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As Trade War Talk Heats Up New Infographic Helps Visualize World’s Biggest Exporters

June 21st, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney6.21.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsThere’s plenty of news on the trade front, which has once more contributed, per analysts, to a slip in the Dow.  Most manufactured housing connected stocks moved lower today as well.  So how do the world’s nation’s rank in terms of total exports?  How vulnerable are various economies, based upon those facts?  A new infographic and chart will help shed light on those topics, and is our spotlight feature 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. 

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Full Measure’s Sharyl Attiksson’s media bias chart is useful in sorting out the agendas behind various headlines and news sources. http://www.mhmarketingsalesmanagement.com/blogs/daily-business-news/no-fire-just-smoke-and-democratic-clinton-supporter-says-enough/

Selected headlines and bullets from CNN Money:

  • Wall Street banks are healthier than ever
  • Goldman Sachs: Buckle up. Trade war fears will likely get worse
  • Your online shopping may get more expensive
  • Tech stocks are on fire despite global trade fears
  • Amazon and Walmart have a real competitor: Kroger
  • Here’s how KitKats are made
  • AT&T quickly rolls out streaming TV service after Time Warner deal
  • American media keeps falling for Russian trolls
  • Intel CEO resigns after ‘past consensual relationship’ with employee
  • The health care industry needs workers. So it’s turning to former factory and retail workers
  • Daimler warns US-China trade war will hit its profits
  • Turkey hits United States with retaliatory tariffs
  • Corey Lewandowski dropped by speakers bureau after ‘womp womp’ comment
  • ‘Stranger Things’ caused an Eggo boom. Now sales are waffling
  • This is why there are so few pictures of migrant children
  • Airlines ask the government not to fly separated children on their planes
  • Tesla sues ex-employee for hacking and theft. But he says he’s a whistleblower
  • Report: Prosecutors subpoena National Enquirer records in Michael Cohen investigation
  • Gun sales plunge for Smith & Wesson
  • Walmart ‘disturbed’ its former building is migrant shelter for kids
  • Shale exec: US will be the world’s biggest oil producer by the fall
  • Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan announce CEO of their health care company
  • CEOs call out Trump’s ‘heartless, cruel’ border policy
  • Seth MacFarlane, Judd Apatow and other Fox talent slam Fox News’ border coverage
  • China’s economy shows signs of slowing. A trade war won’t help
  • Why investors should bet on individual stocks
  • Facebook’s stock is at an all-time high
  • Wells Fargo’s ethics hotline calls are on the rise
  • Gatorade is going sugarless for the first time

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • China threatens to target Dow giants next in trade war
  • Dow slips 196 points as trade jitters continue
  • Trump proposes Postal Service revamp
  • Startup that makes robots for Walmart just raised another $29M
  • Bossa Nova said it plans to make hundreds of robots a month to meet new retailer demand.
  • Steel maker JSW to build new plant, invest $500M after Trump tariffs
  • NBA Draft rookie pay scale: Here’s how much each player will earn
  • GE’s Dow yank is ‘heartbreaking’: Bob Nardelli
  • US dairy farmers ‘deeply concerned’ about exports situation
  • States can now force online retailers to collect sales tax
  • Mark Meadows to FBN: I am not running for House Speaker
  • New 1040 tax form will be the size of a postcard
  • Intel CEO Brian Krzanich out over relationship with former employee
  • Internet sales tax ruling a win for brick-and-mortar retailers
  • Smith & Wesson owner sees weak gun sales in year ahead
  • American Outdoor Brands reported a sharp decline in 4Q and full-year sales.
  • Genesis, Kia, Hyundai lead the way in initial quality
  • How a for-profit company aims to help refugees by giving them jobs
  • Intel CEO Brian Krzanich out over relationship with former employee

 

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

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Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)

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Today’s Big Movers

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

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There are those who think that the Trump Administration’s policy on tariffs, trade and negotiations are madness. Others, think it is overdue, and necessary.

We’ve seen recently expert takes by those who believe that the U.S. does have the upper hand.  A signal from some German automakers may reflect that possibility.

China is number one in exports, the U.S. is number 2.  What that suggests in part is that China needs us, more than we need them.  Yes, costs would go up those products were produced domestically, but after decades of so-called free trade – what the president calls unfair, stupid trade – will result in more U.S. jobs over time, and higher wages too.

Lumber and metals in manufactured homes are among the items that are imported, as well as some finished goods.  But they are needed in conventional construction too, so the margin of savings should remain similar.

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The logic of this statement can be applied to a variety of cases. For Lavin’s thoughts on trade, click here.

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To see or download a larger version of this chart, without the headline, click here or the graphic above.

Related Reports:

Free Trade or Economic War?

“Trade War!” Buffett, Tudor Jones, Lloyd Blankfein React, Plus MH Market Updates

“Coming Collapse of China,” Trade War “Will be Easy to Win,” Plus MH Market Updates

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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Act Now to Make Tax Cuts for Small Business Permeant

June 21st, 2018 No comments

 

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Congress will soon consider permanently extending certain provisions of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”  Said the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) in a media release to the Daily Business News.

According to a recent NFIB member ballot, “over 90 percent of small business owners support permanently extending the expiring provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

Removing the December 31, 2025 sunset date for small business provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will provide long-term certainty and allow business owners to continue to expand and grow the economy,” the NFIB said.

You can contact your legislators right now via an email system that the 325,000 member strong NFIB offers, to tell Congress to permanently extend the small business provisions of the law.

Given that several Democrats are pledging to reverse the tax cuts, if they retake the House and Senate, the time to act is now. The link to use to contact your congressman and senators is found here. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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America First, Economic Nationalism, Sycophancy, Presidents and Manufactured Housing’s Future

June 21st, 2018 No comments

 

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There are millions who find the truth to be uncomfortable.

 

Millions are misinformed about manufactured housing. The obvious answer is education.

Millions don’t know, so they don’t understand just how failed many public policies have been. Millions don’t understand how public policy impacts business and jobs, including those in our industry.

The obvious answer is education.

Hundreds of billions of dollars are pouring back into America.  It is the result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, combined with regulatory rollbacks.

Those business thwarting, job killing forces of higher taxes and regulations have been tolerated for decades. Presidents John F. “Jack” Kennedy (D) and Ronald Reagan (R) demonstrated the principle that taxes could be dramatically lowered, and business and jobs would be spurred.

That isn’t partisan. Rather, it’s a law, like gravity.

Or as industry success story Marty Lavin succinctly put it in his article on trade, “You get more of what you encourage, and less of what you discourage.”

Factory-built housing industry veterans Tim Connor, and our publisher L. A. “Tony” Kovach have both said similar points to Lavin’s insight.

The point? Once more, education is the key.  A new generation of manufactured housing industry professionals and Americans must be taught what works, and why.

 

Lessons from Seattle’s Head Tax

Higher taxes or higher regulations are business and job killers. These are truths that the Daily Business News has promoted for years, and are being proven – right before the nation’s and our industry’s eyes.

