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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News 4.8.2018 to 4.15.2018

April 15th, 2018 No comments

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The manufactured home industry grows both older, and younger.  We pause to remember the passage of ELS’ Howard Walker, J.D.  Our sincerest condolences to all of those touched by his loss.

 

In the headlines for the week that was, you’ll find new resources on MHLivingNews and MHProNews.

There’s more research, market reports, data, and news stories you won’t find anywhere else – or done as timely, with independence, industry understanding and depth – as you will on factory-built housing’s twin leading trade media.

Let’s dive right in…

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

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The Ultimate Manufactured Home Industry Fact$, Data, and Insights – Bullets plus at-a-Glance Infographic

 

What’s New on the Masthead

Happy MH Owners? Good Professional Actors? Overlooked, “Honorable People”

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

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Saturday 4.14.2018


Howard Walker, Equity Lifestyle Properties Vice Chair, Passed Away

 

Friday 4.13.2018

Skyline Reports Results, Including FEMA Manufactured Home Sales, Costs of Pending Champion Deal

Skyline Reports Results, Including FEMA Manufactured Home Sales, Costs of Pending Champion Deal

Zillow Goes Deeper into Housing, “Take Thumb of What’s Holding Economy Back,’ Plus MH Market Updates

Buffett Blasts Trump, via Classic Twist

Buffett Blasts Trump, via Classic Twist

“Sexual Predators” Beware! MH Community Owners! Retailers Warning – New Federal Sexual Harassment Initiative

“Sexual Predators” Beware! MH Community Owners! Retailers Warning – New Federal Sexual Harassment Initiative

 

Thursday 4.12.2018

City Considers Manufactured Homes on Scattered Lots for More Affordable Housing

City Considers Manufactured Homes on Scattered Lots for More Affordable Housing

Manufacturers Roaring Back, Hiring, Growing, Investing – Plus MH Market Update$

 

The Ultimate Manufactured Home Facts Summary and Infographic 2018

 

Evergreen, Manufactured Homes and NIMBY, “Why the Feds Must Step In”

Evergreen, Manufactured Homes and NIMBY, “Why the Feds Must Step In”

 

Wednesday 4.11.2018

Happy Manufactured Homeowners, Honorable MH Pros – The Untold Story

Happy Manufactured Homeowners, Honorable MH Pros – The Untold Story

Marketers Alert – Galloway on Zuckerberg, FB – Plus MH Market UPdates

Manufactured Home Loan Delinquencies Rising, Per ABA, FED

Trump Administration and the Manufactured Housing Industry

Trump Administration and the Manufactured Housing Industry

 

Tuesday 4.10.2018

Triad Financial Service’s Parent Company, ECN Capital – First Data Report

Triad Financial Service’s Parent Company, ECN Capital – First Data Report

Criminal Leaks Continue, China’s Xi Signal Eases Tariff Trade Fears, Plus MH Market Updates

 

$27+Billion Authorized by HUD, Available for Disaster Recovery, Which Manufactured Home Operations Will Be in Line?

$27+Billion Authorized by HUD, Available for Disaster Recovery, Which Manufactured Home Operations Will Be in Line?

UMH CEO Sam Landy Touts and Tempers Manufactured Home Operation’s Expectations

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Monday 4.9.2018

Ending Sales Tax on Manufactured Homes, Law Center – Which Praised MH Quality, Importance

CNN’s Fareed, Fox’s Tucker Carlson on Trade, China, & Tariffs, Plus MH Market Updates

‘You Are Either Clayton Homes, or You’re Not’ – Monday Morning MH Sales Meeting

‘You Are Either Clayton Homes, or You’re Not’ – Monday Morning MH Sales Meeting

Media Bias, Ignorance, Manufactured Homes, Agenda Journalism, the Truth About “Fake News”

Media Bias, Ignorance, Manufactured Homes, Agenda Journalism, the Truth About “Fake News”

 

Sunday 4.8.2018

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News 4.1.2018 to 4.8.2018

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News 4.1.2018 to 4.8.2018

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“Move, Open, Live” De Rose Industries & Senator Thom Tillis’ Mobile Home Comments

April 4th, 2018 Comments off
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A Detroiter model mobile home with a “bump out.”

When U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) spoke at an oversight hearing with HUD Secretary Ben Carson about a “mobile home” with a “bump out,” likely few understood just how keen an insight that statement was.

 

Back in the pre-HUD Code days of the factory-built home industry – prior to June 15, 1976 – there were mobile home models that had “pull outs,” “expando room” or “bump outs.”  It is likely that Tillis’ personal experience with that which prompted his timely “walk down memory lane.”

Consider those mobile home era “bump outs” as similar to the slide outs found in RVs, only in mobile homes, they were routinely larger.

