News and Information for current and prospective homeowners
Feb 21, 2020
National Rankings Recognize Cedar Rapids
“There are at least 20 colleges in the top 10 rankings,” my marketing professor used to say. Her classroom humor was meant to convey that there are too many “lists”. But in Cedar Rapids, we can’t help but notice we’re at the top of so many lists!
Jan 16, 2020
Basics of Buying a Manufactured or Mobile Home
Feeling apprehensive about the manufactured home buying process? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here’s a basic overview to get you started.
Nov 25, 2019
Hames Honored with CR BRAVO Award
Hames – The Homes People® was honored at the Good Morning Cedar Rapids breakfast on November 14 with the BRAVO award, which recognizes successful, influential, home-grown businesses.
Oct 23, 2019
Curtis and Clint – The Hames Sales Dream Team
We’re reluctant to call them “salesmen”. More precisely, Curtis and Clint are “connectors” matching you with the mobile home or manufactured home for sale that’s right for you.
Sep 25, 2019
How to Read a Data Plate
Inside every manufactured home is a “data plate”. It’s not actually a plate, but rather a sheet with important information about your new mobile home and how it was built.
Apr 29, 2019
Do manufactured homes depreciate? No, they don’t.
There’s a lie/myth/falsehood floating around that mobile homes depreciate like cars. Here’s the realities:
Nov 9, 2018
Taking the Mystery Out of Mobile Home Titles
Mobile homes are built from the same materials as site built homes, but they're titled like a car. That's a good thing.
Sep 28, 2018
Going Green: Manufactured Homes are the Original Eco-Friendly Housing
“I don’t get no respect!” comedian Rodney Dangerfield used to say. Well, Rodney, we feel the same way. The new "green" fad in home construction has always been true about manufactured homes.
May 25, 2018
What's your MH IQ?
Think you’re an expert? How much do you really know about manufactured homes?