Recently, giant Amazon pushed back hard on Seattle’s head tax, which was passed to pay for homeless programs. Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and founder of Seattle based Amazon, did not want to pay that tax, even though he can clearly afford it.  Yet, Bezos favors progressive policies? How does contradiction work in practice?

Warren Buffett and Chase’s Jaime Dimon recently praised on  CNBC the U.S. economic boom as strong. But both are Democratic supporters. Buffett has pointedly put down President Trump for years before he ran for the White House.  Buffett strongly supported Mr. Trump’s opponent, Secretary Hillary Clinton. How does that contradiction work?

Make no mistake.  The evidence is there that billionaires like Buffet, Bezos, Dimon, Soros or others who support so-called progressive or leftist causes know the truth about high taxes and heavy regulations.  It isn’t that Marty Lavin, Tim Connor, or Tony Kovach are smarter or richer than they are.

Some modest level of taxes and regulations are arguably necessary in society.  But excessive taxes and regulations are proven by experience to be destructive. That’s been known for centuries.  So, why do some favor high taxes and high regulations? In a phrase, it’s “political and economic power over their competition.”  Big business can better sustain high taxes and high regulations.

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The Approaching Midterms

Democratic strategists like long-time Clinton adviser Doug Schoen have said that opposition to President Trump can’t be a winning strategy for them.  The evidence of the success of the president’s policies are increasingly strong.

Doug Schoen, Clinton Adviser, warns – “Democrats must advance an agenda…to create a society of opportunity for all – not guaranteed outcomes achieved through wealth redistribution.”

Keep in mind the lessons of the facts above.  This isn’t about a cult of personality, or party, as some narratives would have you believe.

Rather, it’s about policy principles that are as proven as gravity.  Rephrased, its about education about reality vs. flawed opinions.

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Presidents Then…

Yesterday, the Daily Business News spotlighted then President Gerald Ford’s speech praising what was then the mobile home industry.  The mobile home industry has evolved into the modern manufactured home (MH) industry. There were some principles that were practiced during the Nixon-Ford era, such as wage price controls, that were proven to be public policy failures. The point isn’t that President Ford was great because he was Republican (note: as pro-industry trade publishers, we are political independents).  It isn’t that President Ford was just being nice to our industry.

Rather, it is that President Ford was correct then on some specifically focused items that apply today to manufactured homes.  Those specific principles are as true today as they were back then.  If you missed it, please circle back to the article linked below once you finish this column.  Because the lessons are true, then and now.

U.S. President Praised “The Mobile Home Industry,” Manufactured Homes are “Here to Stay”

 

Some Key Themes, Quotes from POTUS Trump’s Duluth Rally

We will never give in.  We will never give up. And we will never, ever stop fighting for our country,” said President Donald J. Trump near the end of his rally last night. “Or for our flag. Or for our freedom,” he said to cheers and applause. Like President Reagan, our 45th president holds different views than he once did on some issues. He evolved over time from some beliefs into America First economic nationalism.

 

It should be noted that President Trump’s call for “a space force” is in some ways an echo of Reagan’s call for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), which was mocked then.  SDI was part of what brought the old Soviet Union to the table, and what ended up bringing the Berlin Wall, and the Communist Iron Curtain to a close.

President of the United States (POTUS) Trump seems to have a knack for getting at the heart of an issue. Freedom and peace through strength. He believes that his ‘tariff’ skirmish will result in better trade deals for America. Several of his economic principles are already proving themselves.

As long as we are proud of who we are and what we are fighting for, we will never, ever fail. There is no place like our place,” he said of the U.S.A. With your help, and with your voice, and with your vote,” the 45th president said his reform version of the GOP party “can keep on winning. We will keep on winning.”

We are Americans.  And our hearts bleed red, white, and blue,” said the “America First” president.

We are one people. One family, and one glorious nation under God. And together, we will make America wealthy again. We will make America strong again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you, thank you Minnesota.”   The president is hoping some of his political supporters will win congressional races in the state, and perhaps flip a U.S. Senate seat or two.

The president narrowly lost Minnesota in 2016, which is a state that has been deep blue for decades.

 

Proven, Pragmatic, Pro-Business and Individual Prosperity Principles

MHProNews has and will continue to stand for proven principles, not spin, hype or political posturing.

This writer editorially supported President Trump, and the presidential campaign site carried my full column for months. Those who came late to the dance are welcome, but the point is that we discerned who the best candidate was for our industry and for our nation – Donald J. Trump – and we backed him during the primaries, after the convention, and have supported his policies since.

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While the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) paid for two pro-Clinton speakers in the closing days before the 2016 election, while MHProNews and the Kovach family supported Donald J. Trump’s candidacy as the best for the industry, small business and hundreds of millions of Americans. One of those stories ended up on the president’s campaign website, and hundreds of conservative and pro-Trump websites.

Our support for President Trump was and is based upon those principles and sound policies.  Those principles work in spite of how someone may feel about this or that presidential tweet, or this or that hyperbolic expression. Proven principles are paying off.

We at MHProNews are pragmatic and practical.  We strive to get facts and principles correct, so that professional readers and investors can have a reliable source of independent information.

This is demonstrably the most pro-industry, pro-sustainable growth publication in manufactured housing history. We are also the runaway #1 publications in our niche.  Those are bold claims.  But third-party data helps proves it. Beyond reader feedback, which of course crosses the spectrum of pro-and-con, traffic or email data tell us that most of our audience respects what we provide. By the way, it was a competitor who asked us to do the report, linked below.

What are the FACTS about Manufactured Housing Industry Traffic vs. Real Estate? MHVillage, MHProNews, Manufactured Housing Institute Data

We at MHProNews are pro-business, and we celebrate success.

That said, there are monopolies that harm our industry.  We believe in principle that those monopolies need to be legally challenged and broken up.  That includes the alleged Berkshire Hathaway monopoly over manufactured housing; but it isn’t limited to them.  Our position is based upon principles.  Other monopolies that need to be addressed are found in the article, linked below.  Each one poses a risk to our industry and the nation.

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NY Stern professor Scott Galloway is arguably correct when he says that breaking up the monopolies would create more millionaires.  A few billionaires may lose some of their vast wealth in the process. But if they are proven guilty of violating antitrust or other laws – as even non-industry sources and MHProNews has alleged – then don’t they deserve what they get?

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Graphic by MHProNews, using information provided by each corporation, or named entities. The cause of the above?  See Smoking Gun 3, and those related documents and videos. Clayton and the top 25 report is linked here.

If you are a first time reader, please see Smoking Gun 3 once you’ve finished this article for documents and videos that demonstrate just how manufactured housing has been arguably derailed.  See how choking off capital debatably harmed thousands of industry businesses, and potentially millions of more manufactured home owners.  That in turn costs taxpayers billions.

Smoking Gun 3 – Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corp Tim Williams – Manufactured Home Lending, Sales Grab?

