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Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News, Sunday Morning Recap, 2.11.2018 to 2.18.2018

February 18th, 2018 Comments off

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It was a week packed with:

  • new research, that points to manufactured home (MH) industry opportunities,
  • new MH insights on industry politics,
  • new controversies and revelations – where sparks flew,
  • reports on industry related events,
  • and the macro-economic, social, media, regulatory, and other forces that have resulted in the current state of the manufactured housing industry.

 

As a programing notice, there will be a new report tomorrow on the Ducker research controversy – which will include two new tips from state association leaders –  and of course another installment of our popular Monday Morning Sales Meeting.

Let’s begin into the headline review of the week, first by diving into what’s new on MHLivingNews, the Masthead, and then finally the hard-hitting Daily Business News.

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews 

 

What’s New on the Masthead 

What Tim Williams, Dick Jennison, Rick Robinson, Lesli Gooch, et al, Taught Me About the Manufactured Housing Institute

 

What’s New on The Daily Business News, on MHProNews

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Saturday 2.17.2018

Developer Points to Rising Data, But Still “Acute Crisis” – Videos, MH Opportunities

 

Friday 11.16.2018

0% Interest Loan$ for Mobile/Manufactured Home Rehab & Improvements, Includes MH in Communities

Inside Scoop Mulvaney-CFPB and MHI, Berkshire Hathaway Company Meeting Detail$

 

Thursday 11.15.2018

 

Wednesday 11.14.2018

How Many MH Independents, Retailers Have Been Lost Recently? “They Think They Own Us”

Fires, News Media Reports Impact Manufactured Housing Sales, Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), Clayton Homes Reaction

 

Tuesday 11.13.2018

Look Who’s Promoting the Good News About Manufactured Housing, While Defending Problematic Anti-MH Reports

Tragic Clayton Death Sparks Investigation, Background Others Missed

 

Monday 11.12.2018

Frmr CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton Suspects “Shenanigans” last week, Infrastructure, plus MH Market UPdate$

“Scientia Potentia Est” Monday Morning Sales Meeting

“…These People Have Long Knives.”

 

Sunday 11.11.2018

Manufactured Housing Industry Research, Data, Reports Sunday Morning Recap, 2.4.2018 to 2.11.2018

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Manufactured Housing Industry Research, Data, Reports Sunday Morning Recap, 2.4.2018 to 2.11.2018

February 11th, 2018 Comments off

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Last week was a hoping week, as you will see from the headlines below.

 

Yesterday’s emailed news updates witnessed high hit counts.  The top reads by pros like yourself?  They are the two top ones (Friday night and Saturday’s).  Ears must be burning in D.C…

…but don’t stop there, because there are more read-hot reads and video views. One may be just the insight you and your location(s), or a colleague of yours, need.

February 2018 Features and interviews are found at this link here.

 

Let’s dive right into what’s new on the Daily Business News on MHProNews.

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Saturday 2.10.2018


Was the Urban Institute Misled, Duped, or Part of a Manufactured Housing Industry Scam?

Was the Urban Institute Misled, Duped, or Part of a Manufactured Housing Industry Scam?

 

Friday 2.9.2018

State Associations, Companies Quit Membership in Manufactured Housing Institute, (MHI), One Explains in Writing, ‘Why?’

State Associations, Companies Quit Membership in Manufactured Housing Institute, (MHI), One Explains in Writing, ‘Why?’

 

“Complete Morons,” Vix, Borrowing, Bonds, Congress – Your Money, plus MH Market UPdate$

 

New Research – “The Aspiring Home Buyer Profile” – Manufactured Housing Marketing, Sales Insights

New Research – “The Aspiring Home Buyer Profile” – Manufactured Housing Marketing, Sales Insights

Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Drop, Manufactured Home Industry Impact

 

Thursday 2.8.2018

 

Whiplash. Good News, Bad News, Fake News – The Cost$ of Overhyped Hysteria

Whiplash. Good News, Bad News, Fake News – The Cost$ of Overhyped Hysteria

It’s Officially a Correction, What Normally Happens Next, Plus MHMarket UPDate$

 

Yurts – Americans Hunt for an Affordable, Single-Sectional Manufactured Home Alternative

 

Barry Shein, Gary McDaniels, the Mission of Filling Manufactured Housing GAPs

Barry Shein, Gary McDaniels, the Mission of Filling Manufactured Housing GAPs

Wednesday 2.7.2018

 

Calling It Quits – Tiny House Counter Trend, Manufactured Home Pros Need to Know

Calling It Quits – Tiny House Counter Trend, Manufactured Home Pros Need to Know

‘No Fun’ – Wild Market Ride Continues, E-Mac Explains Why, plus MH Markets Update$

Ag Commissioner, Gubernatorial Candidate Adam Putnam Tours Palm Harbor Plant

Ag Commissioner, Gubernatorial Candidate Adam Putnam Tours Palm Harbor Plant

 