Bump outs, slide outs, and ”tip outs” existed in the early manufactured home era too.  But they were largely supplanted by the advent of multi-sectional so-called “double-wides” and “triple-wides.”

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These images provide several insights relevant to the manufactured housing industry today. Consider these bullets:

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  • Mobile homes – housing units on frames built prior to June 15, 2976 – were statistically more accepted then than manufactured homes are today. There’s an open question on why, which the Urban Institute, this publication and others have asked (for more on UI, and that question, click the related reports, below.)
  • Mobile homes had greater diversity than there is found in manufactured homes today.
  • Mobile homes had more manufacturers by far than there are found in the manufactured home industry today.
  • Mobile home leaders organized and promoted the creation of the HUD Code, following highly public scandals with substandard homes built by a few producers that quality builders didn’t want to be associated with. The HUD Code grew out of a desire to set construction standards, safety and energy standards for manufactured homes that would give consumers confidence, while avoiding the placement hassles that have sadly become so common today.

The history of the mobile home and manufactured home (MH) industry is fading, and that is problematic.

Because without an accurate industry history, a complete understanding of just how important this type of housing used to be, and how it helped create affordability then – and could again today – holds valuable insights.

Prior to the HUD Code, HUD studied factory home building – “industrialized housing” – with enthusiasm. What happened to that enthusiasm since the creation of the HUD Code?

Will Secretary Carson – who praised HUD Code manufactured homes when Senator Tillis’ question promoted a response – fuel a rebirth of that embrace by HUD of reasonable regulations that help promote practical housing solutions?

How many in government – or industry – today realize that when the industry had a wealth of producers, there were also a far wider variety of styles, types, innovations and models that industry contraction has arguably practically cut off?

More such factory home producers also yielded more acceptance, because each producer were naturally marketing their product, as the story and ads reflect.

 

About De Rose – It’s Worth Noting…

Vic De Rose, an attorney who was jointly recommended by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) and the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is from the family whose name the De Rose Industries of yesteryear recalls.   De Rose has insights on factory-home building that the vast majority of the population – including most regulators – do not have.

The De Rose ad touts the message, “Move. Open. Live.”  It’s quality, affordable housing in a hurry, as popular performer and manufactured home owner Kid Rock observed in an interview last year.

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HUD has been silent on the subject of who is going to replace Pam Danner.  There is speculation that an announcement could take place later this month. If that’s so, it may be a troubling signal for the industry if it takes place in conjunction with a planned appearance by Secretary Carson with MHI’s Las Vegas event.  “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis and commentary.)

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Senator Thom Tillis Discuss Affordable Housing and Manufactured Homes, Video

“Po-Dunk” Performer Kid Rock, Eyes Senate Run, Makes Manufactured Home Living Hip

Documented Results from Manufactured Housing Industry Leadership

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

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Historic flashbacks can be instructive, including examples from outside one’s own industry or profession that may provide inspiration and insight.

 

The challenge of dominating, monopolistic forces using (…or abusing…) political forces is not new.  It’s been going on since the dawn of recorded history.  The example below is a classic American tale of the little guy who is taking on the giants of his industry and era.

The movie Tucker, a Lucas Film with Jeff Bridges in the title role, reflects the efforts of an automotive pioneer.

According to “New York magazine, Tucker: The Man And His Dream is “as fast, sleek and streamlined as the car – the Tucker Torpedo, that Preston Tucker built in 1948.” And filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas celebrate Preston Tucker as the ultimate believer in the American dream,” says the Tucker YouTube page.

In a dazzling portrayal by Jeff Bridges, Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them – only to have his factory shut down by Detroit’s Big Three automobile manufacturers. They took away his car – but nobody could take away his dream.”

 

Tucker plans and produces a superior product, one that the Big Automakers seek to undermine in various ways. Among them are the use of monopolistic levers, including an abuse of government power.  In his days, the majority wanted a new car post-war.

Today, while automobiles are still very much in demand, most aspire to have a home of their own.

The abuses alleged against Facebook, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, or Berkshire Hathaway – to name but a few in our own time – should make thoughtful professionals step back and ask, what would the factory-built home industry be like in the absence of oppressive economic power?

Preston Tucker’s story is history.  Our housing industry’s story is still being written. The headline quote is from the movie.

A Connection Between Tucker and Factory Built Housing?

After World War II, when it was necessary to provide affordable housing for returning veterans, Carl Strandlund, who was vice president and general manager of Chicago Vitreous Enamel Product Co., went to Washington, D.C., to request steel to build gas stations in Indiana. However, the federal government, which regulated steel use to private industry, was more interested in producing housing…” wrote Andrea Halgrimson, in 2005.

Strandlund got a government loan to manufacture the homes and founded the Lustron Corp. The Chicago plant chosen by Strandlund was leased to the Tucker Motor Co. and although the building had been promised to Lustron, the Tucker people would not share the space. So the federal government leased an aircraft plant in Columbus, Ohio, to Strandlund. There, about 2,500 Lustron homes were produced in 1949 and 1950.”

