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Bank of America Small Biz Loans, Insights, Plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

April 26th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney4.26.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsSharon Miller with Bank of America provided keen insights on small business services, their enthusiasm, concerns, and related. That will be our focus report this evening. 

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline reports are found further below, just beyond the Manufactured Housing Composite Value for today.

 

The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.

Part of this unique feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – that saves 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.

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ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-right’ media chart, please click here. 

Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • 6 new Gmail features worth trying — and how to get them now
  • Meet the new Gmail, now with disappearing messages
  • When a robot is your co-worker
  • The US has moved on Huawei and ZTE. That doesn’t bode well for Alibaba
  • Will Amazon’s winning streak continue?
  • Goldman Sachs warns against falling in love with stock buybacks
  • Pepsi vs. Coke — the new cola wars are here
  • Domino’s delivers awesome sales and profits
  • Chipotle stock soars nearly 10%, thanks to price hikes and new stores
  • Why corporatizing feminist messages doesn’t really help women
  • One of the most powerful women at Nike shares how to run a successful team
  • How Richard Branson went from high-school dropout to billionaire entrepreneur
  • Snapchat takes another swing at Spectacles
  • Snapchat can’t catch a break
  • Oil prices could keep rising. Here’s why
  • Deutsche Bank profit plummets 79%
  • The big myth about America’s pension crisis
  • Starbucks will try to get past PR crisis by wowing Wall Street
  • Southwest bookings fall after fatal accident
  • Who loses if Trump kills the Iran deal?
  • Trump’s call to ‘Fox and Friends’ explains why we don’t hear much from him
  • Trump furious with his Justice Dept.
  • How the NFL draft went from a hotel ballroom to an all out spectacle

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

 

  • Stock markets rally on boost from technology
  • Wells Fargo under fire for retirement plan practices
  • UPS offers early retirement to managers to cut costs
  • Mortgage rates climb to highest level in four years
  • NFL draft rookie contract scale: How much players will earn
  • As usual, quarterbacks are expected to be hot commodities.
  • California gasoline tax hike repeal said to draw sufficient support for November ballot
  • Mike Pompeo owned Kansas aerospace company before political career
  • Chipotle surges as higher menu prices boost earnings
  • War for talent shakes up small business in US
  • Levi’s jeans draw New York City environmental protest
  • Subway could close up to 500 North American restaurants
  • John Kerry joining TPG’s Rise Fund
  • Apple iPhone sales suffer in China as demand sees record decline
  • Tesla problems for Elon Musk piling up

 

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

S&P 500 2,666.94 +27.54(+1.04%)

Dow 30 24,322.34 +238.51(+0.99%)

Nasdaq 7,118.68 +114.94(+1.64%)

Russell 2000 1,557.89 +7.43(+0.48%)

Crude Oil 68.19 +0.14(+0.21%)

Gold 1,318.40 -4.40(-0.33%)

Silver 16.49 -0.02(-0.10%)

EUR/USD 1.2103 -0.0059(-0.49%)

10-Yr Bond 2.99 -0.03(-1.12%)

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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 –

Sharon Miller talks about small business optimism, on US economy, lending, regulations and more with a panel on right-of-center Fox Business.

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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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“Wealthier Class of Buyers” for Manufactured Homes, Wall Street Journal Video

April 26th, 2018 No comments

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Mobile homes” * [SIC] have traditionally served less affluent buyers, says the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), in the video posted below.

 

That may be statistically true, but the WSJ correctly points to a trend of a wealthier class of manufactured home buyers.

 

 

That’s not new for regular readers of MHLivingNews.com. We’ve interviewed a number of millionaires who live in manufactured homes, and have reported on the rich, famous and even billionaires who own their own HUD Code manufactured home.

But it may be a surprise to tens of millions of Americans.

The data from an upcoming report on the Daily Business News will underscore both the obstacles and the opportunities that the manufactured home industry has, today. Stay tuned for the news that can help you navigate the challenges, and by following common sense realities, could significantly grow your business.

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Gary Shiffman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sun Communities (SUI), Statement$, Video

April 25th, 2018 No comments

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Sun Communities (SUI) First Quarter of 2018 performance results are out.

 

Sun’s Gary Shiffman is talking about it.

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We started 2018 on a positive pace posting $1.14 in core FFO per share which is at the top end of our guidance range. All cylinders are firing on our operations front and both, our manufactured housing and high RV components driven by outperformance in our rental program and home sales net profit, as well as lower than expected interest expenses,” said Gary Shiffman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sun Communities (SUI), per Seeking Alpha’s investor call transcript.

