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‘Use Government to Handcuff Your Rivals, Clever’ – Stossel

November 14th, 2018 No comments

 

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Still from video below, but the headline graphic is by MHProNews.

What’s the “Enemy of Capitalism?”  That’s a question that John Stossel asks in this thought-provoking video.

 

There are good reasons for taking a ‘wheat and chaff’ approach to information sourcing. Sometimes it will be the Washington Post, but at other times, it may be the Washington Examiner or the Hill. A progressive may be wrong on some topics but could be correct on another.  The same is true for a Democrat, libertarian, or a given Republican, etc.

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Full Measure’s Sharyl Attiksson’s media bias chart is useful in sorting out the agendas behind various headlines and news sources.  

 

In a brand new video, John Stossel takes a look at the question, “who is the enemy of capitalism?”

The video opens with democratic socialist supporter Senator Bernie Sanders recent attack on: Amazon. Sanders said Amazon didn’t pay its workers enough and because of that, many qualified for government assistance.

Stossel build the narrative, one step at a time, until he gets to the headline statement, above.  So don’t bail 3 minutes into a video that is less than 7 minutes long, and has had 10x more views in a day than Clayton Homes’ image campaign video has had in a year.

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To see our fact check of the Clayton image campaign, see the new report, linked here.

 

Stossel nails in a general way an issue that MHProNews has raised for years that is specifically impacts manufactured housing.  Namely, that Big Companies are using the levers of government power to outmaneuver, force out of business, or even gobble up smaller firms.

 

 

It’s a vexing pattern that goes beyond our industry, but must be grasped with open eyes by MH Professionals – including those who work for a giant company like Clayton. ICYMI, see the related reports, linked below. That’s “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing,” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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PreFab SunDog’s Leaders Encourage Buyers to “Contain Yourself”

November 13th, 2018 No comments

 

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The report by WFLA, an NBC affiliate in Tampa, FL, is so glowing, one must wonder if the article and report were ‘commissioned,’ or a straight-news report.

 

The Daily Business News on MHProNews asked WFLA.  Normally, mainstream news media are happy to say, unless it is a de facto advertorial, then they are less likely to reply.  WFLA gave no reply.

But SunDog sales manager Miranda Piechowski told the Daily Business News on MHProNews that the firm has obtained other positive media from the Tampa Bay Times, and Channel 13, a local Fox affiliate.  “Straight news,” Piechowski said.

The report by John Rogers included the video as shown, and the text looks like a close match for much of the narration of the video.

 

In a report that uses some hyperbole and is missing some data to back their claims, WFLA said, “The hottest trend in real estate across the U.S. is a 40-feet metal box. Container homes are taking the country by storm, and now the trend has made its way to Tampa Bay. In an effort to save money on a new home, more and more people are thinking outside the box and choosing to move into one instead.

Scott Myers and his wife Emily Cusmano, per WFLA, said the pair looked at a SunDog container house as an option over a tiny house, and thought ‘I want to live in that!’

My wife and I, we’re really into efficient living and small living,” said Myers.  The report says it will be the first one in Tampa, FL.

 

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The couple originally considered a tiny house, but they changed their minds after seeing how much bang for their buck they could get with a container home.

Theirs will be one of the first of its kind in Tampa.

We got over [our concerns] pretty quickly when we realized how cool they were,” said Cusmano.

We looked at custom builds, and it was almost double the price and it doesn’t give the look we’re gonna get from having this nice piece of house here,” said Myers.

WFLA said, “At SUNDog Structures, container homes can be built roughly $15 a square foot cheaper compared to the construction costs of a traditional home.

“Fifteen-dollars may not sound like a whole lot but when it comes to multiplying it by 2,500 times, it really adds up quickly,” said Cox.

The homes can be built on land you own – and fast. So while a foundation is laid, SUNDog will complete the house indoors in less than 160 days. 

By building the homes in a warehouse, the workers can focus on quality and avoid exposure to the elements.

Officials say durability is what truly sets container homes apart compared to prefabricated or manufactured homes.”

The photos and illustrations shown were not part of the WFLA report.

 

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The NBC affiliate said that, “SUNDog Structures provided this list of the pros and cons of container homes:”

The Pros Of Container Homes

There are many reasons that the container home trend is the newest “poster child” for the tiny house revolution. Here are a few of the biggest advantages of container homes! Take a look now, and see why they’ve become so popular.

  •  They’re incredibly affordable – Building a container home is affordable, and it’s within reach of many Americans who may be priced out of the traditional housing market. Container homes usually cost around $117-$125 per square foot.In contrast, the construction of a traditional home usually costs about $200 per square foot – at a minimum. This means that building a shipping container home – whether it’s permanent or mobile – will be much less expensive than a traditional home.And this has other benefits. The more you save when building your home’s structure and purchasing appliances, the more money you can spend on luxury items. You can afford better furniture, appliances, and even other luxuries like a spa, swimming pool, solar panels, and so forth.

And not only are container homes affordable to buy, they’re affordable to live in. You can use solar panels and rainwater tanks to save on utility bills, and insulate your home to ensure that it does not consume too much power.

The more you save on construction and utilities, the more luxuries you can afford! And that’s a good thing.

