Fannie-Freddie Look to Provide Manufactured Home Financing

Mobile homes, mobile home financing, mobile home loans, low income financing, manufactured home financing, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac As more buyers turn to manufactured housing, more lenders are looking into offering financing for the homes. Fannie-Mae and Freddie-Mac released draft plans that show they may soon provide financing to buyers of manufactured homes.

The proposal was outline as part of plans to help affordable housing challenges in America. Mortgage firms see these programs as a way to help low-income buyers become home owners.

While many see this a progress in the affordable housing crisis, some are concerned about the risks involved with mobile home lending. The concerns include the homes sitting on leased land and their tendency to depreciate quickly.

Those fears, while valid, are no longer true for many manufactured home owners. This is especially true of those purchasing new manufactured homes. These homes are comparable in quality and pricing to similar site-built homes and offer similar value as well.

The U.S.-controlled companies need to get sign-off for the pilot programs from their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Learn more about this proposal and the affordable housing challenges. 

The 5 Dirty Little Secrets of Tiny Homes

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1. THE CODE

Okay, so you just bought a tiny house. Awesome, right?! Not so fast, you can’t just plop it down anywhere. In order for your new tiny house to sit on piece of land (even if you own it), it must meet certain codes. Most tiny houses DO NOT meet those codes.

Small manufactured homes do! Coming in at less than 500 square feet, tiny manufactured homes are the perfect solution for your small living desires. These minuscule homes are built to code, so you can buy land or rent it and place it there without a problem.

2. THE COST

Here’s the thing, you’ll definitely save money in a tiny house in the long run. But to get a home with all the bells and whistles, you’re going to need up to $70,000, which is a sizable chunk of change for 150 square feet. Now if you’re a single person on the fly, this might work for you, but families and couples may need to reconsider.

Small manufactured homes start at just $25,000 and you get double the space of the average tiny house! You’ll still have all the modern bells and whistles you love at a comparable price. Plus you’ll have a home you know is safe.

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We don’t know where you’re reading this (hopefully somewhere super fun), but we are coming at you from beautiful sunny Florida. Only here’s the thing: Florida isn’t always sunny. In fact, we have these pretty scary things called hurricanes. Tiny homes are not tied down in any way, which makes them pretty susceptible to the elements.

Many people believe manufactured homes are more susceptible to the elements than site-built homes, but the truth is that modern manufactured homes are just as safe as site-built homes. 

4. THE SPECS

Want a customized tiny home? You could build it yourself with some sweet YouTube tutorials, or you could have a tiny house architect design and build it for you. One is scary, the other is costly. Your best bet for securing a reasonably-priced tiny home is to purchase a used one. In that case, you’re still getting the hefty price tag, and whatever updates you’ll need to do too.

Small manufactured home builders, like Fleetwood allow you to customize your home with many modern options. You can choose from stylish options like wood floors and granite counters, and much more!

5. THE SPACE

With the average tiny home coming in at just 120 square feet, you don’t have much room for, well, anything. When you see pictures of a tiny house it might feel doable, but the truth is 120 square feet is the size of a small guest bedroom or a den. Now imagine cramming your entire home into that space. For many people, somewhere between 500-1,000 square feet is the perfect compromise when wanting to downsize. Most small manufactured home start at about that size and offer you affordability, safety, coding, and space.

 

Build the Home of Your Dreams with Scotbilt Homes at Newby Management

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A lovely Scotbilt Homes kitchen.

Picture your perfect home. What if you could have it? And not just anywhere, in paradise, in the sunshine, in beautiful Florida. A home that’s built to fit your needs, with all the customizations and extras you always hoped for.

That’s what Newby Management is offering with Scotbilt Homes, Inc. You can choose from the base home or add your own upgrades until it’s exactly what you’ve always wanted.

At Sandhill Shores in Fort Pierce, a brand new Scotbilt Home is coming soon. This active 55+ community is the perfect place to kick back in retirement, and if you’re looking to downsize, this is the home for you.

Coming in at 919 sq ft, this two bedroom, two bathroom home will be delievered as the basic package for under $58,000! Your price includes:

  • Home Set-up
  • Electric and Plumbing Hook-Up to Code
  • Concrete Driveway
  • Concrete Steps
  • Lot Grading
  • Sod Installation
  • HVAC to Code
  • Plain Vinyl Skirting to Code

These homes are both beautiful and functional, plus they give you the opportunity to upgrade as you see fit later on down the road. There are many wonderful examples of people who have taken base model homes and made them extraordinary.