Bennie Moore Sr., Manufactured Home Industry Pioneer Passes, Loss Mourned

Tuesday 2.6.2018

 

HUD Code Production Beats 2017 Expectations December 2017 Annual New Manufactured Home Shipment Totals Released

HUD Code Production Beats 2017 Expectations December 2017 Annual New Manufactured Home Shipment Totals Released

“Not the Big One,” “Major Storm Coming” – Carl Icahn; Plus MH Market Updates

 

“I need to report a stolen house!” Couple Wants PreFab Home Returned

 

“No Other Options” – Frank Rolfe’s Pad, MH “Parks” Tug-of-War, Good, Bad or Meh for Manufactured Home Communities, MH Industry?

“No Other Options” – Frank Rolfe’s Pad, MH “Parks” Tug-of-War, Good, Bad or Meh for Manufactured Home Communities, MH Industry?

Monday 2.5.2018

 

Opportunity Zones Law in Place, Poised to Benefit Some 50,000,000 Americans

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“Blood in Water,” Panic? WaPo’s Long, POTUS Trump Agree, plus MH Market UPdate$

 

“Live in a Mobile Home to Buy a House?” – Dave Ramsey Video

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What’s Your Manufactured Housing Narrative? Monday Morning Sales Meeting

What’s Your Manufactured Housing Narrative? Monday Morning Sales Meeting

Sunday 2.4.2018

 

MHI Winter Meeting News Tips, & Industry Headline News 1.28.2018 to 2.4.2018 Sunday Morning Weekly Review

MHI Winter Meeting News Tips, & Industry Headline News 1.28.2018 to 2.4.2018 Sunday Morning Weekly Review

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Apple, Amazon, Alphabet (Google), What Role Will Trillionaire Firms Play in Factory Built Housing?

January 27th, 2018 Comments off

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There’s a race on between the giant 3 As of the tech world.

Which will become the first trillion-dollar operation?

 

Analysts project that in about 12 months, Apple, Amazon, and Alphabet – the parent company to Google –  could hit the $1 trillion-dollar mark in valuation.

As the Daily Business News has previously reported, several of the tech giants are dabbling directly or indirectly in the world of factory-built housing.

In one sense, their realities give them little choice.

Housing for their workers is a problem. So, of course they will be focusing on solutions for those kinds of issues.

The composite Google search results from this morning – shown below – provides a snapshot of the realities.

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With affordability an issue, as the housing news search above demonstrates, the tech giants are both compelled – and will be attracted into – the world of factory built homes.

  • When Apple announced that it will repatriate over $200 billion dollars due to tax reform,
  • with over 200 U.S. companies announcing bonuses and pay hikes to workers, that positively impact millions of Americans,
  • with President Trump’s Davos trip theme of “America is Open for Business” to the titans of international commerce being widely hailed, even by many in an often-critical press,
  • with consumer confidence at or near record highs,
  • with business confidence high,
  • with unemployment is at or near historic lows,
  • with immigration related issues moving towards – yes, hard to believe based upon the political theater – the first stage of resolutions,
  • and housing affordability and millions of housing units need,

those bullets all read like a road map for investors into the universal need for more quality, affordable housing.

That in turn has and will continue to lead investors into affordable factory-built housing. Which has already led some in tech into various kinds of prefab or modular housing, as we reported throughout 2017.

Meet the Modular Housing Builder Google Picked, and their “Industrial Cathedral”

Survey Top 2017 PreFab, Modular, Tiny and 3D Printed Housing News Stories

But others will “discover” that manufactured homes are very different than the stigmatized stereotype projects. That’s when the Sam Zell mantra – when others are going right, look left – will take root with a growing number of tech companies, hedge funds, and other deep pocket players searching for smart, sustainable value.

 

Private Equity Fund Grabbing 2 PreFab Home Builders

Given the fact that:

  • production backlogs of HUD Code manufactured homes are several months deep,
  • new plants are scheduled to come online,
  • manufactured housing – which outsells modular, as the example from Skyline below reflects – will doubtlessly get its share of the investment pie.
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83 percent of Skyline’s production, per the graphic above, is from HUD Code manufactured homes. 9 percent is from modular homes. The other 8 percent are categorized as “park models,’ which some would see as similar to ‘tiny houses.’ Learn more, at this link here.

 

Housing, Housing, Housing…

The latest announced shakeup at HUD is a signal, Daily Business News’ sources tell us, that the Trump Administration is recognizing the potential, importance and value of manufactured housing in the mix of the nation’s total housing outlook.

Keep in mind that Vice President Mike Pence is from Indiana, which is the ‘birthplace’ of manufactured homes.  Sources there tell MHProNews that VP Pence understands HUD code homes – even our industry’s lingo – far better than most politicos.