Same community revenue growth for the quarter was 5.7%. We did experience 6.6% same community expense growth in the quarter, the majority of which related to a one-time reserve increase for certain general liability claims and increased utility usage in the Midwest, Texas and Florida which we attribute to significantly lower temperatures for the period. Demand for the high quality lifestyles Sun delivers remains robust. For the quarter, Sun gained 616 revenue producing sites which included outperformance in RV conversions from transient to annual sites. Home sales volume rose 1.3% to 837 homes in the quarter, driven by an almost 40% increase in new home sales. The bulk of our over 100 new home sales in the quarter were in Florida, Arizona, South Carolina and Texas highlighting the diversification and increased demand throughout the portfolio,” said Shiffman.

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In the quarter, we also completed the construction of 246 expansion sites and two manufactured housing communities that will contribute to revenue growth as these sites lease up over the coming quarters. The Company remains on pace to complete construction of approximately 1,350 expansion sites in 16 communities of which 1,000 are in 12 manufactured home communities and 350 are in 4 RV Resorts by the end of 2018. On a final growth front, our ground up developments continue to progress, the construction work at our 332 site Cava Robles RV Resort is nearly complete. The resort is now accepting reservations and is scheduled to open by the end of second quarter. Construction at Carolina Pines are 840 site development at South Carolina began in the first quarter and we expect to complete approximately 470 sites by the second quarter of 2019,” Shiffman said.

The SUI supplemental package is linked here as a download.

A recent look by MHProNews at Sun Communities IR snapshots, is linked below.

Sun Communities Annual Data and Manufactured Housing Industry Investor Presentation Highlights

Shiffman’s 20th Anniversary as Public Company Video

As background color, this video of Shiffman provides some interesting context.  Listen to his facts then, and compare it to the growth in roughly the last 5 years.

Sun is shown as #1 in the latest list of manufactured home communities, for that list, click here or below.

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Black Conservative Candace Owens Reacts to Kanye West and “Ideological Civil War,” plus MH Market Updates

April 24th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney4.24.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsAs pop-culture, politics, and economics meet, a reality check is hitting America.  The nascent trend may not yet be high on many people’s radar.  But that’s why it’s worth looking at now, as the 2018 mid terms are about 6 months out.  The Kanye West/Candace Owens controversy will be out focus for tonight.

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline reports are found further below, just beyond the Manufactured Housing Composite Value for today.

 

The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.

Part of this unique feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – that saves 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.

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ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-right’ media chart, please click here. 

Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • Google’s spending spree rattles Wall Street
  • Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass will join Richard Quest on ‘Markets Now’
  • 10-year Treasury yield hits 3% for first time since 2014
  • Naked butts, crime confessions and bullying: What Facebook won’t let you post
  • Here’s a retailer opening brick-and-mortar stores
  • GE pressured to fire auditor after 109 years
  • Home prices are on an epic run
  • Diet Coke’s new flavors are a big hit
  • Cheap wine is about to get a lot more expensive
  • Seattle’s proposed tax to fight homelessness may hit Amazon hardest
  • French billionaire detained by police
  • Who loses if Trump ditches Iran deal?
  • Chicago Tribune staffers overwhelmingly back union
  • Uber CEO on diversity report: We need to improve ‘across the board’
  • Spotify revamps app for non-paying users
  • Google had a monster quarter
  • Amazon now delivers to the trunk of your car
  • We got an Amazon package delivered to our trunk
  • Facebook reveals rules on taking down controversial posts
  • Billionaire investor: It’s time to short Facebook
  • Uber faces a new threat in Mexico
  • YouTube took down more than 8 million videos in 3 months
  • Women could boost Asian economies by $4.5 trillion
  • The EU has one week to avoid a trade fight with the US

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Dow tumbles more than 400 points
  • Caterpillar tumbles as ‘high-water mark’ cited by CFO
  • United Airlines CEO takes big pay cut, chairman leaves
  • Rand Paul to force Senate vote on budget-slashing bill
  • Brooks Brothers at 200: Lincoln, San Juan Hill, 9/11 and Trump
  • After tax overhaul, mortgage interest deductions seen plummeting
  • FDA cracks down on Juul, e-cig sales to minors
  • Consumer confidence rebounds: Prelude to another market rally?
  • Retail renaissance? These companies are opening new locations
  • JetBlue to sell tickets for semi-private flights
  • Strong earnings season: Why aren’t stocks benefiting?
  • Express Scripts’ plan to change drug pricing dynamic
  • Andy Puzder: Why America’s CEOs must speak out
  • Yahoo is fined tens of millions for failing to disclose data breach