  •  Eco-friendly and sustainable – This is a huge benefit for anyone who is concerned about their environmental footprint, and wants to think globally and act locally. The process of building a traditional home is quite resource-intensive, and requires a lot of supplies and materials that must be shipped from around the world, increasing your carbon footprint. Traditional homes also often require a large plot of land to be cleared of grass, plants, trees, and more, to prepare for construction and the pouring of a foundation, which means you’ll damage your local environment when you build one. In contrast, shipping container homes are built from recycled materials, making them more environmentally-friendly. And they can even be built in a factory, which means less transportation of materials, and a lower carbon footprint.

Their eco-friendly design extends further than just construction. You can build your home with solar water tanks and solar panels and other features that make you less reliant on local power, which means you’ll reduce the impact you have on your surrounding environment.

So if you’re interested in “going green”, a shipping container home is one of the best ways to do so. You can make the most out of a small space, and make sure that you don’t damage your environment.

  •  You can customize every part of your home – With a company like SUNDog Structures, you’re in complete control of how your home is built. Whether you’re interested in a mobile shipping container home, or a permanent structure, you can work with experienced designers to create a shipping container home that lives up to your vision of an ideal home. This means you’ll get exactly what you want – and you don’t have to just accept a pre-built home from a developer, which can’t be changed and modified. Whether you want a “green roof” which can support plants and grass, a window that takes up an entire side of your container, or home office underneath your loft bed, you can build the home you’ve always wanted.
  •  They can be built very quickly – Shipping container homes can be built in just a few weeks, especially if they are made from only one or two containers, and are designed to be mobile. The home can be built in a factory, and ready in less than a month. In contrast, it can often take a year or more for a traditional developer to complete the process of building a home, and even longer for it to be ready for habitation by you and your family.
    These are just a few reasons that container homes are becoming so popular, especially among younger folks. They’re affordable, flexible, customizable, and environmentally friendly!

The Cons Of Container Homes

Container homes are great – but because they’re a relatively recent innovation, there are some drawbacks that you may need to be aware of, before you commit yourself to purchasing one. Let’s look at some of these disadvantages now.

  •  Zoning and building permit acquisition may be complex – Building permits, zoning codes, and other local municipal ordinances may make it hard to get permission to build a permanent home out of shipping containers – or bar you from placing a mobile container home on your property. Most local city councils and lawmakers don’t really know much about shipping container homes, and their outdated laws reflect this. Before you begin construction, you must research your local planning regulations. They may specify things like disallowed building materials, the minimum size of a home, and other such guidelines that your container home must abide by.

Building permits take time to be approved, and it may take longer for you to get approval when building a container home, compared to a traditional home. Be prepared for this, and make sure you double-check with all local zoning and inspection departments for approval – before construction begins.

  •  They’re small (if they’re mobile) – Shipping containers provide about 320 square feet of area, and this means that they are very small, particularly if you build a mobile home, and use just one container. If you have lived in small spaces before, you won’t have any issues – but if you’re used to more spacious living situations, this may be hard for you to get used to.We recommend you do some research, and visit some other tiny homes and mobile homes to make sure that you are up to the task of living in a small home.
  •  Offsite construction may be required – This could be a pro or a con, depending on your perspective. While it’s nice to have your home built offsite – because it’s fast and efficient – you can’t be very involved in the process, unless you live near the factory where your home is being built, which is unlikely. This is a potential drawback. However, if you don’t mind, and you trust your contractors to make your home look perfect even without your oversight, this could actually be a benefit! Your dream home will be delivered right to your property!
  •  It may be hard to find an experienced contractor – Again, this drawback is primarily related to how new container homes are. Most builders and developers have never worked with shipping containers, and they won’t really know how to build a home using shipping containers – which could mean you’ll have to settle for an inexperienced contractor. However, there are some contractors who have years of experience working with tiny homes and container homes all around America, such as SUNDog Structures. If you can find the right contractor, you don’t have to worry about this drawback!
    While container homes have a number of advantages, there are some quirks and drawbacks associated with building one, so make sure you understand the disadvantages we’ve outlined above!”
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The text between these two images here and further above are from the WFLA report, which said they obtained it from SunDog Structures.  

 

Sit Up and Take Notice 

Once more, manufactured and modular home producers should take note. They are positioning their product – which is certainly their right – in ways that aim for the HUD Code or modular buyer.

ICYMI, or need a refresher, see the report about a Jeff Bezos/Amazon investment unit that has made a bet on prefab housing, in the related reports, further below.

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Oil Drop – Outlook, Energy Production, and Manufactured Housing, Plus MH Equities Updates

November 13th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney11.13.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsYou don’t have to be a ‘toter’ driver to know that fuel prices have been falling. Everyone that gets a new or pre-owned manufactured home moved has or will see a reduction in moving costs.  What’s ahead on the horizon?  What other impacts do energy costs have on our HUD Code manufactured home industry?  That will be our market focus for this evening.

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further belowafter the newsmaker bullets and major indexes closing tickers.

 

The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.  Headlines – at home and abroad – often move the markets.  So, this is an example of “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” ©

Part of this unique evening feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – which saves busy readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” © It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

Want to know more about the left-right media divide from third party research?  ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-center-right’ media chart, please click here.

