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Turn the Page, Manufactured Housing Making History

December 30th, 2018 Comments off

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There are words, and then there are deeds.

 

There’s smoke and mirrors, or the clarity born of facts, evidence, and sound reason.

It’s about time to turn the page. 2018 is about to come to a close. It will be several weeks before the industry at large knows the final tallies for HUD Code manufactured housing shipments for the year. But rest assured, about a dozen (+/-) MHPros already know pretty close to what the final count for 2018 will be.

You’ll get an idea too from one of the articles in a headline linked below.

Why did the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) invest a purported 5 figures in a video to promote how great they are? Is it because annual dues/membership renewal time was coming up? Did the Arlington, VA based MHI want to get into the pockets of independents in manufactured housing once again? Did MHI leaders want to collect more money from independents before the disappointing totals for 2018 would be revealed?

There are many ways to point to the tragic truth that:

  • thousands of manufactured housing (MH) independents,
  • numbers of investors, and
  • millions of consumers have debatably been conned, manipulated, and cheated out of greater wealth.

We never say things like that lightly. Keep in mind, we have done our share of ‘cheer leading’ on MHProNews and on MHLivingNews for the industry too. Cheer leading is easy.  Cheer leading, when it is honest, is fun.  Telling several thousand industry pros that they’ve been ripped off?  Not nearly as much fun.  Don’t blame the messenger for the #Nettlesome message, we’re just following the evidence, tips from sources, track record, and common sense.

There came a point in time when questions, evidence, and logic opened-our-eyes as to the obvious reasons why the industry has failed to progress. Why did RVs roar past MH?  Why is mainstream housing so high, when the value of manufactured and modular homes should mean that our MH industry should be performing at much higher levels too?

When affordable housing is in crisis, and MHVille will finish about 100,000 (+/-) shipments, how is it possible that voices from Arlington keep belting out that same old tired song?

There comes a point in time when the accumulation of voices that kept telling MHProNews, ‘something is wrong here’ begs for attention. We’re returning the favor that those voices gave to us.

There comes a time to turn the page.

But a way simple way to prove the truth about MHI is to invite the leadership of the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis to do the right thing.  No excuses.  Just do one thing right, one time, on one specific issue.

Turn the page and learn more.

 

 

The Disney “Trailer” Controversy & MHI ‘Leadership’

Bragging is easy for some. But it’s performance that counts.

When MHI’s former chairman Tim Williams, who is also the president of Berkshire Hathaway owned 21st Mortgage Corp, says there’s a good case to be made that every problematic report, misuse of terminology, etc. should be challenged, it was a revealing statement.

We believe that Tim Williams was right on that point.

Why did Clayton, Warren Buffett or Berkshire Vice-Chair Charlie Munger respond to attacks on Clayton, 21st, or Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance (VMF)? It can be oversimplified and summed up n two words.

Reputation Defense.

If Reputation Defense is good enough for Clayton, 21st, and VMF – then why isn’t a fact-based reputation defense of the entire MH industry every bit as important to MHI, or the Berkshire brands that dominate MHVille? Why has MHI already weighed in with Disney, to defend the industry’s reputation?

MHI and their masters will either weigh in on the Disney controversy – see the articles linked below – or not. It’s really that simple.

Our publisher, L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach, has reached out to numbers of those MHI leaders on Friday. He did so bcc’ing numbers of MHI and non-MHI members. He also sent a message to an attorney who claims to represent MHI.

No excuses.  The truth will come out, period.

Either MHI and their Omaha-Knoxville and allied masters will act to defend the reputation of manufactured housing – as has:

–   Mark Weiss, JD, President of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR)

–   Al Kemp, Executive Director of the Manufactured Home Park Owners (BC, Canada), and

   Paul Bradley, President of ROC USA already have.

Or MHI won’t. Simple. Clear.  No excuses.

See what those 3 industry leaders had to say in one of the linked articles on Disney further below.

 

MHI-Inspired “Boycott”?

It spoke volumes that MHI purportedly had their part-time surrogate, George Allen, call for a “boycott” of MHProNews within hours of our article and most recent headline news update being published and emailed.

Antitrust Girard Gibbs law firm says this, “A group boycott occurs when two or more competitors in a relevant market refuse to conduct business with a specific individual or company. Individual companies may always unilaterally decide to stop doing business with another company, but agreements between competitors may violate antitrust laws.”

So, there is a legal expert’s view that an organized boycott can be an antitrust violation. That means that those who were behind the called for boycott, have placed themselves in the legal cross hairs.

Those who participate, ditto.

The hypocritical irony of the call for a boycott is that GF Allen has – when he was on the outs with MHI – called MHI and their masters, Oligarchs. Allen has said in his own words that the industry was being monopolized. But sadly, the retired Marine Allen has a purported reputation for saying and doing what he thinks will give him more money, leverage, and/or attention. Rest assured, if a group of independents offered Allen a pile of cash, based on his history, he’d arguably turn on MHI again in a New York minute. His own reputation after the SECO-connected legal fiasco speaks sufficiently of his credibility. Keep in mind that just because SECO isn’t in the headlines, that doesn’t mean that the investigation and case prep aren’t ongoing.

George can say whatever stuff he wishes to say or write – within the norms of the law, ethics, etc. – but facts still matter. If Allen had proven a single claims, that might have been interesting. But instead, bomb throwing without a shred of evidence, and a call for a “boycott.”  That’s called a red herring. It’s also arguably opened Allen – and those with him – up for legal investigation, and potential action.

It would also be the reasons why industry pros should say, ‘what are the folks in Arlington and Knoxville trying to keep us from reading?’

Short of successful criminal and civil actions against the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis, the next greatest thing they fear is arguably exposure.  Once the mask is completely off, then their MHI connected ‘alleged’ con game is over.

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As with any con, the faces smile while pockets are being picked. Is your firm one of those pockets being picked?

After all, if those in MHVille who see MHI in a protection racket/con game fashion are correct, then the little guys are paying to have the big guys destroy the little guys own interests.

Or as Marty Lavin, an MHI award winner put it in his words, MHI only works for the little guys when that happens to match the interests of the big guys.

Within an hour of being asked, Al Kemp – who was on vacation in Hawaii when his office had contacted him – within an hour, Al had written Disney a fine message.  It was a good compliment to those from Mark Weiss and Paul Bradley. Al thought it that important.

If Al Kemp, Mark Weiss and Paul Bradley did, how about MHI?

What excuse will MHI give? Does it matter? Or if they now act only because they were pushed into it, what glory is there in that?

Do you see why our publisher has at times used satire? Don’t the tragic jokes practically write themselves?

And if MHI or the Berkshire brands do – out of shame or embarrassment – finally weigh in with Disney on their terminology issue – and they should! – then here’s the next question.  Why haven’t they done a real reputation defense of the entire MH Industry for the last few years on all similar issues?

It’s debatably time to turn the page on the failed systems and problematic leaders of recent years.

In the articles and reports that follow, several themes will come to light.

1)    There are huge opportunities in factory-built housing.

2)    Manufactured homes are underperforming.  That’s opportunity in disguise, for those who know what to do.

3)    That logically means that MHI, their allies and surrogates, have ignored reputation defense.  Doesn’t that disproportionately hurt the little guys more than the big ones?

Our sources in Washington and other cities were investigations of the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis are underway tell us that these things take time. You and thousands will need to be patient, just as we are.

But there will likely come a day when you’ll wake up to a headline that’s not found first on MHProNews, but rather will be in national media. Those imagined headlines could read like this:

  • Antitrust charges filed against major firms, and trade group, details at 10.”
  • “RICO-related arrests occurred at national trade association headquarters, details at 10.”

The mantra of a con artist is ‘never, ever give up the con.’ They – whomever are in that loop – won’t likely confess, unless it is part of a plea deal with federal/state investigators. They arguably won’t admit they’re deceiving the MH industry they claim to be protecting.

The powers that be certainly won’t want to face millions of manufactured home owners – who because DTS isn’t being properly implemented by MHI, Fannie and Freddie – are arguably be cheated of lower payments, and higher resale values.

Turn the page.

2018 is almost done. 2019 is almost upon us.

Thousands of more pros are logging on daily than at this time a year ago.  Why?  Because at a minimum, they – like you – are learning to be more skeptical of the ludicrous claims made by MHI and their puppet masters.

 

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Anyone who can produce graphics like the above, and can still smile, ask for their year-end bonuses, and do so while they tell you that 100,000 (+/-) new HUD Code manufactured homes are sold in 2018 are selling and/or smoking something.

Buying or smoking what they offer is arguably bad for your health.

Want to make manufactured housing history? Turn the page.