 

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

S&P 500 2,634.56 -35.73(-1.34%)

Dow 30 24,024.13 -424.56(-1.74%)

Nasdaq 7,007.35 -121.25(-1.70%)

Russell 2000 1,553.31 -8.84(-0.56%)

Crude Oil 67.86 -0.78(-1.14%)

Gold 1,332.80 +8.80(+0.66%)

Silver 16.70 +0.12(+0.71%)

EUR/USD 1.2234 +0.0026(+0.21%)

10-Yr Bond 2.95 +0.04(+1.27%)

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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 –

Last week, we noted that black billionaire Robert Johnson refused to be bullied by left-of-center CNBC panelists into disrespecting President Trump and his agenda.  Johnson pointed to the positive results that the Trump agenda are providing to the nation, including blacks and other minorities.

More recently, performance artists Kanye West tweeted his support for Candace Owen, who says she was a liberal two years ago, and today is pro-Trump and a self-described conservative.  She’s “evolved.”

It is way too soon to make predictions about the midterms, and what impact they will have on American business. It ought to be seen as tragic that who holds the congress and White House can have so much impact on American business and the economy, but there it is. That’s reality in 2018.  The right or wrong headlines sends the markets rising or failing, in spite of overall good economic news.


So, issues like the outcome of the 2018 midterms are indeed important.  It is entirely possible that voices like West’s, Owens’ and Johnson’s could signal a new coalition in America. If so, then don’t buy too deeply into the narrative that the president’s party has no chance. 

It’s a jump ball, and one side will outhustle – or not – the other.

 

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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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Largest 50 Manufactured Home Community Operations, per Manufactured Housing Institute, Analysis

April 24th, 2018 No comments

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Sun Communities of Southfield, Michigan, took the top spot with 83,294 home sites under management, followed by Equity LifeStyle Properties of Chicago with 73,700 home sites, RHP Properties of Farmington Hills, Michigan, with 60,163 sites, YES! Communities of Denver with 47,278 sites and MHP Funds of Cedaredge, Colorado, with 31,652 sites.” said the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) National Communities Council (NCC) release to the Daily Business News.

 

These 50 organizations have a total of more than 693,000 home sites with portfolios ranging in size from more than 80,000 sites to just under 3,000,”said the NCC’s statement.

The prior 2017 list was faulted by MHI/NCC members as double-counting some sites listed by RHP and Brookfield Asset Management, then shown as #3 and #5, respectively.

The NCC serves its members by being an effective advocate before public policy makers, the media and the general public,” is another standard line that has drawn the ire of members, who have told MHProNews that MHI (and by implication, the NCC) is “irrelevant” – ineffective at their own agenda – or fails to defend the industry’s members from flawed media reports.

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MHP Funds, currently #5, is a tandem of well known partners/investors headlined by Frank Rolfe and Dave Reynolds.  While Rolfe has ‘gone quiet’ on critics of MHI late last year, he has not walked back his stinging criticism of MHI in failing to defend the industry, harming all of those in the business.

 

Bob Crawford, president of award winning Dick Moore Housing, which sold its last community fairly recently, has given MHI a “5 out of 10” – a failing grade – in its lobbying efforts.


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Jenny Hodge photo credit, MHI/NCC.

Jenny Hodge is a talented, well liked and respected member of the MHI team. At one point, she was seen by some as the heir apparent to the “floundering” or worse view held by some regarding their president, Richard “Dick” Jennison.

Jennison has since, say sources, gained the upper hand in the Arlington inner-office struggles.

Hodge’s release said, “With the tens of thousands of communities, we are trying to responsibly identify with this list who the up and coming operators are as we see signs of continued consolidation as the industry evolves into a more mature phase,” said Jenny Hodge, Vice President of Research and Market Analysis for MHI, according to their release.

Hodge added, “We are seeing more interest in manufactured housing from large institutional investors and smaller independent developers as well as individuals who want to live in high-quality affordable housing.”

Each of these statements by Hodge is upon considered examination, accurate.

What her first point obliquely underscore is part of the reason for MHI’s existence, which is to foster consolidation, according to a number of their critics. Thus the spreading nick-name for MHI, “the Monopolistic Housing Institute,” which the “I want them all for myself” statement by Nathan Smith nurtured.  Smith is the former MHI Chairman, a prominent Democratic operative, a NCC member, and a partner in SSK Communities.

 

 

MHProNews & MHI – Who is Telling it Like It Is?

It is natural to believe that your side, whichever side that may be, is the ‘right side.’

