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The Blind Leading vs. Truth Telling, Life of Jesus Video

April 20th, 2019 Comments off

 

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When a blind person leads another blind person, both can trip and fall.

 

 

Millions have watched the various versions of this life of Jesus based upon the Gospel of Luke. It is a series of vignettes.  Among them is the possessed man who has the demons driven out of him, and they immediately go into nearby swine. For the ancient Jews – as well as strictly observant ones today – those swine were unclean, and thus an apt and living metaphor.

 

A variety of the parables and events in the life of Jesus of Nazareth are depicted in this video, and gives a visual context to words on paper.

Our industry and nation are roiled with controversies, divisions, and challenges of all kinds. Some capitalize on those splits.  Some spin fables or outright lies.  Others seek to combat those deceptions by telling the truth.

Repetitions of half-truths, deceptions or lies makes it more common, not more true. Intellectual curiosity, combined with a willingness to question the often clearly failed ‘leaders’ in our industry or land are among the reasons that truth of the underlying causes and thus cures ought to be more anxiously sought than ever before.

Almost since the dawn of human history, the battle of truth vs deception has been part of the challenge that people of every era have faced. The founders of America believed that laws alone would never be enough.  The founder of the U.S.A. – intelligent people that were well versed in history – believed that the inspiration of faith had to be an essential part of the equation for making a better country.

 

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Note that none of the founders, or any leader since, were perfect people. That doesn’t mean that they didn’t achieve remarkable things. We ought to take the wheat and toss aside the chaff.

 

All knowledge, all truth, is learned and accepted in stages. Affordable housing is necessary, which means our industry is much needed too. Yet, when one looks at the headlines, or the industry’s performance in recent years, one must admit that manufactured housing is far from living up to its potential.  That means, revised approaches are needed.

Before we return to our routine recap and spotlight Sunday, followed by a new series of insider news tips stating Monday, the Daily Business News on MHProNews thought a brief pause to ponder some of the words and life of Jesus might prove useful as well as inspirational. Enjoy. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

 

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The God Who Sees, Kathie Lee Gifford & Nicole C. Mullen Inspirational Music Video

 

The Two Gardens, America, and Manufactured Housing

 

Why is Seattle Dying? Affordable Housing, Misplaced Compassion, and Manufactured Homes

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Seattle Is Dying, Are Cities Near You Dying Too? High Costs, Corrupted Systems, Manufactured Housing’s Potential Silver Lining

April 7th, 2019 Comments off

 

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Thwarting what is natural has its costs.

 

Manipulation of people, their healthy aspirations toward ownership, and their legitimate choices are arguably at or near the root causes the unfolding tragedies spotlighted by KOMO’s viral report, Seattle is Dying

 

Let’s set aside for a few moments whatever Warren Buffett led Berkshire Hathaway and his coterie had in mind. For whatever reasons, they’ve clearly failed at tapping into the kinds of opportunities that stories such as Seattle is Dying should bring to manufactured home retailers, communities, developers, producers, and others.

 

The proof is found in the latest shipment numbers, which are among the reports liked below in this week’s Sunday morning headline news recap.

 

The balance of the nuances, legal disclaimers, and particulars are found in the reports that follow below.

 

Tomorrow there will be a report about one of the industry’s ‘solution’ efforts underway in Washington, D.C. Don’t miss it.

 

Properly understood, manufactured housing could position itself as a hero for cites and towns across America. We should be a celebrated industry, not a denigrated one. So why is our housing type being pushed out of places like Bryan, TX instead?

Watch the two videos in the MHLivingNews report below, If you do, you’ll begin to understand that affordable housing is necessary, compassionate, and smart.  Law enforcement, and intervention on social issues related to drug abuse are smart too. The opportunities for our industry are immense, but they won’t be tapped by repeating the missteps of recent years.

With no further adieu, let’s dive into the reports for the week that was from 3.31.2019 to 4.7.2019. Click the linked image-text boxes to access that report.

 

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What’s New from MHARR in Washington, D.C.

 

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Saturday 4.6.2019

·        Money, Minorities, Manufactured Homes – Foiling the American Dream of Affordable Housing

Money, Minorities, Manufactured Homes – Foiling the American Dream of Affordable Housing

Friday 4.5.2019

·        Transformational! Old Mobile Home Park Redeveloping Into Small or ‘Tiny House’ Factory-Built Housing Project

Transformational! Old Mobile Home Park Redeveloping Into Small or ‘Tiny House’ Factory-Built Housing Project

 

·        Want a Robust Economy? Fix the Southern Immigration Crisis, Plus MH Market Updates

Want a Robust Economy? Fix the Southern Immigration Crisis, Plus MH Market Updates

·        Al Kemp, Taking out the Trash Talk about Manufactured Homes

Al Kemp, Taking out the Trash Talk about Manufactured Homes

·        New Manufactured Home Production, Shipment Data-February 2019

New Manufactured Home Production, Shipment Data-February 2019

 

Thursday 4.4.2019

·        HUD Lashed for Alleged Manufactured Housing Contract Miscues, Brian Montgomery, White House Notified of National Association Concerns

HUD Lashed for Alleged Manufactured Housing Contract Miscues, Brian Montgomery, White House Notified of National Association Concerns

·        Former Godfather CEO, GOP POTUS Contender Herman Cain to Join Fed? Plus, MH Stock Updates

·        Canadian Firm Gobbling Up Dozens of Manufactured Home Communities

Canadian Firm Gobbling Up Dozens of Manufactured Home Communities

·        Remarks by HUD Secretary Ben Carson to the Mortgage Bankers Association

Remarks by HUD Secretary Ben Carson to the Mortgage Bankers Association

 

Wednesday 4.3.2019

·        Under Scrutiny, Giant Amazon Pivots, But What About Berkshire’s Manufactured Housing Brands? Plus MH Market Updates

Under Scrutiny, Giant Amazon Pivots, But What About Berkshire’s Manufactured Housing Brands? Plus MH Market Updates

·        More Confident About Future than 3 Years Ago, Americans Still Have Concerns, Per New Survey, MH Industry Opportunities

·        Cavco Industries Announces Latest Executive Level Changes

Cavco Industries Announces Latest Executive Level Changes

·        “Fight Like Hell” for Independence, Says Trustee – Manufactured Housing Inspiration?

“Fight Like Hell” for Independence, Says Trustee – Manufactured Housing Inspiration?

