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MHI National Industry Awards

Click here to go to the MHI website for more information.

Here are the following awards categories:

  • Land-Lease Community of the Year (includes four regions of the country)
  • Retail Sales Center of the Year (includes four regions of the country)
  • Design Awards for Manufactured and Modular Housing – includes production home award categories by square footage and a Small Home Award
  • Manufactured or Modular Home Interior Design/Home Merchandising – includes two categories – Manufactured or Modular Home Interior Design (located at a Retail Sale Center, a model home in a land-lease community, or an interior design by a manufacturer) and Land-Lease Community Clubhouse Interior Design (New Construction or Renovation)

 


Step 1 – Register on the site

To enter an awards category, you must register in the online awards system by clicking on the ‘Register’ link on the top of the page.  If you have already registered on the site, please login to manage your entry information.

Step 2 – Submit your entries.

You can submit multiple entries, upload all required entry materials for judging, and pay your entry fees through this online awards system.  The deadline for entries, fees and materials is March 24, 2017.

Award winners will be notifed by April 19, 2017.

Awards will be presented at the 2017 National Industry Awards Luncheon on May 3, 2017 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada during the 2017 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing.  For more information on the 2017 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing being held on May 2-4, 2017 at Caesars Palace please visit www.congressandexpo.com.

February 10, 2017 Posted by | General Information | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Manufactured Home Shipments

Again we are seeing an increase in housing sales.  Nationwide this year’s year to date is 19.3% higher than last year with unit sales increasing by 5,249 homes.  Overall the housing market is looking good, and we are beginning to be able to take advantage of it.

Maine and Connecticut, +97.4% and +188.2%respectivly, are the two states that have seen the biggest increase in manufactured housing shipments as the housing and job market stabilization is finally planting roots on the Northeastern coast.

Some in the Midwest such as the Dakotas and Wyoming have seen a decrease in manufactured housing sales but this is mostly due to the seasonal and volatile nature of jobs in the Oil industry.  The drop in sales in this region is more reflective of the Oil industry than it is the housing industry.

Overall sales are up nationally and I’ve spoken with several bankers and realtors from my area expressing that the flood of foreclosures that had been on the market has begun to dry up and property values are on the rise.  Due to the rising property values and the shrinking inventory of existing homes in the housing market, new buyers are being forced to either site-build or turn to manufactured housing as a way of becoming homeowners or purchasing their next home.

July 26, 2016 Posted by | General Information | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

4,780 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in February 2015

In February 2015, 4,780 new manufactured homes were shipped, an increase of 9.7 percent from February 2014. The trend reflected gains across the board, with shipments of single section homes and multi section homes up by 13.6% and 6.1 percent respectively, compared with the same month last year.  Total floors shipped in February 2015 were 7,263 an increase of 8.3% compared with February 2014.

Compared with the prior year, 2015 recorded shipment increases in January & February. For the first two months of this year, shipments totaled 9,722 homes compared with 8,668 homes in 2014, a net increase of 12.2%

The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of shipments was 67,398 in February 2015, down 4.9 percent from the adjusted rate of 70,837 in January 2015. The SAAR corrects for normal seasonal variations and projects annual shipments based on the current monthly total.

The number of plants reporting production in February 2015 was 121 and the number of active corporations was 38, both unchanged from the previous month.

Information provided by MHI

May 12, 2015 Posted by | General Information | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

4,942 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in January 2015

In January 2015, 4,942 new manufactured homes were shipped, an increase of 14.7 percent from January 2014. The trend reflected gains across the board, with shipments of single section homes up by 28.8 percent compared with the same month last year, and shipments of the multi-section homes showed an increase of 4.1 percent. Total floors shipped in January 2015 were 7,567, an increase of 10.8 percent compared with January 2014.

The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of shipments was 70,837 in January 2015, down 0.7 percent from the adjusted rate of 71,347 in December 2014. The SAAR corrects for normal seasonal variations and projects annual shipments based on the current monthly total.

The number of plants reporting production in January 2015 was 121 and the number of active corporations was 38, both down from the numbers in December 2014.

Information provided by MHI

March 25, 2015 Posted by | General Information | , , , , | Leave a comment

H.R 650 – Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act

Members of the House Financial Services Committee have reintroduced legislation to help our industry!  H.R 650, the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2015 was introduced on February 2nd by Representatives Stephen Fincher (R-TN), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Andy Barr (R-KY) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).