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As MHLivingNews reported during the campaign, one of President Trump’s family businesses – building – has direct exposure to high-end prefabs.

So the foundation for a federal policy more embracing of factory-built homes exists.

These are among the reasons why MHProNews early, loudly, and proudly promoted Team Trump during and since the 2016 campaign.  The background and policy positions of the Trump/Pence ticket were clearly superior to those of Secretary Hillary Clinton.  2017 and early 2018 economic news has proven that to be an accurate assessment.

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While the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) paid for two pro-Clinton speakers in the closing days before the 2016 election, MHProNews and the Kovach family supported Donald J. Trump’s candidacy as the best for the industry, small business and hundreds of millions of Americans. One of those stories ended up on the president’s campaign website, plus on numerous news, conservative, and pro-Trump websites.

The Latest Big Deal…

The Skyline-Champion deal has and will cause more investors to take a new, fresh look at manufactured and modular homes.  As last night’s market report reflected, the stock has soared in the wake of the announcement.

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The manufactured housing REITs and publicly traded companies that have land-lease communities have had a strong, steady performance, even in the face of the headwinds caused by the Obama-era Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

For a snapshot of the market impact, see the links from last night’s MH connected market report for the 1 Year Post-Election trends of the various companies the Daily Business News tracks better and in more detail than anyone else in the manufactured housing industry’s trade media.

Big Toe in the Water…

While it’s a arguably a pittance to start, Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s toe into the manufactured home chattel lending waters has drawn headlines, and that also means, investors’ eyes too.

FHFA Publishes Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Underserved Markets Plans for Duty to Serve (DTS) Program

England’s financial services giant Legal and General has taken a direct dive into modular housing.  Plus L&G has reported investments in U.S. based Cavco Industries (CVCO), the current #3 producer of HUD Code manufactured homes.

Capital has and will seek ways to be deployed in areas of opportunity.  Housing may not be quite as sexy as tech, AI and self-driving vehicles for some.  But it very much fits the mold of a market that is already attracting new capital, and is poised to draw in even more.

The chart posted below is a reminder of the tremendous upside opportunities for manufactured housing, within the broader conventional housing market.

 

The list of promising indicators are so numerous, that a book is needed, not an article.

Thus this post is designed to provide a flavor of known facts, trends, and links to more details about the dynamics behind it all.

Investors, Investors…

Investors are reaching out to and researching MHProNews and MHLivingNews – directly and indirectly.  Why?  Because they find these to be a superior resource for their research.  The same can be said about public officials.

Beyond messages and conversations, website and third-party statistics provide insights of why these sister-trade-media-platforms are well received by the public, professionals, and politicos alike.

“Controversial Topics” Exist in Part as Answers to Tough Questions from Outsiders Looking at HUD Code Manufactured Homes

The controversial topics that cause some in MHVille angst, are in fact a necessary part of the industry’s reality check.

They answer questions that investors and industry pros alike are posing.

The articles linked herein take a deeper dive into some of the related topics.

Manufactured housing underwent a major shakeup after the industry’s downturn that began in 1998.

The Warren Buffett/Clayton/Vanderbilt/21st/MHI related articles are designed in part to answer a common question from investors.

Among the questions or lenders and investors?

For those who have seen and touched the product, “How is it that manufactured housing hasn’t already taken off?”

 

 

Interview videos with experts – such as the one above – help answer that question.

The video below helps answers concerns that arise from informed public officials.  The written reports that compliment those two and other videos we’ve produced over the years round out fact-based insights that intelligent investors, shoppers, and others want answers to; today.

 

 

The Powerful Insights from the Clayton Video Interview

The thumbnail link to the Kevin Clayton video interview has now been placed on the MHProNews home page.

 

 

That interview is akin to a road-map for the industry’s story in recent years in several ways.

Combined with our related reports, that interview video helps explain several of the dynamics on how and why so many in manufactured housing have struggled when it should be soaring. It explains why and how Clayton – via Berkshire and “the moat” – gobbled up such big pieces of the industry in a relatively short period of time.

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The Clayton interview and related report – linked above – also plainly states what the billionaires and the billion-dollar corporations want to know.

Namely, what must others do to be successful in a sustainable way in manufactured housing?

 

Study!  Research!  Facts! Expert Guidance! Understanding! 

Warren Buffett’s success, as Kevin Clayton mentioned, is due in part to the Berkshire Hathaway chairman’s studious ‘professorial’ approach, and ongoing research.

The advantage Buffett has wielded is understanding.

Understanding is what reduces risk, says Buffett, and can lead to maximum opportunities.

The Alan Amy and Mike Harrison videos each make or underscore points that the factory-built housing industry’s current and incoming professionals must grasp.

They are?

  • Alan Amy states the obvious truth that is hiding in plain sight. Manufactured housing is the future. That’s why people like Buffett or real estate/investment mogul Sam Zell are in the business, and why they continue to try to increase their presence.