 

Tuesday 4.2.2019

·        Historic Manufactured Housing Industry Decisions Were Made Here on 3.27.2019

Historic Manufactured Housing Industry Decisions Were Made Here on 3.27.2019

·        Not Just Trade, Steve Bannon Says China Threat to U.S., Western Industrial Democracies, plus, MH Market Updates

Not Just Trade, Steve Bannon Says China Threat to U.S., Western Industrial Democracies, plus, MH Market Updates

·        HUD’s Fair Housing Month – Sexual Harassment Campaign, Training Initiative Announced

·        Gannett Media Exposés, MH Community Owner Moves Sparks Outrage – IEDs of Manufactured Housing

Gannett Media Exposés, MH Community Owner Moves Sparks Outrage – IEDs of Manufactured Housing

 

Monday 4.1.2019

·        It’s Your Money, Future – Snapshot of Leading 2020 Democratic Contenders for Oval Office

·        After Strong 1st Quarter, Stocks Surge Higher, Plus Manufactured Home Equities, REITs Updates

·        State Level Shipment Data Continues to Flash Warning Signals for New HUD Code Manufactured Housing Sales

State Level Shipment Data Continues to Flash Warning Signals for New HUD Code Manufactured Housing Sales

·        Errata, Apologies, Explanations, Tunica Talk, and Manufactured Housing

Errata, Apologies, Explanations, Tunica Talk, and Manufactured Housing

Sunday 3.31.2019

·        Sun Tzu – Ultimate Manufactured Home Freedom Alliance

Sun Tzu – Ultimate Manufactured Home Freedom Alliance

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Money, Minorities, Manufactured Homes – Foiling the American Dream of Affordable Housing

April 6th, 2019 Comments off

 

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At the heart of what’s known as the American Dream is the ideal of home ownership and private property.  While millions may want affordable rentals, what study after study reflects is that the vast majority prefer to own rather than rent.

 

When millions are misinformed about a subject, it begs several questions. Among them – why is there misinformation? Cui bono? Who benefits from the misinformation?

Affordable housing is in crisis in every state in America. Go north of the border to Canada, a similar scenario exists there too.  

 

Land is plentiful in North America. The question of transportation to and from places of work or business is an issue, as congestion in cities like New York leads some there to ponder a tax each time a vehicle enters as one so-called ‘solution’ to their challenge.  Isn’t it interesting how some quickly turn to a tax – a penalty or cost – that discriminates disproportionately against the least economically advantaged? But let’s move on to the central issues noted in the headline.

 

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Home ownership is generally the better financial option over renting, so long as someone can afford the investment in making the purchase and plans to stay for several years. The renter pays for their housing, just as the person with a mortgage pays for a home. The question is does renter ever own what they are paying for or not?  Isn’t the renter paying the landlord to build equity, that if it were a mortgage to buy, would otherwise benefit the tenant?

 

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Wealth creation is aided by home ownership. HUD Secretary Ben Carson made that point repeatedly during his stops in the U.S. after he became the head of the sprawling federal agency.  Home owners, said Secretary Carson, have an average household net worth of some $200,000. By contrast, renting households only had a $5,000 average net worth, the famous brain surgeon said.

 

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The GAO determined in 2014 that manufactured homes are the most affordable kind of housing, often less costly to own than to rent. The National Association of Realtors “Making the Case for Manufactured Homes” came to a similar conclusion in 2018. See FAU professor Ken Johnson’s comment on the wisdom of someone buying a manufactured home vs. renting or another type of home ownership. https://www.manufacturedhomelivingnews.com/researchers-shake-up-american-dream-rent-vs-buy-ken-johnson-florida-atlantic-university-exclusive-to-manufacturedhomelivingnews/

 

Then why has HUD, state, and local governments paid lip service to affordable housing for so many years? Because the most proven affordable permanent home in the U.S. (or Canada) is a manufactured home. Yet they are increasingly being marginalized or discriminated against. How does one explain that pattern?

 

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

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 Isn’t this part of the antidote to the t-word nomenclature issue? See the video interview with Donald Tye, Jr. at this link here.

 

Information Wars

A Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) member who is not a dual member with the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) told the Daily Business News on MHProNews that he is “ready for info wars.”

It was a keen insight. It was a kind of polar opposite to Skyline’s Terry Decio’s lament to MHProNews a few years ago, “I’m tired of being the best kept secret. I’m ready to help house America.”

Those are statements from two different MHI-only member producers of manufactured homes. Both consciously or not are fingering the same issue. Information. Understanding. That de facto points to their opposites or possible causes, which are misinformation or misunderstanding.

 

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In the Bible there is a story told of a man who finds a treasure in a field. He hides it again, goes and sells what he needs to in order to buy that field and own the treasure legally. That treasure hunter didn’t want the facts of his discovery to become known, or else he might lose his opportunity.  That story has many morals, insights, and takeaways. One is that knowledge was a potential advantage — but limiting that knowledge for a time was an advantage to that person who wanted the treasure.

Whoever better controls the understanding of manufactured housing can influence the value of manufactured homes and businesses in the factory-built housing industry. Misinformation benefits some, while harming others.  Hold that thought.

 

 

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

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While there are agendas and bias in media, and it has long been so, it would be an exaggeration to say that all news is fake news. MHProNews believes in a wheat and chaff approach with all people, sources, and things. Keep the good wheat, ignore the rest of the chaff.

Hillary Clinton, while First Lady to then President Bill Clinton, spoke of “a vast right-wing conspiracy” against her husband and herself. It was utter nonsense, of course, a mere head fake to distract from the reality that caused Bill Clinton to be impeached and lose his license to practice law. But it was also an absurd claim on its face, given that at that time much of the media was in primarily progressive or left-leaning hands.

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh was a rising star and a favorite target of the left in those days, just as CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post or New York Times are targets for several voices on the right today.

Each has a point, as right-or-wrong, they all have hidden or open agendas.

Far better to note or find the unvarnished truth than buy into someone’s spin. But as Shadows of Liberty reflected, or more recently Sharyl Attkisson has documented, various media have their own unique agenda(s). But that doesn’t require secret society meetings or a formal conspiracy to coordinate those voices.

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

The keen insight of Reagan Administration Secretary of the Interior, James Watt notes below is still apt. Google doesn’t have the exact quote, but his keen insight goes something like this.

I don’t believe that most of what some call conspiracy theories are actually conspiracies. What I do believe in are people
with common interests, acting in ways that benefit their common interests, and that common purpose may appear to be conspiratorial
.’  – James Watt, former Secretary of the Interior.

Let’s use a hypothetical example. If you hire a motivated kiss-ass, and you let the kiss-ass know that you want X instead of Y, watch that kiss-ass work hard to deliver X to the best of her or his ability.

So Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway fame doesn’t need a memo to go out to the Urban Institute or the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) in order for them to behave in a certain way. Kevin Clayton doesn’t have to send a memo to MHAction, asking them to protest group A, instead of group B. All that is needed is to hire or recruit people who behave in certain ways. Behavior becomes fairly predictable, once a person or group are understood.

Hypothetically, if Buffett wanted to use Berkshire’s deep pockets potential to buy all of manufactured housing up, he could. What stops him from doing that are antitrust laws, the legal barriers that keep someone or some organization from monopolizing a marketplace.

