Close to Home

In today’s digital world our exposure to information can be overwhelming. The question often becomes – how can I cut through the clutter and access what matters to me?

When it comes to housing industry news, you are looking at the answer.

Introducing "Close To Home," a custom-tailored news source designed to cut through the clutter and present the most relevant updates from Ritz-Craft and the entire housing industry.

On the left, you can see that our "Close To Home" blog features three categories:
1. “What’s Hot in Housing” features updates from news sources within the industry, as well as trends that have been identified specifically by Ritz-Craft’s network of authorized builders.

2. “Design Trends” is a category dedicated to home design trends and the announcement and explanation of any new products, colors or standard specifications adopted by Ritz-Craft.

3. “Feature Floor Plans” highlights some of our newest and most popular floor plans with black line drawings and proposed exterior elevations.

If you have any topics that you would like to hear a specific Ritz-Craft view on, be sure to leave your suggestions in a comment below any of our articles. Also, be sure and bookmark this page to easily return for your news updates.

Remember - as long as you have an internet connection, you can always be "Close To Home."

The Samantha

Ritz-Craft's House of the Month for September 2014

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The Audrey

Our 'House of the Month' for August 2014

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Ritz-Craft to hire 60 for Mifflinburg plant

Housing demand requires the opening of another production facility in Pensylvania

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The Juniper Ridge

Our House of the Month for July 2014

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Triple Crown Model Home Tour

Take a virtual tour through our Triple Crown model home in Mifflinburg.

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The Jasmine III

Ritz-Craft's House of the Month for June 2014.

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Glass Lights

Equal parts functionality and eye appeal.

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The Mint Hill Bonus Ranch

Ritz-Craft's House of the Month for May 2014

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Advantage Ranch

Ritz-Craft Homes of Michigan displayed this home at the 2014 Louisville Housing Show.

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The Annabelle Cape

Introducing Ritz-Craft's House of the Month for April 2014

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The Barnegat II

A plan to help Restore the Shore.

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Online Or Out

Builders need to think harder about how technology can expand their businesses.

An exclusive guest article from John Caulfield, formerly a senior editor with Builder magazine. Stay tuned for additional guest articles from housing industry experts.

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Radio Show Features Ritz-Craft

Home Talk USA recently featured a segment about Ritz-Craft Homes.

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The Seagull II

A compact and coastal two story.

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The Lighthouse II

An upside-down coastal two story plan.

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The Macy

Ritz-Craft's House of the Month for March 2014.

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Sailview Bonus Ranch

The perfect coastal escape.

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The Beach Haven II

A two-story home from our "Restore the Shore" collection of plans.

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Ritz-Craft Releases New 'Restore the Shore' Series of Homes for Areas Affected by Hurricane Sandy

To meet the enormous needs of residents in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, especially those on the New Jersey Shore, Ritz-Craft has created a special “Restore the Shore” collection of home plans.

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Download the Ritz-Craft iPad App

Ritz-Craft is pleased to announce the release of our new iPad App for home buyers.

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Fayette Duplex

The Ritz-Craft House of the Month for February 2014.

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The Shelton Creek

Ritz-Craft's newest model home resides in North Carolina.

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The Jacob's Creek

Ritz-Craft's House of the Month for January 2014.

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Wine Storage

Display your favorite beverage with pride.

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Housing Starts Reach Highest Level in Five Years

Growing demand helps to overcome increases in mortgage rates.

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Builder Confidence in U.S. Matches Highest Level Since 2005

Builder confidence increased more than anticipated in December.

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4 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

This holiday, give yourself the gift of a new home.

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New Home Sales Increase Over 25% in October

Sales of new, single-family homes make largest leap since 1980.

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The Drummer Boy Two-Story

Ritz-Craft's House of the Month for December 2013.

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Mt. Laurelle Two-Story

Turn up the heat with this floor plan for winter.

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The New Salem Cape

Downsizing but looking for luxury?
This is the home for you.

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Johnstown Two-Story

This home won the 2014 Jerry Rouleau Award for Home Design in the 3,001 - 4,000 sq. ft. category.

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Philadelphia Urban Infill

This home was honored as a Home of Distinction in the 2014 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Marketing and Home Design.

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Ritz-Craft Receives National Awards

Ritz-Craft recently received five of the 2014 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design.

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Quartz vs. Granite

What you may not know about your countertops could surprise you.

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Assisted Living Facility Time Lapse Video

Watch as a nearly 50,000 sq. ft. assisted living facility is assembled in only eight days.

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10 Colors to Paint Your Cabinets

When it comes to your cabinet color, you don’t have to settle for the ‘norm.’

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The Thoroughbred Triple Crown

Saddle up and make the neighbors jealous.

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The Anniversary III

We took an extremely popular home and made it even better.

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What does the government shutdown mean for the housing market?

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The Oakdale Cape

This Cape Cod style plan combines classic with contemporary.

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"Infinity" Walk-In Showers

Shower doors are a thing of the past.

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Ritz-Craft Homes: Made in the USA

Ritz-Craft co-owner and President/CEO Paul John reflects on what it means to be an American company.

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The Smithville Cape

This Cape Cod style modular home is engineered to impress.

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A Chalet Getaway

Escape for a long weekend to your own oasis.

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How to buy a home with almost no down payment

Several nonprofit organizations offer programs for middle-income buyers.