 

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Liars can lie with a straight face. Con artists can’t give up the con, because if they do, what’s left for them? Either MHI knows what they say they are doing – in which case shipments should be rising significantly, right? Or MHI and their Knoxville-Omaha masters don’t know what to do, in which case their failure to move the needle makes sense, but in that case, they shouldn’t claim to be leaders, right? Or, MHI knows what to do, and do what doesn’t work, which benefits a few that want to consolidate the industry into their hands at a discount – are there other logical alternatives? If so, please, explain it in writing, because MHI can’t or won’t. 

 

What’s good for your health is a dose of reality-based reports. See those hot-linked headlines and image/text boxes that take you to the reports for the week from 12.23.2018 to 12.30.2018 are below.

Notice: the headlines that are also boxed-links isn’t to imply that story may be more important than another.  Read every headline, because what you need may be the one you could miss. Resolve to make the changes at your location that can make 2019 brighter than any other year. 

With no further adieu, let’s dive into the week that was.

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

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Saturday 12.29.2018

Going PreFab, Habitat for Humanity Announces Plan for Factory Home Building in 2019

Going PreFab, Habitat for Humanity Announces Plan for Factory Home Building in 2019

 

Friday 12.28.2018

Leaving Paradise, “Hell on Earth” – FEMA and Christmas, New Year Responses to Grim Camp Fire

Leaving Paradise, “Hell on Earth” – FEMA and Christmas, New Year Responses to Grim Camp Fire

Bankrupt Sears Gets Last Minute Bid, Plus MH Market Updates

 

MHARR, ROC USA, Canadian Association Weigh-In On Disney “Trailers” Controversy

MHARR, ROC USA, Canadian Association Weigh-In On Disney “Trailers” Controversy

What the Latest Numbers from #1 Manufactured Housing Market Texas Reveals

What the Latest Numbers from #1 Manufactured Housing Market Texas Reveals

 

Thursday 12.27.2018

“We Have to Keep Changing Too as Retailers”

7 Facts Can Free You from Bear Market Fears, Plus MH Market Updates

7 Facts Can Free You from Bear Market Fears, Plus MH Market Updates

Oil, Soybean Market Maneuvers and Manipulation Reveal Broader Concerns for MHVille

Oil, Soybean Market Maneuvers and Manipulation Reveal Broader Concerns for MHVille

Metro Town Rejects Hundreds of Affordable Housing Units, Cites Reasons Against Using Manufactured Homes

Metro Town Rejects Hundreds of Affordable Housing Units, Cites Reasons Against Using Manufactured Homes

 

Wednesday 12.26.2018

Santa Rally Better Late Than Never, Dow Up 1,000 – Most Tracked Manufactured Home Stocks Rise

Introducing Hyundai Engineering Projects, Donates Disaster-Resistant Modular Homes

Introducing Hyundai Engineering Projects, Donates Disaster-Resistant Modular Homes

FEMA Manufactured Housing Unit (MHU) Program Extension Announced

FEMA Manufactured Housing Unit (MHU) Program Extension Announced

Disney Utilizes Inaccurate, Prejudicial Terminology “Trailer” Offensive to Factory-Builders, Homeowners

Disney Utilizes Inaccurate, Prejudicial Terminology “Trailer” Offensive to Factory-Builders, Homeowners

 

Tuesday 12.25.2018

Legends, Battle of Bedford Falls, and Christmas in Affordable Housing’s MH Land

Legends, Battle of Bedford Falls, and Christmas in Affordable Housing’s MH Land

Sears Prefab Home Initiative

Sears Prefab Home Initiative

 

Monday 12.24.2018

Divergence-Real Economy vs. Market, POTUS Blames FED, Market Plunge Deepens, Plus MH Equities Updates

Best Prefab, Modular Homes 2018, Videos

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“Manufactured Housing Institute Attorney” Letter and MHProNews Response

“Manufactured Housing Institute Attorney” Letter and MHProNews Response

Clayton Donates Manufactured Home for Christmas, But What’s Up With Those Lumps of Coal?

Clayton Donates Manufactured Home for Christmas, But What’s Up With Those Lumps of Coal?

 

12.23.2018

Escaping the Grave? Affordable, Manufactured Housing News

Escaping the Grave? Affordable, Manufactured Housing News

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Father and Son, How Often? Common Sense, and Manufactured Housing Industry Week in Review 10-21 to 10-28-2018

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1. It can be interesting to observe a father and son.  ‘Whenever you encounter a problem, what do you do?’ father Tony asked 11 year old son Tamas (pronounced ‘tah mash.’) “Goal and solution orientation,” young Tamas promptly said.

 

2. How often do you want your marketing message seen or heard? Once or twice a month? Or would it be better if it was several times daily?

Do you want your marketing message seen by qualified candidates, the right target audience, or by those who might never give you, your product or service a second thought? 

The answers are obvious, aren’t they? It’s common sense. 

A hurricane and days of rain were not enough to stop Legacy Housing from having two back-to-back, highly successful events this fall.  Trade show season prep for 2019 is underway or about to begin.  Do you want a better result?  Why not do what Legacy or others have done, and use this platform, which has the biggest and most engaged audience?  MHProNews is number one for many reasons.  Proven results are among them, click here.

Every year, at show time for manufactured housing, we pack it all up and take our son on the road for a week for each major trade show.  We look forward to seeing thousands of you in person, at one of the upcoming 2019 events.

 

3. Common Sense.

Common sense is making a come-back in America. To get a better outcome, you have to do things differently.  That’s common sense.  To improve results, you have to fact-check the claims of those who say they are leading the industry, and see if they are in fact leading in a good, bad, or meh direction.

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and others that matter to decision makers in MHVille.  Why? Because no one else covers the issues that matters to manufactured homes and factory-built housing like MHProNews.  While others may produce content monthy or every other week, etc., no one else is producing relevant business-daily content for our industry, other than MHProNews.

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With no further adieu, the week in review is found below. 

 

What’s News on Manufactured Home Living News

 

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

 

 

“I knew right from the beginning.” When President Trump, First Lady Melania, VP Pence Toured Manufactured Home Community

 

 

Manufactured Home Resident Group President Cautions Against MHAction, Surprising Background Reveal to Manufactured Housing Action

 

 

  

What’s New on the Masthead

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GIGO, Esther Sullivan, Clayton Homes, Boston Globe, GSMOL on ‘Manufactured Insecurity-Mobile Home Parks and Americans’ Tenuous Right to Place’

 

 

What’s New on MHARR

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HUD “Clarification” on Frost-Free IB Offers More Questions and Confusion Than Answers

 

 

HUD Will Not Finalize Proposed “Frost-Free” Interpretive Bulletin

 

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

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Saturday 10.27.2018


Feds Bring Charges Against Manufactured Home Community Owner

Feds Bring Charges Against Manufactured Home Community Owner

 

 

Friday 10.26.2018

  Guggenheim ’Classic Seasonal Adjustment,’ Pollster says Hedge Funds Nervous Over Midterms, But GOP Can Win House and Senate, Plus MH Market Updates

  Triad Financial Services Recent Reporting on Manufactured Home Lending

Triad Financial Services Recent Reporting on Manufactured Home Lending

 

  Factory-Built Housing Pros, Opportunity Zones Roll-Out Approaches, Insider Look

Factory-Built Housing Pros, Opportunity Zones Roll-Out Approaches, Insider Look

 

  Painful or Pleasurable Discoveries, True Manufactured Home Confession

Painful or Pleasurable Discoveries, True Manufactured Home Confession

 

 

Thursday 10.25.2018

  MHC, Housing Giant Blackstone Group Lands $20 Billion, Plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

MHC, Housing Giant Blackstone Group Lands $20 Billion, Plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

 

  SWOT – Threats to Manufactured Home Communities, Retailers, Independent Producers, and Others in MHVille

SWOT – Threats to Manufactured Home Communities, Retailers, Independent Producers, and Others in MHVille

 

  MH Challenger – 3D Printed Housing ICON Closes Funding, Conventional Housing Giant DR Horton, Middle Eastern, Deep Pocket Investors

MH Challenger – 3D Printed Housing ICON Closes Funding, Conventional Housing Giant DR Horton, Middle Eastern, Deep Pocket Investors

 

  Weaponized News Spotlight – HUD, MHARR and Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)

Weaponized News Spotlight – HUD, MHARR and Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)

 

 

Wednesday 10.24.2018

  Housing Reform, Trump Admin Policy, Secretary Ben Carson Video Interview

Housing Reform, Trump Admin Policy, Secretary Ben Carson Video Interview

 

  Apple CEO Tim Cook Warns Your Data is ‘Being Weaponized’ Against You, Stocks Sink, MH Market Updates

Apple CEO Tim Cook Warns Your Data is ‘Being Weaponized’ Against You, Stocks Sink, MH Market Updates

