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HUGE Hurricane Florence Damage Estimates, Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Updates

September 17th, 2018 Comments off

CNNmoney9.17.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsCNBC reports that Moody Analytics has estimated the damage from Hurricane Florence in the tens of billions, and could go higher.  That’s bad, but an estimate from CoreLogic would make that estimate look puny. Frankly, news of China appeared to be the bigger market-mover today, but our focus this evening will be more on furious Florence, with its numerous MHVille connections, which will be our spotlight, below.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Select bullets from CNN Money…

  • Saudi Arabia invests $1 billion in potential Tesla rival
  • Instagram just made it a lot easier to shop on the app
  • Caver sues Elon Musk for defamation
  • MoviePass wants to prop up its stock price again
  • Applause and anticipation from staffers a day after Time Magazine sale
  • These iOS 12 features may improve your life
  • Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne are buying Time Magazine
  • Why moguls love to buy news outlets
  • Amazon investigates claims that employees sold confidential data
  • India struggles to find the answer to its slumping currency
  • Trains and planes are booming. That’s good news for the economy
  • BMW unveils its vision for a self-driving electric car
  • Black-led VC firm raises largest debut fund: $137 Million
  • Coal is still king in these 18 states. But for how long?
  • Uber’s CEO: The one thing I wish I had fixed sooner
  • Jaguar Land Rover workers on 3-day week because of Brexit
  • The countries most vulnerable to the emerging markets storm
  • Why the global slump won’t hurt the United States this time
  • Jamie Dimon: Trump should take some credit for the strong economy
  • 5 things you must do before you retire
  • Chicago says ‘so long’ to Sears
  • The first country to legalize pot is taking it slow
  • Kavanaugh accuser feared an ‘annihilation’ in the press
  • Michael Avenatti tells CNN why he went on Tucker Carlson’s show
  • Disney and Comcast could be forced into a quick-fire auction for Sky
  • Zello, offline chats and push alerts: How to stay connected during Hurricane Florence
  • San Francisco Fed picks Mary Daly as new chief
  • Samsung’s billionaire chief is heading to North Korea
  • After the crash came the longest bull market ever. What now?
  • Lehman Brothers: When the financial crisis spun out of control
  • The US economy cratered in 2008. Here’s how far it’s come
  • 10 years after the financial crisis, have we really learned anything?
  • Henri Bendel is closing after 123 years in business
  • Nike’s Colin Kaepernick gamble is already paying off
  • GE is unloading yet another business
  • Goldman Sachs is in a record losing streak
  • What happened to Tucker Carlson? This journalist set out to find the answer.

Select Bullets from Fox Business

 

  • Billion-dollar ‘energy revolution’ is on the horizon: Interior Secretary Zinke
  • Amazon has another $10 billion business on its hands
  • Here’s what could cause the next financial crisis
  • FedEx quarterly profit misses Wall Street estimate
  • Saudi fund invests $1B in Tesla electric car rival Lucid Motors
  • Middle-class income highest on record: Fact check
  • IRS warns some retirees at risk of tax penalty: What to know
  • Tax cuts 2.0 won’t pass before November: Kudlow
  • Coke reportedly may create a cannabis-infused drink
  • Why Americans still prefer to use cash for purchases under $10
  • NHL’s New Jersey Devils say renovated suites will attract business owners
  • China weighs skipping trade talks after U.S. tariff threat
  • Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund secures $11B loan
  • Should Amazon split into two companies?
  • Wall Street salaries at highest since Great Recession: Report
  • Elon Musk sued by British cave diver over ‘pedo’ remark
  • The Aftermath of Florence
  • Looters arrested as hurricane wreaks havoc in North Carolina
  • Florence recovery ‘will take years:’ North Carolina Congressman
  • How to get financial help when natural disasters strike
  • Marc Benioff is just the latest billionaire to buy a news publication
  • Tight job market means better pay, benefits – even for seasonal workers
  • WD-40 enrolls armed security to move its ‘secret formula’ after 65 years
  • Got an hour? Chalk up 4 quick financial wins
  • These are the best countries to retire
  • Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early
  • The FIRE concept is lit, but it’s not always worth it
  • Trump calls North Carolina redistricting ruling ‘unfair’
  • HHS Secretary Alex Azar forbids e-cigarettes as ‘on-ramp’ to youth addiction
  • Apple Watch is going to save lives I predict: Dr. Marc Siegel
  • GM recalls 1.2M pickups, SUVs for power steering problem

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

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Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)

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Today’s Big Movers

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

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –

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CNBC reports that property damage from Hurricane Florence is estimated at $17 billion to $22 billion, and that forecast could be conservative, depending on further flooding, according to Moody’s Analytics.

Economists so far see a minimal impact to growth from the hurricane, which Moody’s sees shaving 0.2 percentage points from third-quarter GDP.

That may explain why the markets have not reflected a major disruption as a result of the tragic results of Hurricane Florence.

But late last week, analytics and housing firm CoreLogic put their estimate at some $170 billion.  That’s a huge difference, obviously.

As has been previously noted, there are manufactured home communities, business, and residents who have been impacted by the storm.

Thousands of FEMA Manufactured Housing Units (MHU) have been pre-positioned.  Depending on how flooding plays out, thousands of more could be needed.

The bottom line for now is wait and see.  It could take days, perhaps a week or more, before all of the flooding and related damage plays out. See the related reports, linked below.

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South Carolina’s State Association Was Pro-Active Ahead of Hurricane Florence

 

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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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Appeal in Manufactured Home Community Closure Case Denied

September 17th, 2018 Comments off

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An attorney representing the City of Schofield, Wisconsin says an appeal to keep the Northern Housing Community open, has been denied, WSAW tells the Daily Business News on MHProNews.

 

Residents and the owners of the community have both opposed the closure.

Last April, the Schofield City Council revoked the license for Northern Housing Community, citing several safety violations. As part of that decision, residents were asked to be out of the community by August 1st, 2018.

In July, the owners of the park filed appealed the City’s decision to Circuit Court. As part of the appeal, the ruling that residents had to be out by August 1st was delayed.

The City of Schofield’s attorney, Lee Turonie, said they filed a Motion to Dismiss the property owner’s appeal, which was granted. Turonie argues that means the ruling that residents need to be out of the community – that’s located on a high-traffic road – can now be enforced again.

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However, Turonie admits the community can appeal the Circuit Court decision to a higher court, if they choose.

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Mark Hazelbacker, an attorney representing the owners of the Northern Housing Community, says he has not had a chance to speak with his clients about what they plan to do next. He hopes to have that conversation tomorrow, said WSAU.

Hazelbacker says his primary concern is making sure no one becomes homeless as a result of this decision.

Among the issues for the broader industry is the growing pattern of undermining community owners rights to maintain their property, in the face of pressures by others to close.

There have also been cases where manufactured home owners on privately owned land have also been threatened – or in fact, forced – off land based on arbitrary economic or other factors that seemingly target owners of older mobile homes or manufactured homes.

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“Family Owned,” a Formula for Outperforming “Big Boys,” Monday Morning MH Marketing Sales Meeting

September 17th, 2018 Comments off

 

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In today’s tip, we’re using business-to-consumer (B2C) examples below, but the same principles apply businesses-to-businesses (B2B).

 

It is up to each business to define itself in its own market(s).

Those in the manufactured home industry that don’t define themselves will likely be defined by their competitors, and/or by the bias and ignorance of others.

Here are some of the key elements to deciding your inventory- and marketing plans, which can help you craft how to define your location(s) in their respective marketplace.

 

1) Price-points. Often, but not always, the dominant, chain stores or conglomerate communities may have a price advantage on their homes for sale. You need to have a good sense of what your competitors have, how the compare to what you offer, and how each are priced.

When it comes to ‘knowledge’ of competitors, keep in mind that Clayton and others have the advantage of their so-called “spies.”  ICYMI, that report can be read later, found at the link below.

 

Clayton Homes and 21st Mortgage’s Manufactured Housing “Spies”

A sure way to hand Berkshire brands or other giants an advantage is to ignore them, their methods, tactics, and resources.

Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett himself argues for the advantages that the lower price gives his companies.  That said, you don’t have to be lower in price to win, but there’s a big IF with that qualifier.  You have to be able to craft the right strategy, marketing message, and sales systems.

Price is an advantage, but it can be overcome in various cases with enough extra effort.

 

2) In stock and/or custom order? Delivery dates for ordered units have become an issue in recent years. It used to be that you could get a new home in so-many weeks. Now, that lead time is more often measured in months. To maximize your turns-per-year, sales, and profits, this question #2 and it’s subsidiary and related companion issues ought to be carefully considered.

 

3) Merchandising or not? We noted in a recent column linked below the value of staging model homes. Of course, that comes at a price in time, talent, and treasure (dollars). But what if you can’t afford to stage/decorate your homes? Then a stratagem must be developed around that reality.  For those with a budget for staging, you can read the related column linked below, later on.

 

Manufactured Home Retailers, Communities, Is Your Merchandising Nordstrom’s or Salvation Army? Monday MH Marketing, Sales Meeting

 

4) Financing. We don’t track day-by-day the financing programs offered by say 21st Mortgage Corp – which serves independents, vs. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, which serves Clayton conglomerate retail stores. But the routine comments from communities, retailers, and HUD Code manufactured home producers we work with or hear from suggests that Berkshire Hathaway has long tilted the scales in favor of Clayton vs. independents.

For example, the routine report for years has been that VMF “buys deeper” than 21st. Who says so? Insider sources, and we’ll cover that in an upcoming report. But for now, your marketing and sales strategy ought to consider these kinds of factors (#1-4).  Otherwise if all else is equal, you can be outperformed by those with lower pricing, easier lending, better staging, etc., etc.. Those realities often give the big boys advantages.  That means that savvy, long-term success minded  independents operating near them must plan around those advantages.

 

The Above, Rephrased and Boiled to Essentials

Most independent retailers, communities, and producers are so busy with their day-by-day activities, that they don’t spend nearly enough time in strategic planning.

Yet, without a sound ‘fact based’ strategy, how can you outperform someone who may offer lower pricing, easier financing, or other advantages?

It is doable. But it takes facts, a SWOT analysis, and a plan that includes how you define yourself in the marketplace. See the related report, later on, that is linked below.

 

Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 7.8.2018 to 7.15.2018

 

The headline suggests one approach that has worked as part of a broader message and plan. “Family owned and operated, since…” whatever date can be a powerful message that’s part of a larger strategy.  There are tons of shoppers who prefer to do business with people, vs a bureaucratic business where the faces are changing often due to turnover.

By the way, we have a proven, profitable program that so shifts the paradigm away from the mundane appeal of the lowest price or lenders that buy the poorest credit.  Those strategies can lead you and your location(s) to levels of success that surprise you, and your competitors too.

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Ending Rigged, Corrupted Systems, Manufactured Housing Advancement, Sunday Headline Recap Week Sept 9.2018 – Sept 16.2018

September 16th, 2018 Comments off

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Ending Rigged, Corrupted Systems, & Manufactured Housing Advancement

 

There’s a swamp in Washington, D.C. But let’s be clear, there are swampy, rigged, and corrupted stuff occurring in states and local jurisdictions too.  Each of these impact manufactured home owners and professionals, day be day.

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It may seem odd at first to name them both in the same paragraph, but both Senator Bernie Sanders and President Donald J. Trump share this in common. They’ve tapped into the millions who believe that the systems been rigged and corrupted.

That’s almost where their similarities end. Senator Sanders (I-VT) is openly promoting a socialist agenda that’s failed almost everywhere in the world that its ever been tried.

By contrast, President Donald J. Trump – a former Democrat turned Republican – promotes an agenda that shares similar items what worked for Democratic President John “Jack” F. Kennedy and former democrat turned GOP President Ronald R. Reagan.

There are many reasons why Donald Trump captured 1/3 of the counties that previously voted for Senator (D-IL) turned President, Barack Hussein Obama.

 

Manufactured Housing and The Swamp

Manufactured housing could be roughly 10 times larger than it is today. So why isn’t it bigger? Several reasons. We explore those on a periodic basis, while spotlighting the factors that should result in more manufactured home sales.

The industry needs an independent voice – like this platform, and our publicly focused sister-site, MHLivingNews.com – that use a factual, evidence-based, and common sense ways of evaluating the realities and possibilities for manufactured homes in America today.

One of many things are certain. Like hate or no-opinion on President Donald J. Trump’s style, the future of his initial and planned reforms will depend on GOP victories from coast to coast.

Don’t dismiss – not buy-into – the so-called ‘blue wave.’ Keep in mind the same sources that say that anti-Trump candidates will win in November are those who crowned Secretary Hillary Queen… – err, excuse me, ‘president’ – in 2016.

There’s energized Democratic, Independent, and GOP voters. It’s always about who shows up.

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We don’t hide who we support, and we proudly supported him in 2016 too. We proved correct then, and it can be so once again.  It’s all up to everyday people, like you, us, and others…by the millions.  The system can still work, but it means getting up and going to vote wisely.

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While the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) paid for two pro-Clinton speakers in the closing days before the 2016 election, the Kovach family supported Donald J. Trump’s candidacy as the one we believed would be best for the manufactured home industry, independent businesses, and hundreds of millions of Americans. As the screen capture above proves, one of those pro-Trump stories ended up on the president’s campaign website, and hundreds of conservative and pro-Trump websites.

 

One Big Difference Between 2016 and 2018

The biggest difference between 2016 and 2018 are results. President Trump has proven he can do what Secretary Clinton and former President Barack Obama’s said he couldn’t and wouldn’t do.

That’s the reason you should start talking up President Trump’s record vs the false claims and smoke-screen distractions of his opponents.

Love or hate POTUS Trump’s style, he’s getting results he promised. If the House is held, and the margins in the Senate and House grow, we bet he’ll give us more victories for business and income growth in the future.

We’ll review the headlines on the week in review, starting with MHLivingNews, then the Masthead, and finally, the stories on the week that was etched into history on the Daily Business News on MHProNews.

What’s New on MHLivingNews

Improving Resale Values: Manufactured Home Owners, Professionals, Shoppers – NMHOA & MHAction, What’s Right, Wrong, Supply & Demand – How to Achieve Mutual Victories

Improving Resale Values: Manufactured Home Owners, Professionals, Shoppers – NMHOA & MHAction, What’s Right, Wrong, Supply & Demand – How to Achieve Mutual Victories

 

What’s New on the Masthead

Principle of ‘The Lesser of Two Evils,’ and MHVille’s Future

 

Principle of ‘The Lesser of Two Evils,’ and MHVille’s Future

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

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Saturday 9.15. 2018

“Sharks!” FEMA Fighting Fake Florence News, “Thousands” of Manufactured Housing (MHU) Units Ready

“Sharks!” FEMA Fighting Fake Florence News, “Thousands” of Manufactured Housing (MHU) Units Ready

 

Friday 9.14.2018

South Carolina’s State Association Was Pro-Active Ahead of Hurricane Florence

South Carolina’s State Association Was Pro-Active Ahead of Hurricane Florence

“They’re Criminals When It Comes to Trade,” China-U.S. Battle, Plus MH Market Updates

“They’re Criminals When It Comes to Trade,” China-U.S. Battle, Plus MH Market Updates

President Jimmy Carter Blasts Trump Administration on Affordable Housing, Carter’s Manufactured Home Ties

President Jimmy Carter Blasts Trump Administration on Affordable Housing, Carter’s Manufactured Home Ties

72% Blue Collar Workers “Optimistic,” White Collar and More Insights from Porch/Examiner Poll Report

72% Blue Collar Workers “Optimistic,” White Collar and More Insights from Porch/Examiner Poll Report

 

Thursday 9.13.2018

House Panel Passes Tax Cuts 2.0, Stocks Rise, Plus MH Market Updates

House Panel Passes Tax Cuts 2.0, Stocks Rise, Plus MH Market Updates

Rental Housing Marketing – What Can Manufactured Home Pros Learn?