You can also upgrade ahead of time with some of our affordable packages. The Silver Level Upgrade Package includes all of the base package, plus 11 x 30 carport, 8 x 10 utility shed and basic landscaping all for just $67,977.

Gold Level Upgrade Package comes in at $71,977, which includes all of the base package plus upgraded HVAC unit, vinyl skirting with brick front, 11′ x 35′ larger carport, 10′ x 10′ larger utility shed, upgraded landscaping package and irrigation in the front yard.

Platinum Level Upgrade Package total is $77,977 and includes base package plus upgraded HVAC unit, brick skirting, large 11′ x 40′ carport, large 10′ x 12′ utility shed, premium landscaping package and irrigation over the entire lawn.

Learn more about the packages we have available by calling us at 941-479-2849.

 

 

Casa Loma Park in Bradenton Joins the Newby Management Family

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This community is unique because residents own both the land and the home. In land-owned communities like this, residents pay a monthly fee, which can reach upwards of several hundred dollars. In Casa Loma the monthly fee is only $67!

The community features 219 homesites and is an HOA (homeowner’s association). Residents can enjoy shuffleboard and the pool on site, along with a host of activities! It’s a great way to meet neighbors and get active in the community.

Located just a few minutes from the Manatee River, this community offers access to some of Bradenton’s best amenities. Stop by the RiverWalk, and stroll along the beautiful riverside park. Or check out downtown Bradenton’s rich culture, restaurants and unique shopping venues. You’ll love events like the weekly farmer’s market or the eclectic events held at the Village of the Arts!

Your kids will love the nearby playgrounds, like the large playground and splash pad located nearby at RiverWalk. There are also nearby indoor playgrounds for hot days! Or checkout something more adventurous like the Treeumph Courses. Whatever you like, there’s sure to be something for the whole family.

If you love the beach then you’ll love Casa Loma’s location. It’s just minutes from award-winning beaches like Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island and Holmes Beach. Plus you aren’t far from all the attractions of Sarasota.

Newby Management is hosting our first ever Strawberry Social at Casa Loma on April 4, 2017. The Strawberry Social’s are events we use to give back to the community, get to know the residents and to provide delicious deserts! Learn more about our strawberry socials.

Stay tuned to learn even more about Casa Loma and what it can offer future and current residents!

 

 

 

Can the Manufactured Housing Industry Reach New Buyers?

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If you’re in the manufactured housing industry, you may be wondering how we are going to attract new buyers, both now and in the future. The Manufactured Housing Insitute (MHI) has been hard at work on that question.

They recently rolled out a new user-friendly website to help attract people of all ages. Plus, MHI announced a research initiative that will help reach underserved areas that will be vital to the industry: millenials, immigrants, and step-down baby boomers.

These groups often find it difficult to qualify for traditional site-built housing, but will consider manufactured housing if it meets their needs.

The goal is to gather information on the wants, needs, perceptions, and preferences of these groups. From there, MHI will work to create strategies to offer housing that will convert these groups to manufactured home buyers.

“This initiative will help us develop a robust, fact-based analysis to drive strategy and serve as a basis for change,” said MHI President and CEO Dick Jennison. “The initiative is about significant long-term growth and defining a more expansive market for the manufactured housing industry, and what changes may be required for the industry to successfully appeal to the underserved entry-level homebuyer.”

MHI reports the study will address the following:

  • Identifying the needs, preferences and emotional trigger points for different housing alternatives, including conceptual features and benefits of homes.
  • Obtaining in-depth insights regarding the image, position, and feasibility for manufactured housing solutions to solve or create value for consumers and their homeownership challenges.
  • Determining the critical success factors and key elements needed for consumers to consider and ultimately purchase a manufactured home.
  • Analyzing the needs of the different groups and current industry customers to better understand the similarities and differences.
  • Providing analytics to estimate conversion levels and translating it to number of housing units.
  • Understand how these underserved customer requirements and home needs fit within our current HUD Code and the implications for the future.
  • Determining the current image of manufactured housing among consumers in these underserved markets and use it for market positioning and promotional strategies.

Read More About MHI’s Research Initiative.