 

  Did MHProNews Miss This? MHI Insider News Tip – Following Evidence, Money

Did MHProNews Miss This? MHI Insider News Tip – Following Evidence, Money

 

  “A Nation of Laws” – Donald Tye, Jr. Affordable Housing, and Manufactured Homes

“A Nation of Laws” – Donald Tye, Jr. Affordable Housing, and Manufactured Homes

 

 

Tuesday 10.23.2018

  Transparency – What Manufactured Housing Industry Pros Have Proclaimed

Transparency – What Manufactured Housing Industry Pros Have Proclaimed

 

  “Opportunities for Medium to Long-Term Investors,” Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Equities, Market Updates

  Cruz Lights Up Houston Trump Rally, in Key Race in Manufactured Housing Leading State of Texas

Cruz Lights Up Houston Trump Rally, in Key Race in Manufactured Housing Leading State of Texas

 

  Clayton’s Denial, But Mainstream News Reports Ongoing Federal Investigation of Manufactured Housing Industry Giant

Clayton’s Denial, But Mainstream News Reports Ongoing Federal Investigation of Manufactured Housing Industry Giant

 

 

Monday 10.22.2018

  Supreme Court Case Could Determine if Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Firms Can Censor Users

Supreme Court Case Could Determine if Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Firms Can Censor Users

 

  Goldman Memo on Midterms: How Will Voting Outcomes Affect Stocks? Plus, MH Market Updates

  Retail in the Digital Age, and Manufactured Housing

Retail in the Digital Age, and Manufactured Housing

 

  Manufactured Home Communities Sold=Mega-Million$, SUN Settles Big Case, ‘Mobile Homes’ in the News

Manufactured Home Communities Sold=Mega-Million$, SUN Settles Big Case, ‘Mobile Homes’ in the News

 

 

Sunday 10.21.2018

  The Coming Breakup of Berkshire? MHI? Plus Sunday Headline Recap 10-14-2018 to 10-21-2018

The Coming Breakup of Berkshire? MHI? Plus Sunday Headline Recap 10-14-2018 to 10-21-2018

 

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Back to Basics Will Boost Manufactured Home Sales, Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Headline News Recap Aug 5 – Aug 12, 2018

August 12th, 2018 Comments off
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Trivia: note that the MHProNews home page on Sunday morning looks like that iPad screen, just moments before this weekly recap is published. We get our share of typos, but we do sweat the details, all for thousands of industry readers like you.

Let’s stress again that there are numbers of honorable operators and professionals in manufactured housing.

 

Some of those honorable souls would see “the basics” in a similar way that we at MHProNews would agree with too.

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But perhaps in an ironic way, the fact that not everyone understands what “the basics” are illuminates a key part of the factor-built home industry’s problem in the U.S.

For a the next few moments, by “Factory Built Homes,” we’re talking about all forms of off-site built production housing. Manufactured homes (MH), modular homes, other kinds of PreFab homes all frankly struggle with various levels of image and misunderstanding.

Rephrased, it’s an educational issue.

There are training programs in manufactured housing today, right? Numbers of trainers and coaches, some of whom grew up learning and repeating the late Grayson Schewpfinger’s methods. Some of that was fine, he had years of success. So, with no disrespect to the departed, some of that method was also demonstrably problematic.

We won’t run through a bunch of other trainers names, but the following is reality.

If the correct combination of

  • marketing,
  • public relations,
  • sales systems,
  • capital/lending, and
  • lobbying/legal efforts were made,

manufactured housing would arguably be 10 time’s larger than it now is. So too would other forms of U.S. factory building.  When this nation gets the challenges of factory-home building related issues right, the process of acceptance will arguably accelerate in other parts of the world too.  While something like 98.5 percent of our readers are U.S. or Canada, the other 1.5 percent are equally dedicated from other parts of the world.  What happens in MHVille matters.  People from across the globe check in daily here to find out the latest.

 

Proof?

The evidence for the fact that domestic manufactured home production could rise 1o fold, meaning by 1,000 percent, are all around us. One part of the evidence is found in the RV compared to MH report, linked further below.  Or check out the comparisons with the HousingEconomics data, further below.

So, we’ll point you to that and other reports, commentary, and analysis published this past week for more details and specifics.

 

Style, Substance, and Reality Checks

The RV compared to MH Report – linked below – gives a stark reality check for manufactured housing professionals and investors.

There’s a widely held school of thought that advises, “praise in public, correct in private.” That’s a fine norm. But when “private” efforts with the purveyors of the problems have failed repeatedly, a more direct approach is needed.

So that leaves the industry with a need for publicly calling out the problematic behaviors by certain professionals in key places. Where appropriate, that should also lead to remedial legal action, taken by private plaintiff’s attorneys, and/or public officials.

As the Daily Business News has stated for years, we publish reports on various lawsuits and regulatory issues because

1)    they occur,

2)    as a kind of morality tale. Don’t do what caused those people to get in hot water.  By the way, there’s a number of legally focused reports  last week, also found below.

While some are understandably uncomfortable with pointing out problems, what’s the alternative? Allowing another 15 years of the same often avoidable issues?  Again, look at the RV industry, and you’ll see why we’re so passionate about helping manufactured housing achieve what the RV industry has often done quite well.

 

They Did It Before…

Last week, this column asked the question, “They did it before, they can do it again.” Isn’t that obvious?

Reality can be uncomfortable.

But to deny reality is foolish. Check out Zig Ziglar’s article on problem solving, along with our other new and featured articles, linked here or from the hub, below.

Any given professional can make a difference in their own market. So, while collective efforts are useful on some matters, frankly the right “back to basics” protocols will profitably and ethically elevate results in almost any market.

That said, with no further adieu, let’s check out this week’s reports and commentary.

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

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

 

What’s New on the Masthead

FEDs, MHI, Buffett’s Berkshire’s Clayton Homes Moat, Affordable Housing, and Billion$ in Manufactured Home Market Manipulation

What’s New from MHARR

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http://www.MHProNews.com/industry-news/mharr-news/hud-code-production-growth-continues-in-june-2018

 

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Saturday 8.11.2018

“Shadows of Liberty” Movie Introduction, Affordable Housing, and You

“Shadows of Liberty” Movie Introduction, Affordable Housing, and You

 

Friday 8.10.2018

Billions in Global Deals, Flying Above the Fray for Unicorn Prefab Builder

Billions in Global Deals, Flying Above the Fray for Unicorn Prefab Builder

“It’s A Problem That’s Been Bubbling for Years,” Turkey Tank$, Plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

 Freddie Mac’s Manufactured Housing, Myths vs Facts – Your Professional Thoughts?

Freddie Mac’s Manufactured Housing, Myths vs Facts – Your Professional Thoughts?

What RV Industry’s 2018, Prior Results Reveal for Manufactured Housing

What RV Industry’s 2018, Prior Results Reveal for Manufactured Housing

 

Thursday 8.9.2018

 Heartland Immigration Raids by ICE Are Targeting Businesses, Owners, Management – Plus Illegals

“I Admit, I was Wrong,” said Heritage’s Feulner, Plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

AG’s Hathaway Lawsuit OK’d

AG’s Hathaway Lawsuit OK’d

“All the News That’s Fit to Print,” “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” Affordable Housing, MH Reality Checks

 

 

Wednesday 8.8.2018

Carson’s Recent Address on HUD, Affordable Housing, and the Manufactured Housing Vantagepoint

Carson’s Recent Address on HUD, Affordable Housing, and the Manufactured Housing Vantagepoint

Skirts vs. Coat-Tails for Biz and Investors? Plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates 

MHPro Alert: DOE Issues Manufactured Housing Energy Rule RFI

MHPro Alert: DOE Issues Manufactured Housing Energy Rule RFI

“Waste, Fraud, and Abuse” – FHFA, GSE Federal Oversight Announcement

“Waste, Fraud, and Abuse” – FHFA, GSE Federal Oversight Announcement

 

Tuesday 8.7.2018 

Ready Player One, “Mobile Home Stacks,” and the Manufactured Home Industry Reality Check

Ready Player One, “Mobile Home Stacks,” and the Manufactured Home Industry Reality Check

Stocks Rise Amid Trade Tiffs, Iran Sanctions Take Effect, Plus MH Market Updates 

City Settles Case with Community Owner for $1.5 Million 

City Settles Case with Community Owner for $1.5 Million

“Insulting” – Local News Report on “Mobile Home” Fire Underscores Why Terminology Matters

“Insulting” – Local News Report on “Mobile Home” Fire Underscores Why Terminology Matters

 

Monday 8.6.2018

Rising Tide Lifts Millions off Food Stamps, Plus Manufactured Home Market Updates

Manufactured Housing Shipment Totals, June 2018

Manufactured Housing Shipment Totals, June 2018

HousingEconomics Releases New Data on U.S. Housing, Comparing MH and Stick Built Data

HousingEconomics Releases New Data on U.S. Housing, Comparing MH and Stick Built Data

“Fixing Our Industry’s Terrible” Public Relations, a Proven Strategy

“Fixing Our Industry’s Terrible” Public Relations, a Proven Strategy

 

Sunday 8.5.2018 

They Did It Before…Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry News Headline Recap July Aug 5, 2018

They Did It Before…Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry News Headline Recap July Aug 5, 2018

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The words of the late Howard Walker, ELS Vice Chairman, shared for publication with MHProNews.

Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 6.17.2018 to 6.24.2018

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What is Leadership?”

 

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In 2009 and 2010, the manufactured housing industry hit bottom. What that means is that thousands of professionals and investors in the industry today have never personally experienced an era of high performance.

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Some believe that the only reason that manufactured housing hit a total of some 372,000 (+/-) new home shipments in 1998 think that was because of “easy financing.” While easy financing played a role, the reality check is that 372,000 (+/-) consumers believed that a manufactured home was the solution to their housing needs.

In several markets, one in three Americans who bought a new home, were buying a manufactured home in 1998.  Financing made that possible, but real people still made that choice.

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About 6 million new or resale conventional housing units will be sold in 2018, according to the most recent National Association of Realtors (NAR) data.

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Trading Economics said that the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of multi-family housing starts in May 2018 was 404,000. So multifamily alone is about 4 times the number of HUD Code manufactured housing units, based upon recent data.

Trading Economics also said that new construction is running at an eleven year high.

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Facts are facts. Facts are neutral measures of reality. Once facts and their causes are understood, then the opportunities can be tapped. What the above data means is that the typical retailer could potentially be selling 10x (+/-) more manufactured homes. a typical market

Meanwhile, manufactured housing – while up from its bottom – is lagging far behind.

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Manufactured housing is projected by some to finish around 107,000 (+/-) new home shipments in 2018.

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Thousands of manufactured homes shipped today are for rental purposes in manufactured home land lease communities. While it’s a legitimate tool, ELS’ Sam Zell is among those who has said rentals ought to be managed well, and kept marginal.

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When the U.S. needs 8.3 million additional, new affordable housing units (NAR), and conventional builders can’t keep up, nor match our price points, why does manufactured housing lag so badly?

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MHProNews established the #1 audience in the industry by not shying away from tough topics. Thinkers come here, and then the doers get busy based upon new insights.  We believed the MH Industry would respond to actionable reality over platitudes.  Vision became reality.

The reasons are many. The Masthead post linked below looks at that in more detail. But here and now, let’s name a few.

 

  • A lack of objective analysis and critical thinking as to the causes and cures for the industry’s low market penetration.

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  • A widespread failure to recognize what kind of thinking and behaviors led manufactured housing to this relatively low point. Think about the Einstein quotes, above and further below.

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  • Trusting in the wrong “leaders.”

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The prophet Hosea (in the “Hebrew Scriptures,” “Tanakh” or for Christians the “Old Testament” Scriptures) proclaimed “My people perish for a lack of knowledge!” (Hosea 4:6)

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Eternal principles matter. For those who make up their “own morality,” the result is inevitably chaos. Imagine if everyone made up their own “rules of the road” in driving. Driving would become far more hazardous and slow. A common set of authentic core principles is necessary in a just and productive society.

Another version of that same passage is translated as “My people perish for a lack of vision.”

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Mutual victories is the essence of how progress occurs. By contrast, Win-Lose tends towards avoidable conflict.

MH Industry professionals and investors must become ever-more people of sound, authentic principles. The good of the customer and society ought to be the ultimate good for sellers and service providers.  Mutual victories are how progress occurs.

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There are needs for absolute principles in society, just as there are in math or science. Moral relativism doesn’t work in practice. The most just society imaginable would follow the 10 Commandments.

It has been some time since we’ve mentioned “inspirational dissatisfaction.”

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Inspirational dissatisfaction is part of critical – analytical – thinking, and thus how advancement occurs.

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Some people misunderstand the nuanced meaning of the word, “critical.”

Critical thought is analytical thought.

Analysis is born of the belief and desire that things can or should be better!

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There is joy in the accomplishment of overcoming obstacles.

There is hope and excitement in facing challenges for the purpose of advancement.

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What is leadership?

The quotes shared are like the facets of a diamond. Each cut of the diamond is necessary to give it that majestic look when the light hits it.

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Get your motor running smoothly and efficiently.

Landscapers prune trees and shrubs. Pruning is necessary for health and growth, as well as for beauty.

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The thinking of the past roughly 15 years will not take manufactured housing to its potential. There are those who for whatever short-sighted or selfish reasons are content with how things are.  Others posture a good talk, but if they routinely violate ethical principles, how can they be good role models or leaders?

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Phase One is Understanding based upon Information, which is a form of Education.  Phase One is ongoing, because understanding that flows from knowledge never stops.

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The industry can achieve 500,000 to 1,000,000+ new HUD Code manufactured homes sustainably, given the current new housing demands. That’s a 5x to 10x increase. That should be the achievable goal of every independent industry professional.

Phase Two is about to begin, a future based upon realistic potential. More about Phase Two in the days ahead.

Leaders don’t wait for permission to change

or challenge the status quo. Leaders just do it.”

– L. A. “Tony” Kovach.

Enough said for today on industry and what is leadership. Let’s dive into the news, reports, inspiration, and analysis from the week that was, which are part of the reality checks necessary for sustainable growth.

 

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Fame, Pretty Little Liars Star Nia Peeples’ Mobile…err….Manufactured Home Tour, Featured on Oprah Winfrey Network Video

Fame, Pretty Little Liars Star Nia Peeples’ Mobile…err….Manufactured Home Tour, Featured on Oprah Winfrey Network Video

 

What’s New on the Masthead

Only 3 Options – the Elephant in the Room

Only 3 Options – the Elephant in the Room

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

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Saturday 6.23.2018

Going to Pot – Marijuana, Illegal Drugs Controversies, and Manufactured Housing

Going to Pot – Marijuana, Illegal Drugs Controversies, and Manufactured Housing

 

Friday 6.22.2018

Economy – “There Are Some Worrisome Signs That We Must Confront” – Financial Services Chairman Hensarling

“Trade War Lost” – Ross, Cramer – ‘Trump Will Win’ Stocks Rebound, Plus MH Market Update

Uproar Over ELS’ Sam Zell Comments Continues

Uproar Over ELS’ Sam Zell Comments Continues

MHVillage Confirms Data, and Michigan Operational Slide Revealed

MHVillage Confirms Data, and Michigan Operational Slide Revealed

 

Thursday 6.21.2018

As Trade War Talk Heats Up New Infographic Helps Visualize World’s Biggest Exporters

Act Now to Make Tax Cuts for Small Business Permeant

Act Now to Make Tax Cuts for Small Business Permeant

SCOTUS – High Court Tax Ruling, and Manufactured Home Industry Impact

America First, Economic Nationalism, Sycophancy, Presidents and Manufactured Housing’s Future

America First, Economic Nationalism, Sycophancy, Presidents and Manufactured Housing’s Future

 

Wednesday 6.20.2018

As Washington Boils, and Trade Roils, POTUS Heads to MN for Rally – Plus MH Market Updates

Federal Action Expanding Access to Quality, Affordable Health Coverage for Millions of Americans Employed by Small Businesses

U.S. President Praised “The Mobile Home Industry,” Manufactured Homes are “Here to Stay”

U.S. President Praised “The Mobile Home Industry,” Manufactured Homes are “Here to Stay”

Factory-Crafted Home Living, Reimagined – “The Art Park” vs. MHCs – Interview with Robbie Antonio, Founder of Unicorn Revolution Precrafted Homes

Factory-Crafted Home Living, Reimagined – “The Art Park” vs. MHCs – Interview with Robbie Antonio, Founder of Unicorn Revolution Precrafted Homes

 

Tuesday 6.19.2018

Owners Report Increased Profits, Compensation, Expansion Plans

Owners Report Increased Profits, Compensation, Expansion Plans

“Trade War!” Buffett, Tudor Jones, Lloyd Blankfein React, Plus MH Market Updates

White House Announces Surprise Pick to Head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

White House Announces Surprise Pick to Head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Facebook, Marketing & News – Manufactured Housing Pros, Sarah Miller, ‘Citizens Against Monopoly’ Sound the Alarm

Facebook, Marketing & News – Manufactured Housing Pros, Sarah Miller, ‘Citizens Against Monopoly’ Sound the Alarm

 

Monday 6.18.2018

Different Kind of Community Closure, Continues Grabbing Headlines in Mainstream News

Different Kind of Community Closure, Continues Grabbing Headlines in Mainstream News

Housing, Oil, and Tariffs, Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Report Updates

Ease Shortage with 400,000 More Manufactured Homes for California, says Jonathan Lansner, MHI’s Next CEO?

