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December 2011 Vol. 3 No. 3



FEATURED ARTICLES AND REPORTS – DECEMBER 2011 VOL. 3 NO. 3

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COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)


The Whiny Neighbor in your Manufactured Home Community

by Nadeen Green

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In manufactured housing community management, we know that we have to do what the law tells us. At times a resident may question us about certain items that… Read more

Housing Trends that will affect the Manufactured Home Community Business

by Joanne Stevens

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The “Baby Boomers” are changing the face of retirement. Instead of retiring many will keep working. Some out of necessity caused by the recession and their 401Ks (now… Read more

Content area of Guidelines for Living: Number of Residents to Recreational …

by Chrissy Jackson

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In November, we covered Guidelines for Living topics, Laws through Noise. Let's get started with our new topics for December! Number of Residents per Home. This is a really… Read more

Congress Requests GAO Probe of HUD Code Manufactured Housing Program

by Danny Ghorbani

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The Chairmen of the House Financial Services Committee and the Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a thorough examination of certain… Read more

FINANCING


MH Chattel Lenders Rate War Over? and MH Lenders Choose to “Fly The Coop” …

by Dave Shanklin

MH Chattel Lenders Rate War Over?  and MH Lenders Choose to “Fly The Coop”  On MH Co-Op Communities

BREAKING NEWS out of Seattle: CU Factory Built will be raising rates .25% on their very popular “One-Step” loan product effective December 1. This announcement seems to indicate… Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS


Get the Sizzle even in Winter!

by Dennis Hill and Ron Thomas, Sr

dennis_hill_showways_unlimited 50x56.gif ron thomas sr 50x53.gifEditor's Intro: Ask yourself this: what are the biggest events, shows or meetings for manufactured housing community owner/operators, retailers, builder/developers, lenders, manufacturers, suppliers or vendors?… Read more

The Greatest Manufactured Housing Show of the Decade West of the Mississipp…

by Deanna Fields

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The Great Southwest Home Show 2012 will begin in about 90 days at the QuikTrip Center Expo Square, Tulsa beginning March 1-4.  Trade days are March 1-2! If you are already planning… Read more

Don't get Bent out'a Shape about Cambering

By George Porter

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Cambering a frame is literally bending it so it can hold a manufactured home. I have had occasions to learn more about frame cambering and, as usual, I… Read more

You are NOT Alone!!

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach

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Our first full month – November 2011 – with the new format for MHProNews.com has yielded a slew of new records, and one in particular is… Read more

Are We There Yet?

by Marty Lavin

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As the industry settles into 50,000 home shipments, one wonders whether something better is in the forecast. In spite of many claiming the best days are ahead of… Read more

Top 10 Mistakes made when Insuring a Mobile Home Park

by Kurt Kelly

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You want to do ALL the right things when you are getting or renewing insurance coverage for your manufactured home community (or mobile home park). Use this checklist… Read more

MARKETING


Promotional Planning to Kick Start 2012

by Chris Nicely

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Planning promotions that support your long term goals and WORK to drive traffic is critical. Give sales people the opportunity to sell more by talking to more prospects…. Read more

MANAGEMENT


The 3/3/3 Management review process

by Tim Connor, CSP

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If your factory-built housing business has employee behavior that needs changing, don’t wait a year, with an annual review to change it. For a number of years… Read more

MERCHANDISING, STAGING AND DECOR


Good Color Schemes Can Boost Your Sales

by Katy Weldon

Good Color Schemes Can Boost Your Sales

In difficult times companies are seeking ways to spark more interest in their products. Manufactured housing is no exception and many companies are using color to help their… Read more

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION


ZigOn the Immigrant’s Attitude for American Success

by Zig Ziglar

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Some time ago, my associate, Krish Dhanam, and I were returning from an engagement in Tampa, FL, where we had spoken for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce…. Read more

