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Maine Offers Energy Star Manufactured Home replacement plan for pre-1976 Mobile Home owner/residents

August 26th, 2013 Comments off

maine-state-housing-authority-MaineHousing’s tells MHProNews about their pre-1976 Mobile Home Replacement Initiative, which provides income-eligible Maine residents with an opportunity to replace the pre-1976 mobile home they own and occupy as their primary residence with a new Energy Star-certified manufactured home. The initiative combines an amortizing, interest-bearing MaineHousing mortgage loan with a $30,000 MaineHousing grant to be used to help get residents into a new energy-efficient home in the same location where they currently live. Down payment and closing cost assistance is available through MaineHousing’s Advantage option. MaineHousing spokesperson Deborah Turcotte told Maine PBN that “Persons interested in this program may meet with one of our partners throughout the state – the list is on our Web site – to get the process rolling.” ##

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Factory-built Housing Rises North

July 30th, 2013 Comments off

Sales of factory-built housing are increasing in Manitoba, Canada as first-time buyers and those reaching retirement seek affordable housing. The Modular Housing Association reports annual sales of modulars nearly doubled from 260 units in 2007 to 492 homes in 2012 for the entire province. Sales of manufactured housing through the southern Manitoba area Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reveal they are up four percent, including a jump of 93 percent in May alone. Two Winnipeg real estate developers who build modular communities say the city turns down offers to build modular communities even though there is a growing need for affordable housing. According to what winnipegfreepress tells MHProNews, a city spokesperson says the developers wanted to build a modular community in an industrial area.

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