 

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So if you wanted to monopolize a market, and avoid federal or other legal scrutiny, how would you do it? Using the purported Buffett method, you buy a castle (a metaphor for a fine business in a sensible industry) with a good Moat, and then you deploy everything you can to widen and deepen that Moat slowly over time. You drive competitive players out, by what may appear to a causal observer to be market forces.

 

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Never forget that even during medieval times, castles and their moats were in fact breached. It takes courage, intelligence, and sound planning, but the artificial moats that hinder manufactured housing could be breached by using a robust application of existing laws.

 

Part of how that could theoretically be accomplished is to weaponize media and public perception against that business’ interests. One might blur the distinction between a mobile home, a trailer house, and a HUD Code manufactured home. Make the term ‘trailer trash’ truly demeaning. Increase the regulatory barriers for that product/service. Force the little guy out of business entirely, causing an independent to sell out for less than their intrinsic value. If there’s no sale, watch their business go bankrupt.

Never mind, to the mercenary greed of those who might use this method, that tens of millions are harmed by such a process. Pay no heed to the social, taxpayer, or other cascading calamities this tragic ploy sparks.

 

 

In science, one might not always be able to directly prove X. But one might eliminate several possibilities as explanations for X. For the truly fortunate scientist, they can both demonstrate a smoking gun evidence for a hypothesis, and also use Occam’s razor to eliminate other possible explanations too.

Buffett’s Berkshire could afford to educate the public about manufactured homes quite readily in the course of perhaps a year or two. You wouldn’t use stupid advertorials to do that if you have access to billions, and could make hundreds of billions in gross revenue annually from a potential business.

 

You might instead:

   use your extensive media contacts, to consistently correct every bit of misinformation that exists. Berkshire brand 21st Mortgage CEO Tim Williams suggested something similar. And/or,

   use your own BH Media Group to correct the record day-by-day until people grasp the amazing reality of manufactured homes.

   You might have MHI publish openly – rather than hide or fail to publish on their website (one of several examples, is linked here) the most effective third-party information or arguments for manufactured housing.

   You might not allow Clayton Homes staffers to use the term ‘mobile home’ or even ‘trailer house’ in videos or social media posts that they do (examples on YouTube).

   You might ask your billionaire buddy who owns Netflix or Amazon to put out a new hit TV series that has the hero and heroine living in a manufactured home, and have friends that do too, the polar opposite of having something like the Trailer Park Boys. Make manufactured home living cool and smart. Stress how environmentally sound manufactured homes are, how much more appealing they are, and of course how much money you save.

 

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   You might have a new resident manufactured home owner group form that works with industry to successfully address issues, instead of working against the interests of industry.

   You might allow the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), that you once held stock in, to enter the manufactured home market in a robust fashion, instead of in a toe in the water way.

   You might use your clout at HUD to get the 10/10 rule dropped on FHA Title I loans.

   You might use your clout at HUD to get them to enforce manufactured housing’s enhanced preemption, so that local zoning officials don’t keep minorities or others from buying a manufactured home, and benefiting from it.

 

The list could go on, but do you see the point?  Isn’t the list above the common-sense or obvious things you’d do if you actually wanted to promote manufactured home living into a mainstream form of housing?

That begs the question. Why instead has the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis failed to do such obvious things?  We believe these to be people of above average intelligence and motivation. Then how does one explain their repeated failures for some 15 years to do the obvious?

 

 

Explaining ‘Leadership’ Failures  

The industry’s so-called leaders have arguably failed on several levels to do whatever is obviously in the industry’s best interests if robust growth were the immediate goal.

Which leads one from direct evidence of purported restraint of trade and market manipulation and indirect evidence like the above to a vexing, but logical conclusion. The powers that be not only don’t mind minorities or others to be trapped in renting for years on end.  Rather, it benefits the billionaires and multiple billion dollar value operators in a twisted way to keep millions trapped in poverty, if the goal is to consolidate the affordable manufactured home industry slowly over time. It fits the Buffett quote below to the tee.  

 

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It also fits the Buffett quote below about Moats too.

 

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Sometimes the truth is hiding in plain sight. Follow the facts, evidence, and the money.

What are the contrary arguments to such evidence? That’s a fair question.  We’ve asked that too. 

So we invited Kevin Clayton, Tom Hodges, Tim Williams, Rick Robinson, Lesli Gooch, and outgoing MHI president Richard ‘Dick’ Jennison to discuss or debate that contention in public and on video. They declined time and again for some two years now.

They most recently opportunity to attempt to explain to the industry’s professionals some alternative explanation was in Tunica on March 28th, 2019.

Instead, the powers that be since Tunica are suddenly putting out a flurry of MHI memos. They suddenly care about independent retailers enough to put on a so-called educational meeting that they charge them extra to attend. Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington Illusion of Motionas Mark Weiss, JD, President and CEO of MHARR dubbed it – has kicked into high gear.

It’s what another professional with deep MHI ties termed “razzle dazzle.”

 

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Hard Data vs Razzle Dazzle

But the latest new HUD Code manufactured home shipment and production numbers say it all. If they wanted to support independents, they could have done so for years.

 

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Solutions? MHProNews don’t ask people to boycott Clayton or MHI for many reasons, including that it can be actionable or possibly even illegal. But we do ask people to ponder this, who are your true friends in the industry? Who is feeding you meaningful information vs. mindless blather? Who are your true enemies? Are you or your company feeding a hand that bites yours?  

Keep what an MHI member said in the opening of the article linked via the text-image box below.

 

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The industry’s giants can’t have it both ways. Logically, no one can. If you treat people and professionals like cattle, they get tired of not being heard and of getting herded. When you treat individuals like they are your chattel, their natural tendency is to rebel. 

There are good reasons why interest in creating a non-producers association is growing. More on that another time.

For now, we simply note what MHI award winner Marty Lavin said.

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MHProNews looks at the facts, considers the sources, and follows the evidence. MHI earlier last year, and for years before, MHI routinely replied promptly to all inquiries. But since we’ve spotlighted the problems and concerns, they’ve gone silent. Why? If the facts are on their side, why not make offer a cogent explanation?

 

Or what Frank Rolfe, a current MHI member, said.

 

 

We note too what former MHI VP Danny Ghorbani stated.

 

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But the point in this article is simple. The value of manufactured homes is amazing. It is what Ron Thomas, Sr. called “a phenomenon.” But that phenomenon is misunderstood. During an affordable housing crisis, creating so much misinformation around the solution that is hiding in plain sight requires something bordering on a magic trick.

But when an echo chamber effect is established, then the steady drum beat of a false narrative can seemingly become believable. Look at the Trump Campaign-Russia collusion narrative. Tens of millions bought that lie. Millions still want to believe it, after it has been debunked by what the president called over a dozen “angry Democrats” – attorneys who indeed favored Democratic candidates, and also worked for Special Counsel Robert Muller. 