 

  • Mike Harrison is one of several possible examples of how quickly manufactured housing can be used to develop – or redevelop – properties with hundreds of homes, in a short time-frame.

 

While MHI’s strategic initiative will draw some attention, what is already known about it is typical of their work.  They’re behind, not ahead.

Part of the evidence is Barry Noffsinger with Credit Human fine job of explaining for MHProNews reader/viewers almost a year ago several of the same points – in several ways, better – and certainly for less money.

 

 

The irony is that “the moat” -building Berkshire boys are growing at a slower pace than the industry at large is. That’s based upon their own and MHI’s data.

Further, if you listen to Kevin Clayton’s video and look at their current number of retail locations, one must draw the conclusion that they reduced the number of retail locations in recent years by about 100.

While reducing many of their own retail centers, Clayton Homes purchased others from independents. Among those purchased by Clayton, were operations our consulting side had involvement with.  Most of their profits aren’t from retail, they are from finance.

Facts simply are. None of those are slams.  Rather, they are reality-checks that are precisely the kinds of insights that investors and professionals alike ought to crave.

Clayton arguably would be doing better – and certainly the industry at large would be doing better – if they had not killed off/forced out hundreds of competing companies, as “the Moat” article above lays out and links up in more detail.  Keep in mind that IBISWorld/The Atlantic projected that it would occur.  So these are not mere opinions, they are observable realities that objective researchers will uncover if they but look.

Those researchers are looking here and on MHLivingNews.

Our upcoming exclusive focus group videos and reports continue to build on the body of evidence that manufactured housing is the future, and can routinely yield happy home owners.

So, while there is a certain ‘tension’ between the elephant-in-the-room (Berkshire’s manufactured housing units, the rest of the industry and outsiders looking in); the behavior of the Omaha/Knoxville/MHI axis could be a case study as to why anti-trust (anti-monopoly) laws exist in the first place.

MH Resistance – Unmasking, Demystifying, Manufactured Housing Industry’s Roadblocks

Anti-trust laws exist because it is overall bad for business, bad for consumers and bad for the economy at large — even if it may seem to specifically benefit a given ‘trust.’

Faster Growth Outside of the Giants

Independent producers, such as Sunshine Homes, have been growing at more than double pace of Clayton and Cavco.

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Independent retailers and selling communities – such as New Durham Estates and others – are growing at a far faster pace than the industry ‘leaders.’

One takeaway is clear.

Free enterprise works when its allowed to work.

Taking the foot off the regulatory break – a foot that Buffett and others helped put and keep in office with President Barack Obama – will naturally be good for business.

While people can hate or love his tweets, President Trump – the builder/entertainer/communicator – is reopening America for business.

Housing Hunger…a Necessity That Must Be Fixed

Realtors are hungry for more affordable inventory.

Realtor’s website joined Bloomberg, Fox and HousingWire in 2015 in proclaiming the role that manufactured homes need to make in the nation’s housing supply.

Bloomberg, HousingWire, Realtor and Fox all suggest Manufactured Homes as Important Solution for Affordable Housing in America

MHI continues to communicate problematic narratives to Washington (e.g.: stressing manufactured housing as predominantly “rural housing” is arguably one of several tactical/strategic errors they’ve made for years).

But the reality of MH being successfully used in urban and suburban settings has been a theme that MHLivingNews and MHProNews have spotlighted for years.

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In the pre-MHI president and CEO, Richard “Dick” Jennison era, MHI’s staff were far better at grasping and pointing to those urban and suburban uses.  See the report, linked above.

Until those within and outside of MHVille fully grasp the amazing benefits of the ‘two great laws‘ already on federal books that could benefit manufactured housing, the industry will not reach its potential.

But the reverse is true.  Applying those two great laws are part of what the savvy players are banking on.

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It’s a complex industry at first.

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There are many moving parts.

The politics of the industry and its associations are not instantly grasped.

Too many within the industry’s own ranks are not clear on just how great the upside potential truly is.

None of those claims should be construed as a slam. They are demonstrably true, as sources tell us or admit.

But the reason that the latest ‘big deal’ – Skyline Champion – is a signal to:

  • investors,
  • housing/policy advocates,
  • public officials and
  • those in the industry

is precisely the reasons why the tech giants and billions being unleashed in the America economy will attract billions of investor dollars into factory-built housing.

While no one can say how many billion that will be, the math is clear.

For those who understand or learn about the HUD Code manufactured home industry’s two already existent great laws, it ought to be obvious.

Manufactured homes are, as Alan Amy wisely said, the housing of the future.

Some might call all of the above our opinion.

But it’s the view from a veteran of the industry, not just a ‘reporter.’  That combination of veteran and consulting experiences, combined with our daily research and reports places us in that enviable Masthead perch.

 

 

It’s a fact. You can see farther from atop the Masthead than you can from the deck of the ship. It’s not bragging if it’s true.