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Claw Foot Tub

This fixture pairs classic elegance with modern convenience.

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The Tree Tops Lodge

If a home in the mountains is what you're after, then this home is for you.

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Ritz-Craft Remains at the Forefront of Green Building

Ritz-Craft's Energy Star labeled modular homes are significantly more efficient than the minimum code built home.

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Would you rather have skilled or unskilled labor?

With Ritz-Craft modular homes, you can count on decades of experience within our labor force of skilled craftsmen.

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A Master Suite To Die For

If at-home luxury is what you have been searching for in a new home, look no further.

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The Adrienne

This impressive two-story modular home is ideal for the luxury home buyer.

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Who Doesn’t Want a Beach House?

The cozy 'Sea Shell Cape' coastal floor plan could be your home by the sea.

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Tax Advantages of Home Ownership: Part Three

Save those receipts, you’ll be happy you did.

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How long does it take to assemble a modular home?

Watch as a custom two-story home is assembled before your eyes.

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Want to Hide Your Dirty Laundry?

This smart storage solution ensures that no one gazes upon your unmentionables.

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Tax Advantages of Home Ownership: Part Two

Did you know that profits made from the sale of your home are tax free?

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Incredible Cabinet Selection

Ritz-Craft now offers over 2,500 possible cabinet combinations

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Modular Homes Offer Urban Infill Solutions

Home buyers do not have to settle for aging urban structures

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Tax Advantages of Home Ownership: Part One

Several available tax breaks can ease mortgage costs.

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Peel Back the Siding: A Look at Ritz-Craft’s Construction

This new tool allows you to view the value-engineered features found in modular homes built to Ritz-Craft’s standard Benchmark Specifications.

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A Ritz-Craft Modular Home Testimonial

A satisfied Ritz-Craft modular home owner, recently took to the internet to share her story.

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How do high mortgage rates affect the housing market?

An update on mortgage rates, foreclosures, home prices and other important housing news.

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Tax Code Rewrite Threatens Housing Tax Incentives

Several vital housing tax incentives that create jobs and keep the economic recovery moving forward are under fire.

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The Independence

This aptly named floor plan is large enough to give every family member their freedom.

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New ‘Streamlined Modification Initiative’ Will Reduce Mortgage Payments

If you are at least 90 days behind on your payments, you may be able to take advantage of this new program.

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Mobile-Optimized Website Now Live

The Ritz-Craft website is now easier to navigate on your Smartphone.

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The Justine

A beautiful ranch style home designed specifically for first-time home buyers.

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Mortgage Rates Soar

Mortgage Rates post the largest weekly increase in over 26 years, according to Freddie Mac

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Square Inches of Design Power

Decorative glass tiles can add intense pops of color in multiple areas of your home.

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Ritz-Craft Goes International with New Website Features

New opportunities available for addressing the housing needs of our neighbors in Canada.

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Introducing "The Horizon"

This modular home plan has been designed for the move-up home buyer.

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Confidence Levels Continue to Soar

Home builder and consumer confidence levels continue to be an important factor regarding economic recovery.

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Make the Wilderness Your Backyard

Looking to live off the beaten path? This large cottage floor plan fits seamlessly into a rustic, wooden environment.

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How are modular homes assembled?

Ritz-Craft takes you behind the scenes of a modular home job site.

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SnapStone Flooring Receives 'Excellent' Rating

A recent study evaluated SnapStone’s resistance to common kitchen occurrences.

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The 100 Biggest Builders in America

Ritz-Craft, and other system-built housing manufacturers, excluded from rankings.

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The June-Bug Chalet

This smart Chalet floor plan will sweep you off of your feet.

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Introducing the Ritz-Craft Favorites System

We have searched high and low, but no other modular home provider has a tool quite like this one.

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Wood Mantle Range Hood

This Wood Mantle Range Hood offers homeowners a unique design accent

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Facebook Feedback Boosts Ritz-Craft Kitchen Design

The National Association of Home Builders' Facebook page highlights Ritz-Craft as the 'Favorite Kitchen of Spring.'

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New Home Sales Increase for April 2013

New home sales for April 2013 reach second highest levels since 2008

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Being Square Is Cool Again

When it comes to designing a room, consider adding some contemporary flair.

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Mortgage Misconceptions

When it comes to a home mortgage, you can't believe everything you hear.

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Strong Growth in the 55+ Housing Market

Baby Boomers continue to compose a vital niche of the housing market.

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A Coastal Cottage Retreat

This coastal floor plan has received the greatest amount of feedback on the Ritz-Craft Homes Pinterest account.

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What are system-built homes?

A look at the differences between homes built through construction systems and those built on-site.

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How to create the perfect Master Suite

The perfect Master Suite offers more than just a few rooms - it's your oasis, your retreat from the day.

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Modular Homes Offer Multi-Family Solutions

This month's plan caters to investment buyers in the multi-family sector of the housing market.

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Housing and the Student Debt Issue

How student loan debt affects first-time homebuyers and what they can do about it.

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Building New Homes vs. Buying Existing Homes

A look at the advantages offered by building new, modular homes.

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Design Your Home to Sell

When the time comes to sell, you'll be happy you considered these design factors.

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Moving from Customization to Personalization

Our most popular home is a custom home.

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