Slider

Sears Prefab Home Initiative

SearsPrefabHomeInitiativeDailyBusinessNEwsMHproNews

 As 2018 draws towards a close, Sears is a company struggling to survive. Creditors, courts, and a hunt for more customers are past of the once great retailer’s grim future. Walmart, Amazon, and others have taken big bites out of Sear’s market share.

But a century ago, it wasn’t so. Sears arguably did its part to helped launch the prefab housing revolution in the early 1900s. What happened?  

Sears is a timely reminder that time marches on. Change, be it slow or rapid, impacts businesses and industries or all sizes. For manufactured, modular, and prefab housing professionals, investors, and advocates changing market drivers and dominators are at stake in our industry too. 

Because Sears catalogs, like a foreshadowing of pre-internet Amazon, was its own marketplace of almost everything in its heyday. 

In this firsts video are some Sears homes that date back 90 years, with interviews comments from an architect and actual contemporary home owners woven into the narrative about Sears’ pre-cut “jigsaw puzzle” housing.  These curated videos are informative as well as entertaining. 

 


 

From Sears and Roebuck catalogs, someone could order precut kit homes. Those homes were part of the insatiable demand for affordable housing in America and beyond. From the early 1900s to about 1940, Sears sold tens of thousands of homes in this fashion.

 

 

As part of our Christmas pause to reflect, it’s important to realize that some of those old Sears kit homes are still around. There are still numbers of other old prefabs, shell homes, kits housing, and modular homes too. 

Some classic older trailer houses, about 2 million mobile homes, and roughly 6.6 million federally regulated HUD Code manufactured homes are all still serving their residents.

Walk Down Memory Lane: From Trailers and Mobile Homes to Early and Modern Manufactured Homes (Video) – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com

With millions of Americans stuck in ever-rising rental rates, and skyrocketing conventional housing prices, the need for an appealing, safe and affordable option is clear – and the solution is hiding in plain sight. Perhaps 99 percent of all Americans are operating under a number of outdated and misinformed notions about factory-built homes.

 Some 22 million in the U.S. will celebrate Christmas in one of those mobile or manufactured home dwellings. For those of us who helped serve some of those millions, we should think about those good souls celebrating their lives, as we return to our own festivities of this holiday. Merry Christmas to all. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News , analysis, and commentary.)

ManufacturedHousingProNewsMHProNewsConfidentialTipsDocumentsNewsNOTICE: You can join the scores who follow us on Twitter at this link. You can get our ‘read-hot’ industry-leading emailed headline news updates, at this link here.

NOTICE 2: Readers have periodically reported that they are getting a better experience when reading MHProNews on the Microsoft Edge, or Apple Safari browser than with Google’s Chrome browser. Chrome reportedly manipulates the content of a page more than the other two.

(Related Reports are further below. Third-party images and content are provided under fair use guidelines.)

1) To sign up in seconds for our MH Industry leading emailed news updates, click here.

ManufacturedHomeIndustry#1HeadlineNewsMHProNews
To see a sample of our emailed news update, click here. To sign up for the factory-built home industry’s #1 headline news, click here or the graphic above.

2) To pro-vide a News Tips and/or Commentary, click the link to the left. Please note if comments are on-or-off the record, thank you.

3) Marketing, Web, Video, Consulting, Recruiting and Training Re-sources

SoheylaKovachDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsMHLivingNewsSubmitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com. Soheyla is a managing member of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com.

Related Reports:

You can click on the image/text boxes to learn more about that topic.

“Sabotaging everything the country stands for” says Innovative Production Pioneer

Historic Lustron PreFab Homes Draw Renewed Interest

15585

Subscribe to the Documented #1

Most-Read - Professional Emailed Headline News

Delivered x2 weekly to your inbox. 

Manufactured Home "Industry News,

Tips, and Views Pros Can Use."   ©

 

Where "We Provide, You Decide."  ©

15856
mas kovach mhpronews shopping with soheyla .jp

Get our ‘read-hot’ industry-leading 

get our ‘read-hot’ industry-leading emailed headline news updates

Scroll to Top