Historic Lustron PreFab Homes Draw Renewed Interest

The question of monopolistic is a question both political parties, and voices across the left-right media spectrum, are grappling with today.  The issues of how government touches industry, and vice versa are also alive and well in the automotive, as well as the factory built housing professions.  ## (Historic flashback, inspirational, commentary, and analysis.)

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Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News, Sunday Morning Weekly Recap 3.18.2018 to 3.25.2018

March 25th, 2018 Comments off

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Financing. Events. Market conditions. Producer intrigue…these and more are part of the week that just concluded. Among the big topics in MHVille during the week was one of the two big, full-scale annual trade shows in manufactured housing.

 

A full-scale trade show includes model homes on display from HUD Code, modular, ANSI and other factory built producers, along with exhibits, and seminars.

The Tunica Manufactured Housing Show for 2018 is in the rearview mirror.  Now that it is, there’s quite a bit of information to unpack, and report on for industry professionals.

Some of those reports have already been published, in the links below, along with other news that the links below will recap.

What’s New on the Masthead

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News

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Saturday 3.24.2018

“Resistance Isn’t Futile”

“Resistance Isn’t Futile”

 

Friday 3.23.2018

Bob Massi, the Property Man’s Latest on Housing and Rents

Michele Tafoya’s Success Secrets, Adapted for Manufactured Housing Pros

Spending Bill Buzz, Navarro on Trade, plus MH Market UPDates

MHI Lender Shakes Up DTS and MLO Rule Discussions

MHI Lender Shakes Up DTS and MLO Rule Discussions

 

Thursday 3.22.2018

Award-Winning Author Explains Why the Affordable Housing Crisis Threatens Our Society, Realtor Editor Clare Trapasso Reports

Award-Winning Author Explains Why the Affordable Housing Crisis Threatens Our Society, Realtor Editor Clare Trapasso Reports

Keith Holdbrooks, Clayton Homes, Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), and the 2018 Tunica Show Controversy

President Trump Signs Tariffs, Stocks Drop, Plus MH Market Updates

Manufactured Housing – “Giants vs. Independents” – Tunica Talk – “You’ve Got to See This”

Manufactured Housing – “Giants vs. Independents” – Tunica Talk – “You’ve Got to See This”

 

Wednesday 3.21.2018

Abracadabra, with Wave of a Powell’s Hand, Rates Change – Plus MH Market UPdate$

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show, Photo Report, Day One

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show, Photo Report, Day One

Fannie Mae’s Paul Barretto, News-Making Remarks in Tunica

Equal Justice, Citizen Power, and Manufactured Housing

 

Tuesday 3.20.2018

On Left and Right – Facebook Rep, Fears, & Frustrations Grow, Stock Sinks, Plus MH Market UPDate$

4 Concerns of Homebuilders Have Impacting Every American

4 Concerns of Homebuilders Have Impacting Every American

Tunica, Nashville Trade Shows and Manufactured Housing Glory Days

Tunica, Nashville Trade Shows and Manufactured Housing Glory Days

Mobile Home Explosion in a Manufactured Home Community Caught on Camera

Mobile Home Explosion in a Manufactured Home Community Caught on Camera

 

Monday 3.19.2018

 

Broader Markets Dragged Down by Spreading Facebook, Tech Controversies, Plus MH Market Updates

 

Understanding the Manufactured Housing Industry – What’s MHARR? What does MHARR do?

 

Markets “Craving Certainty” Again, Are “Deep State” & Media Reporting Hampering Business?

 

Warren Buffett Success Tip$, Powerful Lessons in Under 3 Minutes, Monday Morning Manufactured Home Sales Meeting

 

 

Sunday 3.18.2018

 

Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News, Sunday Morning Weekly Recap 3.11.2018 to 3.18.2018

 

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Housing, Jobs, Poverty, Opportunity – Kerner Commission Remix, HUD and Manufactured Homes

February 27th, 2018 Comments off

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Just over 50 years have elapsed since then President Lyndon B Johnson announced the formation of the Kerner Commission. It was formed in response to race riots protesting poor housing, insufficient jobs, educational, and other issues in Detroit and other cities across the country.  In the vintage video below, the first few minutes are a list of names on the commission, followed by the issues – including housing – that sparked riots, along with other related issues.

 

Democratic President Johnson called for

 

  • prayer and peace,
  • threatened rioters with severe penalties, 
  • while promising preparations and touting efforts already underway.

 

Then and now – housing, jobs, dignity and opportunities were important issues.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulated manufactured housing program could provide many of the necessary ingredients for genuine progress.