 

How Joanna Gaines Has Impacted Manufactured Housing

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A 2017 farmhouse inspired manufactured home kitchen by Clayton homes.

If you’re an HGTV fan, then you probably know Chip and Joanna Gaines, the fun-loving couple starring on the hit show, ‘Fixer Upper’. They turn the worst house on the street into a spectacular home for families across Waco, Texas.

Their trademarked farmhouse style has influenced design trends across the board, and manufactured housing is no exception. Today’s buyers want eco-friendly housing and nature-inspired themes. And now, they can have all of that at the affordable prices offered by manufactured housing.

The 2017 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show featured homes that matched customer preferences, such as:

  • Bathrooms with glass enclosed shower doors and elements of nature-like pebble designs.
  • Modern ‘farm-house’ design with living wood details on countertops, walls and sliding doorways.

With the manufactured housing industry offering more choices than ever before, people are starting to take notice. In fact, two of the largest manufactured home consumers are millenials and the 55+ generations. Both looking for affordable single-family housing. And the new designs appeal to everyone, no matter the age.

Much like the homes on the beloved show ‘Fixer Upper’, these new manufactured homes feature rustic details like shiplap, farmhouse sinks, along with light fixtures made from mason jars and other rustic items.

Open floor plans create bright and spacious rooms that carry the deisgn with wide-plank rustic wood surfaces on counters, floors and more. Other home features included sliding barn doors, free-standing tubs and upgraded fixtures.

Because these homes are still constructed mostly in a factory, you can expect that they will be more eco-friendly and cost-effective than their site-built counterparts.

The homes on display in Louisville helped dispell some long-held myths about not only the quality of manufactured housing, but what it can offer to consumers.

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You won’t believe these mobile home kitchens

When buyers walk into a home, they want to be dazzled. And the kitchen still remains at the top of most buyer’s wish lists. USA Today’s list of ‘11 Home Features Buyers Will Pay Extra For‘ mentioned 5 things in the kitchen alone: new appliances, granite counters, kitchen island, stainless steel appliances, and an eat-in kitchen. Guess what? Most new manufactured homes have it all, and for a price you won’t get in a comparable site-built home.

NEW APPLIANCES 

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Granite counters really make a kitchen come together in a stunning way. They are great surfaces to work on, easy to clean and offer a lovely look. Whether you choose dark or light counters, most new manufactured homes feature all the bells and whistles, including granite counters. If you’re looking to keep your home costs low, you can always opt for the standard counters and change them out later, but if you buy an upgraded home it will come move-in ready with no DIY projects needed. See more photos of this new manufactured home for sale in Bradenton, FL.

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Kitchen islands are a lovely addition to new homes. They are a great place to gather when entertaining, and with a few bar stools they’re the perfect place to have breakfast. Kitchen islands are large, so you can put out food when you have friends over, or use it as a prep space when cooking. This is a chef’s dream! The kitchen above features a beautiful island, compete with white cabinets and stainless steel appliances, offset by dark flooring and tons of natural light. And yes, that is a manufactured home. See more photos of this new manufactured home for sale in New Symrna Beach, FL.

STAINLESS STEELnew manufactured homes, new mobile homes, new 2016 mobile homes for sale, mobile homes for sale, mobile home kitchens, new mobile home kitchens As you can see from our beautiful kitchen pictures so far, stainless steel is basically standard in new manufactured homes. So why does everyone love stainless steel? It’s timeless, stylish and it will last a long time.Stainless steel is easy to clean, and it resists germs better than wood or plastic surfaces because it’s non-porous. Plus, stainless steel can do with any decor, whether you want to go dark or light. Just check out the stainless steel with some of our beautiful new manufactured home kitchens above. If you love to match, it will be easy to find stainless steel appliances, hardware, you name it. Go ahead and make the kitchen of your dreams come true! See more manufactured home kitchen options at Champion Homes.

EAT-IN KITCHENnew manufactured homes, new mobile homes, new 2016 mobile homes for sale, mobile homes for sale, mobile home kitchens, new mobile home kitchens It’s great to have a nice place to share a meal, as well as a formal dining area. Because many new manufactured homes have islands with seating options, and a dining area, you’ll be able to share casual meals at home, and entertain too! Or, you can have a dedicated area for breakfast and coffee, as well as somewhere to have dinner with your family. The great thing about new manufactured homes is that you can customize many of the floor plans, so you can even have a true eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room. Open floor plans are popular and stylish, so while it might not be a dedicated room, it will be the perfect spot to share a meal and some good memories. See more photos of this new manufactured home for sale in Ocala, FL.