Ease Shortage with 400,000 More Manufactured Homes for California, says Jonathan Lansner, MHI’s Next CEO?

Is Your Operation a David vs. a Goliath? 4 Keys to Success, Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Marketing and Sales Meeting

Is Your Operation a David vs. a Goliath? 4 Keys to Success, Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Marketing and Sales Meeting

 

Sunday 6.17.2018

Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 6.10.2018 to 6.17.2018

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Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 6.3.2018 to 6.10.2018

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Trivia: If you look carefully, the screen shot of the iPad above often looks like the MHProNews home page did on that Sunday morning.

Mensch

 

We’re preparing an article about a Jewish gentleman known by scores in the Manufactured Home (MH) industry.

In mentioning our research to a Jewish MH industry colleague, he said, “Make sure you say that he was a mensch.”

Google’s online dictionary defines the word “mensch” like this.

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noun NORTH AMERICAN informal

  1. a person of integrity and honor

The Urban Dictionary says, “A mensch is a someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character. The key to being “a real mensch” is nothing less than character, rectitude, dignity, a sense of what is right, responsible.”

Dictionary.com says a mensch is a “person of strength and honor,” 1907, from Yiddish, from German Mensch, literally “man, person,” from Old High German mennisco “human,” from Proto-Germanic adjective *manniska- “human” (see mannish

Everyone, including we non-Jews (“the goyim”), can learn much from the mensch we are fortunate enough to encounter in life.

 

Divisions

Among the things Tony and I discuss from time to time is how governments, by accident or design, can divide people who otherwise can joyfully coexist side-by-side, absent irksome meddling.

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As R.C. Williams put it about a year ago, there are professional race-baiters. It’s a term used by others besides R.C., to describe individuals who literally make money stirring up racial discord, often using a non-profit, or other operation to collect money.

Political parties are useful in some ways, but it must also be acknowledged that political parties and their advocates have the tendency to divide people into “us vs. them.”

That can happen in professional groups too.

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We’re not among those who believe that every religion is equal.  There are for example, Satanists, not many believers would put them on the same level as other groups. But we acknowledge that if God-Who-Created all gave man free will, then we must respect other’s right to choose.

That doesn’t imply that in politics, religion, economic or other distinctions that dialogue should be avoided.

Robust, frank dialogue that seeks truth in all its forms is to be celebrated.

So, respectful dialogue on issues that divide people ought to be embraced.

Absent absolute standards of right and wrong, how can we recognize what’s criminal, okay or what soars to the level of what is honorable?

To be a mensch – an honorable person who acts with integrity – whatever one’s personal or demographic data might be – requires standards.

 

Back to Basics

Many a coach has taken a struggle team “back to basics,’ Tony says. When something is awry, the basics ought to be among the first its to examine.  When the industry is still at historically low levels of sales, everything that contributes to that should be evaluated.

When Tony and I met nearly 15 years ago, Tony was working in the Houston metro area. He described an impressive manufactured housing retail operation that had lots of traffic. It had leading edge tech at that time. The display made every home look as if it was ground set.  Every home was staged to the 9s.

That retailer had multiple outlets.

But as impressive as that retail operation was, as high as their traffic was, their conversion ratios were low. Their sales were low.

They ended up going bankrupt.

Tony said much of their plan was fine, but when people aren’t buying in sufficient numbers to sustain a business, it’s an obvious sign that one or more things are either missing or are not sufficiently emphasized.

That retailer never became a client of his. For a fraction of the cost of their monthly overhead, they could have invested and won. They pinched pennies, and it cost them millions. It’s but one of numerous examples of ways that a firm can fail.

The word “integrity” has several meanings. One is “the state of being whole and undivided.”

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Honest people can fail. Dishonest people can succeed for a time, as some criminal enterprises prove.

But ultimately every operation that has integrity – in a free enterprise system – learns to serve the public in ways that benefit the buyer, while profiting the seller. It must be a mutual victory.

That win-win requires a foundation, the basics. Every company or organization needs it.

When there’s one or more mensch in the mix, a person of integrity and honor, the odds for sustainable success arguably goes up.

We salute all people who are honorable, and who act with integrity.

With no further adieu, let’s look at the week that was, in over two dozen headline reports.

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

Celebrate National Home Ownership Month, with 26 Cool Prefab Cribs, a $1 Billion Dollar Hybrid Mansion, 4 Fun Videos

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

Saturday 6.9.2018

Politically Incorrect Cartoon Commentaries, Lighter Side of Making America and Manufactured Housing Great Again

Politically Incorrect Cartoon Commentaries, Lighter Side of Making America and Manufactured Housing Great Again

Friday 6.8.2018

“Final Nail in the Coffin,” Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Case Dismissed, Hensarling Reacts 

Oil Price Forecast, and Manufactured Housing, Plus MH Market Updates 

Manufactured Housing Institute Issues Alert – MHI Email Compromised

Manufactured Housing Institute Issues Alert – MHI Email Compromised

Manufactured Home Communities, Retailers, Developers Face Disruptive, Troubling Trend

Manufactured Home Communities, Retailers, Developers Face Disruptive, Troubling Trend

 

Thursday 6.7.2018

Reuters on U.S. Housing Price Pace, Manufactured Housing Visions

Buffett-Dimon Plan Dropping Guidance Harms Investor Insight, Analyst Bove Says, Plus Manufactured Home Market Updates

“Americans Deserve Accountability from Their Government,” Reforms, Result$, Counted, and Coming

“Americans Deserve Accountability from Their Government,” Reforms, Result$, Counted, and Coming

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims June 2018 as National Homeownership Month, Industry Reaction

 

Wednesday 6.6.2018 

Senator Elizabeth Warren, 2020 Presidential Prospect, Threatens Wave of New Regulations

Senator Elizabeth Warren, 2020 Presidential Prospect, Threatens Wave of New Regulations

“Gavin Newsom wants to turn this state [California] into Venezuela – we’re not going to let him,” John Cox – plus MH Market Updates

George Allen Reply to Mainstream Media re: Roane/Lackey/SECO Exposé, Plus MHI, MHARR, et al – “Make Manufactured Housing Great Again”

George Allen Reply to Mainstream Media re: Roane/Lackey/SECO Exposé, Plus MHI, MHARR, et al – “Make Manufactured Housing Great Again”

NorthStar and Manufactured Housing Radix

NorthStar and Manufactured Housing Radix

 

Tuesday 6.5.2018 

Doug Schoen, Clinton Adviser, warns – “Democrats must advance an agenda…to create a society of opportunity for all – not guaranteed outcomes achieved through wealth redistribution.”

Fannie Mae Touts MH Advantage Program, But Manufactured Housing Association Slams Plan as “Illegitimate,” “Bait and Switch”

Fannie Mae Touts MH Advantage Program, But Manufactured Housing Association Slams Plan as “Illegitimate,” “Bait and Switch”

Jobs, Jobs, More Jobs – What the Data Says, plus Manufactured Housing Industry Markets Update

President Trump Spotlights Factory Home Builder in Speech, Proven Promotion, Support of Industry Advancement

President Trump Spotlights Factory Home Builder in Speech, Proven Promotion, Support of Industry Advancement

 

Monday 6.4.2018

Skyline Champion Corporation Created as Skyline and Champion Home Builders Announce Closing of Business Combination, Exclusive Details

Skyline Champion Corporation Created as Skyline and Champion Home Builders Announce Closing of Business Combination, Exclusive Details

Koch Brothers Battling POTUS Trump Tariffs, Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow Defends, Stocks Jump, plus MH Market Updates

Manufactured Home Production and Shipment Report, April 2018, per MHARR, HUD, IBTS

Manufactured Home Production and Shipment Report, April 2018, per MHARR, HUD, IBTS

Truth or Consequences – Monday Morning Sales, Marketing Meeting

Truth or Consequences – Monday Morning Sales, Marketing Meeting

Sunday 6.3.2018

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

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

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Sunday Morning Manufactured Housing Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 5.6.2018 to 5.13.2018

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Millions could care less about politics. Many don’t want to talk about religion either. Especially those in business, who want to be able to serve as many people as possible, topics like that are almost a taboo.

Then there is “industry politics.”  Some only want to hear ‘good news.’  ‘We keep it positive’ was part of a longer thread of messages from an industry blogger.

Isn’t that like not wanting to know when it will rain, hail, snow – or if a hurricane is coming your way?

