Newsletter Archive

Latest Comments

The Masthead
Daily Business News
Industry Voices
INspirations
Words of Wisdom
The Cutting Edge
Powered by Disqus

Upcoming Events

Submit your news and events
Find the perfect job or hire the perfect employee

Sell or Buy using our Classifieds

by Joanne Stevens

Joanne Stevens photoI originally penned this article in 2005. For the most part, what was true then is true today. Instead of a dot.com implosion, the stock market tanked in 2008. As for prices, did anyone foresee $4 per gallon gas? Bottom line, parks and communities continue to offer one of the best value propositions to the consumer.

**********************************************************************

If you have been reading any real estate publications, you understand the reasons you ought to sell. There are several; but the main reasons are that prices are good (mostly because of the low interest rates and because of all the capital that has come out of the stock market and is buying real estate) and capital gains taxes are at an all time low. But despite those very good reasons, you have decided that you want to keep doing what you are doing and continue to own and operate your properties. If that describes your situation, here is a little re-enforcement or reasons for why you should continue to own and operate your Mobile Home Parks and Manufactured Home Communities (MHPs/MHCs).

10. Population & Demographics

Two groups, the Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) and the Echo Boomers (born between 1980 and 1994) are going to grow dramatically over the next 15 years. Both groups will need housing. By 2020 the combined demographics is expected to exceed 129 million people. The demand for housing will be strong! You will have some opportunities to fill vacant sites and/or expand. When people reach retirement age, their income typically goes down. Housing that is inexpensive and easy to maintain will fill a niche.

9. Affordability

Even with 5% interest, no down payment financing programs, and other 'goodie' incentives for buyers of site built, at some point the price of housing is unaffordable. Site built house prices have been zooming upwards for what–three, maybe four years. The low interest rates create a lot of sales, so there is a lot of demand, which is pushing prices up. But even at 5% interest, the loan payment will exceed the budget of some. Maybe these "some" will buy our homes and live in our MHCs/MHPs.

8. The Dot Com Housing Bubble

Remember the 'new economics' of the dot com companies? The 'new economics' meant that a company didn't have to actually make a profit, just raise a lot of capital, spend money like crazy, and try to get market share. The company would make it up on the volume. Right. According to many economists, if we are in a bubble, the 'burst' is not going to be a debacle, but merely a slowing of the housing market. Still, there will probably be more people looking for a more affordable home. That means an opportunity for you.

7. Home Sales

The MHP/MHC owners that are selling homes in their parks and communities are filling vacant sites. Maybe the profits aren't like the old days (before 1999), but they are filling vacant sites and financing homes at 9% to 18% interest. Many have said their failure rate on contracts is about 10%. That's not a bad risk and the spread on their line of credit of 6% makes for a nice profit center.

6. Manufacturers

Some are responding to the need to return the MHP/MHC to 'the land of affordability.' We are not competing with site built homes anymore. The need to be considered just as good as a site built home in terms of size, features and roof lines just doesn't work anymore. It's time to get back to what manufactured housing has always been, AFFORDABLE! We do well if we stick to that.

5. Survive In '05. It will be heaven by2011.

This is the mantra of the apartment owners/developers. They are struggling with the same things we are–vacancies, rising operating costs, and the exodus of residents that are buying houses. They predict that their business will get better. Not because the market is changing, but because they are adapting and changing to compete in the very competitive housing market. For example; they have determined that the #1 factor for new residents selecting an apartment is the manager. How that prospective resident 'feels' or perceives the manager is critical to the rental decision. Do you think that apartment owners/investors are revamping the expectations that they have for managers? Without a doubt they are and, while no one likes change, we will need to do the same. It is just too competitive out there not to.

4. Owning a Home

All kinds of people have been taking pot shots at our homes and many owners/investors have diminished wealth and cash flow because of the downturn in the industry. Whatever is said about our homes and communities, they can't take away the one thing that manufactured homes and community living offers. That is the ability, the chance to own one's very own home. I think that we get blasé and forget what a driving, emotional force that is for people. In this country, what are we told with from birth? It's better to own than to rent. If you haven't thought about that lately, think back to some of the people that have brought a home into your community. And it doesn't matter what their age or socio-economics were. Were they excited about their new or new-to-them home? We need to be more excited about the value that our homes and communities offer and the deep human need it fulfills. This is a housing AND a people business!