That said, it is important to note that MHProNews’ publisher has for over a year offered to publicly meet and debate the issues, concerns, and topics raised by MHProNews and/or MHLivingNews.  MHI has ducked, dodged, detracted and declined to accept the invite.

One must ask, why?

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The MHI statistics are a mix of accurate and inaccurate. This year’s list appears to be clean and controversy free. The same can’t be said about the statistics that claim there are some 38,000 communities.  Their own members dispute that number, and that goes to the heart of what’s wrong with MHI, or NCC.

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This isn’t a critique of Jenny Hodge, who is following orders.”  It is a critique of those who are seen as manipulating and “weaponizing” data and messages to their members.

If they had a good come-back, why don’t they present it?

Rather, they dodge those concerns by what a long-time MHI member told MHProNews is “Razzle Dazzle.” While his example was on a different topic, the principle is the same.

“Razzle Dazzle,” Says Former Manufactured Housing Institute Member

There are concerns by some that HUD Secretary Carson might, might by intent or not, give MHI an apparent win, when there is nothing that MHI has arguably done save keep the industry’s growth at lower levels, by failing to accomplish their own claimed agenda. For more details, the related reports will dot i’s and cross t’s that have as of this writing, gone unanswered by MHI, and which their surrogates have used only “razzle dazzle,” hoping to distract people with smoke and mirrors.

It’s a great industry, with numbers of very fine professionals, but some are holding up the industry from within, as Frank Rolfe and others have said.  “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Retailers Are Joining Forces to Build Their Own Manufactured Homes in Former Patriot Plant

April 23rd, 2018 No comments

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Four long-time veterans of the manufactured housing industry retailers have opted to join forces with a former executive with an industry giant to form a new manufactured housing builder.

 

An informed source tells MHProNews that those involved include:

  • Casey Peacock/Meghan Roller of Hench’s Homes in Sherman, 40+ year old dealership,
  • Todd McDonald of McDonald’s Homes in Jasper, 40+ year old dealership,
  • Donnie Brewer of Brewer Homes in Bossier City, 40+ year old dealership,
  • Lance Inderman of Mustang Homes in Lubbock, 40+ year old dealership
  • are partners with David Jessup on Jessup Manufactured Housing.”

Jessup, says the Waco Tribune, is a former Clayton Homes team member, who left the company to make this happen.   LinkedIn listed Jessup as a Regional Vice President for Clayton Homes.

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The Waco City Council and the McLennan County Commissioners Court approved an $850,000 economic development grant Tuesday for Jessup Manufactured Housing LLC, a new business set to move into the former Patriot Homes building on West Loop 340,” according to the Waco Tribune.

The seven-month-old company was formed in the wake of the last hurricane season in Texas, when an already long backlog of orders from retailers and communities grew as a result of orders from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

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Local media reports that Jessup will add $1.25 million worth of equipment to its facility and hire up to 200 full-time employees by 2020, with plans to hire 150 by the end of the year. The city and county will split the cost of the economic development grant.”

The company will build single-wide homes of less than 1,200 square feet for shipment to independent retailers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arkansas and possibly Mississippi,” Jessup said, estimating that the retail price will be around $45,000 to $49,000.

A Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) member-producer told the Daily Business News on MHProNews that the product mix in Texas has shifted, to include a higher percentage of single section homes.  “Right place, right time,” that HUD Code manufactured home builder said.There is not enough capacity to satisfy the demand…the parks are competing for that production and the oil prices are going up and needing units too. Most factories are out 3 to 5 months.”

These are really skilled positions basically building homes,” said Kris Collins to the Waco Tribune, senior vice president for economic development at the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce. “We know that that’s an area where we have considerable depth of workforce. That makes this a really attractive place for Jessup to establish its presence.”

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They said that Jessup worked for Tennessee-based Clayton Homes, which also has plants in Waco, “for 20 years and quit to start his own operation.” They are seeking staffers with carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills, that are “willing to work.” Training is being offered by Jessup’s firm.

Our target market is first-time homebuyers who have grown tired of paying rent,” Jessup said.

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that Texas has long been the top production and retailing state in the U.S. MHARRTop10ManufacturedHousingProducingstatesDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews

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DJ Pendleton. Credit: MHProNews.

DJ Pendleton, Executive Director of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) told the Daily Business News that “Jessup is a terrific guy. Former TMHA Chairman and a friend.”

Another HUD Code MHI member-producer, commenting to MHProNews about the announcement said that other plants are being discussed, planned, or are already under construction.  Some of those have previously been reported by the Daily Business News, but the sense is that more are coming.