In the wake of the comments that came into HUD in response to their ‘top down’ review of the manufactured housing program, the Kerner Commission, then and now, considerations are timely.

Why?  As noted, because housing, jobs, dignity and opportunities were important issues then – and now.

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Tye explained that public housing – an entitlement – often yields addiction. Ownership vs. renting or living in “projects” leads to integrity, a view he likens to those of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 Isn’t this part of the antidote to the t-word issue?

Lessons of Decades of Failure

As the Daily Business News noted in the recent comments to HUD linked below from L. A. “Tony” Kovach, after over $22 trillion in federal spending on ‘poverty programs,’ the challenge of poverty levels remains the same.

 

Trulia, HUD, MHLivingNews, MHARR, MHProNews, and numerous others have proposed practical steps that could save tax dollars, while leveraging mostly private capital to solve these and related issues.

The YIMBY vs. NIMBY report linked below references a UC Berkley and University of Chicago research that asserts how housing policies are costing the economy nearly $2 Trillion dollars a year.

 

YIMBY vs. NIMBY, Obama Admin Concept Could Unlock $1.95 Trillion Annually, HUD & MH Impact

 

As President Johnson then, or President Donald J. Trump now, alike noted — faith, family and the inspiration of our flag are also elements that must not be overlooked.

But after 5 decades of social, economic, and political experiments, pragmatists should now admit that those policies have failed. Trillions in federal, state, and local spending failed to solve what faith-infused morality, free markets, and free people alone can fix what is holding tens of millions of Americans in rentals, trapped in poverty.

 

The Trump Administration and HUD Secretary Carson and his team can fix much, not all, of this using private capital by fully grasping what manufactured homes are truly like today.

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HUD technocrats must immerse themselves and learn the industry’s complex dynamics, so that they can unleash the multi-trillion dollar housing component of the economy.

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What the HUD PD&R screen capture – with linked download available below – reflects is a lack of understanding about how enhanced preemption could solve the affordable housing crisis using mostly private capital. The research is useful, but adding in the missing ingredient of enhanced preemption would make it priceless.
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Trulia, and HUD’s own commissioned research, say that affordable housing – and specifically manufactured homes – don’t negatively impact other housing from appreciation.

 

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Don’t Put All the Eggs in One Basket

Beyond follow up and engagement with HUD on the comments, manufactured housing professionals and home owners would be wise to take at least two more steps.

1)    Manufactured home professionals would be well advised to contact their legislators now, and ask them to prompt HUD on the broad and liberal use of HUD Code manufactured homes.  You could link this report, others or send the PDFs of comments submitted to HUD, found linked below.  Send them with your own comments encouraging proper reforms of the manufactured housing program.

Shake Up at HUD Manufactured Housing Program May Stop Industry Overregulation, per MH State Association

2)    Legal Action. As two of the comment letters linked below indicate, allegedly monopolistic practices are part of the problem.  The comfortable relationship between the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) – via a reported intermediary – with HUD’s Pam Danner can’t be overlooked.  What was missing from MHI’s 5 point comments was precisely that issue – ‘who will be next in line to run the manufactured housing program leadership?’

Lawsuits for Triple Damages – Anti-Trust, Anti-Monopoly Law, Manufactured Housing, and You

After all of the drama with Pam Danner, JD and her leadership of the manufactured housing program office at HUD, and that was harming the industry, was nothing learned about the importance of having a reasonable person at the helm of the program?

Now You Will Hear — the Rest of the Story

Andy Gallagher, “Ousting” Pam Danner, MHI, Clayton’s RVP, WVHI – “Transparency”

Harper – Thank You Rev Donald Tye, Fighting for Enhanced Preemption of Manufactured Homes

4 sets of linked proposals to HUD are at in the focus section, were linked above, and are also found below.

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YIMBY vs. NIMBY, Obama Admin Concept Could Unlock $1.95 Trillion Annually, HUD & MH Impact

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There are important reasons to reach across political, economic and social divides to gain a fuller perspective of an issue.

  

In the case of housing, the Obama Administration was closing out his time in the Oval Office with a useful insight, reported by left-of-center Politico 18 months ago. It’s a timely topic for:

  • manufactured home professionals,
  • investors,
  • home seekers,
  • housing policy advocates,
  • and public officials today.

With HUD’s request for public comments about manufactured housing rules/regulations due before midnight Monday, 2.26.2018, this Daily Business News flashback spotlights the wisdom of considering all sides of an issue, analyzing them, and then proposing the necessary action-steps needed to effect positive change.

If the data cited from UC Berkeley and University of Chicago researchers is correct, the economic benefit to the nation could be as high as $1.95 Trillion dollars annually. That’s a staggering amount, nearly equal to the national debt over the course of a decade.

On 9.26.2016, Politico published the following.

