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An Area of Agreement Between Warren Buffett and MHProNews

December 4th, 2018 No comments

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Warren Buffett doesn’t likely lose any sleep thinking about what the Daily Business News on MHProNews publishes. He reportedly leaves sleep loss and heart burn mostly to his company CEOs.

 

  • With baseball season over,
  • the end of college football’s season in sight,
  • and with the pros season not far behind,

we thought we’d close out this evening with a fun video that makes a simple but common sense point for investors to consider.  It’s actually a favorite analogy of Buffett, per his own paper’s website, Omaha.

Let’s tee it up like this.

Don’t watch the market closely,” Buffett said in 2016 amid wild market fluctuations, per CNBC. “If they’re trying to buy and sell stocks, and worry when they go down a little bit … and think they should maybe sell them when they go up, they’re not going to have very good results.”

 

On another wild day on Wall Street, what are Buffett’s tips?

  • Wait for the right pitch.
  • Invest in something that makes good sense.
  • Don’t get goaded into a bad pitch (a bad deal.)

Those points of agreement noted, don’t push us too much further, because that will lead us to the kind of reports like the ones linked further below.  We wanted to demonstrate that there is always common ground to be found for people of good will and integrity.

We also agree that manufactured housing is a great industry, that can fit the Buffett formula, but it ought to be allowed to flourish anew. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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What Just Happened, to Cavco, Independent Communities, Retailers, and Manufactured Housing?

November 25th, 2018 Comments off

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Every Sunday morning for several years, we provide this popular week in review.

 

It helps answer the question, ‘What Just Happened?’ It will also suggest a few answers to a question that hasn’t been asked, what’s coming up in this week ahead?

Drama.

Some of it is ‘manufactured drama.’

Some of it was arguably avoidable drama, as in the case of Cavco Industries, whose stock has tumbled over an SEC subpoena over trading by Joe Stegmayer, MHI’s Chairman and now ex-Chairman and CEO at CVCO.

On the plus side, there are more details linked about the Legacy Housing (LEGH) IPO below.

If you were out of town, you might have missed the MH Whistleblower…its both fun and serious.

Then there’s local drama, like the story about a manufactured home community owner who’s property is threatened with closure, but who is fighting back. That story includes local news video, and numerous exclusive comments from the targeted owner, and is linked below.

There’s a new move called NobleHomes, and #NobleNotMobile.  That report is likewise linked below.

Then there’s the MHIdea, a blast at MHI from veteran manufactured housing independents in the retail sector.  They’ve publicly said in their own words, enough of the failed leadership and monopolistic games by the big boys and their Arlington-based trade association. That interesting – historic – move and report are among those listed further below.

There are things to be thankful for, and in the spirit of the season, there’s a nice nugget we’ve published about MHI in a thanksgiving story found below.

There are good things shared from and about MHARR too.

Then there’s a report yesterday that will have thousands saying, ‘what’s that all about?‘ Facts are facts. One reader was laughing when he called, but another was ‘you’ve got to be kidding,’  No joke, the facts are what they are.  And that report spotlighted facts, the money trail, and evidence that Omaha and Knoxville may have a hard time explaining away.

Stunning.

Then there’s a new Masthead on truth detection 101. If you want to learn how to spot a lie or a con job, it’s insightful, practical – and even inspirational – reading.

Among the vexing topics reported below is one about homelessness, because it is arguably being fostered by flawed policies.  Our industry could be part of what fixes that problem.  When the needs are so great, and one solution is obvious, why are manufactured homes bucking so many headwinds?

What just happened?

Discover it all for yourself.  It’s awaiting your gaze and professional curiosity. The headlines of the week from Sunday 11.18.2015 until 11.25.2018 are  all found below in the broadest, deepest, most read, trade media in all of manufactured housing.

A special word of acknowledgement to the Dick Jennison, from MHI, and Timothy W. Williams, of 21st Mortgage Corp.  Yes, that’s code, but they should get it, and so will numerous others who are thoughtful readers of this report and what follows below.

Our thanks to you, and our thousands of readers who faithfully logged on daily during a holiday week for many.  We thank our sponsors, clients, news sources, and all for making and keeping us #1 for MHVille “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use.” ©

With no further adieu, discover what just happened in over 20 linked reports from the week that was, all found below.