Ocala Manufactured Home Community Unveils New State-of-the-Art 2016 Homes

X new 2016 manufactured homesX new manufactured homesX new mobile homesX ocala mobile homesX new ocala mobile homes for saleNine miles of tree-lined streets take you through a resort-style community that’s like no other. This 55+ paradise is tucked away in Ocala, Florida, one of the state’s top retirement destinations. It’s perfectly positioned in the peaceful country, but just minutes from amazing attractions like Ocala’s historic downtown.
Rolling Greens is more than just a place to retire; it’s a place to be inspired. Our newly completed state-of-the-art Community Center is the hub of Rolling Greens. Featuring 12,000 square feet of activities, this hotspot features a coffee lounge, library, card room, billiards room and more!
Love to swim? Our Aquatic Center includes a heated therapy pool that’s perfect for water aerobics, volleyball and general activity. If you’re looking for more rigorous exercise, head to the lap pool, with three regulation lanes. Relax on our luxury pool furniture in this outdoor oasis as you spend time with friends or catch some rays.
Completed in 2016, our Athletic Fields are the perfect way to stay active, no matter what you love to do. Play shuffleboard on our six lane courts, shoot some hoops, and enjoy tennis or pickleball on our lighted courts. Our attractive fields also include a bocce ball court and horseshoe courts for your playing pleasure. With year-round beautiful weather there’s never a bad time to enjoy the great outdoors at Rolling Greens.X new 2016 manufactured homesX new manufactured homesX new mobile homesX ocala mobile homesX new ocala mobile homes for sale
Get ready to break a sweat in our new fitness center. The cutting-edge Cybex International equipment is low-impact and perfect for all ages and skill levels. Watch TV on the large LED screens or listen to your favorite playlist while you work out. Afterwards hit the men’s and women’s saunas to unwind. You’ll love this spacious and spectacular fitness center, located right in your own community.
Don’t miss our scenic 57-acre golf course. With weekly events such as tournaments, couple’s golf and mixed group golf, the fun keeps on rolling. If you get a hole-in-one, you’ll be featured on our board in the North Clubhouse and in the monthly newsletter!
Each month, Rolling Green’s social director plans fun and engaging events, such as spaghetti dinners, dances, pickleball, water aerobics, painting classes, line dancing classes, poker games, golf tournaments, tennis, woodshop, and so much more. Look around our Facebook page to see what’s happening today.
If you’re ready to become part of this exciting and vibrant community, we have some exciting news. Rolling Greens is proud to announce the arrival of brand new 2016 Skyline Homes. These homes are constructed with quality craftsmanship and material that’s sure to amaze.
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Skyline Homes is proud to present new 2016 manufactured homes that meet rigorous building, environmental and safety standards. These homes are not only beautiful, but are built to last. From the roof to the siding, you can be sure your home is top notch. To back the quality of their homes, Skyline offers warranties with their roofs (25 year prorated warranty), the durable vinyl lap siding (limited lifetime warranty), and even a 15 month full home warranty, which you can learn about below.
AMENITIES
Skyline Homes features floor plans and options to fit a variety of needs and budgets. At Rolling Greens, our homes include the following amazing amenities: *Please check individual homes for specific amenities.
• Spacious Enclosed Deck to Enjoy Florida’s Fantastic Weather
• Bright and Airy Open Floor Plan
• Chef’s Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances including a side-by-side fridge and a cooktop oven.
• Eat-in Island Bar with Pendant Lighting
• Craftsman Features like Crown Molding and Dark Laminate Plank Flooring
• Solatube in Kitchen and Master Bath, a state-of-the-art Light that Brings Daylight Indoors
• Double-Wide Covered Carport
• Outdoor Storage Room with Overhead Door for Golf Cart Parking
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• Huge Walk-In Closets
• Generous Walk-in Shower, Double Vanity and Linen Closet in Master Bathroom
• Convenient Indoor Laundry Room
• Located Across from the fantastic new activities center, pools, and golf course
• Age-in-Place Features
ENERGY EFFICIENT
Save money on your electric bill with energy efficient homes. 2016 Skyline homes are built with high-tech floor, ceiling and wall insulation that help keep the home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Skyline is an Energy Star partner, which means they’ve used Top-Grade Insulation, Extensive caulking and tight construction to eliminate unwanted drafts, High-Performance Windows and Doors, Use Energy Star approved materials including low-escape air ducts, so you can be sure your home meets energy efficient standards!
GOING GREEN
X new 2016 manufactured homesX new manufactured homesX new mobile homesX ocala mobile homesX new ocala mobile homes for saleLove the environment? Manufactured homes produce 30-40% less waste than comparable site-built homes. Skyline Homes has a commitment to going green and they build under strict environmental policies to help protect the earth and create beautiful homes in the process. You can learn more about their green building policies by visiting their website.