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The Obama administration Monday is calling on cities and counties to rethink their zoning laws, saying that antiquated rules on construction, housing and land use are contributing to high rents and income inequality, and dragging down the U.S. economy as a whole,” wrote Woellert.

 City zoning battles usually are fought block by block, and the president’s involvement will create friction, particularly among environmental groups and the not-in-my-backyard crowd. But the White House jawboning is welcome news to many others, including mayors and builders increasingly foiled by community opposition to development,” per Politico.

 The Obama White House toolkit” said in part, “In more and more regions across the country, local and neighborhood leaders have said yes in our backyard,” adding, “We need to break down the rules that stand in the way of building new housing.”

When unnecessary barriers restrict the supply of housing and costs increase, then workers, particularly lower-income workers who would benefit the most, are less able to move to high-productivity cities,” said Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. All told, this means slower economic growth.”

 How much slower growth?

 Woelert stated, “…the country is facing a critical housing shortage in its most vibrant job centers. The result is soaring rents, growing income inequality and sputtering economic growth nationwide. By one estimate, barriers to development in major cities have shaved as much as $1.95 trillion a year off U.S. economic growth.”

 The linked report was to a study done by UC Berkeley and University of Chicago researchers. 

It’s important that the president is talking about it,” said Mark Calabria, director of financial regulation studies at the libertarian leaning Cato Institute. Local restrictions on housing supply are a crucial economic issue. I would say it’s one of the top 10.”

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The Key to Unlocking $1.95 Trillion in Economic Opportunities Annually?

One phrase could sum up the solution that HUD Secretary Ben Carson, MD, and the Trump Administration could put to work simply by the proper enforcement of existing laws.

 Enforce the enhanced preemption and other parts mandated by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (MHIA 2000).

Doing that one powerful thing, which requires no Congressional action, could provide a huge economic stimulus, per those researchers. It perhaps could become over time as important and useful for economic growth as tax reforms, regulatory reform, and the infrastructure plan that the Trump Administration have championed.

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Arguably, just as there was resistance to tax cuts, which has already melting once the real-world impact is being felt, the same pattern could occur in communities that struggle for affordable housing after enforcement of the enhanced preemption found in the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 begins. The net impact of a bold, courageous, and entirely lawful move would be good for the economy and would provide a path of mostly private capital created home ownership for millions of Americans. While it would no doubt face initial resistance, it would likely rapidly become popular over time as a result of enforcing existing law.

 

Beat NIMBY with YIMBY and Facts

In San Francisco, there is a new movement afoot, says Quartz, called YIMBY. “Yes, [Develop] in My Back Yard.” It is a play on acronyms, the opposite of NIMBY = “Not In My Back Yard.”  

YIMBY is based upon facts, such as what the real estate site Trulia reported in their multi-year look at the impact of affordable housing on other conventional housing.

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Per Trulia’s study, the impact of affordable housing on other real estate values is negligible.  It is so tiny, it’s hardly worthy mentioning, as the graphic above, reflects. The two lines are so close together, on a small graphic, it can be hard to see the two separate trend-lines.

That dovetails with a key finding in the HUD PD&R reported on by MHLivingNews in the report linked here. In that HUD funded study, manufactured homes appreciated side-by-side with conventional housing. So, like the more recent Trulia study, affordable housing – in the HUD PD&R case, manufactured housing – didn’t have a negative impact on conventional home values. 

Deadline Looms! Federal Request for Comments on Manufactured Housing Program, and You

 

Building Wealth, Creating Jobs, Solving Problems

MHProNews spotlighted last year the story of actively retired Rev. Donald Tye, Jr. He and his family own a pre-HUD Code factory-built home, installed in a neighborhood side-by-side with conventional on-site built housing. Their early 1970s model factory-built home is worth about 400 percent more than it was on the day it was installed, per Zillow, said Tye.

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Tye explained that public housing – an entitlement – often yields addiction. Ownership vs. renting or living in “projects” leads to integrity, a view he likens to those of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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Anecdotal evidence suggests that the wrong terminology impacts price. But it also impacts people’s emotions, see the poet who rejected the use of the t-word with regard to her home, by clicking the image above.

 

The partisan political divide could be breached by an open-minded look at all the facts. The excuses used by NIMBYites are many, but they often come down to a fear that their home value will be harmed.  The research indicates otherwise. 

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The Trulia study reflects a similar finding of a report commissioned by HUD that studied the impact of manufactured homes installed side-by-side as infill in a variety of urban markets. Both conventional and manufactured homes appreciated, there was no harmful impact. That report is available as a download from the MHLivingNews article, linked above.

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The enforcement of enhanced preemption under the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 has been an ongoing theme of MHProNews for many years. It has been touted by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) ever since the law went into effect.  A recent example, is linked here.

Will Secretary Carson and officials at HUD discover and embrace the solution that’s hiding in plain sight, and is within their jurisdiction?  Industry pros must let HUD know. Why not link this article in your comments or additional comments letter to HUD?