 

Democrats, Republicans Agree – “Manufactured Homes Can Play a Vital Role in Easing” the Affordable Housing Shortage

 

Nor is that a bias against either party, as manufactured housing and affordable housing are bipartisan issues.

 

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The comment above was said with respect to another recent topic, but relates to this issue too.

It will take time and effort to deprogram the millions from each of those lies. It’s an info-war.

It will take information wars – using facts, reason, and truth over misinformation and fear tactics – to achieve the victory that could benefit tens of millions who are now renting. The rest are details and commentary, some of which are found via the linked reports below the bylines, business development offers, and notices.

 

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If there is authentic concern for minorities or anyone who may be financially disadvantaged, manufactured homes are an option that must be better promoted and understood. Voices across the two major party divide have come to that conclusion. What’s next is the need for political and legal officials to act to break up such a monopolistic ploy.

 

Cui Bono? “Killing Me Softly,” Manufactured Housing’s New Theme Song?

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It’s Your Money, Future – Snapshot of Leading 2020 Democratic Contenders for Oval Office

April 1st, 2019 Comments off


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We’ve curated tonight’s report from 3 different sources that cover the left-right media divide. It will be laced – of course – with our own Daily Business News on MHProNews manufactured home industry focused analysis.

 

By way of disclosure, our plan for this campaign season is to do something different.  As we track and digest the candidates, we will focus more on three different ‘ones to watch’ for 2020.  Mindful that we are political independents, here’s the working plan for our coverage in the race for 2020.

  • One will be from the GOP, which at this stage seems to be President of the United States (POTUS) Donald J. Trump.
  • Another will be those Democrats – narrowing it down to one – who espouse policy positions that may, at some level, have a benefit for our part of the affordable housing industry.
  • Finally, we will look at independents and minor party candidates. At this point, our eyes are on Howard Schultz, who is carving a unique path for a Democrat floating the possibility of a third-party run for the White House.

Among Democrats, our early look was at Elizabeth Warren, due to one primary issue – her strongly stated antitrust stance. Frankly, some of her policy positions are otherwise harmful for our industry and the nation. Pete Buttigieg looks like he may be getting some fundraising O2 as well, and we will reach out at some point to his campaign if this trajectory continues. Coming from South Bend, Indiana – near the birthplace of manufactured housing – Buttigieg could in theory offer some pluses that other declared Democrats don’t.

 

What follows are pull-quotes from right-of-center Fox Business, that are complimented by videos from left of center Bloomberg and CBS News.  We’ll conclude this early campaign snapshot with some points for industry pros and investors to consider.

The latest polling, per Bloomberg, of top possible and accounted candidates are as follows.

 

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Pete Buttigieg

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg said on Monday that his campaign raised more than $7 million in the first quarter of 2019.”  Buttigieg is reportedly an openly homosexual candidate. That’s a non-factor to MHProNews politically, but it may be a major party first that could benefit him with segments of the Democratic base.

 

Francis Beto” O’Rourke

Former congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s campaign raised a record-breaking amount in the first 24 hours after his candidacy was announced…O’Rourke received $6.1 million in online contributions, according to his campaign…” He reportedly also has cash on hand from his failed 2018 campaign for the U.S. Senate against Republican Ted Cruz.

 

 

Bernie Sanders

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders raised more than $5.9 million in the first full day after he launched his campaign. In less than a week after the declaration of his candidacy, his team said he raised $10 million…” Sanders has perhaps the biggest organizational advantage, given his failed run for the Oval office in 2016 as a Democratic contender.

Kamala Harris

California Sen. Kamala Harris, who declared her candidacy earlier this year, raised $1.5 million in the 24 hours following her announcement. That included $1 million in the first 12 hours. The average donation was about $37, among 38,000 donors. Harris will not be accepting donations from PACs. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised more than $1 million within the first 48 hours after she launched her campaign, far less than the totals of some of her colleagues.”

 

Amy Klobuchar

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised more than $1 million within the first 48 hours after she launched her campaign, far less than the totals of some of her colleagues. Klobuchar will also not accept donations from PACs.”

 

Elizabeth Warren

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign did not publicly disclose how much it raised in the first 24 hours after she declared her candidacy, but according to filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), she raised more than $299,000 after announcing that she was forming an exploratory committee. According to Politico, that included more than 8,000 donations on the day that she announced the committee – with an average donation amount of about $37.”

 

The U.S. is Too Far Down the List Among Nation’s With the Highest Percentage of Home Ownership 

Once more, our focus will be what’s best for citizens, current mobile/manufactured home owners, and the nation.  The graphic below is an indictment of both major parties in the last few decades on this issue.  The American Dream includes home ownership, not merely affordable renting.

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Manufactured housing is the most proven form of affordable housing. It offers consumer safeguards that far more expensive conventional housing does not offer.

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The Industry Rundown at this Time?

Frankly, most of the Democratic field has tended too far left.  Many are pushing unrealistic plans, such as the Green New Deal, or “Medicare for All,” which some GOP types of nick-named, “Medicare for None” – because they believe it will rapidly bankrupt the nation.

Warren and Buttigieg will be interesting to watch, but both will need to do something to break out.  Will they pivot to a more business savvy position?  Time will tell.

Among Democrats, the one who is pushing more centrist concepts is Howard Schultz, as he tests the waters for a possible independent run for the White House.  He is uniquely talking more about the dollars and cents of various policies, more so than anyone on the Democratic side.

In 2016, we formally endorsed Donald J. Trump, and overall his blend of typically Democratic and GOP policies that created what in some ways is a unique blend that could well propel him to reelection in 2020. Again, as a disclosure for new readers, this writer had an article published here on MHProNews spotlighted on the Trump 2016 campaign website.

Team Trump clearly valued our trade media’s support.  No one else in MHVille trade media even came close to trying, much less being nationally recognized.

 

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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, centrist, and pro-Trump websites.

 

That said, as noted above, we will plan to narrow our picks down to 3 in 2020 as we being to approach the conventions.

  • The GOP contender we believe has the best policies for the nation and our industry,
  • A Democrat, with the same criteria, who will offer the best MH and national policies,
  • And an independent/minor party candidate with the same criteria.

Once the nominees are known, we’ll make a final recommendation to our readers at that time.  Will it stay POTUS Trump?  Will it be a third party or Democrat this time around?  You’ll know shortly after we decide who looks best – and why – for policy, track record, and other reasons.

Among the issues that we think matter most to the industry? Or to manufactured home owners?  To investors?

  • Business friendly policies that will grow the economy. The rising tide should float the most boats, especially with the second bullet below taken into account.
  • Strong anti-trust policies, noting what the top candidates have or plan to do with respect to the FAANGs, Berkshire Hathaway, and Microsoft (#DeFaangBM, #OpenMarkets). For reasons MHProNews and MHLivingNews has outlined before, we believe that it is better for the economy and the industry if the FaangBM companies are broken up under antitrust laws.
  • Candidates who will enforce good existing laws. Much of what manufactured housing needs are already federal law.  Be it the Duty to Serve (DTS), Enhanced Preemption under the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000, antitrust, or RICO laws, etc. – they should be enforced.

