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“Let the Guilty Pay…”

July 4th, 2019 Comments off
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Original image is a still from music video, below. Graphics by MHProNews.

That’s not necessarily an indictment of the song, its writer, or the artist that popularizes a tune.  It is a statement of reality, of the ebb and flow of music and culture.  The new becomes familiar, and the familiar – right or wrong – becomes ‘old.’

 

But as the Japanese and other cultures grasp, old can be beautiful.

The lyrics for the song “Independence Day” that follows is from the Song Facts website, from this link here, and is provided under fair use guidelines.

 

Independence Day

Well she seemed all right by dawn’s early light
Though she looked a little worried and weak.
She tried to pretend he wasn’t drinkin’ again
But daddy’d left the proof on her cheek.
And I was only eight years old that summer
And I always seemed to be in the way
So I took myself down to the fair in town
On Independence Day.

Well, word gets around in a small, small town
They said he was a dangerous man
But mama was proud and she stood her ground
But she knew she was on the losin’ end.
Some folks whispered and some folks talked
But everybody looked the other way
And when time ran out there was no one about
On Independence Day.

Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today
Is a day of reckoning.
Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay
It’s Independence Day.

Well, she lit up the sky that fourth of July
By the time that the firemen come
They just put out the flames
And took down some names
And send me to the county home.
Now I ain’t sayin’ it’s right or it’s wrong
But maybe it’s the only way.
Talk about your revolution
It’s Independence Day.

Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today
Is a day of reckoning.
Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay
It’s Independence Day.

Roll the stone away
It’s Independence Day.

Writer: GRETCHEN PETERS 
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

 

What does the song mean?

According to the country-music website, The Boot at this link here, “In 1994, Martina McBride released “Independence Day,” a single that became one of her signature songs. Written by Gretchen Peters, the tune shares the story of a mother and daughter living with an abusive husband, told through the eyes of the young girl. On July 4th, the lyrics go, the daughter walks down to the fairgrounds — and while she is out, her mother burns down their house, with her husband inside, and achieves her own “Independence Day.”

To say that it has dark overtones is to state the obvious.

But that doesn’t mean or imply that this is a song about hopelessness.  Quite the contrary, as tragic as the story is, this song has energy, hope, ironic joy, and overtones of the Christian belief in the resurrection.

None of this seems to have anything to do with the 4th of July holiday that we call Independence Day. Or does it?

 

 

The music video shows a Fourth of July parade, full of the pomp, patriotism, and the regalia that was part of small-town life decades ago.  Some would argue that such can still be found in numbers of America’s rural towns. Some of those are towns where a single section manufactured home may be found sited on a piece of property flaked by conventional housing.

 

Let the Guilty Pay

Part of the lyrics from McBride’s hit song has a refrain, “Let the guilty pay.” America is known as the “Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave.” The words “Equal Justice Under Law” are etched on the façade of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Historically speaking, America has always had rich and poor, the powerful and the meek. Despite untold numbers of examples in almost 2½ centuries of history as a nation since 13 colonies declared their independence from Britain, there has been obvious times when “equal justice” was not administered.

But the ideal is still to be held high. It is part of what inspires young soldiers, sailors, aviators, and support people to join the military – the high and noble call to fight for the ideals of our country.

Apart from a clear understanding of the effects of sin in life, no one can possibly grasp all the powerful nuances of the McBride song. Nor can we understand what’s right and wrong in our industry or nation apart from a clear grasp of what is true and what is false.

Too few ask, what is the impact of the rigging of America on millions of our fellows? Doesn’t it contribute to the drinking, the drug abuse, the economic stress, the broken families, the tragedies that this music video exemplifies?  How many lives are lost or squandered, due to the abuses of the noble ideals of the American dream?  Thus, the struggle continues.

But yes, millions live a life here in the U.S.A. that most of the world can only dream about.  We should celebrate that reality.  But we must also strive day by day to continue to elevate the American dream to achieve its ideals.

Roll the stone away,” is a lyrical echo from McBride’s song that is a reminder of the Resurrection of Christ. It is a reminder too that believers hold in the promise of their own resurrection someday. Let the guilty pay,” when the resurrection comes, the unrepentant guilty will – in the minds of millions of believers – pay. Eternally.

The lyrics and the performance of the music video “Independence Day” captures a world of emotion.  The lyrics, video, and singing are brilliantly done.  They combine in a performance with messages as fitting as can be for this noble national holiday.

To get a sense of the historical meaning of Independence Day, see the Masthead article linked below.  Don’t worry, despite the featured image, it is focused on history, not this song.