Rental Housing Marketing – What Can Manufactured Home Pros Learn?

New Records Achieved, Who Gets JOLT Credit? Surprising Insights for MHVille

New Records Achieved, Who Gets JOLT Credit? Surprising Insights for MHVille

Message from White House, Federal Officials on Hurricane Florence, Other Looming Storms

Message from White House, Federal Officials on Hurricane Florence, Other Looming Storms

 

Wednesday 9.12.2018

US economy is ‘killing it’ right now: Larry Kudlow, Plus MH Market Updates

US economy is ‘killing it’ right now: Larry Kudlow, Plus MH Market Updates

“Toxic Trailers” – Clayton Homes, Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Clintons – Exposé Videos

“Toxic Trailers” – Clayton Homes, Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Clintons – Exposé Videos

FEMA, Manufactured Housing Units, Behind the Scenes Look, Hurricane Florence Backgrounder

FEMA, Manufactured Housing Units, Behind the Scenes Look, Hurricane Florence Backgrounder

Brad Says POTUS Trump is Right: More than Facebook & Twitter, Google Threatens Democracy, Online Freedom

Brad Says POTUS Trump is Right: More than Facebook & Twitter, Google Threatens Democracy, Online Freedom

 

Tuesday 9.11.2018

Supply, Demand, Manufactured Homes, and Land Lease Communities

Supply, Demand, Manufactured Homes, and Land Lease Communities

POTUS Trump: Everyone in Hurricane Florence Path Should “Get Out,” Plus MH Market Updates

POTUS Trump: Everyone in Hurricane Florence Path Should “Get Out,” Plus MH Market Updates

9.11 Memorials, America Then and Now, Look Back at Manufactured Housing

9.11 Memorials, America Then and Now, Look Back at Manufactured Housing

Tim Sheahan, NMHOA President, Controversial Points of Agreement with Marty Lavin, George Allen on Communities

Tim Sheahan, NMHOA President, Controversial Points of Agreement with Marty Lavin, George Allen on Communities

 

Monday 9.10.2018

Double-Digit HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Growth In July 2018, MHARR

Double-Digit HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Growth In July 2018, MHARR

Over 1 Million Evacuations Already Ordered, As Cat 4 Florence Advances, Plus MH Market Updates

Over 1 Million Evacuations Already Ordered, As Cat 4 Florence Advances, Plus MH Market Updates

Acclaimed Poverty Inc. Video, MHVille – Why Left & Right Should Listen, Learn From Each Other

Acclaimed Poverty Inc. Video, MHVille – Why Left & Right Should Listen, Learn From Each Other

Frightening! Halloween – Monday Morning Manufactured Home Marketing & Sales Meeting

Frightening! Halloween – Monday Morning Manufactured Home Marketing & Sales Meeting

 

Sunday 9.9.2018

Pain, Pleasure, Persuasion, Honesty, and Sustainable MHVille Profits

Pain, Pleasure, Persuasion, Honesty, and Sustainable MHVille Profits

As usual, that’s it for the week that was for this, your writer…

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“Sharks!” FEMA Fighting Fake Florence News, “Thousands” of Manufactured Housing (MHU) Units Ready

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Friday evening a North Carolina source told the Daily Business News on MHProNews the following.

 

Widespread power outage[s] and flooding.  100 plus winds on coast. Many counties have no power at all (total loss of power).  Nuclear plant shut down (intentionally) in Brunswick County.  But still better than what was forecast on Tuesday (in my opinion).  Not able to find out what is really going on in coastal counties because my contacts aren’t available. Sorry for the brevity but I don’t have power and trying to save power on phone.”

 

Manufactured Housing Related

Reuters is reporting that FEMA has “thousands” of pre-positioned Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) for post-storm recovery.

Multiple sources have told MHProNews that RVs are going to be the units of first choice in some scenarios, a claim that our media relations sources at FEMA have not yet confirmed nor denied.

That said, a FEMA video suggests that both kinds of temporary housing units – RVs and MHUs – are part of the FEMA response portfolio.  One source said that the decision is made in part based upon how many are going to be in the disaster housing relief unit.

There are conflicting claims that indicate that some HUD Code manufacturers, sellers and associations have been contacted, while others have not.  There are several possible explanations for that, ranging from favoritism being shown to certain producers and trade groups, to urgencies, distractions, and disruption of efforts to try to work with all possible resources on an even-handed basis.

That noted, FEMA and past disasters have raised serious concerns, see the related reports, further below.

MHProNews will continue to try to clear such points of concern with respect to Hurricane Florence, and update readers next week as the initial stresses created by the storm for those responding begins to clear.

 

Death, and “Fake News” About Sharks in the Water

There are several reported deaths, related to winds, water, and fallen trees. The winds were not as severe as initially expected, but flooding is likely to be as serious an initial as was feared by forecasters.

NPR says that fighting fake news in the form of rumors, often spread by social media, is being fought by FEMA through a new rumor debunking page.

Per NPR,Unfounded rumors — what might be called “fake news” — have been a problem in coping with recent disasters, according to Gary Webb, a professor and chair of emergency management and disaster science at the University of North Texas.

Disasters do create a great deal of uncertainty, confusion and anxiety,” Webb said, “and, as a result, there is the potential for rumors to propagate.”

Webb gave an example that during Hurricane Katrina, “Vicious rumors circulated about violent assaults happening at the Superdome and convention center.”

Among the items NPR says FEMA is discouraging are reports that there are sharks in the flood waters. NPR calls it a recurring hoax, complete with fake photos.  But what’s interesting about this claim is that the FEMA rumors page this morning has no such claim either way, it is mute on the topic.

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MHProNews isn’t speculating as to why there is a discrepancy between what NPR claims, and what the FEMA page shown above is reporting.  That said, NPR has previously been accused by manufactured housing (MH) industry professionals of biased or ‘fake’ news reporting about MH industry related issues.

 

 

 

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The following is an extended quote from FEMA on Hurricane Florence related information. It’s followed by a new storm related video, more FEMA, and related reports.

Release date: 

September 14, 2018

Release Number: 

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WASHINGTON – Hurricane Florence is impacting portions of the eastern United States, and will continue to batter the mid-Atlantic with high winds, storm surge, and heavy rains today. Dangerous flooding is already occurring across the North and South Carolina coasts; residents and visitors should remain indoors until told by local officials that it safe to go outside.

“This is going to be a long duration, frustrating event; we won’t be able to fix the broken infrastructure while the storm is under way. But we are going to be there to support all those who need us,” said FEMA Administrator Brock Long. “Our job is to pre-deploy our assets and teams to help the heroes at the state and local level do their jobs and backfill their capabilities. Search and rescue is our greatest focus right now as well as stabilizing critical lifelines.”

Residents in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia should:

  • Text, don’t call. During an emergency, phones lines may be overwhelmed. To let your loved ones know you are safe, send a text instead.
  • Save power. If the power goes out, turn off or disconnect appliances, equipment, or electronics. Power may return with momentary “surges” or “spikes” that can cause damage. Only use a generator or other gasoline-powered machinery outdoors and away from windows.
  • Let first responders do their job. Stay off the roads, beaches, and waterways. Use VHF Channel 16, or call 911 for emergency needs.

Federal Activities as of 5 a.m. Eastern

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • FEMA Incident Management Assistance Teams are at state emergency operations centers in the Carolinas, Virginia and Washington D.C. to support readiness and response activities and ensure there are no unmet needs.
  • FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams and U.S. Coast Guard resources are positioned in the Carolinas, Maryland, and Virginia to quickly mobilize to support search and rescue efforts as requested by potentially affected states.
  • FEMA has Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) units in North Carolina and South Carolina with secure and non-secure voice, video and information services to support states’ emergency response communications needs.
  • Additional mobile communications resources are pre-positioned in Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama and Tennessee to support potentially affected areas as needed and requested.
  • The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is working closely with Insurance Commissioners in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland to monitor the situation, and support any additional unmet needs.
  • The NFIP held preparation calls with all NFIP Write Your Own private-sector partners to ensure they help deliver customer-centric claims service on the NFIP’s behalf. Partners reported they have nearly 3,000 flood-certified adjusters ready to respond to Hurricane Florence.

