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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry News – November 6th – November 13th, 2016

November 13th, 2016 Comments off

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

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

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When you read the lineup for the month found on Entrepreneurs November in MHVille 2016, you can reflect on another motto as you chart your own professional path ahead:

We Provide, You Decide.”  ©

 

What’s New On MHLivingNews

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State’s Manufactured Home Sales Soar

Designer Amy Shock’s Extreme Mobile Home Makeover – Photos & Report

 

What’s New On MHProNews

 

Saturday November 12th, 2016

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Housing Summit to Address Workforce Housing, Showcase Manufactured Housing

 

Friday November 11th, 2016

 

Manufactured Housing CV Up 3.54 Percent, New Record High for Broader Markets

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Investor Sentiment Better than Expected for UMH Properties

Tribal Nation Wins Appeal in “Mobile” Community Case

Investors, Analysts Weigh in on Equity LifeStyle Properties

 

Thursday November 10th, 2016

 

Affiliated Managers Group Up, MHCV Down, Broader Markets Mixed, Dow Sets Record

President-Elect Transition Team, POTUS Obama, Mr. Trump Meet

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Utility Shutdown Could Lead to MH Community Being Condemned

Cavco Industries Reports Q2 Results 

Stocks Plunge & Surge – Unity and Protests

Ordinance Preventing Section 8 Discrimination Passes

  

Wednesday November 9th, 2016

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Skyline spikes, leads MHCV as Dow Swings 1000 Points On Trump Victory

“Amazing Future Homes” Video

TD Securities, Scotiabank Restate Positive Ratings for Killam Properties

Upset Win by Gracious President Elect, Donald Trump

  

Tuesday November 8th, 2016

Sun Communities, Universal Forest Products Up, MHCV Down, Broader Markets Steady

Money Missing from MH Cooperative, President Arrested

Trump has 32-25 lead in NH, Brits say Election for “Soul” of America 

Residents Forced to Move Due to Rezoning

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Status Quo or Time for a Big Change? Election 2016

  

Monday November 7th, 2016

UMH Properties Leads Up Day for MHCV, Broader Markets Up 371

Top Trends for Manufactured Home Buyers

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State Manufactured Homes Sales Rise 47 Percent In 2016

All Locked Up! Election Videos, Pics & Analysis

Champion Homes Purchases Former Excel Homes Facility

  

Sunday November 6th, 2016

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry News – October 30th – November 5th, 2016

Clinton Cash Machine vs. Donald Trump’s Movement – Closing Arguments Video

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Stocks Plunge & Surge – Unity and Protests

November 10th, 2016 Comments off

presidentelecttrumpsupporters-postedmastheadblogmanufacturedhousingindustrydailybusinessnewsOn Tuesday night as election results began to look grim for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Dow, S&P and Nasdaq futures all began to tumble.

Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business said she expected that initial reaction, much as happened in England over their Brexit vote.

But Bartiromo said that just as stocks recovered post-Brexit, she expected a rapid recovery in the U.S. too, because President Elect Donald J. Trump’s tax and regulatory policies were pro-growth, a view echoed by former Reagan Administration economist and CNBC contributor, Larry Kudlow.

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Indeed, in about a 1000-point swing on the Dow, stocks surged to near record highs, as investors realized that the president elect had a Republican House and Senate.  The Trump agenda should be good for business, jobs growth and a host of other economic benefits, which should be positive for manufactured housing, per the Manufactured Housing Association of Regulatory Reform (MHARR) statement to MHProNews.

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MHARR told the Daily Business News that, “Donald J. Trump’s victory in the November 8, 2016 presidential election promises to bring a sharply different approach to both future and existing federal regulation than has been the case for the past eight years of the Obama Administration, and could mark a return to free market-based regulatory policies not seen since in Washington, D.C. for nearly thirty years.”

Manufactured housing stocks in many cases outperformed conventional housing stocks in the wake of the Trump victory reported yesterday.

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Stocks soared yesterday, including those tracked on the Manufactured Housing Composite Index, NASDAQ or the Dow Jones. To learn more click the image above or the link here.

A Call for Unity and Support, Followed by Organized Protests

Videos on the post linked here show President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton calling for support of the legitimately-elected Trump’s administration.

But within hours of those statements by those Democratic Party leaders, protests sprang up in Democratic cities from coast-to-coast.

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Even with organized anti-Trump protests, the post-election rally on the Dow continues today on news of the Trump victory, as of 9:51 AM ET. See tonight’s market report for complete results.

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The mood of the nation reflected in post-election polling. Credit, Breitbart.

Among the revelations from Project Veritas and WikiLeaks were the facts that anti-Trump protesters were funded by groups connected to the Democratic Party, the Clinton Campaign and their supporters. Social media and other communications methods were used to organize marches and disruptive efforts.