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Giving Thanks for Mobile Homes, Manufactured Homes, Classic “Mobile Home Parks” and Manufactured Home Communities

Giving Thanks for Mobile Homes, Manufactured Homes, Classic “Mobile Home Parks” and Manufactured Home Communities

 

 

The Latest from MHARR

HUD Publishes Final Revised RV Exemption Rule

HUD Publishes Final Revised Rv Exemption Rule

 

 

What’s New on the Masthead of MHProNews

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Failure, Success and Profitable Truth Detection for Manufactured Housing

Failure, Success and Profitable Truth Detection for Manufactured Housing

 

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

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Saturday 11.24.2018


Center for Public Integrity – Stunning Clayton Homes-Warren Buffett-Berkshire Hathaway Manufactured Home Lending Truth Outs

Center for Public Integrity – Stunning Clayton Homes-Warren Buffett-Berkshire Hathaway Manufactured Home Lending Truth Outs

 

Friday 11.23.2018

Are Flawed Policies Fostering Homelessness, Crime? What Happens When Affordable Housing, Including Manufactured Homes, Are Lacking

Are Flawed Policies Fostering Homelessness, Crime? What Happens When Affordable Housing, Including Manufactured Homes, Are Lacking

Dow Falls 178+ Points, Worst Thanksgiving Week Since 2011, Plus MH Market Updates

 

Public Official, ABC News, Manufactured Home Community Owner Clash Over Resident Concerns

Public Official, ABC News, Manufactured Home Community Owner Clash Over Resident Concerns

Take One – Data Driven U.S. Outlook in 2019 and MHVille

Take One – Data Driven U.S. Outlook in 2019 and MHVille

 

Thursday 11.22.2018

Yes, Thankfully There’s Times Manufactured Homes Earn Bipartisan Praise in Washington, D.C. Metro

Yes, Thankfully There’s Times Manufactured Homes Earn Bipartisan Praise in Washington, D.C. Metro

Giving Thanks for Manufactured Housing Independents, Applauding “MHIdea!”

Giving Thanks for Manufactured Housing Independents, Applauding “MHIdea!”

MH Silver Lining? Residential Construction Report, Oct 2018, per HUD, Census Bureau

MH Silver Lining? Residential Construction Report, Oct 2018, per HUD, Census Bureau

Fascinating Thanksgiving Factoid, Socialism Preceded Thanksgiving in America

Fascinating Thanksgiving Factoid, Socialism Preceded Thanksgiving in America

 

Wednesday 11.21.2018

MH Marketing Insights – Where are Americans Moving? U.S. Moves, by State – Charts, Video

MH Marketing Insights – Where are Americans Moving? U.S. Moves, by State – Charts, Video

Market Woes? No Recession, Says Goldman Sachs, Plus MH Equities Updates

Market Woes? No Recession, Says Goldman Sachs, Plus MH Equities Updates

#NobleNotMobile, New Contest and Video Program Launched, Exclusive Details

#NobleNotMobile, New Contest and Video Program Launched, Exclusive Details

What’s the Truth About Thanksgiving in MHVille?

 

Tuesday 11.20.2018

Manufactured Housing – MHVille, It’s Not a Matter Open to Interpretation

Manufactured Housing – MHVille, It’s Not a Matter Open to Interpretation

 

FAANG – Increasingly Tied to Factory-Home Building – Takes $1Trillion Tumble, Drags Markets – Plus MH Equities Updates

FAANG – Increasingly Tied to Factory-Home Building – Takes $1Trillion Tumble, Drags Markets – Plus MH Equities Updates

Builder Confidence Drops, Post Midterms, Affordability Concerns Rise

Builder Confidence Drops, Post Midterms, Affordability Concerns Rise

MH Communities Reminder, Assistance Animals – HUD Order Levies Landlord Fine

MH Communities Reminder, Assistance Animals – HUD Order Levies Landlord Fine

 

Monday 11.19.2018

Investor Fright Bites FAANG, Drags Equities, Plus MH Market Updates

Legacy Housing IPO, Lending Tree, & New HUD Ruling Updates

Legacy Housing IPO, Lending Tree, & New HUD Ruling Updates

16 Tons, and MH Whistleblowers

16 Tons, and MH Whistleblowers

Beautiful, Harsh, Priceless Realties from a Master Builder, Monday Morning Marketing, Sales, Meeting