FEMA Logistics and Commodities Movements

  • The private sector is the first source for goods in the potentially affected areas. When their supply chain is disrupted, or stores are unable to open, then state, local and voluntary agencies will provide needed supplies.  FEMA, working in coordination with the state, will augment state and local resources as needed and requested.
  • At all times, FEMA maintains commodities, including millions of liters of water, millions of meals and hundreds of thousands of blankets,
  • FEMA is forward staging meals, water, cots, blankets and other resources at Incident Support Bases, distribution centers, and pre-positioning sites in the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia and West Virginia, to support the needs of the state as they exhaust their supplies until stores can reopen.  The quantity of supplies on hand will fluctuate as supplies are continuously moving.

American Red Cross

  • The American Red Cross is responding across multiple states as Hurricane Florence begins to pound coastal and inland communities with catastrophic flooding and life-threatening tidal surges.
  • More than 14,000 people spent Wednesday night in over 200 Red Cross and community shelters across South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
  • More than 1,500 disaster workers are on the ground to help and additional volunteers are being mobilized now in case they are needed.
  • The Red Cross has mobilized about 80 emergency response vehicles and more than 120 trailers of equipment and relief supplies to support relief efforts.
  • Working with partners, the Red Cross has served 4,500 meals and snacks.
  • Since Tuesday, more than 1.8 million weather alerts have been sent through Red Cross apps to help people make lifesaving decisions.

Corporation for National and Community Service

  • The Corporation for National and Community Service has activated nearly 500 members of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team. This includes 12 FEMA Corps teams requested by FEMA to support distribution centers, incident staging bases, survivor assistance, personnel staging, and Incident Management Assistance Teams, as well as another nine AmeriCorps teams to support shelter operations in North and South Carolina.
  • 180 additional AmeriCorps members serving with FEMA Corps have been pre-staged at the AmeriCorps campus in Vicksburg, Miss. All remaining available AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams are on standby, with 140 AmeriCorps members activated for possible deployment.
  • These expertly trained crews provide support for shelter operations, call centers, volunteer and donation management, muck and gut operations, blue-roof tarping, debris cleanup, and other services. Working with local partners, CNCS is also surveying current on-the-ground AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programming for potential reassignment once the storm clears.

U.S. Department of Defense

  • U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) is leaning forward and actively posturing U.S. Department of Defense(DoD) forces in preparation for Hurricane Florence.
  • The DoD’s Defense Logistics Agency has mobile distribution centers established in the region and is prepared to provide and distribute more than 281,000 gallons of fuel for federal response. They have also pre-staged 60 generators and transformers to support critical infrastructure, and are prepared to provide shelf stable meals and bottled water in coordination with FEMA.
  • USNORTHCOM has available amphibious ships USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and USS Arlington (LPD 24), along with embarked elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Expeditionary Strike Group 2 command element.  The ships will be positioned to provide Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) from the sea as needed and requested.
  • In response to potential flooding, DoD is preparing ground transportation/high-water capable vehicles to move personnel and cargo in the affected areas, is preparing to provide rotary wing aircraft, swift water boats and rescue personnel in support of flooding in the affected areas.

National Guard Bureau

  • The National Guard has approximately 4,000 soldiers and airmen already on-duty, which is expected to significantly increase in the coming days.  Over 10 states are mobilizing critical support from their National Guard forces through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact to the anticipated impacted areas. Approximately 40 rotary wing aircrafts are available for search and rescue, and the National Guard will provide general support missions with the local first responders.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) teams are on the ground in the Carolinas and Virginia to assist states and tribes with temporary emergency power, debris removal, infrastructure assessments, water and wastewater assessment and temporary roofing.
  • USACE has deployed 85 personnel and seven Deployable Tactical Operations Center Vehicles to assist with communication capabilities.

U.S. Department of Energy

  • The Department of Energy (DOE) is continuing to work with its partners to respond to the impact of Hurricane Florence. DOE responders are working with their counterparts in the field, and more than 40,000 workers from at least 17 states have been mobilized to support restoration efforts.
  • Crews will begin working as soon as it is safe to do so, though power restoration may take several days or even more in some areas.
  • DOE has also begun to issue Event Summaries on the impacts of Florence to the energy infrastructure, which can be found here.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) oversees eight nuclear power plants, including 13 reactors, in or near the projected path of Hurricane Florence. (Three sites in North Carolina, three sites in South Carolina, and two in Virginia.)
  • U.S. nuclear power plants are designed to deal with severe natural phenomena including hurricanes. The NRC is confident the plants in the path of Hurricane Florence are prepared for the projected conditions of the storm and its aftermath.
  • Plant procedures require operators to shut down the reactor before hurricane-force winds arrive on site. The Brunswick, N.C. completed emergency shut down operations.
  • The NRC’s resident inspectors at each plant have completed reviews of storm preparations by the licensees. Additional inspectors and staff are at potentially affected plants and state emergency operations centers.
  • The NRC activated its Region II Incident Response Center in Atlanta on Thursday evening to provide oversight of the agency’s response to the storm.

Environmental Protection Agency

  • On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted Georgia’s request from to revise its emergency fuel waiver to allow the sale and distribution of gasoline with a Reid vapor pressure of up to 11.5 pounds per square inch before the addition of any ethanol. EPA has granted this revised temporary waiver to help ensure that an adequate supply of gasoline is available until normal supply to the region can be restored.
  • The EPA Oil Program contacted 25 coastal North Carolina and South Carolina Facility Response Plan facilities to assess readiness and verify contacts for post-storm assessments.
  • EPA staff are compiling a list of Superfund sites in Georgia, as well as a total number of Risk Management Plan facilities, Federal Response Plan facilities, drinking water systems, and wastewater treatment systems to help them as they prepare their response plans.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) medical personnel began providing care for residents who evacuated to general population shelters in southern Virginia.
  • HHS now has more than 500 medical personnel pre-positioned from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, National Disaster Medical SystemCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, and other HHS divisions, along with caches of medical equipment and two 50-bed Federal Medical Stations so these assets are available quickly anywhere they are needed to help state and local authorities respond to communities’ medical needs. Approximately 300 ambulances and their emergency medical crews are on standby to assist.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate

  • DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) has stood up its Crisis Action Team (CAT) in support of Hurricane Florence. The CAT provides NPPD with the flexibility to rapidly expand operational focus and support affected cyber and critical infrastructure partners at the state, local, tribal and territorial government levels.

Customs and Border Protection

  • U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Mobile Response Team are deployed to North Carolina to assist in law enforcement support, urban search and rescue efforts as Hurricane Florence approaches the Atlantic Coast.  The deployment of Border Patrol assets is a coordinated effort between numerous federal, state and local agencies.
  • An initial cadre from the Special Operations Detachment Unit, which includes EMT-certified Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents, specializes in urban search and rescue as well as swift water rescue and marine operations, is also in North Carolina. The deployment includes riverine assets and swift water rescue equipment.  Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector have integrated efforts with Border Patrol assets across the country in anticipation of search and rescue operations in the mid-Atlantic associated with Hurricane Florence.
  • CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Black Hawk crews are on the ground in Virginia, and additional crews are traveling from locations throughout the United States, to include Jacksonville, Florida, Tucson, Arizona, San Diego and Miami, and stage in Manassas, Virginia until able to fly into affected areas.  AMO crews are preparing for rescue efforts following the hurricane.