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Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News Sunday Morning Weekly Review 1.7.2018 to 1.14.2018

January 14th, 2018 Comments off

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There are days off, and days on duty.

At times, the coastal tides are rolling in, at others, the tide is retreating.

This upcoming week is one of those crescendos, an event.  Thousands will roll into Louisville, KY for the manufactured housing show.

There will be actions that are seen, and others that aren’t.

What’s Coming

During the next 48 hours, there will be some important pre-show items to consider in the Daily Business News

 

Tomorrow – odds are good you’ll be off.  Take Warren Buffett’s and Donald Trump’s advice. Invest the time in yourself, and your career to learn as much as you can about the forces that drive and impact your location, and your industry. The markets will be closed, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There will be a commentary that only 4 political types should read.  

·        Those who vote, and those who don’t.

·        Those who are politically engaged, and those who aren’t, and could care less.

·        Those on the left, the right, the centrists and independents.

·        Those who are open minded, and those whose minds are closed. 

Other Timely Reports Upcoming For Industry Pros

As important for others will be reports that hit in the next 48 hours that will bring new revelations to the industry as to why the industry lost thousands of its independent member companies.  New documents and evidence, some of it from the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). More clues as to how two former corporate giants, Fleetwood and Champion, slid from power and fell.  That will come from their then rival, and the now dominant player, Clayton. We mean revelations from within the top levels Clayton Homes itself. 

You won’t find this anywhere else in Manufactured Housing, only here on MHProNews.

There will be more clues on ‘the secret hiding in plain sight,’ and significant testimony and evidence comes directly right sources within the industry’s power structure.

You won’t want to miss it.

To sign up for our typically twice weekly emailed headline news update, click here Thousands get it, from the biggest names to the mom-and-pops, and all in between. 

Our emailed news updates are highly read, by top people and those who want to be. That’s according to third-party MailChimp data, that says we blow away the mainstream media news sites in opens, reads and click through. See for yourself. Find out why an industry executive said, Tony, If MHProNews is writing about it, I want to know about it.” 

Readers are Leaders. Those in the know can better navigate and grow.

Let’s dive into the week in review.

What’s New on MHLivingNews

What’s New on the Masthead

Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Gives Written Responses – “Part of a Rigged, Corrupt System”

What’s New on MHARR News

What’s New on the Daily Business News

Saturday, 1.13.2018

Marcus & Millichap CEO Hessam Nadji, Tax Reform Impact on Real Estate

Friday, 1.12.2018

Immediate Expensing, Investing in Manufactured Housing, Developments w/Manufactured Homes

Thursday, 1.11.2018

ICE Raids Ramping Up Nationally, MHC Arrest, & Manufactured Housing Employers Alert

 

‘We Want Your Money’ – 2018 MHI Membership, Infographic Fact Check

Tuesday 1.9.2018

GSE’s Duty to Serve MH Rigged, Benefits 21st, VMF, Clayton, Buffett’s Berkshire, Harming Consumers & Independents, per MH CEO, Calls for Congressional Investigation

Shake Up at HUD Manufactured Housing Program May Stop Industry Overregulation, per MH State Association

Monday 1.8.2017

Atmosphere, and Super-Charging Results – Monday Morning Sales Meeting

MHCommunity & Other Curation – Business, Marketing, Investment Info for Manufactured Housing Industry Professionals

Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News Sunday Morning Weekly Review 1.1.2018 to 1.7.2018

We’ll leave you with two thoughts.

The first is an invitation to share your insights, news tips, and feedback.  Many of our stories – as with any worthwhile media – begin with an emailed news tip.  We’ve had documents and other items emailed.  We respect confidential sources, which is why we have them.

 

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The second are a pair of quotes, one from a Democrat, the other from a former Democrat who is now a Republican. Consider how they apply to our industry, as well as our nation.

We now know from then Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile that the primary contest between Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sec Hillary Clinton was “rigged.

There are new revelations coming out, for those who follow the details, that the Russia/Trump collusion story is a huge diversion.  They have, so far, what are called ‘process crimes,’ but nothing related to collusion itself.  As the Daily Business News reported almost a year ago, legal experts like Harvard Law professor emeritus, Alan Dershowitz (who supported Democrats) has said that even if the allegations were true, they are not a violation of a law.  It’s a huge nothing burger, as a CNN producer admitted on camera to Project Veritas last year.

“If You’re Not Catching Flak, You’re Not Over the Target”

Ratings are good, advertisers like it, so they keep it going.  It’s a terrible reflection on the state of the media, which Pew Research said in a recent report is the worst in America among some 20 countries they surveyed. Ouch.

No one should embrace being deceived, or conned. We’ve all experienced the pain of betrayal, and many are in denial over being betrayed.  Who says? Among others, an independent retailer, numerous corporate executives, community pros, and more than one president that speaks, messages and interacts with MHProNews.

