Clayton Blog

In its 2017 The State of the Nation’s Housing report, Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies points out that the housing market is slowly regaining its strength nearly a decade after the Recession of 2008 However, not all markets and households are flourishing, and affordability issues still remain near record levels.

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Topics: Financial, Manufactured Housing

Making the decision to buy a home can be quite daunting. Determining whether you are making the right investment in a home that will last for years to come is the main question for most home buyers. The great news is that your local home center is the perfect place to answer this critical question and find your perfect home investment! 

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Topics: Financial

With the end of every year comes the chance to make the next year even better. That’s the spirit of a little tradition called the New Year’s Resolution.

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Topics: Financial

If you plan to buy a manufactured or modular home and also plan to finance your purchase, you want to know what options you have.

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Topics: Financial

For most of us, fall has finally rolled around and that means your utility bills are dropping. Temperatures are cooler, you're using less air-conditioning and taking advantage of open windows and doors to get some fresh air. 

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Topics: Financial

Let’s talk about budgeting. Still here? Good! If you’re anything like me, the thought of budgeting triggers a panic response. Turns out that’s not uncommon.

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Topics: Financial

No matter how much preparation you do or how much time you allot yourself, moving to a new home is a lot of work and sometimes you can forget to take care of certain tasks. Aside from actually moving your furniture and belongings, shutting off your utilities and transferring other services is one of the most important parts of moving.

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Topics: Financial

Most Americans have some notion that affordable housing isn’t readily available in the U.S. The reality is that over the past two decades, the availability of affordable housing, specifically rental properties for renters, has steadily decreased, and the crisis continues to grow.

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Topics: Financial

It’s tax time! For many, that means a little extra cash in the hopper. According to the IRS, the average tax refund in 2015 was around $3,120. That’s quite the chunk of change!

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Topics: Financial

So you’re ready to buy a home. By now, you’ve probably heard a million stories from friends, family and unsolicited eavesdroppers about the joys and horrors involved. The truth is every home buying experience is unique!

 

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Topics: Financial