FULL 15 MONTH WARRANTY
Every new Skyline Home is backed by Skycare, a full 15-month warranty. This warranty is not partial or limited and includes coverage for manufacturing defects reported to Skyline within 15 months after original retail delivery by an authorized dealer will be corrected without charge and within reasonable time.

See Available New Manufactured Homes at ROLLING GREENS! 

7 Must-See Tips for Giving Your New Construction Manufactured Home Character

Learn How.There’s nothing better than buying a brand new home. One that’s never been lived in before, one that is only yours, one that you will create beautiful memories in. But you might find yourself missing some of that charm that older homes have. Today’s new manufactured homes have lots of charming features, but adding your own personal touches can truly make your house feel like a home. We’ve scoured the web for some quick and cost-effective ways you can add some character to your new construction manufactured home.

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  • THE DOOR- There’s something so quaint about a red front door (or any bright pop of color you like). It can add so much style and character to your home, and it’s an easy fix! You only need to paint the front, and it’s easy to spray paint the handle and knocker if they end up clashing with your new color. But you don’t have to stop there! You can replace other doors in your home too with neat antique finds or even paint those as well. Just remember, you can always donate doors or other fixtures you replace to Habitat for Humanity or other organizations. Learn How.

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  • THE CABINETS- Painting your cabinets can transform your entire kitchen. Decide what look you want to go for and then choose a color that fits. Today, most cabinets in new manufactured homes are solid wood, which means they will be easy to paint. As you can see in the picture above, the cabinets are newer and look nice, but the people wanted a cleaner white cabinet. Learn How.

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  • THE HARDWARE- This is a really easy and super cheap fix. You can change out the hardware in the kitchen, on doors, in the bathroom and anywhere else you see fit! Once you’ve decided on colors for the cabinets you can change out the fixtures to match. The picture above shows a great concept that someone did, which includes painted cabinets and stylish gold fixtures. Learn How.

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  • THE EXTRA ROOM- Many new construction homes come with dens or offices that don’t have doors. We love the idea of putting a large sliding farmhouse door in the entrance of your den or office. It will make it so the space can be separated if someone is working or visiting your home, but can also be left open during normal days to get the house a light and open feel. Learn How.

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  • THE NOOKS AND CRANNIES- You might find that your new construction home doesn’t have unique storage options. It may be lacking custom built-ins with character and charm that make homes feel, well, homey. Pinterest is full of ideas to convert everything from doors and closets to amazing nooks perfect for storage or displaying your favorite pieces. It can add some special features to your home that will make it feel custom-built. Learn How.

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  • THE BATHROOM- After you’re done painting counters and upgrading fixtures, you can give your mirror a face lift with this easy idea. Buy some stylish trim, and use it to build a beautiful frame for your mirror.It will have your bathroom looking luxurious in no time. But, you won’t want to miss this next tip, because it can help add an extra pop to your newly framed mirror. Learn How.

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  • THE LIGHTS- People have not purchased homes over something as simple as light fixtures.In this situation, you have two options. You can either paint your light fixtures to match your style, or you can buy new ones. As we suggested above, remember you can always donate this fixtures to Habitat for Humanity, or a similar organization, so they aren’t going to waste! You can see in the photo above how that light fixture went from drab to fab with an easy fix! Learn How.

