Posts Tagged ‘Plantation Oaks’

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News June 18 to June 25, 2017

June 25th, 2017 Comments off

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If you’ve been super busy, traveling, have been on vacation, or are new to the Daily Business News  on MHProNews, welcome to our weekly recap of the Manufactured Housing Industry’s News, Tips and Views that Pros Can Use.” ©



Let’s start with what’s New on

At Death, What do You do with a Mobile or Manufactured Home?

Highlights of What’s New on and the Daily Business News





Saturday, June 24, 2017




Rendering of unrelated modular home in San Bernardino, for illustration purposes, Credit: Express Modular

City Expanding Affordable Housing

 Friday, June 23, 2017

The Homeless are Finding Benefactors in Many Cities

Skyline Investor Move$ Spotlight; Other MH Stocks, Broader Markets Mixed



Senior Staff Shakeup at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)?


Are Americans Hunting for the Single Sectional Manufactured Home Alternative?

Competitive Enterprise Institute Grades Trump on Energy, Domestic Policies

 Thursday, June 22, 2017


Huge Loss to Affordable Housing Stock May Be in Offing

Residents of Green Tree Estates, l-r, Roz Bailey, Annabelle Bentley, Dianna Weys, Credit: Amy Reid-Surrey Now Leader

Investor$ Big Move$ – LPX Spotlight; Tricon, LCI lead, NOB, SKY Bleed

Free Resource for Retailers, Communities, Your Customers and Residents

Jana Kasperkevic, Tiny Houses, Manufactured Homes & Financing

USDA Celebrating National Home Ownership Month

 Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Fearful Residents Ask, “Are There Murderers Living Here?”

Modular Housing Scandal? HUD Investigating, Senator McCain Blasts, Wants Reforms

Insider Trades, UMH – Carlyle Surges, Skyline Slips

‘CFPB Rectal Exam,’ Congressman Stresses Need for Credit & Financial Reform, Manufactured Home Pros React



Is this MH Community Owner, Plus Thousands of Others, Unwittingly Waiving Rights Under Federal Law?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Summit Homes, Clayton Subsidiary, Donates to St Jude’s, Skyline JUMP$

Datacomp Releases Another JLT Manufactured Home Community – June 2017 Rent, Occupancy Reports, for Seven Markets



Posh, Massive New Manufactured Home Community Being Developed

War Talk Worries? How Is It Impacting Markets?

National Home Ownership Month, MSU Tornado Researcher-Mark Skidmore-Touts Manufactured Homes as “Great” Option


Monday June 19, 2017

SamZellEquityLifestylePropertiesChairmanRegulationsHarmSmallerBusinessResultConsolidationMHProNewsELS’ Sam Zell – Compliance Costs Destroys Smaller Businesses = Consolidation

Why Cavco Bought Lexington Homes, per Joe Stegmayer – CG, AMG, MHCV Up

Consolidation? Not just Manufactured Housing, Look at Banking – Similar Causes?

Starting Today, it’s Prosperity Now, CFED’s Rebranding

Michael Geller, Making a Home for Manufactured Housing, a Vision for America


Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News June 11 to June 18, 2017


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Plans for Once Denied MH Community Approved

January 23rd, 2012 Comments off

As follow-up to an article we wrote Jan. 16, 2012 about a revived proposal shelved ten years ago to develop an MH community in Ormond Beach, Florida, the Volusia County Council approved plans for the community Jan. 19. OrlandoSentinel tells the area, near the “Loop”, is a scenic route that passes by wetlands, beaches, a state park and is covered in part by a canopy of large oak trees. The development of 1,500 home sites will emerge on the 1,033 acres surrounded by traditional homes valued at $200,000 to $400,000. In 2002 the original plan fell to neighborhood pressure, and Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach LLC agreed to build 1,577 single-family site-built homes; but when the bottom fell out of the housing market, the homes were never built. The revised plan calls for multi-section homes for residents 55 and older with patios and garages. Plantation Oaks attorney, Jim Morris, says the homes will be made to look like neighboring houses. Opponents maintain taxes from the MH community will be significantly less than site-built homes, but the developer says there is no market for stick-built homes. Council member Carl Persis says the criticism amounts to a”not-in-my-backyard” mentality. Morris says construction will begin immediately.

(Photo credit: OrlandoSentinel–the “Loop”, a scenic route in Ormond Beach)

MH Community Proposed Again

January 16th, 2012 Comments off

MHProNews has learned from the Orlando Sentinel that a developer who was denied the right to site 1,500 manufactured homes in Volusia County on Florida’s east coast on a 1,033 acre tract in 2002 is trying again. Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach LLC would border a very scenic route of overhanging oak trees along Old Dixie Highway, state parks, and beaches and wetlands. When owners of homes that sell in the $200,000 to $400,000 range filed a lawsuit ten years ago, the development was shelved, and county officials approved 1,577 single-family homes that were never built because of the economic downturn. Rick Smith says, “We tolerated the fact that there would be homes built there, and we settled our lawsuit based on the fact that they took mobile homes off the table.” The plan calls for multi-section homes for an MH community of 55 and older residents with patios and garages, with a price range of $80,000 to $140,000. Jim Morris, attorney for the developer, says, “Denying this request denies my client the opportunity to do something positive economically.” Jim Ayotte, executive director of the Florida Manufactured Housing Association (FMHA), says the trend has been for MHCs to be developed into conventional homes. But he notes there is pent-up demand for manufactured housing “because 10,000 people in America retire each day, and these communities are a good option for them.”

(Graphic credit: BingImages)

Desireable Land in Fla. May Finally Become MHC

December 13th, 2011 Comments off

According to the News-Journal, a one thousand acre site in Ormond Beach, Florida, is once again rankling feathers. Turned down ten years ago as an MHC, $150,000 homes were supposed to be built, but none were. The developer has returned asking for an amendment to the agreement with Volusia County, asking to make it an MHC. Original opponents are up in arms that they have to fight again. The county would receive less revenue for taxes as an MHC than if the land were used for site-built homes. No revenue has been received for the ten years it has been vacant, and given the housing market, no other plans are in the wings. Plantation Oaks’ application will be heard by the Planning and Land Development Regulation Commission for a recommendation to the Volusia County Council. The County Council has the final vote on the application, which it can accept, reject, or modify in any way. Civil engineer Parker Mynchenberg’s plan is for mostly 55 and older residents who will have a golf course, club house, fitness trail, and other amenities.
(Graphic credit: News-Journal)