When the industry was on its heels in October of 2009, the year what’s known as MHProNews launched, there was a need then to get industry professionals to rally.  That required cheer leading, but it also required the facts that supported the reasons to be confident in our factory-built home – notably HUD Code manufactured home – industry.  But modular, prefab, conventional – all housing slid in those days

The automotive, RV, and conventional housing industry recovered more rapidly than manufactured homes did.  Why?  Document and fact laden Smoking Gun 3 will help answer that question.

MHProNews waited to see who among the industry’s trade voices would let the thousands who didn’t go to Las Vegas know that the MHI event was repeatedly disrupted by protestors. It’s on video. See that on the Masthead, because who else in the industry among industry trade talkers will bring you what is real?

We don’t want disunity,’ or ‘But we don’t want to hear negative things,’ some say.  Sure, we get that on the Daily Business News, but as an MD by training, I can tell you that patients don’t want to hear that they have a serious illness either.  Early treatment is the path to the cure.

The doctor, attorney, or account who tells you only what you want to hear can get sued for malpractice.  Don’t you want reliable information, not just happy talk?

As an MD and as a mother-to-be, I didn’t want to hear that our son Tamas wasn’t going to live.  But thank God, by prayer and daily action, he did live and while it required a complete change of plan for me personally, look at what a child who spent much of the first years of his life in a hospital looks like today.

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Tamas Kovach (pronounced like “TahMash CoVatch), is part of the MHProNews/MHLivingNews family, with a Tunica Show attendee. Numerous such photos are taken during the course of the event.

Sacrifices were made in my career for the sake of our son.  Because we faced a tough reality in the face – through that combination of action and prayer – the payoff with our son was priceless. Almost everyone who meets him rapidly says, how special he is.  At the affordable housing focus group, our son went from table to table, telling joke after joke, to the delight of the attendees, while the video cameras, mics. and lights were being set up.

Every child is special.  Every adult is too.

On MHLivingNews, where the industry truly needs something positive, we do that better than anyone ever in the history of the industry.  But we also use that site to disprove time and again the false and misleading concepts that are held by millions.  It is done factually, based upon evidence, using as often as possible third party research, actual home owners, or other experts. No one else in the history of the industry has produced more such research, useful, and positive content.

The industry still needs a level of confidence building.  But it also needs reality checks and fact checks so that those who hide the facts – who hide the real news, and what’s going on behind the scenes – are shown to be who they are.

In the real world, people do bad things to each other, like it or not.  You have to be ready for that, as a mature adult.

In medicine, you change the prescription and the treatment according to the evidence and to suit the case of the patient.  We pivoted on our format here on MHProNews several times, to suit the evolving situation and to follow the evidence, while following the money.

There’s an affordable housing crisis, and manufactured housing might break the 100,000 shipment mark this year.  That, to borrow HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s phrase, is “ridiculous.”  See Greener and Stylish to better understand just how ridiculous some of what’s been going on in MHVille truly is.

Or on the Masthead, see a report you have yet to see anywhere else in manufactured housing industry trade news or commentary.

Or look at the modular survey for a different reality check.  Some want to run to mods as the solution.  We embrace all kinds of factory built housing.  But if someone thinks that “going modular” alone is the answer, that survey is a wake up call.

The latest MH Industry BIG DEAL is below, with details not found in the official press release.

Not just those, but every story we publish is carefully curated to inform – and yes, inspire – industry professionals.

That’s why you made and keep us the runaway #1 trade media in the industry. That’s what third party facts reveal. Thank you for that confidence.  We don’t ever intend to betray it, even if it means tell you some tough realities. From the biggest names in the industry, to the mom-and-pops, and all in between – plus public officials, investors and others – they all flock to read here by the thousands daily. That’s just a fact.

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On the nightly market report, we summarize headlines from CNN Money and Fox Business – about as different as you can get – just to give you a fuller sense of how dramatically different the same events are often covered.

We’ve done that for years.  It is called balance.  It’s called fairness. That’s what being truly pro-industry looks like.

Count on us to tell you what the evidence points to, what it means for industry professionals, so that you can better navigate your decisions and actions.  Then, you’ll understand this tag lines, MH “Industry News, Tips and Views Pros Can Use.” ©We Provide, You Decide.” ©

That said, let’s dive into your Sunday Morning Headline news recap…

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

Evolutionary American Dream, from Tiny Trailer Houses, Mobile Homes, to “Amazing” Modern Manufactured Homes

Evolutionary American Dream, from Tiny Trailer Houses, Mobile Homes, to “Amazing” Modern Manufactured Homes

 

What’s New on the Masthead

Anti-MH Industry MHAction Protesters Have Struck Manufactured Housing Again, and Again

Anti-MH Industry MHAction Protesters Have Struck Manufactured Housing Again, and Again

 

May Featured Articles

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Saturday 5.12.2018

Greener, Stylish Manufactured Homes – Hidden Facts in the Washington Post Manufactured Housing Narrative

Greener, Stylish Manufactured Homes – Hidden Facts in the Washington Post Manufactured Housing Narrative

 

Friday 5.11.2018

Reprieve in Community Closure Collision, Another Round Ahead?

Reprieve in Community Closure Collision, Another Round Ahead?

Hyperloop Nearly Complete, Pros, Cons, Videos, MH Impacts – Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Investor Market Reports, Data

Manufactured Housing Supporting VP Mike Pence in Elkhart, Indiana – Highlights

Manufactured Housing Supporting VP Mike Pence in Elkhart, Indiana – Highlights

White House Official Statement on Artificial Intelligence – Industry and Business Summit

 

Thursday 5.10.2018

Home Group Commissions YouGov Study, Most Don’t Understand Modular Homes

Home Group Commissions YouGov Study, Most Don’t Understand Modular Homes

Communities and Counties Pay People to Move There, Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Reports

Governor Signs new “Mobile Home” Act

Governor Signs new “Mobile Home” Act

Coldwater, Tall Grass, P&Z Battles, Manufactured Home Community Plan OK’d – Manufactured Housing and the Don Westphal Back Story

Coldwater, Tall Grass, P&Z Battles, Manufactured Home Community Plan OK’d – Manufactured Housing and the Don Westphal Back Story

 

Wednesday 5.9.2018

Uber Flying Taxis, Manufactured Housing Impact – Plus Manufactured Home Industry Market Data, Updates

Manufactured Housing and the Midterms, what did Democratic and GOP Primaries Signal?

Manufactured Housing and the Midterms, what did Democratic and GOP Primaries Signal?

Smoking Gun 3 – Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corp Tim Williams – Manufactured Home Lending, Sales Grab?

Smoking Gun 3 – Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corp Tim Williams – Manufactured Home Lending, Sales Grab?

Yes! Communities Closes on Major Deal, Added Insights Not in Media Release

Yes! Communities Closes on Major Deal, Added Insights Not in Media Release

 

Tuesday 5.8.2018

Manufactured Home Nonprofit Affordable Housing Initiative Brings Joy, But Hits Wall

Manufactured Home Nonprofit Affordable Housing Initiative Brings Joy, But Hits Wall

Stocks Mixed After POTUS Trump Announcement, Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Updates

Promoting Home Ownership and Private Property is Premised by Understanding This

Promoting Home Ownership and Private Property is Premised by Understanding This

MIA from Fannie Mae’s Latest Housing Survey, MHI Producer Sounds Off

MIA from Fannie Mae’s Latest Housing Survey, MHI Producer Sounds Off

 

Monday 5.7.2018

Warren Buffett on President Trump’s Tax Cut, Berkshire Video, Plus MH Stocks, Market Update$

Manufactured Housing Roadblock? BBC Reports “Trailer Park Living”

Manufactured Housing Roadblock? BBC Reports “Trailer Park Living”

Style or Substance? Lesson from Most Hated in America – Monday Morning Manufactured Home Sales, Marketing Meeting

Style or Substance? Lesson from Most Hated in America – Monday Morning Manufactured Home Sales, Marketing Meeting

Affordable Housing Revolt! Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Video Responds to “Breakup” Growing Monopoly, and Manufactured Housing

Affordable Housing Revolt! Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Video Responds to “Breakup” Growing Monopoly, and Manufactured Housing

 

Sunday 5.6.2018

Sunday Morning Manufactured Housing Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 4.29.2018 to 5.6.2018

Sunday Morning Manufactured Housing Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 4.29.2018 to 5.6.2018

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 America is going through a time of upheaval. That’s not news, that’s reality.

 

When rapper Kanye West is making headlines for saying that its time for Blacks to get off the Democratic plantation, that’s a signal for just how turbulent the 2018 midterm elections could be.

Don’t count on a normal midterm cycle.  It’s a jump ball. Which major political party wants it the most, and is willing to work for the votes?