Defacing of buildings and even arson against Trump or GOP offices took place in the run-up to the November 8 election. Undercover video revealed that some fights started at Trump campaign rallies were incited by paid Democratic Party allied agitators, as was the Chicago protests that prevented a Trump rally during the primaries.

So, even as Secretary Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama were giving encouragement to a peaceful transition of power to President-Elect Donald J. Trump, Breitbart reports that allies of theirs were planning and executing demonstrations in various cities across the nation. Coincidence or irony?

Residents of Wisconsin may vividly recall large protests against Governor Scott Walker in the wake of his election and his following efforts to reign in a state government that prior to Walker’s victory and programs, was plagued by mismanagement, waste and corruption.

The 2016 campaign documented the nexus of:

  • widespread media bias, as revealed by WikiLeaks and third party studies of reporting that was 90% unfavorable towards the GOP nominee,
  • paid agitation and violence, which were blamed on Trump rather than focusing on paid pro-Clinton agitators,
  • Democratic talking-points and coordination with the media…

were all laid bare.

The Manufactured Housing Political Reality in DC

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HUD MH program administrator, Pam Danner.

Manufactured housing professionals of no or any political affiliations must be aware of the fact that HUD’s Pam Danner, head of the manufactured housing program, is a long-time Democrat. So too is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Director Richard Corday. The industry should be well aware of the steady stream of challenges for manufactured housing businesses that have flowed from these agencies.

By way of disclosure, MHProNews’ co-founder, Soheyla Kovach and her spouse supported Donald Trump and his candidacy as being better for manufactured housing businesses, home owners and prospective buyers. The Kovach’s are independents, not registered members of any political party.

The Masthead has long taken the view that manufactured housing and affordable housing ought to be non-partisan.

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The Trump election bodes well for manufactured housing. By way of news analysis, the election is an important start. Protests yesterday may signal a desire by some parts ot the Democratic party to try to stop the Trump agenda, so vigilance and support for a pro-growth agenda by business professionals and the public needs to continue.

But the reality is that much of the regulatory hurdles the industry has faced in Washington, DC are connected with policies and officials who are demonstrably Democratic.  But it should be noted that some Republican polices, notably trade and a wink-towards open borders, are just as upended by this populist wave that is transforming the U.S. political landscape.

If these organized protests yesterday and the history of similar activity in Wisconsin are any sign, industry professionals should not be surprised if Democrats play an obstructionist role to President-Elect Trump’s agenda.

The Daily Business News and the Masthead will continue to track developments.  ##

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Hillary & Hispanics, 1.4M Losing Obamacare, Assange’s Internet Cut, WAPO: Election Heating

October 18th, 2016 Comments off
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Julian Assange. Credit: Carl Court, Getty Images.

With 20 days left until the U.S. Presidential election, the U.S. Government has apparently arranged to cut Internet access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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USA Today Study

 

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While hailing what they dub as the “Trump Effect” for a “marked increase” in Hispanic voter registrations, the facts indicate that Democratic and Hispanic groups just have not surged the numbers beyond the growth of the Hispanic population in general, according to a USA Today report, shared by NewsMax.

Voter registration is up 3.8 percent from 2012, which, can be explained by 2.9 percent population growth since 2012 and 10-percent growth among the Hispanic population since 2010, according to USA Today’s analysis among the 50 counties with the largest Hispanic populations in 10 swing states.

Hispanics now comprise 12 percent of the electorate, an increase from 10 percent in 2012, according to the study.

Republicans are ignoring this growing electorate, and these numbers show that Democrats are leaving a lot of votes on the table too,” Al Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum told USA Today.

But the pro-Clinton L. A. Times daily tracking poll suggests that the Trump campaign may be doing better with Hispanics than is generally reported.  Even with the LA Times subtly or directly attempting to influence their own poll with their coverage and graphics, their poll has nevertheless consistently shown Trump close, ahead and able to bounce back.

The details of their polling indicates a surprisingly strong support for the Trump/Pence campaign among Hispanics, as is reflected in the second tracking poll below.

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Over 1 Million to lose ObamaCare Coverage

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People around the U.S. are finding out that their health insurance plans will disappear from ObamaCare next year. This will force many to find new coverage at a time when a number of insurers are looking to exit the program, thus shrinking options.

According to Newsmax, At least 1.4 million people in 32 states will lose the Obamacare plan they have.

Aetna Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc. and some state or regional insurers quitting the law’s markets for individual coverage largely cause this issue.

Sign-ups for Obamacare coverage begin next month. Fallout from the quitting insurers has emerged as the latest threat to the law, which is also a focal point in the U.S. presidential election.  Minnesota’s Democratic governor and former president Bill Clinton are among those who have recently blasted the failures of the program.