 

Select bullets from CNN Money…

  • The Dow falls another 100 points
  • Citi to move 1,100 New York employees next year to make room for Amazon
  • Next up: Tesla vs the world
  • CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta
  • LIVE UPDATES Before filing lawsuit, CNN first reached out to John Kelly
  • WeWork is getting $3 billion more from Softbank
  • Don’t panic about iPhone sales just yet
  • What housing slowdown? Home Depot posts strong sales
  • GE to raise $4 billion by selling chunk of Baker Hughes
  • How diverse should diversity be?
  • Flipkart CEO resigns after misconduct investigation
  • Japan’s economy has a $5 trillion problem
  • Why a US hedge fund is taking on one of Europe’s media giants
  • The US and China have reportedly restarted trade talks
  • E-Commerce Guide by CNN Underscore
  • Amazon’s Pre-Black Friday Sale starts now
  • Amazon’s next challenge
  • The tech behemoth will need to find 25,000 workers for its Crystal City HQ
  • Splitting up: NYC and Virginia both chosen as Amazon’s second HQ
  • First person: What one Long Island City resident says Amazon should know
  • What about the losers? These cities didn’t land HQ2. Why they still won
  • A new name: Virginia welcomes Amazon by rebranding Crystal City
  • Shockwaves: Amazon HQ2 rattles New York and DC real estate markets
  • Burger King wants to move into the future, but it’s stuck in the past
  • Chick-fil-A is trying to get into your home
  • McDonald’s has a new breakfast sandwich
  • Panera wants you to know exactly what’s in your bread
  • Dunkin’ is serious about high-end espresso
  • Fixing GE ‘is the challenge of a lifetime,’ CEO says
  • GE changed our lives. Why is it struggling?
  • Its stock could plunge to $6, JPMorgan warns
  • The company’s debt headaches grow
  • GE slashes 119-year old dividend to a penny

 

Select Bullets from Fox Business

  • Juul stops sale of flavored e-cigarettes in stores, halts social media presence
  • New York, Virginia gave Amazon these incentives for its new headquarters
  • Amazon officially selects Queens and Northern Virginia for HQ2
  • Stocks mixed in volatile session, oil craters
  • Inside Amazon’s HQ2 decision
  • Amazon HQ2 turned down these enticing offers
  • Amazon ‘duped’ New York into ‘bad deal’ for HQ2: Politicians
  • Amazon picked its HQ2 locations but what about the 18 other finalists?
  • Paul Krugman’s unwitting case for the electoral college
  • This is not your father’s Republican Party: Varney
  • America is winning the energy game: Varney
  • El Chapo heads to court, his cartel is thriving without him
  • Oil on track for longest losing streak on record
  • Americans’ dream job would pay this much
  • GE turns to Wall Street to reorganize as Blackstone eyes assets
  • Boeing CEO: 737 MAX jets are safe
  • Permanent tax cuts for middle class becoming more doubtful
  • CNN has a good case against White House over Acosta’s revoked press pass: Judge Napolitano
  • Amazon HQ2 decision: Why residents may face challenges
  • Uber redefines sexual misconduct in public memo
  • Obama memoir ‘Becoming’ released as part of $60M book deal
  • Democrat turns to Civil War-era scheme to build up tech jobs for middle-Americans
  • US debt payments will soon exceed military spending
  • Lazy Americans weigh on health care system costing hundreds of billions
  • Starbucks to cut 5% of workforce in restructuring effort
  • Petco removes pet food with artificial ingredients
  • Boeing CEO sees US defense budget remaining strong
  • Gov: Amazon ‘largest jobs commitment’ in Tennessee history
  • CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House
  • Amazon goes bicoastal: will open HQs in New York, DC suburb
  • Here’s how big Wall Street’s bonuses will be in 2018
  • This is why the DOJ could probe Comcast
  • Here’s how most Americans raise the value of their homes

Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…

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Today’s Big Movers

For all the scores and highlights on tracked manufactured home connected stocks today, see thBloomberg graphic, posted below.

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Stuart Varney on Fox Business touts the fracking revolution as a key reason why fuel prices are dropping.

No less an authority than the International Energy Agency [IEA] says half the growth in oil and gas output will be coming from America by 2025,” says Fox Business.A few short years ago, our production was falling and imports are rising. Now we’re pumping 11.6 million barrels of oil a day, and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, on this program, forecast 14 million barrels a day very soon.”

CNBC looks at a broader, more global view of the oil market as well today, with three experts sounding off on what is happening, and what the outlook could be.

 

 

Iran is a question mark right now, not unlike how Venezuela was previously.  There is discussion that the Trump Administration could start squeezing Iran’s oil production via sanctions, and if so and successful, that could cause Iran’s production – per sources – to go as low as “zero,” says CNBC.

That frankly, seems unlikely today, but that’s part of the scuttle butt.

Oil is an important, but not the only component in U.S. energy production.  The Trump Administration has reversed several policies put in place under President Obama.  As a result, the coal industry has come roaring back. There’s not been much buzz about nuclear – yet – under the Trump administration, but there has been a broad discussion of an “all of the above” plan to encourage all sorts of energy.

The economic math is simple.  The lower energy costs are, the more money there is available for other things.  The cost of production in manufactured housing, or all other factory production, is reduced with lower energy costs.  The cost of living obviously goes down with lower energy costs too.

All of this is economics 101.  But regrettably, there is a generation or two that has not had the law of supply and demand properly explained to them.  Some of those young “democratic socialists” are now entering the House of Representatives.  How will they impact the national debate on energy? What will it do to the U.S. economy that has enjoyed steady, even strong growth in the first 21 months of the Trump Administration?

Time will tell.  But if you didn’t notice, presumptive House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with returning Democratic mega-backer Michael Bloomberg.  Bloomberg is said to have given $110 million to Democrats in the 2018 cycle.  He’s exploring a run for the White House in 2020.

The campaign for control of Washington, D.C. never stops.  It only hits pause while votes are being counted.

