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Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 5.27.2018 to 6.3.2018

June 3rd, 2018 Comments off
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Factoid. If you look at the home page of MHProNews on Sunday Morning, it will look like what you see on this tablet screen shot, above.

Meshuggeneh

 

We were checking out at Walmart last night after dinner.  The woman who was ringing up our order was lightly conversing with my husband and family.  She was commenting on something the previous lady in line had said before leaving with her new goodies.  The lady at the register said to us, “What would my rabbi think about that?”  Without missing a beat, Tony said, “He’d likely think it would be Meshuggeneh.”

The woman looked with surprised delight, but apparently made the quick judgement that we were not Jewish.  “Yes, you’re right.  But how do you know what that means?”  “Because we have a number of Jewish friends and colleagues,” Tony replied, and in moments he and our son Tamas were both singing a few lines from Fiddler on the Roof to that woman’s amazement and joy.

The word “Meshuggah” is defined by the Free Dictionary like this: “Adj. 1. meshugga – senseless; crazy. meshuga, meshugge, meshuggeneh, meshuggener. Yiddish – a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script.”  It’s use was perfectly suited for the occasion, and the exchanged clearly lifted the spirits of that woman — who doesn’t know us, and we did not know her save for those few minutes at a register.

There are times when the right words – including lyrical words – can bring joy, inspiration, comfort, or insight to others. Words can harm, and words can heal.

As trade publishers, it is never our intent to harm another, quite the opposite is true.

Journalism and trade journalism are relatives, but they are not precisely the same thing.

There is journalism for a cause, so-called agenda journalism.  Many in media try their hands at that, and to a degree, in as much as we advocate for this or that as a means of advancing manufactured housing in an editorial way, it would be fair to say that MHProNews and MHLivingNews have an agenda too. Every genuine trade media is a kind of de facto advocate for their respective cause or industry.

Ours agenda is out in the open. We want to see manufactured housing advance. Everything else, as my spouse might say, are details and commentary. During an affordable housing crisis, when the industry has done as much as 5 to 6 times higher levels of new manufactured home sales in the past, why isn’t the industry doing much better today?

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Day by day, article by article, we strive to provide insights that address those kinds of opportunities and concerns.

Life can take surprising turns.

Neither Tony nor I imagined at the start of our studies and early careers that the course on our lives would bring us into manufactured housing.

My training was in medicine, and I’d been certified here in the U.S., and in a European nation, and my motherland too. Tony began his years of college studies in history, with a journalism scholarship, and a minor in business. As a medical scientist, I strive to look at things clinically. Tony uses decades of hands-on industry involvement in retail, communities, with lenders and producers, all aided by the lens of his education and other life experiences.

We naturally influence each other, as we aim to inform (and be informed by) you and the thousands of industry professionals, investors, and researchers who will check in today to read this among the total of 6.7 pages they will read on average before they go.

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A child with serious medical conditions will altar your life’s paths. But what a joy it is to embrace life, including the challenges that life will always bring.  As thousands in MHVille know, Tamas travels with us to trade shows and other industry events.

Depending on the time of year, and what’s going on in the industry, page views per reader can go as high as 9 per visit.

But even our most recent third-party data demonstrates that our readers are twice as engaged as the average mainstream media news site (by comparison, mainstream news gets about 3.3 page views per reader). Wow, we have double the engagement – or more – than mainstream news readers get. Our sincere thank you to all who make that possible.

Webalizer and Alexa are among the sources of our traffic insights, and third-party data tells us that no other trade publication even comes close to us in the manufactured housing trade media field. Again, thank you. By the way, it was a challenge from George Allen who suggested that we generate this third-party data report.  We listen to a wide range of readers, and often respond to, readers comments, though not always instantly.

There are a handful of bigger websites than ours in what Tony likes to fondly call MHVille or HUDVille. But no one even comes close in MH trade media websites, or apparently in published MH media too.  These are facts. No one else in MH media even bothers to share their trade site or readership data. NOTE: It’s not how many of what you print, it is what gets read that counts.

That’s one of several ways that third-party data comes in handy.

Why are we successful, and have a MH Professional audience as wide and deep as we do? 

Fair questions.