U.S. Coast Guard

  • The U.S. Coast Guard has personnel and assets permanently assigned throughout the region, and the service has pre-staged Shallow Water Response Boats and teams in Georgia and North Carolina for rapid deployment after impact.
  • USCG deployed 13 Incident Management Assistance Team members to Charleston, S.C., and Goldsboro, N.C..
  • USCG search and rescue surge aircraft are at the air station in Savannah, Ga. to prepare for an immediate response.
  • USCG Deployable Specialized Forces are setting up across the Atlantic coast ahead of the storm to provide additional response capacity.
  • Elements of the USCG Maritime Safety and Security Teams, Tactical Law Enforcement Teams, Incident Management Assist Team, and National Strike Force are deploying to pre-stage in areas from Augusta, Ga., up to Raleigh, N.C.
  • 58 Maritime Security and Safety Team personnel, including four response boats and crews are pre-staged in Augusta, Ga.
  • USCG deployed 17 National Strike Force members deployed to Raleigh, N.C., and Greensboro, N.C. to assist with hazmat assessment.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of the Interior

  • The entire Department of the Interior is actively monitoring Hurricane Florence and its expected impact on the Eastern shore of the United States. We are working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to ensure the proper response to the storm. The National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are implementing preventative measures in preparation for the Hurricane.

U.S. Geological Survey

  • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) crews installed storm-tide sensors at key locations along the North and South Carolina coasts in advance of Hurricane Florence.
  • In addition to storm-tide sensors, 25 rapid deployment gauges were installed at critical locations that may be impacted by storm surge or floodwaters, but where the USGS does not have permanent stream gages.
  • The USGS is coordinating with the National Weather Service, FEMA, and state and local agencies to put the rapid deployment gauges in places with the greatest need.  They will augment a network of 231 stream gages in North Carolina and 112 stream gages in South Carolina that provide critical information to the National Weather Service, FEMA and other USGS partners involved in issuing flood and evacuation warnings and in coordinating emergency responses to communities.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is mobilizing heavy equipment task forces and law enforcement teams to get into the impact zones as quickly as possible. They will start assisting wildlife refuges and communities hit by the hurricane as soon as it is safe.
  • Staffers from the Service and other agencies will make rescue operations for communities their first priority, and will be securing and repairing the infrastructure of the national wildlife refuge system.

U.S. Department of Justice

  • The U.S. Department of Justice is monitoring the situation closely, and is in touch with its components and facilities in the impacted region.  Law enforcement components stand ready to answer calls for assistance from state and local entities.

U.S. Department of Labor

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

  • Seven underwater “Hurricane Gliders” were deployed by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Integrated Ocean Observing System partners in advance of Hurricane Florence. Data from the gliders is available for assimilation into hurricane forecast models.
  • Teams from NOAA are ready if needed to capture high-definition aerial photos from locations affected by the storm. These images help emergency managers assess the extent of damage and determine the appropriate response following landfall.
  • NOAA is monitoring near real-time water levels and meteorological data for Hurricane Florence, and is ready to provide scientific support to assess damage from environmental pollution and marine debris.
  • NOAA’s Navigation Response Teams are ready to deploy hydrographic survey assets, to help re-open our nation’s ports following the storm.

Salvation Army

  • The Salvation Army has staged incident command teams and more than 60 mobile feeding units throughout Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia to provide relief to survivors and first responders as soon as storm conditions allow. Their main staging area is at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, where more than 20 canteens and one field kitchen (en route) are staged to deploy to impacted areas when weather permits.
  • The Salvation Army is coordinating with, and supporting Carolina, state emergency operations centers and various shelters.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Social Security Administration

  • The Social Security Administration (SSA) closed several offices across North Carolina and South Carolina. The offices will remain closed at least through the end of this week.  Where possible, SSA is making arrangements for field offices not impacted by the hurricane to provide assistance to the offices that are closed.

U.S. Department of State

  • The U.S. Department of State Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) continues to distribute preparation messaging to foreign consular missions in affected zones.

U.S. Department of Transportation

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation established a Routing Assistance Hotline to support the movement of federal, state, and local response personnel, equipment, and goods during Hurricane Florence response efforts.

Federal Aviation Administration

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South Carolina’s State Association Was Pro-Active Ahead of Hurricane Florence

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The manufactured home industry’s new home shipments have been well under its last peak for over two decades. Some associations and businesses have realized that failure to step up to that challenge will only produce more of the same.

 

Hurricane season happens every year in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Thankfully, there aren’t major storms that make landfall every year, but it makes sense to prepare.

MarkDillardPhotoMHISCManufacturedHousingInstituteMHISouthCarolinaLogoDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsManufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina’s Mark Dillard is a communications award winner.

Dillard’s communications coordinator, Janae Frazier, explained to the Daily Business News on MHProNews their strategy ahead of Hurricane Florence.

First, Frazier told MHProNews today that, “The Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina and all of our members are sending our thoughts and prayers to all impacted by Hurricane Florence.”

For weeks, we’ve been sending safety tips to our members and the public through emails and social media,” Frazier stated. “We have also sent a Guide to Manufactured Housing to news media outlets throughout the state and have even participated in a LIVE television interview about hurricane safety.”

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We have a team of social media ambassadors who are spreading safety tips and positive manufactured housing information all over the internet. We have also been monitoring the social media accounts of news organizations to answer questions viewers may be leaving about manufactured homes,” she said.

We are urging residents to check their data plate to see the age of their home and what wind level the home is designed for. We are also urging residents to verify that their home was properly installed by a licensed contractor. If they do not know, they can check with the SC Manufactured Housing Board,” she stated.

We need homeowners to inspect their anchor straps beneath the home. They need to ensure that they replace rusted straps and tighten loose straps. We suggest getting a professional to help out. Lastly, homeowners should evacuate their homes when local authorities tell them to do so.” Frazier shared a new video with the Daily Business News on MHProNews they produced to aid manufactured home owners in that educational and inspection process. It’s posted above.

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“They’re Criminals When It Comes to Trade,” China-U.S. Battle, Plus MH Market Updates

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CNNmoney9.14.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsMarkets dropped when $200 billion in new tariffs by the U.S. aimed at China were floated this morning, but recovered by the closing bell.  While there are a variety of issues that moved investors, the one we’ll single out this evening is trade, because it likely will be the most important issue, yes, even for manufactured housing focused investors.  You’ll see why, further below.\

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Select bullets from CNN Money…

  • Amazon HQ2 search ignites public hunt for signs
  • Nike’s Colin Kaepernick gamble is already paying off
  • Here is the dummy text for CNN Business relaunch
  • Disney and Comcast could be forced into a quick-fire auction for Sky
  • Henri Bendel is closing after 123 years in business
  • What’s killing Sears? Its own retirees, the CEO says
  • High-profile VC Mary Meeker departs firm to start her own
  • GE is unloading yet another business
  • Goldman Sachs is in a record losing streak
  • Sears built the suspense, then reported another bad quarter
  • How Apple got us to pay so much for the iPhone
  • Jemele Hill confirms that she’s leaving ESPN
  • Apple’s new iPhones are boring. Investors should rejoice
  • Next week, SpaceX will tell us which lucky person gets to fly to the moon
  • Uber’s eighth engineering hub will be in Canada
  • Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos commit $2 billion to fight homelessness
  • Jeff Bezos defends the press against Trump attacks
  • Cable newsers stay live overnight for Florence coverage
  • Apple disagrees with Trump administration on benefit of environmentalism
  • Leaked Google video fuels conservative claims of political bias from tech giants
  • JPMorgan offers 60,000 points to sign up for its new Sapphire bank account
  • Build-A-Bear CEO apologizes for botched Pay Your Age event
  • The reason Walmart’s giving Jet.com a fancy makeover
  • Young people support Nike’s bet on Kaepernick, poll shows
  • America is now the world’s largest oil producer
  • How to invest in real estate without buying a home
  • One interest rate hike won’t stop emerging market pain
  • Investors pour $4 billion into China’s latest internet IPO
  • Why the global slump won’t hurt the United States this time
  • Apple announces 3 new iPhones, a new watch, and not much else
  • How Apple is like the Christian Dior of tech
  • Apple is still struggling to sell iPhones in the world’s hottest markets
  • More turmoil at Tesla: Its VP of finance is leaving
  • Donald Trump thinks Jamie Dimon isn’t smart enough to be president