To learn more click the reports linked below. “We Provide, You Decide.” © (News, analysis and commentary.)

Notice: You have until midnight Monday Night!

Federal Manufactured Housing Program Review Comments Due Next Week, 2.26.2018

Getting More Manufactured Home Financing Options?  HUD Comments Provide Unique Door,

Deadline Looms! Federal Request for Comments on Manufactured Housing Program, and You

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Top News Story for 2017? Includes 3 Letters, First is S, the Last X

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This combination of photos shows, top row from left, broadcaster Bill O’Reilly, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and broadcaster Matt Lauer. Bottom row from left are actor Kevin Spacey, conductor James Levine, broadcaster Charlie Rose and film producer Harvey Weinstein. The wave of sexual misconduct allegations that toppled Hollywood power brokers, politicians, media icons and many others was the top news story of 2017, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. (AP Photo)

The top story for the year wasn’t about the president and his administration. That was number 2.

That’s according to a survey of U.S. editors and news directors that first occurred in 1936.

The Associated Press (AP) says that the sexual misconduct allegations was the top story for the year in 2017.

MHProNews covered it, and it was later picked up as a topic by others in the industry.

The Daily Business News spotlighted several of the allegations, including insights of an industry attorney on the subject.

To see that expert’s comments, the report is linked below.

 

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For those who’ve carefully reviewed the report link above, keep in mind a new revelation from manufactured housing – see that as part of a larger industry report, that’s linked here.

It’s also important to keep in mind a series of revelations regarding this issue of sexual harassment.

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While the examples above are from left-0f-center media, the right-leaning media has covered the same topic too. To learn more about left-right media facts, see the report below.  As regular Daily Business News readers know, this publication strives to use sources across the media spectrum, for balance.

Reports, Reflections on Media Tilt, Bias, Ignorance, and Manufactured Housing

On the 9th day of Christmas, it may be worth reflecting on this simple, but important point.  Without ethics being based in eternal truths, how can Intractable issues – like what is sexual harassment – be objectively understood and navigated?

A Problem Without Seeking Understanding, and Solutions, is Whining

Morality, God, Freedom. and the Holidays

 

The two videos below could easily be misunderstood, if they are not watched to completion.

They should perhaps begin with a review of the video posted on the story just above, because they all are examples of UnCommon sense that is much needed in our times.  

There’s not enough law enforcement, or courts, to intimidate people into goodness. What’s necessary is self-control. Ethical, respectful behavior = a more just and stable society. That’s freedom. So, consider these as practical tips, from someone that designed us.


Morality and self-control are steps along the path to increased freedom. Don’t believe it?  Why not ask God? “We Provide, You Decide.” ## (Top news 2017, analysis, commentary.)

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Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News, Sunday Morning Review 12.25.2017 to 12.31.2017

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SundayMorningWeeklyRecapDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsDec24to12.31.2017On this the 7th day of Christmas, we’ll dive in below to the highlights – and countdowns – in the factory built home “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use” ©, on dates that make up “the most wonderful time of the year.”

We will also review some of the look- ahead to 2018.

We’d like to thank you and all who have made us the manufactured home industry’s runaway number one independent news source.

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Recent Praise from Clayton to MHProNews, with C3

What’s New On MHLivingNews…

Daily Business News

Saturday 12.30.2017

Manufactured Housing Industry Tips, Documents, News-Talk; Christ, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump – Flashback, Fast-Forward 2018 Analysis

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Friday 12.29.2017

Was Bill Clinton Just Wrong, or Did He Lie? MH Impact – Facts, Analysis

Was Bill Clinton Just Wrong, or Did He Lie? MH Impact – Facts, Analysis

Surprise! Partisan 2017 Ends with Disbelief, 2018 Previews – Plus MH Market Update$

 

Survey Top 2017 PreFab, Modular, Tiny and 3D Printed Housing News Stories

Survey Top 2017 PreFab, Modular, Tiny and 3D Printed Housing News Stories

2017 Bi-Partisan Political Cartoons in Review (Note: Insightful, Satire, Tragic, Humor…)

2017 Bi-Partisan Political Cartoons in Review (Note: Insightful, Satire, Tragic, Humor…)

Thursday 12.28.2017

 

Beyond ‘Trailers’ – Buying Modern Manufactured Homes, What Insurance Giant State Farm Got Right, Not Right – Analysis

Beyond ‘Trailers’ – Buying Modern Manufactured Homes, What Insurance Giant State Farm Got Right, Not Right – Analysis

Biggest Biz Blunders 2017, Bill Gates Top Success Tip Videos, Plus MH Market UPdate$

 