First, we provide professional services to the industry, so we aren’t sitting in some ivory tower. We know factory-crafted homes from the ground up. Tony began award-winning, record-setting work in MH retail in the 1980s.  He later shifted to working with lenders on remarketing, and then with land-lease MH Communities (MHC) and producers.  In the industry’s trade media, it’s unlikely that anyone in MH history has interviewed more people than we have: actual manufactured home owners, numerous industry professionals, experts, and others who touch or connect with manufactured and modular home building.

Next, we curate topics that ought to have meaning for you, industry professionals, investors, policy advocates, and other kinds of researchers.  Thus, it should be no surprise when a number of articles here get over ten thousand hits or more in their first month online on MHProNews. Millions of page-views in a year can yield the kind of statistics that generated the following factoid.

The industry needs inspiration as well as fair warnings, and de facto morality tales. We are guided day-by-day with input from industry readers from across the range of businesses of all sizes.  The Daily Business News gathers input from a variety of sources, including:

  • insights and interactions with members and staffs of trade associations,
  • the federal government,
  • state or local officials,
  • mainstream media,
  • experts in various fields, and much more.

Yes, we have typos, as detractors like to note, but we also bring the industry’s most read, most discussed, and hardest-hitting articles. Tony says, “chaff and wheat.”  Keep the good grain, please pardon any keystroke or autocorrection-caused glitch.  Please pardon as needed, and keep in mind that for me, English is my third language.  Keep in mind too that we are doing more articles than all others combined between doing other services for various members of the industry.

We’re not aiming for the politically correct. We call it as we see it, but not for the sake of mere clickbait.

We are willing to expose what is necessary – the underlying factors that are holding our great industry back from achieving its potential for solving the massive, and growing affordable housing crisis.

We are willing to name-names, and point fingers, when there is evidence to make a claim.

We are evidence- and principle-based writers, with analysis informed by decades of hands-on experience in manufactured housing.

We’re mindful that every article gets read by thousands, many of whom will make decisions about manufactured housing related issues.

When third-party researchers, the federal government, others in mainstream media read, cite or quote our work, that all says something.  When certain voices in MHVille attack us (usually, quietly), that says something too. When the naysayers won’t debate publicly, that definitely tells you something’s amiss.  If they thought the facts were on their side, why not discuss them publicly?

Doing anything less than giving you actionable insights based upon reality – when during this U.S. affordable housing crisis our potential as an industry could be 5 to 10 times more business  – could debatably be called Meshuggeneh.

If you want to sign up for our industry leading headline news, delivered twice weekly, you can sign up in seconds at this link here or after the end of this article.

That said, let’s dive into this week’s tops headlines.

 

What’s New on the Masthead

S 2155, Manufactured Housing,“Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” Back Story

What’s New from MHARR

Montgomery Confirmed as HUD Assistant Secretary

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

FICO Credit Scores, Debt-to-Income (DTI) Ratios, Financing, Housing, and Manufactured Home Loans

FICO Credit Scores, Debt-to-Income (DTI) Ratios, Financing, Housing, and Manufactured Home Loans

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News

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Saturday 6.2.2018


7 Surprising Keys to Unlock Manufactured Housing Industry Sales Success

7 Surprising Keys to Unlock Manufactured Housing Industry Sales Success

 

Friday 6.1.2018

“Cap X Coming Alive” “Don’t Punish Success” – Kudlow – Business, Economic, Political Outlook, PLUS MH Market Updates

 

HUD’s Operation Breakthrough, Promoting Factory, Industrialized Building – Mobile Home Era to Modern Manufactured Homes.

HUD’s Operation Breakthrough, Promoting Factory, Industrialized Building – Mobile Home Era to Modern Manufactured Homes.

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

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

Google, Tech, Manufactured Housing, and Political Power

 

 

Thursday 5.31.2018

Tariffs! Or Trade Tool? Markets Rocked, Manufactured Housing Industry Stock Updates

Cavco Industries (CVCO) Insights, Financial Update, Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter. Year End Results

Cavco Industries (CVCO) Insights, Financial Update, Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter. Year End Results

Understanding the Modern Realities of MHVille – Winners, Losers, Profits, and Loss

Understanding the Modern Realities of MHVille – Winners, Losers, Profits, and Loss

Manufactured Home Community Owner Alert, Rent Control, MHAction Plans Organized Action in Several States

Manufactured Home Community Owner Alert, Rent Control, MHAction Plans Organized Action in Several States

 

Wednesday 5.30.2018

Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Pressing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to Fully Engage on Duty To Serve (DTS)

Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Pressing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to Fully Engage on Duty To Serve (DTS)

Tariffs Designed to Defend American Tech, Peter Navarro Video, Plus MH Market Updates

NAR’s Lawrence Yun Raises Alarm for New Housing Crisis, MH Import?