Against, that backdrop an inspirational thought, below.

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Will we see you in Louisville? We’ll be in the meeting rooms, on the show floor, among the exhibits, and of course enjoying some of the local meals.  We thank you, as always, for your checking in. 

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Millennials, Affordable Housing and Manufactured Housing, 2017 to 2018

January 1st, 2018 Comments off

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Among the larger groups of mainstream housing shoppers are millennials.

Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, according to population estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau. Millennials, whom we define as those ages 18-34 in 2015, now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers (ages 51-69),” per Pew Research, in an April 2016 report.

The National Association of Realtors ® (NAR), Zillow and others have done in depth research on those millennials.

NAR – Millennials Want Quality Affordable Homes to Buy in 2017

Unfortunately, only a tiny sliver of millennials are considering manufactured homes.

A Look at Today’s Home Buyer, Analyzing Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report

When attending the normal Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) or Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) meetings – to put it politely – the attendees tend to come more from the ‘getting gray hair’ age groups, as opposed to from among millennials.

That said, thousands of millennials are working in manufactured housing.  They are performing in a variety of positions that largely span the spectrum of roles, save the higher levels and C-suites.

  • Beyond sheer numbers, what do those millennials bring to the table?
  • What are their political, economic, social, spiritual, or ethical beliefs?
  • How do those play out politically, and in the workplace?

The report linked below offers some sobering indications.

Troubling New Study Reveals a Millennial Trend, Business, Economic, Political Impact 

 

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Practicing What’s Preached

MHProNews has from the outset believed that problems need to be explored, understood, and met with fixes and solutions.

So, to balanced out the concerns linked above, we published this report that industry professionals can share with their millennial colleagues and team mates.

“Death by Government,” Fascism, Communism, Socialism, ‘Big Brother,’ per Williams, Rummel and Owens

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2017, Engaging Millennials with a Millennial

For several months last year, MHProNews entered into a practical test.

Imagine for a few moments, a Bernie Sanders voter, with typical Sanders world-views.

Then imagine someone who also has an open mind, and appeared to be coachable.

Then, picture taking a millennial and walking them through some research and writing assignments that yielded lessons relevant to manufactured housing business, investors, and home owners. Also visualize research and writing assignments for such a millennial on political, and economic issues that impact the nation, and the factory-built home industry.

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Generational Buyers, Millennials, Boomers & Manufactured Homes

Micro Solar Mods for Millennials

Economic Freedom, Millennial Considers Founders Through Lens of Ron Paul, Walter Williams, Milton Freidman

Certain Voices are Pushing It – Would Universal Income Help or Hurting Americans?

Understanding Income Volatility

America, Manufactured Housing & Debate Over Minimum Wage$

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Vicious Cycle of Entitlement, Addiction and Keeping the Sick, Sick

2018, 2020 Campaigns Underway, Bernie & Jane Sanders, Scandals, and Democratic Party Rebranding

 

Food Stamp Enrollment Down, Employment Up and Industry Opportunities Growing 

MH Estates – Manufactured Housing, Community Sector, Reimagined

Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the Law of Supply and Demand

Life After Hurricane Irma…

Note that it was in the aftermath of Irma, for reasons professionals ought not disclose, that this millennial test came to an abrupt halt.

Life, happens.

But what the above reflects to any objective analysis is that people who are properly engaged, can be nurtured in positive, productive ways.

The long-term investment in time, talent, and treasure in the future, pays.

Q2 2018

The Daily Business News will strive to complete its look back at 2017, and look ahead to 2018 by the end of this week.

But as a teaser for later in this New Year, 2018, look for new initiatives from MHLivingNews and MHProNews to come once the ‘show season’ for manufactured housing draws to a close.

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6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

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Home Building in the United States Surges, Post Hurricanes

November 21st, 2017 Comments off

NewResidentialConstructionReleasedNov172017ForOct2017DataConventionalHousing-DailyBusinessNewsManufacturedHOusingMHProNewsThe U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for October 2017,” begins a release to the Daily Business News.

Home building in the United States skyrocketed to a 12-month high in October, going by the Commerce Department data released on Nov 17,” commented an analysis by Nasdaq.

The feat was achieved after the effect of the two devastating hurricanes ebbed. Most of the gains came from the South and the Midwest. Texas and Florida, especially, reported gains, most of which were backed by repair and rebuilding in the hurricane-ravaged areas,” their report said.

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Nasdaq states “there can not be a better time to invest in home-building stocks.”

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Download the entire report, by clicking the graphic above or the link below. http://www.mhpronews.com/blogs/daily-business-news/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/HUDUSCensusBureaunewresconstDailyBusinessNews.pdf

Among the 5 operations they recommended was, “Universal Forest Products (UFPI) manufactures, treats and distributes lumber products for the manufactured housing, wholesale lumber and industrial markets.” UFPI is one of the stocks tracked on the Daily Business News market report. Last night’s closing number, including UFPI, are linked below.

