Barbara Hames

Tales from the Trailer Parks

Funny stories and insightful remarks about manufactured homes, mobile homes and the people who love them.

Iowa City is a Great Place to Live!

Posted: 04/21/2014
Are you planning a move to the Iowa City, Iowa area and have sticker-shock at the housing prices? Consider a manufactured home from Hames!

Ten Tips for Financing a Mobile Home

Posted: 03/29/2014
Most lenders want to make you the largest manufactured home loan for the longest term they can. They are, of course, in the business of making money, and big loans for many years provide more loan interest income to them.

Three Generations of Hames-The Homes People

Posted: 03/05/2014
Only 30% of family-owned businesses make it to the second generation. And the third? Well, that’s closer to 12%. The Hames Family is pleased to announce we've beaten those odds.

West Branch, Iowa is a Great Place to Live!

Posted: 02/20/2014
Are you planning a move to the Iowa City, Iowa area and have sticker-shock at the housing prices? Consider West Branch, Iowa!

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