We’ll track the more likely presidential candidates, and later to a lesser extent, some House and Senate races too.

That’s how we plan to help you protect your money and interests, as we provide “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing,” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

 

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Sounds Off on Housing Market, Opportunity Zones, More

March 14th, 2019 Comments off

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There is discussion of the 2020 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Budget, and its impact on housing.

 

There talk about opportunity zones, something that could prove useful for manufactured home producers, among others.

Then there is discussion by Secretary Carson on homelessness and more.

This week, Secretary Ben Carson appeared on CNBC to discuss how HUD is promoting economic opportunity through the Opportunity Zones initiative, among other tools for revitalizing distressed communities around the country and creating more affordable housing for American families.

 

With Opportunity Zones – which MHProNews spotlighted earlier this week – Carson said, “you are taking dollars that are going to be invested in something somewhere, and you are directing them to the areas that have been most neglected economically, historically,” Secretary Carson said. We have “a chance to revitalize those areas and to provide jobs and opportunities for the people there so they can climb the ladders [of opportunity] and become part of the American dream.”

 

 

Secretary Carson serves as Chair of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. The Council’s 13 Federal member agencies will engage with governments at all levels to identify ways to effectively use taxpayer dollars to revitalize low-income communities.  The video also discussed the 2020 HUD Budget, some facts about the manufactured housing component of that topic are in the report linked below the byline, email headline news sign-up, and notices.

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Will Canadian City’s Tax Plan Inspire U.S. or More Canadians to Follow With Affordable Housing Battle Tool?

February 22nd, 2019 Comments off

 

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After hearing from more than 15,000 people and consulting with many experts, the City saw both support and need for a tax on empty homes in Vancouver. A 2016 City of Vancouver survey found that more than 90% of Vancouver residents surveyed agreed that empty homes were a problem; a separate poll by Angus Reid in 2015 found that 80% of Metro Vancouver residents were in support of a vacancy tax.” So said the the City of Vancouver created the Empty Homes Tax (EHT), also known as the Vacancy Tax report.

 

The report touts that “The EHT, the first of its kind in North America, is intended to help relieve pressure on Vancouver’s rental housing market.”

The Vancouver Sun produced this video, which outlines the concepts behind the issue, plus related data being collected.

 

 

Is This a Good Idea?

There will no doubt be voices both for and against this plan.  MHProNews merely notes at this point in time that this ‘solution’ avoids the question of supply.  Offering more affordable housing – including manufactured homes – ought to be an obvious part of the solution to the growing demand.

The full report from the City of Vancouver is linked here as a download.

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Democratic and Republican Policy Dilemmas, Affordable Housing, Economic Growth, and Manufactured Homes

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Let’s be clear. The publishers of MHProNews are political independents. We believe that affordable housing is a non-partisan issue.

 

A new report stresses the notion that Democratic and Republican lawmakers can and are working across the partisan political divide to promote manufactured homes as an important part of the solution for the affordable housing crisis.  That’s an encouraging example that Washington, D.C. could successfully embrace.  See that report by clicking on the linked text/image box below.

 

 

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Ideally, bipartisan efforts to advance affordable housing could spell job plus household wealth creation.  The right policy supports and/or changes will either make common sense cures easier, or harder.  See the report below to learn more.

 

 

While MHProNews’ questions the practicality and constitutionality of many parts of the so-called Green New Deal, there are some stated positions taken by Democrats that we editorially believe makes sense. For example, Senator Elizabeth Warren has previously laid out a good case for antitrust action based upon existing law. We applaud her on that score, but more important, would encourage and celebrate its ASAP adoption.

 

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House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters and some of her colleagues raised a warning a few years ago about Clayton Homes and their lending/businesses practices. That should be pressed by Waters and all on the House Financial Services Committee (FSC).

 

 

President Trump and some Republican lawmakers are similarly raising concerns about monopolistic practices that can unjustly twist the political process.  That goes beyond manufactured homes, and focuses on the tech giants known by the acronym #FAANG. While we believe in free enterprise, we oppose warped forms of rigged capitalism.  Free enterprise has rejected the trusts – monopolies – for decades.  That’s a position that Democrats and Republicans could agree upon. Beyond FAANG, Berkshire Hathaway and Microsoft (#BM) arguably should arguably be broken up under antitrust laws.  Doing so would achieve what Professor Scott Galloways said in the quotation below about the big four, but could be applied beyond those 4 to #DeFaangBM.

Put differently, there is a broad consensus that could be forged to advance not unconstitutional wealth redistribution, but rather enforcement of laws that may fine or punish some who have broken various laws.  That could also give more opportunities for new businesses and existing ones to emerge.

 

 

There is no logic or need to jettison what made America the wealthiest nation on earth. Rather, what is necessary is to apply the “American Way” principles of equal justice under the law that Democrats, Republicans, and Independents have effectively achieved at various points in times past.

 

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Breaking up monopolies is good public policy. Advancing affordable housing – including, but not limited to – the liberal use of manufactured housing just makes good sense too.

 

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It’s a disgrace that America is not in the top 20, 30, or even 40 nations on earth in the rate of home ownership.

 

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Home ownership, as HUD Secretary Ben Carson often said during his first year in office makes a significant difference in growing the personal wealth of Americans.  Renting households, said Carson, have an average household net worth of $5,000.  The average home owner, by contrast, has a net worth of some $200,000.  The most proven form of affordable housing has been manufactured homes.

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Citizens can’t easily stop political posturing or game playing.  But what voters can do is encourage their elected representatives to promote the proven solutions now that routinely don’t even require new legislation.   What is needed is enforcement of existing laws.

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Democrats and Republicans each have billionaire supporters.  Money won’t be taken out of politics anytime soon.  The FAANG and BM have armies of lobbyists.  They will want more regulation, not an antitrust breakup.  But only an antitrust breakup will achieve what is needed for the American people.

 

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Implementing an agenda that is non-partisan and can give each side ‘political victories’ by using existing laws is a simple notion whose time has come. Polls reveal that the public wants bipartisanship, and they are also catching onto the serious levels of ‘fake news’ that exists.

 

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Those who ignore those trends could pay the price in 2020.

 

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SOTU 2019

February 6th, 2019 Comments off

 

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It is entirely unclear to the objective, independent mind how someone can view their own profession through a purely myopic lens.

 

The affordable housing industry’s hidden gems are arguably manufactured homes.  Yet the industry is underperforming at a time when the need and demand for affordable homes are high.

Further, if one believes the data shared by the President of the United States (POTUS) Donald J. Trump in his 2019 State of the Union (SOTU) address last night, numerous circumstances are improving.