3. Sex and the City

Do you know what people long for today? Do you know that the big national Master Planned Community developers/builders have figured it out? It's the sense of community, of belonging, of being a part of a neighborhood or community, of being secure in knowing that there are people that you can relate to, socialize with, and hang out with (like Carrie Bradshaw and the girls). Seriously, this is drawing people to Master Planned Communities like you wouldn't believe. Apartment owners are also catching on to this and adapting. Again, if you're an owner or manager, there is a lot you can do to attract new residents and retain existing ones.

2. Gas Prices! What Hurts You, Hurts Your Residents.

For existing MHPs/MHCs owners, rising gas prices may eventually help you. How? Because most of your properties are built near highways and commercial areas (because city councils didn't want you near the residential areas, damaging the property values of their homeowner/voter citizens). That injustice may actually help you attract and retain residents. The expense of driving will impact how real estate is developed. Lucky for you, your properties are fast, easy, and close to work, groceries and highways. Plus, the energy efficiency of manufactured homes is hard to beat.

1. God Isn't Making Any More Land…

And Planning & Zoning Commissions and City Councils aren't approving any more zoning for MHCs. There is just as much prejudice for zoning these properties as ever.

Despite vast improvements in the quality and appearance of manufactured homes, the possibility of getting zoning and permits is about zero. What other category of investment real estate can say that? NONE!

###

Joanne Stevens, CCIM is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Iowa. She is a specialist in consulting and brokering mobile home parks, multi-family communities and commercial real estate throughout the U.S. With her 20 years of experience in developing, zoning, owning, retailing, managing and brokering, she can enhance your decision to sell your property. For more information, contact her at: 319-378-6786 (office), 319-365-9833 (fax) or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . On the Web at www.JoanneMStevens.com.

Daily Business News Briefs

Nobility Homes Rises; S&P Hits New High

Nobility Homes Rises; S&P Hits New High

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq remained flat in today’s trading as the S&P inched to a new high, just short of the 2,000. mark, nudging up +0.05 percent, +0.97 points, to close at 1,987.98. CNNMoney informs MHProNews the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped -2.83 points, -0.02 percent, to 17,083.80, while the Nasdaq [...]...

24 Jul 2014

Read more

North Carolina Considering Temporary MH Health Care Facility

North Carolina Considering Temporary MH Health Care Facility

The General Assembly of North Carolina is considering House Bill 625 which would allow a temporary transportable residential structure to be sited on lots zoned single-family residential to care for a physically or mentally impaired person, providing the housing unit complies with all federal, state and local building codes and regulations. The...

24 Jul 2014

Read more

Indiana U. S. Representative’s Staff Visits MH Plant

Indiana U. S. Representative’s Staff Visits MH Plant

The IMHARVIC (Indiana Manufactured Housing Association Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council) reports staff members of 2nd Indiana District U. S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski toured the Fairmont Homes factory in Nappanee, IN earlier this month. 2nd District Director Ben Falkowski and Field Representative Brian Spaulding attended the facility tour...

24 Jul 2014

Read more

Sun Communities Reports Positive Financials for Q2

Sun Communities Reports Positive Financials for Q2

Southfield, Michigan-based Sun Communities, Inc., in it release of 2nd quarter 2014 financials, reports funds from operations (FFO) was $34.7 million, or $0.78 per share, versus $27 million or $0.69 per share for the comparable period in 2013. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2014 was $4.9 million, or $0.12...

24 Jul 2014

Read more

Foreclosure Inventory and Delinquency Rate Fall from Year Ago

Foreclosure Inventory and Delinquency Rate Fall from Year Ago

Jacksonville, Fla.-based analytics firm Black Knight Financial Services reports foreclosure inventory fell to its lowest level in six years in June, dropping 36 percent from a year earlier to 951,000 properties, according to nationalmortgagenews.com. Marking its 26th consecutive month of declines, foreclosure starts numbered 88,300 in June, a drop...