According to Bloomberg’s interviews with regulators and insurance customers, plans will be fewer and more expensive, and may not include the same doctors and hospitals.  That is the opposite of the results promised in ‘selling’ the program in Congress.  The Affordable Care Act – a.k.a. ObamaCare – has consistently been under-water in public polls, and was a rallying cry in mid-term election years that resulted in Republican control of first the House, and then the U.S. Senate.

Instead of growing in 2017, Obamacare could shrink, according the research by NewsMax. As of March 31, the law covered 11.1 million people; an Oct. 13 S&P Global Ratings report predicted that enrollment next year will range from an 8 percent decline to a 4 percent gain.

Bloomberg contacted officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and the 1.4 million-person estimate includes 32 states and only plans sold on the individual “exchange” markets.

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In Texas, Arizona, Georgia and Missouri, insurers have pulled out, but regulators couldn’t or wouldn’t say how many people are affected. Three states didn’t provide sufficient data.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Thursday that it will contact people losing their coverage and encourage them to sign up with new plans.

The law requires all Americans to have insurance or pay a fine.

As is true for the nation at large, anecdotal evidence indicates that most manufactured housing professionals are unhappy with the law’s negative impact on business, the rising costs and shrinking coverage of healthcare.

Washington Post-ABC News Poll: Clinton +4, But There’s More…

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The poll, released on Sunday, shows Clinton up 47% to 43% in a four-way race, which is within the margin of error. Independent NewsMax sees this is a clear sign that Trump may be regaining his momentum, with 20 days remaining until Election Day.

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Among the Clinton Campaign revelations by WikiLeaks are comments that disparaged Latinos as ‘needy.’ A recent study demonstrated that 96% of campaign contributions by journalists, editors and those with reporting ties are giving money to the Clinton Campaign. Image credit, Fox News/Sean Hannity shown, which AdWeek noted has surpassed all other cable news shows in their most recent survey of cable news viewership.

Highlights From Sunday’s Report

The Daily Business News published a media first – the exclusive revelation of how Apple was using an update in their iPhone’s iOS10 update – a widget that was promoting anti-Trump news headlines, or pro-Clinton headlines.

Revelations by WikiLeaks, Including Those Impacting or with Implications for the MH Industry

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Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Pinterest.

What was widely under-reported last week was the release by WikiLeaks of what Bernie Sanders and his followers asked for repeatedly during his campaign for the Democratic nomination for the presidency.  Namely, the transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Goldman Sachs and others on Wall Street, for which Secretary Clinton was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars per speech.

The full transcript of those three leaked speeches are found at the end of this report.

Tyler Durden, writing for Zero Hedge, provided one of the more in-depth looks at what the three leaked speeches, and what those documents reveal about Clinton’s true positions.

As MH industry professionals know, Dodd-Frank has been wildly unpopular with retailers, community operators – indeed virtual all who directly or indirectly benefit from the sale of more manufactured homes.

Some of the bullets from the thousands of emails released are shown in the blue graphics = produced by Fox News – found on this page.

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One of the many adverse consequences of the Dodd-Frank act has been the closure of hundreds of community banks and lenders.  MHLivingNews reported a number of MH industry operations that stopped lending, due to regulatory risks, one of those reports is linked here.

What WikiLeaks has spotlighted are a series of vulnerabilities in the Clinton Campaign. MHProNews publisher L. A. “Tony” Kovach has noted that, “Too big to fail” and “too big to jail” are becoming the new normal in U.S. politics in recent years, as opposed to the historic American rule-of-law.  The full election update from Sunday is linked here.

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Kovach notes that public polling shows that most view the political and economic playing field in America has tilted toward the largest companies and rich donors, both of which can afford the high cost of political access.  That leaves the vast majority of Americans and small-to-medium sized businesses out in the cold.

Editorially, without claiming to speak for any of our sponsors, MHProNews has taken the position that builder Trump’s policies are better for manufactured housing and better for the nation. MH industry associations are unlikely to formally support a candidate, because they will have to work with whomever the eventual winner is.

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Before and After the Final POTUS Debate, the Wild Card of WikiLeaks

The third and final presidential debate will be carried by the major news networks live, and is this Wednesday starting at 9 PM ET. Before and after the debate, the impact on the race of the steady drip, drip, drip of thousands of leaked Clinton Campaign emails is hard to predict.

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Republican strategist Karl Rove notes that polling suggests that some of the swing away from the Trump campaign could be recaptured, if the GOP candidate “stops talking about the sexual allegations against him” – as many of those have already been discredited, and instead “focus on the policy issues” that make Trump/Pence the clearly superior choice for minorities, men and women, indeed the nation as a whole.

The following are a partial list of reasons why Kovach observes the campaign positions publicly held by Hillary Clinton are worse for America, worse for home ownership in general – and in the view of MHProNews editorially – worse for manufactured housing in particular.

