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Emerging Mainstream News Trend? Are Positive Manufactured Home Reports Increasing?

September 27th, 2016 Comments off
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As the U.S. population rises, the steady growth of the mainstream housing market probably comes as a surprise to few. What may come as a surprise to veteran HUD Code manufactured housing professionals is that an affordable housing option –– manufactured homes! – has had a suddenly flurry of positive coverage, by mainstream news outlets.

Bloomberg, HousingWire, Realtor and Fox News have all recently published articles that celebrate the wonders of modern manufactured housing.

Bloomberg’s report showed that the average sales price for a new manufactured home could cost close to well less than half the cost of a site-built home.

So why aren’t more aspiring homeowners with a limited budget opting for manufactured homes? What can the industry do to supplement this recent influx of positive mainstream media reports?

Some possible answers to these questions—complete with photos, illustrations and videos – can be found at full story, linked here. ##

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22 Million Tune into GOP Convention; the Media Rundown 

July 21st, 2016 Comments off

Republican_National_Convention_2016__wsj_credit postedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsNielsen Ratings reports during the 10 PM eastern time slot when Donald Trump’s wife Melania and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani were addressing the first night of the Republican National Convention, several cable news outlets raised their viewer audience substantially over four years ago, while one slipped in the ratings.

CNN’s average viewership more than doubled from the 1.47 million in 2012 to 294 million Monday night, while MSNBC posted a 35 percent increase over the last convention, nearly two million viewers, according to wsj.

Fox News slipped from 6.89 million viewers in 2012 to 6.35 million average the first night of the charged gathering, perhaps, as MHProNews understands, related to the expected ouster of Fox News founder and chairman, Roger Ailes. He has built the network into a conservative powerhouse over the last 20 years.

Among the broadcast networks during the 10 PM slot, NBC posted the highest number with an average viewership of 3.91. ABC was second with 3.64 million and CBS topped out at 2.69 million. The networks did not cover the first night of the 2012 Republican convention.

As unorthodox as Mr. Trump’s campaign style, so too was the first night in Cleveland: Trump’s elegant wife, Melania, addressed the crowd, borrowing a similar pair of phrases from current first lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 address to the Democratic convention. (The speech writer has since offered to resign over the error, but Trump refused to accept her resignation.)

Additionally, reality star Willie Robertson from Duck Dynasty, and one time pitchman for Clayton Homes, also spoke as did actor Scott Baio.

Moreover, traditionally, the party’s nominee does not appear until the last day of the convention. Trump appeared briefly to introduce his wife.

For the Masthead’s view on the race, click here. ##

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Discarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac = A Nightmare

August 12th, 2013 Comments off

While the Republican-led House Financial Services Committee is supporting legislation to totally eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from the mortgage business with no government interference , the Democrat-majority Senate Banking Committee says the government needs to be a backstop to make certain borrowers of modest means can continue to obtain financing. Even President Obama, as MHProNews reported here Aug. 7, states the mortgage industry would be better served with more private sector involvement. Meanwhile, as HousingWire reports, Fox News blogger Peter Morici and USA Today both say eliminating Fannie and Freddie would raise the cost of borrowing to a level that would be out of reach of the middle class.

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Massachusetts Tightening Modular Inspection Requirements

March 26th, 2012 Comments off

massachusetts-quarterFrom FoxNews Boston, MHProNews.com learns that Massachusetts is cracking down on modular home builders and inspectors. That’s in light of previous stories on the network that the network says exposed flaws in state oversight of the industry. FOX told the story of Ron and Phyllis Chasse who bought a modular home, but ended up losing their life savings. Following the story the state ordered the home to be gutted and uncovered electrical and plumbing issues. Currently inspected inside the factory by company-hired inspectors, Manufacturers and inspectors will now need board approval to be certified in Massachusetts instead of just approval by state staffers. According to the report the home was manufactured by Signature Homes. The company says there has only been one complaint in the state.

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