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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Aug. 9-Aug. 16, 2015

August 16th, 2015 Comments off

mhpronews_sunday_morningWhat’s New in public focused Manufactured

Nubble Lighthouse and Sohier Park. York, Maine – US Destination

What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News

GSEs set to offer secondary market for manufactured home loans. Two MHCs change hands, new MHC planned in Canada. CFPB not protecting consumers OR employees. CA city tries to protect MHCs from repurposing. Modulars rising in Germany, Nepal, Kansas. TX lenders lose FHA lender status for MH. Reputation marketing for MH available. MHC residents defend owner. MHARR detects jaundiced eye in HUD proposal. And much, much more news and views to accompany your morning coffee.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is Rife with Discrimination

Friday, Aug. 14

246 Site Manufactured Home Community Sold in Michigan

Bowersox Takes Vice President Position with Manufactured Housing Institute

MHCV Outperforms Dow. LPX Gains 3.55%

Shigeru Ban develops Modular Shelter for Quake Survivors in Nepal

Kingsley Management Corp. Acquires Florida Manufactured Home Community

Modular Homes will Result from Land Bank Transfer

Thursday, Aug. 13

Secondary Market for Manufactured Home Loans Directive Due Soon

San Jose wants a Six Month Moratorium on Re-purposing of Manufactured Home Communities

Council Strengthens Language Regarding Relocating Residents

Patrick Gains the Most of MH Stocks; MHCV Slips

Land Bank Authority Funds Modular Housing Project

Manufactured Home Community Founder Supports Non-profit in New Jersey

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Citizens Paring Down Policies of Manufactured Home Owners

California Takes Prize for Most Expensive Homes

Fleetwood Poised to take Advantage of Opportunities Down Under

China Devaluation Leaves Stocks Flat; Deer Valley Falls Following Prior Big Gain

European Modular Housing Builder Overwhelmed by Demand

55+ Housing Market Index Remains Steady

Tuesday, Aug. 11

MHARR Questions HUD’s Proposed New SAA Funding

Lenders Fined, Lose FHA Approval Status for Manufactured Home Lending Fraud

Deer Valley Homes Skyrockets +85.71%; Dow Loses most of Yesterday’s Gain

Shelters Developed for Military may be Used for Disaster Scenarios

Modular Home Construction can Realize Cost Savings

Drew goes Fishing, Finds Furniture for Fresh Water Float

Monday, Aug. 10

Grenade Marketing Offers Reputation Marketing for Manufactured Home Industry Pros

Dow Posts Strong Gain, MHCV Slips, LPX Gains 4.60%

Passages: Norman Schweiss

Manufactured Home Community Residents say City has it Wrong

Canadian City Planning new Manufactured Home Community

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Aug. 2-Aug. 9, 2015  ##


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Prestigious Architect has Modular Container Housing in Portfolio

March 26th, 2014 Comments off

Often considered the Nobel Prize of architecture, this year’s Pritzger Architecture Prize has been awarded to Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, known as well for designing dwellings for survivors of disasters as he is for the headquarters of Swatch and Omega in Switzerland. He made a cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand out of cardboard paper tubes following a devastating earthquake in Feb., 2011. In the wake of the 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan, Ban crafted temporary homes for Vietnamese refugees out of beer crates filled with sandbags. Following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, he made temporary modular homes from shipping containers on an unused ball field, and many remain occupied because the families do not want to leave them. According to, the socially conscious Ban says, “Whether you work for a private client or on a house for an earthquake victim, you’ve always got some problem to solve by design, the only difference being whether you get paid or not.”

More than once he has worked at his own expense, as has learned, when the wheels of bureaucracy move too slowly. A recent project involves modular housing that could be used in developing countries to replace slums, or to be used for disaster relief. He adds, “I always feel sorry for doctors and lawyers who work only with people in distress, while architects get to work with people who are happy to be moving into new houses. We have a responsibility to work with people who have problems, too, because we have an opportunity to provide them with something beautiful and comfortable.” ##

(Photo credit: Hiroyuki Hiria/–Ban’s modular housing made from shipping containers following a Japanese earthquake.)