Last year, H.R 1779 was introduced and co sponsored by 114 bipartisan representatives.  The Financial Services Committee passed the bill by a unanimous voice vote.  Despite all of our efforts, the bill did not make it all the way through the process prior to adjournment. When it was reintroduced last week it was given a new number, and the co sponsorship list starts again at zero.  MHI has started an advocacy page to make it easy for all of us to contact our representatives and request their support.  Click here to send an email to your representative!

February 10, 2015 Posted by | Legislation | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show

The Show will be held in Louisville, KY on January 21st, 22nd, & 23rd!    Click here for more information about the show!

Here is the Seminar Schedule:

Wed 10 AM – 11 AM. Manufactured home financing (personal property and “land/home” lending). The CFPB’s regulations will be in place by the time of the Louisville Show, and finance expert and moderator Dick Enrst of FinmarkUSA.com will lead a panel made up of the top Industry Lenders on current financing available. “Complying and Surviving with Dodd-Frank rules in Manufactured Home Lending. ”If you sell or lease homes anywhere in the United States, don’t miss discussion! It may be worth the entire trip to Louisville!

 Wed 11:10 AM – 12 noon. Modern Marketing that sells more homes and fills more vacant home sites! Learn free and low cost Tools, Resources and Methods available today to improve the image of our Industry and how YOU and YOUR operation can use them to drive more customers with cash or good credit to your sales center or community. Presented by MH marketing and sales veteran, LATonyKovach.com.

 Thursday 10 AM – 11 AM. Lesson’s Learned: A Panel Discussion by Manufactured Home Community Owners and Professionals on Proven Ways to Improve Your MHC and Bottom Line Performance. Get tips from seasoned pros who have profited in large, medium and small MHC operations. Something for every size community operator, don’t miss it!

 Thursday 11:10 AM to 12 noon. Manufactured Home Land Lease Community Commercial Lending Panel. Some 5 of the top MHC commercial lenders and brokers will be on hand for this always popular interactive discussion! Moderated by Dick Ernst of FinmarkUSA.com

December 10, 2014 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2014 National Industry Awards

The 2014 National Industry Awards were presented to the recipients at an awards luncheon on April 30th at the National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing. 

“These award winners are leading the way in providing outstanding products, value, customer service, creative solutions and state of the art homes that today’s homebuyers desire. They are being recognized today for their leadership, vision and dedication in enhancing and moving the manufactured and modular housing industries forward,” said MHI President & CEO Richard Jennison.

LAND-LEASE COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR AWARDS
(Northeast/Mid-Atlantic) – The Fairways at Mays Landing, Mays Landing, NJ
(South) – Schalamar Creek Golf & Country Club, Lakeland, FL
(Midwest) – WeatherStone Village, Kalamazoo, MI
(West) – Prairie Greens, Frederick, CO

RETAIL SALES CENTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
(Northeast/Mid-Atlantic) – Oakwood Homes, Glen Allen, VA
(South) – Synergy Homes, Statesville, NC
(Midwest) – Clayton Homes, Georgetown, KY
(West) – Advantage Homes, San Jose, CA

DESIGN AWARDS
Manufactured Home Design
-New Single-Section Manufactured Home Design (Production) – Cavco/Durango “Superstition Views”
-New Manufactured Home Design – 1800 SF or Less (Production) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “Balboa Island 2440 Jade”
-New Manufactured Home Design – Over 1800 SF (Production) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “Balboa Island 3005 Sapphire”
-New Single Section Manufactured Housing Design (Concept) – Fleetwood Homes, Inc. “Eagle 18662R”

Modular Design
-New Modular Home Design – 2200 SF or Less (Production) – R-Anell Housing Group, LLC “Extreme Value Series Model 850 – Wrap Porch”
-New Modular Home Design – Over 2200 SF (Production) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “Gray’s Crossing”
-New Modular Multifamily or Duplex Design (Production) – Clayton Commercial Buildings “Hempstead Lofts”
-New Modular Home Design – 2200 SF or Less (Concept) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “The Palo Alto”
-New Modular Home Design – Over 2200 SF (Concept) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “New Vine Homes”
-New Manufactured Home Design – 1800 SF or Less (Concept) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “Hedgehouse”
-New Manufactured Home Design – Over 1800 SF (Concept) – Fleetwood Homes, Inc. “Metropolitan 30603M”