As we’ve ratcheted up that theme of breaking up the monopolies, the Manufactured Housing Institute’s (MHI) ‘big boy’ backers have demonstrably provided more ads and financial support to the other MH industry trade sources. We’ve had sponsors tell us that they’ve been pressured to back off supporting us.

Thanks to the support of a few, we are still standing. We stand for principles, vs. those who are apparently short-term sellouts.  The industry can only achieve its potential by breaking free of the factors that have artificially suppressed our MH Industry’s growth.

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What was accomplished previously in sustainable shipment levels, can clearly be done again.

Our publisher personally knows each other ‘serious’ non-association trade publisher or blogger active in manufactured housing today. He respects some-to-many of their qualities.  We advocate a separating the “wheat from the chaff” approach. But the sad reality is that each of those other MH bloggers and writers has to various degrees debatably ‘sold out’ to the big money interests. Their articles and writing are often – not always – that of a sycophant.

It is President Donald J. Trump and his supporters that made S 2155 possible.

White House Signing Ceremony on Historic Pro-Growth Financial Regulatory Reform

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) are among those trade groups which have consistently supported tax cutting and/or regulatory reform polices that are good for America, and are good for independent manufactured housing industry businesses.

The president’s rally in Duluth, Minnesota last night hit all of the themes and topics that are hot in the news recently.  Several of the major cable networks did not carry the full address.  The CBS video above covers the President of the United States (POTUS) Donald J. Trump’s talk.

For those who are:

  • realists, open minded, and sustainable growth oriented,
  • for those that don’t already support the president’s plans,
  • those owe it to themselves to take another look.

The truth and applying the truth will alone set people free.

For those who already agree with the above, you get it.  For those who don’t, the growth after just 500 days of Mr. Trump in Oval Office should be evidence.

The opposition uses slanders and slurs, because that’s all that they have.

It should be noted that competitors in publishing in MHVille may or may not agree with the president’s policies.  But in practice, if other writers support what MHI’s ‘big boy backers’ want – admit it or not – then they are routinely on the wrong side of the MH Industry’s issues.

While Frank Rolfe has gone silent – allegedly due to a discussion between Berkshire Hathaway company members, ads, and certain benefits – several of the points he made prior to going silent about MHI were spot on.  Will Rolfe risk losing his support in favor of speaking out again?  Time will tell.

Frank Rolfe: Pressured into Silence? Manufactured Housing Industry, and Journalism

But neither Rolfe nor MHI can erase what that widely known MHI member’s already said on numerous occasions.  We keep track of the evidence and the facts, so that industry professional readers or investors can decide, and act accordingly. 

Neither can MHI ignore the new national association that is forming.  They quit MHI because of the recognition that MHI has failed the industry.

‘Tip of Iceberg’ – Rick Rand; Marty Lavin, Communities have ‘No Confidence’ in Manufactured Housing Institute, New National Trade Group Announced

The evidence is clear for those willing to look at it with an open mind.

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MHI has de facto been working for consolidation.  The case for that allegation is laid out in linked articles and reports. You can see a summary in the first Related Report, linked below.

Note that we’ve repeatedly given MHI and Berkshire brands in MHVille an opportunity to refute any of the facts we’ve presented.  For about 15 months now, they no longer even try to respond. Isn’t that a de facto admission that what we’ve been publishing is correct?

That may be a difficult pill for long-time MHI members or Berkshire believers to swallow, but it is what it is.

Please note, we’ve often made the distinction that just because someone is in MHI, or works for an operation associated with them, that doesn’t make them a bad person. Some state associations and businesses tell us that they have ‘no choice,’ but some of those in MHI are among our sources of information.  They support us as they can.

 

Phase One, Phase Two

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Phase One has been about education.  Education is about helping free manufactured housing from the chains which has limited it for far too many years.  Education about the realities of modern manufactured homes must be ongoing.

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U.S. President Praised “The Mobile Home Industry,” Manufactured Homes are “Here to Stay”

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It’s historic…

You are entrepreneurs in the best tradition of the free enterprise system.”
~ The President of the United States to the MH Industry

 

The U.S. President began his talk with these words, “There are problems in the economy and in the mobile home industry.  I am not so naïve as to deny that. I am in the business of looking for problems – and solutions. I am a problem solver and an optimist. I am optimistic about the future of the economy and the future of the mobile home industry.  My optimism stems from the belief that our problems – and that is the first step toward solving them. To recognize problems is constructive.  To become obsessed with them is destructive.”

Imagine how motivated about a thousand manufactured home (MH) industry professionals were to hear what HUD Secretary Ben Carson had to say at MHI’s last planned meeting in Las Vegas earlier this year.

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Then picture a time in the MH Industry when the President of the United States was happy to speak to the industry, and the industry was happy to hear in person from the Chief Executive of the U.S.

Rearview mirrors are not as important as the windshield, but they are necessary for safety, insight, learning, and growth. Driving would be far more dangerous without side-and-rear-view mirrors.   The same principle is true for investing, to operate or expand a businesses, and for savvy politicos. Everyone that buys a business or a property does due diligence to see what the past performance looked like. Its hard to find a business that doesn’t check the background – the history – of a job applicant.  History matters.

The opening words above, and what follows below, are from then-President Gerald R. Ford, in a speech given to the “Mobile Home Manufacturers Association” dated March 22, 1973.  The original notes are from the Ford Presidential Library.  All of those notes are found at the end of this report as a download.

The best way to solve problems is to concentrate on our strengths.  And if you look at the economy and at your own industry you see many strengths, many reasons for confidence,” said Ford’s notes, which include hand-written revisions.

Ford’s speech notes go through a significant amount of economic data, woven between his comments about the blossoming then pre-HUD Code mobile home industry.

Then President Ford’s speech positions the next section of praise following part of his address that focused on balancing the budget.

Then, as now, there is a need to control federal housing costs. The common-sense solution, then and now, is to let as much of that be done by private enterprise.  Federal policy should be used to support solutions, rather than be an obstacle for private industry, in this case, the factory-built home industry.

I have noted with great interest the bill introduced by Lou Frey of Florida…,” Ford said.  That bill would eventually become the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974. “I am sure that each and every one of you shares Lou Frey’s concerns and respect his motivation,” Ford stated.

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What’s the outlook for the mobile home industry?  It can only be described as bright.  My information is that production now is running at an annual rate of nearly 700,000—and that is a fantastic figure for what really is a still a very young industry.”  It should be noted that mobile home shipments never broke 600,000 units in a year, but the way that then-President Ford described it is akin to what today would be called the “Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate” or SAAR, used in conventional housing as well as with HUD Code manufactured homes. That SAAR may indeed, during that time of year, have been at a near 700,000 annual rate.

It is important to note again why the Daily Business News recently spotlighted the story of Rollohome.  In short order, that firm went from start-up to 60,000 new homes shipped in just 2 years.  If that was achievable then, surely it can be done with our greater technology today?  For more on that, readers can circle back later to the linked report, below.