  • Clinton promises she will keep Dodd-Frank, while Trump promises to repeal Dodd-Frank, which he says is harming business and job creation.
  • Clinton promises to raise taxes and increase regulations, while Trump favors reduction of job-killing taxes and regulations.
  • Clinton will keep ObamaCare or perhaps go to a Canadian-style single payer system, while Trump is for repealing and replacing ObamaCare, which is failing before the nation’s eyes, and which even Bill Clinton has called “a crazy system.
  • Clinton has said she favors open-borders and free trade, while Trump proposes defending borders, U.S. workers and businesses.

Trump has now set a record for having the most small-donors in GOP history.  His rallies and polling demonstrate more enthusiasm for his America First movement than Clinton has in her smear Trump effort.

In a change election year, her policies would only continue what has already proven to be a failure for the nation.

Manufactured home residents are some 7% of the U.S. population.  In a tight election, the balance of power could lie with the industry’s professionals and our homeowners.

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Dodd-Frank, CFPB, Transcript-3 Leaked Clinton Goldman Sachs Speeches – Manufactured Housing Industry Impact?

October 16th, 2016 Comments off

freethoughtprojectfarremovedfrommiddleclass-postedmanufacturedhousingindustrydailybusinessnewsmhpronewsOne of the hottest issues in the manufactured housing (MH) industry for the past 5 years has been:

  • the so-called Dodd-Frank “reform act,”
  • efforts by the MH industry to modify regulations imposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB),
  • noting that the CFPB was “birthed” by Dodd-Frank.

Last week, the Daily Business News reported that the CFPB’s structure was deemed unconstitutional, a fact spotlighted by a number of media outlets.

It is no surprise that pro-CFPB opponents to the ruling want to see it appealed.

What an appeal to the nation’s highest court would mean is that the next president’s appointment to the Supreme Court could be the deciding vote on an issue that has major impact for manufactured housing, other industries such as lending and hundreds of millions of Americans.

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Award-winning manufactured home retailer Alan Amy estimated – as shown in the video linked above – that Dodd-Frank is costing the MH industry – and thus prospective home buyers – 30% more sales/purchases every year. That would mean over 20,000+ more jobs, and a similar number of additional manufactured homeowners.  Credits – Inside MH Road ShowMHLivingNewsSunshine Homes and ManufacturedHomes.com.

Revelations by WikiLeaks

What was widely under-reported last week was the release by WikiLeaks of what Bernie Sanders and his followers asked for repeatedly during his campaign for the Democratic nomination for the presidency.  Namely, the transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Goldman Sachs and others on Wall Street, for which Secretary Clinton was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars per speech.

The full transcript of those three leaked speeches are found at the end of this report.

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While some in the more moderate-to-conservative and alternative media mentioned excerpts of the leaked Clinton speeches, Tyler Durden, writing for Zero Hedge, provided one of the more in-depth looks at what the three leaked speeches, and what those documents reveal about Clinton’s true positions.

Here are some excerpts from the comments and emails that resulted from the WikiLeaks revelations.

  • Clinton Said, With Dodd-Frank, There Was “A Need To Do Something Because For Political ReasonsBecause Members Of Congress “Can’t Sit Idly By And Do Nothing.”
  • Speaking About Financial Regulations, Clinton Said “The People That Know The Industry Better Than Anybody Are The People Who Work In The Industry.”
  • Tim O’Neill Told Clinton “We Really Did Appreciate It” When She Had Been “Courageous In Some Respects To Associated With Wall Street And This Environment.”

One of the many adverse consequences of the Dodd-Frank act has been the closure of hundreds of community banks and lenders.  “Too big to fail” and “too big to jail” are becoming the new normal in U.S. politics in recent years, as opposed to the historic American rule-of-law.

Public polling shows that most view the political and economic playing field in America has tilted toward the largest companies and rich donors, both of which can afford the high cost of political access.  That leaves the vast majority of Americans and small-to-medium sized businesses out in the cold.

Another Woman for POTUS – Voices Progressive Opposition Against Clinton

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Is the war-talk by Hillary Clinton in leaked emails the opposite of her projected claims of being the cooler, calmer head in this election cycle? Jill Stein, right, Jill 2016 campaign page.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein recently said that a vote for Clinton was a vote for war.

Was that political hyperbole by Dr. Stein?

Or was there some logic to her claim, based upon this under-reported WikiLeaks bombshell:

Clinton told Goldman that the message to China had been,You either control them [North Korea], or we’re going to have to defend against them.” and Clinton sayingwe’re going to ring China with missile defense. We’re going to put more of our fleet in the area.”

Consider the fact that Secretary Clinton initially called the TPP the “gold standard” of treaties, but under pressure from Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump’s popular-with-the-public opposition to TPP, she has since backed away from support of the TPP, which Clinton helped negotiate.

