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    Affordability and Speed

    By Angelica Prater

    December 1, 2020

    Today, in the united States, housing is facing two major problems-affordability and time lag to build. The cost to construct a new, site-built home is skyrocketing; the cost of lumber alone has risen 87% since March. Builders are unable to finish a home in less than 12 months in most cases—sometimes two years! Lack of […]

    Ways to Help Save on Your Utility Bill

    By Shelby Romero

    November 30, 2020

    Check out these simple tips to help save on your utility bill. For most of us, the utility bill can be the biggest bill we pay each month! With these tips, we’ll help you save money on your utility bill all year long. Adjust the Thermostat  Keeping your thermostat properly adjusted during the year is […]

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING

    By Kirby Horton

    November 25, 2020

    Be Thankful! Be Grateful! Enjoy your time with family and loved ones, and make new memories to cherish forever. May this Thanksgiving bring you the gifts of prosperity, joy, happiness and good health. We wish you a very happy, safe and a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

    La Lista De Verificación De Mantenimiento Mensual Definitiva Para Su Casa.

    By Angelica Prater

    November 21, 2020

    Ser propietario y cuidar de una casa es una gran responsabilidad, pero conocer buenos consejos de mantenimiento puede facilitar la vida. Navegue sin problemas por el mantenimiento mensual de su casa con nuestra lista de verificación de mantenimiento. Al igual que un chequeo médico regular, un programa de mantenimiento de casa es importante para el […]

    The Ultimate Home Monthly Maintenance Checklist .

    By Angelica Prater

    November 20, 2020

    Owning and caring for a home is a big responsibility but knowing great maintenance tips can allow for easy living. Smoothly navigate your home’s monthly upkeep with our home maintenance checklist. Like a regular health check-up, a home maintenance schedule is important for every house’s upkeep. Continuing to check on your, appliances, heating and cooling, […]

    Nice Car or Nice Home? Have the best of both!

    By Shelby Romero

    When buying a mobile home to save money, you can have a nice home and a nice car! Affordable mobile homes mean more money to spend on what you want. Happiness is what you make it, and while many people say it’s better to buy a nice home than a nice car, truthfully, you get […]

    Hosting A Thanksgiving Dinner

    By Shelby Romero

    November 12, 2020

      Hosting Thanksgiving can be stressful, especially if you’re doing Friendsgiving too. But, instead of stressing over the holidays, use these hosting tips to enjoy great food while also spending quality time with your family and friends! If you’ve ever hosted a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner, you know how stressful it can be. But the […]

    How to Winterize a Mobile Home

    By Shelby Romero

    November 5, 2020

    How to Winterize a Mobile Home Some good intention and a dedicated day or two are all it takes to winterize a mobile home. If you want to take the extra step, there are a few items to consider for purchase that will help make your home better insulated, safer, and more comfortable. Now is […]

    Nashville based Investor/Operator Completes Improvement and Sale of Tennessee Manufactured Housing Community

    By Angelica Prater

    November 4, 2020

    Nashville, TN (October 29, 2020) – The Firm, Inc., a National Manufactured Housing Community  Investor/Operator, with the investor group, successfully completed the sale of Oakwood Mobile Home Park in  Clarksville, TN. The project demonstrated meaningful improvements of the homes and community for  residents, and led to a successful investment exit for the investor group. The […]

    Nashville based Investor/Operator Completes Improvement and Sale of Georgia Manufactured Housing Community

    By Angelica Prater

    October 29, 2020

    Nashville, TN (October 26, 2020) – The Firm, Inc., a National Manufactured Housing Community Investor/Operator, successfully completed a total rehabilitation and sale of Emery Hills Mobile Home Park located in Augusta, GA. The Emery Hills Community was a textbook example of the professionalism and quality of work that The Firm, Inc. engages in with investors and […]

    Insurance for A Modular Home VS. Manufactured Home

    By Shelby Romero

    October 28, 2020

    Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make! That means insuring your manufactured or modular home investment is just as important as the purchase of your home, whether you’re buying a new home or still looking for your perfect home. Are all homeowner’s insurance policies the same? No, but choosing the correct […]

    New Beginnings: A Great Place To Live

    By Angelica Prater

    October 27, 2020

    Montezuma, Georgia is a small town made up of approximately 3,500 people. This petite town is located 51 miles just South of Macon. Driving through Montezuma there is a breathtaking scenery to look at from the Mennonites growing crops and farm animals all around. The Mennonite community makes up a large part of Montezuma; bringing […]

