News and Information for current and prospective homeowners
Aug 6, 2021
Meet the Mayors
There are many reasons why attractive, affordable manufactured homes for sale in beautiful, safe neighborhoods are preferred by so many buyers. Grand View and Summit View in Cedar Rapids are tended by dedicated managers – Brett Petersen and Daniel Hitchman - and their resident-centered, caring support teams. After all, they’re your neighbors!
Jun 21, 2021
8 Financing Traps to Avoid When Buying a Mobile Home
Many buyers will need a loan to purchase their factory-built home. Traditional real estate loans and preapprovals aren’t the same as manufactured home lending, so watch out for these pitfalls.
May 8, 2021
19 Interesting Things about Hames Homes
Hames-The Homes People ® just celebrated its Golden Anniversary. With 50 years under our belts, we thought you might like to know some fascinating facts about us.
May 3, 2021
How Much is Home Site Rent and What is it for?
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.
Mar 31, 2021
What is the Difference between a Manufactured Home and a Mobile Home?
“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.
Feb 25, 2021
How Safe are Manufactured Homes in a Storm?
Fact: Federal installation and construction laws produce manufactured homes as sturdy, reliable and as weather-proof as site-built homes.
Feb 5, 2021
Ready to sell your home? The Hames sales department can help.
Are you a resident at Summit View or Grand View and need to sell your manufactured or mobile home? We can help!
Jan 6, 2021
Summit View Receives Neighborhood Award
Hames’ Summit View manufactured home community was humbled and honored to receive recognition for its post-storm neighborhood cleanup efforts.
Dec 9, 2020
Own Your Home when you’re 30? Here’s How
How many 30 year olds can say they own their home outright? When Gabrielle is 30, she'll be one of them!