Beautiful, Harsh, Priceless Realties from a Master Builder, Monday Morning Marketing, Sales, Meeting

 

Sunday 11.18.2018

Hedge Fund’s Cavco Move, and More from Inside MHVille

Hedge Fund’s Cavco Move, and More from Inside MHVille

Together with thousands of honest MHVille pros of good will, we can make our industry achieve its great potential. That’s done by making American lives better, together. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (Sunday Morning, weekly headline news review, analysis, and commentary.)

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Direct Relationship – Rule of Law, Sound Information, Equal Access, Profits & Pay – MHVille, Megyn Kelly, Tucker Carlson

November 8th, 2018 Comments off

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A group of protesters gathered outside the Northwest D.C. home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Nov. 7,” is how the left-of-center Washington Post and related video reported it.

 

 

The front door of right-of-center Fox News host Carlson’s home was cracked yesterday by purported AntiFa type protesters. In response to the matter, a stream of commentary across the divide has flowed. Here’s what NBC’s Megyn Kelley had to say.

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There are legitimate disagreements on issues that people can have. But aren’t people’s home’s sacred?  Is it OK to have leftist agitators forcing people they disagree with out of public restaurants, where they are enjoying a quiet meal?  The WaPo video above makes that tie-in too, showing a brief clip of Ted Cruz being confronted with angry protestors at a restaurant.

 

Think it doesn’t matter to MHVille?

Think again. Because some of the same types of agitators and protesters have gathered to disrupt businesses and professionals in our industry. Imagine if your business – or you personally – were the target of this kind of disruptive, intimidating action.

Expose! Why Has Warren Buffett/BH Funded Anti-MHC Activists, MHAction? Why Fund Attacks on ELS, Frank Rolfe, Blackstone Group?

To make the point for manufactured home professionals, ICYMI or need a refresher, see the above and below.

MH Communities, Owners, MH Independents Alert – NMHOA and MHAction Next Steps? – Part 1

Notice that the common thread here is that these cases are routinely left-wing, anti-Trump activists.

Senator Rand Paul (KY-R) was attacked and injured outside of his home by a neighbor.  Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise was shot and almost killed while playing baseball with others from Congress.  Someone also was arrested mailing what looked like pipe-bombs to various Democratic backers, political figures and pro-leftist CNN.  All of that is tragic, on either side of the political aisle.  But the reality is that it is more common – and specifically organized on the left.  On the right, the early indication is that no-explosions purported pipe-bomb mailer was that he acted alone.

The 45th President condemned it all, on both sides of the aisle. But the expected House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters (CA-D), was encouraging people to push back at conservatives in public places.  Waters isn’t alone.  Senator Cory Booker (NJ-D), a potential presidential candidate, encouraged people to go up to Capital Hill and get into the opposition party’s faces.  That’s a clear, bright line distinction.

So too is the notion that to date, there are not reported ties between conservative billionaires and violent protesters.  By contrast, Warren Buffett, George Soros and other billionaires have per Open Secrets and other sources provided money to foundations that in turn paid groups that organized such AntiFa style tactics.

 

RBG’s Fall and the Midterms

Supreme Court Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg (RBG), a progressive or leftist judge, has reportedly taken a fall and has suffered injuries.  Certainly, everyone should wish her well and pray for her recovery.  But it is a stark reminder of just how important the GOP holding onto the Senate, and expanding their margin is.  If another Supreme Court opening occurs in the next 24 months, President Trump could get another pick in his first term of office.

Those Errant Public Opinion Polls

Florida News Network’s Larry Spillman raised the topic this morning about several polls that showed Mayor Andrew Gillum (D-gubernatorial candidate) and Senator Bill Nelson (FL-D) several points ahead, just days before the election. Spillman asked a polling expert, how did the polls get it so wrong? The polling expert answered that this way, “Polls are based on assumptions.” Polling uses statistical models based upon turnouts.  ‘Flawed baselines, amplify flawed results,’ said Spillman.

