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Jim Clayton to Deliver Keynote Address

MHI is pleased to announce that Jim Clayton will provide the Keynote address for the 2010 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing. What better way to celebrate our 20th Anniversary! Jim Clayton is an industry legend who formed today's largest producer and seller of manufactured homes, Clayton Homes. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from one of the most keen business minds of today who made his own American Dream come true.

ULI and NCC to Co-Host 2010 Forum to be Held During the 2010 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing!

The 2010 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing is scheduled for April 13-15, 2010 in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace and promises to provide the best in programming and networking opportunities for the largest yearly gathering of hundreds of industry leaders. Visit www.congressandexpo.com for more information. Information on speakers and educational sessions will be forthcoming.

The MHI National Communities Council (NCC) is pleased to announce that the Urban Land Institute's Manufactured Housing Communities Council (MHCC) will co-host the 2010 National Communities Forum in Las Vegas on April 13th. This will be the premiere land-lease community event of the year with unprecedented networking opportunities. This is one event you won't want to miss!

The MHI-NCC is the national association to provide owners and managers of manufactured home communities a forum for establishing policies and lobbying on legislative and regulatory issues to protect and enhance manufactured home communities nationwide. The ULI-MHCC is specifically designed to provide a forum for education, networking, and sharing best practices among its members. By combining the MHI-NCC, the industry's Washington, DC advocate and trade group, and the ULI-MHCC, the industry "think-tank," this is sure to be an outstanding, one of a kind forum.

Visit www.congressandexpo.com for information on exhibiting opportunities and click on "For Exhibitors." Exhibitors receive two complimentary registrations valued up to $1000 for each booth reserved, providing full access to all events and sessions. The 2010 Congress and Expo will feature exhibits from leading product and service providers in the industry providing the opportunity for attendees to see the latest innovations and technologies available to help them work and serve their customers more effectively. For any questions on exhibiting, please contact Greg Rinck at (703) 558-0646 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For information on sponsorship opportunities visit www.congressandexpo.com and click on "For Sponsors." This is the premiere opportunity to network with hundreds of housing professionals and top decision makers and increase your company's visibility. Sponsors can take advantage of a wide array of benefits including free registrations, registration list for marketing, free exhibit booth space and much more. For any questions on sponsorships, please contact Cheryl Hardee at (703) 558-0668 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MHI thanks the following sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor
Triad Financial Services

Gold Sponsors
Follett Investment Properties
Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage

Silver Sponsors
Newport Pacific
Okaply

Bronze Sponsors
CU Factory Built Lending
Green Courte Partners
RHP Properties
U.S. Bank

Source: MHI Newswire

Daily Business News Briefs

Volunteers Repair Manufactured Homes

Volunteers Repair Manufactured Homes

Shelby Hines had just finished replacing the front door on Natia Patterson’s manufactured home when he asked to wash his hands. Patterson agreed, but she told him the only running water was in her bathtub. When Hines walked inside, he found a kitchen with leaky pipes in warped cabinets and rotting floors. There was no […]...

05 Mar 2015

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Wall St closes up slightly ahead of jobs report; MHCV Values Rise

Wall St closes up slightly ahead of jobs report; MHCV Values Rise

MHCV values went up 2.67% today.  In the stocks we track, there were only minor gains.  Highest increase: AMG 1.44% and CG 1.01% Reuters tells MHProNews  that U.S. stocks closed modestly higher in light trading on Thursday as investors held back on big bets ahead of Friday’s jobs report. This report is expected to be […]...

05 Mar 2015

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As the Price of Site-Built Homes Rise, So Will Manufactured Home Sales

As the Price of Site-Built Homes Rise, So Will Manufactured Home Sales

Realtors are rejoicing because home prices are up. Prices rose 5.7% from January 2014 to January 2015, according to a new study. This may also be good news for the manufactured housing industry.  As the price of site-built homes escalates, potential homebuyers may begin to realize they will get more for their money in a […]...

05 Mar 2015

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Republicans Accuse CFPB of Not Representing the Best Interests of Hardworki…

Republicans Accuse CFPB of Not Representing the Best Interests of Hardworking Taxpayers

Housing Wire tells MHProNews that on Tuesday, March 3, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray appeared before the House Financial Services Committee. At this time, Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) continued his ongoing criticism of the CFPB as unaccountable. “The CFPB undoubtedly remains the single most powerful and l...

05 Mar 2015

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Buyers Bidding Outrageous Prices for Toronto Homes

Buyers Bidding Outrageous Prices for Toronto Homes

Numbers reported by the Canadian Real Estate Association this week show that confidence is faltering in several real estate markets across Canada. Sales in Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon declined more than 20 per cent in January compared with January of 2014. Activity is slow in Ottawa, Montreal and the rest of Quebec.       […]...

05 Mar 2015

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House Committee Chair Wants Faster Response from CFPB

House Committee Chair Wants Faster Response from CFPB

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is frustrated by the “stonewalling” exhibited by federal agencies, and is ramping up pressure on government officials to quickly comply with requests for information. The Wall Street Journal tells MHProNews that Hensarling said he plans to provide federal agencies with...

05 Mar 2015

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MH Rebuilding Funds still Available in NJ for Sandy Victims

MH Rebuilding Funds still Available in NJ for Sandy Victims

MHProNews has learned from capemaycountyherald.com that rebuilding efforts continue following the ravaging of Superstorm Sandy in October, 2012 that affected over 50 million people along the northeast coast in 24 states, killing 109, and causing damages in excess of $65 billion. The Christie Administration in New Jersey has extended the...