Select Bullets from Fox Business

  • Nike hits all-time high after Kaepernick ad backlash
  • US stock market mixed as trade worries return
  • Here’s ‘the most important near-term threat’ that could cause the next financial crisis
  • Republicans bank on tax cuts to keep the House in midterms
  • Tax cuts 2.0: What you need to know
  • Hurricane Florence has forced these businesses to halt operations
  • Lehman Brothers collapse: Key lessons on 10-year anniversary
  • Hurricane Florence: Gas stations running out of fuel
  • Henri Bendel is going out of business after 123 years
  • Hurricane Florence: Many homes in storm’s path don’t have flood insurance
  • GM recalls one million pickup trucks, SUVs
  • Here’s what a robotic workforce could mean for you — and your job
  • SpaceX is sending a private passenger to the moon
  • WD-40 enrolls armed security to move its ‘secret formula’ after 65 years
  • Apple launches preorders for new iPhones and watches, some quickly sell out
  • Bethenny Frankel uses business wits for disaster relief initiative
  • Jeff Bezos’ 5 tips for running a successful business
  • Marc Siegel: The pros and cons of Apple Watch’s health apps
  • Volkswagen is squashing the Beetle
  • Everything you need to know about the iPhone XS, XS Max
  • 5 Apple Watch apps for every business executive
  • Could Apple’s new FDA-approved watch spark litigation?
  • Find out if you are truly in the middle class using this calculator
  • Rochester’s downtown sports arena to get $18M upgrade
  • Lawsuit renews focus on privacy policies for mobile apps
  • Most Americans support NFL players’ right to kneel: Poll
  • Hurricane Florence targets South Carolina golf industry
  • Workers, execs and politicians bid farewell to late Fiat CEO
  • Luxury SUV sales are hotter than ever
  • Sales at jewelry store up, despite backlash from ‘take a knee’ ad
  • Small business optimism at record high
  • Regulatory and tax changes have boosted small businesses.
  • Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early
  • Trump calls North Carolina redistricting ruling ‘unfair’
  • Impact of Trump’s executive order on retirement savings

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

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Today’s Big Movers

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Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –

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President Donald J. Trump has been making the case for years that the U.S.’ leadership has engaged in terrible trade deals going back several decades.  For example, he blasted the Clinton era for NAFTA.  He’s said that the WTO structure and China’s place within it is flawed. He dumped President Obama’s deal on Pacific-Asian trade.

 Why?

 The short answer is that it cost the U.S. good manufacturing jobs.  Former President Barack Obama said on the campaign trail in support of Secretary Hillary Clinton that 2 percent GDP was the new normal.  Mr. Obama said that Donald Trump didn’t have “a magic wand” that he could wave to “get better trade deals.”

Both GOP and Democratic presidents going back to the Clinton era have said that China has cheated on trade, but no one has seriously taken China on, until now.

The panel discussion below was prior to the closing bell, so it didn’t reflect the fact that most markets had actually gained slightly by the end of the day, following an initial drop when the next round of tariffs were announced.

It is obvious that even these Fox Business talking heads are not all on board with President Trump’s trade strategies.  In fact, some question that there is a strategy. 

That said, the video is keen on several levels. One is the headline quote from Charlie Gasparino. But more important are some of the nuanced comments floated during the discussion.

Among them is that the U.S. can benefit from these tactics in more than one way. 

·        Better trade deals can emerge, and the EU, Mexico and other nations have signaled that they are ready to make more favorable deals with the U.S.

·        If the tariffs fail to create a new deal, some producers will shift manufacturing to the U.S.

In short, either way, the Trump Administration can win mid-to-long term for American businesses, investors and workers.  The alternative is more of the same experienced for the last 2 plus decades.  For national security reasons alone, it was inconceivable not to defend American industrial capacity, especially in areas like steel, aluminum and energy production.

It’s one of several tough, gutsy, but debatably correct strategies that the 45th president has undertaken.

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President Jimmy Carter Blasts Trump Administration on Affordable Housing, Carter’s Manufactured Home Ties

September 14th, 2018 Comments off

 

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CNBC reported last week that former President Jimmy Carter took aim at the Trump Administration on the important issue of affordable housing.

 

Low-income housing needs to be raised much higher as a priority for our country,” former President Carter said in a phone interview with Emma Newburger. “That’s the first step toward making people who are now dependent on government assistance, on welfare rolls, to get a good job and have a chance to raise their families and put their kids through school.”

Mr. Carter told CNBC that the Trump Administration is ‘ignoring a national housing crisis,’ and he urged voters to support candidates who promote affordable housing.

 

The Carters, HUD’s Carson, and Manufactured Housing

CNBC’s Newburger told MHProNews that the “topic [of manufactured housing] didn’t come up in the interview” with former President Carter.

By contrast, when the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was asked to respond to former President Carter’s broadside, a HUD spokesperson offered to MHProNews the very specific answer of Secretary Carson’s strong statement of support for manufactured housing.

The HUD spokesperson who replied to the Daily Business News on MHProNews was one that has not previously spoken or messaged with MHProNews. Her reply for HUD is all-the-more interesting to investors and businesses in manufactured housing (MH) who read the tea leaves that may signal what direction the agency will take when their regulatory comments review are completed, later this year.

Those comments the spokesperson sent from Secretary Carson were previously published by the Daily Business News, and are found on HUD’s website here, or at the article with some commentary linked below.

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Mr. Carter is a prominent supporter of Habitat for Humanity. An informed source in Carter’s home state of Georgia told MHProNews that Habitat rarely uses manufactured homes, preferring to get “free labor” from those who are putting their “sweat equity” into the house that they help build. That keeps Habitat’s construction costs low.

In Habitat’s view, per our source, this combination of factors creates a greater tie of the Habitat dwelling buyer to their home and mortgage payments.

However admirable Habitat is, it obviously only scratches the surface of our nation’s affordable housing needs.  Their own data shows that the majority of their work is done in other countries, instead of here in the U.S.

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It’s noteworthy that a Google search of former President Carter reveals no obvious criticism by him of the Obama Administration over their handling of affordable housing efforts.  By comparison, even some progressives criticized former President Obama for his perceived missteps at HUD regarding affordable housing. One such critique was about Shaun Donovan’s selection by former President Obama, and that source viewed Donavan as a Clinton Administration ally throwback.

So why did Mr. Carter give former President Obama a pass for 8 years, when the rate of home ownership dropped?

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Where was Mr. Carter on the issue of rising rents during the Obama Administration?

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Or why didn’t the former president from Plains, GA not critique Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy, debts, and deficits? During the Obama era, rental rates continued to rise. Regulatory policies during the 44th president’s term in office constrained or even crushed small businesses by the thousands, while large companies recovered and grew.  Manufactured housing has slowly recovered during the Obama years, due in part to regulatory overreaches.

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Details further below will outline factors that began during the Carter Administration years, which culminated in some of the housing and mortgage issues of our era. See further below.

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Yet, in an apparently partisan Democratic Party fashion, Mr. Carter’s recent blast wasn’t aimed at former President Obama for the erosion in home ownership rates.  The peanut farmer turned president from Plains didn’t take at rising rents under former President Obama. Instead, Mr. Carter attacks President Donald J. Trump?

The Trump Administration has only been in office for about 20 months.  Dozens of the 45th president’s nominees have been slow-walked by Democrats in the Senate.

Ironically, the rate of home ownership and the economy are both improving at a significant clip since Mr. Trump won the election.  So where’s the logic of Mr. Carter’s claims? CNBC apparently failed to ask – or did not report it if they did – insights into any of these salient questions.

Perhaps equally interesting is the following issue and related question.

The federal manufactured housing construction and safety standards administered by HUD had their first full year in effect during President Carter’s Administration.

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There were certainly many factors that contributed to the steep drop in sales of mobile homes from their peaks in 1973 and 1974. When the HUD Code kicked in and manufactured housing was ‘born’, sales levels stayed fairly low during the Carter years. They went up modestly during the Reagan Administration era.