On Monday evening, well before polls closed, Fox News stunningly announced the House was going to be won by Democrats. That was based upon exit polls, and other research.  While it was ‘accurate,’ did making the announcement hours before polls closed in western states cause how many voters to just go home?  Would Jon Tester (MT-D), for example, have won in Montana? Per Helenair yesterday, with 562 of 669 precincts reporting, Democratic Senator “Tester had amassed 234,025 votes, or 50 percent of those cast, to [Matt} Rosendale’s 222,544 votes, or 47 percent.”

In Indiana, some sources claim that backers associated with Senator Joe Donnelly (IN-D), who lost to Republican Mike Braun, provided campaign support to a Libertarian candidate in that state.  While Braun won anyway, had the totals been closer, that kind of trickery – which may be legal – is nevertheless an indication of how the left often ‘plays the game.’

 

Ballots and Bread Box

There’s a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box.” –

Walter Reuther, (1 September 1907 – 10 May 1970)
was an American labor leader and president of the United Auto Workers, WikiQuote.

 

Give Us the Ballot, We Will Transform…”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism [i.e., unselfishness] or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

The good news is that with a media that researchers say is biased some 90 to 92 percent against President Trump, the GOP still picked up seats in the Senate.  A split Congress is better than an entirely hostile one.

  • Massive Money
  • Media
  • Manipulation
  • Threats and intimidation were part of the run-up to 2018, and have picked up immediately afterwards, with this incident at Tucker Carlson’s home.

MHProNews reported that 7 of the top 10 U.S. billionaires are pro-Democratic.  So are others, like Tom Stayer, and George Soros.  Democrats often decry ‘dark money’ in politics, but they have the lion’s share of it. In fact, that is part of the Democratic game.  Point fingers at your opponent, and accuse them of racism, fascism, making false statements, or whatever, while they are the ones who are using strong arm tactics.

Tim Williams of 21st Mortgage wasn’t wrong when he said that the “progressive agenda” is a threat to MHVille.  Its just that Williams himself backed a progressive, as has Clayton, MHI, and Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett.

As Marty Lavin has said,

  • pay more attention to what people do than what they say, and
  • Follow the money.

The industry’s investors and independents did okay on Tuesday.  There is clear evidence that good information, and strong leadership can pay off.  The positive economic track record is there for the 21 months since the president took office.  To win in 2020, to free the industry from the corrosive and costly effects of billionaire leftists, their media allies, and their thugs, the battle has begun.

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Tara Reardon, ROC’s-On Sharing Manufactured Home Solution with Thousands

November 2nd, 2018 Comments off

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It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”

– motto of the Christopher’s

 

There are good reasons to be open to concepts from across the left-right divide, as pro-free enterprise, pro-Constitutionally limited government MHProNews has exemplified for years.

Among the stronger voices for successfully promoting manufactured homes in a positive light has been those coming from the ROCs, or Resident Owned Communities.

Resident ownership isn’t the only solution for affordable quality living, as Paul Bradley has told MHProNews, but ROCs are a proven one.

As one reads this op-ed by Tara Reardon, consider doing your own letter-to-the-editor, at least once a year in your own market(s).  Don’t make it a plug for your business, or the odds are good it won’t be published.

Do make such a letter educational, as Reardon has done.

 

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Finally, ask yourself.  Why is it that the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has for some 15 years failed at this same task, a point that their own prior president, Chris Stinebert has made, among others.

Reardon’s letter was originally posted at this link here.

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Manufactured (or mobile, as most people call them) homes represent the largest stock of unsubsidized affordable housing in the United States, with nearly 18 million Americans calling them home.

Their modern amenities and affordable prices make them an attractive option for people wanting to own their first homes, or to downsize.

But despite their clear economic and lifestyle advantages, some people consider manufactured homes a last resort, rather than a great choice. That’s because of outdated notions about the quality of the houses, the communities where they’re located and the people who live in them.

The mention of manufactured homes often conjures visions of old dilapidated trailers, and it’s true that they still dot New Hampshire’s landscape. It’s also true that you’ll find broken-down and neglected site-built homes along many a country road.

Modern manufactured homes are built to federal code, in a controlled environment, and can contain all the modern amenities that we HGTV-watchers dream of. These homes are not only well-built and attractive — they’re also affordable. The average cost to build a manufactured home is 50 percent less expensive per square foot than a comparable site-built home, excluding land cost.