Rollohome, Creating 60,000 Factory-Built Homes in 2 Years

 

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Ford pointed to the VA program, and how it was modified to support financing of manufactured homes for veterans.

Then, it was Vietnam, but more recently, Afghanistan and Iraq are among the places that millions of veterans have served.

Ford’s logic of supporting the factory-built home industry applies today, as it did then.  It is one of several reasons that MHProNews has supported editorially common-sense, sustainable tweaks to FHA, VA, USDA (Rural Housing) and the lending programs that GSEs are supposed to be providing via their Congressionally mandated Duty to Serve (DTS) manufactured housing.  One such related report is linked below, and can be read later for more insights.

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As you know, Congress in 1970 approved a law letting the Veterans Administration guarantee loans on mobile homes, as well as on the lots to place them on,” Ford’s speech-notes said.

Ford apologized for the “red tape connected with” the VA program, a reminder that then and now, legislation is the start of a process, not the end. “The VA mobile home program has fallen far short of its goals. But it is now picking up.  In recent weeks VA officials have conferred with mobile home manufacturers and dealers and with money lenders.  They want to make the program go,” Ford explained.

But VA officials are doing everything they can to promote the mobile home loan guarantee program, and it is beginning to accelerate,’ said Ford, adding “Of the 5,460 mobile home loans guaranteed by the VA last year, 4,178 were to post-Korean vets.”

You are entrepreneurs in the best tradition of the free enterprise system.”

I say the future of your industry is bright because you’ve got a lot going for you. Mobile homes are the only low cost new homes available,” then President Ford said. “The cost of producing stick-built housing has risen dramatically.  At the same time, with your assembly line methods, you are doing something to lick high housing costs—and it is the mobile home purchaser who benefits.”

That same point applies then and now. It is once more worth noting that President Donald J. Trump worked an example of factory-home building into a speech featured by the Daily Business News, at the link below, which can be referenced later for more insights.

President Trump Spotlights Factory Home Builder in Speech, Proven Promotion, Support of Industry Advancement

I am not here to promote the sale of mobile homes,” Ford said, so that he didn’t sound like he was a pitch-man for the industry.

But there is no question that the mobile home industry holds revolutionary potential for future advancement in the field of housing.  Mobile homes have become a major segment of the nation’s housing supply.  They are here to stay,” said Ford to finish is speech.

 

Tony Takeaways

The word “tony” can be a word or a name. As a word, tony can mean “elegant, stylish, fashionable.” It’s also the name of your award-winning manufactured home industry veteran, writer, industry consultant, and publisher.

There are many reasons this speech of President Gerald R. Ford still matters today.

President Ford was arguably correct on several points, which applied then and now.  They include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Presidents Nixon and Ford are among those who specifically praised the value of the mobile home industry – which is what the industry was, prior to the passage of the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards – in solving the nation’s affordable housing needs.
  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Vice President Mike Pence, and President Donald J. Trump have all praised either manufactured homes specifically, and/or factory-built homes in general. Danny Ghorbani, and MHARR President and CEO Mark Weiss, JD, have both cited the opportunity the industry has with this administration (see the video, below.)
  • Ford was correct in saying that problems must be identified and understood, before they can be tackled and resolved. Editorially, MHProNews has advocated a pragmatic, reality-based approach to problem solving.  The industry must separate the unhealthy chaff from the fine wheat.
  • Then and now, federal access to financing options that level the playing field were important.
  • More affordable manufactured home owners would mean more Americans who aren’t renting or getting housing subsidies.
  • Millions of more manufactured home owners would mean millions of more Americans building equity and personal wealth.
  • Unlike rentals, a manufactured home loan can over time be paid off. Once a home is mortgage-free, maintenance, insurance, utilities, and taxes are all that remains, so that’s as inexpensive as modern living costs can possible get.
  • Building more manufactured homes would mean more good jobs.
  • From the federal budget perspective, millions of more manufactured homes would mean fewer people depending taxpayer subsidized housing, and/or other programs.
  • Ford proved to be correct about the “revolutionary potential for future advancement in the field of housing” about the evolution of the industry from the mobile home era to the modern manufactured homes today. Factory-home-building made sense then, and now.
  • Enforcement of existing laws are a key, including the enhanced preemption provided by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000.
  • Logically, enforcing the laws linked above would yield some $2 trillion in additional Gross Domestic Product, according to the university researchers.

There’s more, of course, but the points are clear.

President Ford recognized that the MH industry is necessary.  It is currently underperforming, as the chart below reflects.

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What was accomplished previously in sustainable shipment levels, can clearly be done again.

The industry’s professionals and investors must grasp the tremendous opportunities, vs. the realities to be dealt with. The challenges to the industry are both from within the industry, and from the ranks of the ill-informed naysayers outside our industry too.

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“Trade War!” Buffett, Tudor Jones, Lloyd Blankfein React, Plus MH Market Updates

June 19th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney6.19.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsIt’s never a dull moment with reality TV star, business and real estate billionaire, President Donald J. Trump in the White House. The Dow shed almost 300 today, as investors are sweating what many believe is now a trade war.  But what do big boys say on the issue?  That’s tonight market update.

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:

  • Elon Musk: Tesla worker admitted to sabotage
  • Dow falls 287 points as trade war fears escalate
  • Trump’s media allies struggle to mold coherent defense of his immigration policy
  • World Cup ratings are in: Fox is missing the US men’s team
  • In tech, patents are trophies — and these companies are dominating
  • Patents: A history of innovation
  • Tiffany is giving cool a try. And it’s working
  • Trade fears are curbing the market’s potential
  • CVS will now deliver your prescription
  • What you need to know about Trump’s new trade threat
  • Where to invest in a trade war
  • Netflix stock up even as market plunges
  • Device to trick Tesla Autopilot banned from sale in US
  • Audi names new leader after CEO arrested
  • Fujifilm is suing Xerox for more than $1 billion over failed merger
  • How women over 50 can reinvent their careers
  • The world’s biggest advertiser wants women to produce half of its ads
  • So this is what a trade war does to global stocks
  • Trump threatens new tariffs on $200B of Chinese goods
  • ZTE stock drops 25% after US Senate pushes to keep ban
  • KPMG slammed over ‘unacceptable’ decline in work quality
  • Supreme Court ruling helps silence worker lawsuits. But these law students are fighting back
  • How the media is covering the separation of families at the border
  • The Disney magic that made ‘Incredibles 2’ a hit
  • Comcast will become one of the world’s most indebted companies if it buys Fox
  • ‘Incredibles 2’ crushes animation box office record