My Most Memorable Christmas Story

by Greg McClanahan

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Kenneth Parsons said; "The gift of love is about the only present that isn't exchanged after Christmas." Today's story about Jerry's love for his big brother is one of… Read more

Rear View Mirror

by Greg McClanahan

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Similar to the genius behind the invention of paper clips and sticky note pads, the rear view mirror was a brilliant and simple idea.  I believe there is… Read more

SALES


Keeping it Real: Don't Lose the Human Touch

by Tim Connor, CSP

Keeping it Real: Don't Lose the Human Touch

 In this high tech world, it is easy in manufactured and modular housing sales to get caught up in the latest terms and trends. When you do… Read more

by Nadeen Green

nadeen-green-50 In manufactured housing community management, we know that we have to do what the law tells us. At times a resident may question us about certain items that relate to legal issues. Let's look at the case of the 'whiny neighbor' as it applies to the following case.

Read more...

by Joanne Stevens

joanne-stevens-50 The “Baby Boomers” are changing the face of retirement. Instead of retiring many will keep working. Some out of necessity caused by the recession and their 401Ks (now called 201Ks) being diminished and some out of desire. Baby Boomers start turning 65 in 2012. Some will work part time, or in a lower level position, and some as consultants. Affordable living costs and proximity to quality healthcare trump warm climates and golf courses for where they wish to live.

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by Chrissy Jackson


chrissy-jackson-50  In November, we covered Guidelines for Living topics, Laws through Noise. Let's get started with our new topics for December!

Read more...

danny-ghorbani-50 The Chairmen of the House Financial Services Committee and the Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a thorough examination of certain key aspects of the HUD manufactured housing program.

Read more...

by Dave Shanklin

dave-shanklin-50BREAKING NEWS out of Seattle: CU Factory Built will be raising rates .25% on their very popular “One-Step” loan product effective December 1. This announcement seems to indicate that the “rate war” between the MH chattel lenders is coming to an end.

Read more...

dennis_hill_showways_unlimited 50x56 by Dennis Hill ron thomas sr 50x53 and Ron Thomas, Sr

Editor's Intro: Ask yourself this: what are the biggest events, shows or meetings for manufactured housing community owner/operators, retailers, builder/developers, lenders, manufacturers, suppliers or vendors?

Read more...

by Deanna Fields

deanna-fields-50 The Great Southwest Home Show 2012 will begin in about 90 days at the QuikTrip Center Expo Square, Tulsa beginning March 1-4.  Trade days are March 1-2!

Read more...

By George Porter

george-porter-50 Cambering a frame is literally bending it so it can hold a manufactured home. I have had occasions to learn more about frame cambering and, as usual, I learned I had to forget a few things I thought I knew. I have never cambered a frame and you can't really watch someone else do it without welding glasses. So how do you do it; why do you do it; and how much do you do it?

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by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach


Our first full month – November 2011 - with the new format for MHProNews.com has yielded a slew of new records, and one in particular is compelling.

Read more...

by Marty Lavin

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 As the industry settles into 50,000 home shipments, one wonders whether something better is in the forecast. In spite of many claiming  the best days are ahead of us, is the industry actually in an irreversible long-term decline which has reached its new, low level? It is the  question, isn’t it?

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by Kurt Kelly

kurt kelly american insurance agency aia 50x50 You want to do ALL the right things when you are getting or renewing insurance coverage for your manufactured home community (or mobile home park). Use this checklist of ten common mistakes to avoid.

Read more...

by Chris Nicely

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 Planning promotions that support your long term goals and WORK to drive traffic is critical. Give sales people the opportunity to sell more by talking to more prospects. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, retail traffic is the lowest of the year.

Read more...

by Tim Connor, CSP

tim-connor-50 If your factory-built housing business has employee behavior that needs changing, don’t wait a year, with an annual review to change it. For a number of years I have been teaching a simple yet effective coaching and review process to improve employee and management effectiveness.

Read more...

by Katy Weldon

katie-weldon-50 In difficult times companies are seeking ways to spark more interest in their products. Manufactured housing is no exception and many companies are using color to help their homes stand out from the crowd.