The WikiLeaks revelations include what millions already knew about Clinton; that she has a public and a private position on issues.  She said as much in speeches to Goldman Sachs.

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Statement by Clinton to Goldman Sachs. Public polls reveal that most Americans see Clinton as a liar. Why elect the candidate that is the most harmful to manufactured housing, and is a well documented liar? Image credit, WikiLeaks.

Given the utter failure of:

  • Secretary Clinton’s Russian reset,
  • the spread of ISIS under the Obama/Clinton foreign policy and
  • the fact that Bill Clinton and Barack Obama favors the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) treaty

– the twisted logic for Clinton in her position on China is stunning – and as Stein suggested – reckless. Stein has said that progressives should not waste their vote on Clinton, who will only betray them.

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Clinton praised Wall Street in private, and blamed millions in the middle class for bad loans; many of them are the black, Hispanic and middle class voters she now courts. Image credit – Newswire.

Who is Clinton to point fingers at any opponent, when her own track record is replete with failures and contradictory hypocrisy?  Why is her campaign focused almost solely on trashing Trump?  If her own record and polices would be better for the nation – why not focus on those issues, as she promised to do when Clinton said she would take the “high road” to the Oval Office?

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The tortured and contradictory positions taken by the CFPB are spotlighted in this Inside MH video linked above, one of a series of MHLivingNews and MHProNews reports that documented the harmful positions of the CFPB on manufactured housing lending. These twin trade media publications have taken a very consistent stance on the issues that face manufactured housing and our home owners.  Our public and professional focused trade media plan to continue to pursue a principles-based – vs. emotional – approach in this presidential campaign too.

With:

  • hundreds of billions of dollars in a trade imbalance going to China,
  • will the Clinton plan mean that the U.S. would then borrow billions from China
  • in order to ring that nation with a costly missile defense and ships from the U.S. Navy?

The evidence of corruption, duplicity and stupidity marked by the tortured logic found in Secretary Clinton’s positions are stunning.

MHProNews and MHLivingNews have documented the harm to manufactured housing’s businesses, home owners and would-be buyers. Where would the logic be in supporting a candidate – Secretary Clinton – who favors Dodd-Frank?

Aren’t any of the opposition candidates’ positions clearly better for manufactured housing – and our manufactured home owners – than Clinton’s stated positions?

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Still from an Inside MH/CSPAN video, reflecting how Richard Cordray himself said that there was never much high cost lending in the manufactured housing industry market. Credit, MHLivingNews.com.

Clinton Campaign Smear Tactics vs. Principled Policy Positions

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The Gateway Pundit, a popular and pro-Trump blogger who revealed this year that he is homosexual, has published a list of a number of already debunked and carefully timed smear attacks that have been launched against Donald Trump by Clinton and her surrogates.

The New York Post has published a list of the various deceptions by Secretary Clinton, revealed by WikiLeaks.

Here on MHProNews, the Daily Business News published a media first – the exclusive revelation of how Apple was using an update in their iPhone’s iOS10 update – a widget that was promoting anti-Trump news headlines, or pro-Clinton headlines.

While Apple never directly replied to MHProNews’ inquiries about the pro-Clinton widget, it should be noted that as of Sunday morning – 10-16-2016 – Apple’s headline news sources now include a Fox News and other items, which are more favorable to the Trump-Pence ticket.

Did the Daily Business News exposure of that issue cause Apple to rebalance the previously solely pro-Clinton coverage shown by their iPhone news widget?

There is a widespread, well documented effort by pro-Clinton media and corporations – with key news outlets, businesses and social media working in concert with the Clinton Campaign documented by WikiLeaks – to discredit the GOP nominee and promote Secretary Clinton. That effort is clearly designed to discourage Trump supporters, while buoying Clinton support.

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WikiLeaks reveled thousands of emails from Clinton Campaign Chairman, John Podesta. As Christian evangelicals, The Catholic League, EWTN Catholic network and others are saying that the smear campaign against Donald Trump seems carefully timed to distract the public from the bombshell revelations in those emails. Image credit, EmptyLighthouse.

Democratic pollster Pat Caddell is among those who point to what he says is the over-polling of Democrats in recent polls, which could clearly skew the results toward Clinton’s candidacy.

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Polls from 10-16-2016 LA Times Daily Tracking poll, which many believe was the most accurate in the 2012 election cycle.

While most national polls show Clinton in the lead, The LA Times Daily Tracking poll is one of two national polls that have shown a dead head in the contest, or a slight lead by Trump.  This is amazing, given the sheer magnitude of the assault against the GOP candidate, and may reflect the durability of his support.