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Stocks slammed by escalating trade conflict
  • Apple iPhones won’t face tariffs amid China trade dispute: report
  • SEC busts $102M Ponzi scheme that defrauded 600 investors
  • Netflix hits all-time high as analysts tout subscriber growth
  • Trump’s ObamaCare alternative to save small businesses big money
  • Rich people in high-tax states are using this strategy to evade SALT caps
  • US market overpriced? This Harvard economist thinks so
  • China bearing the brunt of trade tensions
  • ‘Nigerian prince’ scam victim gets thousands back after 10 years
  • Google AI can predict when you will die
  • Mini Sears could be coming to a Kmart near you
  • US economy is the ‘good house in a challenged global neighborhood’: Mohamed El-Erian
  • Michio Kaku: Let’s make America great in space
  • Social Security shortfall: Higher taxes, reduced benefits to come?
  • US housing still affordable, except in these metro areas
  • Mueller needs to be investigated for hiring FBI agent Peter Strzok: Rudy Giuliani
  • Mini Sears could be coming to a Kmart near you
  • Rich people in high-tax states are using this strategy to evade SALT caps
  • China bearing the brunt of trade tensions
  • Chinese stocks nearing a bear market.
  • US market overpriced? This Harvard economist thinks so
  • US economy is the ‘good house in a challenged global neighborhood’: Mohamed El-Erian
  • America’s economy is being powered by favorable policies.
  • All CVS customers can now get their prescriptions delivered

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

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Today’s Big Movers

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We’ll let the CBNC provided quotes below speak for themselves.  But we’ll sum up why some cool headed experts think that the U.S. does hold the cards.  And their markets slid more than the U.S. markets did.  That’s a clue, to the following.

Because they buy less American products than we do from China, they can’t continue to match our tariffs. There are other moves they could make, but at the end of the day, the president is correct.  We hold the cards. Other experts we’ve spotlighted have said the same.

Per CNBC:

•    Several experienced market veterans predict the U.S. and China will eventually reach a satisfactory trade deal after some short-term saber rattling.

•    Warren Buffett, Lloyd Blankfein and Paul Tudor Jones all agree the blustery trade rhetoric between the nations is just a part of the negotiations.

•    Trade tensions with China rose to new highs Monday when President Donald Trump instructed the U.S. trade representative to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods for additional tariffs at a rate of 10 percent.

Related Reports:

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Free Trade or Economic War?

 

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

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

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Facebook, Marketing & News – Manufactured Housing Pros, Sarah Miller, ‘Citizens Against Monopoly’ Sound the Alarm

June 19th, 2018 No comments

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We got word that [Tuesday], Facebook Inc. is inviting Capitol Hill staffers to Washington DC’s “newest, most exclusive event venue” for free food and drinks. Events like this enable Facebook to peddle influence in the halls of power, and keep lawmakers from cracking down on its abuse of our democracy.”

So begins a statement by Sarah Miller, of Citizens Against Monopoly to the manufactured housing (MH) industry’s Daily Business News received at 8:15 PM last night. CAM is a subset of the Open Markets Institute, which promotes prosperity and liberty, including through their antitrust efforts.

MH industry marketing professionals are among the sources who have raised concerns over the enormous – and still growing – power that Facebook and Google have in marketing manufactured housing.

Voices across the left-right divide have increasingly been concerned too, because they exert so much sway over politicians.

But among those-laser focused on the issue is a group called Citizens Against Monopoly (CAM).

So we would like to extend the RSVP to you, the Citizens Against Monopoly community,” stated their message, about the latest Facebook lobbying move.

Some details about the Facebook event follow.

What:

“A Place to Connect, D.C.”, bringing together “the D.C. community and Facebook” for “conversation and product demos”

Where:

The Showroom, 1099 14th St NW, Washington, D.C.

When: 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm, June 19

RSVP

 

CAM on Facebook’s Lobbying

In the first quarter of 2018, Facebook spent $3.3 million lobbying the U.S. government, more than ever before,” CAM’s Miller told MHProNews.That’s a key part of how it builds power and evades accountability, and events like this one are part of the process.”

At “A Place to Connect,” Facebook’s #3 executive and top lobbyists will be schmoozing the people who are supposed to represent us, and trying to bamboozle Congress into believing that the company’s reforms are for real,” Miller said.

For instance, a former corporate lawyer who is now Facebook’s deputy chief privacy officer will try to argue that Facebook is stepping it up on privacy — all actual evidence to the contrary,” she asserts.

Industry readers may have seen Facebook’s ads on cable TV and elsewhere. Facebook is pitching their reforms to the public, ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.

But critics say that Facebook has failed to seriously address the fact that they played a significant role in former President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election effort, as did Google. Given their enormous power in online search, Facebook and Google are among those forces that can help make or break a candidate.

Other presenters will be discussing Facebook’s role in the opioid crisis and its approach to election integrity, vital topics that are in the national interest. Facebook is billing the event as a “conversation” — if that’s the case, the people affected by Facebook’s bad behavior should be in the room to ask the tough questions,” Miller said to MHProNews.

With so much at stake in the debate over Facebook and the future of internet privacy, your voice deserves to be heard. So if you’re able, show up and ensure that the public is represented,” CAM stated.

 

Facts About Facebook, Google’s Growing Power

A December 2017 report by Statista said, “In fact, two companies, you may know them by the names of Google and Facebook, are so dominant in the online world that they account for more than 60 percent of global online ad revenues.”

Many mainstream news operations are alarmed at how much ad money – and thus political power – Facebook and Google have accumulated.  Warren Buffett is among those who have said that many media outlets will fail as a result.

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The trend lines are similar to the trend lines in manufactured housing consolidation, see that chart, further below.

Among the concerns are the fact that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg himself said in congressional testimony that there is a strong bias against conservatives, and for leftist, so-called “progressive” political causes.

New York Stern university’s Scott Galloway has been cited previously as a pro-tech voice, that believes that the Big Four must be broken up.

The RSVP is for the Facebook D.C. event is linked below.

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While most industry pros are unlikely to be able to attend on such short notice, Citizens Against Monopoly provide the following link to ask the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to break up Facebook.

Sign the Freedom From Facebook petition: Tell the Federal Trade Commission to break up Facebook’s monopoly.

 

Industry Trade Media and Monopoly Reporting

Regular, longtime readers know that MHProNews has cited similar concerns over the monopolistic influence over the industry exerted by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. To see how others in the mainstream media have raised similar concerns about Berkshire Hathaway’s increasingly monopolistic domination of manufactured housing, see the related reports links below.

Among the manufactured home industry’s trade media, or those in MH who blog, etc., MHProNews has stood largely alone in raising concerns about monopoly power in the industry.

To their credit, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in their reports has raised alarms over Berkshire Hathaway brands like Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage and Vanderbilt.

But MH industry bloggers and publishers are happily taking ad money from the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), and are largely silent on the disturbing trends. Many in MHVille believe that MHI is dominated by Berkshire Hathaway and their related interests.

One industry blogger that does periodic MH news admitted that “1,000” manufactured home industry professionals are talking about the influence of monopoly in MH, but that only MHProNews is focused on the subject. That MH blogger succumbed months ago to running more pro-MHI news too.

Given the trend lines of industry consolidation, it is a subject that no industry professional or investor can reasonably ignore.