Read more...

by Zig Ziglar

zig-ziglar-50 Some time ago, my associate, Krish Dhanam, and I were returning from an engagement in Tampa, FL, where we had spoken for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. The flight was uneventful; we landed at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, got our luggage and loaded it on one of the rental carts. The walk was fairly lengthy and the first two hundred yards were uneventful; then we came to the moving sidewalks.

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by Greg McClanahan

greg-mcclanahan-50 Kenneth Parsons said; "The gift of love is about the only present that isn't exchanged after Christmas."

Today's story about Jerry's love for his big brother is one of the most remarkable stories I've ever read and it provides an example I will always strive to emulate.  Our capacity to love is not based on our intellect nor can we earn a degree in this subject and proudly display such a diploma on our wall.  It is developed on the inside and is the most significant character trait that we can possess.  As you will read, love, is Jerry.

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by Greg McClanahan

greg-mcclanahan-50 Similar to the genius behind the invention of paper clips and sticky note pads, the rear view mirror was a brilliant and simple idea.  I believe there is an important lesson we can learn from the rear view mirror.

Read more...

by Tim Connor, CSP

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In this high tech world, it is easy in manufactured and modular housing sales to get caught up in the latest terms and trends. When you do so, remember: Don’t lose the human touch

Read more...

Daily Business News Briefs

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News March 19th 2…

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News March 19th 2017 to March 26th 2017

Our theme for this month is The Manufactured Housing Industry’s March Madness, and our featured articles are now live on the MHProNews.com home page. To see the line-up of over 3-dozen featured articles for this month, along with the headline commentary, please click the link above. Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know th...

26 Mar 2017

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Crowdfunding the American Dream With Manufactured Housing?

Crowdfunding the American Dream With Manufactured Housing?

In Jacksonville, Florida, one company is taking a unique path to offer the American dream of homeownership to more citizens. And manufactured housing is center stage. Park Place Communities (PPC), a national real estate investment company specializing in affordable housing, is seeking a total of $1 million in capital to facilitate a large-scale...

25 Mar 2017

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A Fully Furnished Manufactured Home in Three Days?

A Fully Furnished Manufactured Home in Three Days?

On Monday, a 1400 square-foot manufactured home arrived in two pieces at Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. The occasion? The annual Erie Home & Garden Expo. But the real story is how quickly that manufactured home got put together. With about three days of hard work, the home is ready for visitation as the […]...

24 Mar 2017

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Skyline Spikes, Manufactured Housing CV Gains, Broader Markets Mixed

Skyline Spikes, Manufactured Housing CV Gains, Broader Markets Mixed

Noteworthy headlines on – CNNMoney – House Republicans pull health care bill. Boom lands $33 million to test supersonic aircraft. NFL is looking for a partner to Livestream games. Mnuchin talks tech: “I don’t understand these valuations.” Some bullets from Fox Business – Trump: “We were very, very close” on Health Care bill. Trump: Char...

24 Mar 2017

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MHProNews, MHLivingNews in Focus: 2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show

MHProNews, MHLivingNews in Focus: 2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show

As the manufactured housing industry prepares for the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show beginning next week, two power packed panels are on the agenda for Tuesday, March 28th. MHProNews and MHLivingNews Publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach moderates a panel featuring Manufactured Home Communities star and media-magnet Frank Rolfe, who will be joined by Mil...

24 Mar 2017

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DTS Manufactured Home Lending – Views to FHFA NAFCU, an Innovative MH Commu…

DTS Manufactured Home Lending – Views to FHFA NAFCU, an Innovative MH Community Operator, and MHARR

Back in January, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a request for input (RFI) on its duty to serve (DTS) underserved markets ‘pilot program’ to finance manufactured homes, with a deadline of March 21st. According to commentary from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), the request was an...

24 Mar 2017

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Manufactured Housing – Highly Effective Urban Infill?

