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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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Building Manufactured Housing Image via Video Interviews

Building Manufactured Housing Image via Video Interviews

ManufacturedHomeLivingNews.com – our  public-focused, sister site – has been lighting up with a growing number of video interviews. Consumer and industry traffic has been growing in the wake of those videos. You saw prevously the Bill Matchneer interview, a powerful perspective from a former federal official. That interview is drawing...

26 Feb 2015

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Killam Properties, Inc. (KMP) to Issue Dividend of C$0.04

Killam Properties, Inc. (KMP) to Issue Dividend of C$0.04

Killam Properties (TSE:KMP), based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, announced a dividend on Tuesday, February 17, Dakota Financial News reports. Investors of record on Friday, February 27 will be paid a dividend of 0.0402 per share on Monday, March 16. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 25. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on KMP s...

26 Feb 2015

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New Manufactured Home Community Planned In Pennsylvania

New Manufactured Home Community Planned In Pennsylvania

A developer plans to build a new manufactured home community in Souderton and Hilltown, Pennsylvania. Representatives from School Land Development LLC on Monday presented a sketch plan for 74 single-section manufactured homes to Hilltown’s Board of Supervisors. Located off County Line Road and Route 309, the proposed manufactured home community w...

26 Feb 2015

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City Leaders, Non-Profits, Interested Parties Debate Fate of Palo Alto’s La…

City Leaders, Non-Profits, Interested Parties Debate Fate of Palo Alto’s Last MH Community

For the past few years, the only manufactured home community in Palo Alto, California, has been the subject of discussions, controversy and publicity.  Palo Alto is awash in multimillion-dollar homes, luxury Tesla electric cars and other financial fruits from a digital revolution the city helped spark. The Silicon Valley city is home to Stanford U...

25 Feb 2015

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U.S. Stocks End Little Changed; MHCV Stocks Dip

U.S. Stocks End Little Changed; MHCV Stocks Dip

MHCV values went down 2.07% today.  In the stocks we track, most of them went down. Marketwatch tells MHProNews that U.S. stocks ended Wednesday’s choppy session virtually unchanged, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a small gain to close at a fresh record. The blue-chip index added 15.38 points, or 0.1%, to 18,224.57, scoring [...

25 Feb 2015

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Sun Communities, Inc., Reports Fourth Quarter 2014 Results

Sun Communities, Inc. (SUI), Southfield, Michigan, a real estate investment trust (REIT), on February 24 reported its fourth quarter 2014 results.  Sun Communities owns and operates a portfolio of 242 manufactured home and RV communities comprising approximately 88,900 developed sites. Thomson Reuters tells MHProNews that funds from operations e...

25 Feb 2015

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HUD Committees Do Not Represent Best Interests of MH Industry

There is some concern that HUD is not including appropriate representation and viewpoints on its boards and committees. Recently, HUD announced the members of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). Many leaders in the manufactured housing industry were ignored, and it appears that the new committee is designed to achieve critical...

25 Feb 2015

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Another Manufactured Home Community Is Dispossessed

Another Manufactured Home Community Is Dispossessed

Like so many other manufactured home communities today, the land on which Suni Sands Mobile Home Park is located has become very valuable – too valuable to continue being the location for manufactured homes. One hundred families in Jupiter, Florida’s, Suni Sands Mobile Home Park will have to move in the next 6 to 12 […]...

25 Feb 2015

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Drew Industries Has Record Year

Drew Industries Has Record Year

Drew Industries, Inc., parent company of several companies that make items for the manufactured home and recreational vehicle industries reported record sales for 2014 and a $12 million gain in income. Goshen News tells MHProNews that the Elkhart, Indiana, company had net sales for the year ended Dec. 31 increased by $175 million, or 17%, […]...

25 Feb 2015

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School Buses Can’t Pick Up Students in Some Kentucky MH Communities Due to …

School Buses Can’t Pick Up Students in Some Kentucky MH Communities Due to Snow and Ice on Streets

In Erlanger, Kentucky, the driveway to the SSK Communities management office is in great shape. It’s clean, plowed, and salted, but it’s a far cry from the conditions found in a couple of their manufactured home communities. WKRC-TV, Cincinnati, tells MHProNews that the roads in one of the communities known as Mosby’s Pointe are so [...

24 Feb 2015

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U.S. Stocks Up 0.51%; MHCV Stocks Dip 0.41%

U.S. Stocks Up 0.51%; MHCV Stocks Dip 0.41%

MHCV values went down 0.41% today.  In the stocks we track, there were some winners: UFPI +3.10%, NOBH +2.60%, LPX +2.03%, and AMG +1.05%. USA Today  tells MHProNews that stocks closed at new highs Tuesday, February 24, as investors reacted positively to remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.  Another favorable event occurred when [&...

