Grand Rapids, Michigan (March 21, 2016) –MHVillage.com, the nation’s number one website for finding manufactured homes for sale or rent, will be attending the 2016 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show to showcase its exciting new program with Champion Home Builders that connects Champion model homes and local availability with the more than 16 million homebuyers that visit MHVillage.com annually. Taking place in Tunica, Mississippi on March 23rd to the 25th, The Tunica Manufactured Housing Show is the region’s largest display of manufactured homes to industry professionals.
Visitors to MHVillage.com now have the ability to search Champion models and floorplans available in any location throughout the United States and immediately connect with authorized Champion retailers and manufactured home communities where those homes are available for purchase or rental. Through its vacant homesite search, MHVillage also offers homebuyers a convenient way to locate manufactured home communities with vacant sites available to welcome new Champion homes.
“Our relationship with MHVillage reflects Champion’s commitment to meeting the evolving needs of today’s manufactured homebuyer,” said Keith Anderson, President and CEO of Champion Home Builders. “By leveraging the technology platform of MHVillage we have the opportunity to bring Champion models to millions of consumers as well as drive more traffic to our national network of valued retailers and communities.”
Founded in 2004, MHVillage.com is the largest and most active online marketplace for manufactured housing, with listings for over 26,000 homes, 37,000 communities and nearly 94,000 homesites nationwide. Each day, more than 60,000 consumers begin their manufactured home search with MHVillage.
Champion models and floorplans are searchable in a special section of MHVillage.com, as well as integrated throughout the website browsing experience. Consumers can search through over 600 popular models from various Champion brands, and instantly connect with retailers and communities that sell Champion Homes.
“We’ve seen substantial interest in new manufactured homes from our website visitors,” explained Dan Rinzema, CEO of MHVillage. “By making Champion’s models and floorplans available on MHVillage, we have the unique ability to match Champion’s innovative home designs with their retailer and community inventory already listed on MHVillage so that the consumer can now easily locate and physically walk-thru the models that interest them.”
For retailers and communities selling Champion-branded homes, this means a tremendous increase in sales leads from interested homebuyers, many of whom are in the initial stages of the buying process and have not yet finalized a decision on a specific manufacturer or brand. In 2015, MHVillage delivered over 69,000 sales leads to manufactured home communities and retailers, resulting in sales of more than 2.5 billion.
As a special offer to Champion retailers and communities attending the 2016 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show, MHVillage is offering 2 months free to new MHVillage advertisers as well as a free gift for visiting the MHVillage booth. MHVillage will also demonstrate the new Champion-MHVillage model program as part of a series of three Champion Marketing and Finance Seminars on Wednesday, March 23rd at 10am, 1pm and 3pm. The seminars are located in the Burton Room of the adjacent Hollywood Casino.
Over the past 60 years, Champion Home Builders has grown into a nationwide collection of well-known manufactured housing brands including Atlantic, Dutch, Fortune, Highland Manufacturing, Homes of Merit, Redman, Silvercrest and Titan. As one of the nation’s largest manufactured home builders, Champion is focused on building quality homes, packed with value and personalized with today’s most sought-after amenities.
Champion model homes offer a large selection of décors and professionally-designed features from which to choose. Its new Ultimate Kitchen Two, featuring Whirlpool® appliances and modern touches, is just one example of the designer amenities that consumers will soon be able to view on MHVillage.com.
About Champion Home Builders
Troy, Michigan-based, Champion Home Builders Inc. is a leading brand in off-site residential and commercial construction, which, through its operating subsidiaries, manufactures buildings at 30 facilities in North America and the United Kingdom. Champion-built homes are sold through a network of more than 1,000 builders, retailers, and developers located throughout North America. Champion Commercial Structures, a division of Champion, specializes in multifamily, commercial and industrial modular construction serving developers, builders and large value institutional clients. www.championhomes.com
Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, MHVillage Inc. is the nation’s premier online marketplace for buying and selling manufactured homes. Since its inception in 2004, MHVillage has grown to become the number one consumer website for the manufactured housing industry with more than 16 million unique visitors annually. In 2014, over 65,000 homes were sold on MHVillage with a combined transaction value exceeding $2.5 billion. www.mhvillage.com
Director, Marketing Services
Champion Home Builders Inc.
Executive Vice President, Marketing