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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Feb. 14-Feb. 21, 2016

February 21st, 2016 Comments off

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Tucson MHC to be developed. Utilities now metered at MHC homes. Plans approved for MHC expansion. Patrick posts strong financials for quarter, year. MHC residents seek rent control ballot initiative. Mandated sprinklers dousing new home builds. Senate 682 stymied by special interest groups. City passes enforcement of MH standards to county. Modular housing sheltering refugees landing in Europe. UK also has affordable housing problem. Off site built homes gaining in Iowa. Corpus Christi may infill city with MH. HUD rule separates MY from RV. Much, much more in news and views for you to peruse as you sip your morning jo.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2016

Tucson Manufactured Home Community to be Developed

Friday, Feb 19

Master Metering of Utilities Upgraded to Direct Metering of MHC Residents

Mass. School Planning Modular Classrooms to Ease Crowding

Encore Wire Supplies Wiring to Manufactured Homes

MHCV Gains +1.02 Percent, Cavco Edges Up

Housing Affordability Rose in Q4 2015

Final Plans Approved for Expansion of Manufactured Home Community

Thursday, Feb. 18

Rep. Walorski Elaborates on HUD Rule Change

County Sets Hoops for Manufactured Home Owners to Jump through

Patrick, UFPI and Carlyle post Solid Gains

Patrick Industries Notches Strong Q4 and Year-end Financials

Manufactured Home Community Residents seek Rent Control in Northern CA

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Housing Starts, Home Builder Confidence Fall; Building Permits, Mortgage Apps Rise

Deer Valley, Carlyle Group, Patrick Industries Post Significant Gains

Maryland Counties want to Opt out of Mandated Sprinkler

Cutting through Media Fog for Manufactured Home Owners and Pros

Responsibility for Enforcing MH Installation Standards Passes from Snowflake to County

Who Else has an Affordable Housing Problem?

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Texas Manufactured Home Sales Statistics

Nobility Gains +7%, Berkshire Hathaway Slips, NASDAQ Advances +2.27%

Macedonia Refugee Center Importing more Modular Units

Kansas Manufactured Housing Association Opposes Home Building in Prison

Northeastern Iowa Growing the Off-site Homebuilding Market

Monday, Feb. 15

Patrick Expansion to Add 84 Jobs

Millennials Living with Family See Income Drop

City may Infill Vacant Property with Manufactured Homes

U. S. Stock Markets Closed Today

New Proposal from HUD Draws Applause

MHC Owner Carlyle Group has Deep Washington Ties

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Feb. 7-Feb. 14, 2016 ##

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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Oct. 4-Oct. 11, 2015

October 11th, 2015 Comments off

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Kim Capen Medville ROC – MH Appreciation and the Senior Community Lifestyle

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MH Production continues rising. Maryland county shuns sprinklers. Doug Ryan remains oppositional. Clayton adds site-built homes. MHI elects new officers. ELS and Killem get strong buy rating, Drew gets buy rating. UMH seeking MH retail stores. FEMA helps CA fire victims. Solar Decathlon thru Oct. 18 in CA. Patrick stockholder dumps more. Tiny Home subdivisions. Manufactured homes in New Mexico buyer assist program. Much more in MH news and views as you sip your latte on the veranda.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Clayton Acquires Georgia-based Site-built Homebuilder

Friday, Oct. 9

Stock of Equity LifeStyle Properties gets Strong Buy Rating

Doug Ryan, CFED, HR 650/S 682 and Manufactured Home Lending

Four of Top Ten Cities with Mortgages by Millennials are in Louisiana

Dow Gains 4% on the Week, but Down on the Year

State Law Eases Manufactured Home Disposal

Maryland County Seeking to Douse Sprinkler Law

Thursday, Oct. 8

Drew gets “Buy” Rating

Passages: Jeffrey Allen

UFPI Outperforms other MH Stocks; MHCV gains +1.54 percent

Patrick Major Shareholder Unloads more Stock

FEMA Doles Out $4.5 Million to Fire Victims

Raymond James Upgrades Killam Properties to “Strong Buy”

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Manufactured Homes may House Fire Victims

Subdivisions of Tiny Homes Rising in Colorado

Solar Decathlon Competition opens in California, runs Oct. 8-Oct. 18, 2015

LPX Posts Significant Gains Three Consecutive Days, as the Dow Gains +122 Points

Ron Breymier to Lead IMHA-RVIC

Tiny Apartment Plugs into Framework, Moves to another City’s Framework

Tuesday, Oct. 6

MHI Elects New Officers and Presents Annual Awards

Manufactured Home Production Continues Rising

LPX Posts Significant Gains Two Consecutive Days

Yutzy Elected Treasurer of Kansas Manufactured Housing Association

Leading Community Operator Wants to Buy Manufactured Home Retail location

Student Built Modular Home will House Habitat for Humanity Family

Monday, Oct. 5

Planning Board Denies Siting of Modular Home

MHCV Gains +3.10%; Carlyle Spikes 9.19%; Dow Shoots Up 304 Points

Councilors to Discuss Infrastructure at New Hampshire Co-operative

Manufactured Homes Included in New Mexico Home Buyer Assistance Program

Manufactured Home Community Reduced for WalMart

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2015 ##

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Modular Homes must have Sprinklers

September 28th, 2012 Comments off

The herald-mail reports the Washington County Board of Commissioners in Maryland voted unanimously to opt out of a state mandated requirement to install sprinkler systems in all new one and two-family houses and townhomes. The Maryland General Assembly passed a measure earlier this year to prevent local jurisdictions from diluting the sprinkler requirements for town houses as well as one and two-family homes. However, at the end of June they were told they could remove the requirements for one and two-family homes if they passed an amendment by Oct. 1 of this year. Although no mention is made of manufactured homes, MHProNews has learned new modular homes are still required to have sprinkler systems.