DoJ Sues, Stops Vertical Mega Deal, Signal to Berkshire Hathaway & Manufactured Housing? MH Market UPdates

Compare to Manufactured Housing

A projection by one of the larger companies indicates that HUD code manufactured home shipments may finish the year at some 92,000 homes (+/-).

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While the industry is “recovering,” it is still just a shadow of its previous highs or potential. Click the “What’s Holding the MH Industry Back?” to learn more.

The latest industry shipment report, and graphics are linked below.

Manufactured Housing Latest Shipment Data, Trends, Compared to Conventional Housing Growth

As MHProNews has reported, there is a need for over 8 million housing units.

Current and former managers with tech giants believe the only way to close the gap between the needs of the nation, and the ability to build enough homes are via factory building.

$58,000 PreFabs, Videos, Updates of More Hi-Tech Backers

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Manufactured Housing Industry Headline News, Sunday Morning Weekly Recap 11.5.2017 to 11.12.2017

November 12th, 2017 Comments off

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We cover news in a volume and pace no one else in the industry even comes close to attempting with original work.

When we cover stories the mainstream media covers, we do so in a fashion that’s designed to highlight points relevant to industry professionals.  Furthermore, they are crafted in a way that if a researcher in investing, media, academia, politico, or others reviews what we produced vs. what the mainstream media did, our work-product will reveal insights the mainstream media simply doesn’t have.

That’s because “We Know the MH Biz.” © Through decades of experience, client work, sources and tips, we have access to information others often don’t. That allows us to understand the business news better.  Scores of people across the country in key positions follow and/or contribute to what we do.  That’s true from operations of all sizes and types.

Maybe that’s why one of our thousands of executive level readers said in a message:

Tony, If MHProNews is writing about it, I want to know about it.” – MHProNews reader.

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We cover more relevant ground.

We’re the most relevant share with others inside and outside of the industry, because we ‘transform’ news with facts and insights that others in media may have spun, or overlooked facts we won’t miss.

Warren Buffett’s most important habit is reading, others have said.

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Thousands daily do this. A minimum of 15 minutes daily on MHProNews and another 15 minutes on MHLivingNews for you and your team members will transform the way you see, understand, and thus can plan and perform better.

That’s why, since 2009, we can look the professional and the world in the eyes and say, that we are:

 “Leading the Manufactured Housing Revolution.” ©

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

Successful Professional Couple Spotlights Modern Manufactured Home Living Realities

 

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November Featured Articles on MHProNews are linked here.

 

What’s New on the Masthead

7 Things – > 300 Words – Every Manufactured Housing Industry Professional, Investor Should Know

 

Saturday 11.11.2017

  State of the Manufactured Home Industry, Comparing RV vs. MH Data

State of the Manufactured Home Industry, Comparing RV vs. MH Data

 

Friday 11.10.2017

  Exclusives! Tim Williams/21st Mortgage Corp, Kenny Lipschutz/Brookside Companies/ HomeFirst™ Certified Communities, Leigh Abrams/Drew/Lippert 

  Kool, Kool, Killam Kills It – Other Manufactured Home Industry Market Update$

  Criminal Charges Filed Against Manufactured Home Community Owner

  Trump Effect – 1 Year Election Impact on Manufactured Housing Connected Stocks, Part 2

  FEMA, Manufactured Housing Industry’s Gift that Keeps Giving?

FEMA, Manufactured Housing Industry’s Gift that Keeps Giving?

 

Thursday 11.9.2017

 

  Just the Facts – Trump Effect on Manufactured Home Connected Stocks, Part 1

  Cavco Industries Quarterly Earnings, Markets Dip, Other Manufactured Housing Industry Market Updates

  Possible Professional, Media Scam Alert, So-Called Manufactured Home Industry “Researchers”

Possible Professional, Media Scam Alert, So-Called Manufactured Home Industry “Researchers”

  Flashback, Strategic Flashforward – 2016 Lessons for Manufactured Housing Industry Professionals, Investors

  Troubling University Research, “Dying Industry,” Says MHI Member Exec

 

Wednesday 11.8.2017

 

  National Housing Statistics, New and Existing Home Sales, Manufactured Home Industry Related Insights

  DOJ Stops “Vertical Integration” Deal – MH Industry Indicator, AT&T/Time Warner Case? Manufactured Housing Market Updates

  Manufactured Home Community Shut Down, Residents Barred from Homes, by Government Officials

 

Manufactured Home Community Shut Down, Residents Barred from Homes, by Government Officials

  State Grants for Businesses Attracting New Modular Builder, Tech Companies

  Financial Services, Federal Reserve Plan

 

Tuesday 11.7.2017

 

  Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) Snapshot, Alpha Spotlight, Other MH Market Updates