    Buying a Home In a Pandemic

    By Shelby Romero

    October 23, 2020

    “Buying a home in a pandemic!” It’s no surprise that as the coronavirus began to spread across the nation that the real estate market was one of the industries impacted. A survey by the National Association of Realtors in April reported a decline in both home buyer and seller interest due to the virus. This […]

    Pros And Cons Of Living In A Mobile Home Community

    By Angelica Prater

    October 19, 2020

    A mobile home is a great place to call home! Mobile home communities go by many names, including mobile home park, manufactured home community, or the most commonly known name, trailer park. There is a great amount of variety available to homebuyers or renters who are looking for just the right kind of community for […]

    Building Our Presence

    By Angelica Prater

    October 16, 2020

    Angelica Prater is a young lady who began working with The Firm in 2019. She started out as a property manager at our Jones Acres Mobile Home Community in Macon, Ga. She helped set up and fill approximately 20 brand new homes that were brought into Jones Acres. She is a hardworking and dedicated individual […]

    Medwin Weaver

    By Angelica Prater

    September 30, 2020

    Medwin Weaver Medwin Weaver is The Firm’s property manager for Green Pine Acres and Green Pine Lane located in Macon, GA.  He has been part of our team for 2 years but working in the industry for over a decade. He started his career when he was younger doing electrical work. When managing properties, it […]

    Allen Franks

    By Angelica Prater

    September 10, 2020

    Allen Franks Allen Franks has been a long-time employee for The Firm, Inc. He has put in ten years of hard work and dedication for our company. Mr. Franks offers our company great qualities; he is very hospitable and has a great personality which helps when interacting with his residents and new applicants. Although he […]

    Trump administration announces nationwide eviction moratorium through end of the year

    By Kirby Horton

    September 2, 2020

    Relying on a public health law intended to prevent the spread of an illness, the Trump administration said Tuesday it is implementing a national four-month moratorium on residential evictions.  To stop residential evictions, health officials are relying on the 1944 Public Health Service Act, which gives the administration broad quarantine powers. The moratorium, which will run through […]

    Matthew Horton

    By Angelica Prater

    July 23, 2020

    Matthew Horton has been with The Firm, Inc for two years. He oversees a few of our communities throughout Alabama, Florida and Tennessee.  Oak Harbor Mobile Home Park, which is in Milton Florida, is a community located just minutes from Pensacola and the beach. Oak Harbor is a small, quiet community surrounded by large shade […]

    ROCK STAR OF THE WEEK

    By Angelica Prater

    July 17, 2020

    ⭐️⭐️Rock Star of the Week⭐️⭐️Allen Franks Allen is the manager of our Montgomery community, Southern Villa. In just 9 months, Allen has supervised the total makeover of this community.*Streets were paved.*Countless old homes were removed or demolished.*Landscaping makeover.*High percentage of collections.*Moved in and leased 40 new Hamilton Homes. All of this in just 9 months […]

    QUALITIES

    By Kirby Horton

    July 9, 2020

    “There are many qualities which we need in order to gain success, but the three above all—for the lack of which no brilliancy and no genius can atone—are Courage, Honesty and Common Sense.” – Theodore Roosevelt

    Rock Star Of The Week

    By Angelica Prater

    July 7, 2020

    ⭐️⭐️Rock Star of the Week⭐️⭐️Shelby Romero Shelby is the manager of our Augusta GA community, Emery Hills. In just 6 months, Shelby has supervised the total make over of this community.*Streets were paved.*Over 15 old homes were removed.*Landscaping makeover.*New signage at the entrance.*High percentage of collections.*Moved in and leased 45 new homes.All of this in […]

    DESIGN TIPS FOR YOUR MOBILE HOME

    By Angelica Prater

    June 18, 2020

    Small space living is on the rise lately and studies show that millennials or the younger generation nowadays opt to live in small spaces or downsizing their homes. It’s not just about minimalism. Often, people trade their big houses for a smaller one due to its convenience and cheaper maintenance costs and utility bills. Living […]

    Manufacturing Outlook Improves in May

    By Kirby Horton

    June 17, 2020

    Key indicators across the board suggest the U.S. manufacturing sector is beginning to crawl back from historic losses brought on by the coronavirus outbreak. But how far off are we from pre-pandemic levels? Today, we’re bringing you some key insights from the latest reports on labor, production and business activity. Manufactured Housing isn’t broken out in […]