That second MHI member production source pointed to a development that will part of an upcoming, separate report about Clayton Homes. Stay tuned.

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Hold Your Wallet, More Democrats Openly Embrace Socialism, Plus MH Market Updates

April 23rd, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney4.23.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsThe numbers and slogans are clear.  As the midterms approach, more Democrats are openly claiming the mantle of socialism.  As the economic data keeps rising, why?  That’s our focus report this evening.

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline reports are found further below, just beyond the Manufactured Housing Composite Value for today.

 

The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.

Part of this unique feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – that saves 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.

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Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • Billionaire investor: It’s time to short Facebook
  • Aluminum stocks fall as US considers easing sanctions on Russian company
  • Kate and William can afford 3 kids. Many Brits cannot
  • Why everyone is stressing about the 10-year Treasury yield
  • Analysis: A tale of two Hannitys
  • Walmart’s CEO earns 1,188 times as much as the company’s median worker
  • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was paid $24 million last year
  • Korean Air ousts ‘nut rage’ heiress and her sister
  • Chinese tech firms under fire for sexist job ads
  • This vegetarian company wants to disrupt China’s pork industry
  • Social Security, Medicare and taxes are on the mind of Arizona’s senior voters
  • Why a 20% raise isn’t enough for Arizona teachers
  • Beyond yes or no: Judge Richard Leon’s options in the AT&T antitrust case
  • Accenture CEO: We seek total gender equality by 2025
  • China ‘welcomes’ Mnuchin’s offer to hold trade talks in Beijing
  • No retirement savings and nearly out of time? Here’s how to compensate
  • McLaren 720S: It doesn’t get any more sports car than this
  • How major companies handle and botch public relations crises
  • How major companies handle and botch public relations crises
  • How these hurricane-ravaged states have avoided a housing disaster — so far
  • Report: Sean Hannity received HUD help on multimillion dollar property deals
  • Denver’s mayor sticks up for local paper: ‘It’s important for democracy’
  • Watch President Trump repeat Fox News talking points
  • Local newspapers fear tariffs could cripple them
  • DACA students fear tuition ruling will force them to drop out of college
  • Surging oil prices rattle President Trump
  • Is MoviePass too good to be true?
  • ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ assembling for possible historic box office
  • From witness stand, AT&T chief details new $15-a-month streaming service

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Alcoa stock has worst day in nine years on Russian rival’s reprieve
  • Dow slips with technology shares prior to earnings
  • Caterpillar earnings may spotlight conditions in China
  • Apple’s Shazam deal on hold as EU opens investigation
  • Harley-Davidson to give free motorcycles to summer interns
  • Amazon limits reviews of James Comey book ‘A Higher Loyalty’
  • Amazon, Netflix team up to sue rival streaming service
  • Wyoming governor hopeful pledges to draw on business experience
  • JetBlue to sell tickets for semi-private flights
  • GM Korea avoids bankruptcy with tentative wage deal
  • Sears CEO Eddie Lampert wants retailer to dump more key assets
  • Hasbro blames Toys ‘R’ Us as sales sink
  • Trump’s next $100 billion tariff dilemma: hit Walmart or Apple Store?
  • Kate, wife of UK’s Prince William, gives birth

 

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

S&P 500 2,670.29 +0.15(+0.01%)

Dow 30 24,448.69 -14.25(-0.06%)

Nasdaq 7,128.60 -17.52(-0.25%)

Russell 2000 1,562.12 -2.00(-0.13%)

Crude Oil 68.91 +0.51(+0.75%)

Gold 1,326.10 -12.20(-0.91%)

Silver 16.60 -0.56(-3.25%)

EUR/USD 1.2207 -0.0079(-0.63%)

10-Yr Bond 2.95 +0.04(+1.27%)

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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 –

Democratic strategist Jon Summers and Deseret News opinion editor Boyd Matheson discuss why the Democratic Socialists of America group has seen a drastic increase in members since President Trump’s election,” says Fox Business’ YouTube page for this video.

Summers and Matheson seem to agree that many millennials don’t really understand what a socialist is, tragic, if true.

Matheson is the former chief of staff for Senator Mike Lee (R-UT).

The Daily Business News took an in depth look at this emerging trend in December, in the report linked below.

“Death by Government,” Fascism, Communism, Socialism, ‘Big Brother,’ per Williams, Rummel and Owens

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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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“Ignorance” at Work, Proposed Code Change Would Impact Thousands

April 23rd, 2018 No comments

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There is “ignorance” – or prejudice – arguably at work in the Texas city moving to limit manufactured homes in their jurisdiction.  By their own estimates, thousands will be impacted.

