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Developing with Manufactured Homes by Steve Hullibarger

This 172-page book is written specifically for builders and developers just getting started in manufactured housing development. Written by noted industry expert Steve Hullibarger, the book explains the industry from the developer’s perspective and covers such topics as:

  • The differences between the site-built and factory-built construction
  • Selecting and working with a manufacturer
  • Zoning and land use regulations
  • Site planning, foundations and installation
  • Site-built additions and enhancements
  • Infill development opportunities
  • Sales and marketing
  • Finance

Price: $42 (includes shipping)




Follow the Rules:  Frequently Asked Questions about Consumer Financing for Manufactured Home Community Operators

This booklet takes a common sense approach to exploring the impact of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rules on community operators. Written in practical terms and filled with information, it addresses the most frequently asked questions and includes sample forms and lists.

Price: $20 (includes shipping)




Manufactured Home Installation Guide – 2nd Edition – by George Porter

This book from MHI Press is designed as a training manual as well as a companion document to the manufacturer’s installation instructions. It contains over one hundred photos and illustrations to enhance the reader’s understanding of the installation process. An independent testing organization, PSI, has developed an exam based on the book’s content. The book is an invaluable resource to states as they adopt and implement installation training and licensing programs that comply with the Manufactured Home Improvement Act of 2000.

Price: $56 (includes shipping)




Renewing Your Manufactured Home Community:  A Community Owner’s Guide to Upgrading by Donald Westphal, Craig White & Roderick Knoll.

The book guides both experienced and novice community owners through the complex transformation of an older community into an attractive, desirable development that will increase both resident pride and the value of the community. Written with the perspective that each community has a unique set of issues, Renewing Your Manufactured Home Community provides a step-by-step analysis on how to evaluate what improvements make the most sense for each individual community. The book takes the reader through the planning, construction and financing stages and illustrates how to achieve upgrading goals through an in-depth look at some successful renewal projects from around the country.

Price: $37 (includes shipping)




Monthly Economic Report

In both profitable and challenging times, there is a need for credible, timely and accurate information about the manufactured housing industry.MHI’s Monthly Economic Report Monthly Report) is the only complete source for industry statistics and the key economic data that impact manufactured housing. Now completely electronic, the Monthly Report provides the latest industry statistics. An annual subscription to the Monthly Economic Report includes 12 Monthly Reports the most current monthly industry and economic statistics and analysis. MHI members receive free subscriptions with membership. Non-member price: $1,000

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How to Buy a Manufactured Home

This 16-page booklet is a comprehensive manual for consumers that are considering or are in the process of buying, a manufactured home. Provides information on choosing a home, what types of features are available, warranty coverage, site preparation and final home inspection, among others. This booklet is produced in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission. Perfect for use in sales centers, public trade shows and by associations for potential homebuyers. Price: Free. Download booklet