Mr. Carter’s colorful younger brother Billy served two different independent HUD Code manufactured home builders in high visibility roles for several years in the 1980s.

So why didn’t actively-retired President Carter do more to promote manufactured homes as an affordable housing solution? Or why hasn’t Mr. Carter done more to elevate manufactured homes as an obvious and proven free market solution to affordable housing since he left office?

After all, Mr. Carter can’t claim ignorance of the topic. The former president’s home state was at one time a top-tier manufactured home producer.

So, why did HUD Code manufactured home shipments nose-dive relative to the end of the mobile home era timeframe compared to the Carter years?  By contrast, as Daily Business News on MHProNews has reported, both prior Presidents Nixon and Ford each promoted “mobile homes” as an important part of the U.S. affordable housing mix.

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The photo below was provided to MHProNews by ScotBilt Homes, which has produced manufactured homes in GA for many years. Left-to-right in the photo are Sam Scott, Judy Cazel, President Jimmy Carter, his brother Billy Carter, and Jim Cazel, the pilot of the aircraft they are standing by.

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The Reaction to former President Carter’s Comments From Washington, D.C.

There is no widely published comments to be found from a Google search (see downloadable screen capture) from the Arlington, VA based Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) regarding the recent comments by former President Carter.

But the Washington, D.C. based Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) weighed in on the conventional comments by Mr. Carter in a nuanced comment as follows.

While Secretary Carson as we noted in a recent article has said the right things about the need to eliminate exclusionary zoning, there is much more that HUD could do to support consumer financing for affordable housing, most particularly chattel financing for manufactured homes,” said Mark Weiss, JD, President and CEO of MHARR to MHProNews.

Weiss and MHARR members are on record encouraging more lending from the FHA, while acknowledging the progress made to date during the Trump Administration.

It should be noted that MHARR has no PAC, by design, but MHI does. MHARR has praised the Trump Administration, as has MHI.

 

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But a key distinction between the two trade groups on this issue is that MHI put two paid pro-Clinton speakers on stage in their pre-election Chicago event, a claim MHI has never opted to deny or try to explain.  The mainstream headline below is one of several that document that Berkshire’s chairman backed the party that favored heavy regulations. Why?

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MHI’s primary “big boy” member is Berkshire Hathaway owned Clayton Homes and their affiliated lenders, 21st Mortgage Corp and Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance. Kevin Clayton is seen with former President Bill Clinton in the disastrous post-Haitian earthquake “recovery” effort photo and linked report below, that dives into those alleged scandals.

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Warren Buffett campaigned for Secretary Hillary Clinton against Mr. Trump in 2016, saying on several occasions, that Buffett believed in her policies.  As MHI award-winner – and periodic MHI critic – Marty Lavin has said, “Pay more attention to what people do than what they say,” and “Follow the money.”

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Forbes’ John Moratta Weighed In on Carter to Obama Era

But there’s other issues that need to be raised, one of which a Forbes Contributor David John Marotta examined. In 2012, Marotta argued that the entire contest between Democratic candidate and incumbent, President Barack Obama vs. GOP nominee, former Governor Mitt Romney should come down to a single subject.

It’s one that directly relates to affordable housing, manufactured homes, the U.S. economy, and the future direction of America.

The Forbes headline was, “The Election Should Be Settled by a Single Question: Who Caused the Financial Crisis?”

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Two key paragraphs by Marotta on the subject framed by the headline above read as follows.

“…It all began with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977 under President Jimmy Carter. Its goal was to reduce discrimination against people in low-income neighborhoods by FDIC banks. The law did not provide any criteria for equal process. Thus any bank whose lending results were called into question could be challenged. And banks needed regulators to approve their actions.

DavidJohnMarottaForbesContributorDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews300The CRA increased the oversight of financial institutions and empowered organizations such as the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN). Obama’s work as a community organizer included working as ACORN’s attorney suing banks in Illinois.”

Skipping further into his column, the following extended quotes from Marotta said, “In the last election campaign, it was vehemently denied that Obama had been an ACORN trainer until the New York Times uncovered records demonstrating he was.”

Now Democratic New York Governor “Andrew Cuomo was the assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and then secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1993 through 2001. Cuomo created 800 new HUD employees who were paid as much as $100,000 to fight against abolition of the agency. These community builders, as they were called, worked with local groups to lobby against tax cuts and to aid Democratic candidates.

Under Cuomo’s leadership in 1998, HUD forced banks in Texas to lend $2.1 billion in affirmative action loans with a higher risk and higher default rate.”

President Clinton touted these supposed achievements. “In 1998 he boasted,In the 20-year history of the Community Investment Act, 85 percent-plus the money loaned out under it to poor inner-city neighborhoods has been loaned in the five years since I’ve been president.”

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were on the path to disaster. Now Obama blames deregulation under the Bush administration for the financial meltdown, but there was none.

After Clinton, George W. Bush and Republicans tried to tighten up lending standards for which they were demonized by the Democrats. These efforts were pushed unsuccessfully throughout the Bush administration starting in April 2001. 

Ranking Democrats Barney Frank and Charles Schumer led their party to block these efforts in the fall of 2003. Frank made light of Republican concerns. He said, “I think we see entities that are fundamentally sound financially and withstand some of the disaster scenarios. And even if there were a problem, the federal government doesn’t bail them out. But the more pressure there is there, then the less we see in terms of affordable housing.”

Those points in Forbes are ones MHProNews has raised several times over the years –  including, but not limited to – by previously sharing the video posted below.

 

It should also be noted that former President Bill Clinton himself acknowledged that, “The responsibility the Democrats do have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was president to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”

Let’s let all of the above sink in for a few moments.

That should not imply that several Republicans weren’t also complicit in the housing/lending issues in the run-up to 2008, because Fannie and Freddie were donating to candidates on both sides of the aisle.

But more influence buying cash went to Democrats. Politico reported that the GSEs spent a stunning $200 million dollars in campaign contributions, see the screen capture below.

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So it seems more than ironic that former Democratic Presidents Carter, Obama, and the Clintons now gleefully point a public finger at President Donald J. Trump. But the evidence and factual reality is that those Democratic leaders are guilty of blatant hypocrisy. They and their party bear a significant degree of responsibility for the economic turmoil, starting in the Carter years, during the Clinton Administration, as well as the run up and through the Obama Administration eras.

Big government solutions, the ones more commonly proposed by Democrats, have proven for 50 plus year not to work.

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It’s federal government policy that turned toward more subsidized conventional housing, which has never kept up with the needs in over 50 years.  Manufactured homes, or the mobile home era before the HUD Code existed, were the free enterprise solution that have proven to be as “amazing” as HUD Secretary Carson said in Senate testimony earlier this year.

 

 

Summing Up the View from MHVille

There is little doubt that members of both major parties have over the years made their respective errors, along with efforts to spin or cover up those mistakes.

But there’s plenty of evidence that former Presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama – along with Democratic allies in Congress – fostered the conditions that have undermined manufactured housing, and hurt the economy at several times, and in often severe ways.

As industry investors, professionals, and all others ponder their support and votes in the upcoming midterms, it’s vital to consider the issues noted above.

Democrats and disaster-capitalists have long ties. Mr. Buffett and Kevin Clayton’s connections to top Democrats ought to be weighed by all those who care about the issue of affordable housing and manufactured homes role in that effort.

As a disclaimer, while the publishers of MHProNews are political independents, this writer published an article that supported then candidate Trump during the Republican primaries in 2016. That article was republished by the Trump campaign on their website, as the screen captured image below reflects.

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While the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) paid for two pro-Clinton speakers in the closing days before the 2016 election, 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.

Resistance Democrats, and some Republicans too, have caught to slow or stop the reforms that former Democrat turned Republican Donald J. Trump has sought to bring to the U.S. in economic and foreign policies. Those who claimed that Mr. Trump could never win were proved wrong.