My family recently moved from a big home where we raised kids and held large-family gatherings, with plenty of space and bathrooms, and a large lawn that required lots of upkeep, to a smaller downtown home on a 0.11 acre lot. I, like many empty-nesters, am relieved not to have to heat and light all that
extra space, not to mention the yard work and the clutter we accumulated just because we had the room.

My neighbors are just feet away, and we happily coexist in the dense urban block. I see and greet my neighbors far more often. I knew when Frank got a new knee and what time the kids leave for school. Chester and his dog, Honey, greet me on my way by. If they needed help, or something were amiss, I would know instantly. We now walk to our jobs and to Main Street. That is what I love about living in my neighborhood.

So why do we have this vision in our heads that living in a manufactured-home community is undesirable?

I work with folks in New Hampshire’s 126 resident-owned communities (ROCs). Their homes are small, but more than adequate for their needs. Their utilities are affordable and their space comfortable, on one level and easy to maintain. Their car is quickly accessible, parked right next to their homes. They own their homes and pay taxes on them just like I do.

These homeowners collectively, as a cooperative, own the land under their homes and manage their communities. They know if an elderly person’s shades aren’t raised in the morning, help might be needed. Their streets are private and more narrow, perfect for walking or bike riding.

My experience has shown me what a great housing option this is for more than 7,200 New Hampshire households. Yet some towns’ zoning ordinances include their manufactured-home regulations in the section that deals with campgrounds!

Worse yet, some towns require that manufactured homes be located at least 25 feet from the property line (a typical restriction) unless the adjacent property is zoned residential. Then the setback requirement doubles to 50 feet!

We have an affordable-housing shortage, and folks way smarter than I have pointed to manufactured housing as one solution. It makes sense, and for this housing to realize its potential, professionals who sit on planning and zoning boards, city councils and select boards owe it to their communities to understand the realities of modern manufactured homes. They’re likely to be surprised that they’re not the “trailers” they remember.

Manufactured-home communities combine the practical aspects of the tiny house and cluster development trends that have drawn a lot of positive attention. It is time to honestly consider all housing options, and not only consider manufactured housing as a component of the solution we are looking for, but to start planning our communities to include this common-sense housing choice.

Tara Reardon is director of ROC-NH, a program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund.

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To give a fuller understanding of the ROC pitch, see their video below. Note that the ROC video below uses some outdated statistics.  More accurate information will be found on the infographic, immediately below.

 

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Top Industry in 50 U.S. States At-A-Glance, Infographic and Chart

October 31st, 2018 Comments off

 

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Tonight’s final article will be sooooooooooooo simple.

 

What is the top industry in the state(s) that you or your location(s) operate in?

You may be surprised.

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According to the sources as shown, above and below are the facts.

 

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If you are in manufactured home (MH) retail, MH communities, or another direct-to-consumer industry profession, here is are 2 questions for you.

As you look at your traffic logs, how many are you seeing from these industries?  What professions do you see the most prospects coming from? Are there areas for improvement? “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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SMB Webinar – Digital Transformation of Small to Medium Sized Businesses, Visa’s Experience and Solutions VP, NFIB Wednesday

October 29th, 2018 Comments off

 

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In a release to the Daily Business News on MHProNews, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced a live presentation by Steven Leitman, Vice President, Global Payment Experience and Solutions for Visa, Inc.

“Commerce as we know it is at a tipping point, with retail environments and customer expectations evolving rapidly to embrace a ‘digital first’ consumer mindset,” said NFIB.

Visa and a consortium of partners surveyed more than 400 small to medium size business (SMBs) decision makers and nearly 2,500 consumers to understand current practices and provide SMBs tips on how they can grow their business in an increasingly digital world.”

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They said that “This webinar will discuss what the results uncovered and actionable upgrades SMBs can implement to grow their business digitally including a “how to” on digital payments, marketing and advertising tactics, new service consideration and customer loyalty programs.”

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Rental markets are local, and vary widely across country,” said Danielle Bastarche, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing and Voucher Programs.

 

It is part of the introductory remarks for the video posted below, which includes several panelists who were involved in studying the issue. It’s recorded in front of a live audience.