When Republican Senator Ted Cruz (TX) and Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) are both speaking up about the corrosive influence of these monopolies, isn’t it time for more industry pros to sit up and take notice? These linked related reports can be read later, for more details.

Breakup “Massive Power” of Giants, “Subvert Our Democratic Process” Says Senator Cruz, & MH CEO’s Call for “Fully Competitive Housing Access”

Along with Apple and Microsoft, operations that are racing towards a trillion dollars in market cap which may be obtained next year, and how that can “suck the oxygen” out of the room for capital and competitors, as Galloway has said.

 

In the recently decided anti-trust case, some argued for AT&T that their survival is dependent on growth.

When a giant like AT&T, or Walmart are concerned about the rise of FANG or Amazon, and industry pros fret over the power of Berkshire Hathaway in MHVille, isn’t it a common-sense concern that federal regulators and advocates ought to address?

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“Audit the Algorithm!” – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook and Google Monopoly – Manufactured Housing Marketers Notice

Progressive “Nation” Reports on Monopolies Cites Buffett, Clayton, Others – MH Industry Impact?

Smoking Gun 3 – Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corp Tim Williams – Manufactured Home Lending, Sales Grab?

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Housing, Oil, and Tariffs, Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Report Updates

June 18th, 2018 No comments

CNNmoney6.18.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsMarkets dipped today, and three issues were among the factors that analysts say are furrowing the brows of investors. Housing, oil, and tariffs  – read ‘trade wars’ – are going to be our featured 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:

  • The world’s biggest advertiser wants women to produce half of its ads
  • Comcast will become one of the world’s most indebted companies if it buys Fox
  • Fed official: Trade fears are hurting business optimism
  • Why the market is so worried
  • How the media is covering the separation of families at the border
  • A. Times is under local ownership for the first time in nearly 20 years
  • Amazon shareholders call for halt of facial recognition sales to police
  • Ford to remake Detroit’s most famous ruin
  • Tesla spontaneously catches fire with no crash
  • Drought woes? This tech can literally make it rain
  • The Disney magic that made ‘Incredibles 2’ a hit: animation and superheroes
  • ‘Incredibles 2’ crushes animation box office record
  • Bitcoin could ‘bring the internet to a halt’
  • It’s time for corporate boards to tackle #MeToo
  • The resurrection of Alex Rodriguez
  • The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes
  • Elizabeth Holmes indicted on wire fraud charges, steps down from Theranos
  • China: ‘The US has launched a trade war’
  • The US just made a bad week for the global economy even worse
  • Three years ago today, Trump upended the GOP presidential race. CNN’s coverage foreshadowed everything
  • Citibank fined $100 million for interest rate manipulation
  • New Zealand is going to start taxing tourists (except Australians)
  • George Lakoff says this is how Trump uses words to con the public
  • How to put an end to vacation shaming
  • What’s really going on with wages in America
  • Time Warner unveils its new name: WarnerMedia

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Trump pick for CFPB Kathy Kraninger: what to know
  • Trump shaking up NASA with new ‘Space Force’
  • The president challenges ‘rich guys’ to space race
  • NASA: The agency to nowhere, says US physicist
  • Dow posts triple-digit drop as trade war fears persist
  • OPEC may intervene, but oil will be above $80 this summer
  • Subway is in trouble, looks to consulting firm for help
  • Social Security shortfall: Higher taxes, reduced benefits to come?
  • NFL anthem policy could trigger new round of protests: Joe Theismann
  • Square wins New York bitcoin license, pushing shares to record high
  • JetBlue founder David Neeleman to launch new US low-cost carrier: report
  • Facebook shares hit all-time high despite data breach fallout
  • Ivana Trump fights obesity with diet that promotes pizza, pasta and chocolate for weight loss
  • Attention, Amazon Prime members who shop at Whole Foods: You’re in luck
  • Trump says it’d be a ‘great idea’ if workers go on ‘really long strike’ at Washington Post
  • Millennials said to be worst tippers: survey
  • Boston Globe says break up Google, cites Internet dominance
  • OPEC may intervene, but oil will be above $80 this summer
  • Oil prices climb ahead of OPEC meeting
  • BJ’s IPO could value company at over $2B

 

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

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Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)

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Today’s Big Movers

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

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –

The Trump Administration did what it said, and imposed tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday, imposing $50 billion in duties on their goods. China retaliated with its own tariffs on $50 billion of U.S. goods.

On Tuesday, investors will get a look at the latest housing starts. And oil is on traders minds, and of course is a factor in the cost of shipping new or existing manufactured homes.

The video features Charles Payne leading a discussion with conservative author Kristin Tate, Wall Street Journal editorial page writer Jillian Melchior, and American Majority CEO Ned Ryun on whether President Trump’s tariffs against China will impact the U.S. economy.

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Still from video posted above.

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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“’Trailer Trash’? Watch Who You’re Insulting When You Throw Around Those Words” – Buffalo News

June 15th, 2018 No comments
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Leisure Acres, known today as “The Woodlands,” the community which inspired the resident letter, shown below.”

SuperPages says that the community that was once known as Leisure Acres has since been renamed the Woodlands. “The Woodlands in LockportNY — 6237 S. Transit Road” used “…to be called Leisure Acres

Today, the online reviews give the property 3.1 stars out of 5. But current community and satellite pictures still routinely look good.  20 years ago, many of their residents thought of the manufactured home community as a premier property. How do we know that claim? 

Today is June 15, 1976 – the anniversary of the first manufactured homes (MH) – so its an apt topic. We also know that media, researchers, and the public at large often use the ‘T-word” incorrectly to describe manufactured homes.

Almost twenty years ago, a resident of Leisure Acres let the world know how much she resented having their fine community called “a trailer park,” or their homes as being known as “trailer houses.”

We’ll look below at that manufactured home resident’s entire letter, by Helene Lee, that was published in places as diverse as New York State and Chicago.

Rightfully so, Lee made a number of useful points.

As MHLivingNews and MHProNews has touted for years, the terminology matters.  Steve Duke is one of several industry professionals who believes the same.

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The first home in the graphic above is an older mobile home, the second above is a modern manufactured home. ”The terminology matters because the terminology determines the construction standards a home was built to.” – Steve Duke, LMHA.

While he may routinely violate his own publicly stated principle, Frank Rolfe has said that we should be simply calling our factory-built manufactured home (MH) industry’s homes, as just “homes.”  That’s not new, as Stacy Epperson with NextStepUSA has said similarly to MHProNews some years ago. 

LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC – the parent company to MHLivingNews and MHProNews – see’s this differently.  We take a more nuanced view.

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As the industry’s top publishers, as MH consultants, and as business development service providers, we believe that the proper terminology should be strictly adhered to, for each era of the evolution from trailer, to mobile home, to manufactured housing.

But why?

Simple.

Because there are hundreds of millions in the U.S. alone who use the terms “trailer,” “mobile home,” and “manufactured home” interchangeably, for better or for worse.  A serious and sustained effort to clear that up has to be made.  The issues weren’t created over night, and it won’t be cured overnight.

