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May 2011 Vol. 2 No. 8

Featured Articles and Reports
for Vol. 2, No. 8, 2011

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BOOK REVIEW

Tracey C. Jones – Resources for Manufactured Housing Business Success
True Blue Leadership

COMMUNITIES

Edward 'Eddie' Hicks – Manufactured Home Communities
A Primer on How to Make Nice Returns with Community Investments

Chrissy Jackson – Land Lease Community Management
Standard Sections of Guidelines for Living

Joanne Stevens – Manufactured Home Community Value
Working with Realtors to Sell Mobile and Manufactured Homes in Communities

Don Westphal – Manufactured Home Community Planning
Extreme Makeover, Community Edition – aka Ryder Park, Milford, Connecticut – Part One

FINANCE

Paul Bradley – Manufactured Housing Industry Financing
What Happens When the Children End Up with Mom and Dad’s “Mobile Home Park”?

Chad Carr – Company Financial Evaluation
By the Numbers – Part 3: Identifying Problems in your Business

Kenneth Rishel – Manufactured Housing Industry Finance Commentary
Collateral Performance Can Make or Break You

Dave Shanklin – Manufactured Housing Industry Financing
Low Rates Extended and Popularity Cycles of MH Communities

GENERAL INDUSTRY/COMMENTARY

George F. Allen – Manufactured Housing Industry Commentary
The Bugbear of Defining ‘Affordable Housing’

Michael Barnabas – Manufactured Housing Industry Solutions
Manufactured Housing Businesses and Homeowners Working Together?

L.A. 'Tony' Kovach – Manufactured Housing Industry Perspective
Invite Involve Include – A Light Mantra for Manufactured Housing Progress

George Porter – Manufactured Housing Retail and Media Education
Adapt, Migrate or Die – Part II: Migrate

INSPIRATION/PEOPLE SKILLS

Tracey C. Jones – Resources for Manufactured Housing Business Success
The Judas Principle

Greg McClanahan – Soft Skills and Personal Development
Just Stay ...

Zig Ziglar – Motivation & Inspiration
ZigOn…Personal Discipline

LEGAL

Nadeen Green – Legal, Fair Housing
Logging Can Preclude Flogging

MANAGEMENT

Tim Connor – Management
Are You Hiring the Right People?

MARKETING

Bob Stovall – Manufactured Housing Use of Internet & Social Media
Learning Never Ends

SALES

Tim Connor – Sales
Maintain Control of the Buying Process

Mark Hunter – Sales
Are You Giving Away Your Profit?

Mike Moore – Sales
Salespeople Infected with ‘Sales Repellent Virus’

TRANSITIONS

Scott Stroud
The Housing Industry Loses an Icon

by George F. Allen

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How Do YOU Describe and Measure Affordable Housing and Housing Affordability?

First, the bugbear. Per Webster’s College Dictionary, bugbear is ‘a persistent problem or source of annoyance.’

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by Michael F. B. Barnabas

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t may sound like a heretical idea to some. But let's explore the idea of Manufactured Housing business people and homeowners working together.

It is good for us first to review why some manufactured homeowners and business people do not already work together for mutual advancement, and equally important to note that some already do.

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by Paul Bradley

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We have seen and experienced the consequences of heirs taking over “Daddy’s mobile home park” (read, land lease community) numerous times. Frankly, the consequences have left me thinking that there has got to be a better way.

Why? Well, in crass terms, money!

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by Chad Carr

Chad Carr photoEditor's Note: Last month, Chad described how a dealership can (and he believes should) restructure its income statement to provide a more meaningful representation of what is going on in the business. In this installment, he shares how to calculate critical profit control points for your dealership. Click here to review By the Numbers – Part 2 and readers may request a copy of Rainmaker's recommended Chart of Accounts by calling (800) 336-0339.

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by Tim Connor, CSP

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Now more than ever in the manufactured housing industry, it is critical that all of your new hires will contribute to improved productivity, sales and organization health and success.

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by Tim Connor, CSP

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One of the biggest mistakes poor salespeople make in the manufactured housing industry is they lose control of the sales process. There are many ways they accomplish this feat. Here are a few for your consideration:

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by Nadeen Green

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Most folks in the business know that providing reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities (PWDs) is the right thing to do for two reasons. First, it is a mandate of the civil rights law that we know as the Fair Housing Act.

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by Edward ‘Eddie’ Hicks

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There are a lot of manufactured home LLCommunity (community) buyers out there who have the mistaken impression that this type of real estate investment can be purchased at prices providing high returns.