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Another Maryland County Stems the Sprinkler Flow

August 13th, 2012 Comments off

In a story just previous to this one, we reported the city of Cumberland, Maryland in Allegany county in the northwest corner of the state opted out of the state mandated sprinkler system law. In Salisbury, Maryland, Wicomico County officials at the southeastern end of the state also agreed the sprinkler should be optional by a 6-1 vote, with the naysayers proclaiming it is the homeowner’s decision. New modular homes are already required to have sprinklers, so the law only applies to stick-built. As mdcoastdispatch tells MHProNews, modular builder Brian Adkins of Atlantic Bay Homes urged the officials to not opt out because it gives traditional builders an unfair advantage. He said, “We’re not any different than stick-built homes. We’re not going to catch fire any faster and we’re not going to burn down any faster. It’s unfair to single us out.” Joan Strang, representing the Coastal Association of Realtors, noting tough times in the real estate market, said, “I understand where the modular builders are coming from, but if we don’t opt out, we’re going to see a lot of builders out of business.”

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Council May Throw Water on Sprinkler Law

August 3rd, 2012 Comments off

bangordailynews reports from Rockland, Maine, the Rockland City Council will consider slackening its measure requiring sprinkler systems in newly constructed homes to lessen the financial burden for people who want to build in Rockland. Approved by the council in Dec. 2009, Mayor Brian Harden says the systems may cost twice as much as previously estimated, up to $4,500 for a 1,500 square foot house. The revisions, to be considered at the Aug. 13 meeting, include exempting homes within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant, ones that have hard-wired smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors outside sleeping areas, and certain building materials that retard the spread of fire. State law exempts modular homes from the law, although a recent modular housing development has agreed to install sprinklers. As MHProNews reported yesterday, the Allegany County Commissioners in Maryland is considering rolling back a sprinkler system for new homes for fear of driving new home builders away.

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Commissioners Give Sprinklers a Wet Blanket Welcome

August 1st, 2012 Comments off

The CumberlandTimesNews in Cumberland, Maryland says Allegany County Commissioners will consider a proposed change in the county’s sprinkler law that will delay the stricter regulations until the state adoption of the International Residential Code (IRC) takes effect in 2015. Currently, all multi-family dwellings are required to have sprinklers, but the new law requires all town homes and one-and two-family homes, including manufactured and modular homes, to have sprinkler systems. County commissioners say the systems cost $3,000 plus, and will drive new home buyers and builders to surrounding states that do not require sprinklers. “I am for safety, but I think this whole thing stinks … this is a personal preference we lost,” Commissioner Creade Brodie Jr. has said. As MHProNews reported, last year the Pennsylvania Legislature repealed a sprinkler mandate.

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Modular Home for Canadian Armed Forces Base

March 19th, 2012 Comments off has learned from IntelligencerCanada Royal Homes Ltd. of Wingham, Ontario won the contract to supply the Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) at CFB Trenton with a two-story modular home. The 1,437 square foot dwelling will have three bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, an attached garage, and a fire suppression system using sprinklers. Derek Fulford of the CHFA says the agency is comparing the value of the modular home with a comparable stick-built home as the base considers the condition of the 456 homes in the residential area that were built in the 1940s and 1950s. “We are looking at replacing those units that can’t meet the current building standards when it comes to refurbishment,” says Fulford. The stick-built home will be constructed on the lot adjacent to the modular home.

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California Ordinance Requires Sprinklers in MH

January 26th, 2012 Comments off

RedBluffDailyNews of Tehema County in north central California tells an ordinance passed by the Tehema County Supervisors requires all manufactured homes produced after Jan. 1 to have a sprinkler system installed. The measure does not apply to existing manufactured homes. The ordinance also applies to multifamily homes with two or more units, and comes on the heels of a fire sprinkler system requirement for conventional homes that took effect Jan. 1, 2011. The new ordinance goes into effect 30 days after its adoption.

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New Hampshire House “Drowns” Sprinklers in MH

October 13th, 2011 Comments off

The Boston Globe reports the Associated Press says, following the same action in the state senate last month, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill that prevents local communities from regulating sprinklers. Gov. John Lynch had vetoed the bill, but the House overrode his veto 266-61. The legislation blocks local jurisdictions from mandating the use of sprinklers in one and two-family homes, as well as in manufactured housing. Lynch says the bill removes local control and restricts fire suppression options. Supporters say sprinkler systems add thousands of dollars to costs and hamper job growth.

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Pennsylvania House Throwing Water on Sprinklers

March 4th, 2011 1 comment

As reported on, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is on the verge of passing a bill rescinding the sprinkler mandate that came into effect January 1, 2011 for all new homes constructed under the 2009 International Residential Code.  Mary Gaiski, Executive Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association (PMHA), says once the bill passes the House, it will move on to the Senate where it is virtually assured of passing.  Governor Tom Corbett has said he will sign the bill.  Manufactured housing is currently not covered under the sprinkler mandate because HUD Code preempts local and state jurisdiction, and does not require sprinklers.  Rescinding the law will save Pennsylvanians thousands of dollars and help remove the threat of it applying to manufactured housing.