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UMH to host Athlete Signing with Jason Gildon

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UMH Properties, Inc. is delighted to announce it will be hosting an autograph signing with Pittsburgh Steelers standout Jason Gildon. An Oklahoma State alumnus, Jason played as a linebacker for the Steelers from 1994 to 2003 and for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2004. In 2000, 2001 and 2002, he was picked three times for the Pro Bowl, and he still ...

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5 Mistakes to avoid when buying a house

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Owning a home is part of the American dream for citizens across the nation. If you live in North Dakota or Minnesota, there are basic rules of thumb to follow to achieve home-buying success. There are also mistakes you should avoid, including these five common missteps: Not Knowing the Difference between Being Prequalified and Preapproved Before you get your heart ...

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Feel better by doing good

UMH backpack giveaway

Two school-age children, hand-in-hand, head down the sidewalk on the first day of school, their backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils and pointy new crayons. The two first graders, like many elementary students at Countryside Village in Columbia, Tennessee, begin the school year with a backpack full of supplies provided by the community’s Annual Backpack Giveaway. The event is just one ...

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North Dakota housing fund threatened with drilling downturn

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state income tax credit that helped subsidize construction of thousands of living spaces largely in western North Dakota’s oil patch has outlived lived its usefulness with the downturn in drilling and a prolonged slump in crude prices, the chairmen of the Senate and House taxation committees say. “Without a doubt, we need to re-evaluate this,” ...

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5 simple spring mood enhancers

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It’s been a long, cold winter for many of us. So, it’s time to open up, throw out and breathe in. Turn “to-dos” into “dones” Spring cleaning is one of those organizational goals filled with good intentions. But without a plan, we never seem to get around to it. Start out with an idea of what you’d like to accomplish ...

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Valley Mortgage announces lot purchase for new office building construction

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Valley Mortgage Inc., an award-winning Fargo, North Dakota-based mortgage company, has announced the purchase of a new lot with plans to begin construction on a new office building. As the experienced staff of originators, processors, underwriters and closers at Valley Mortgage continue to service clients from across North Dakota and Minnesota, the business has a profound need for expanded office ...

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Hope springs from affordable housing shortage

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Oil and gas prices ticked upward modestly in February. But months of cost-cutting measures among leading companies have led to waves of layoffs. And sadly, exorbitant rents and inflated home prices in oil-dependent communities have made it almost impossible for workers to wait out the next boom—leaving many scrambling to find more affordable housing. Yet the shortage in affordable housing ...

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UMH Properties Inc. Announces Opening of Memphis Blues Manufactured Home Community

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UMH Properties Inc. (NYSE:UMH) announces the opening of Memphis Blues, a new manufactured home community located at the site of its former Memphis Mobile City community. Memphis Blues is a gated community that features amenities including a playground, 24-hour maintenance and on-site management. Its central location is near some of Tennessee’s most famous attractions, such as Elvis Presley’s Graceland. The ...

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Turn your tax refund into a smooth move

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Drops of sweat form at the temples. Pulses skip a beat. As April 15th nears, many taxpayers are scrambling to file their federal state and tax returns. But if you’re one of the nearly 80% of Americans who will receive a refund of hundreds—or even thousands—of dollars, you’re doing a happy dance. Now, the question is, what’s the best way ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

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BISMARCK, N.D. Minot Daily News, Minot, Jan. 28, 2016 Minot and the ‘vision thing’ There appear to be more and more of them around Minot. “Them” as in paved lots, partially constructed foundations and fading placards introducing a coming development of some sort. These are the vestiges of a boom that has now taken a downturn if not to “bust,” ...

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