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Williams, Allen and others give Thumbs Up

June 16th, 2013 Comments off

manufactured-home-living-news.com-laptop- (1)Manufactured housing professionals have long known that an image building campaign would benefit the industry in many ways. So it’s no surprise that First State Manufactured Housing Association’s Jennifer Allen, Tim Williams from the Ohio Manufactured Homes Association and a number of other industry executives and professionals have expressed encouragement for version 2.0 of ManufacturedHomeLivingNews.com as a serious starting place for an industry image campaign. Tim Williams told MHProNews, “Well done Tony…you are one of the top innovators in our industry!” Jennifer Allen said, “Hi Tony – I checked out the site and I must say very nice.  I found it to be a good resource for me to use and to share with others.  Industry image is truly important….!” MHProNews publisher, industry consultant and MHLivingNews.com co-founder L. A. “Tony” Kovach said, “NAR studies say some 94% of housing shoppers do part – or all – of their shopping online before looking at homes. That’s a huge opportunity for manufactured housing. We started by listening to industry professionals, researched past image efforts, plus looked at our and the experiences of other Internet savvy pros. So this truly is and will be a collaborative effort. We appreciate the thoughtful commentary and the okay of these various leaders to quote their thumbs-up comments. We welcome feedback and support from those interested in advancing the sales of more factory-built homes and attracting more good customers via such an image and educational effort. We appreciate too the sponsors who are making this new effort possible.” More comments from other industry professionals who provided comments for publication can be found at this link. ##

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Community Owner Wins after Appeal

September 26th, 2012 Comments off

<p><b><i>Seasidesignal <b><i>tells MHProNews that a Clatsop county OR hearings official revised his order on Sunset Lake RV and MH Resort after a challenge by owner Ken Hick.  Hearings Officer Paul Elsner, has authorized up to 75 permenant and short term spaces on the roughly 4.4 acre property.  Hick appealed an earlier ruling by the hearings officer to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.  In May, the Oregon Land Use Board remanded the case back to the county, ruling that Elsner had not provided sufficient findings for his order limiting the number of units on the property.</p? <p>(Photo credit: Woodalls)</p>Seasidesignal tells MHProNews that a Clatsop County OR hearings official revised his order on Sunset Lake RV and MH Resort after a challenge by owner Ken Hick. Hearings Officer Paul Elsner, has authorized up to 75 permanent and short term spaces on the roughly 4.4 acre property. Hick appealed an earlier ruling by the hearings officer to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals. In May, the Oregon Land Use Board remanded the case back to the county, ruling that Elsner had not provided sufficient findings for his order limiting the number of units on the property.

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Concern Over Property Values in Joplin

January 12th, 2012 Comments off

Joplin_Metropolitan_Area from Wikimedia CommonsFrom Joplin Missouri comes a story about community concern over property values should maodular homes arrive. From KOAM TV, MHProNews.com learns residents are upset that modular units are coming to the Cedar Ridge neighborhood, and officials say there’s nothing in the city code to prevent it. The city approved a building permit in November for three modular homes. “We were devastated,” homeowner Harvey Hutchinson says in the report. The homes are produced by Clayton Homes and the companies’ Director of Marketing, Carl Hill says in the report studies have confirmed there’s no evidence adding modular to a neighborhood mix results in reduced value of adjacent properties. Some residents say in the report however the modular units look like manufactured homes. The article attempts to explain the distinctions by making unfortunate and inaccurate comparisons saying that manufactured housing “is more of what people think of as a mobile home, and the modular houses are basically built up to our code and basically constructed off site.” According to the Manufactured Housing Institute, manufactured homes are federally regulated by the HUD Code. The HUD Code provides the design and construction requirements for the complete production of the entire home in the factory, with some modifications permitted for on-site completion. Modular, panelized and pre-cut homes fall under the auspice of the model building code enforced in the jurisdiction where the home is to be located. Built before 1976, mobile homes, however were not built to the HUD Code.

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New solar energy system for homes can track the sun

September 15th, 2011 Comments off

AllSunTracker_credit_BrightEnergyBrightEnergy reports on a partnership between Vermont-manufactured AllSun Tracker solar electric system and ReVision Energy to bring a new technology to homeowners and businesses throughout northern New England. Designed and manufactured in Williston, VT, AllSun Trackers uses innovative GPS and wireless solar technology to follow the sun throughout the day.  This boosts solar energy production by up to 45 percent.  The ground-mounted solar systems are designed for homes, businesses, non-profits, and commercial-scale installations. In northern Vermont, a single 4.2 kW solar tracker will produce an average of 490kWh of energy per month, enough to power the average New England home.  “Committed to meeting our growing clients’ needs and interests, the Vermont-made AllSun Tracker has been an excellent addition to our installation hardware. More and more people are excited about the prospect of creating their own source of energy and with the AllSun Tracker they can optimize their production yielding a better return on investment,” said Phil Coupe, partner of ReVision Energy.  David Blittersdorf, president and CEO of AllEarth Renewables said “With more than 800 trackers installed in Vermont alone, this new partnership will continue to help make solar possible throughout northern New England.”

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