24 Jul 2014

Read more

Chinese Homebuyers Buoying the U. S. Housing Market

Chinese Homebuyers Buoying the U. S. Housing Market

According to CNNMoney, the Chinese are now the biggest international buyers in the U. S. housing market, and over half of the $22 billion they spent on homes for the year ending in March was spent in California, New York and Washington, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). California is popular because it [...]...

23 Jul 2014

Read more

Skyline Rises, Nobility Homes falls; Dow Slips, Nasdaq and S&P Rise

Skyline Rises, Nobility Homes falls; Dow Slips, Nasdaq and S&P Rise

U. S. investors did not seem fazed by violence in Israel/Gaza and the Ukraine, as the Nasdaq rose +17.86 points, +0.40 percent, to end hump day at 4,473.70, while the S&P 500 hit a new intraday high but settled at 1,987.01, +3.48 points, +0.18 percent. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped -26.91 points, -0.16 [...]...

23 Jul 2014

Read more

Existing Home Sales Rise in June

Existing Home Sales Rise in June

Sales of previously-owned homes rose 2.6 percent in June to a 5.04 million annual rate, an eight-month high, according to figures released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). More listings cooled prices as they advanced to their slowest rate since March 2012, as inventories increased to a nearly two-month high, according to...

23 Jul 2014

Read more

Equity LifeStyle Properties Posts Gains for Q2

Equity LifeStyle Properties Posts Gains for Q2

Margeurite Nader, CEO and President of Equity LifeStyle Properties (NYSE:ELS), in discussing second quarter 2014 results, reports the company experienced its 19th consecutive quarter of occupancy growth, with homeowner occupied sites increasing by 113, and home renter sites rose by only two. Last year, by comparison, ELS had lost 189...

23 Jul 2014

Read more

Despite Cautionary Data, Housing Market Improves Modestly

Despite Cautionary Data, Housing Market Improves Modestly

Freddie Mac’s Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) dipped .06 points to -2.59 last month, indicating a flat housing market, although on the year the housing market has improved by .86 points, according to housingwire.com. The all-time low was -4.42 in Nov. 2010, MHProNews has learned. Other housing market indicators are more favorable, as...

23 Jul 2014

Read more

NBC News Today Show report shows Manufactured Home did as well as Conventio…

NBC News Today Show report shows Manufactured Home did as well as Conventional On-site Construction in hurricane high winds test

“Regarding this previous portion of the test, IBHS indicated: “When one of these high wind-rated HUD-Code homes is installed on a permanent foundation, in most of the country, it would end up resisting wind storms better than surrounding site-built homes.” So stated a MHI President and CEO, Richard “Dick” Jennison in a longer report to [...]...

23 Jul 2014

Read more

Featured Articles and Reports - July 2014 Vol. 5 No. 10

Prev Next Page:

Increase Your Exposure Online With This FREE Google Plus Authorship Plugin

Increase Your Exposure Online With This FREE Google Plus Authorship Plugin

by Joe Karns By now I'm sure you already know the many benefits to running a blog strategy around your business. However, there is an easy (and FREE) way to get... Read more

MARKETING

Tattoos, Technology and Manufactured Housing Sales Growth

Tattoos, Technology and Manufactured Housing Sales Growth

by Jason Brady Before we bought out ManufacturedHomes.com – which was previously a part of SearchCore - one of the big draws for that operation was their tattoo website. Read more

MARKETING

Community Management: The $20,000 Dog

Community Management:  The $20,000 Dog

by Kathleen Bianculli It’s exciting. You just purchased a manufactured home community. It has fifty (50) sites, forty eight (48) of which are occupied by home owning tenants paying $300/month... Read more

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Same Sex Harassment in California

Same Sex Harassment in California

by William “Bill” Hart, JD In Hart King's continuing efforts to bring recent developments in California employment law to our clients who employ workers in the state, we provide this summary... Read more

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

With this ring…

With this ring…

by Nadeen Green, JD June is now just a memory as we continue into the summer of 2014 - the month often associated with weddings by which happy couples are traditionally... Read more

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Is It Really Progress? Manufactured Housing Finance, Dodd-Frank and the CFP…

Is It Really Progress? Manufactured Housing Finance, Dodd-Frank and the CFPB

by Marc Lifeset, JD The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) amended the federal Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”), directly impacting the manufactured housing industry in a... Read more

FINANCING

Why Don’t States Do More to Promote Affordable Housing?