Manufactured Housing – Highly Effective Urban Infill?

As the Corpus Christi, Texas City Council looks to move forward with manufactured housing as a practical, affordable option for urban infill, the trend is also moving forward around the country. According to KRIS TV, the council discussed whether manufactured homes can be a viable option for affordable infill residential development in...

24 Mar 2017

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Update: Manufacturers Must Turn Over Documents in FEMA Case

Update: Manufacturers Must Turn Over Documents in FEMA Case

In a follow up to a story the Daily Business News originally covered last month, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (HOGR), led by chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), has ordered two home manufacturers to turn over documents related to the Louisiana floods, as it investigates the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) r...

23 Mar 2017

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UMH Soars, Manufactured Housing CV Gains, Broader Markets Down

UMH Soars, Manufactured Housing CV Gains, Broader Markets Down

Noteworthy headlines on – CNNMoney – How Sears changed America. London attack: Police make eight arrests. Housing market could get a bump from Trump. Wall Street runs on Dunkin’, not Starbucks. Some bullets from Fox Business – Burger King owner: Small biz rooting for Trump, Ryan on Obamacare replacement. Trump’s SEC pick Clayton g...

23 Mar 2017

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Editorial: Resident Opposes Sale to Hometown America

Editorial: Resident Opposes Sale to Hometown America

In a contentious story that the Daily Business News covered here, the alleged on and off discussions to sell Laconia, New Hampshire- based Briarcrest Estates to Hometown America has one resident choosing to utilize the power of the media to make their point. According to the Laconia Daily Sun, the story dates back to July […]...

23 Mar 2017

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MHARR: Manufactured Housing Must Remain Federally Regulated

MHARR: Manufactured Housing Must Remain Federally Regulated

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is out with an advance of its April edition of “Issues and Perspectives,” a newsletter that discusses items relevant to the manufactured housing industry. This edition of the newsletter addresses the need for manufactured housing to remain federally regulated, with MHARR President &...

23 Mar 2017

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MH Dealer Bill Passes House – What Does it Mean?

MH Dealer Bill Passes House – What Does it Mean?

by RC Williams In the great state of Indiana, a bill recently passed in the state house regarding manufactured housing dealerships that has a rather interesting twist. NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary, MHI and MHARR Commentary

Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary, MHI and MHARR Commentary

by RC Williams The Senate, in a 58-41 vote Thursday, has confirmed Dr. Ben Carson to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development... NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

DÉJÀ VU AGAIN? A New Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Initiative

DÉJÀ VU AGAIN? A New Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Initiative

by Marty Lavin, JD.  New Study I like to say to myself “If you live long enough, you’ll see it all.”  NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

The Report, Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton and Clayton Homes

The Report, Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton and Clayton Homes

by RC Williams When the “Oracle of Omaha” speaks, people listen. NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Federal Data Spotlights Manufactured Home Industry Quality, Regulatory Ques…

Federal Data Spotlights Manufactured Home Industry Quality, Regulatory Questions

by Soheyla Kovach WASHINGTON, D.C. – With over 81,100 manufactured homes built last year, more than 99.99 percent of all manufactured home buyers had service issues satisfied through normal channels... NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Service Animals, Fair Housing, and You

Service Animals, Fair Housing, and You

by Nadeen Green, JD For those of us who teach and write about fair housing, we have come to learn that the topic of service animals is the one... NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Richard Jennison, Manufactured Housing Institute, Worth Millions to MH Indu…

Richard Jennison, Manufactured Housing Institute, Worth Millions to MH Industry? Facts from MHI Report

L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach The Manufactured Housing Institute, and its president and CEO, Richard A. Jennison, are required as a tax-exempt organization to keep and file certain records.  One... NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

New NAR Report Points To Manufactured Housing Opportunities

New NAR Report Points To Manufactured Housing Opportunities

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach “When the National Association of Realtors chief economist says there are more buyers than existing homes available on the market, that should be a... NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Closed | 33 Sites | Woodmont Trailer Park | Farmington Hills, Michigan

