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With multiple thrats to the survival of the industry emanating from Washington, D.C., with part of the industry either going along or exacerbating such challenges, and faced with limited resoucres, the [MHARR]Board [of Directors] -- comprosed of top exectuitves of mostly smaller businesses -- found itself in the unenviable position of having to bolster and save the industry.
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Twisting Terminology about Manufactured Home Financing

Twisting Terminology about Manufactured Home Financing

While investopedia sets the record straight in noting “mobile homes” were built before HUD Code standards were established n 1976, it nevertheless uses the term in the article’s title: “Are Mortgages Available for Mobile Homes?“ It does use the correct phrase in the article. It says 32 percent of manufactured home households are h...

01 Apr 2015

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Modular Homes to be Built by Inmates

Modular Homes to be Built by Inmates

In addressing a critical housing shortage in McCook, Nebraska, the city council approved a plan for non-profit Prairie Gold Homes to train Department of Correction inmates in constructing modular homes as infill throughout the town. The McCook Work Ethic Camp (WEC) attracted the attention of Lincoln, NE-based Prairie Gold which will train the...

01 Apr 2015

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Arizona Proposal will Include Manufactured Homes

Arizona Proposal will Include Manufactured Homes

A proposal to develop twenty acres of vacant land at the Kotzin Ranch just outside Tusayan, Arizona is set for affordable housing and will likely include manufactured housing. According to what grandcanyonnews tells MHProNews, the acreage is located at the southern tip of the Grand Canyon National Park, and the U. S. Park Service is […]...

31 Mar 2015

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Nobility Homes Surges; MHCV, most Tracked Stocks Drop

Nobility Homes Surges; MHCV, most Tracked Stocks Drop

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 3.7 percent in January, advanced 5.6 percent in February and dropped two percent this month. Today it returned to see-saw much like two weeks ago, dropping 200.19 points in today’s trading after gaining 263 points, 1.5 percent yesterday, according to what CNNMoney tells MHProNews. The Dow fell -1.11...

31 Mar 2015

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Pending Home Sales, First-time Homebuyers Rise in Feb.

Pending Home Sales, First-time Homebuyers Rise in Feb.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) tells MHProNews their Pending Home Sales Index, based on contract signings, rose 3.1 percent in Feb. to 106.9 from a revised Jan. index of 103.7, 12 percent above last Feb.’s mark of 95.4. (An index of 100 represents an average level of contract activity.) It also notes the sixth […]...

31 Mar 2015

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Affordable Housing not Keeping up with Demand

Affordable Housing not Keeping up with Demand

MHProNews has learned from nationalmortgagenews a recent report by Zillow states that population growth has outpaced the growth of housing in many areas across the country, especially affordable housing. The cities that are in step have either experienced low population growth or have maintained a steady growth of new housing. Zillow’s...

31 Mar 2015

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Insider Sells $1.26 Million of Drew Stock

Insider Sells $1.26 Million of Drew Stock

Drew Industries, Inc. Chief of Financial Operations (CFO) Joseph S. Giordano III sold 19,500 shares of Drew stock on the market March 24, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to what dakotafinancialnews tells MHProNews, the stock was sold at $64.75 per share, totaling $1.262.625.00. He now owns 209...

31 Mar 2015

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Montana County Tightens Restriction on Manufactured Homes

Montana County Tightens Restriction on Manufactured Homes

MHProNews has learned from mtsandard the Butte-Silver Bow Planning Board in Montana voted 5-0 that no more pre-HUD Code homes (MH) be allowed to site in the county, although those already existing would be grandfathered in and allowed to stay. MH built between 1976, when the federal government mandated construction standards, and 1994 could only...

31 Mar 2015

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Cavco Industries Acquires RV and Manufactured Home Producer Chariot Eagle

Cavco Industries Acquires RV and Manufactured Home Producer Chariot Eagle

According to rvbusiness, Phoenix-based Cavco Industries, Inc. has acquired Chariot Eagle, Inc. of Ocala, Florida, a manufacturer of Park Model recreational vehicles (RVs) and manufactured homes. This will add to Cavco’s current line of park model RVs, and extend the company’s each into the southeastern U. S. Cavco’s CEO and...

30 Mar 2015

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Deer Valley Skyrockets +116.67 percent; MHCV up, Dow Surges

Deer Valley Skyrockets +116.67 percent; MHCV up, Dow Surges

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 263 points in today’s trading for three reasons, according to what CNNMoney tells MHProNews. The first is the high investors are riding based on Federal Reserve’s Chairwoman Janet Yellen saying the economy is not strong enough for interest rates to be raised. Secondly, the proposed merger of...

30 Mar 2015

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Housing Costs Skyrocket over 30 Years

Housing Costs Skyrocket over 30 Years

MHProNews has learned from townhall.finance that based on the U. S. government’s data, from 1984 to 2013, Americans have increased their household share of annual expenditures on housing, life insurance, pensions, education, health care and charitable contributions. Meanwhile, the per household share spent on transportation, apparel, food...

30 Mar 2015

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Featured Articles and Reports - April 2015 Vol. 6 No. 7

Growing Manufactured Housing via Compelling Words, Images and Savvy Educati…

Growing Manufactured Housing via Compelling Words, Images and Savvy Educational Deeds

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach We're big believers in the power of telling the truth in compelling ways. Messages on any topic can be shared via a combination of compelling graphics,... NSP_READMORE

MARKETING

Are You Ready for National Playground Safety Week?

Are You Ready for National Playground Safety Week?

by Kathleen M. Bianculli, CIC National Playground Safety Week is April 20 – 24, 2015! This is a great time to review your manufactured home community’s playground area and equipment. NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

What if Someone Turns Me Into HUD on a Fair Housing Complaint?