America’s economy as a whole – featuring historically low unemployment, and rising wages of workers – are all signs, argues the president, that the SOTU is good. He touted his success at raising the fortunes of minorities and women.  Some of the speech seemed to sly imply his proof that he’s not the racist, misogynist, sexist so many of his opponents paint him as.

 

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According to both CBS and CNN’s flash polls, the vast majority of viewers approved of the president’s address.

 

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The screen captures and links above and below cross the left-right media divides.

 

 

The headlines below are from the ubiquitous Drudge Report, which likewise spans the left-right gulf.

 

 

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Trump Wins over Dems After Touting Job Gains for Women…
Calls on divided Congress to end political stalemate…
Takes swipe at Mueller investigation…
Longest address since Clinton 2000…
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Ocasio-Cortez refuses applause for ‘cooperation, compromise, common good’…
CNN: 59% Had ‘Very Positive’ View of Speech… 

 

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The papers that Speaker Pelosi reportedly was periodically looking at was reportedly her copy of the POTUS Trump’s SOTU 2019 address.

 

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Per Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owned Washington Post (WaPo), here is the full SOTU 2019 address.

 

 

There were several moving moments.

SOTU 2019 will have plenty to unpack in the days ahead from the speech, and what it may mean in practical ways to the affordable housing’s manufactured home sector.  Stay tuned. That’s this morning’s look at “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing,” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

 

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Current & Forecast Investing Habits of Millennials, $30 Trillion Dollar Transfer of Wealth Looms

January 18th, 2019 Comments off

 

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Centralization. Globalization. Immigration.

 

Those three words sum up much of what “the establishment” of both major political parties have actively or passively accepted and/or promoted for decades.  Those three words also help explain how Washington, D.C. has become more remote from the people it is supposed to serve.  Those three words help explain why wages have been stagnant for so many years.

That’s simplicity.

Those words are not considered often enough by millennials, or any other group, in the U.S. today.  But they should be pondered as part of the solution in understanding why the world’s wealthiest nation doesn’t even rank in the top 40 countries on earth in the rate of home ownership.

 

These irksome realities are educational opportunities in disguise. So too are specific items about the millennial generation, that over the next 3 to 4 decades will ‘inherit’ an estimated $30 trillion dollars.  Accenture says that $30 trillion will be the largest transfer of wealth, ever.

Morning Brew and the Visual Capitalist provided the data for the following infographic.  Note the relatively low amount being invested in housing?

Record low numbers of millennials think buying a home is a good investment—here’s why. America’s attitude towards home-ownership is changing. Only 48 percent of millennials (age 21-36) believe that buying a home is a good investment, according to the latest ValueInsured Modern Homebuyer Survey,” per CNBC on Aug 23, 2018.

CNBC provided the following infographic.

 

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With that vexing tee up, consider the VC/Morning Brew infographic on the investment habit trends of millennials.

 

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These factoids represent monumental opportunities in disguise.  What are you doing to tap it in your market(s)?

 

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Teen Sex Slaves, Lawlessness, Affordable Housing, Weaponized News, MH Accountability, as Nation Awakens to House Divided

January 3rd, 2019 Comments off

 

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“…And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand,”
– Mark 3:25, cited by Abraham Lincoln in the following quote.

 

A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved—I do not expect the house to fall—but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.” – Abraham Lincoln, in famous ‘a house divided’ speech.

 

We aren’t dust in the wind, not yet anyway.

The song by Kansas, below has had 120 million views. It’s based upon Ecclesiastes 1:14, and is a reminder of the inevitability of death.  But it that also reminds us to make the most of this life as one prepares for what follows. And while we all will become dust one day, we are God’s beloved dust, always.  There is nothing without a deeper meaning, nothing.

 

 

Decisions – and indecisions – inevitably create results. Elections have consequences.

Lawlessness does too.

There’s potentially a record number of cases in the modern era involving human trafficking on our southern border.

That includes teenage female sex slaves, per independent award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson.

Former President Barack Obama, Hollywood celebrities, lawmakers, numerous millionaires or billionaires, and the Pope – to name but a few – all live behind walled properties.

Other nations like Hungary, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the historic Great Wall of China are among the past or present reminders – ‘living proof’ – that walls, fencing, and physical barriers work. But lawmakers – who in several cases previously supported fences and/or a wall plus other additional border security – are hypocritically continuing the standoff in Washington, D.C.

So, it is now almost two week into a partial federal shutdown.  Several sources suggest it could be a record for such shut-downs, as both sides are dug in.

The connections between largely uncontrolled illegal immigration, crime, and affordable housing are rarely heard on mainstream news reports. Why?

Millions of human lives are being toyed with by political and economic forces struggling for control of the minds, hearts, and soul of the world’s richest nation.  Its not merely the attractive magnet of a better life that’s to blame for border jumpers.  It is at least as much the deceptive, cynical decisions made here in the U.S. that’s creating misery on both sides of that invisible line.

There are the whitewashed bones of the dead who’ve crossed illegally and didn’t make it.  They are found in parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and on the Mexican side of the line too.

Or there are those who crossed and lived, only to become young sex slaves. Others who become low-cost labor that undermines the earning power of American labor.  Those fellow humans are not being treated like beloved dust.  But rather, they are manipulated, abused and tossed aside like dirt by the powerful that pull the strings behind the curtains.

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According to sources, it is team Clayton that ‘dropped a dime’ on those in factory-built housing that resulted in immigration raids.

 

Shadows of Liberty

Actor and millionaire Danny Glover, as longer-time Daily Business News on MHProNews readers may recall, said that there’s a monopoly of not only money, but also of information.

 

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Danny Glover quote from the fascinating video documentary, Shadows of Liberty, posted on the linked page here.

 

Former CBS Anchor Dan Rather said that mainstream news is mostly controlled by a limited number of companies who decide what you see, hear, and read. That in turn has a subtle but substantial cumulative and manipulative impact on the views of your fellow Americans.

 

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Dan Rather quote from the compelling video, Shadows of Liberty, posted on the linked page below.

 

Among those media giants?

It’s Disney, who owns such outlets as ABC News, ESPN Sports, A&E, Marvel, and much more.

 

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Deepa Kumar quote from the thought-provoking video documentary, Shadows of Liberty, posted on the linked page here.

 

Yesterday, MHProNews reached out to MHAction, to see if they really care about the image and integrity of manufactured home owners as it relates to the Disney controversy playing out in Orlando, Florida.

 

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We will report what, if anything, MHAction will do.

The leadership team – elected and staff – of the Monopolistic Housing Institute, err, Manipulative Housing Institute, opps, the Arlington, VA based Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) was contacted in the last part of December about this Disney topic. If it’s good for the industry at large to be properly understood and respected, is it good for MHI – with their own full time PR person – to weigh in on this topic?

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They arguably liberated us, more on that further below.

 

MHI either will or they won’t weigh in on the Disney controversy. Either way, it speaks volumes, doesn’t it?