Energy needs never stop either.  But if the winds in Washington blow too far left, it won’t be a surprise if energy costs rise again, as they did under the 8 years of the Obama Administration.  That’s where political policy and economics meet.

The economic giants in the U.S. never stop their lobbying and political efforts. That’s why engagement by small to midsized businesses must not end for 21 months out of 24. Otherwise, you’re handing an advantage to those who want to grow their moats at your expense.

 

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Bloomberg Closing Ticker for MHProNews…

NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services.

NOTE: The chart below covers a number of stocks NOT reflected in the Yahoo MHCV, shown above.

NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).

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Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

Your link to industry praise for our coverage, is found here.

For the examples of our kudos linked above…plus well over 1,000 positive, public comments, we say – “Thank You for your vote of confidence.”

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Dead Pimp, and Multiple MH Owner, Wins Election

November 13th, 2018 No comments

 

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Still from the video, posted below.

A brothel-owning, evangelical Christian-backed Republican candidate who died last month won his race for the Nevada state legislature late on Tuesday, according to state election officials,” said Reuter’s.

 

Dennis Hof, 72, defeated Democratic candidate and educator Lesia Romanov in the race for Nevada’s 36th Assembly District, earning about 68 percent of the vote. County officials said they would appoint a replacement candidate from the same party for his seat.”

Hof’s brothels have drawn national attention for years.  Hof used manufactured homes for his legal-in-Nevada prostitution.  The video below shows one of those manufactured homes that the “Cathouse star owned, visible in the background.

 

 

Hof said in an interview last summer, “This really is the Trump movement,” because “People will set aside for a moment their moral beliefs, their religious beliefs, to get somebody that is honest in office.”

Note, one can disagree with someone’s profession or behavior, but still cover it as news.  A prior Daily Business News report on Hof and his manufactured home brothels is linked below. Not Unlike attorney Eric Conn, his business use of manufactured homes – for better or worse – became part of the story.

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“Family Jewels,” MHVille Insider Tips, “Info Wars” and Omaha, Knoxville, California, Seattle and Arlington, and DC Connections

November 13th, 2018 No comments

 

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A well-placed source said from inside the hexagon began by saying something in a series of messages to MHProNews that thousands of manufactured housing (MH) industry professionals know. “MH is a logical solution to the affordable housing crisis in our cities. Does not matter [,]1 they are typically run by liberals owned by unions and nothing will get done. I have personal experience in Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland.”

 

The first statement above would be rejected by some, but wouldn’t be controversial for many in our industry.

But the next two messages from that source will start keyboards to click and tongues to wag in locations such as Omaha, Knoxville, California, Seattle, Arlington – and Washington, DC.

The elite want the masses dependent. They continue the lie through Operation Mockingbird.”

The messages came to our publisher, as a news tip, and a third message from that source read: “I am ready to info war. Very sad what is happening. People living in old [,]1 cold dangerous homes. We [MH]2 are the solution.”

 

 

About Operation Mockingbird

MHProNews did what the well-placed source suggested. We researched “Operation Mockingbird.” 

Here is some of what we found. 

Operation Mockingbird was an alleged large-scale program of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that began in the early 1950s and attempted to manipulate news media for propaganda purposes. It funded student and cultural organizations and magazines as front organizations.[1],” according to Wikipedia.

Also per to WikipediaAccording to writer Deborah Davis, Operation Mockingbird recruited leading American journalists into a propaganda network and oversaw the operations of front groups. CIA support of front groups was exposed after a 1967 Ramparts magazine article reported that the National Student Association received funding from the CIA. In the 1970s, Congressional investigations and reports also revealed Agency connections with journalists and civic groups. None of these reports, however, mentions an Operation Mockingbird coordinating or supporting these activities. 

A Project Mockingbird is mentioned in the CIA Family Jewels report, compiled in the mid-1970s. According to the declassified version of the report released in 2007, Project Mockingbird involved the wire-tapping of two American journalists for several months in the early 1960s,” says Wikipedia.

Operation Mockingbird was once classified, “eyes only,” is 702 pages of dry-to-stunning, and can be accessed from the linked image, below.

 

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The declassified Family Jewels report is found at this link here.

 

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The CIA reference for Operation Mockingbird was dubbed the “Family Jewels” report.  It goes without saying that family’s jewels are a prized item, so the name itself has meaning.  The CIA report includes, and is supportive of, the information referenced by Wikipedia.

The Washington Post is among the mainstream media sources that reference the Family Jewels document, so it will be difficult for other media to easily dismiss its credibility or the validity of the reference.

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As a relevant aside, the Washington Post is now owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. The billionaire Bezos has bounced between the #1 and #2 richest person in the world during the last year.

Bezos is also one of the 7 top billionaires connected with significant donations to the Democratic Party in recent election cycles.  That includes the 2018 midterms, as MHProNews alone reported in MHVille trade media, but a few others in the mainstream media have also reported.

Among the other 6 top American billionaires include Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett.  The top 10, per Forbes at that point in time, is found below.  The way their political contributions lean is from MHProNews, from third-party sources such as Open Secrets.

 

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The Democrats are not the same party that they used to be. Neither are the Republicans. Democrats have tilted socialist, and many say so openly.

 

The facts above are all support the thrust of prior MHProNews research.  That includes our Daily Business News overview survey from Saturday, which is linked below. It ought to be as no less relevant to MHVille professionals as Smoking Gun 3. ICYMI, see the weekend overview, linked below.