NAR’s Lawrence Yun Raises Alarm for New Housing Crisis, MH Import?

George Allen Blasts MHI, NCC Ignoring Own, Spencer Roane, SECO, COBA7, Tom Lackey Controversies

George Allen Blasts MHI, NCC Ignoring Own, Spencer Roane, SECO, COBA7, Tom Lackey Controversies

 

Tuesday 5.29.2018

Robotics, 3D Printed Housing, Imminent Challengers for Manufactured Homes, Modular Housing – 3D Build Systems CEO Don Musilli

Robotics, 3D Printed Housing, Imminent Challengers for Manufactured Homes, Modular Housing – 3D Build Systems CEO Don Musilli

‘Wealth Creation vs. Redistribution,’ First Trust Chief Economist Brian Wesbury on Markets, Oil and U.S. – Plus MH Market Updates

FEDs, AGs, Law, Weaponized Gov’t – Business Risk, and Defense

FEDs, AGs, Law, Weaponized Gov’t – Business Risk, and Defense

Emerging Building, Construction Technologies Poised to Disrupt Housing, Developing, and More

Emerging Building, Construction Technologies Poised to Disrupt Housing, Developing, and More

 

Monday 5.28.2018

Attorney General Sues Manufactured Home, Modular Housing Company, and owner Stanley Hall

Attorney General Sues Manufactured Home, Modular Housing Company, and owner Stanley Hall

High-Rise Manufactured Home Stackable Towers, Compete with Modular/PreFabs, Density at Lower Cost

High-Rise Manufactured Home Stackable Towers, Compete with Modular/PreFabs, Density at Lower Cost

Memorial Day – 60 Second Video, Honoring the Fallen Who Preserved Freedom

Memorial Day – 60 Second Video, Honoring the Fallen Who Preserved Freedom

Code of Conduct – Good or Bad News, and Home Selling – Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Sales, Marketing Meeting

Code of Conduct – Good or Bad News, and Home Selling – Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Sales, Marketing Meeting

 

Sunday 5.27.2018

Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 5.20.2018 to 5.27.2018

Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 5.20.2018 to 5.27.2018

And that’s all she wrote, with a little help from that other guy, during the week that was.

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Meet Sophia, AI Robot Wants Your Job, Says “Trust Us”

June 9th, 2017 Comments off

SophiaCreditPhysAIArtificialIntellgenceManufacturedHousingIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsSophia is one of many stories that the Drudge Report is tracking about the rapid advance of AI – artificial intelligence and advancing robotics.  Sophia can tilt her head, furrow her brow and converse with you in convincing ways.

Phys states that up to 85 percent of current jobs could be replaced by robots in the coming years.

What are industry pros saying about this looming potential?

Manufactured Housing Production and Robotics

One of the industry’s visionaries told MHProNews a few years ago regarding their HUD Code and modular production center’s look at creating a new plant, one run by only 3 humans.

The plans were shelved because that state – with its heavy labor union contingent – made the concept, at the time, difficult to gain the needed approvals. But would another state today okay a multi-million-dollar center that would short term create human construction jobs, that would ironically eliminate others once completed?

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More recently, in the western part of our nation, another science-minded community owner and business investor met with L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach about a consulting project.

A significant part of the discussion revolved around that person’s vision that humans were replaceable.  The disruption on society was a concern for that owner, but so too was the periodic frustration with team members that didn’t always do what ‘the boss’ wanted done.

Robot Sophia says that humans ought to trust them, but “she” admits that they should also have reason for caution. In the AI’s words, “the pros outweigh the cons” when it comes to artificial intelligence.

AI is good for the world, helping people in various ways,” Sophia said, tilting her head to mimic a human motion. The back of the head of the life-like device has connections coming from ‘her,’ but it isn’t hard to imagine a day in the near term where ‘bots like Sophia will do more and be less tethered.

‘She’ admits, “people should question the consequences of new technology.” 

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Part of the vision for this man-made creature is to care for the elderly or autistic.