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Make a habit of using the correct terminology. Learn more at the link below.

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

As noted, media and the public use the terminology interchangeably.  That’s a problem for the modern factory-built home industry, because a trailer house IS NOT a mobile home, and a mobile home IS NOT a manufactured home.  That’s why we developed the graphics, and numerous other articles above or below that compliment that point.

It’s all about accurate education, that allows the industry to define itself.  The alternative is that others have and will define today’s manufactured homes in ways that harm our proper understanding and image.

That’s also why we’ve also done videos that walk viewers through the facts.  Once such interview and article is with multiple award-winning industry veteran, Dick Moore.

 

Manufactured Home Owners Often Care Deeply

The first challenge is to understand just what people who live in manufactured homes, or pre-HUD Code mobile homes, think.  Let’s admit that some don’t care what their house is called.

But many do. Frankly, all manufactured home owners should care. Why? Because the nomenclature in marketing can be tied to the resale value of the home.

Helene R. Lee and her husband were living in a community once known as Leisure Acres, in Lockport, NY.  The article appeared in the Buffalo, NY newspaper, and later was republished in the Chicago Tribune. We’re republishing it in its entirety, further below.

To set the stage, this was written during the Paula Jones/President Bill Clinton sexual affair and related scandals era in 1997.

As part of the ‘defense’ of then President Clinton, his campaign adviser and Longtime loyalist James Carville famously said of JonesDrag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find,”” per the Daily Beast and other sources.

Should Clinton and Carville bear some responsibility for how this terminology exploded in useage since that line was uttered?

“Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find,” James Carville, Clinton Strategist

Particularly, those who are the industry’s long-desired target market – those who can “stroke the check, or have great credit, and can buy a new manufactured home with ease – care about what their home is called.

We’ve featured several stories, which will be linked as resources at the end of this article, that make that point from the manufactured home owner’s perspective.  We’ll link up reports about the surveys reflecting high levels of manufactured home owner’s satisfaction.

Plus, our classic report about the 40th anniversary since the first manufactured homes were built.

Note, with letters to the editor or Op-Eds, headlines are often supplied by the publisher.

The headline shown below is the version from the Chicago Tribune. But the first version we’ve found of this classic letter was in the Buffalo News, under the headline shown at the top of this Daily Business News Flashback-Friday post.

The photos and Google images were not part of her original, but have been added to illustrate author Helene R. Lee’s point.

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Entrance to The Woodlands, Lockport, NY – once known as Leisure Acres – the community where the author of the article below, Helene R. Lee, lived.  The headline below is the one used in the Chicago Tribune, April 2, 1997.

— Note, often letters to the editor or Op-Eds, headlines are supplied by the publisher. —

Watch Who You’re Calling ‘Trailer Trash’

By Helene R. Lee

 Remember the character in the movie “Network” who yelled; “I’m mad as hell and I won’t take it anymore”? That’s exactly how I feel whenever I hear or read two words–“trailer trash.” The supposition seems to be that people who live in trailer parks are trash and/or that their homes ae trash; that they are mentally challenged; unclean and have little conception of world events.

The words or inference keep popping up in novels, in articles, in movies, on TV, in a description of a Barbie doll.We’ve heard them repeatedly in references to Paula Jones, President Clinton’s nemesis in a sexual harassment case. A Newsweek writer, speaking on television, referred to Jones’s reputation as “just some sleazy woman with big hair coming out of the trailer parks.” And James Carville, Clinton’s former adviser, made the comment: “Drag a hundred dollars through a trailer park and there’s no telling what you’ll find.”

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Google satellite images.

I have to stop at these quotes because I am getting angrier and angrier.

The park where my husband and I live has more than 1,000 homes. The park is well maintained, likewise the homes, with perhaps one or two exceptions. Not a bad ratio, since unkempt homes can be found in any neighborhood.

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The Woodlands, Lockport, NY. Previously called, Leisure Acres.

The diversity of the residents is apparent, especially on a warm summer evening. There are young couples just starting out, couples with children, retired couples, widows, widowers and singles. There is neighborliness, too. After our last bad snowstorm, we soon saw our young neighbor shoveling out not only his car, but an elderly neighbor’s as well.

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Websites often cherry pick photos, but the 3D satellite view provides a pretty objective idea of what Helene R. Lee’s community, The Woodlands looks like today.

There are yearly contests at Christmastime for the best decorated home–also for any homeowner who demonstrates special improvements. There are parties for the children at holiday time. In the summer there are organized softball games and other pastimes, all taken care of by parents and the park management.

I would like to point out that communities like ours are no longer called trailer parks. They are “manufactured-home communities.” There is no way one of these homes can be hitched up to a car or small truck and pulled away. Once the home is set up, there it stays. Only extraordinary and costly ways are utilized to pull one out.

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Contemporary photo of The Woodlands, author Helene Lee’s community.

The homes come in varying sizes and are very affordable compared to site-built homes. Not everyone can afford a $100,000-plus house, after all. In our area (western New York), a new manufactured home can cost $40,000 to $50,000 while a good used one can be bought in the $20,000 to $30,000 range, depending on size.

Because of the reasonable costs, these homes make good starters for young couples who hope to move up later to larger, conventional houses. They are suitable for retired people on fixed incomes, families with lower-wage jobs or those who just don’t want the hassle of maintaining a large home.

My own experience with so-called trailer parks extends to California where I visited a friend a few years ago. Her park was beautifully laid out and landscaped, as were other parks we toured. The pride of the residents was obvious in the immaculate homes and well-maintained lots.

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Interior photo, fire place, living area, in the community that letter-to-the-editor author Helene Lee was describing.

At this point I admit I am not wearing blinders. No doubt there are trailer parks that are rundown.

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Interior photo, kitchen, in the community that Helene Lee was describing.

Unfortunately the film industry and television insist on perpetuating the stereotyping of trailer parks–manufactured-home communities. In their version every park is rundown, inhabited by borderline illiterates and drunks prone to violence.

The film industry and TV executives along with James Carville, the Newsweek writer and a host of other writers owe an apology to all the residents of manufactured-home communities. We’re sick and tired of the stereotyping. ##

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Leisure Acres, known today as “The Woodlands,” the community which inspired resident Helene Lee to write the letter above.

HELENE R. LEE and her husband are retired and have lived for nine years in Leisure Acres, a manufactured-home community in Lockport, NY.  The property is known in 2018 as The Woodlands.

—- End of extended quote. —- 

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Similar views from other manufactured home owners, are linked above and below.

Taking on the Trash Talk! Are People Defined by their Housing Choice? Video, Photos

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Revised Economic Numbers Spotlight Strongest GDP in Years, Q2, Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Report

June 14th, 2018 No comments
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As the Daily Business News has noted previously, the broader economic and political developments routinely impact manufactured housing, and publicly traded stocks.  Reports from publicly traded companies often point to broader U.S. economic issues, such as job creation, consumer confidence, or rising wages as factors supporting more sales. So tonight’s focus is on the latest analysis by Moody Analytics on economic projections for the U.S. in Q2.

