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Lead, Kindly Light

November 6th, 2018 Comments off



Lead, kindly Light, amidst th’encircling gloom,

Lead thou me on!


The night is dark, and I am far from home;

Lead thou me on!


Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see

The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that thou

Shouldst lead me on;

I loved to choose and see my path; but now

Lead thou me on!


I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,

Pride ruled my will: remember not past years!

So long thy power hath blessed me, sure it still

Will lead me on.

O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till

The night is gone,

And with the morn those angel faces smile,

Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!


–    John Henry Newman


My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge…”

–    Hosea 4:6 (CSB)



Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths

– Proverbs 3:5-6, source, Got Questions?


Scripture protects private property rights. It teaches that “unjust weights and measures” are to be rejected.

Before modern currencies became common, the barter or trading of good and services was more common. So a just “weight and measure” was an admonition that someone not defraud another by deception.

Lying was likewise condemned, in a very formal ways, since Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments.

The challenges of our manufactured home industry can in many ways be boiled down to


  • Facts vs. misinformation.
  • Action guided by the truth, vs. action or inaction that lacks a proper understanding.
  • Equal justice under law.
  • A system rigged against the everyday Americans, including numerous small to mid-sized businesses.

The evidence reveals our homes are a great value, but are misunderstood, and the system has often been tilted in the favor of a few. Of the top ten richest in America, 7 of those 10 are pro-Democrat.



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.


President Barack H. Obama (D) had his 8 years, isn’t it only fair that President Donald J. Trump get his next two years with a congress that will work with him for an agenda that is working?


Danny Glover, Presidents Barack Obama & Donald Trump, Promises Kept, and Affordable Manufactured Housing


It’s in your hands, so please Vote.

If you’ve voted, get others on the fence to see the Light. “Lead, Kindly Light… Lead Thou Me On.”

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4 and 0 – Special Elections and Manufactured Housing – Clayton, Connor, Hamilton

June 29th, 2017 Comments off

SpecialElectionGOPDemsSpecialElectionMHProNewsI don’t care whether you are a liberal, conservative, independent or something else – the bottom line with this year’s [2016 presidential] election was simply more of the same or something new, different or unique,” said Tim Connor, CSP.

Jim Clayton told MHProNews that “my thinking is increasingly optimistic and tends to align with those Republican leaders who are creatively saving-face while migrating back to the fold – and to PresidentDonald the Disruptor.”

But reading or watching much of the mainstream media makes it clear that many feel differently than Clayton’s founder or those who support the “Donald the Disruptor” agenda. #Resistance, insults to the president, his supporters and our industry from those like Keith Olbermann – reported here – have been headline news.

Georgia 6, MSM and MHVille

For several months, the mainstream media (MSM) covered the run-up to the Georgia 6th district special election.


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Republican Karen Handel won Georgia’s special election on Tuesday, June 20th.  That win kept in the GOP 4-0 vs. Democrats in the post-inauguration special elections.  The race pitted Handel – who emerged from a crowed Republican field – to defeat a young, appealing-to-many Democrat, Jon Ossoff.

While manufactured housing is far from a homogenous group politically, informal surveys have suggested that the professionals in the industry tend to favor President Donald J. Trump’s agenda.

A New York Times survey pre-election in 2016 indicated that most “mobile home” [sic] residents also tended to favor Trump.

DefiningSICinJournalismDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews-comBoth MHI and MHARR have officially welcomed the Trump Administration, notably on areas where regulatory roll backs, pro-growth business policies are being advocated and advanced.


GMHA – the View of Handel-Ossoff from GA 6th


Jay Hamilton, Executive Director, Georgia Manufactured Housing Association (GMHA).

The New York Times and the DNC [Democratic National Committee] decided to take this election and show Trump was such a poor President that even a Moderate Democrat could win in a typically Republican suburban district north of Atlanta. Trump only carried the 6th District by 2% because this district has been slowly shifting toward the Dems for the last few years,” said Jay Hamilton, Executive Director for the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association (GMHA), to MHProNews.

All the [pre-election] polls showed Ossoff winning by a few points,” said Hamiliton, “but as it [the race] tightened up, the polls never [properly] reflected the change.”

Hamilton pointed out that record sums were spent, most of it from out-of-state. He noted the appeal of Ossoff and that he had many of the qualities that might have won Democrat.  “They were millennial hunting,” he with Ossoff, he said, trying to get someone who sounded fiscally conservative but socially liberal.

The GMHA exec recalled that “Handel is a very vocal opponent to abortion due to her devout Christian faith,” adding – “she left as Vice President the Susan Koman Cancer Foundation in a stink because she was encouraging them to not fund Planned Parenthood…” Hamilton noted one of the key errors in the Democratic strategy.

