Alliance Homes President Glenn Gilliam and Skyline Homes Divisional Sales Manager David Whiddon appear on Silicon Valley Technology, Art, Green and Sustainability to discuss the latest in the environmentally-friendly home business.
For those of you who do not know what an HUD is, let us tell you, HUD is Housing and Urban Development Code. HUD code refers to the federal code that applies to factory-constructed manufactured homes. The HUD mandate has created a standard of excellence in affordable housing, which provides American with their only opportunity to achieve the goal of quality and affordable home-ownership. Today, manufactured homes provide the safest and most affordable code-certified housing in America.
The HUD code had built lender confidence, which then qualifies more people for home-ownership, especially for first-time home buyers, young families and retirees. Since the lenders are more confident on manufactured homes, they are willing to extend favorable financing with rates and conditions. Financing of HUD certified home is the most favorable home financing available, since there is an aggressively competitive retail financing, lower down payment and few or no closing costs. Due to the affordable prices and financing, more homeowners are able to support the lifestyle they want. With the easy ability to afford a manufactured home, many families can maintain their quality of life on even one income, allowing the other partner to stay home and take care of their children or other dependents.
The quality of today’s manufactured homes, HUD code assurance, and affordable financing make manufactured homes a sound investment with a solid resale value. Manufactured homes appeal to every segment of society, since these homes are energy efficient and come in great range of sizes, styles,options and floor plans to meet the different needs of the consumers.
Global warming and rising energy costs are making home efficiency more important for the average consumer. These increasing concerns and awareness of environmental impacts have increased consumer’s interest in reducing their “footprint” on the planet.
Manufactured Homes, which are built in a factory have some natural advantages over the traditional ‘site-built’ homes. The factory is able to use materials much more efficiently; cuts of raw materials are planned more adequately, and left-over materials can be reused, re-purposed or recycled, rather than being sent to the waste. National Association of Home reports that a typical 2000 sq.ft site-built home produces about 8000 pounds of waste. Manufactured Homes on the other hand are able to reduce that waste by 50-75%.
A factory built home is also likely to last longer than site-built home during an event of a natural disaster. Manufactured homes are being used to rebuild
the devastated communities, since these are built to withstand winds in excess of 200 mph.
Like other manufactured homes, Alliance Manufactured Homes are ‘green-building’ certified by EnergyStar™ program. EnergyStar™ is nationally recognized as a labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient homes. All homes by Alliance are EnergyStar™ labeled, and are more energy efficient in its heating, cooling, and water heating than a standard home.
Alliance’s homes have effective insulation, tight construction, and high performance windows. Each EnergyStar™ qualified home keeps 4500 pounds of greenhouse gases out of the our air each year.Along with bringing environment benefits to our planet, EnergyStar™ homes provide financial benefits to the consumers also. Energy efficienthomes use less energy for cooling, heating, and water heating; saving the consumer about $200-$400 per year. Federal and State governments also offer a number of incentives to the buyers of these environment-friendly manufactured homes. The government provides an array of tax credits, sales tax reduction, and rate discounts for such manufactured homes.
It seems like green manufactured homes are perfect for the planet and the consumers. So
for those of you, who are looking to help save the planet and some money should walk over to the Alliance Manufactured Homes Office. Investing in an Alliance energy-efficient home would be the right decision, which you will never regret!
SUNNYVALE, CALIF – June 23, 2010 – Alliance Manufactured Homes, the newest and fastest growing manufactured home dealership and resale broker in Northern California, gained the ranks of Bay Area News Group’s Top Work Places for 2010.
After an exhaustive survey of company employees, Alliance Homes earned the #9 spot in the “Small WorkPlaces in the Bay Area” category, outranking 26 other local companies.
The 21 question survey used in the ranking was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics LLC, an independent research company, and asked over half of Alliance’s employees their opinion on six different areas of their workplace including company values, communication and productivity, work environment, and compensation. The ranking was determined on how highly employees regarded such aspects of their workplace.
“This is exciting news,” said Ryan Gilliam, a manager at Alliance Homes, “We strive to provide a supportive environment for our associates which ultimately translates into satisfied customers.”
A full list of companies recognized as top workplaces along with details of the survey and company profiles can be online at http://jobscareers.com/topworkplaces/.
Alliance Manufactured Homes offers a knowledgeable staff with an average of 12 years experience in the business. From the corporate structure, to the finance division, through to the dedicated sales force, Alliance’s mission is to provide service clients can trust, integrity they can rely on, and quality they can expect.
Founded in 2006, Alliance Manufactured Homes now operates throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, manages 50 employees, and provides insurance, construction and financing services.