Mainstream Media Reports Rising Manufactured Home Resale Value$, Analysis

Mainstream Media Reports Rising Manufactured Home Resale Value$, Analysis

2018 Outlook-Crisis Spell$ Opportunity, Per Leonard Kiefer, Freddie Mac Data

 

Wednesday 12.27.2017

 

Latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, with Manufactured Home Connections

 

Homelessness in America, and Factory-Built Housing

Homelessness in America, and Factory-Built Housing

RedFin CEO On Tax Reform Impact on Housing, Plus MH Market Update$

 

Warren Buffett, “the Moat,” Manufactured Housing, Berkshire Hathaway, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt, Wells Fargo, NAI…

Warren Buffett, “the Moat,” Manufactured Housing, Berkshire Hathaway, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt, Wells Fargo, NAI…

Manufactured Housing, 2018 – Will there be a Bipartisan Push to Enact Infrastructure Bill? MH Impact?

 

Tuesday 12.26.2017

 

Thomas: Buffett Should Buy Manufactured Home Community REIT, Plus MH Market Update$

Thomas: Buffett Should Buy Manufactured Home Community REIT, Plus MH Market Update$

Fires Burning Manufactured Housing’s Public Image? News, Review, MH Industry Impact

Fires Burning Manufactured Housing’s Public Image? News, Review, MH Industry Impact

Destinations, Manufactured Homes, the Manufactured Housing Industry, and 2018

 

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Monday 12.25.2017

 

The Paradox of Christmas

The Paradox of Christmas

KYPs, and the $64 Billion Dollar Question-Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Sale$ Meeting

KYPs, and the $64 Billion Dollar Question-Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Sale$ Meeting

Reports, Reflections on Media Tilt, Bias, Ignorance, and Manufactured Housing

Reports, Reflections on Media Tilt, Bias, Ignorance, and Manufactured Housing

Manufactured Housing Facts 2017, By the Numbers

Manufactured Housing Facts 2017, By the Numbers

Sunday 12.14.2017

 

Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News, Sunday Morning Review 12.17.2017 to 12.24.2017

Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News, Sunday Morning Review 12.17.2017 to 12.24.2017

 

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Survey Top 2017 PreFab, Modular, Tiny and 3D Printed Housing News Stories

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MHProNews tends to focus on HUD Code manufactured homes, but we routinely spotlight other forms of factory-built housing. We’ve done so for years.

This Daily Business News flashback 2017 year-in-review will be a series of links, that will let you click on some of the dozens of stories that we’ve published this year about the various forms of prefab, modular, 3D, and tiny house stories.  But this column will close with a link on MHLivingNews about manufactured home shopping tips.

Ex-Amazon Leader Sees Future In Modular

Private Equity Fund Grabbing 2 PreFab Home Builders

Chinese Firm to Provide Modular Homes in U.S.?

The “Top Ten” Container Home Designs in the U.S., 2017 – Video

Google’s Going Modular Housing

“It’s Outrageous!” “Censorship” — Suing Google/YouTube

Chicago – Massive Modular Project by European Operation Coming

Introducing ÖÖD – $50,000 Mirrored PreFab – and Compare

Factory Built Home Companies, True Game Changer – Here, Now – Impact on Manufactured Housing?

The Evolution of 3D Printed Homes?

Kasita – Dumpster Inspired Design Tiny Modular – Stackable, Emergency MOD, ADU – Enters Factory Built Housing

Jana Kasperkevic, Tiny Houses, Manufactured Homes & Financing

http://www. mhmarketingsalesmanagement.com/blogs/daily-business-news/are-americans-hunting-for-the-single-sectional-manufactured-home-alternative/

Giant L&G Sees Modular as Natural Evolution in Housing, Brit & U.S. Ties, Report & Video

Squamish Over Vancouver? BC Tiny House Controversy, Leadership, MH Parallels

3D Printed Home Can Withstand Magnitude 8 Earthquake

Shipping Containers Given New Life

It looks Cool! But is Richard Perkin’s NoHA the Real Deal in Affordable Housing?

The Top 10 American Corporations, Manufactured Homes, and PreFab Housing

Faced With Housing Shortage, Nation Turns to Unused Containers

Inside MH – Not Every Democrat, Not Every Republican – Politically Incorrect, Factually Accurate

$58,000 PreFabs, Videos, Updates of More Hi-Tech Backers

Prefab, Modular Homes are Front and Center in Solving Housing Crisis

Meet the Modular Housing Builder Google Picked, and their “Industrial Cathedral”

Tips on Shopping for a New Manufactured Home

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2017 Bi-Partisan Political Cartoons in Review (Note: Insightful, Satire, Tragic, Humor…)

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Stating the obvious brings often clarity to an issue. Cartoonists are akin to others in the media in this respect.  They typically have a left-or-right of center tilt, or agenda.

13 ½ months ago, some never believed that Donald J. Trump could win the race for the White House, much less be sworn in as the 45th president.