    BUYING A USED MOBILE HOME

    By Angelica Prater

    It has been always a debate on whether it is a good idea to buy second hand properties rather than a brand new one. Manufactured or mobile homes are affordable housing but that doesn’t mean it is dirt cheap. It’s still going to cost you a big chunk of money. Buying a used or pre-owned […]

    43 MILLION JOBS

    By thefirm-admin

    June 5, 2020

    Nearly 1.9 million Americans made initial unemployment claims last week, bringing the total number of new claims made during the pandemic to almost 43 million. While marking the ninth straight week of declining job losses, the figure is still historically large; before the pandemic, the US was averaging 200,000 initial claims per week. Analysts say the high numbers […]

    Manager Spotlight

    By thefirm-admin

    June 4, 2020

    TODAY’S AREA MANAGER SPOTLIGHTMatthew Horton has worked for The Firm for over 2 years in various positions. Today he has responsibility for Oak Harbor MHP, Milton FL, Oakwood MHP, Clarksville TN as well as Green Oaks MHP, Mobile AL. He also assists in scouting out new opportunities for The Firm. Thank you Matthew for your […]

    Dealing with The Trades

    By Kirby Horton

    May 29, 2020

    Tradesmen are the salt of the earth. They are the ones who make the world a better place and allow us to live an easier life. Our company deals with the trades on a daily basis in developing mobile home parks and with good results HOWEVER, here are some hints on how it could be […]

    Southern Villa Open House

    By Kirby Horton

    May 25, 2020

    Please join us today, Monday May 25th for our Memorial Day open house at Southern Villa in Montgomery Alabama . You will be able to walk through our model home and submit your application. Get approved the same day as long as you bring all the required documentation such as valid identification card, social security […]

    Mobile Home Pest Control Tips- Part2

    By Kirby Horton

    May 20, 2020

    Know the Tools Needed To Kill Pests If They Do Get In Obviously, the answer to your pest problem will depend on several factors, the size of the infestation, the type of pest and your budget. However, there are a few hard and fast rules that will help with any bugs or rodents.  First, always […]

    MHI JOINS COALITION OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS CHALLENGING IRS GUIDANCE ON PPP

    By thefirm-admin

    May 19, 2020

    MHI, along with a coalition of business organizations, sent a letter to Congress challenging guidance by the Internal Revenue Service on deductible expenses covered by funds from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The IRS guidance, which was released last week, states that tax deductible expenses covered by PPP loan funds will not be eligible for […]

    Mobile Home Pest Control Tips-Part 1

    By Kirby Horton

    May 18, 2020

    Living in a Manufactured House has a lot of advantages. For one, it’s far less expensive than owning and maintaining a site-built house. Like any home though, mobile homes are susceptible to pest problems. We have put together these tips to help you win the battle against these pests! Every Pest Is a Threat to Mobile […]

    Dealing With The Current Business Environment

    By Kirby Horton

    May 15, 2020

    Amid the swirl and stress of operating a small business in the current environment, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. At our company, The Firm, Inc we own and operate mobile home parks. Because of this, it is very important that we focus on the residents in addition to our employees. When you feel like you […]

    Mobile Home Living is Affordable Housing

    By Angelica Prater

    May 14, 2020

    Finding affordable housing is a challenge that many of us face. More than ever before, we are struggling to cut down on daily living costs. Housing is perhaps the most difficult living cost to cut down on. In some parts of the country, the costs of housing have spiraled out of control. The alternatives are […]

    How To Remodel a Mobile Home

    By Kirby Horton

    May 13, 2020

    Have you seen the price of a gallon of paint lately? One gallon of premium interior paint can run you $100! A good paintbrush will cost $15. It’s not cheap to remodel a mobile home. The way to remodel a mobile home on a budget is to balance what you want. Where to splurge and […]

    Trailer Park Nation

    By Kirby Horton

    May 12, 2020

    Surprising Good News for Millennials Here is an interesting article that examines the lives of a few millennials. What is important to them and what they are doing regarding housing. There is a significant number of millennials trying to achieve the American dream of home ownership by purchasing a mobile home. Many of these homes […]

    Why do so many Americans live in mobile homes?

    By Kirby Horton

    May 11, 2020

    An estimated 20 million Americans live in mobile homes, according to new Census figures. How did this become the cheap housing of choice for so many people? Mobile homes make up 6.4% of the US housing sector and there are 8.5 million of them, down slightly on 2011, according to the US Census. The number […]