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Trump has gained ground among Hispanics to levels that surpass Mitt Romney’s support in 2012. If he regains ground with blacks and women to levels prior to the carefully-timed release of Trump smears, the election could result in a Trump victory.

New and Analysis – It’s Not Over Until It is Over

The LA Times, which is pro-Clinton, reveals in the weeds of their polling a surprising strength by Trump among Hispanics.  If that holds up, and if another strong debate performance comes from Donald Trump on Wednesday, what now looks like a defeat could become a landslide victory for the GOP nominee.

Noting that in England, prior to the Brexit vote, only one poll showed that Brexit would pass, there are reasons to believe that it is not over here in the upcoming election until the final U.S. ballots are cast.

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Middle income voters strongly favor Donald Trump, and there is a slight edge among upper income voters to the Trump/Pence ticket. It is lower income voters – arguably those most harmed by the promises made by the Clinton Campaign – who lean more towards her candidacy.

There is certainly a wide array of reasons – including most major polls – to think that the advantage lies with the Clinton campaign.

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Prior to the smear attacks against Donald Trump, he enjoyed a wider lead in the enthusiasm factor, but he still holds a narrow lead in this category.

But with:

  • the Trump campaign promising a major outreach. that he says will bypass much of the mainstream media to speak “directly to the American people,”
  • the third and final debate being moderated by Fox News’ ‘Fair and Balanced, Chris Wallace,
  • plus the steady drip-drip-drip of damaging revelations by WikiLeaks against Secretary Clinton,

the wildest election cycle in modern times remains unpredictable.

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Editorially, without claiming to speak for any of our sponsors, MHProNews has taken the position that builder Trump’s policies are better for manufactured housing and better for the nation.

MH industry associations are unlikely to formally support a candidate, because they will have to work with whomever the eventual winner is.

But the following are a partial list of reasons why campaign positions by Clinton are worse for America, for home ownership in general – and in the view of MHProNews editorially – for manufactured housing in particular.

  • Clinton promises she will keep Dodd-Frank, while Trump promises to repeal Dodd-Frank, which he says is harming business and job creation.
  • Clinton promises to raise taxes and increase regulations, while Trump favors reduction of job-killing taxes and regulations.
  • Clinton will keep ObamaCare or perhaps go to a Canadian-style single payer system, while Trump is for repealing and replacing ObamaCare, which is failing before the nation’s eyes, and which even Bill Clinton has called “a crazy system.
  • Clinton has said she favors open-borders and free trade, while Trump proposes defending borders, U.S. workers and businesses.

Republican strategist Karl Rove notes that polling suggests that some of the swing away from the Trump campaign could be recaptured, if the GOP candidate “stops talking about the sexual allegations against him” and instead “focuses on the policy issues” that make Trump/Pence the clearly superior choice for minorities, men and women, indeed the nation as a whole.

Trump has now set a record for having the most small-donors in GOP history.  His rallies and polling demonstrate more enthusiasm for his America First movement than Clinton has in her smear Trump effort.

In a change election year, her policies would only continue what has already proven to be a failure for the nation.

Manufactured home residents are some 7% of the U.S. population.  In a tight election, the balance of power could lie with the industry’s professionals and our home owners.

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry News – September 25th through October 2nd

October 2nd, 2016 Comments off
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This past week wraps up our theme of Superior September 2016 coverage of the news that matters for manufactured housing industry professionals, and all those who follow or are engaged in the factory-built home industry.

The articles below will include special reports from respected writers Joe Dyton and RC Williams. Let’s dive in to our headline news recap.

 

 

What’s New On MHLivingNews 

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Pride and Prejudice: The Truth About Manufactured Home Communities and Crime

Taking on the Trash Talk! Are People Defined by their Housing Choice? Video, Photos

 

What’s New On MHProNews 

Saturday, October 1st 

NorthStar Realty Finance’s target price and investor moves

7th Anniversary Issue of MHProNews Schedule Announced

Friday, September 30th 

Strong Finish For The Markets – Sky Corp. Has Big Day – Wells Fargo Illegally Seized Soldier’s Car China Cutting Off Cash To Venezuela – Does Deutsche Bank Need A Bailout? 

County Zoning Administrator Aaron Lacher Opting Out “Granny Pod” Law

 

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Millennials Need Affordable Housing, but “Trailer Park Boys” stigma slows Manufactured Home Acceptance

Boulder City Planning Commission Approves Rezoning Of Mobile Home Park

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Clinton, Trump Try New Lines of Attack – Daily Tracking Poll, Political Cartoons

Thursday, September 29th

Wells Fargo Chairman/CEO Grilled, Buffett speaking out, All Markets Down

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Pending Denver Meadows Sale/Closure roils media, creating ripples and reactions from residents and owner

Manufactured Home Community grabs positive media via New Clubhouse Construction

Equity LifeStyle Properties Investor Management Fund, Dividend Updates

Community Owners, Residents Clash over Measure V 

Trump’s New Theme vs Clinton – Follow the Money, Crowd Shouts Back: ‘Lock her up!’