 

 

Affordable Housing, the Visible, Yet Mysterious Struggle for an Obvious Solution, Case Examples

 

When you carefully read that report, you’ll see where our MHVille source with the “info wars” comments and tips was coming from.

The challenges are troubling, tragic, but they are correctable.

But there’s more…

 

New York Times, Rolling Stones, and the Church Committee  

Operation Mockingbird, per some sources, was never discontinued. So, while it may seem like ancient history to some, it is interesting that our “info war” source pointed to this specific operation.

There are other intersections between mainstream media, Silicon Valley, top Democratic backing billionaires, and government agencies.  This is all interrelated with Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and affordable factory-built housing, but goes beyond it.  Our industry and others are a subset to the challenges that “info wars” – significant media influence, or “weaponized news” – has.  It is thus relevant to our manufactured housing professional audience.

 

Keep in Mind  

Bear in mind that sources in and working with the Trump Administration have told MHProNews that investigations of Berkshire, Clayton, and related issues to manufactured housing are still ongoing.

Those federal and other sources to the Daily Business News on MHProNews have specifically mentioned Warren Buffett as being of interest in their investigations.  The existence of those investigations have been noted by the Seattle Times too. ICYMI, or need a reminder, see the report linked below.

 

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There’s more related to this news tip that will follow in upcoming reports.

But the above on Operation Mockingbird from a well-positioned insider source, and others – including from Buffett brands in manufactured housing – are threads MHProNews will continue to follow and periodically report on. Stay tuned, and make sure you see and digest the related reports, linked below the byline. That’s “News Through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing,” © and “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use.” © ## (News, Commentary, and analysis.).

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Clayton Homes “New” Image Campaign, Surprising Facts Behind Have it Made Stigma Attacking Video

November 12th, 2018 No comments

 

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Over a year has gone by since Clayton Homes and their marketing company launched their new image campaign. It was touted in part with the video published on YouTube, which is shown below.

 

The screen capture above is from the Clayton video, below.

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Sadly, the public has voted on this video.

As of 2:02 PM ET, on 11.12. 2018, Clayton’s video reflects some 2,979 views.

By way of comparison, Curbed and The Verge has a video about modular “homes of the future” with 1,362,208 views.

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MHProNews is not endorsing either video, rather, this is a simple factual comparison of how each has done in video views. Clayton lost by of 457 to 1.

Rephrased, that means the Ford sponsored Curbed/The Verge video gets 457.27 times more views then the Clayton Homes video for the same timeframe.

 

 

But There’s More…

As the Daily Business News on MHProNews alone among MH trade media spotlighted in a sensible, systemic, and evidenced-based manner, HUD Code manufactured home shipments have been struggling to get a tepid growth-rate.

Last year, MHProNews was alone in reporting that Clayton and Cavco were both growing at a clip slower than that of the industry at large. Fact-checks often reveal the evidence of a pattern where much smaller independents often outperform in growth their giant rivals.

But even the growth of some independents is not enough to lift the industry to anywhere near its historic norms.

 

The Warning Signs…

Who else in MHVille has hammered away at the fact that if you subtract out the new home shipments to land-lease communities with many of those units being used for rentals, not sales – that the industry has been essentially flat for the last several years?

National New HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Data Summary, September 2018 Analysis

Recall the fanfare last year, when Clayton announced their program.  The proof is in the performance.  It doesn’t seem to be too strong, based upon video views, new HUD Code manufactured home shipment data, which of course reflects new home orders.  The ‘leadership’ of Clayton, which purportedly dominates the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), has been tested on this issue, and has arguably been found wanting.

 

Proof Once Again, Objective Analysis and Fact-Checks Matter

If you read our analysis from last September, you’ll see that we showed the gamut, for and against their campaign.  But we revealed the concerns about the effort.

Clayton Homes “Have It Made” Campaign, Manufactured Housing Pros React, Initial Analysis

One year later, MHProNews was proven correct again. Keep in mind that these are the same people who pushed the “new class of homes” which MHProNews warned could be a “Trojan Horse.” More on that another time.

But the trend for objective, clear thinkers who follow MHProNews faithfully should be clear.

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Tariffs, Tech, Fed, Oil, Commodities and Today’s Tumble, Plus MH Equities Updates

November 12th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney11.12.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsCNBC did highlight the factors noted in the headline, above as factors in the markets tanking today. What wasn’t included was talk that House Democrats are reportedly now up to over 100 planned investigations of the Trump Administration.  So much for bipartisanship. Elections have consequences, and the early signals are raising a caution flag since last Tuesday. But the focus for this evening are the insightful facts, noted in our headline, above.

 

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further belowafter the newsmaker bullets and major indexes closing tickers.

 

The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.  Headlines – at home and abroad – often move the markets.  So, this is an example of “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” ©

Part of this unique evening feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – which saves busy readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” © It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

Want to know more about the left-right media divide from third party research?  ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-center-right’ media chart, please click here.