 

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George Orwell, All Issues Are Political Issues, Manufactured Housing Challenges, and You

June 9th, 2019 Comments off

 

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The ubiquitous Drudge Report linked up an interesting report from France 24 that said that there is another surge in interest in George Orwell and his writing, including the classic novel, 1984.

 

Interesting, because MHProNews has recently used quotes from Orwell in various reports to spark thoughts that insightful soul previously pondered that should speak to our times.

 

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For those who never read, or may not clearly recall the themes, “Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English writer George Orwell published in June 1949, whose themes center on the risks of government overreach, totalitarianism and repressive regimentation of all persons and behaviors within society,” said Wikipedia.

 

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Dystopian fiction has arguably become more common in recent decades. Hunger Games, Handmaids Tale, Blade Runner, Ready Player One, A Clockwork Orange, and Divergent are but a few examples.

 

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A dystopia…is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening. It is translated as “not-good place” and is an antonym of utopia, a term that was coined by Sir Thomas More and figures as the title of his best known work, Utopia, published 1516, a blueprint for an ideal society with minimal crime, violence and poverty,” also per Wikipedia.

 

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The classic line about Big Brother from Orwell’s novel, 1984. In an era when CCTV cameras are proliferating, smart phones track you, your car may track you, social media platforms track you, these are among the reasons that a new generation are turning to ponder Orwell’s insights.

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Orwell’s point here was a subtle one, where people are asked by Big Brother to believe something clearly contradictory, and yet accept it as true. It’s akin to Warren Buffett supporting candidates that passed or protected Dodd-Frank, while 21st Mortgage’s Tim Williams and MHI postured efforts to repeal or amend portions of the regulations from Dodd-Frank. Two contradictory positions, yet thousands of MH professionals went along.

 

Ready Player One  features as part of its dark backdrop images of pre-HUD Code mobile homes, or older manufactured homes. It is arguably an example of how the good news about manufactured homes has been blurred by certain movies, or TV shows like the Trailer Park Boys.  These are examples of what should be considered as reverse product placement. 

 

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Before saying what follows, let’s remind readers that MHProNews and our public-focused sister-site, MHLivingNews, are pro-industry, pro-consumer, and pro-free enterprise. We celebrate honest success, but oppose dishonest manipulations that disadvantage millions. In that context, the growing battle over the power of corporate giants that want to impose their world-view on society took center stage this past week, as Facebook, Google, and other big tech giants are reportedly the targets of planned antitrust investigations and possible legal action.

 

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Free speech must include the ability to escape the power of those tech-giants to de-platform, restrict, or effectively censor speech. They are supposed to be neutral platforms, but appear to be anything but even handed.

 

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As MHProNews reported during the 2018 campaign, a relatively small group of the top billionaires are disproportionately left-leaning. Is it any surprise that those who have such raw financial and media power are accused of tilting their platforms against those who oppose their world view?

 

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MHProNews covers historic topics too, precisely to counter the concern that Orwell prudently raised.

 

The solution isn’t to regulate the tech giants, or other monopolistic entities, as that will only serve to safeguard them against potential rivals that might otherwise challenge them. Big taxes, big regulations, these are tools of those who have powerful influence over government to limit those with might otherwise opposed them.

 

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That’s why from the outset, the founders of America believed it was as important to rebel against monopolies as it was to rebel against the crown that bestowed that monopoly. 

 

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American history, and much of world history, must be understood through a very precise prism.  The powerful attempt to find ways to distort the law and society to advantage themselves against all others.

 

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Those who desire freedom must be willing to expose those distortions, and fight against them. The American Way was and ideally remains one of Constitutionally limited government that also limits the potentially raw power of monopolistic businesses.

 

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The reports that follow below from the week of 6.2.2019 to 6.9.2019 has numerous reports on the issues of what is keeping manufactured housing from achieving its potential to serve millions of people.  HUD Secretary Carson did a good thing, several in fact, for manufactured housing.

 

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But to understand why the manufactured home industry is struggling, one must be willing to take the advice of contrarian investor Sam Zell – Chairman of Equity Lifestyle Properties – who famously quipped, “When others are going left, look right.”

 

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As independents, we strive to look 360 here on MHProNews, sourcing and fact-checking across the left-right divide.

 

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Just as some are now trying to dethrone the role that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. played in American history, there are those who try to diminish the goals that the founders of our nation had.  These are just two examples of some of the points that George Orwell was trying to convey.

 

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One must separated “wheat from chaff.” The allegations about Rev Martin Luther King, Jr. are not new. The chaff of a person’s life does not eliminate the good – the wheat – that the same person has produced. It is often those willing to be counter-cultural that are able to effect positive social change.