24 Feb 2015

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Featured Articles and Reports - February 2015 Vol. 6 No. 5

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The Hijaab and Manufactured Housing

The Hijaab and Manufactured Housing

by Nadeen Green, JD Here is a letter from a reader and my professional reply that every manufactured home professional who deals with the public should carefully consider. NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Top Ten Myths Regarding Mobile Home Park Insurance

Top Ten Myths Regarding Mobile Home Park Insurance

by Kurt Kelley, JD Here is my top ten list for questions on manufactured home communities – aka 'mobile home parks.' NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Architectural Compatibility…Whose Responsibility Is It?

Architectural Compatibility…Whose Responsibility Is It?

by Jess Maxcy Recently I have spent considerable time with homeowner associations and local governments concerned with ensuring architectural compatibility in their neighborhoods. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Game Changer Home for this Industry

Game Changer Home for this Industry

by Steve Lefler The share of 25 to 29 year olds who are married has plunged by nearly 48 percent for men and 43 percent for women since 1970. NSP_READMORE

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Marketing and Selling More Manufactured Homes; Lessons Learned at the 2015 …

Marketing and Selling More Manufactured Homes; Lessons Learned at the 2015 Louisville MH Show

by Ted Gross Tony, I just wanted to let you know how much our associates at Continental Communities enjoyed the 2015 Louisville Show. Someone from our company has attended the show... NSP_READMORE

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Manufactured Home Community Operator's Thoughts on Louisville Show and Sup…

Manufactured Home Community Operator's Thoughts on Louisville Show  and Super Charged Marketing

by Tom Fath Tony, Great job at the Louisville show!  I believe your spark is just what the industry is needing!  This was my first Louisville Manufactured Home show, and I... NSP_READMORE

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The Fork in the Road

The Fork in the Road

by Bob Vahsholtz In 1960 this 360 square foot mobile home was delivered and set up, excluding the step, for a retail price of $3,900. A bargain? Nope. In today’s money,... NSP_READMORE

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Open Letter to the Manufactured Housing Industry

Open Letter to the Manufactured Housing Industry

by Stacey Epperson Next Step commends industry efforts as we take a major leap forward in providing better homes with more energy efficiency for those who need it most. NSP_READMORE

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Growth Results from Good Planning and Execution! Looking back Louisville;…

Growth Results from Good Planning and Execution!   Looking back Louisville; Looking ahead to 2015 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach Do you want to grow in 2015? Some would say that is obvious. Is there a clear path for solid growth? We say yes, but more... NSP_READMORE

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An Example of Putting the Bickering Aside for Industry Advancement

An Example of Putting the Bickering Aside for Industry Advancement

by Maria Horton Upon my return home to Southern California where the weather was 81 degrees, it was reminiscent of the warmth and many hugs that I once again experienced in... NSP_READMORE

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Reflections on Associations and Louisville

Reflections on Associations and Louisville

by Tyler Craddock State association executives are an interesting and unique lot. I know. I am one. In some ways, we are unlike any other group in the factory-built housing family. NSP_READMORE

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MH Maligned as Firetraps

MH Maligned as Firetraps

by Sandra Lane There is a lot of misinformation going around about fire safety in manufactured homes. Last week, WCYB, a television station in Bristol, Virginia, covered a story about a... NSP_READMORE

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A Cup of Coffee with…Dee Pizer

A Cup of Coffee with…Dee Pizer

1) Who, What and Where: (Your name and your formal title at Zeman Homes and Neighborhoods). Debra Pizer, Chief Executive Officer at Zeman Homes & Neighborhoods.  Everyone calls me Dee. NSP_READMORE

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Why and how companies waste money on employee development

Why and how companies waste money on employee development

by Tim Connor, CSP Many organizations budget and plan for their coming year employee training during the month of January. NSP_READMORE

MANAGEMENT

ZigOn Manners

ZigOn Manners

by Zig Ziglar As youngsters, my mother taught her children that while we might not be the smartest people around, we could be courteous, polite and considerate of others. NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

Would you rather have more time or money? And the winner is?

Would you rather have more time or money? And the winner is?

by Tim Connor, CSP Let me ask you a simple question . . . at first glance you might not think it’s that simple but here it is anyway – if... NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

Are you selling by the numbers only?

Are you selling by the numbers only?

by Tim Connor, CSP For years, sales managers and sales trainers have been saying that sales is a ‘numbers’ game. NSP_READMORE

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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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Gala New Years Eve Celebration to Benefi…

Gala New Years Eve Celebration to Benefit RV/MH Hall of Fame

ELKHART, Ind., -- Jeff White, vice president of operations for the RV/MH Hall of Fame and the Northern Indiana Event Center, invites everyone to celebrate the new year at a festive 2014 New Years Eve Celebration at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart onWednesday, December 31. The upscale casual party begins at 7:30 p.m., with live dance music performed by the popular local band, Mulligan's Island.  A DJ, photo booth and a the live broadcast from Times Square for the ball drop are also being provided by D&T Productions.. The bill of fare includes appetizers, an Italian-style buffet, dessert, late night snacks and a champagne toast at midnight, all prepared by locally owned Rulli's Italian Restaurant.  White said, "We'll even accommodate party-goers who have special dietary requests such as gluten free, vegetarian or other...

the MHMSM Team 16 Dec 2014 Corporate Press Releases

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