News and Information for current and prospective homeowners
Oct 26, 2021
Five Things You’ll Miss About Your Manufactured Home If You Move Out
Friends don't let friends move into a site-built home. You know you love the manufactured housing lifestyle with low-maintenance homes and friendly neighbors who care.
Oct 6, 2021
Hames Homes Sells Well-Built Adventure Homes
Dream it. Design it. Build it. Love it! Hames Homes is a proud retailer of Adventure Homes, one of the premier home manufacturers in America.
Aug 31, 2021
Firewagons and Bureaucrats - A Story of Persistence
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.
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.