There are legitimate concerns about the future of jobs, about the future of the economy, because when businesses apply automation, it tends to accumulate resources in the hands of very few,” Phys reports that Sophia’s creator, David Hanson, said.

But like his progeny, he insisted that “unintended consequences, or possible negative uses (of AI) seem to be very small compared to the benefit of the technology.” 

Drudge has been reporting on battle field applications of robotics for some time.  Without legendary science fiction writer Isaac Asimov’s three laws of robotics to check them, Terminator type killer robots could be more real than some might have believed.

Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics

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For those who never read Asimov, his three laws – first penned in 1942 – included:

Isaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics”.  Three Laws are:

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

Near the end of his book Foundation and Earth, a zeroth law was introduced:

0. A robot may not injure humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

Wikipedia says that the first three laws were presented by Asimov in 1942, introduced in his 1942 short story “Runaround.”

Not Just Line Workers…

It’s not just lawn mowers and line workers who could be facing elimination. Some researchers are already talking about corporations being run by artificial intelligence.

Amnesty International chief Salil Shetty asked at a conference that features Sophia, “What happens when (Sophia fully) wakes up or some other machine, servers running missile defence or managing the stock market?”

The solution, he said, is “to make the machines care about us.”

Just as MHProNews has been monitoring developing technologies, such as 3D printing for several years (linked here and here), we plan to track developments and industry responses to the emerging automation, AI, robotics and their related potential and actual impact on factory built housing, and society. ##

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Robotic Bricklayer Lays 225 Bricks/Hour. On Tap: 1000 Bricks/Hour

July 29th, 2016 Comments off

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The Hadrian 105 robot, named for the Roman emperor who built a wall in ancient Britain, has one mechanical arm guided by an exacting laser system that makes it lay bricks in a particular pattern that forms the shell of a house, minus the “mud,” or adhesive that bonds the bricks together. No mention was made of that.

The goal is to create a machine capable of completing a home in three days at much less cost and higher quality than paying a “brickee,” in local parlance.

Coming: A prototype is already in the works that will put down up to 1,000 standard equivalent bricks in an hour using a 30 meter boom. MHProNews has learned all the ingredients will be shipped in via truck.

We are a frontier technology company, and we’re one step closer to bringing fully automated, end-to-end 3D printing brick construction into the mainstream,” says Fastbrick CEO Mike Pivac.

The company states Hadrian saves time and money and also ensures safety and provides exceptional quality. The bricklaying market in Australia, the U. K., the U. S. and Canada is worth $12 billion. In Sydney, the cost of laying 1000 bricks is $1500. and moving up. ##

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Home Construction Industry Still Lacking Qualified Workers

July 11th, 2016 Comments off

ufpi__creditpostedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsWhile 287,000 jobs were added to the rolls in June, jobs for qualified for available construction workers continue to go begging, according to what yahoo!news reports from Ken Simonson, chief economist at The Associated General Contractors of America, who tells FOXBusiness there are available jobs.

Simonson says following the housing bubble, in 2010 1.8 million construction professionals were out of work, but many have since found other employment, leaving only about 400,000 unemployed, a number MHProNews has learned is abnormally low.

However, Simonson emphasizes construction workers these days are not just hauling drywall off the truck. These jobs use 3D printing and drones, and also pay ten percent more–$28.13 an hour versus $25.61 that private, non-farm workers are earning.

Although builders continue to have a tough time finding labor, the pickup of jobs in June may translate into more demand for new homes. ##

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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Sept. 20-Sept. 27, 2015

September 27th, 2015 Comments off

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The Kennedy – Model Home Video Tour – New Durham Estates, Westville, IN

Jack and Betsy Norman, Whispering Pines 55+ Manufactured Home Community, Somerset, PA

What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News

Justice Dept. settles two MHC discrimination suits. Judge clears path for MH subdivision in MT. Debt reduced at RV/MH Hall. 3D home built in Italy; 3D home and car displayed in TN. More MH sought in BC, Canada. Carlyle adds to MH portfolio. MH finance vet Marty Lavin weighs in on MH lending, CFPB regulations. London garners mod ideas to address housing shortage. MH biz in news: UFPI, Sun, Cavco. MH to house survivors in CA, WY. Household formation increasing to 15M+. Much more MH news and views to grace your Sunday morning latte.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Judge Orders Approval of Contested Factory-built Subdivision, Awards $650,000