 

Select bullets from CNN Money…

  • Consumers are spending and it’s not just at Walmart and Amazon
  • Oil hit with longest losing streak on record
  • PERSPECTIVES The US is too reliant on oil. Here’s how to fix that
  • Saudi Arabia’s oil reversal is a win for American shale
  • Michelle Obama’s memoir tops Amazon best-seller list days ahead of release
  • Reporters gear up for around-the-clock coverage of California fires
  • Justin Trudeau is a feminist. For him, that’s a given
  • Fixing GE ‘is the challenge of a lifetime,’ CEO says
  • Why Ford and Volkswagen will get together – but not get married
  • Brexit headlines predict catastrophe
  • SoftBank is getting ready for one of the world’s biggest IPOs
  • Smartphone prices in India are rising. Blame the weak rupee
  • E-Commerce Guide by CNN Underscore
  • Amazon’s Pre-Black Friday Sale starts now
  • Dow plunges 600 points
  • A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
  • The real reason why the stock market is down
  • Wall Street loves gridlock. But gridlock isn’t always great
  • Crude oil suffers longest losing streak since 1984
  • The dollar is really strong. That could hurt the economy
  • Track investor sentiment with the Fear & Greed index
  • This app puts a trainer in your ear
  • Bombas founders wanted to help the homeless — by giving them socks
  • Scrappy US startup puts 6 small satellites into orbit
  • Vetting roommates is tricky work. This app does it for you
  • Silicon Valley startups are still taking Saudi cash
  • Creditors: Sears should close for good
  • How Sears wasted $6 billion
  • Chairman structured deals to enrich himself, creditors suggest
  • Say goodbye to another 40 Sears and Kmart stores
  • Believe it or not, Sears once revolutionized retail

Select Bullets from Fox Business

 

  • Apple, Goldman Sachs push Dow down 600 points
  • China trade deal jeopardizes stock market, portfolio manager says
  • FDA to seek a ban on menthol cigarettes
  • Permanent tax cuts for middle class becoming more doubtful
  • Facebook denies firing anti-Hillary Clinton supporter who favored Trump
  • This is why the DOJ could probe Comcast
  • Democrat turns to Civil War-era scheme to build up tech jobs for middle-Americans
  • Here’s how most Americans raise the value of their homes
  • Facebook’s site was down for 30 minutes, here’s why
  • Is the US the most overvalued stock market in history?
  • Oil price drop isn’t sustainable: Fmr. Shell Oil president Hofmeister
  • Here’s how big Wall Street’s bonuses will be in 2018
  • How to become an everyday millionaire
  • California wildfires rage, slamming PG&E, Edison International
  • MLB’s Dallas Keuchel invests in ‘NoSweat’ company, would shave beard to play for Yankees
  • Stan Lee dead at 95: Marvel co-creator’s superheroes grossed billions at box office
  • US Army to get advanced camouflage protection system
  • ‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling sues assistant for shopping spree
  • General Electric’s slow demise
  • These are the most livable mid-sized American cities
  • What Sessions’ resignation means for pot
  • Millennials are the pillar of economic growth: Here’s why
  • Boeing issued safety warning to pilots for 737 Max jets
  • Job help is US military veterans’ top request after serving
  • Home Depot creates 3,000 multimillionaires, co-founder says
  • Rockwell Automation looks to fill hundreds of jobs
  • Uber, Google co-founder and others may have flying taxis available by the 2020s
  • Disney posts strong profits with Fox deal now in focus
  • Ford bets big on electric scooters
  • AT&T’s HBO goes dark due to standoff with Dish
  • Looking to sell your home? Top advice from the ‘Property Brothers’
  • Marijuana stocks rise as Michigan legalizes recreational use

 

Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…

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Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)

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Today’s Big Movers

For all the scores and highlights on tracked manufactured home connected stocks today, see thBloomberg graphic, posted below.

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –

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CNBC said that a review of corporate earnings calls reflects that only about 9 percent of all companies are saying that tariffs are having a negative impact on a firm’s performance, and thus their stock’s value.

Per that source:

  • Tariffs are generating worries in the stock market, but not as much from company executives.
  • Tariffs are having a negative impact for only about 9 percent of companies, earnings calls show
  • With earnings season nearly completed, only about one-third of the companies reporting so far have used the word “tariffs” during their conference calls.
  • Of that group, less than 10 percent have said tariffs are having a negative impact.

Other factors weighing on the market on Veteran’s Day are:

  • Problems with global growth and the Federal Reserve.
  • Tech stocks, including Apple, but not them alone.
  • All the FANG names were down 2 percent to 3 percent, and the industrial and energy sectors were down 1.5 percent each, point to a bigger problem.
  • Domestic U.S. growth seems strong, but the global growth picture in Europe and China is generally weaker. That’s one reason all the high valuation stocks (FANG) are getting taken down.

Commodities Tumble in 2018

  • Oil: down 2.6 percent
  • Zinc: down 23 percent
  • Copper: down 19 percent
  • Aluminum: down 13 percent
  • Lumber: down 20 percent
  • Gold: down 8 percent

 

ICYMI, or need a reminder, our Friday report featured this move by Third Ave’s Daniel S. Loeb, who cut his firm’s positions in some big-name tech stocks.

 

Manufactured Home Owner, and Billionaire Third Point Hedge Fund’s Daniel S. Loeb Shakes Market Watchers

 

Bloomberg Closing Ticker for MHProNews…

NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services.

NOTE: The chart below covers a number of stocks NOT reflected in the Yahoo MHCV, shown above.

NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).

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Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

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Work, Life Balance and MHVille, Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Meeting

November 12th, 2018 No comments

 

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It goes without saying that life is a series of marathons, not just a single sprint.

 

That:

  • first home sale,
  • that first business deal,
  • that first new client,

are important. But once isn’t enough.  Repetition is critical for learning.  Systems that can more routinely produce the desired outcome are important too.  That’s a form of repetition too. How do you keep from burning out, and balance your life for long term sustained success?  We’ll take a brief look at that question via the new-for-you graphic below.