Wednesday September 28th   

Markets Rise Again – OPEC Agrees To Production Cuts, Oil Prices Surge – Senate Overrides Obama Veto – CA Punishes Wells Fargo with Sweeping Sanctions

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Battle Over Community Owner’s Rights vs. Resident’s Rights highlighted in St. Anthony case

“Trailer Trash” (sic) Talk – Manufactured homeowners and professionals ask – What’s in a name?

Mixed Post ‘Great Debate’ Polling Results, but most Pundits Tilt Round 1 Towards Hillary

Patrick Industries, Drew Industries Announce Executive Moves

Tuesday September 27th

Market Rebounds, Manufactured Home Index Down, But Drew and Patrick Up On Executive Moves

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

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Skyline Corporation Hits 52-Week High. Is Near-Term Analysis Positive?

The Big First Presidential Debate – Pundits, Politicos and Instant Polls

Monday September 26th

Cavco, Sun’s Run, Manufactured Home CV rises – other U.S. Markets slip – Market’s await Presidential Debate, Brexit Noise

U.S. Senator touts Lexington Homes, awarded $6.76 million contract from FEMA for manufactured homes

SBA, George Washington University, Blast Proposed DOE Energy Rule for Manufactured Housing

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First Debate May Draw 100 Million Viewers, Election Headline Coverage Rundown

New Rules for Tiny Houses crafted, Manufactured Housing Connections

Sunday September 25th

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry News – September 19th through 24th

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Northern NIMBY? Controversy, but New Manufactured Home Development Gets OK’d

September 22nd, 2016 Comments off

protestingredevelopmentmayerthorpefreelancer-postedmanufacturedhousingindustrydailybusinessnewsThe opposition has been steady, and at times, with intense emotions on the side of those who wanted to ‘just say no’ to the redevelopment of a city park into a new, affordable, manufactured home development.

To me, Ellis Granley Park was a huge, big space that had a lot of potential to be developed further as a park,” local resident Susan White said. “A lot of people feel strongly about green space.”

But Mayerthorpe, Alberta’s lady mayor had a differing observation.

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It’s a very appealing spot, the elevation there is high, there’s trees planted. It was just an inactive park and why, I don’t know,said Mayerthorpe Mayor Kate Patrick told the Freelancer.

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According to the Freelancer, the process of trying to preserve – or sell the land – has been in progress for over two years. The town considers the area to be under-utilized, and the park was finally sectioned off to begin redevelopment last week.

The cost to the town to develop it is lower than in other parts of the community, due to services being close by.

There has been request to have this type of area in our town. Council is very positive that people will take interest in it and buy this up,” Patrick said. There will probably be businesses coming in there starting next year and we’ll need more housing for this area.” 

Mayor Patrick has said that they new manufactured housing area will not compete with other residential homes for sale.

Clearly, not everyone agreed.

Susan White and LaDonna Harris were among the staunch opponents to the plan.

Parking was an issue, that could have been made easier, accessible,” said Harris. Paths could have been created. There was lots of suggestions through the whole process over the last two years.”

While concerned residents had two public hearings to share concerns, Harris feels like they were not heard.

Although we had opportunity to share our concerns, it seemed like they were going to do it no matter what anybody said,” she stated.

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Mayor Patrick said that she’s heard from a number of people in the public that the town is moving in the right direction, although only two members of the public spoke in favor of the development. 13 named individuals spoke against the development.

I just feel that the town did their best in engaging the public on this controversial issue that some have made it into,” said the mayor. “It was only a very minimal amount that protested it.”

It seems that NIMBY isn’t just in the U.S., it happens up north too. But in this case, as with Scott Robert’s of Roberts Resorts recent example, persistence and the right plan can achieve the goal of opening up more manufactured housing in a community. ##

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Programing – What Manufactured Housing Industry Voices Say…

September 16th, 2016 Comments off
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The order of the photos shown is roughly in reverse order of when their guest letter or Op-Ed was published.

In recent weeks, the Industry Voices guest blog has had more guest columns from manufactured home industry professionals from coast to coast.

They have included association as well as business professionals, including many well-known names in the industry.

Their topics and comments have been useful in various articles and reports here on the Daily Business News.

This is a reminder that Industry Voices (IV) guest blog is there for anyone to read, and all well-reasoned comments are encouraged and welcome. See the IV guest blog, at this link here. ##

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Nettlesome November 2015 Issue Goes Live Tuesday Night

November 1st, 2015 Comments off

NettlesomeNovember2015IssueMHProNews-com-The new features articles for the “Nettlesome November” issue of MHProNews are scheduled to go live Tuesday night – November 2, 2015. There will be over 20 new featured articles, including a number of videos.

