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2015 Louisville Show adds 2 more Free Business Building & Educational Seminars!

November 29th, 2014 Comments off

louisville-2014-seminarsDennis Hill and the Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation (MMHF) have announced two new seminars have been added to the 2015 Louisville Show business building and educational line up.

The current plan is for there to be 6 sessions total. In 2014, most sessions were standing room only, so arrangements for 2015 include adding space so more MH Professionals can attend the popular sessions. See map for seminar location, below.

More manufacturers and exhibitors are also scheduled for 2015 than in 2014. As in 2014 and previous years, the show is all indoors at the climate controlled Kentucky Exhibition Center (KEC).

The current line up for the 2015 professional seminars are as follows.

Wednesday January 21st

  1. Wednesday 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM. Brokers! Community Owners! Investors – Unite! Ron Thomas Sr. and a north-wing-lobby-harold-workman-kentuky-exhibition-center-kec-posted-louisville-manufactured-home-show-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com-panel of experts will present a fast-paced introduction to the many opportunities in manufactured housing, with a focus on buying and selling MH Communities. Have a community you want to sell? Come. Having trouble finding the right property to invest in? Be here – and learn how you can tap opportunities NOW that many large firms overlook.
  1. Wednesday 10 AM – 11 AM. Super-Charged Marketing reveals how to sell more homes and fill more vacant sites! Learn to Dominate Your Local Market with Cutting Edge marketing that attracts more customers with cash or good credit! You’ll discover how the “IGA for Manufactured Housing” plan transforms a HUD/MOD retail or MHCommunity operation’s results. Presented by LATonyKovach.com who’ll be joined by an industry veteran who is currently doing these things successfully. Tony was Standing Room Only in 2014, come see why.
  1. Wednesday 11:10 AM – 12 noon. The Appraisal Rule and Manufactured Home Lending Panel! Learn the latest legal ways to successfully meet CFPB regulations! Dick Enrst of FinmarkUSA.com will moderate, with Sherrie Clevenger/NADA and Dan Rinzema/DataComp – PLUS a panel of top industry lenders! If you sell or lease homes anywhere in the United States, don’t miss this discussion! It may be worth the entire trip to Louisville

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Thursday January 22nd

  1. Thursday 8:45 AM to 9”50 AM. Lessons Learned in Manufactured Home Communities! Last year’s session was standing room only! Once more, award winning Ross Kinzler of the WHA will lead an all start panel of microphone-presentations-louisville-manufactured-housing-show (1)experienced manufactured housing community owner/operators and experts. The audience Question and Answers along made this a must attend for operators, who came from coast to coast in 2014. Don’t miss it.
  1. Thursday 10 AM – 11 AM. Super-Charged Selling for Manufactured and Modular Homes! Whatever the financing or market climate, you can sell more factory built homes with these proven success systems! Workshop byLATonyKovach.com, joined by a MH Pro using these systems to sell more homes! See why Tony brings MH Pros back, year after year, with Standing Room Only education to advance your sales.
  1. Thursday 11:10 AM to 12 noon. Buying, Selling or Refinancing a Manufactured Home Community? Then the MHCommunity Commercial Lending Panel is a must for you! Moderated by expert Dick Ernst of FinmarkUSA.com, who will be joined by a panel of commercial lenders who specialize in this field! MHC Lending continues to improve… come and get the latest facts, straight from those who do the deals! Bring your questions for the lively Q&A. These commercial lending facts apply nationwide – so fly, drive or hitch your wagon and travel the Road to Success to the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show in 2015 

For an example of what Pros and Corporate Executives said about the 2014 seminars, click here.

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If you missed the Show in 2014, don’t miss it in 2015, because the education plus all the side-by-side exhibits all under one roof are an unbeatable combination anywhere in the U.S.. ##

(Photo and image credits – Louisville Show, ManufacturedHomes.com and MHProNews.)

Who Speaks for You in MH? Manufactured Housing’s Industry Voices 

November 28th, 2014 Comments off

industry-voices-collage-l-to-r-toprow-bottom-row-djpendelton-jay-hamilton-amy-bliss-marty-lavin-doug-ryan-bob-vahsholts-steve-lefler-jess-maxcy-bill-matchneer--dick-ernst-manufactured-housing-mhpronews-com-Who speaks for you in manufactured housing (MH)? Associations? Individuals? Corporations?

There are many voices in MH, and with the Industry Voices (IV) guest blog, any MH Professional, enthusiast or aficionado can submit a letter to the editor or an OpEd guest column.

Industry Voices  is one of our most popular MHProNews blogs, and some of these letters and OpEds are read months – or even years – after they are first published.

You don’t have to agree with any MHProNews editorial position to submit an article.  In fact, a variety of opinions and perspectives are precisely what makes IV a hot read.

Here are some current IV post headlines and their author: 

County Violated the Law in restricting placement of older Manufactured Homes? – Jay Hamilton

Favorable Juncture of Circumstances – CMHI Viewpoint – Jess Maxcy

Who Represents Manufactured Housing? – Bob Vahsholtz

A home built in a factory can be a home just like a site built? – Steve Lelfer

DJ Quixote’s Adventures In La Manufactured Housing – DJ Pendleton

An analysis of The Atlantic’s report on Manufactured Housing, CFPB and MH Financing – Amy Bliss

MHI, MHARR, MHIndustry Associations and the Manufactured Housing Leadership Issue

CFED’s Doug Ryan Sounds off on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Report on Manufactured Housing and MH FinancingDoug Ryan

Manufactured Housing Institute Responds to Doug Ryan-CFED commentary on CFPB report on Manufactured Housing Finance Jason Boehlert (now leaving the industry…see link here)

Preparing For CFPB’s New Appraisal And Valuation Rules – Dick Ernst

Where are we now? A Second Chance. – Marty Lavin

Kudos on Ron D’Ambra’s Thoughtful Article on HUD Code and Manufactured Housing Affordability – Bill Matchneer

To submit your own letter for consideration, please email this link and put Industry Voices in the subject line. ##

(MHProNews Photo Collage: Top left to right, top line towards bottom line = DJ Pendleton, Jay Hamilton, Amy Bliss, Marty Lavin, Steve Lefler, Doug Ryan, Bob Vahsholtz, Bill Matchneer, Jess Maxcy, Dick Enrst.)