Closed | 33 Sites | Woodmont Trailer Park | Farmington Hills, Michigan

by Christopher Nortley Woodmont Trailer Park - Farmington Hills, MI NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Triad Financial Services Introduces Superior Choice Credit Union to Manufac…

Triad Financial Services Introduces Superior Choice Credit Union to Manufactured Housing Industry, Video

by Soheyla Kovach Every year for many years now, Darrell Boyd, Senior Vice President from Jacksonville, Florida based Triad Financial Services brings banks, credit unions, investors and other financial services professionals... NSP_READMORE

FINANCING

Industry Lender Announces Name Change

Industry Lender Announces Name Change

After much consideration the San Antonio Federal Credit Union (SACU)/CU Factory Built Lending (CUFBL)/Mountainside Financial is excited to announce that we are changing our name to Credit Human... NSP_READMORE

FINANCING

Industry Feedback About the Manufactured Housing Institute, Image, Industry…

Industry Feedback About the Manufactured Housing Institute, Image, Industry Hassles, and Advancement

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach A very thoughtful message from a widely-known industry leader is quoted below. NSP_READMORE

FINANCING

SECURITY MORTGAGE GROUP Income Property Specialists

SECURITY MORTGAGE GROUP Income Property Specialists

byPierce Redmond ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Security Mortgage Group, a national award-winning MH Community lending broker, is pleased to have provided $30,000,000 in financing for several manufactured home communities nationwide... NSP_READMORE

FINANCING

Modular Tapped to Help City With Housing Needs

Modular Tapped to Help City With Housing Needs

by RC Williams In Belgrade, Montana, the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has looked to modular housing as a solution to what the organization calls “immense affordable housing needs.” NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

The Evolution of 3D Printed Homes?

The Evolution of 3D Printed Homes?

by RC Williams When it comes to 3D printed homes, companies around the world have been working to perfect the ideal system, including Beijing-based HuaShang Tengda, which printed a two-story... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Skyline Corporation Makes Executive Announcement

Skyline Corporation Makes Executive Announcement

by RC Williams Skyline Corp. (NYSE: SKY) tells MHProNews that Jeff Newport has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Lost Modular Jobs Set to Return?

Lost Modular Jobs Set to Return?

by RC Williams Once known for its booming modular and manufactured home industry, Oxford, Maine has been dubbed the “Manufactured Housing Capital of New England.” NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Scam Alert! Professionals Warned

Scam Alert! Professionals Warned

by Soheyla Kovach Fox News and most mainstream media sources are urging caution to professionals and others answering cell phones and landlines from incoming calls from an “unknown caller” or... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Habits to Make or Break for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

Habits to Make or Break for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

by RC Williams It never fails. No matter how much you clean, it always seems that something comes up, spills, or gets dirt on it. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Manufactured Home Plants May Become Tiny House Production Centers

Manufactured Home Plants May Become Tiny House Production Centers

by RC Williams In Carbon Hill, Alabama this week, the City Council heard about a possible plan from developers to use a couple of old manufactured home plant facilities... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Pending Home Sales Numbers Released

Pending Home Sales Numbers Released

by RC Williams The report is in from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Zoning Changes Could Affect Manufactured Housing

Zoning Changes Could Affect Manufactured Housing

by RC Williams The Washington County, Maryland Board of Commissioners is holding a public hearing today regarding several proposed changes to the county’s zoning ordinance, including ones that affect... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

MHARR: President Trump’s Actions Offer Major Opportunity for MH Industry an…

MHARR: President Trump’s Actions Offer Major Opportunity for MH Industry and Consumers

by RC Williams Washington, D.C., February 28, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) tells MHProNews that Executive Orders issued by President Trump within the past thirty days... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Looms, Final Brochure, Schedule Provi…

2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Looms, Final Brochure, Schedule Provided