Besides MH legal, community, news, marketing and other staples, there are 7 articles by and/or about associations.  Those 7 articles and commentary by third parties will shed light on what associations do and the controversies that surround MH associations.

We’ll bring you an in-depth interview with the CEO of a major, respected and award-winning MH firm that says, “Some people are not going to like what I am saying, but I stand behind my thoughts 100%.”  He’s right, there is  little doubt that his commentary about MH associations will spark controversies and keen discussions within MH circles that will ripple from coast-to-coast.

MH Rising, But…

The MH industry is over 5 years into its recovery from the deepest economic hit it has ever taken.

Editorially speaking, the MH Industry is poised for a much bigger recovery. What has made a more robust MH recovery more elusive?  Many of the articles in the Nettlesome November issue of MHProNews will examine that important topic.

Nettles are prickly plants reputed to have good health benefits. The health of the MH industry is determined day-by-day through the actions that professionals, investors, public officials and consumers take.  Some of those challenges are prickly – and like nettles – grasping them wisely and properly will be beneficial to many.

The image of our industry shapes and limits our outcomes. But we in turn can shape that image too.  Our industry can jujitsu the challenges faced into greater opportunities.

MH Legal, news, community, retail, marketing, sales, inspirational and the controversial association issue…all of that, with videos and more are scheduled to go live on the MHProNews.com home page Tuesday night.

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Another Manufactured Housing Industry News Announcement Pending

November 19th, 2014 Comments off

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There is also yet another development anticipated in early December that looks significant to manufactured housing – if it plays out the way our sources tell us it will occur.

The manufactured housing industry’s most informed readers stay tuned into the Daily Business News and the other MHProNews  resources – such as Industry in Focus Reports, Industry Voices guest blog and our ever-popular The Masthead blog – to keep in touch with industry and broader developments as it impacts careers, capital and companies in the world of factory crafted homebuilding.

Industry Impacting News

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News is constantly occurring that impacts the manufactured and modular home building industries. 15 minutes a day during your coffee break – or any other time here – is an investment in advancing your career or organization. 

As one of the tools to make it easier to ‘keep up,’ please see our new feature, the Sunday morning weekly recap report, click here. To sign up for our industry-leading free emailed updates, click here. ##

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The Big 5 Point 0 Rapidly Approaching

September 9th, 2014 Comments off

 5th-anniversary-image-credit=fotosearch-posted-daily-business-news-mhmsm-com-In anticipation of the 5th anniversary celebration of MHProNew’s service to the factory-built housing industry, Howard Walker, Vice-Chairman of Equity Lifestyle Properties (ELS), sent this message with his okay to quote:

The emergence of Tony Kovach’s group of publications has brought a new standard of professionalism to the industry. The thorough and unbiased reporting fills the vacuum that has existed for too long. It’s been refreshing to have these communications serving the manufactured housing industry, and here’s to their continued success.

Barry Cole has been serving as the Chairman of the RV MH Hall of Fame for many years and was recently himself inducted into the Hall as an honoree. Cole is one of the growing number of industry leaders and professionals who’ve sent a message of congratulations for the writers and team members who have made MHProNews – and the recently celebrated first anniversary of the new ManufacturedHomeLivingNews.com – the leading publications of their kind in manufactured and modular housing. Cole said in part:

I enjoy receiving MHProNews and as I have told you before  – everyone I know in MH reads your pub.  Continue on forever with this great news worthy service.

Joe Kelly, who has lead the Iowa Manufactured Housing Association for some three decades, said, “Congratulations to Tony and his staff for five years of excellent work with MHProNews and other MH specific publications! …MHProNews is like a well-supplied buffet line…In checking them out, you’ll always find an article or an opinion piece of interest: something you need to know to become a more informed professional…” 

Kelly’s complete message in support and praise of MHProNews and MHLivingNews.com is found linked here. Other such messages are in hand and coming in, which will be published in the upcoming October issue of MHProNews.com as a featured article. ##

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(Editor’s note: Update! We are getting in a daily stream of comments from CEOs, owners, managers, state executives plus industry rank and file.

Your feedback – and that from MHPro readers like you – is welcome and encouraged, please send them with the subject line, 5th Anniversary Celebration to this email address, linked here, with our sincere thanks. We appreciate the opportunity to serve manufactured housing professionals, investors, researchers and all in this fashion…  

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The 2,028,336 page views in July 2014 is like 56,342 thirty two page magazines being read cover to cover.  This means we provide the content you and others crave!  Industry Pros want to Know and Grow.

Our sincere thanks to the dozens of experts, writers and sponsors who’ve made MHProNews possible, as well as the most widely read publication of its kind in manufactured housing history.)

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