 

We, the People” must learn to think critically and analytically. Objective thinking are part of the mechanism by which freedom is protected.  It is also how it can be re-captured when it begins to slip away.

 

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Abraham Lincoln was violently opposed, but he stood up for what to him were obvious threats and injustices. By doing so, at great cost, he preserved the Union and made it a better nation for generations to come. Every era has its own battles to fight, and our industry has internal and external challenges to the obvious benefits our proven form of affordable homes provides.  That’s needed by millions more of our fellow Americans. By getting to the core issues, and grappling with them, that’s how the future can be brighter for white hats and independents.

 

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Two Market Movers Today – Mexico, the Fed, plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

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Members Point to Positives, Problematic – Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) says, “Get the Facts on Zoning”

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Thursday 6.6.2019 

U.S.-Mexico, Tariffs, and Border Crisis Talks, plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

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Big Tech, Big Brother, 1984, Manufactured Home Professionals, and You

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As a dad myself, Happy Father’s Day next weekend to all the other dads out there in MHVille and beyond.  If your father is still among the living, and you don’t already have plans to be together for a while that day, why not give him a call? 

Yes, it can be complicated.

But sometimes, taking on the challenging and difficult is the only way to get to the root issues. 

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Warren Buffett’s Profitable Lessons for Manufactured Housing

May 5th, 2019 Comments off

 

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“”We can afford to lose money – even a lot of money. But we can’t afford to lose reputation – even a shred of reputation,” wrote Warren Buffett to managers,” according to a post on the Wall Street Journal’s Facebook page.

 

Now contrast that with the investment-focused Motley Fool’s citation of the famous Buffett quote: “Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Don’t forget rule No. 1.

Do these two fabled Buffett quotes complement or contradict each other?

We deliberately avoid answering that today.

Ladies and gentlemen professionally involved in manufactured housing land – what we lovingly refer to here on MHProNews as MHVille – those Buffett quotes bear close scrutiny.

Beyond the words, so too does the actual behavior of Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway’s brands.

It is not that Mr. Buffett is necessarily wrong.  As one of the top four wealthiest people in the world, he’s proven his ability to attract investment capital and make money for the long term.

The question is, how has Buffett achieved that wealth in recent years? Say the last two decades?

No two people agree on everything. We need others in our lives as reality checks. If Marty Lavin never gave MHProNews any more on-the-record quotes than those already given, the ones we have from him are highly valuable to those wise enough to grasp and apply them routinely. It isn’t that Marty invented these sayings; he did not. But as a significantly successful person in manufactured home financing – with real manufactured home (MH) community and high-volume MH retail experience –  what he said is as useful – perhaps more so – as those Buffett quotes are.  Once more, with gusto…

  • Pay more attention to what people do than what they say.
  • Follow the money.

These Lavin tips have been used by detectives, serious reporters, and other researchers for decades.

What they point to, without saying it, is the value of authentic history.

Let’s pair that with what pro-manufactured housing investor Robert Robotti said about investing. “In order to outperform the market, you have to have a contrarian point of view,” Robotti said to the Motley Fool investment media.

 

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In an organization, one needs a significant degree of compliance by team members. No factory could function successfully without team members doing their jobs well. No financing operation could profit, unless team members do their jobs well.  I know, because I’ve seen and experienced these things first hand.

But in order to achieve a breakthrough, one has to be able to step out of the box. If someone stays only inside the box, by definition, no progress is ever made.

We need to be able to celebrate the good that someone has done, while recognizing that they are bound to have flaws. Let’s give some examples, and then return to the profitable MH theme.

We like many of the quotes that the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. has given us to ponder. He was surprisingly successful, but that success was not overnight. It took time, persistence, a kind of urgent patience. King was wise, but he was reputedly also a womanizer. Can’t imagine that his wife liked that reputation, can you?

A couple in the White House today have a similar challenge. But unlike the defense that much of the mainstream media gave Bill Clinton while he was president, or the cover for womanizing given to John F. Kennedy while he was president, Donald J. Trump’s past womanizing is treated quite differently. Before he ran for  president, Mr. Trump was celebrated for the same thing he is now denigrated for doing. What’s up with that? That’s not to attack the other 2, nor to defend the 45th president on that score. It is only to reflect that a double standard exists.  It is also to reflect how helpful history is.  Now, let’s take that back to MHVille.