The Largest Manufactured Housing Show in the United States The Tunica Show has more homes than any other industry event! In 2016 The Tunica Show registered retailers, builder/developers, community owners/operators,... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Business Building Tunica Show Educational Seminars

Business Building Tunica Show Educational Seminars

by Dennis Hill On Tuesday, March 28th,  at the Resorts Hotel – 2nd Floor, Magnolia Room, you can discover this year’s business building educational seminars.  Here is the lineup and... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Executive Summary – 400 Words – Manufactured Housing Industry Obstacles and…

Executive Summary – 400 Words – Manufactured Housing Industry Obstacles and Billions in Opportunities

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach It could be boiled down to the 3-letter acronym at the end. Let’s first take a 400 word walk through the top obstacles and... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Lancing the MH Industry’s Boil

Lancing the MH Industry’s Boil

by Soheyla Kovach Let’s use the analogy of a pimple, cyst, or boil.  NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Increases, January Report

HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Increases, January Report

by RC Williams Washington, D.C., March 6, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) tells MHProNews that, according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

SWOT Analysis – Marketing, Sales & Management Tool for Manufactured Housing…

SWOT Analysis – Marketing, Sales & Management Tool for Manufactured Housing Success

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach To truly understand a location, business or organization - and its potential - a SWOT analysis is useful management tool. NSP_READMORE

MANAGEMENT

The Uncertainties of Life

The Uncertainties of Life

by Tim Connor, CSP Many people today struggle with the need to know what will happen tomorrow, next week or even this year. Some have the need to try... NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

Which Life Season are You in?

Which Life Season are You in?

by Tim Connor For the past 200 plus years we have experienced an economic downturn and uncertainty every 8-15 years. I am not a pessimist.  I am a realist.  NSP_READMORE

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“We’re going to be in the promise keeping business.” - Vice-President Mike Pence.  “We're going to enforce the law of this country.” – Then VP candidate, Gov. Mike Pence.  “We're going to enforce the law…” – President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities. We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a tough competitor and never gives up.” – Then President-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  “I look forward to listening to the concerns of the American people in order...

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2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Lo…

2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Looms, Final Brochure, Schedule Provided

The Largest Manufactured Housing Show in the United States The Tunica Show has more homes than any other industry event! In 2016 The Tunica Show registered retailers, builder/developers, community owners/operators, and installers from all over the region. The show drew 1,932 attendees this past year, from an expansive region which stretched from Illinois all the way to East Texas. The number of attendees actually exceeded our expectations and even surpassed last year's attendance numbers. This is a significant coup for the Tunica Show, because it means new business relationships abound! This year, 70 new model homes are expected to be featured at the show. These models will offer a firsthand look at the latest technology, conveniences, efficiency, and stateof-the-art design modifications that have been developed during the past year. The don't-miss showcase of homes...

the MHMSM Team 05 Mar 2017 Corporate Press Releases

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RV/MH Hall of Fame Sets Dates and Agenda…

RV/MH Hall of Fame Sets Dates and Agenda for the 2017 Induction Dinner

ELKHART, Ind. -- The RV/MH Hall of Fame's Annual Induction Dinner honoring the Class of 2017 will be held on August 7, 2017, at the Hall of Fame's Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Indiana, according to Darryl Searer, president, RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall). Searer said, "Our 2017 Induction Dinner celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar cocktail party, followed by the dinner and induction ceremonies at 6:30 p.m . I hope a record number of friends and colleagues of the inductees and industry members will join us in honoring these outstanding industry pioneers who have had a major impact on our professions and lives." Those being inducted in the Class of 2017 include:  RV Inductees Edwin BaierEvergreen RV SupplyWalter BennettThor IndustriesDavid GorinDavid Gorin Associates LLCWoody PaylorWoody's RV WorldMartin SheaMadison RV Supercenter, Inc. MH Inductees Dennis BeadleVictorian HomesChristine LindseyUMH...

the MHMSM Team 03 Mar 2017 Corporate Press Releases

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