There’s a rising economy, but big time political shenanigans. Still, the landscape is potentially favorable to a manufactured housing comeback.

In MHVille, HUD Secretary Ben Carson has made the news several times this week, as has the U.S. Supreme Court, which will hear an MH related case.

CPFB, MHARR, and MHI are all in the news too.

A new production center is underway, and it’s going to be forged by and for independent retailers.

Another celebrity and her “mobile home mansion” [sic} is a headline on lifestyle and living focused MHLivingNews.

And a brave totter driver pulling a true mobile home in a tough spot on video are all among the headlines in the week that was.  Check ‘em ALL out…

…and then, last but not least.  The national news that impacts us all, in or out of manufactured housing.  The president’s approval numbers are rising.  Perhaps its because the economy has been steadily improving?  Or the various promises kept, with work being done on more?

Since the GOP Convention, the 45th president has had overwhelmingly bad press.  Love him, fear his agenda, or anything else along the spectrum, Donald J. Trump is as much our president as the 44 Chief Executives before him, going back to George Washington.  It’s worth listening to what he has to say about himself, his agenda, unfiltered. This video is from last night’s rally, courtesy of ABC News.

Now, let’s dive into industry news for the week that was.

What’s New on MHLivingNews

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Baywatch Bombshell Actress Pam Anderson’s Famous Malibu “Mobile Mansion” Up for Sale, Photo Spread, Videos

 

April 2018 Featured Articles and Interviews

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What’s New on the Masthead

HUD Secretary Ben Carson – Manufactured Housing Historic Results – Words, Deeds, and Metrics

HUD Secretary Ben Carson – Manufactured Housing Historic Results – Words, Deeds, and Metrics

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News

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“A New Era of Cooperation and Coordination,” is Promised by HUD Secretary Carson, Saying “I Hear You”

 

Friday 4.27.2018

CFPB Asked to Revisit Manufactured Housing Regulations During Congressional Hearings, Fact Check

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With Solid Economic Numbers, Why Aren’t Markets “Happier?” – plus MH Market Updates

Manufactured Housing Institute “Walk Out,” “Cover Up,” and Shock at their Vegas Event

Manufactured Housing Institute “Walk Out,” “Cover Up,” and Shock at their Vegas Event

“Mobile Home” Case Heading to U.S. Supreme Court, Potential MH Industry Impact Looms

 

Thursday 4.26.2018

Bank of America Small Biz Loans, Insights, Plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Praises Manufactured Housing, and the Manufactured Home Industry’s Importance to Solve Affordable Housing Crisis

Californians Addressing Affordable Housing with $300 Million “Robin Hood” Plan, Including Manufactured Homes, ADUs

Californians Addressing Affordable Housing with $300 Million “Robin Hood” Plan, Including Manufactured Homes, ADUs

“Wealthier Class of Buyers” for Manufactured Homes, Wall Street Journal Video

 

Wednesday 4.25.2018

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) Bill Would Provide Loans at U.S. Post Offices, Plus MH Market Updates

Breakup “Massive Power” of Giants, “Subvert Our Democratic Process” Says Senator Cruz, & MH CEO’s Call for “Fully Competitive Housing Access”

Breakup “Massive Power” of Giants, “Subvert Our Democratic Process” Says Senator Cruz, & MH CEO’s Call for “Fully Competitive Housing Access”

Gary Shiffman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sun Communities (SUI), Statement$, Video

Gary Shiffman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sun Communities (SUI), Statement$, Video

Citing Justice Department Ruling, MHARR Calls on HUD to Repeal Regulatory Guidance Documents

Citing Justice Department Ruling, MHARR Calls on HUD to Repeal Regulatory Guidance Documents

 

Tuesday 4.24.2018

Turkish Mobile Home “Totter Driver,” Saluting the Transporters

Turkish Mobile Home “Totter Driver,” Saluting the Transporters

Black Conservative Candace Owens Reacts to Kanye West and “Ideological Civil War,” plus MH Market Updates

Largest 50 Manufactured Home Community Operations, per Manufactured Housing Institute, Analysis

Clayton Homes’ “Robots” – Automation’s Role in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway’s “Durable Competitive Advantage” in Manufactured Housing

Clayton Homes’ “Robots” – Automation’s Role in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway’s “Durable Competitive Advantage” in Manufactured Housing

 

Monday 4.23.2018

Retailers Are Joining Forces to Build Their Own Manufactured Homes in Former Patriot Plant

Hold Your Wallet, More Democrats Openly Embrace Socialism, Plus MH Market Updates

“Ignorance” at Work, Proposed Code Change Would Impact Thousands

“Ignorance” at Work, Proposed Code Change Would Impact Thousands

Doing Third Party Correctly and Profitably, Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Sales Meeting

Sunday 4.22.2018

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News 4.15.2018 to 4.22.2018

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News 4.15.2018 to 4.22.2018

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News 4.8.2018 to 4.15.2018

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The manufactured home industry grows both older, and younger.  We pause to remember the passage of ELS’ Howard Walker, J.D.  Our sincerest condolences to all of those touched by his loss.

 

In the headlines for the week that was, you’ll find new resources on MHLivingNews and MHProNews.

There’s more research, market reports, data, and news stories you won’t find anywhere else – or done as timely, with independence, industry understanding and depth – as you will on factory-built housing’s twin leading trade media.

Let’s dive right in…

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

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The Ultimate Manufactured Home Industry Fact$, Data, and Insights – Bullets plus at-a-Glance Infographic

 

What’s New on the Masthead

Happy MH Owners? Good Professional Actors? Overlooked, “Honorable People”

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

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Saturday 4.14.2018


Howard Walker, Equity Lifestyle Properties Vice Chair, Passed Away

 

Friday 4.13.2018

Skyline Reports Results, Including FEMA Manufactured Home Sales, Costs of Pending Champion Deal

Skyline Reports Results, Including FEMA Manufactured Home Sales, Costs of Pending Champion Deal

Zillow Goes Deeper into Housing, “Take Thumb of What’s Holding Economy Back,’ Plus MH Market Updates

Buffett Blasts Trump, via Classic Twist

Buffett Blasts Trump, via Classic Twist

“Sexual Predators” Beware! MH Community Owners! Retailers Warning – New Federal Sexual Harassment Initiative

“Sexual Predators” Beware! MH Community Owners! Retailers Warning – New Federal Sexual Harassment Initiative

 

Thursday 4.12.2018

City Considers Manufactured Homes on Scattered Lots for More Affordable Housing

City Considers Manufactured Homes on Scattered Lots for More Affordable Housing

Manufacturers Roaring Back, Hiring, Growing, Investing – Plus MH Market Update$

 

The Ultimate Manufactured Home Facts Summary and Infographic 2018

 

Evergreen, Manufactured Homes and NIMBY, “Why the Feds Must Step In”

Evergreen, Manufactured Homes and NIMBY, “Why the Feds Must Step In”

 

Wednesday 4.11.2018

Happy Manufactured Homeowners, Honorable MH Pros – The Untold Story

Happy Manufactured Homeowners, Honorable MH Pros – The Untold Story

Marketers Alert – Galloway on Zuckerberg, FB – Plus MH Market UPdates

Manufactured Home Loan Delinquencies Rising, Per ABA, FED

Trump Administration and the Manufactured Housing Industry

Trump Administration and the Manufactured Housing Industry

 

Tuesday 4.10.2018

Triad Financial Service’s Parent Company, ECN Capital – First Data Report

Triad Financial Service’s Parent Company, ECN Capital – First Data Report

Criminal Leaks Continue, China’s Xi Signal Eases Tariff Trade Fears, Plus MH Market Updates

 

$27+Billion Authorized by HUD, Available for Disaster Recovery, Which Manufactured Home Operations Will Be in Line?

$27+Billion Authorized by HUD, Available for Disaster Recovery, Which Manufactured Home Operations Will Be in Line?

UMH CEO Sam Landy Touts and Tempers Manufactured Home Operation’s Expectations

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Monday 4.9.2018

Ending Sales Tax on Manufactured Homes, Law Center – Which Praised MH Quality, Importance

CNN’s Fareed, Fox’s Tucker Carlson on Trade, China, & Tariffs, Plus MH Market Updates

‘You Are Either Clayton Homes, or You’re Not’ – Monday Morning MH Sales Meeting

‘You Are Either Clayton Homes, or You’re Not’ – Monday Morning MH Sales Meeting

Media Bias, Ignorance, Manufactured Homes, Agenda Journalism, the Truth About “Fake News”

Media Bias, Ignorance, Manufactured Homes, Agenda Journalism, the Truth About “Fake News”

 

Sunday 4.8.2018

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News 4.1.2018 to 4.8.2018

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News 4.1.2018 to 4.8.2018

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Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News, Sunday Morning Weekly Recap 3.18.2018 to 3.25.2018

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Financing. Events. Market conditions. Producer intrigue…these and more are part of the week that just concluded. Among the big topics in MHVille during the week was one of the two big, full-scale annual trade shows in manufactured housing.