This is the video from the presentation that was announced earlier this week, here on the Daily Business News on MHProNews.  See those details at the link below.

HUD, Urban Institute Webcast on Housing Vouchers Thursday Sept 20th – Manufactured Housing Opportunities?

Manufactured housing can qualify for this program, which was passed into law during the waning days of the Obama Administration. It has demonstrably not yet made much noteworthy difference, but often this is true until an energetic mind digs in and finds the keys to unlocking the program’s potential. With affordable housing in high demand, who in MHVille will step up to the plage? “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Schoolhouse Rock on This Historic Day

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The pseudonymous poster of the video concluded his comments with these words, “I don’t believe America will survive as the Nation our founding fathers left us; “One Nation under God indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All”, unless we as a “people” WAKE UP!!!

He or she posted under the name, “EnemyMindControl.” Certainly, we’ve explored for years, as well as more recently, the notion that news often reflects someone’s agenda.  But that’s not the purpose of this post today, rather, its to share a few comments and videos on this Constitution Day.

 

The video below by the Heritage Foundation is specifically aimed at Constitution Day.

The Masthead has a detailed look at related issues, see that at the link below.

The Rich, Famous, PreFab Homes, Manufactured Housing, Hypocrisy, and You

There’s 50 days to the midterms and counting.  For those who get into the weeds, the ‘internals’ of the polling, it is a jump ball. Ignore the naysayers that were wrong 2 years ago, and could be wrong again.

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South Carolina’s State Association Was Pro-Active Ahead of Hurricane Florence

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The manufactured home industry’s new home shipments have been well under its last peak for over two decades. Some associations and businesses have realized that failure to step up to that challenge will only produce more of the same.

 

Hurricane season happens every year in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Thankfully, there aren’t major storms that make landfall every year, but it makes sense to prepare.

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Dillard’s communications coordinator, Janae Frazier, explained to the Daily Business News on MHProNews their strategy ahead of Hurricane Florence.

First, Frazier told MHProNews today that, “The Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina and all of our members are sending our thoughts and prayers to all impacted by Hurricane Florence.”

For weeks, we’ve been sending safety tips to our members and the public through emails and social media,” Frazier stated. “We have also sent a Guide to Manufactured Housing to news media outlets throughout the state and have even participated in a LIVE television interview about hurricane safety.”

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MHISC used handouts and visuals like the above to help educate media, this graphic was published on a mainstream media new site, but MHProNews added the MHISC logo as shown.

We have a team of social media ambassadors who are spreading safety tips and positive manufactured housing information all over the internet. We have also been monitoring the social media accounts of news organizations to answer questions viewers may be leaving about manufactured homes,” she said.

We are urging residents to check their data plate to see the age of their home and what wind level the home is designed for. We are also urging residents to verify that their home was properly installed by a licensed contractor. If they do not know, they can check with the SC Manufactured Housing Board,” she stated.

We need homeowners to inspect their anchor straps beneath the home. They need to ensure that they replace rusted straps and tighten loose straps. We suggest getting a professional to help out. Lastly, homeowners should evacuate their homes when local authorities tell them to do so.” Frazier shared a new video with the Daily Business News on MHProNews they produced to aid manufactured home owners in that educational and inspection process. It’s posted above.

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72% Blue Collar Workers “Optimistic,” White Collar and More Insights from Porch/Examiner Poll Report

September 14th, 2018 Comments off


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The Washington Examiner recently reported on a survey commissioned by Porch on worker sentiments.

 

Porch is a free online network that links homeowners and repair, renovation. and cleaning professionals.  Their research found concerns about robotics and automation.  That’s a topic that the Daily Business News on MHProNews has reported on several times in recent years, see related reports, further below.

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But the new survey found “That recession driven grimness hanging over the workplace has lifted and now workers of all shades are feeling good about their future,” said the Washington Examiner.

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The polling said that 72 percent of blue collar workers and 76 percent of white collar workers are optimistic about their future.

Many workers feel they can find another job easily.  That was confirmed by the latest JOLTs report, see that further below.

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The survey found that most blue-collar and white-collar workers are happy, feel respected, and like each other.

Consumer confidence, manufacturers, and business confidence have also been on the rise, as MHProNews has been tracking those trends since the election of President Donald J. Trump.

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