KTICRadio in Nebraska informs MHProNews the Nebraska Public Service Commission it will lower seal fees it charges manufactured and modular homes. Mark Lutich, Department of Housing and Recreational Vehicles director, says several years ago in the throes of the housing downturn when production was low, the department had to let some staff members go. At the same time, the seal fees were raised because the incoming revenue was similarly low, with the understanding when the market improved, the fees would be lowered. He says that time has come. Effective Oct. 1, the manufactured homes fee will be reduced from $225 to $140, and the fee for modular homes will drop from $.40 a square foot to $.18 a square foot. Similarly, the RV label fee will decrease from $45 to $22.50.
(Photo credit: Jeff Beierman/The World Herald–Nebraska MH producers)