People have to be able to discern reality, to find what is true, and separate the ‘wheat from the chaff.’  There are things Mr. Buffett has said that are insightful, useful, and true.  That doesn’t mean I have to agree with Buffett’s reputed business practices. Wheat from chaff.  Discern what is useful, then act upon that, and your odds for success go up.

Before diving into our weekly headline review, and we have some doozies for you, let me make one more observation. There have been some famous – but later convicted – con men in our nation’s history. People who were so respected, until they were found out.  Once exposed, they where then reviled. Let’s mention only one to make the point.

Bernie Madoff is described like this by Wikipedia, “Description: Bernard Lawrence Madoff is an American former market maker, investment advisor, financier, fraudster, and convicted felon, who is currently serving a federal prison sentence for offenses related to a massive Ponzi scheme.”

Madoff was celebrated, until he was vilified.  By the way, not all cons are alike.

 

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Now will the day may come that fans of Buffett — or an infinitely lesser light in MHVille, part-time magician George F. Allen — feel the same about them as they do now about Madoff?

Some sing the praises of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). But look at the fact that every one of the corporate industry embarrassments in MHVille named by John Oliver’s “Mobile Homes” video was connected to a firm connected to MHI. Pray tell. What exactly are the leaders at MHI being celebrated for accomplishing?  Other than the increasing consolidation occurring in MHVille?

Cons are often celebrated, until they are finally understood, and then they are fully exposed. Some cons, like Madoff, go to prison.

To grasp those highly profitable lessons, one needs the perspective of history. That requires real history, not fake history. Discerning the truth requires real analysis, not fake analysis.

To be sustainably successful in MHVille, one needs to know when to duplicate – as in a training the line workers in a factory – and when to innovate. The later – innovation – means you have to be willing to be a contrarian at the proper times.

Before closing, let me tip the hat to Jim Ayotte for a statement he made that applies to everyone, not just top-tier association executives. “As an association executive, my job is to assess the situation and seek the best possible outcome based on the facts as I know them.”  Publishers, writers, sales professionals, business owners, line workers – everyone could apply this principle Ayotte made to themselves.

None of us don’t know what we don’t know.  That’s why we need others! But once we begin to suspect something different than what we thought we knew, it becomes parament to pivot to whatever that liberating – and often profitable – truth is.  Albert Einstein was right in saying you don’t keep repeating the same mistakes over and over if you plan to progress.

The reason that a con like Madoff’s or others arguably succeeds for as along as they do is because people are not willing to admit that they have been conned.  They are in denial. They may be embarrassed. Or they may have some other fear.

But the mature, secure adult admits an error.  If the error is that they were conned, one must make that admission, but then the solution is to move beyond the error.  That’s how profitable learning is done.  Objective history is a vital part of that process.

To my knowledge, there is no other manufactured home industry publisher that has the degree of historic and practical insights into manufactured housing reality than we do.  Not bragging, it is what it is.

 

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

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Many of these quotes are from MHI insiders.

 

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most-read in MHVille – by fans, foes, and profitable truth-seekers alike?  People put up with our typos because we have something worth putting up with.

We are getting a growing number of calls and messages from investors and their representatives.  They don’t buy the Arlington line.  If those outside looking in don’t buy it, why should you?  Folks, the industry is about to go through a shakeup. I’m not predicting a date, but don’t just mark your calendar. prepare for it yourself.  Start with staying truly informed, and avoid the deceptions that profit others but are costing independents, perhaps like you.

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

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With no further adieu, let’s dive into the headlines from the varied corners of MHVille during the week that just was.

 

What’s New on the Masthead

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Multibillion Dollar Opportunities Knock in Solving Affordable Housing Crisis

Multibillion Dollar Opportunities Knock in Solving Affordable Housing Crisis

 

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

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MHCC Addresses Multiple Issues, HUD Secretary Carson Praises Manufactured Homes at Meeting

MHCC Addresses Multiple Issues, HUD Secretary Carson Praises Manufactured Homes at Meeting

MHARR Calls on HUD Secretary to End Discriminatory And Exclusionary Zoning of HUD-Regulated Manufactured Homes

MHARR Calls on HUD Secretary to End Discriminatory And Exclusionary Zoning of HUD-Regulated Manufactured Homes

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

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MHLivingNews features lifestyle and living news on prefab housing, with a focus on manufactured homes.