Why Don’t States Do More to Promote Affordable Housing?

by Doug Ryan Since 2005, CFED has promoted manufactured homes as a viable housing opportunity, particularly for low- and- moderate-income families. We have focused on making manufactured housing part of the... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Following-up on Dirty Laundry

Following-up on Dirty Laundry

by Stacey Epperson Earlier this year I wrote about “Dirty Laundry,” the tendency to keep the two million pre-1976 mobile homes in the United States out of sight and out of... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

HUD Code Manufactured Homes and Attached Garages, a Regulatory Update

HUD Code Manufactured Homes and Attached Garages, a Regulatory Update

by Lois Starkey I am following up on a communication I sent to manufacturers in January regarding attached garages.  As you know, late last year it was brought to MHI’s attention... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Louisville 2015…The Road to Success

Louisville 2015…The Road to Success

by Ron Thomas, Sr. The numbers really add up. Think about all of the exciting brand new homes. Think about the 1,561 plus customers who visited in 2014. Think about the... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Time to Pull Ourselves Together

Time to Pull Ourselves Together

by Bob Vahsholtz There’s work to be done. Those of us still involved in housing need to pull up our socks and get the wheels turning in the direction of industrializing... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Taking Inventory in Manufactured Home Communities Today

Taking Inventory in Manufactured Home Communities Today

by Maria Horton As we enter the second half of 2014, we find ourselves taking inventory of goals met, goals yet to be achieved and pondering our new goals for the... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Stacey Epperson, CEO of Next Step, Discusses Affordable Housing and the Ene…

Stacey Epperson, CEO of Next Step, Discusses Affordable Housing and the EnergyStar Manufactured Home Solution – Inside MH

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach Next Step is a unique organization with a not-for-profit as well as for profit divisions. Stacey Epperson is the President and CEO of both, and she... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Mark Belicky-Carlyle Group, Maria Horton-Newport Pacific, Frank Rolfe and m…

Mark Belicky-Carlyle Group, Maria Horton-Newport Pacific, Frank Rolfe and more at the 2014 MHI Congress and Expo

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach This 137 second video gives you a snapshot of the personalities and the energy that was found at the 2014 Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Congress and... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

“We Need Everyone to fell like its for Everybody” - Dennis Hill video back …

“We Need Everyone to fell like its for Everybody” - Dennis Hill video back story to Tunica and the Successful Return of the Louisville Manufactured Home Show – Inside MH

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach Every video we do brings unique insights that a motivated professional could put to work to improve their career, location, organization or investments in manufactured housing. Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

“Manufactured Housing Industry Cohesion!” - Paul Bradley, ROCUSA on Cohesio…

“Manufactured Housing Industry Cohesion!” - Paul Bradley, ROCUSA on Cohesion, MHCs they admire, the Value they bring Owners, Residents and the Industry – Inside MH Video Interview

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach Breaking the Stereotypes! Proven Strategies for Profitable MHC Advancement! If there are two phrases that suggest what this interview reveals, those would certainly both apply. ROC... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

“...I kill politicians.” - Attorney Rick Robinson on Manufactured Housing …

“...I kill politicians.”  - Attorney Rick Robinson on Manufactured Housing Lobbying, Writing the Industry “Then and Now” and more – Inside MH Video Interview

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach We enjoy doing and bringing you all of our video interviews, but some are funnier than others. Put this video with Rick Robinson, JD -Vice President... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Inside Manufactured Housing, video interview with Richard “Dick” Jennison, …

Inside Manufactured Housing, video interview with Richard “Dick” Jennison, President and CEO of MH Institute at 2014 Congress and Expo, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas NV

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach The Manufactured Housing Institute’s (MHI) 2014 Congress and Expo was widely seen as a big success this year, and you'll hear the details of the records... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

A Cup (err...glass) of Beer with...Barry Cole

A Cup (err...glass) of Beer with...Barry Cole

1) Who, What and Where (Your name, formal title in your company and where you are based). Barry Cole, Manufactured Housing Insurance Services (MHIS) Orange, California. Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Inside Manufactured Housing Video Interview: a Behind the Scenes look at t…

Inside Manufactured Housing Video Interview: a  Behind the Scenes look at the Industry with Kathleen Bianculli of  American Insurance Alliance, LLC

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach We caught up with Kathleen Bianculli – American Insurance Alliance, LLC - at the 2014 Manufactured Housing Institute Congress and Expo (C&E) in Las Vegas to... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Are Voluntary Sprinkler Standards Still Needed? Ask the State Executives!