MHProNews will soon begin to take the pulse of other selected industry trade groups, to see if they will weigh in on what may be a slow, protracted struggle with Disney to get them to do whatever is right on what should be an easy decision for a multiple-billion dollar firm. Keep in mind, that Disney may have already spent more in communications with MHProNews and in their ‘internal discussions’ than what it would cost to simply replace a few signs.  Or how much would it cost Disney to draft and email a memo to their staff on proper industry terminology, and the respect for 22 million homeowners in the U.S. and the additional souls living in factory-built homes in Canada?

Whatever response, or no response, those nonprofits provide the Daily Business News, and MHProNews will report back to our growing numbers of professional readers-investors and affordable housing advocates.

 

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One can debate the style and tactics of former NBC reality TV star and billionaire real estate mogul turned-President, Donald J. Trump. But he was arguably the creation of a political and economic revolt by tens of millions of voters tired of the status quo. He’s a disruptive figure, doing what a disruptive person in the White House does.

One can also debate equally controversial figures, such as Maxine Waters (CA-D). Waters will likely take over the reins today at the powerful House Financial Services Committee.

MHProNews alone in 2018 reported in MH trade media an instance – S. 488, the Jobs and Investor Confidence Act – that produced a high degree of bipartisanship – 4o6 to 4 – that Waters and now former chairman Jeb Hensarling (TX-R) achieved on an economic reform bill.

Similarly, MHProNews alone in MHVille trade media reported the high degree of bipartisan victory achieved in the recent prison reform bill.

Why do these issues matter to MHPros, investors, and affordable housing advocates?

Because the law of supply and demand is operating at all times.  Unjust incarceration costs taxpayers, and results in human tolls. It also means that businesses that are crying for qualified labor are going without. Prison reform was prudent, and should remind both left-and-right that the nation even recently could come together, as honest Abe Lincoln thought possible.

 

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While there is a case to be made that the community sector is perhaps the most secure and stable one in MHVille, it too has proven vulnerable to market manipulation. When you check out the evening Daily Business News market report, you’ll see quite stable firms also being buffeted by arguably artificial head winds. It is going to be a battle for your profession and investments in 2019, and beyond.

 

An unsecured southern border has allowed waves of undocumented peoples from Latin America, but also from other nations around the world, to sneak into the USA.

While the mainstream media often reports that there are 11 million undocumented in the U.S., there are estimates as high as 20 million.

But stop and think about either of those totals of undocumented in the U.S. from an affordable housing perspective.

When the National Association of Realtors (NAR) chief economist Lawrence Yun said that the nation needs some 8.3 million housing units, perhaps half that count is arguably the result of the presence of illegal immigrants being in the U.S.

Does that impact you, your profession, and investments? Of course, it does.

Like it or not, while political theater is being stage-managed by partisan forces in Washington, D.C. for millions of viewers/readers/listeners, the battle for your wallet and will are ongoing.

You and millions of others are being treated like dust in the wind, before your time.

 

MH Errata 

An errata or erratum is “an error in printing or writing.” We get typos, sorry, but it is what it is. Last night, an executive with a MHI-only-association member company emailed MHProNews’ publisher, L.A. ‘Tony’ Kovach to say that the order of the names under a pair of Democrats in a photo were mistakenly reversed. Those elected officials names were correct, but the order was somehow flip-flopped in the sequence. It was possibly an error from another source that we overlooked in transcribing those two Democrats names, either way, we should have caught it. In minutes, the correction was made, and our publisher emailed back his thanks.

Here was the reply from that source.

Not criticizing…

Thanks for all you do…

The deep state shall no longer be like cockroaches… shine the light on them and they scatter… accountability is paramount to corrective action…

Keep up the work…”

 

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Screen capture of the email, quoted in the text above.

 

Another manufactured home industry veteran, community and development focused Eddie Hicks emailed to share an on-the-record view of a concept to get beyond the political divide in Washington, D.C. Hick’s commentary, is linked here or by clicking the pull-quote, below.

 

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Eddie Hicks has enjoyed a long, distinguished, and colorful career in manufactured housing. For years, Hicks pushed for a federal program’s full implementation, one that benefited a few communities. But failure to fully enforce the law meant that numerous others didn’t get the benefits they may otherwise have earned. There are a number of cases where lack of enforcement of existing laws harms MHVille. 

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A third MH industry pro, with millions personally invested in the industry, plus a leader of an independently owned firm, emailed to say:

I always knew you were gonna get attacked…[by MHI and their string pullers]…never quit.” He also said, “See you in Louisville.” The extended quote from that MHPro is linked here or by clicking the textbox below.

 

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Yet another industry partner-investor emailed to our publisher to say:

I really enjoyed this article!  I love the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life“.

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God Bless…”

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Screen capture of email, quote above.

 

The point of sharing these specific quotes from the many that come in?

While there’s a diversity of views in our industry, many are aware and eager to see the disruption of the political, social, and economic status quo.

It’s fight night at the fight club.

While you sleep, events are in a manner of speaking being scripted, hoping to manipulate you, your family members, your co-workers, and circle of friends or industry colleagues.  That’s not a conspiracy theory, that’s reality.  That’s what those voices on Shadows of Liberty and other experts who have studied the issue say.  Do you think it is a coincidence when every Democrat, or every media talking head on this or that network, is repeating the same words, over and over? What are the odds of that occurring, if it weren’t in some fashion – scripted?

 

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Rephrased, it’s all part an info war,” as another MHI member industry president said. The “info war” is part of the broader puzzle of legal, regulatory, and economic manipulation. Who says?

As our report on Monday duly noted, the richest nation in the world was ranked #41 by Wikipedia in the rate of home ownership. How is that possible?  How do you explain that low rate of U.S. home ownership?

Here’s what both 2016 candidates Senator Bernie Sanders (VT-I, self-avowed Democratic Socialist who caucuses with Senate Democrats) and GOP nominee Donald J. Trump said “the system is rigged.” Click that report below to better understand the relevance and interconnections of these issues.

 

Eye Opening – Manufactured Homes in National, Global Context

 

 

Trillions in Value Changed Hands in the 2008 Housing Crisis…

Trillions more were ‘lost’ in the waning weeks of the 2018 market slide.

Housing and real estate are a multi-trillion-dollar part of the U.S. economy. We will soon be bringing you an exclusive analysis on a report by NASDAQ that should glue eyes from the U.S., Canada, and beyond.

The left-right media divide is often nicely captured by the eclectic Drudge Report. It is one of several sources we keep an eye on, to help industry readers like you save time, and stay better informed.

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Yes, the nation is waking up to divided government. It is now a marathon to 2020. Who will win?

Our left-right evening market report is becoming a must-read for a growing number of pros. Everyone with motivation wants information that’s worthwhile. Everyone needs third party-reality checks.  That’s one of many reasons why we value reader input and tips.

 

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MHProNews looks at issues from a wide variety of perspectives.