 

A full-scale trade show includes model homes on display from HUD Code, modular, ANSI and other factory built producers, along with exhibits, and seminars.

The Tunica Manufactured Housing Show for 2018 is in the rearview mirror.  Now that it is, there’s quite a bit of information to unpack, and report on for industry professionals.

Some of those reports have already been published, in the links below, along with other news that the links below will recap.

What’s New on the Masthead

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News

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Saturday 3.24.2018

“Resistance Isn’t Futile”

“Resistance Isn’t Futile”

 

Friday 3.23.2018

Bob Massi, the Property Man’s Latest on Housing and Rents

Michele Tafoya’s Success Secrets, Adapted for Manufactured Housing Pros

Spending Bill Buzz, Navarro on Trade, plus MH Market UPDates

MHI Lender Shakes Up DTS and MLO Rule Discussions

MHI Lender Shakes Up DTS and MLO Rule Discussions

 

Thursday 3.22.2018

Award-Winning Author Explains Why the Affordable Housing Crisis Threatens Our Society, Realtor Editor Clare Trapasso Reports

Award-Winning Author Explains Why the Affordable Housing Crisis Threatens Our Society, Realtor Editor Clare Trapasso Reports

Keith Holdbrooks, Clayton Homes, Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), and the 2018 Tunica Show Controversy

President Trump Signs Tariffs, Stocks Drop, Plus MH Market Updates

Manufactured Housing – “Giants vs. Independents” – Tunica Talk – “You’ve Got to See This”

Manufactured Housing – “Giants vs. Independents” – Tunica Talk – “You’ve Got to See This”

 

Wednesday 3.21.2018

Abracadabra, with Wave of a Powell’s Hand, Rates Change – Plus MH Market UPdate$

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show, Photo Report, Day One

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show, Photo Report, Day One

Fannie Mae’s Paul Barretto, News-Making Remarks in Tunica

Equal Justice, Citizen Power, and Manufactured Housing

 

Tuesday 3.20.2018

On Left and Right – Facebook Rep, Fears, & Frustrations Grow, Stock Sinks, Plus MH Market UPDate$

4 Concerns of Homebuilders Have Impacting Every American

4 Concerns of Homebuilders Have Impacting Every American

Tunica, Nashville Trade Shows and Manufactured Housing Glory Days

Tunica, Nashville Trade Shows and Manufactured Housing Glory Days

Mobile Home Explosion in a Manufactured Home Community Caught on Camera

Mobile Home Explosion in a Manufactured Home Community Caught on Camera

 

Monday 3.19.2018

 

Broader Markets Dragged Down by Spreading Facebook, Tech Controversies, Plus MH Market Updates

 

Understanding the Manufactured Housing Industry – What’s MHARR? What does MHARR do?

 

Markets “Craving Certainty” Again, Are “Deep State” & Media Reporting Hampering Business?

 

Warren Buffett Success Tip$, Powerful Lessons in Under 3 Minutes, Monday Morning Manufactured Home Sales Meeting

 

 

Sunday 3.18.2018

 

Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News, Sunday Morning Weekly Recap 3.11.2018 to 3.18.2018

 

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Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News, Sunday Morning Weekly Recap 2.25.2018 to 3.4.2018

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If you are not catching flak, you are not over the target” – is an Air Force maxim. Its reverse is equally revealing – “If you‘re catching flakyou‘re over the target.” – and it means you are likely near the mark or are scoring direct hits.

 

There has been a lot of flak from defenders of MHI and Berkshire this past week.

So there must be some target rich insights in the reports that follow, below.  The real heat is over the ‘new class of homes,’ and the concerns that the Nation has raised about Berkshire and their evidence and claims of monopolistic  practices.  Those are among our headlines below, but of course, there are a number of other topics, such as financing, markets, good news and more.

There will be a new Masthead that will be added to this, later today. An interesting new commentary by manufactured housing advocate, the Rev Donald Tye, Jr. has come in, which we plan to post this week.

 

For accuracy and in fairness, push back can come for reasons of honest disagreement. Accuse someone that is innocent of wrong-doing and you would naturally expect them to deny it. They may even do so in a heated manner.

Attorneys, politicians and professional debaters are taught certain debating tricks. One of them is the “straw man argument,” and it relies on readers or listeners missing one or more important details. Like a scare-crow mimics an actual human, hoping to scare crows away from a corn field, the strawman argument is similar to what was actually said, but has important differences.

What we’ve seen last week included the liberal use of the straw man, and other debaters’ tricks.

‘Over Target’ Reactions, WHA Exec (ret) Ross Kinzler, Won’t Defend MHI Policies & Points to Prior MHI Failure

There must be some heady targets in the links from the Daily Business News, which drew those reactions, below.

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News

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Saturday 3.3.2018

Keith Anderson, CEO Champion Homes, MHI ‘New Class’ Monopoly Concerns Memo, ‘Harms Owners, Independents’

Keith Anderson, CEO Champion Homes, MHI ‘New Class’ Monopoly Concerns Memo, ‘Harms Owners, Independents’

 

Friday 3.2.2018

Experts Break Down Anticipated Cost$ of Tariffs on New Manufactured Homes

Experts Break Down Anticipated Cost$ of Tariffs on New Manufactured Homes

MHPros Sound off on Steel Deal, Wilbur Ross Reacts to Controversy, Plus MH Market UPdate$

 

Wisconsin Housing Alliance – an MHI ‘Affiliate’ – Amy Bliss’ Messages Raise New Anti-Trust Issue

Wisconsin Housing Alliance – an MHI ‘Affiliate’ – Amy Bliss’ Messages Raise New Anti-Trust Issue

 

“F-Bombs” Fly – Cursing Manufactured Housing and Tornadoes – Engaging Public, Experts, Officials, and Media

“F-Bombs” Fly – Cursing Manufactured Housing and Tornadoes – Engaging Public, Experts, Officials, and Media

 

Thursday 3.1.2018

Announced Tariff’s on Chinese Steel, Aluminum Spark Stock Sell-Off, MH Industry Outlook?

Progressive “Nation” Reports on Monopolies Cites Buffett, Clayton, Others – MH Industry Impact?

Progressive “Nation” Reports on Monopolies Cites Buffett, Clayton, Others – MH Industry Impact?

Controversial Trump Tariff$ Announcement, Century Aluminum CEO Explains the Facts, Plus MH Market UPdate$

“Starting” Dip in Home Sales, New Crisis Says Housing Experts

“Starting” Dip in Home Sales, New Crisis Says Housing Experts

 

Wednesday 2.28.2018

York’s Champion Production Center Celebrates 58th Birthday

York’s Champion Production Center Celebrates 58th Birthday

Skyline and Champion 30 Day Snapshot, Plus Manufactured Housing Market UPdate$

HFFLP Arranges $400M JV in US Properties, NAM Update$

Robbie’s Revolution Precrafted’s $1.1 Billion-Dollar PreFab Project

Robbie’s Revolution Precrafted’s $1.1 Billion-Dollar PreFab Project

 

Tuesday 2.27.2018

Silverton Mortgage Announces Acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway’s Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Plus MH Market UPdates

122 Site Manufactured-Home Community Proposed

122 Site Manufactured-Home Community Proposed

Housing, Jobs, Poverty, Opportunity – Kerner Commission Remix, HUD and Manufactured Homes

Housing, Jobs, Poverty, Opportunity – Kerner Commission Remix, HUD and Manufactured Homes

‘Tricked Out Trailer’ – Movie Mogul’s Multimillion ‘Mobile Mansion’

‘Tricked Out Trailer’ – Movie Mogul’s Multimillion ‘Mobile Mansion’

 

Monday 1.26.2018

HUD Reg Review Could Yield Housing, Econ Boom; Plus MH Market UPdate$

DEADLINE! Invest 1 Hour NOW to Secure Brighter Future – Monday Morning Sales Meeting

DEADLINE! Invest 1 Hour NOW to Secure Brighter Future – Monday Morning Sales Meeting

Warren Buffett’s Annual Report to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders, Clayton Homes and Manufactured Housing

Warren Buffett’s Annual Report to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders, Clayton Homes and Manufactured Housing

Federal Manufactured Home Improvement Loans Are Available, says RE author Tom Kelly

 

Sunday 2.25.2018

Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News, Sunday Morning Weekly Recap 2.18.2018 to 2.25.2018

Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News, Sunday Morning Weekly Recap 2.18.2018 to 2.25.2018

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