4/20/14

Happy Easter

As a Lifestylist®, I love to decorate for the holidays. It doesn't have to big a huge expense or time challenge - just bringing out the things you love and creating new memories makes that special day one to remember.
This is a home that we LifeStyled for Patriot Homes back in 2002 - where has the time gone! It was at the Tunica show, and I love that Patriot always let me merchandise our homes to show lifestyle, including holidays and special events.
The home was their least expensive model, but we reminded people that every home is a place where the new owners can create their own special memories.
Happy Easter from all of us at The Lifestylist Brands and American Housing Advocates.

3/26/14

TMHA Launches Owner Finance Resource Website


There is a reason Texas is so strong in factory built home  sales - they have a great organization that makes sure that the facts get out to their members and consumers. We got this press release today:
TMHA is pleased to announce our newest member resource with today’s launching of our Owner-Finance Resource webpage.
We have long known a portion of our membership has engaged in some form of individual lending.  Typically this is referred to as “owner-financing.”  Admittedly lending operations were never simple, but the complexity and education needed in the new regulatory environment has had an exponential impact on the demands of any would be lender, especially smaller owner-finance lenders.
The cry for help, education, resources, and direction is a common request we hear these days.  The high turnout at TMHA’s Dodd-Frank Implementation Workshop further demonstrated the demand in our industry for more help and more education.
Today we are launching a new, completely dedicated resource page focused on owner-finance lending.  In conjunction with the webpage launch we are publishing three new articles below in what we expect to be the first three installments of an on-going series of articles dedicated to this area.

For more information about the Texas Manufactured Housing Association you can visit their website or email them at: info@texasmha.com

1/27/14

The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show



The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show was held this week, and hundreds of manufactured housing buyers attended the event that had 48 homes showcasing what's new in home design.
It motivated me to revisit the homes that Lifestylist Design had merchandised for Patriot Homes over the years and I came across this one. It's the perfect example of timeless design, or even deign ahead of it's time. Drapery panels instead of fussy valances? Yes. High flat ceilings? Yes again. Soft muted colors accented by fabrics and accessories? Exactly what we are seeing today. Believe it or not, this was a home that was shown 8 years ago!
This is a perfect example why great design will never go out of style. When looking for your new home look for ideas that aren't trendy but are something you want to live with for a long time. By adding color in items that can easily be replaced like fabric, furniture and accessories you'll always be in style.