 

The City of Kilgore, Texas Planning and Zoning Board approved changes “unanimously recommended,” per the Longview News Journal.

Manufactured housing lots are scattered throughout the Kilgore City Limits – there’s space for, potentially, more than 7,000 mobile homes [sic],” said the Kilgore News Herald, adding, “A proposed change to the city’s codes would limit such structures (mobile or manufactured) to designated areas moving forward.

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Recommended changes won’t necessarily affect residents of existing manufactured homes, city leaders said. Existing homes also can be replaced one time, but only if the home is the same size or larger than the existing residence and is no older than 5 years old,” according to Jimmy Daniell Isaac for the Longview News Journal.

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What’s there is there and you can replace it,” once, Kilgore Planning & Zoning Director Carol Windham said, per the Kilgore News Herald. “We’re not going to take that away.” If approved, ‘Single Family Manufactured Housing’ will be eliminated outside specific spots: “We’re not allowing any more unless you put it in a licensed mobile home park. That’s pretty much the gist of it.”

But the Longview report suggests the quote above from Kilgore’s paper isn’t quite accurate.  If a home is lost in a fire, for example, and must be replaced with one that’s 5 years old or newer, that may cause some property owners to de facto have their rights limited or taken, depending upon their economic circumstances.

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This is what all of the surrounding communities have done,” commissioner Terry Thrower said in Isaac’s report. “City Council members will consider final approval of the ordinance changes in May, City Planner Carol Windham said. If approved, it would end nearly a year of subcommittee and workshop discussions about regulating manufactured housing in Kilgore.”

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This particular listing has two homes, plus a garage and out buildings, for about the same price as the median conventional house. The main home is a manufactured home, the photos did not show the second home, but it too is likely a HUD Code manufactured home. Two homes, plus an acreage, for the price of one.

 

Costly NIMBY At Work?

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In a posted comment on both news sites, “It seems like some civic leaders in Kilgore are not aware of the “Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000.” That federal law gives “enhanced preemption” to federally regulated manufactured housing,” wrote L. A. “Tony” Kovach, publisher of MHLivingNews and MHProNews.

At the very time that millions across the nation – including in Texas – are struggling with housing that costs too much, why in the world would Kilgore make it more difficult to buy the most affordable kind of permeant housing available?” – Kovach rhetorically asked.

The likely answer is ignorance, which means, lack of knowledge,” Kovach said, “University level studies demonstrate that manufactured homes properly installed appreciate side by side with conventional housing. A study done by Chang Tai Hsieh of the University of Chicago, and Encirco Moretti said that cutting off affordable housing cost the American economy some $2 trillion dollars annually.”

Just because other locales have done something, doesn’t mean that Kilgore should follow suit. More study is warranted, because violating federal law and costing your economy makes no sense,” Kovach’s remarks concluded.

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

In a report entitled “Local Star Chambers Wage War on Affordable Housing,” Texas retailer Gary Adamek, Fayette Country Homes said that zoning related issues were more harmful to the industry than Dodd-Frank ever was.

JD Harper of the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association (AMHA) referred to similar placement and zoning issues in his state as “economic racism,” and praised the Rev. Donald Tye Jr. call for HUD to step up and enforce enhanced preemption.

 

At the very time that HUD Secretary Ben Carson has called modern manufactured homes “amazing,” and the Trump Administration is striving to create more economic opportunities for Americans, why would Kilgore – or any other town – choke off economic options, by limiting affordable housing?

 

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The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has sounded of for years on the need to enforce enhanced preemption, the most recent example is in the report linked above. This is one of several issues that based upon trends and if left unchecked, will continue to limit manufactured housing’s growth potential.  It would harm the nation, because it will negatively impact those seeking affordable, quality homes, argues Kovach and others. ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)  (Third party images are provided under fair use guidelines.)

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Manufactured Housing – Regulatory, Other Roadblocks and Potential Solutions, Up for Growth Research, plus Urban Institute Report Revisited

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Doing Third Party Correctly and Profitably, Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Sales Meeting

April 23rd, 2018 No comments

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A manufactured home industry marketer for a well-known firm made a number of interesting admissions the other day.  We’ll touch on that later below.  But first, let’s start with the principles, and then move to the details.  Keep in mind that we not only raise important issues for manufactured housing, but also like to point to potential solutions when we do. 

