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Surprise! President Trump Polling Better than Bill Clinton at This Stage of Presidency; Impact

June 7th, 2017 Comments off

TrumpSurpisesPollstersAgainPostedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsAfter months of blistering media attacks, innuendo, protests, and allegations that have turned up no evidence, President Donald J. Trump, has neither resigned nor faced impeachment.  In fact, while polling is fairly low, it is higher – per the Real Clear Politics average – than President Bill Clinton had at this point in his first year of office.

The media’s approval rating is lower still, as is the Congress.

Special elections that many sources breathlessly predicted would yield a Democratic upset, have all so far been won by the GOP.  Another special election race looms later this month in Georgia, which is reportedly close in the polling.


Credit, NFIB.

Markets Roar


NFIB sources tell MHProNews that they have about the same number of manufactured housing industry company members as MHI does. Photo and credit, Juanita Duggan, President and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business (credit, NFIB).

Perhaps the strongest indicator of President Trump’s job approval are the markets.  They’ve soared since his election.

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) President and CEO, Juanita Duggan stated after the election – as they celebrated his win, which is widely welcomed among independent businesses – “What a difference a day makes.”

We haven’t seen numbers like this in a long time,” Duggan said.

Small business is ready for a breakout, and that can only mean very good things for the U.S. economy. Business owners are feeling better about taking risks and making investments,” as Duggan and NFIB are pushing for tax reform, which along with regulatory relief are among the market drivers. See that recent story, linked here.

Specific measures on manufactured housing connected stocks reaction to Trumponomics are reported at this link here. ##

(Editor’s note: for a new report, analysis and commentary by Soheyla Kovach on the Trump presidency, prior administrations, and the outlook plus needs for manufactured housing under the new administration, please click here).

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Manufactured Home Owners Get Special Surprise

March 30th, 2017 Comments off

Credit: Bismarck Tribune.

In Bismarck, North Dakota, a long running discussion about special assessments provided manufactured home owners a surprise.

One that they weren’t necessarily looking for.

According to FOX West Dakota, some manufactured home property managers were surprised to learn they were paying more than traditional homeowners on special assessments.

Well they’re paying the same level for taxes as other conventional homes. They don’t get the same services and they are assessed at a higher ratio,” said Myron Atkinson, owner of the Tatley Meadows home community.

By rule, anything classified as commercial property pays special assessments at a two to one rate. Manufactured homes recently received a slight reduction, spurred by a group represented by Atkinson. The Daily Business News covered that story here.

There is a compromise made for manufactured home parks [sic] that they charge somewhere between one and two, or a 1.5 factor for street related special assessments,” said Gabe Schell, City Engineer for Bismarck.

Usually the commercial properties have a higher property tax value to them and have more benefit, we would say, from having an infrastructure network.”


Credit: MH Village.

Even though his group made some progress, Atkinson says they just want what’s fair.

We’re not asking that manufactured homeowners get a break. We’re asking that everyone gets treated the same, said Atkinson.

Right now, things aren’t.”

The city has opted to create a task force to evaluate special assessments in the city, and the task force will take a look at how the city uses and charges special assessments and will report their findings to the city council and mayor.


Sam Zell, credit, Forbes.

For more on the region, including ELS Chairman Sam Zell’s plans to double down on his previous investment in North Dakota’s Bakken play, click here. ##


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Rising Building Permits Bode Well

June 22nd, 2012 Comments off

CNNMoney reports the Census Bureau says building permit applications for new homes rose to an annual rate of 780,000 in May, the highest rate since Sept. 2008, reflecting the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey of builder confidence which hit its highest mark since 2007, as we reported here June 19, 2012. Overall housing starts dropped 4.8 percent compared to April, although they did rise 28.5 percent over the same month a year earlier. Housing market analyst Pat Newport, with IHS Global Insight, says the unusually warm winter advanced the start of the homebuilding season, creating a lull at a time that is usually busy. MHProNews has learned in a sluggish economy lulls are no surprise.

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