04 Mar 2015

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City of Petaluma Blocks Rent Increase at California MH Community

City of Petaluma Blocks Rent Increase at California MH Community

A recent ruling by Petaluma City Attorney Eric Danly has prevented a 16.7 percent monthly rent increase for residents Irene and Michael Hansen at the Sandalwood Mobile Home Estates. Owner Bill Feeney was told that the Hansens are not obligated to pay the increase without due process. “The proposed space rent increase is not effective and […]...

04 Mar 2015

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MHVC Slips; MH Stocks Split Pluses and Minuses; Dow Drops 100+ Points

MHVC Slips; MH Stocks Split Pluses and Minuses; Dow Drops 100+ Points

Yahoo!Finance informs MHProNews the Manufactured Housing Composite Value dropped -0.77 percent to 595.6, while the Carlyle Group posted the most gain and Skyline Corp. fell the most. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost -106.47 points, -0.58 percent, to close at 18,096.90. The Nasdaq dropped -12.76 points, -0.26 percent to close at 4,967.14,...

04 Mar 2015

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Funding Provides Repairs for Manufactured Homes

Funding Provides Repairs for Manufactured Homes

MHProNews has learned from napavalleyregister.com that Calistoga, California has received $500,000 from the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program to assist low-income homeowners with needed repairs or reconstruction, offering up to $20,000 for owner- occupied manufactured homes. The housing rehabilitation loan program does not require loan...

04 Mar 2015

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Yard Sale Planned for Evicted MH Community Residents

Yard Sale Planned for Evicted MH Community Residents

Friends and supporters of a West Kelowna, B.C., Canada, couple evicted from the Jubilee Mobile Home Park have organized a yard sale to help raise money. Ross Arnott and Ed Schneider have until April 1 to move or vacate their manufactured home in the community on Westbank First Nation land where they have lived since […]...

04 Mar 2015

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Featured Articles and Reports - March 2015 Vol. 6 No. 6

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Back to the Future? Back to the Past?

Back to the Future?  Back to the Past?

by Nadeen Green, JD I have never been good at understanding the issues that would be presented if time travel were to become a possibility. Heck, I have troubles following the... NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

The Latest on the CFPB and Finance Regulations

The Latest on the CFPB and Finance Regulations

by Bill Matchneer, JD At the upcoming Tunica Manufactured Housing Show, I will be discussing some difficult problems that new CFPB regulations have caused for the manufactured housing housing industry. NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Financing for Manufactured Homes in Lease Communities bill

Financing for Manufactured Homes in Lease Communities bill

by Sandra Lane A bill proposed by the Iowa Manufactured Housing Association (IMHA) to create a special funding program for manufactured housing loans was passed in their state's House Economic Growth... NSP_READMORE

FINANCING

Understanding How Electricity is Used

Understanding How Electricity is Used

by Steve Lefler Many questions are asked by potential home buyers on energy efficiency in new home construction. The primary question most often asked is how much will my electric bill... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

What If HUD’s building code for manufactured housing was eliminated?

What If HUD’s building code for manufactured housing was eliminated?

by Steve Lefler The Federal Government needs to consolidate its agencies to control costs. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

2015 Louisville Manufactured Home Show Report & MH Communities Lessons Lear…

2015 Louisville Manufactured Home Show Report & MH Communities Lessons Learned

by Mary O'Hara What’s special about the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show? The homes on display of course! The 2015 Show didn’t disappoint. Dozens of attractive, innovative, affordable homes were on display. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

I Heard It Thru The Grapevine

I Heard It Thru The Grapevine

by Ron D'Ambra Recently there has been a lot of conversation and speculation on the longevity and growth of the manufactured housing industry. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Revisit the Paradigm

Revisit the Paradigm

by Bob Vahsholtz A topic on the forefront of today’s MH thinking is the challenge of finance. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

The NEW Tunica Manufactured Housing Show - Reborn for 2015!

The NEW Tunica Manufactured Housing Show - Reborn for 2015!

by Dennis Hill The industry didn't realize it, but we dodged a bullet last year in keeping the Tunica MH Show's uninterrupted run. The old show site was lost due to... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

A Cup of Coffee with…Scott Roberts

A Cup of Coffee with…Scott Roberts

1) Who, What and Where: (Your name and your formal title at Roberts Resorts). Scott Allen Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Roberts Resorts & Communities. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Showcasing The Good, Bad and the Ugly = Ticket To Manufactured Housing Succ…

Showcasing The Good, Bad and the Ugly = Ticket To Manufactured Housing Success?

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach As Sandra Lane recently reported in the Daily Business News, a third party report by the GIA recently project that manufactured housing would double by 2020. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Videos!

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Videos!

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach If you've not been to the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show in the past few years, what's the best way to see what the show will be... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Stress is an employee performance killer

Stress is an employee performance killer

by Tim Connor, CSP Stress is the single biggest contributor to; -Poor morale NSP_READMORE

MANAGEMENT

Exit Strategies or is it Time to Pull the Trigger

Exit Strategies or is it Time to Pull the Trigger

by Tim Connor, CSP I can’t tell you how many times I have observed clients: develop new products, NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

ZigOn Gossip

ZigOn Gossip

by Zig Ziglar We frequently hear little jokes about gossip, like the two people who were talking and one said, "I can't tell you any more. NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

There are three types of salespeople

There are three types of salespeople

by Tim Connor, CSP Yes, there are lots of different types of salespeople but let me focus on just three for now; committers, quitters and vacillators and the winner is .... NSP_READMORE

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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! ##

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