The “DNC made a huge deal out of how important this election was to them. They should have kept that to themselves. [They] Kept bragging about Trump was going to hand this to them. This brought out all the Republican voters as well as the Dems who voted for Trump to vote against DNC.”

Hamilton detailed several tactical and strategic errors the Democrats made, including: “They ran a candidate who could not vote in his own district that he was running in. He lives two districts a way.  Bad, Bad, Bad move as [POTUS] Trump would say.”


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What this leaves the DNC with is an 0-4 record, in some cases after having spent huge sums of money in a local race.  Early estimates for this GA6 contest indicate it was the most money ever spent on a congressional race.  Hamilton tells MHProNews to expect to see more of Ossoff in the future, as this is the kind of candidate the DNC is looking to win with.

NBC News’ Chuck Todd has said that while the president doesn’t have a clear majority, he does have a clear polarity of voters, describing his followers a the biggest thing out there in politics today.

Michael Bloomberg – who has considered an independent run for the White House and leans left – has stated that at this point, President Trump is well on his way toward re-election in 2020.

But the current GOP in the House and Senate may – or may not – fare as well, unless they get some key legislative items like a publicly acceptable repeal and replace ObamaCare, and tax reform done.

Democrats are still trailing in fund-raising, so given a mixed mood about the Congress, a plurality for the president and the DNC in disarray, the next 18 months are up for grabs. ##

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Could Modular Determine the Outcome of an Election?

April 14th, 2017 Comments off

A modular unit in London. Credit: The Guardian.

For incumbent London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the answer could very well be yes.

According to Property Week, the importance of addressing London – and the U.K.’s – affordable housing crisis was front and center in a discussion on the mayor’s performance among developers and professionals gathered in Cannes.

The message was clear: Khan needs to pick up the pace if he plans on being re-elected.

But one move could make a striking difference to perceptions of the mayor’s progress – removing barriers and accelerating the use of modular housing for London’s new homes,” said David Sheridan, CEO of Keepmoat.


David Sheridan. Credit: Property Week.

Sheridan believes that modular housing “is a feature of the normal rather than something that is unusual – but this view will take time to embed.”

Perhaps it is memories of system-built or prefabricated post-war homes that is holding the capital back – but if London throws off these shackles the rate of house building could increase dramatically and potentially play a big role in Mayor Khan’s re-election,” said Sheridan.

Sheridan says that the group realized that there was much to learn from other sectors, including those that build schools, when it comes to modular construction. The group also came up with a plan for the Greater London Authority to stimulate and invest in modular construction, including working with boroughs to standardize design, secure grant funding, and developing a framework of partners to speed development.

Output from traditional house building methods is constrained and close to its limit – with the availability of labor only set to tighten further as Britain prepares to leave the European Union,” said Sheridan.

The answer is in the existence of a number of progressive players delivering modular products that can be applied to different site challenges. These products will add to the supply from traditional house building, not replace it. Modular systems have the potential to accelerate estate regeneration; they can be used to provide new homes on top of existing buildings and on small infill sites. They also offer high-quality homes that can blend into the suburbs.”

Sheridan also believes that modular construction can reduce the upheaval on residents, by offering high-quality housing requiring much shorter construction periods.

We are talking about installation of up to eight homes a day,” said Sheridan.


Mayor Sadiq Khan. Credit: Property Week.

He also had a suggestion for the Mayor with regard to re-election.

With the clock ticking on his mayoralty, there is nothing Mayor Khan could do more effectively to speed up housing supply than making London an exemplar for modular construction over the next three years,” said Sheridan.

For more on modular and prefab housing in the U.K., including China National Building Material Company (CNBM), Barcelona Housing Systems and U.K. housing association Your Housing Group (YHG) joining forces to build six prefab factories that will deliver 25,000 energy efficient homes per year by 2022, click here. ##


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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry News – November 27th – December 3rd, 2016

December 4th, 2016 Comments off

sunday-morning-weekly-manufactured-home-pro-news-recap-1-4-to-1-10-2015-mhpronews-com-With Entrepreneurs November in MHVille 2016, in the rear-view mirror, December and an entirely new set of featured articles are found on the home page. Our theme for this month is:

DAAD = Dramatic! Advent! Adventure! December 2016!

To see the line-up of over 3 dozen featured articles for this month, along with the headline commentary, please click the link above.

Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day-by-day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.