What if Someone Turns Me Into HUD on a Fair Housing Complaint?

by Nadeen Green, JD Dear Fair Housing Lady, I fully intend to “do it right” and have never be involved in a HUD fair housing investigation. But I was wondering, what... NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

The Rules for Housing Innovation - Tying Innovator’s Hands

The Rules for Housing Innovation - Tying Innovator’s Hands

by Bob Vahsholtz A century of housing innovation! Let us make a list of all the breakthroughs! All the new ideas that have made America the most efficient producer of housing... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Taking a swing at fixing the affordable housing shortage in the Marcellus

Taking a swing at fixing the affordable housing shortage in the Marcellus

by Maureen McMullen An energy boom can do a lot for a state; oil and gas development can create jobs and bolster the state’s economy. Unfortunately, another common aspect attributed to... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Wrap-Up Report

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Wrap-Up Report

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach We spoke Tuesday, 3.31.2015 with Dennis Hill at Show Ways Unlimited, who was still in Tunica doing post-show wrap up details. We asked Dennis for some... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

White Paper on Manufactured Housing and Modular Home Zoning Issues

White Paper on Manufactured Housing and Modular Home Zoning Issues

by Lenny Kopowski Last month made 18 years that I have worked for the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Association. During which my objectives have been varied, but the core mission has been... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

ZigOn Saying Thank You

ZigOn Saying Thank You

by Zig Ziglar US President Theodore Roosevelt has been described as founder of the Bull Moose Party, the man who led his troops up San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War,... NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

Yes or No . . . That is the dilemma!

Yes or No . . . That is the dilemma!

 by Tim Connor, CSP Ever said no and later wished you had said Yes? How about the reverse - said yes and later wished you had said no? Come on - we... NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

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RV/MH Heritage Foundation Acquires Manuf…

RV/MH Heritage Foundation Acquires Manufactured Home on Display at the RV/MH Museum

ELKHART, Ind., - Thanks to several generous donations, the manufactured home on display at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Indiana, is now owned by the RV/MH Heritage Foundation (Foundation), according to Foundation President Darryl Searer.  The home was originally erected and donated by Fairmont Homes for a period of one year for the purpose of showing visitors to the museum the evolution of mobile homes of the early to mid-20th century to today's modern affordable manufactured homes.  Since it was opened to the public in late 2013 it has been toured by thousands of visitors to the museum. As the clock was counting down to the end of the year when the home would have been removed by Fairmont Homes, Jim Shea, president of Fairmont Homes, offered to let the Foundation acquire...

Soheyla Kovach 01 Mar 2015 Corporate Press Releases

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FREE Educational Seminars Are Scheduled …

FREE Educational Seminars Are Scheduled for the  2015 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show!

These seminars were a major HIT at the 2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show. MHPros from Coast to Coast and Canada came... ...they praised the practical information for their businesses. We expanded seminar room space 30%, and still filled it! Come see why... Wednesday March 25th, 2015 Wednesday 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM. Lisa Tyler from Walden University and other MH Experts will be speaking on reasons why Realtors ®, investors, MH veterans and other housing professionals should be joining the ranks of profitably advancing America's most affordable new home construction. Opportunities in Modern MH. This will be a fast paced panel presentation, with Q&A planned. Wednesday 10 AM – 11 AM. Super-Charged Marketing! Dominate your area with savvy Marketing! Learn how to sell more homes and how MHCs can fill more vacant sites. Attract more customers with cash and good credit....

the MHMSM Team 25 Jan 2015 Corporate Press Releases

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Bill Matchneer, Dick Jennison and Ron Th…

Bill Matchneer, Dick Jennison and Ron Thomas Sr. to address Louisville Show attendees

MHProNews  has confirmed that attorney Bill Matchneer, previously with HUD and the CFPB, will be addressing the attendees of the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show. So too will Richard "Dick" Jennison, MHI's current President and CEO. MH community and street retail Hall of Famer, Ron Thomas, Sr. - who is also the Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation (MMHF) Chairman - will speak on financing and MH growth related topics, rounding out what promises to be a faced paced opening hour to the seminars on Wednesday morning. The doors will open at 8:15 AM on Wednesday at the seminar room so MH Industry professionals can network with peers and colleagues. The session featuring these three industry leaders will begin at 8:45 AM sharp. They will be introduced by one or more of the executive...

the MHMSM Team 12 Jan 2015 Corporate Press Releases

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Fairmont residents purchase community

Fairmont residents purchase community

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the MHMSM Team 11 Jan 2015 Corporate Press Releases

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Tunica manufactured home show 2015 updat…

Tunica manufactured home show 2015 update

Introducing… A Phoenix Rises Is widely considered the “premiere” show of the year… Is a unique show that totally sets it apart from all others… Is so distinctive that retailers will never see the same product at other shows… Is such an inclusive show for the south east region that it has appeal for virtually everyone who attends… Encompasses all levels of affordability, from HUD homes to spectacular system-built housing… One would have to be awfully shortsighted to fail to see that our show could present an enormous marketing opportunity. And one would have to look far and wide to find another event with the pizzazz, panache, and prestige of such a show. That’s because it doesn’t exist. But this one does. You already know it. It’s called The Tunica Manufactured Housing Show. This show possesses every one...

the MHMSM Team 11 Jan 2015 Corporate Press Releases

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2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Sho…

2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show New-Year Updates!

If you are a manufactured housing pro, you can't do better than starting 2015 out right by attending all 2 ½ days of the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show! Here is the brochure link with the latest updates. The full brochure can be downloaded from this link here. See you in Louisville! ##

the MHMSM Team 02 Jan 2015 Corporate Press Releases

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