 

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:

  • Justice Department will not seek stay in AT&T-Time Warner case
  • Facebook’s top policy and communications exec steps down
  • Kentucky sues Walgreens for its role in the opioid crisis
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fires editorial cartoonist
  • Americans are spending like mad again
  • Why diapers are in trouble: Americans are having fewer babies
  • Tesla Autopilot update aims to keep drivers’ hands on the wheel
  • Elon Musk spends his own money to buy Tesla shares, again
  • Chicago picks Elon Musk company to build transportation system
  • Inside the dismantling of GE
  • GE changed our lives. Why is it struggling?
  • Apple is starting a music publishing business. Here’s why
  • Nintendo’s disappointing E3 announcements send stock plunging
  • More black women are running startups, but their funding still lags
  • A building in London just sold for $100 million… per floor
  • This concrete can trap CO2 emissions forever
  • What’s really going on with wages in America
  • European Central Bank sets end date for $3 trillion stimulus program
  • Fed raises interest rates and signals faster hikes are on the way
  • Is the World Cup toxic for advertisers?
  • A World Cup in the US is a huge win for Fox
  • Apple closes law enforcement loophole for the iPhone
  • Volvo is the latest automaker to bet on this 23-year-old’s startup
  • 2 popular SUVs fail crash test
  • Germany fines Volkswagen $1.2 billion
  • Trump blasts OPEC again for high oil prices
  • After meeting with North Korean dictator, Trump calls press America’s ‘biggest enemy’
  • Rolls-Royce is slashing 4,600 jobs
  • GM will soon have a female CFO and CEO. That’s rare

Selected headlines and bullets from Fox Business:

  • Major companies have announced big layoffs this month. Here’s a look
  • DOJ won’t seek delay as AT&T nears completion of Time Warner takeover
  • Etsy stock skyrockets as company hikes full-year expectations
  • Mortgage rates near 2018 highs as Fed hikes interest rates
  • Nasdaq hits record high, but Dow slips
  • Amazon, Microsoft stealing Oracle’s business: JPMorgan
  • Domino’s move to fill potholes is pure brilliance, brand experts say
  • Insiders say consumers no longer want companies to just sell them products.
  • US Open: Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth among favorites with $12M at stake
  • Nintendo COO addresses Sony’s ‘Fortnite’ controversy
  • California may adopt ultra-liberal politics if split into three states: Cal 3 spokesperson
  • Two massive salmonella outbreaks percolate ahead of summer
  • Musk’s Boring Company to build high-speed system in Chicago
  • Venezuela’s economic crisis deepens – country considering refining foreign oil
  • S. Open: This business generates 8-figures in revenue in just 11 days
  • IG report confirms ex-FBI Director Comey’s insubordination
  • Sluggish wage growth puzzling, Fed’s Powell says
  • College graduates turn basement fun into Montauk Brewing Company
  • The 10 largest corporate mergers in U.S. history

 

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

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Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)

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Today’s Big Movers

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

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –

Left of center CNBC tips hat in report on Q2 consensus projections to the Trump Economy

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Still from video, further below.

The Daily Business News has been tracking the Trump Economy in a variety of ways, since the decision was known in the wee hours of November 9, 2016.

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2nd of 3 stills from video, further below.

A popular series of political cartoons was presented at the link below.

Politically Incorrect Cartoon Commentaries, Lighter Side of Making America and Manufactured Housing Great Again

But specifically regarding the CNBC report, are the following bullets, graphics and video.

Per CNBC:

  • Trump’s forecast of 4% GDP growth close to coming true as Americans spend tax-bill proceeds
  • Surging consumer spending is driving GDP well above prior estimates, and it is now tracking near 4 percent for the second quarter.
  • That’s almost double the pace of the first quarter.
  • Economists say the consumer is seeing the impact of the tax cuts and is spending, as a result of more disposable income.

 

 

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3rd of 3 still from CNBC video posted above.

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

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

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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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Famous Pimp Who Has Manufactured Homes for “Cathouse” Wins Primary

June 13th, 2018 No comments

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Get ready to find out, because famous pimp, legal brothel owner, and HBO “Cathouse” star Dennis Hof has won his primary contest in Nevada, where prostitution is legal.

Pimp Dennis Hof, owns several legal brothels, at least some of which use manufactured homes on their locations in Nevada.

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The HBO adult reality series “Cathouse,” won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker, says the Las Vegas Sun.

Hof defeated a hospital executive, James Oscarson. He’ll be running against Democrat Lesia Romanov in November.

Hof may be the favored candidate in the Republican-leaning Nevada State Assembly district.

Hof celebrated his victory at a party in Pahrump with Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss at his side. The pair are shown in the featured image, in the collage at the start of this post.

It’s all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me,” Hof told the Associated Press (AP) in a phone call. “He found the way and I jumped on it.”

 

Art of the Pimp

Hof wrote a book entitled “The Art of the Pimp,” and dubbed himself “The Trump of Pahrump.”

Hof held a rally with longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone.

Hof has periodically been in the news due to local scandals.

For instance, in 2015, he made the news “when former NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious at Hof’s Love Ranch brothel in Crystal after a four-day, $75,000 stay,” said AP.

Oprah’s network did he report below, which shows a custom shower in the manufactured home.

If Hof wins in November, he will join another brothel owner in elected office — Lance Gilman, the proprietor of the famous Mustang Ranch in Northern Nevada.  Gilman is a Storey County commissioner.

 

Closing Down the Sex Shops?

Voters in November will also be voting on closing down brothels in at least one of the seven Nevada counties where they’re legally operating. The question will be on the ballot in Lyon County, where Hof owns four brothels.

Anti-brothel activists are gathering signatures for a ballot petition for a similar measure in Nye County, where Hof owns two more brothels in the desert outside Pahrump.

Hof said the anti-brothel efforts are political retribution tied to his opponent, but Oscarson and the referendum backers deny any kind of connection.

Brothels are banned in the counties that contain Las Vegas and Reno, so most are found in more rural areas.

What image will this paint manufactured housing?  Time will tell.  But it’s part of the ‘reality check’ that industry pros ought to be aware of that influences the public, and thus the sale of homes. Needless to say, conventional housing is used for similar purposes.

Long-time Daily Business News readers will recall that scandal plagued social security disability attorney, Eric Conn, used manufactured homes as part of his “office complex” in Kentucky. Or recall the slam by Clinton advisor, James Carville.

As an unusual video counterweight to those slams on manufactured homes and their occupants is the performer Kid Rock video, Po-Dunk, linked below. For those stories, click the link under related reports, further below. ##  (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Eric Conn ‘Trailer Law Complex’ Social Security Attorney ‘On the Lam’

“Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find,” James Carville, Clinton Strategist

“Po-Dunk” – Kid Rock’s Video – Features Camo “Double Wide Trailer House”

 

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