  

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Just the FACT$

News can help make or harm your business or location. That’s true for most any industry, but we’d argue its particularly true for manufactured homes, for reasons we won’t go into today. Almost anyone who has been in the manufactured housing industry for a year or more can tell you what you likely know yourself.

News can help or harm almost any business.

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You can love the news, hate it, or be “meh” about some news item. But “News” has been thoroughly woven into the fabric of American – and most industrialized – societies.

So as you read this today, use TWO HATS. The first, is your marketing hat, and the second is your consumer of news hat.  This article, like so many others on the Daily Business News is for THINKERS who want to do more, profit more, and sell more – instead of whine more.

 

News and Marketing Hats

News done properly is absolutely essential for the advancement of our industry, and it can be highly important to almost any sized company, organization, or location in manufactured housing.  When bad news hits even a giant company like Facebook, and sends its stocks dropping by billions of dollars in lost value, what do you think that means for a relatively small industry like manufactured homes? 

Odds are good, the industry’s thinkers get it.

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If you are wise, you want as much positive media as you can get.

But if you have a strong, keen mind, you know that even ‘negative news’ can – properly handled, or with the right “spin” – can at times be turned into something that’s at least useful – and surprise! – at other times, profitable.

Before diving into how you can engage your targets audience via “News” to significantly grow your business, let’s first draw an important distinction. 

 

Blogging vs. News

There are some bloggers and operations who claim the mantle of ‘news’ in our industry.

But upon closer examination, what they routinely do is some form of dressed-up marketing. We’re not criticizing them, just saying “it is what it is.” When third parties to our industry see those blogs, sites, or newsletters, they mentally label them for what they are. They are NOT seen as news by most savvy media, or by savvy housing shoppers, and others researching our industry. 

For years, and for a variety of reasons, we tackled stories on the Daily Business News that include bad news too, not just good news.  Rah-rah will only go so far.

Our doing a balance of news enhances credibility. and it also provides a ‘morality tale’ for those who might be tempted to do wrong. Not many want to be spotlighted with bad news, right?  You don’t have to read the linked article below, but it gives you an idea of what we are talking about here, one example of many over the years.

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Against that backdrop, as an MHI member organization executive said during the Louisville Show, “Tony, yours is the only real game in town.” 

What that industry veteran was talking about was news.

Again, not slamming the others, but that wasn’t a throw away line or being polite by that one executive. Here’s proof. At Louisville and Tunica, the very attractive magazines printed up drew almost no pickups by attendees. Why? We’ve not done a survey, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that industry readers don’t find it to be must-reading. If it’s marketing, and someone wants to be sold something, then you pick one up.  By contrast, even those that don’t always like what we report or comment on, are reading here routinely.

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This example is not meant to exclude others who blog, etc. that have precisely the same response from most industry readers. Nor is this example meant as anything other than, ‘it is what it is.” The photos don’t lie.

If MH Industry readers aren’t moved by this kind of content, why would anyone else be?

An MHI member exec wrote to say the following, “It is pioneers like you, Tony, that change our tired image…Pioneers are the ones with the arrows in their back.”

By contrast to the rah-rah-writers, in a digital era the all digital MHProNews and MHLivingNews have dominated for years. There are over a thousand LinkedIn recommendations and endorsements yours truly has been given, over 99% of them unrequested.  Those I did ask for one from a client, they gave us a glowing one, in writing.  By the way, kind words to me are a reflection on the team, and those clients who work with us.  I’m the front guy, the face, but it takes a team to make this work. So those kind words reflect on all – clients included – who’ve made this possible.

 

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L. A. “Tony” Kovach doing a presentation in a packed room of industry professionals.  The presentation was widely praised, as is our marketing and sales training and coaching.

Arguably, no one knows the industry better in media than MHLivingNews and MHProNews.

There are deep pockets folks who will prop up some of those other pubs and glossy magazines. Fine, it’s a free country. But they don’t usually show up in searches, and if they do, they are quickly seen for being what they are. They are often seen as thinly veiled marketing.

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The very fact that MHProNews and our sister site takes on controversial issues is part of what has given us credibility and influence with others.

Most of these searches are from a mobile search, as Google has often said that Mobile searches are rising, or dominant. Research in 2016 said mobile was at 50-60 percent of searches being done then, and was rising. BTW, this article is being drafted on a mobile device.

The point is that none of the industry sites came up on these searches, meanwhile, our work did on page one of Google.

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Do you ever compete against Clayton Homes? Would you like to score (rank) well in a search results where you are competing against Clayton Homes? We know how, it doesn’t work every time, but it works plenty often, as these examples demonstrate.

There are numerous topics where our articles are page one, top of fold.