Some of those same voices are shouting daily now that Democrats will carry the House, and maybe even the Senate in a supposed “blue wave.” It is a “knife fight,” as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently said.

But the races are close. And the polling touted in 2018 has some of the same problems that 2016 polling had.  It is every bit as likely, perhaps more likely given consumer and business confidence levels, that a “red wave” is coming.

President Trump is taking over the GOP, and is transforming it into a pro-worker and pro-business, pro-growth party.  1/3 of the counties that went for Mr. Obama flipped in 2016 and supported Mr. Trump.

The midterms will be all about turnout. Turnout will be determined by energy and enthusiasm. The economic recovery this time isn’t driven by Federal Reserve monetary easing, or doubling the national debt in just eight years, as occurred during the disastrous Obama Administration years.

We are only now beginning to see details and documents about the level of corruption that occurred at the FBI, DOJ, and perhaps the CIA during the Obama era in the 2016 campaign.

The future of our industry’s growth potential may hang in the balance of a builder-businessman turned politician. President Trump has systematically been keeping his campaign promises.

HUD Secretary Carson’s pressroom spokesperson pointed to his manufactured housing comments as their reply to former President Carter’s controversial, and demonstrably misleading claim made to CNBC.

Yes, MHARR’s president is correct in saying that positive words and the regulatory freeze must be followed by more concreate and positive action.

But the Trump Administration, for all the drama that surrounds it, is keeping their promises to put American jobs, businesses, and our national interests first.  It’s a vast improvement over the presidents of both parties since the days of Democrat turned Republican, President Ronald Reagan.

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72% Blue Collar Workers “Optimistic,” White Collar and More Insights from Porch/Examiner Poll Report

September 14th, 2018 Comments off


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The Washington Examiner recently reported on a survey commissioned by Porch on worker sentiments.

 

Porch is a free online network that links homeowners and repair, renovation. and cleaning professionals.  Their research found concerns about robotics and automation.  That’s a topic that the Daily Business News on MHProNews has reported on several times in recent years, see related reports, further below.

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But the new survey found “That recession driven grimness hanging over the workplace has lifted and now workers of all shades are feeling good about their future,” said the Washington Examiner.

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The polling said that 72 percent of blue collar workers and 76 percent of white collar workers are optimistic about their future.

Many workers feel they can find another job easily.  That was confirmed by the latest JOLTs report, see that further below.

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The survey found that most blue-collar and white-collar workers are happy, feel respected, and like each other.

Consumer confidence, manufacturers, and business confidence have also been on the rise, as MHProNews has been tracking those trends since the election of President Donald J. Trump.

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House Panel Passes Tax Cuts 2.0, Stocks Rise, Plus MH Market Updates

September 13th, 2018 Comments off

CNNmoney9.13.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsThe Dow pushed over 26,000 today, with several contributing factors.  No doubt, one of them was the news that the House passed out of committee a bill that Speaker Paul Ryan says they plan to vote on before the end of this month. Tax Cut 2.0 will be our focus for this evening.

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

 

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

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

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

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Select bullets from CNN Money…

  • Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos commit $2 billion to fight homelessness
  • Read Jeff Bezos’ full statement about his Day One fund
  • GE is unloading yet another business
  • Uber to open engineering hub in Toronto
  • Leaked Google video fuels conservative claims of political bias from tech giants
  • One interest rate hike won’t stop emerging market pain
  • The US economy cratered in 2008. Here’s how far it’s come
  • Hershey’s buys Pirate’s Booty to double down on healthy snacks
  • 10 years after the financial crisis, have we learned anything?
  • Build-A-Bear CEO sorry for botched Pay Your Age event
  • Young people support Nike’s bet on Kaepernick, poll shows
  • Former 2008 financial crisis chiefs warn there’s no way to prevent the next panic
  • JPMorgan offers 60,000 points to sign up for its new Sapphire bank account
  • America is now the world’s largest oil producer
  • Grocery stores aren’t dead, but they need help with real-time data
  • Investors pour $4 billion into China’s latest internet IPO
  • More turmoil at Tesla: Its VP of finance is leaving
  • The reason Walmart’s giving Jet.com a fancy makeover
  • Apple announces 3 new iPhones, a new watch, and not much else
  • How Apple is like the Christian Dior of tech
  • Donald Trump thinks Jamie Dimon isn’t smart enough to be president
  • How The Skimm founders are inspiring Millennials to get out and vote
  • ’60 Minutes’ producer Jeff Fager is leaving CBS amid allegations of misconduct
  • Tim Armstrong is out as CEO of Verizon’s Oath
  • A day of changes at Oath, Meredith, Medium and Slate
  • Jamie Dimon says he could beat Trump in an election, then retreats
  • ‘Tired of excuses’: Snap tumbles on scathing report
  • These apps could save your life in a natural disaster
  • This metal straw raised nearly $2 million on Kickstarter

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  • Hurricane Florence targets South Carolina golf industry
  • How Lowe’s prepared for Hurricane Florence
  • NCAA football games face cancellation, refunds due to storm
  • These goods could become more expensive due to Florence
  • Ross: Hurricane won’t ‘move the needle’ US economy
  • IRS: Retirees are at risk of tax penalty
  • GM recalls one million Chevy, GMC, Cadillac vehicles
  • Where are Lehman Brothers executives 10 years after the bank’s collapse?
  • Here’s what could cause the next financial crisis
  • Most Americans support NFL players’ right to kneel: Poll
  • WD-40 enrolls armed security to move its ‘secret formula’ after 65 years
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos launches $2B fund for homeless, low-income families
  • Is middle-class income really at an all-time high?
  • Canada’s Freeland won’t hold NAFTA talks, says more work needed
  • Everything you need to know about the iPhone XS, XS Max
  • The tech giant is doubling down on large screens with the new Xs Max.
  • 5 Apple Watch apps for every business executive
  • Could Apple’s new FDA-approved watch spark litigation?
  • Americans are making this big financial mistake
  • Trump slams Jamie Dimon over election claim
  • Google executives lamenting Trump election revealed in leaked video
  • Revolutionary health apps and the new Apple Watch
  • Find out if you are truly in the middle class using this calculator
  • Ad firm worked for Cordray’s agency, then governor campaign
  • New Mexico sues mobile app makers over kid privacy concerns
  • Naomi Osaka set to sign a megadeal with Adidas: Report
  • Rising football star quits after suffering multiple concussions
  • GM recalls newer models for brake issue
  • Tesla to start truck production by 2020: Report
  • Sales at jewelry store up, despite backlash from ‘take a knee’ ad
  • Small business optimism at record high
  • Trump calls North Carolina redistricting ruling ‘unfair’
  • Impact of Trump’s executive order on retirement savings
  • What Trump’s executive order on retirement security means for you

 

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

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Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)

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Today’s Big Movers

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

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –

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Portions of this evenings report are from CNBC, which also provided a reasonably balanced look at what Democrats and Republicans are saying about the second round of tax cuts and reform bill, which was passed out of committee today.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) – which is 325,000 members strong, and which reports including hundreds of manufactured housing member-companies – supports the measure.

Among the highlights:

  • The bill was passed by the House Ways and Means Committee, and now cleared for a floor vote in the House would lock in already-passed tax changes affecting individuals, including lower rates and a variety of rules affecting what taxpayers can deduct.
  • A separate measure focuses on expanding the use of retirement and 529 education savings accounts, including the elimination of the 70½ age limit for contributions to individual retirement accounts.
  • The legislation also creates Universal Savings Accounts, which would be similar to Roth IRAs but without restrictions on how the withdrawals could be used.

The report that follows fails to mention that under Democratic President John F. Kennedy, and GOP President Ronald Reagan, tax cuts resulted in a short term revenue dip, followed by a surge in federal tax revenues. The reason, per economic experts, is because lower taxes spur investment, which spurs growth and eventually results in more taxes.

 

 

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).

9.13.2018DailyBusinessNewsManufacturedHousingConnectedMarketReportsBloombergMHProNewsBerkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

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

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

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