Are Voluntary Sprinkler Standards Still Needed? Ask the State Executives!

 by Bill Matchneer, JD I attended the MHI Summer Meeting in Indianapolis to assist the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) with the compliance effort for the new Dodd-Frank valuation rules I worked... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Has everyone written off new manufactured home community development outsid…

Has everyone written off new manufactured home community development outside of the Dakotas?

by Paul Bradley When I talk with friends about new manufactured home community (“MHC”) development, the conversation usually devolves to zoning and planning regulations that don’t permit MHCs or make their... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Ken Segall, Author of Insanely Simple and Apple Marketing Guru, An Inside M…

Ken Segall, Author of Insanely Simple and Apple Marketing Guru, An Inside MH Video Interview

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach We caught up with fabled Ken Segall, author of Insanely Simple, the marketing whiz who was part of the legendary Steve Jobs/Apple success story. Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Newport Pacific Regional Manager, Maria Horton, sounds off on the Professio…

Newport Pacific Regional Manager, Maria Horton, sounds off on the Professional Property Management Option in this edition of - Inside MH

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach Newport Pacific has long been a West Coast powerhouse in the manufactured home communities (MHC) sector. More recently, they've expanded Eastward and have been exploring more... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

The 6 critical factors of employee performance

The 6 critical factors of employee performance

by Tim Connor, CSP During my many years of working with clients worldwide I have come to believe that there are 6 critical factors that determine employee performance and long-term organization success. Read more

MANAGEMENT

ZigOn Community Values

ZigOn Community Values

by Zig Ziglar Ed Shipman is a throwback to those people who believe in free enterprise, independence, hard work, faith, commitment and responsibility. Read more

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

Creative selling vs. same stuff, different day

Creative selling vs. same stuff, different day

by Tim Connor, CSP Any time is a good time to sell creatively.  Uncertain economic times are an excellent time to sell creatively. And, poor economic times require that salespeople sell creatively. Read more

SALES

Upcoming Events

ben-franklin-held-ipad-credit-wikicommons-animation-mhmsm-

MHLIVINGNEWS.COM FEATURED HOME OF THE WEEK

Classifieds

Press Releases

Mountainside Financial launches Dodd-Fra…

Mountainside Financial launches Dodd-Frank compliant non-MLO, MLO SUN Manufactured/Mobile Home Direct Loans and Refinancing

Using online articles, banner ads and video, Mountainside Financial is announcing the launch of the evolution of their direct lending platform promotion. As a division of San Antonio Credit Union (SACU), Mountainside has a unique 14 year history of making direct to consumer loans on manufactured and mobile homes. Direct loans are often done in "partnership" with brokers, communities, Realtors ®, other housing professionals and manufactured home retailers who refer consumers to them. Anthony Ducharme, Direct Channel Manager for Mountainside, explained how they created their new SUN System with Manufactured Home Professionals in mind who needed a compliant process to navigate SAFE Act and Dodd-Frank regulations enforced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). "If you've been originating your own loans, talk to us. If you want to have a legally complaint...

the MHMSM Team 08 Jul 2014 Corporate Press Releases

Read more

Call for Nominations for the RV/MH Hall …

Call for Nominations for the RV/MH Hall of Fame Class of 2015

ELKHART, Ind., -- The RV/MH Hall of Fame Selection Committee has issued a call for nominations for the Class of 2015. Darryl Searer, Hall president, said, "The Hall welcomes nominations from all RV and manufactured housing sectors -- manufacturers, dealers, campgrounds, housing communities, suppliers, user groups, trade media, associations, etc -- for the class of 2015 and beyond. "The nomination guidelines and forms available online atwww.rvmhhalloffame.org/pages/nominations.cfm." According to the guidelines, anyone can nominate a person to the Hall of Fame that meets the eligibility requirements. The only people who may not be considered are those who currently serve on the Hall's Selection Committee. To be eligible the nominee must be, or have been, an active participant in any segment of the recreation vehicle, campground or manufactured housing industries for a minimum of 25 years....