  George Gunnell, WVMHI, Citing FMHA’s Jim Ayotte, Says HUD’s Pam Danner Must Go

 

George Gunnell, WVMHI, Citing FMHA’s Jim Ayotte, Says HUD’s Pam Danner Must Go

  3D Printing of Housing, Picking Up Speed, Notably Overseas

  Fraud, Class Action, CFPB-Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, 21st Mortgage, Manufactured Housing Institute, and the Manufactured Homes Industry

 

Fraud, Class Action, CFPB-Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, 21st Mortgage, Manufactured Housing Institute, and the Manufactured Homes Industry

  “Mobile Home Fires,” “Free Smoke Detectors,” 1 of 1000s of Examples Why Terminology, Informed Media Important to Manufactured Home Industry Professionals

 

Monday 11.6.2017

 

  Dem, GOP Establishments Quake, Nov 7, 2017 Voting in Shadows of Scandals, Shakeups 

  Deer Valley Homebuilders (DVLY) Spotlight, New Market Highs, MH Stock Update$

  Manufactured Housing Latest Shipment Data, Trends, Compared to Conventional Housing Growth

 

Manufactured Housing Latest Shipment Data, Trends, Compared to Conventional Housing Growth

  CATO/YouGov Research Reveals Surprising Views of Clinton, Trump Voters, Free Speech, Political Correctness

  County Encourages Factory Homebuilders, Developers, Sellers – Hundreds of Households Needed ASAP

 

Sunday 11.5.2017

 

  Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News, October 29 to November 5th, 2017

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News, October 29 to November 5th, 2017

 

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Manufactured Housing Latest Shipment Data, Trends, Compared to Conventional Housing Growth

November 6th, 2017 Comments off

USCapitolBuildingWashingtonDCLatestManufacturedHousingIndustryHUDCodeShipmentReport“…according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year manufactured housing industry production grew once again during September 2017,” said the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) per official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,580 homes in September 2017, a 3.5% increase over the 7,322 HUD Code homes produced during September 2016. Cumulative industry production for 2017 now totals 68,419 homes, a 14.2% increase over the 59,889 HUD Code homes produced over the same period in 2016,” said the release to the Daily Business News on MHProNews.

A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states from the beginning of the industry production rebound in August 2011 through September 2017  — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2017) and prior year (2016) shipments per category as indicated – are,” as follows, per the MHARR statement.

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The latest information for September 2017 results in no changes to the cumulative top-ten list, the release stated.

In a response to an inquiry in a separate but related statement to MHProNews, MHARR’s president, Mark Weiss, JD, noted the growth trend for the MH Industry since hitting bottom in 2009.

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The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing.

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HUD Code Recovery Post-2008 Compared to Single Family, Multi-Family Recovery

While manufactured housing professionals are widely encouraged by the gains made since the industry hit bottom in 2009, there are also areas of concern that become evident when compared to the recovery in the conventional housing industry during the same time frame.  Note the far more rapid recovery of single family home starts, per U.S. Census Bureau data. 

Using the MHARR compiled data above, the industry has grown some 63.3 percent from the 2009 baseline to the close of 2016.  Using Census data, shown below, during that same time frame, single family home starts have increased some 75.56 percent. To rephrase, the industry is growing at a slower pace during the affordable housing crisis than far more costly conventional housing is.

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Thousands of the manufactured homes being shipped are going into land-lease communities to be used as rental housing there.

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Average Income/Wealth by Age Group, Reports

September 27th, 2017 Comments off

AfricanAmericanSeniorsDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsMost manufactured housing industry professionals that deal directly with the public for a year or more instinctively know that the older a person gets, the higher their income and net worth tends to be.

Recent research reported by the Washington Post and Business Insider verify those instincts.

The charts below provide an interesting context to a statement made by HUD Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson, when he said that home owners have an average net worth of some $200,000, while renters have an typical net worth of only $5,000.

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Part of the reason is age.

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The younger the age group, the less likely they are to be a home owner.

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Inside Washington, Knoxville, Omaha, and Arlington Sept, 2017

September 27th, 2017 Comments off

USCapitolWashingtonDCPixabayDailyBusinessNewsManufacturedHousingIndsutryMHProNewsIn Omaha, some call it “Warren Watch.”

In Knoxville and Maryville, from the manufactured housing industry perspective, its Clayton, 21st and VMF watch.

In Arlington, VA – it’s the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) watch.

In Washington, D.C., there’s sadly way too much to watch.

Today, the insider watch could be called “quotable quotes,” and powerful insights. Quotes from:

  • Warren Buffett.
  • Jim Clayton.
  • Sam Zell.
  • Tim Williams.
  • Howard Walker.
  • Nathan Smith.
  • Frank Rolfe.
  • Bob Crawford.
  • Rick Robinson.
  • Marty Lavin.
  • Richard J. “Dick” Jennison.
  • George Allen.

and a host of others.

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