Conventional or Manufactured Housing – Facts Matter, and Public Engagement Matters Too

Ultimate Reporters, Researchers, Affordable Housing Advocates, or Shoppers 3’rd Party Research 

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

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Saturday 5.4.2019

George F. Allen’s Unity Call for MHI, MHARR, and National Association of Manufactured Housing Community Owners (NAMHCO) Examined

George F. Allen’s Unity Call for MHI, MHARR, and National Association of Manufactured Housing Community Owners (NAMHCO) Examined

 

Friday 5.3.2019 

Jobs Surge in April, Unemployment Rate Falls to the Lowest Since 1969, plus Manufactured Home Market Updates

Jobs Surge in April, Unemployment Rate Falls to the Lowest Since 1969, plus Manufactured Home Market Updates

HUD Secretary Carson on National TV, Touting Manufactured Housing, More Jobs & Investment Opportunities

HUD Secretary Carson on National TV, Touting Manufactured Housing, More Jobs & Investment Opportunities

Governor Signs 18’ Wide Single-Section Bill

Governor Signs 18’ Wide Single-Section Bill

Cowards, How Winning Is Done, and Manufactured Housing

Cowards, How Winning Is Done, and Manufactured Housing

 

Thursday 5.2.2019 

Holocaust Remembrance Day, You Don’t Know What Tough Is, and Ramadan

Holocaust Remembrance Day, You Don’t Know What Tough Is, and Ramadan

Top Ten Smaller Cities Millennials Moving to For Lower Housing Cost, Plus Stock Updates

Top Ten Smaller Cities Millennials Moving to For Lower Housing Cost, Plus Stock Updates

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Surprise Appearance at Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee, Exclusive Quotes – Addressing Manufactured Home Industry

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Surprise Appearance at Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee, Exclusive Quotes – Addressing Manufactured Home Industry

Warning – Number 1 Manufactured Housing State, Texas – Reports Month Over Month Rise, Year over Year Shipment Decline Continues

Warning – Number 1 Manufactured Housing State, Texas – Reports Month Over Month Rise, Year over Year Shipment Decline Continues

 

Wednesday 5.1.2019

Newly Published Regional State Data Reflects Gainers, Losers in New Manufactured Homes Shipped

Newly Published Regional State Data Reflects Gainers, Losers in New Manufactured Homes Shipped

One Word From Fed’s Jerome Powell Sent Stocks Lower, Plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates  

Skyline Champion (SKY) Hedge Fund Dumps Shares, Value Declines

Skyline Champion (SKY) Hedge Fund Dumps Shares, Value Declines

MHARR Weighs in, HUD Secretary Carson Letter – “Discriminatory…Exclusionary Zoning of HUD-Regulated Manufactured Homes”

MHARR Weighs in, HUD Secretary Carson Letter – “Discriminatory…Exclusionary Zoning of HUD-Regulated Manufactured Homes”

 

Tuesday 4.30.2019 

New Manufactured Home Community Research Data – Site Fees, Occupancy Survey, YoY Changes, 20 Top U.S. Markets

New Manufactured Home Community Research Data – Site Fees, Occupancy Survey, YoY Changes, 20 Top U.S. Markets

Barron’s Big Money Manager Survey Democratic, Trump, Congress Result$, plus MH Stock Updates

Barron’s Big Money Manager Survey Democratic, Trump, Congress Result$, plus MH Stock Updates

National Association of Home Builders Co-Hosting HUD Innovative Housing Showcase

National Association of Home Builders Co-Hosting HUD Innovative Housing Showcase

Wall Street Expects POTUS Trump Reelection in 2020, MHVille First Looks

Wall Street Expects POTUS Trump Reelection in 2020, MHVille First Looks

 

Monday 4.29.2019

Prosperity Now, Nonprofits Sustain John Oliver’s “Mobile Homes” Video in Their Reports

Prosperity Now, Nonprofits Sustain John Oliver’s “Mobile Homes” Video in Their Reports

Cruise Ship Retiring at Sea? Will it Eat Into 55 Plus Community or Assisted Living? Plus, Manufactured Home Market Updates

Cruise Ship Retiring at Sea? Will it Eat Into 55 Plus Community or Assisted Living? Plus, Manufactured Home Market Updates

New Investigation, Insider Trades, Hedge Fund Dumps Cavco Industries (CVCO)

New Investigation, Insider Trades, Hedge Fund Dumps Cavco Industries (CVCO)

Secretary Carson Letter Lights Fuse for Explosive Change, Obliquely Addresses Manufactured Housing Action Concerns

Secretary Carson Letter Lights Fuse for Explosive Change, Obliquely Addresses Manufactured Housing Action Concerns

 

Sunday 4.28.2019 

Manufactured Housing – White Hats, Black Hats, Investing, Consumers, MH Independents

 

Manufactured Housing – White Hats, Black Hats, Investing, Consumers, MH Independents

 

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