the MHMSM Team 08 Jul 2014 Corporate Press Releases

Read more

Southwest Region Manufactured Home Commu…

Southwest Region Manufactured Home Communities Showing Rent and Occupancy Growth, Outpacing National Average, According to JLT & Associates’ 14-Year Market Summary Report

Grand Rapids, Michigan – JLT & Associates (JLT), the nation’s #1 market research company for the manufactured housing industry, today announced a 14-year summary report of its manufactured home community rent surveys for 6 Southwest markets. Recognized as the industry standard for manufactured home community market analysis for over 20 years, JLT Rent Surveys provide detailed research and information on communities located in 72 markets throughout the United States, including the latest rent trends and statistics, marketing programs and a variety of other useful management insights. The most recent JLT Rent Surveys for the Southwest region cover 261 manufactured home communities encompassing 69,728 homesites in Albuquerque, Greater Kansas City, Greater Phoenix, Las Vegas, Tucson and Salt Lake City. This summary report is based on rent and occupancy trends from 2000 to 2014. Findings...

the MHMSM Team 01 Jul 2014 Corporate Press Releases

Read more

RV/MH Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Dinner…

RV/MH Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Dinner Reservations Outpace Last Year's Event

ELKHART, Ind. -- The RV/MH Hall of Fame's Induction Dinner Committee Chairman Mark Wasson (BlueLinx Corporation), reports reservations for the induction dinner honoring the Class of 2014 are running significantly ahead of last year's reservations.   Wasson said, "As of June 19, more than 175 friends and family of the inductees have registered which is more than double the number of registrations for the Class of 2013 induction ceremony by the same date." This year's RV/MH Hall of Fame's annual Induction Dinner will be held on August 4, 2014, at the Hall of Fame's Event Center in Elkhart, Indiana, according to Darryl Searer, president, RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall). According to Wasson, this year's program begins with a private cocktail party in Champion Hall from 4:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m honoring all the past inductees, board members...

the MHMSM Team 20 Jun 2014 Corporate Press Releases

Read more

Trey Miller Tapped as Chairman of the 20…

Trey Miller Tapped as Chairman of the 2014 RV/MH Golf Classic Annual Fundraiser

ELKHART, Ind., -- Atwood Mobile Products' Aftermarket Sales Director Trey Miller has accepted the position of chairman of the 2014 RV/MH Golf Classic annual fundraiser,  according to Darryl Searer, president, RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall). Searer said, "We are delighted that Trey has stepped up to lead our golf fundraiser.  Trey will be contacting golfers from the RV/MH industries in the coming months, and I encourage all golf enthusiasts to join us for a fun-filled day and at the same time, help support the Hall.  The Hall's 2014 Golf Classic fundraiser will start at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014, with a full breakfast followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at the Bent Oak Golf Club in Elkhart.  The awards luncheon begins immediately following the golf tournament. Individuals can sign up as a...

the MHMSM Team 20 May 2014 Corporate Press Releases

Read more

Senate Banking Committee Approves GSE Re…

Senate Banking Committee Approves GSE Reform Bill

On May 15th, the Senate Banking Committee approved legislation (currently unnumbered) on a 13-9 vote that would eliminate Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and overhaul the nation's secondary housing finance market. The bill, authored by Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and ranking member Mike Crapo (R-ID), now moves to the full Senate. A floor vote this year appears unlikely after several key Democrats on the panel voted against the plan out of concern that it goes too far in eliminating the current system and does not do enough to preserve affordable housing finance options. The bill expands on legislation introduced last year by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Mark Warner (D-VA) and replaces Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a system where the government would explicitly guarantee big losses in the housing market but...

the MHMSM Team 16 May 2014 Corporate Press Releases

Read more

Jobs