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Tens of millions expected Secretary Hillary Clinton to be inaugurated instead.

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Obviously, some of the smartest, and most successful professionals and experts were just flat wrong.

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Before and after the Trump Campaign’s upset victory, there were voices that predicted economic meltdown, doom, and gloom.

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As part of the Daily Business News’ coverage of “News Through the Lens of Manufactured Housing,” © we’ve reported both sides, and have since documented that those naysayers have been proven wrong. The economy under president Trump is the best it has been in some cases in over 10 to 15 years or more.

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Some of his opponents have called the president a tyrant, or a would-be dictator. Perhaps they are just using an attack on the person, an old debaters trick.  Or perhaps theyn’t thinking about the fact that every regulation President Trump cuts is reducing federal power, and thus his own power as the chief executive.

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Agree or disagree, but some observers believe the Democrats and anti-Trump voices in the GOP resist precisely because they are afraid his economic and political agenda will succeed and be good for the nation and the vast majority of the American people.

Manufactured housing’s biggest challenges could be summed up in these words:

Regulatory/Zoning/Taxes.
Image/Education/Public Perceptions.
Financing/Investment/Training.
Corruption/Monopolies/Improper Vision
for the industry and its potential.

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With those thoughts in mind, and looking at the candidates in the 2016 field, editorially, we supported now President Donald J. Trump.

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We did so believing pre-election that Donald J. Trump would be willing to take on the regulatory and other challenges.  By contrast, we also believed that Secretary Hillary Clinton would keep the status quo of the past decade plus.

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Someone can laugh, but still disagree with the premise of a cartoon. Among the demonstrably (false) claims against the 45th president is that he’s a power-hungry tyrant. In business, he had capable people, and delegated authority. He’s doing so in operating the federal government too. That doesn’t mean he’s hands off, it means he gets expert or good counsel, and then makes decisions.

Manufactured housing (MH) has been steadily rising for years, but is still struggling compared to its historic levels and current potential.  Not always with MH in mind, but the forces inside and outside of manufactured housing that have held the industry back have very much worked to keep the status quo going.

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What happens in D.C., in state and local markets politically and economically absolutely impacts the factory built home industry in general, and the HUD Code manufactured home industry in particular.

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So, look for continued coverage in 2018 of the newsmakers and events that frame the landscape that limits – or gives more freedom – to HUD Code manufactured homes.

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What’s the GOP description for the Democrats? Tax and spend. Was it hypocrisy for Democrats to complain about $1.5 trillion added to the deficit, when 10 trillion has been added in the 8 years of the Obama Presidency?

Look too for more periodic cartoon features, to help make pithy and light-hearted points that make people…

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MHProNews reviews news from across the left-right media divide. Under reported in much of the left-of-center media is the speed with which ISIS has been crushed in Iraq and Syria, since President Trump gave the generals more latitude in the rules of engagement. ISIS has reportedly lost over 95% of their territory in those two countries in about 6 months. They’re still a threat, because they’re in dozens of nations globally. But, the savings in life, limb, and costs will quickly add up.

…think.

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Because as Zig Ziglar observed, the first step to solving a problem is to first admit that a problem exists.

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Or as business guru Steven Covey noted in his famous 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, “Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood.” Understanding and that open minded-search for the truth are crucial for sustained success in any profession, including factory-built homes.

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FYI, for those who think the sexual harassment issue might be used against President Trump as it was against Al Franken, Roy Moore, or dozens of others – there’s a difference. The Americans who voted for the president knew of the allegations when they cast their ballots.

The True Meaning of the Word, Radical

Some misuse or misunderstand the meaning of the word, radical.  It comes from the word root, in Latin, radix – and the meaning is to get to the root cause of an issue or problem.

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Instead of mowing weeds, and watching them spring up, or ignoring the weeds, and using wishful thinking, MHProNews has set out to get to the root issues that have limited the industry, and then to provide the solutions for that root issue.

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Steve Bannon emerged in 2016 and 2017 as a major pro-Trump power player, shaking up the GOP and Dems alike. He came up short on the Roy Moore campaign, but if anyone thinks that’s the end, they don’t know Bannon. He’s a never quit, laser-focused-on-winning kind of man.  He’s media savvy, professionally successful, and has rebuked the left’s alt-right label with support from notables like Democratic Harvard Law professor emeritus, Alan Dershowitz.

This has been, and remains, the runaway # 1 trade publication in all of manufactured housing.

Join us as we continue our quest in support of the Manufactured Housing Revolution.

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Attendance at global warming movies has dropped. Millennials – who often believe in ‘climate change’ admit in polls to be unwilling to pay much for fighting it. POTUS Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate deal, saying it was bad for American workers. He’s tweeted today about the record snowfall in parts of the U.S.

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