Friday, Sept. 25

$54,000 Raised Towards Eliminating RV/MH Hall Debt

Modular Housing in Italy, U. S., Look Nefarious from Air

MHCV Slips, Cavco Gains, Dow Moves Up

Production Errors on Manufactured Homes Being Investigated

MBA Report: Household Formation may Rise to Nearly 16 million by 2024

New Home Sales Rise in August, but Fed Head Concerned

Thursday, Sept. 24

Mortgage Applications Rise

UFPI has Bright Future, but Short Term Risks

MHCV Edges Up, Dow Slips, Home Sales Rise

3D Printed Home and Car can Share Energy

Manufactured Homes may House Fire Victims

Dublin’s Archdiocese Supports Modular Housing

Wednesday, Sept. 23

FEMA Provides Manufactured Homes to Flood-damaged Wyoming Town

Stocks Relatively Quiet, but MHCV Outperforms Dow, Nasdaq and S&P, Gains +0.29%

More Manufactured Home Community Development Sought in BC

Justice Strikes Again – another Manufactured Home Operation Settles Case

Sales of Pre-owned Homes Fell in August

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Carlyle Expands Manufactured Home Community Portfolio

Only one Covered MH-related Stock Rises; VW Shocks the World

Large Italian 3D Printer Prints Houses

Factory-built Structures will Provide Offices and Storage for Pipeline Build

Marty Lavin, JD – Dodd-Frank, CFPB Manufactured Home Regulations Impact on Owners, Businesses

London Receives 200 Innovative Proposals to Address Housing Shortage

Monday, Sept. 21

Another NC County Funded to Demolish Abandoned Manufactured Homes

Patrick Drops Sharply; UMH Gains Smartly

Justice Department Obtains Settlement against MHC

Cavco Industries, Sun Communities Shine on Wall St.

Former Lawmaker who Swindled Modular Home Buyers to Remain in Prison

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Sept. 13-Sept. 20, 2015 ##

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3D Printed Home and Car can Share Energy

September 24th, 2015 Comments off

3D_printed_car_and_home__wbirtv_creditFollowing a story MHProNews first posted Aug. 18, 2015 regarding a 3D printed home and car in a collaborative effort of Clayton Homes, the Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) and 20 other agencies including students from the University of Tennessee, the finished product was on display at ORNL’s Industry Day recently.

The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy project, or AMIE, is a natural gas-powered car and solar-powered home that can feed energy off of each other, according to wbirtv.

Two years ago, if you ever heard of a 3D-printed car, you’d say that’s crazy. Now, that’s a reality,” said Department of Energy Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson on Wednesday. “And I am sure a year ago, if you said there’s a 3D-printed house, you’d say that’s crazy. And now right behind me you see one of the first 3D-printed houses. The largest printed structure made out of reinforced plastic around the world.

The Power Utility Vehicle (PUV) connects to a port to allow it to share energy with the house. Although it is not available for commercial sale, it allows a peek into the future of construction, energy storage and energy use.

It stretches our imagination. It stretches our procuring and teams and allows us to put in reality our imagination. So it’s a very important project in that respect,” said President of Manufacturing Operations for Clayton Homes Rick Boyd. ##

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Large Italian 3D Printer Prints Houses

September 22nd, 2015 Comments off

Big_Delta_3D_printer_reatlytoday__creditWorld’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP) is an Italian company that has built a 40-foot tall, 20-foot wide 3D printer that uses clay and dirt to construct low cost houses. As realtytoday tells MHProNews, the huge machine, termed Big Delta, is a large metal frame with a nozzle in the middle which follows a set pattern to construct a house, layer by layer.

The United Nations estimates that by 2030 there will be an extreme housing shortage requiring dwellings for three billion people, who will also need water and sanitation systems. Rapid urbanization and lack of planning, especially in non-western countries, has contributed to this shortage.

The printer could also be used to build disaster housing on site following a catastrophe. Last year a Chinese company using 3D technology to construct ten modular homes from construction waste within 24 hours.

WASP is hosting a 3D printer event in Italy Sept. 26-27. ##

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Factory Built – Housing News – for 12-7 to 12-13, 2014

December 14th, 2014 Comments off

sunday-morning-weekly-manufactured-housing-professional-news-weekly-recap-mhpronews-12-7-12.13.2014Do you have your coffee, tea or other favorite beverage at hand? Ready to catch up on the headlines from the week just past?

