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Firewagons and Bureaucrats - A Story of Persistence

Barbara Hames | Posted: 08/30/2021
In addition to beautiful, affordable manufactured and mobile homes for sale, Hames Homes is dedicated to creating livable neighborhoods. This success story has been told before, but it's worth repeating.

Meet the Mayors

Barbara Hames | Posted: 08/06/2021
If Hames communities were a city, they’d be larger than 84% of the municipalities in Iowa. Care and maintenance of this “town” takes a big crew, good equipment, and smart leaders. Meet the “mayors” of Summit View and Grand View.

8 Financing Traps to Avoid When Buying a Mobile Home

Barbara Hames | Posted: 06/21/2021
Manufactured homes (formerly called “mobile homes” or “trailers”) are one of America’s most affordable housing options. They are built indoors which reduces waste and removes weather variables that add cost.

How Much is Home Site Rent and What is it for?

Barbara Hames | Posted: 05/03/2021
Grand View and Summit View Manufactured Home Parks are correctly called “land-lease communities”. Residents own their homes and lease the land. How does that compare financially with a site built home on real estate? Pretty good, actually.

What is the Difference between a Manufactured Home and a Mobile Home?

Barbara Hames | Posted: 03/31/2021
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” Juliet muses to herself in Shakespeare’s classic love story. Whether you call it a manufactured home or mobile home it’s still safe, affordable, attractive housing.

How Safe are Manufactured Homes in a Tornado?

Barbara Hames | Posted: 02/25/2021
Fact: Federal installation and construction laws produce manufactured homes as sturdy, reliable and as weather-proof as site-built homes.

Ready to sell your home? The Hames sales department can help.

Barbara Hames | Posted: 02/05/2021
Are you a resident at Summit View or Grand View and need to sell your manufactured or mobile home? We can help!

Summit View Receives Neighborhood Award

Barbara Hames | Posted: 01/06/2021
Hames’ Summit View manufactured home community was humbled and honored to receive recognition for its post-storm neighborhood cleanup efforts.

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