnolia Planning Commission placed a temporary moratorium on the siting of manufactured housing in the town, following a survey in which approximately two-thirds of the respondents favor more regulation of manufactured homes. One third of those surveyed say the government has no business in making decisions about MH. Based on the survey results, the commission may more stringently regulate them.

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The Other Side of the ND Housing Shortage

January 3rd, 2012 Comments off

MHPronews.com has reported several times about the North Dakota oil boom that is drawing thousands seeking well-paying jobs, spiking the demand for ASAP housing. “Man camps”, modular dormitories for mostly male oil field workers have sprung up around Williston, ND. Some people are sleeping in cars, tents, and RVs. The strong demand for single-family factory-built homes, is partly being met by Chief Custom Homes, Magnolia Homes, and Champion Homes of Nebraska. The TusconCitizen tells us another side effect of the money pouring into the area has produced a housing demand in Arizona. Real estate agent Rocky Parra of Gilbert, AZ has sold eight homes in recent months to North Dakotans. “A lot of people have struck it rich,” he says. “Oil companies are coming in and buying businesses and land. They’re selling up there at the peak and buying down here at the bottom.” Home prices have fallen by more than double in Arizona. Blaine Bjella sold his cabin and six acres to an oil company that made him an offer he could not refuse, and bought a $5 million 8,000 square foot mountaintop estate with a view of Phoenix, Mesa, and Scottsdale for $2.1 million cash. He returns monthly to oversee his auto repair and truck businesses, and knows more than 50 other North Dakotans who are moving to Phoenix. The population of Williston has grown by 15 percent in the last decade.

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