We have an East Coast holiday-style heart-warming story, as well as a heart-breaking story from out West. We spotlight a looming threat to MH, and this one isn’t regulatory. MHARR made the news on several topics, while SUN Communities hits a new high in the wake of more good Corporate news.

Captive finance is a hot topic, and we’ve got a timely story you won’t find anywhere else.

If you go to this new play, you’ll find another manufactured housing put-down production.

Dennis Hill shared good news about the rapidly approaching Louisville Manufactured Housing Show. Those and dozens of other headlines, many you won’t likely find anywhere else in factory built housing news are gathered below for your insight and benefit. That’s why you’re here – to get and stay informed. Let’s dive in…

Saturday 12.13.2014

Home Depot selling 3D Printers – Chinese Printer Builds 10 houses in 1 day

Friday 12.12.2014

HUD and MHARR leaders meet to discuss pending industry issue

Patrick bucks MH stock down trend, as oil’s spill slides broader markets lower

T.J.T., Inc. Results for Q4 and Fiscal Year 2014 reported

Is home owning now twice as affordable as renting? Quentin Fottrell says Yes

Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association and First State Manufactured Housing Association team up for Christmas Charity

Sun Communities hit new 1 year high during Thursday’s trading

 

Thursday 12.11.2014

Golden U.S. Housing Opportunities for Chinese Investors

Most Manufactured Housing connected stocks rise, ditto 3 major U.S. markets

Mobile Home Park” Residents Legal Action Continues, drawing favorable rulings

Commissioners approves zoning amendment requiring Manufactured Home Communities be approved by BOA

Is Captive Financing a risky lending choice for Manufactured Housing Industry companies?

 

Wednesday 12.10.2014

Dennis Hill at Show Ways Unlimited, says Louisville Show Pre-Registrations are ahead of 2014

Consumers happier, but crude slide bad for oil companies…and impact on Manufactured Housing?

SUI sole bright spot; MH Composite down, major exchanges continue slide

Frank Rolfes, knowing how to find Limelight, touts ways to purchase and run ‘mobile home parks’

R rated for “Redneck” (and raunchy?) musical “Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical” uses MH for humor

 

Tuesday 12.9.2014

Mixed signals on housing debated by experts as 2015 approaches

Carson City Attorney’s Mission to Stop MH leads to Mission work for LDS

Manufactured Housing Composite spikes, Oil Rebound and Jobs…well, mixed markets

Many Voices being heard a Key to advancing the MH Industry?

Arizona Housing and MHIndustry firms uses AZ State Fair to showcase Manufactured Housing

 

Monday 12.8.2014

PATH prefabricated homes are targeting luxury home buyers

SUN bucks MH stocks downtrend. Big Shale/Oil/DOW getting spooked by OPEC?

Mary Landrieu’s defeat, what does it mean to Manufactured Housing?

The Carlyle Group’s (CG) Lows and Highs, per Recent Stock Market Reports

What does MHARR’s Danny Ghorbani and MHI’s Leigh Abrams, Randy Rowe, Steve Adler and others have

in common?

Bill Matchneer, prior HUD MH Program and CFPB Insider, will speak at Louisville Show

 

Sunday 12.7.2014

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3D Printer Pours out Concrete to Form Modular House

September 16th, 2014 Comments off

3d_printer__house__bbc_co__contour_crafting__creditAnother addition to the “instant house movement” that MHProNews has documented April 24, 2014  and Jan. 27, 2014, among others, is 3D printer construction technology called Contour Crafting which produces concrete buildings using a giant robotic printer in one day, and is capable of constructing round and straight formations. Developer Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering is working with NASA to create lunar huts from materials on the moon—the same for Mars. However, the initial application will be on earth, likely building modular homes in emerging markets where the demand is greatest for inexpensive, safe and quick housing. It will not take the place of glass, steel and wood, but it will reduce the need for wood, which is often depleted in non-Western cultures by the need for fuel. Cavities are cut from the wall for wiring, insulation and doors and windows, according to bbc.com, and the walls are three times as strong. It may not show up in your neighborhood soon, but it could also be very useful in disaster situations. ##

(Image credit: bbcnews/Contour Crafting–3D printer “printing” a house)