NATIONAL AWARDS

Manufacturer of the Year – Cavco Industries, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
National Lender of the Year – 21st Mortgage Corporation, Knoxville, TN
Regional Lender of the Year – CU Factory Built Lending, San Antonio, TX
Floor Plan Lender of the Year – 21st Mortgage Corporation, Knoxville, TN
Manufactured Home Community Operator of the Year – YES! Communities, Denver, CO
Manufactured Home Community Lender of the Year – Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, Carlsbad, CA
Manufactured Home Community Broker of the Year – ARA National MHC Group, Denver, CO
Supplier of the Year – Style Crest, Inc., Fremont, OH

For information about entering the 2015 National Industry Awards competition or about this year’s awards, contact Cheryl Berard at 703-558-0668 or via e-mail at cheryl@mfghome.org.

 

 

May 1, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2014 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured & Modular Housing

The 2014 Congress & Expo will be held on April 29 – May 1, 2014 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Exhibitors include mortgage lenders, insurance services, and appraisal services. Don’t miss out on seeing 21st Mortgage, Champion Home Builders, Clayton Homes, CU Factory Built Lending, GE Capital Real Estate, Keystone Commercial Capital, Triad Financial Services, U.S Bank and Wells Fargo. Attendees will be able to partake in top quality educational programs, networking events and listen to keynote speakers.    Attendees also won’t want to miss the highly acclaimed annual NCC Spring Forum presented by the MHI National Communities Council.  Click here to register!

March 18, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2014 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show

The Louisville Show’s theme for 2014 will be “Show me the Money!”  The Louisville Show’s participating manufacturers, vendors, associations and seminar presenters will all be working together to bring you the most networking, business building opportunities possible.

Last year, the Show featured 39 homes, this year they have ‘passed’ sold out the space, to bring the number of show homes to 48! The upcoming site plan will be posted at the LouisvilleShow.com website.

Here is a list of SOME of the Manufacturer & Supplier Exhibits that will be there: Adventure Homes, Appalachia, CMH/Family of Brands, Clayton/Middlebury, Giles Industries, Norris, Schult/Middlebury, TRUmh, Commodore Homes, Dutch Homes, Fairmont Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Fortune Homes, Halls, Harmony Homes, Hart Housing, Manufactured Housing Enterprises, Maynardville
Ritz-Craft, Redman Homes, Rutledge, Skyline Corporation, 21st Mortgage Corporation, Alliance Credit LLC, Atwood Mobile Products LLC, Blevins, Inc., Cascade Financial Service, CU Factory Built Lending, Cutting Systems, Inc, DMA Skirting, Dura-Bilt Products, Inc.
Electric Eel Manufacturing, Equity Trust Realty, First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation,  Manufactured Housing Institute (NCC), MHWC, Mobile Tire and Axle, Mountain Side Financial,  NADAguide, NORDYNE, PolyVulc USA, Premier Home Mortgage, Professional Warranty Service Corporation, Rainmaker Software, R-CO Products,  RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum & Library, Style Crest, Triad Financial Services, US Bank Manufactured Housing Finance,

Mark your calendars now for the best attended event in manufactured housing in all of 2013, The Louisville Show, January 22-24.  You can register for this event on their website. Click here to register.

November 27, 2013 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

H.R. 1779 Update

HR1779 Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Stephen Fincher(R-TN), Bernie Thompson (D-MS) and Gary Miller (R-CA) to reduce regulatory burdens that impede access to affordable manufactured housing finance.  The bill would remedy provisions of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd Frank) that impact the consumer’s ability to obtain the mortgage financing needed to purchase a manufactured home.

Bi-partisan Cosponsors are needed!!!

As of 7/26/13, there are 42 cosponsors, 9 Democrats and 33 Republicans.  The House is in recess for the month of August.  The goal is to get 120 cosponsors by the time they return in September. 

We need relief from regulations coming from the CFPB and effective January 14, 2014 without relief, the regulatory burdens to manufactured home loans will impact all facets of the industry and every homeowner.

 MHI appreciates the dedicated assistance from industry members and the national network of state associations to secure co-sponsors to this important bill. For more information on the legislation, visit the MHI Web site or contact MHI Vice President of Government Affairs Jason Boehlert at jboehlert@mfghome.org or (703) 558-0660.

MHI continues to work with Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), who respectfully serve as chairman and ranking members of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, to introduce companion legislation in the Senate.

Please take the time to contact your U.S. Representative and request they co-sponsor the legislation, Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act (H.R. 1779).

August 7, 2013 Posted by | Legislation | , , , , | Leave a comment