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The evening market routinely places our MHVille industry into the broader, roiling, economic and political nexus that’s holding once far-greater industry from achieving its true potential.

 

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Every piece of a puzzle matters, if you want a complete picture.  The amount of capital in the U.S. today could readily expand manufactured housing production.  The same holds true for retail centers, or the creation of more developments and communities.

 

The factory-built home industry could come roaring back in short order. That’s what those years in the early 1990s tell you in the graphic above.

The news, historic context, plus analysis craved by folks from coast-to-coast isn’t found anywhere else in MHVille trade media. The cheers and jeers – the later of which we see as a badge of honor – because of who and why they’re motivated to smear, sneer, and jeer.

Here on MHProNews, we hold the powers that be, the blatantly fake or hypocritical, accountable. Because it all impacts and matters to you, and your loved ones.

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What’s Next?

There’s a series of open questions that will unfold in 2019.  They absolutely impact your profession. But they also impact tens of millions of lives, and represent trillions – yes, trillions – in economic value and activity.

 

FEAR, a Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis, and the Manufactured Home Dilemma

 

These facts and linked reports all provide evidence to back the thesis or claims with relevant data-points from credible sources.  When the facts are inter-laced in a report like this, a new clarity about the full scope of our opportunities – and obstacles – begins to emerge.

Why is manufactured housing underperforming?

Rigged system.  Misinformation that has been allowed to persist. Some of that at a local level, perhaps like the Disney case, may begin as innocent ignorance.  Ignorance is nothing to be ashamed of, we are all ignorant about many things.

But once Disney – or anyone else becomes informed, at that point, they are ignorant no longer.

Does it all interrelate?  As our readers in Wisconsin say, “youbetcha.”  Especially if you don’t want to be dust in the wind before your time.  This version of the Kansas song posted below are the lyrics and the song, and ‘only’ has 9 million views.  If only MHI could come up with a video that has 9 million views.

 

 

Life is rich and filled with meaning.  But we were not meant to be trampled upon, we were not meant to be divided as we are.  Abe Lincoln FOUGHT with people of good will to hold this nation together.

Don’t think for a second that you won’t have to fight too.

Because those who don’t fight have already surrendered, they just don’t know it.

By the way, those teen sex slaves?  They aren’t just from south of the border anymore.  By allowing lawlessness to occur, we’ve created human tragedies of drugs, sex, crime, and violence on both side of the U.S.-Mexican border.  It is a tragedy that crosses gender, age, racial and other lines.

It’s avoidable. Law and order must be restored.  If the laws that impact manufactured housing would be restored, and other laws were justly enforced, our nation would have an amazing revival.  If not, dust and ashes await.

 

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, a Novel Yet Proven Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis That Will Create Opportunities, Based Upon Existing Laws

 

Borderline and MHVille

One can’t snap a finger and change what’s happening at the southern border. Yes, visa overstays, and other immigration relate issues exist too. No one article this brief covers every angle.

Nor can we snap our fingers and instantly change what is happening in Washington, D.C., your state’s capital, or even in your own county.

Ponder for a few moments again the list of billionaires in this list below.  We’re not against honestly earned wealth. But when the system is rigged by whomever – and it is mostly the uber rich and their pawns, like MHI’s the Dick Jennison – then you have to ask how is that unraveled?

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The Democrats are not the same party that they used to be. Neither are the Republicans. Democrats have tilted socialist, and many say so openly. The GOP is becoming more Trumpian.

 

Its both simple, complex, and will require dedication. First, understanding, then action based upon understanding.  Sharing information is part of it.

 

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Submit confidential or on-the-record news tips, or comments at this linked email mailto:iReportMHNewsTips@mhmsm.com

 

Enforcing just laws and upholding human dignity are the heart of what must occur.  God gave us free will. We’re not robots.  We’re responsible for our decisions and choices. Make those choices good ones, and your life will have enduring meaning, even after you are dust in the wind.

So, this article will remind you and thousands of others who will read it why you are here reading in the first place. You want third-party reality checks to help you navigate your professional decisions. To make the most of your life and opportunities.

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Gus’ message came in response to a series of exposes on issues within manufactured housing, as well as tips, strategies, and opportunities.

Some of the richest, most powerful, and influential people in our industry will read this column.

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MHI can’t even get the data about our industry correct, why is that? MHI claims, for example, that there are some 40,000 full time workers (FTEs) in manufactured housing. We think that number is too low. Why? Several reasons, but ponder this one. While we can’t predict with certainty how many will read this article, it won’t be surprising if 15,000 to 20,000 will have read it within 30 to 45 days. Given the content is geared toward professionals, its an indicator of a high degree of industry engagement, plus some outside researchers, investors, policy wonks, etc. Nothing in MHVille comes close to this level of engagement by professionals. So while the industry is small today, arguably artificially modest due to the ‘rigged system,’ a large percentage are reading and re-reading what we publish. BTW, the reason there is a need for a new post-production association is precisely because of how MHI operates in fact, vs. what they posture. 

 

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Some of those who read here hate what we do.  Why?  Because they believe they benefit by the status quo, and by others being kept in the dark. It is reports like the one below that they hope we won’t re-link.

We just did. Click on that image/text box to access that report.

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Some of the industry’s rising stars are going to read this, at the same time that you do. Thousands – perhaps tens of thousands – of MHPros across the left-right political divide will surf in, and read this specific post.

The industry’s relatively low status today is the result of years of manipulation of “rigged” regulatory, zoning, capital markets, unjustified stigma, and sad slurs cast upon millions of HUD Code manufactured home and pre-June 15, 1976 mobile home owners.

Knowledge is only potential power. Understanding is a necessary first important step. But there must be follow-up steps beyond merely knowing too.

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Everyone of those voices noted, and numerous more that aren’t mentioned, are part of a network that keeps us informed. We in turn inform readers like yourself.

To better understand the battle for MHVille, and the emerging next steps, click the report linked here.

New HUD Code home shipments data will be released soon. You’ll see what we are hearing from our sources.

Stay tuned for the latest, and if you aren’t yet on our email list, you can sign up free in seconds at this link here.

From the biggest names in MHVille, to the mid-size, or modest ‘mom-and-pop’ professionals, you’re going to find the information here you won’t get from anyone else. Our thank to our tips, comments sources, business development clients and sponsors who make this possible.

Only when enough savvy, motivated people of good will are doing what’s right can we advance manufactured and modular housing long-term in an honorable and ethical fashion.

 

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The character Tyler Durden from the Fight Club, 20th Century Fox. Not necessarily an endorsement of the whole movie, just a thought provoking quote. 

 

It’s Fight Club. It’s Info Wars. It’s Battles with People Wielding Long Knives.

 

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From the ‘fight club.’ Crude, but true. But we are beloved dust, God made us for specific reasons. Will we do enduring work? Or will we fritter away the gift that we’ve been given? What’s past is done, it is what happens from this point forward that matters.

 

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