The same can be said for those doing videos searches.

We’ve invested nearly a decade in developing these two trade media platforms. MHLivingNews.com and MHProNews.com will not be easily replaced or supplanted unless there is massive spending by someone willing to buy traffic.  Until that happens, we’re a dominating force in manufactured housing news.

Which means our clients routinely get lower cost, better ORGANIC search and service results.  We won’t teach competitors the secret sauce, but its legit and works. It is common sense that you want to have good news about your location.  We know how that’s done, and deliver that for our clients on a routine basis.  We can do so in a variety of ways.  When you are ready to do more, let us know. 

Closing thought, which was the opening thought. That marketer, who does a good job for their operation, is right. The shakeup of Facebook, looming problems for Google and others could spell opportunities in disguise for those who want to do ORGANIC search results, instead of paid ads on Google and Facebook, etc. Again, give us a message or call when you’re ready to learn more or take the next step.  Odds are good, you’ll be glad you did. ## (Marketing, sales, management, media engagement, tips and strategies.)

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Related Reports:

“Silver Bullet,” Manufactured Housing’s Monday Morning Sales Meeting

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News 4.15.2018 to 4.22.2018

April 22nd, 2018 No comments

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”

– Charles Dickens, in a Tale of Two Cities.

 

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

― George Orwell, in 1984.

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Why is there so much struggle to “control the narrative” in media, politics, business, etc.?  It could be summed up in the two quotes above.

If ever there was a need for objective thinking, careful reasoning, and then precise action based upon facts not myths – this is certainly one of those time.  Let’s dive into this week’s headlines in review.

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

 

Affordable Housing Focus Group – Comparing Housing Options – Conventional Houses, Condo, Rentals, and Manufactured Homes – Up for Growth, National Association of Realtor, Studies

 

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

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News

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Saturday 4.21.2018


“Dissent, Brought by Monopolists,” Bezos, Warren Buffett, Big Tech, the Moat and Clayton Homes

Friday 4.20.2018

Legal Maneuvers Continuing in Skyline Corp, Champion Homebuilders Merger Case

DNC Files Suit Against Trump Campaign, Russia, and WikiLeaks, Plus MH Market Updates

 

Are They Among the Best Advocates for Manufactured Housing and Manufactured Home Living?

Are They Among the Best Advocates for Manufactured Housing and Manufactured Home Living?

Housing Price Surge, Low Inventories, Housing Shoppers Stressed – Where’s Manufactured Housing?

 

 

Thursday 4.19.2018

 

U.S. Housing Trends and Manufactured Housing, Investor Data

U.S. Housing Trends and Manufactured Housing, Investor Data

Economic Confidence, But Concerns About Housing Signals, Plus MH Market Updates

 

Recent Polling Favors President Trump, Generic Ballot Sliding toward GOP, Manufactured Home Industry Implications?

HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in March 2018

HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in March 2018

 

Wednesday 4.18.2018

Troubled MH Communities Harming Manufactured Home Owners, Industry

Consumer Confidence, Manufactured Home Sales, Plus MH Market Updates

 

“No Nails, No Glue,” Architect Creates ‘IMBY’ Flat Pack PreFab

“No Nails, No Glue,” Architect Creates ‘IMBY’ Flat Pack PreFab

Who Will Google and YouTube Silence Next?

 

 

Tuesday 4.17.2018

NY Stern University’s Scott Galloway on Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Capitol Hill Hearings

On Tax Day, Debate – Is Taxation Moral or a Form of Theft? – Plus MH Market Updates

Manufactured Housing – Regulatory, Other Roadblocks and Potential Solutions, Up for Growth Research, plus Urban Institute Report Revisited

Manufactured Housing – Regulatory, Other Roadblocks and Potential Solutions, Up for Growth Research, plus Urban Institute Report Revisited

Hawaii’s First “Trailer Park” on Oahu – Civil Beat’s Report Draws Heat

Hawaii’s First “Trailer Park” on Oahu – Civil Beat’s Report Draws Heat

 

Monday 4.16.2018

Within an Ongoing Wave of Routinely Problematic Media Reports, What Do Actual Manufactured Home Owners Say?

Stocks Rally on Economic, Earnings, and Geo-Political News – Plus MH Market Updates

“Silver Bullet,” Manufactured Housing’s Monday Morning Sales Meeting

“Silver Bullet,” Manufactured Housing’s Monday Morning Sales Meeting

Emerging Trends, Opportunities, Reflected in Interview with America’s First Black Billionaire, Robert Johnson

Sunday 4.15.2018

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

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

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