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Work Life Balance

The work-life balance is a topic that gurus have talked and written about for years.

What our manufactured housing industry’s history sadly highlights is a trend that other industry’s have endured too.  There has been a long-standing, multi-decade struggle between larger firms attempting to ‘rig the system’ against smaller operations and the masses of Americans of all backgrounds.  They’ve done that by misusing politics, media, foundations, and other resources.

That’s not to say that everyone in those sphere’s are evil or corrupt, that would be as untrue as those who want to ignore the obvious reality that there is a level of corruption or “rigging of the system.”

What’s the solution?  Part of it is education, and a good work-life balance.

 

The Difference Between Free Enterprise and Crony Capitalism

Stop and think for a few moments. Why is it that some of the richest people in America claim to support candidates who often openly support socialism?

The idea of ‘free stuff’ is tempting to millions who have not learned the lessons once taught in junior high school.  “There is no such thing as a free lunch,” or TANSTAFL.

If socialism worked, North Korea wouldn’t have a basket case economy next to that of South Korea.

If socialism worked, the old USSR wouldn’t have fallen.

Warren Buffett and several of his peers know the value of history quite well. The free enterprise system helped make the wealthy, but they’ve also arguably abused the free enterprise system to get an edge over other smaller companies.

 

How is That Unfair Advantage Unwound?

The answer in part is educational, but it includes the proper work-life balance.  Some get nervous about talking about spiritual, faith-based or political matters.  Why?  It wasn’t that long ago that it was a common topic. Why was it turned by those who pull-the-strings behind the scenes into something that was “politically incorrect?”

The work life-balance wheel posted in this tip can be download, and posted in frame in your office.  There may not be another quite like it.

Every business needs a short, medium, and long-term strategy. For example, if political, civics and historic understanding is a once every 2- or 4-years brief event, then expect those who make it part of their long term strategy to gain an advantage.

As a business person or professional, you have to make your monthly overhead. That’s short term.  Miss that overhead often enough, and you’ll be out of business or bankrupt.

This week, several new reports will be mixed in with other news items that will underscore the need for a sustained, short-medium and long-term work-life balance.  Get a jump on it.  Your sustained success depends upon it.

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An MHProNews Thank You to America’s Veterans, Plus VA Market At-a-Glance

November 12th, 2018 No comments

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Our 11, soon to turn 12-year-old son Tamas (pronounced “Tah Mash”, in photo above, on the left) Kovach spotted the veteran in his scooter as we strolled in Disney Springs. Tamas knows we stop and thank our veterans for their service, as well as uniformed law enforcement officers too.

 

For over 2 decades, this veteran in the photo served in the Navy and as a U.S. Marine. He joked, but was serious, in saying that he only served on a ship for two weeks at sea.  He said much of that time, he was sea sick.

The veteran was a medic from North Carolina, and shared a few stories.  One was the time that he and others stationed in Alaska were called to help a Russian Trawler in distress off the coast.

There were no fish” on that vessel, the medic said, explaining that after the mission, he and the others involved during that Cold War era episode were debriefed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Lots of antenna and electronic gear on board?’ our publisher L. A. “Tony” Kovach – who is a military history buff – asked the sailor/Marine.

Yes,” said the medic, ‘that’s why there was no fish.’ In those days, the old Soviet Union used what looked like a fishing vessel as spy ships.  They were festooned with electronic gear, used for surveillance.

Every veterans has a story, usually lots of them.

 

The VA Market

There are some 20 million veterans of the armed forces alive today, almost as many as those who live in a mobile or manufactured home.  Those veterans get VA benefits, including access to zero-down payment loans which can be used to buy a new manufactured home.

Chattel loans are an important part of the MH market, but why aren’t more land-home deals, including VA land home deals being done?  Are you and your operation overlooking this significant market?

Thank our veterans, but let’s serve those well who served us too.

 

 

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“Rent is Too Damn High,” But Why? MHVille Struggles & Solutions

November 11th, 2018 No comments

 

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From New York to California, there have been protesters who’ve carried signs saying the “rent is too damn high.”

 

It’s vexing. Because this ought to be yet another signal for manufactured housing professionals and investors to better understand the dynamics that could spark the industry’s authentic return as a major producer of housing in America.

But instead, as other reports from this past week reveal, manufactured housing nationwide stalled in new home shipments. Some states rose, others fell, and the net outcome nationwide is a slip. All of those reports are linked below.

Molly Ball has a featured report on left-of-center Time Magazine that reveals her view that it’s about to get worse in America. Time has been strongly anti-Trump at least since 2016, but they admit the 45th President of the United States (POTUS) bucked the tide of decades of midterm history. That’s significant to industry pros for reasons Saturday’s Daily Business News report reflects.

Seasoned and savvy manufactured housing professionals don’t have to be told that we have a great option for affordable housing. Arguably, it’s the most bang for the money. It’s a solution to the rent that is ‘too damn high.’

So why isn’t the industry performing better?  The answers are being revealed, one story at a time, and in reports like this week’s Masthead. 

But there’s more.

There’s big news about Legacy Housing, and a stunning shakeup at Cavco. A big move by Sun Communities too. Those and other reports below.

Check out the in depth Saturday report and analysis on the milieu in which affordable housing’s struggles are embroiled in, along with over 2 dozen more other articles and reports from the week that was.