 

How One Manufactured Home Property Management Company Responded to Hurricane Matthew

mobile homes, hurricane matthew, property management company, mobile home property management For more than a decade, Florida has avoided catastrophic hurricanes. Catastrophic storms like Wilma and Charley, the kind that rip along our peninsula and leave a path of destruction, disaster and sometimes, even death. But in early October, we watched as forecaster’s predicted Florida in the path of a dangerous Category 3 storm, Hurricane Matthew.
At the time, the National Hurricane Center projected Matthew as a potentially historic disaster for much of Florida’s east coast. At Newby Management, our team was on high alert with several of our communities in the storm’s direct path.
With experience in previous hurricanes, we activated the Newby Emergency Action Team (NEAT). In August 2004, Hurricane Charley tore through Southwest Florida and severely damaged a Newby Management community. From that experience, the team created NEAT to respond to natural disasters that may occur in Newby communities including hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, flooding and terrorism.
Despite predictions, Hurricane Matthew never made direct landfall in Florida. Instead, the harsh outer bands of the storm licked the state, causing widespread flooding, damage and power outages across the state, leaving 5 people dead.
In our communities, although there were reports of some significant damage, we lost no lives and no one was injured. NEAT responded before, during and after the storm to help keep residents safe and get their lives back on track quickly. Over the past 11 years, the NEAT team has been deployed 14 times to assist our communities across Florida.
While NEAT does not replace state or federal resources like Red Cross, we do understand that during times of natural disaster, these agencies can get overwhelmed. That’s where NEAT steps in. Our team of trained volunteers is able to provide resources and organization until the appropriate agencies can take over.mobile homes, hurricane matthew, property management company, mobile home property management
Here is a break-down of Newby Management’s response to Hurricane Matthew:
BEFORE HURRICANE MATTHEW:
• Corporate team members including the president, vice president, CEO and regional managers began reviewing NEAT documentation pertaining to storm preparation in the days leading up to Hurricane Matthew.
• Regional managers at the corporate office called their community managers to review their preparations and storm procedures.
• Based on Hurricane Matthew’s projected path, 2 NEAT teams were formed. One was set to deploy to Sandhill Shores in Fort Pierce, and the other was set to deploy to the east coast, where Newby Management has three communities. These two areas were projected to get the worst of the storm.
• The corporate office continued to monitor the path of Hurricane Matthew to ensure the proper personnel and resources where in place.
• Team members worked to ensure the 2 NEAT trailers were stocked and ready. These 6 x 12 trailers hold everything from generators and air compressors to bug spray and gloves.
• Community managers were instructed to board up clubhouses, clear debris and ensure their community was prepared to handle strong winds and potential flooding.
AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW:
• Hurricane Matthew hit on Friday October 7, 2016. Although the storm did not directly hit the state, the east coast sustained strong winds and some serious damage.
• After receiving reports from the on-site NEAT teams at several communities, the corporate team made the decision to deploy both stocked NEAT trailers to the east coast, where two communities needed immediate attention.
• Saturday and Sunday the NEAT team deployed to the communities.
mobile homes, hurricane matthew, property management company, mobile home property management • Saturday morning, the team made a preliminary assessment of all affected communities.
• 3 NEAT team volunteers went to Highland Country Estates in Debary to help with moderate clean-up there. The NEAT trailer also made a stop at this community to drop of necessary supplies.
• The rest of the NEAT team met at Magnolia Village to prioritize response activities. Teams were then split up between the 3 communities to begin work.
• Teams worked to clear roadways and clean up twisted metal.
• On Sunday, 2 regional managers and Newby Management’s president made final preparations for the second team of NEAT volunteers to finish the initial relief efforts on Monday. Although, full clean up and recovery will take weeks.
COMMENTS FROM TEAM MEMBERS ON NEWBY MANAGEMENT’S HURRICANE MATTHEW RESPONSE:

  • ”I cannot say enough about how grateful I am for all of my community managers,” said Neil Brown, Newby Management Regional Manager. “They all responded wonderfully in the preparation and response to this event. I have yet to hear a complaint. This is true also of the response volunteers from the corporate office and other communities.”
  • “I am always amazed at how in the face of tragedy people will pull together to accomplish difficult tasks, said Barry Campbell, Newby Management Regional Manager. “The way our company personnel responded with positive attitudes, ready to work, focused on serving and preserving property is what made this response so successful. Training and planning helped, solid leadership did its part, but the aforementioned attitudes of service made it a successful “team” response.

Learn more about NEAT and Newby Management’s response to natural disasters.