When you read the lineup for the month found on the home page, you can reflect on another motto as you chart your own professional path ahead: “We Provide, You Decide.”  ©


What’s New On MHLivingNews



Clayton Home Building Group Donates New Home to Alabama Resident in Need, Video


No Longer “Trailer Trash” – Manufactured Homes are Quality, Affordable Housing


What’s New On MHProNews


Saturday December 3rd, 2016


Investor Makes Big Moves on Skyline Homes  

Harvard Clinton-Trump Campaign Debate & Trump Thank You Tour-Videos


Friday December 2nd, 2016


Is Ben Carson the Right Choice for HUD Secretary? Depends On Who You Ask

Louisiana-Pacific Leads Up Day For Manufactured Housing Comp, Broader Markets Mixed


Manufactured Home Owners Face Unique Crisis, Community Response 

As Winter Approaches, Fire Safety Facts and Myths Take Center Stage 

Dreaming of a Free Home at Christmas – Ava Wood’s True Story 

Equity Lifestyle Properties Sees Volume Spike in Stock, Updates Earnings Guidance


Thursday December 1st, 2016


Berkshire Hathaway, Skyline lead Manufactured Housing Comp, Broader Markets Mixed, Dow New Record High 

Economic Boom Causing Manufactured Home Community Evictions?

Explosion at Manufactured Home Community Injures Resident


Clayton Homes Makes a new Acquisition

Sun Communities Price Targets, Ratings from Analysts

December 2016 MHProNews Featured Articles Scheduled


Wednesday November 30th, 2016


Skyline, Affiliated Managers Up, Manufactured Housing Comp Down, Big OPEC News-Video

Cavco Investor$ Modify Holdings, Analysts Provide Ratings


Jim Visser, Journal of Manufactured Housing say “Thank You!” and Good-bye

Court Puts Overtime Rule on Hold

Majority of Financial Advisors See Strong Economy Under Donald Trump


Tuesday November 29th 2016


Patrick, Drew Industries Up, Manufactured Housing Comp, Broader Markets Green – Video

Zillow’s Predictions for U.S. Housing Market Under Donald Trump


Looking for Millennials? You Likely Won’t Find Them in the Home Building Sector

Modular Company Helps Schools to Solve Fluctuating Enrollment Challenges


Monday November 28th, 2016


Sun Communities, Equity LifeStyle Properties Up, Manufactured Housing Comp Value, Broader Markets Down

No Longer “Trailer Trash” – Manufactured Homes are Quality Affordable Housing


MH Communities Threatened by Toxic Plume, Questions Remain

Drew Industries Names New CFO, Quarterly Dividend posted

Report: What’s the Most Partisan Federal Agency?


Sunday November 27th, 2016


Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry News – November 20th – November 27th, 2016 ##

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Buffett On President-Elect Donald Trump: “He Deserves Everybody’s Respect”

November 15th, 2016 Comments off

Warren Buffett. Credit: Invest With Alex

Even though he supported Hillary Clinton in this years’ presidential election, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett says that the nation needs to unite.

I support any president of the United States. It’s very important that the American people coalesce behind the president,” Buffett told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an interview on November 11th.

That doesn’t mean they can’t criticize him or they can’t disagree with what he’s doing maybe. But we need a country unified. He deserves everybody’s respect.

Buffett says that his choice to support Clinton was largely due to her temperament, and that he has not spoken with her since the election. He also shared that he understands that Americans upset about the lack of growth of the economy helped to get Trump elected.

Buffett also said that he would be willing to help the president-elect should he ask.

I would do that with any president. I’ve never called a president in my life. So I don’t initiate ‘em,” he said.

But if any president asks me for help in any way, I mean, that’s part of being a citizen.

Berkshire Hathaway stock has been on the rise since the election, with increase each day. For Buffett, he said that he was never concerned about stories predicting a stock market crash if Trump won, calling the fears “silly.”  For the most recent closing numbers, found on the Daily Business News’ manufactured housing industry connected stocks, please click here.


Credit: Bloomberg.

Buffett said that he’s optimistic about the future of the U.S.

America is a fantastic county.

The Manufactured Housing Industry Speaks

MHProNews and MHLivingNews publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach provided post-election commentary and collected feedback from MH industry pros.


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Tim Connor, CSP. Credit: LinkedIn.

I don’t care whether you are a liberal, conservative, independent or something else – the bottom line with this year’s election was simply more of the same or something new, different or unique,” said Tim Connor, CSP.

Eddie Hicks, a long time MH industry veteran and consultant shared his take.

M/H owners are certainly one of the ‘hidden majority’ who may have felt somewhat disenfranchised in recent years,” said Hicks.

It’s the dawning of a new day. After the shock and elation or disappointment wash over us, and we all have taken a collective deep breath, we can begin looking to the future. And in that future I think it is safe to say that changes, well, they are a come’in,” said Texas Manufactured Housing Association executive director DJ Pendleton.

DJ Pendleton. Credit: MHProNews.

DJ Pendleton. Credit: MHProNews.

For any who might not yet be aware, in addition to President-Elect Trump heading to the White House, both the House and Senate will now be controlled by a Republican majority. All three branches of government are in Republican control. What will this mean? It simply means that there is little in the way of the Republican policy agenda.

The full article by Kovach can be found here. ##

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