We provide actionable insights, fact-checks, reports, and analysis that are found no where else in the manufactured housing industry’s trade media. It’s an avoidably modest industry today, a fraction of what it was in 2018. That sad, because it is avoidable. But it is also an opportunity in disguise, for those willing to dig in, understand and then take specific action steps. The right steps would arguably make individual locations more profitable than they’ve been in years, decades, or perhaps the best ever.

You’ve made us the runaway number one trade media in manufactured housing. The industry, per the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has 40,000 full time equivalents (FTEs) We think their figure may be low, but regardless it is a sobering number to reflect upon. With that backdrop, our thanks to all of our readers, clients, and sponsors for making this the place where well over ten thousand pros and industry researchers will come on an average day to read “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use.” ©  As millions head to or from Sunday worship, as we look ahead to Veterans Day tomorrow, there is much to ponder, pray, and then perform. 

With no further adieu, let’s dive into the headline week in review, on this Sunday Morning. 11.4 to 11.11.2018.

 

What’s New on the Masthead

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Prosperity Now, Protests, Indivisible Project, Warren Buffett, George Soros, POTUS Donald Trump, MHAction and Manufactured Housing – Following the Money

 

What’s New from MHARR

“A HUD MONITORING CONTRACT ‘BRIDGE TO NOWHERE’”

 

Financial Services Chairman Calls for End of GSEs

 

September 2018 Manufactured Home Production Data Shows Slight Flatline

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

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Saturday 11.10.2018


Affordable Housing, the Visible, Yet Mysterious Struggle for an Obvious Solution, Case Examples

Affordable Housing, the Visible, Yet Mysterious Struggle for an Obvious Solution, Case Examples

 

Friday 11.9.2018

Legacy Housing Files for IPO, Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Updates

Legacy Housing Files for IPO, Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Updates

Manufactured Home Owner, and Billionaire Third Point Hedge Fund’s Daniel S. Loeb Shakes Market Watchers

Manufactured Home Owner, and Billionaire Third Point Hedge Fund’s Daniel S. Loeb Shakes Market Watchers

Cavco Chairman Joseph H. Stegmayer Steps Down Under SEC Cloud, “Personal, Confidential” SEC Document, Cavco Industries’ Statement

Cavco Chairman Joseph H. Stegmayer Steps Down Under SEC Cloud, “Personal, Confidential” SEC Document, Cavco Industries’ Statement

Divisions in America, and Manufactured Housing – Reality Check 1 – 11.9.2018

Divisions in America, and Manufactured Housing – Reality Check 1 – 11.9.2018

 

Thursday 11.8.2018

Markets Muted, Mixed, See FED OMC Meeting Notes, Plus MH Market Updates

Markets Muted, Mixed, See FED OMC Meeting Notes, Plus MH Market Updates

National New HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Data Summary, September 2018 Analysis

National New HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Data Summary, September 2018 Analysis

Direct Relationship – Rule of Law, Sound Information, Equal Access, Profits & Pay – MHVille, Megyn Kelly, Tucker Carlson

Direct Relationship – Rule of Law, Sound Information, Equal Access, Profits & Pay – MHVille, Megyn Kelly, Tucker Carlson

MHARR Warns Single Source Federal Contract is “Bridge to Nowhere”

MHARR Warns Single Source Federal Contract is “Bridge to Nowhere”

Wednesday 11.7.2018

Sun Communities Strategic Investment in Ingenia Communities, Info, Videos Beyond the Release, Plus Manufactured Home Industry Market Updates

Sun Communities Strategic Investment in Ingenia Communities, Info, Videos Beyond the Release, Plus Manufactured Home Industry Market Updates

Key Clayton/MHI/BO Bets Spanked, First Look at Winners & Losers

Key Clayton/MHI/BO Bets Spanked, First Look at Winners & Losers

Conflict of Interests? MHI’s, MHARR’s Most Recent Statements on Controversial GSE Lending, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Weighs In

Conflict of Interests? MHI’s, MHARR’s Most Recent Statements on Controversial GSE Lending, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Weighs In

Another Top Manufactured Home State is Sliding on New HUD Code Home Shipments, More New Data

Another Top Manufactured Home State is Sliding on New HUD Code Home Shipments, More New Data

 

Tuesday 11.6.2018

Red Wave? Blue Wave? Here’s What Wall Street Is Watching, plus MH Market Updates

New Shipment Data, Top Manufactured Home State, Other MH States Continue Slide

New Shipment Data, Top Manufactured Home State, Other MH States Continue Slide

Lead, Kindly Light

Lead, Kindly Light

Sexual Harassment, #MeToo Small Business Workplace Webinar

On the Eve of the Midterms, Closing on Willie Horton? Plus, MH Market Updates

On the Eve of the Midterms, Closing on Willie Horton? Plus, MH Market Updates

 

Monday 11.5.2018

MH Sales, Marketing, Management Life Lesson – Plan A, Plan B

MH Sales, Marketing, Management Life Lesson – Plan A, Plan B

Former Clayton Homes Team, Employees Speak Out – Mainstream Media, Trade Media Reports

Former Clayton Homes Team, Employees Speak Out – Mainstream Media, Trade Media Reports

VP Mike Pence, “We’ll Hold House,” Make History “When We Elect John James” Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity Rally With POTUS Trump Monday Evening

Sunday 11.4.2018 Plus MH Week In Review, for 10. .2018 to 11.4.2018

Business Strategy, Open and Stealth Clients, Transparency, and Manufactured Housing

Business Strategy, Open and Stealth Clients, Transparency, and Manufactured Housing

 

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