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by Chrissy Jackson, ACM, PHC

Chrissy Jackson photo Effective Date.  Show the date the Guidelines become effective, or the date the amendments become effective. Check the state law, and with a competent attorney.   In some states, it may be a requirement to show the date of notice of the amendments, as well as the effective date.

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by Tracey C. Jones

Tracey Jones photo Don’t believe it! Whether it’s the manufactured housing industry, any other industry or your personal life, you’re never too old to learn new tricks.

For thousands of years, dogs have been our dedicated partners, sharing in the tasks and the pleasures, the bitter struggles and the glorious achievements that accompany the building of human civilization.

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by Tracey C. Jones

Tracey Jones photo I was recently at a meeting where a member shared that a teammate had committed an act that was incongruent with what we stood for. The member was clearly shaken as he recounted the events that had transpired. How could one of us who had been so close have done something so at odds with what we stood for?

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by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach

L.A. 'Tony' Kovach photo Invite - Involve - Include. I recall the first time I heard this phrase, and it had nothing to do with manufactured housing. It was in the context of building up a group very much outside of our Industry. How do you get any group or association to grow?

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by Greg McClanahan

Greg McClanahan photo As a young marine walked through the emergency room door, a nurse quickly took the tired, anxious serviceman to the Intensive Care Unit and to the bedside of his father who had been intermittently calling for him over the past couple of days.

"Your son is here to see you," the nurse said to the old man.

She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.

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by George Porter

George Porter In the previous article, we discussed the need to ADAPT and how someone in the installation business might accomplish this. This time we will be talking about what you could do if you can't, or don't want to, keep up with the ever-changing rules and requirements of installation and feel you need to MIGRATE.

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by Ken Rishel

A nyone engaged in captive finance needs to understand the importance of collateral performance. In a nutshell, the homes being financed are the underlying collateral for the loan being, so how well they actually do that is important.

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by Dave Shanklin

Dave Shanklin photo There are two topics to share this month.

1. “Incredibly Low Rates”

Sales of used mobile and/or manufactured homes in Land Lease Communities (LLC’s) have heated up considerably on the West Coast, mainly due to the season, market conditions, and GREAT RATES from our industry’s main lenders.

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by Joanne M. Stevens, CCIM

Joanne Stevens photo Fact: The number of Realtors has declined nationally by over 300,000 agents between 2008 and the present. Today's Realtors are actively looking for new avenues to generate commissions, gain market share, create a satisfied customer base, garner referrals and more. Now more than ever, the need for low cost affordable housing is at an all time high.

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by Bob Stovall

Bob Stovall photo The last Tuesday in April, I spent much of the day in my annual re-certification course for my Kentucky Manufactured Housing Installer Manager license. The re-certification course is required to renew the license. It is taking place at the offices of the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI) in Frankfort.

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by Scott Stroud

Scott Stroud photoFor 30 years Jerry Rouleau served the housing industry as a sales and marketing consultant, author and speaker, working with builders and housing producers across the country. On March 15, 2011, Jerry’s two-year battle with cancer ended.

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by Don Westphal

Extreme Makeover photo Last month I introduced this new series, which I call Extreme Makeover: Community Edition. It has nothing to do with the TV show, but the reality of transforming Ryder Park into the community it is today did, indeed, require an extreme makeover.

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by Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar photo Personal discipline, when it becomes a way of life in our personal, family, and career lives, will enable us to do some incredible things. One of my favorite sayings is, "When you discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them."

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by Mike Moore

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What if I told you most salespeople are infected with a ‘sales repellent virus’ and this 'virus' has been handed out, usually unknowingly, for free, for years, by their companies, sales managers and sales trainers? Even more importantly, when a salesperson is left alone, they catch this ‘sales repellent virus’ and even help spread it themselves.

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by Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter photoWant a quick way to destroy sales motivation and profit at the same time? Picture yourself as a sales manager who suddenly receives a phone call from a salesperson who is on the verge of selling a home. Here’s a sample of that typical conversation:

Salesperson: “We have to cut our price to make the sale. It’s just for this one sale. I won’t need to do it again.”

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Daily Business News Briefs

State Agency to Assist Low Income MH Residents

State Agency to Assist Low Income MH Residents

In Delaware, homeowners in need are going to get some help. The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) tells MHProNews that qualified homeowners in need of assistance to keep their homes livable can now apply for assistance from the new Statewide Emergency Repair Program. Governor John Carney and the Housing Authority made a formal joint...

30 Mar 2017

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Manufactured Home Commission Under Fire, After Fire

Manufactured Home Commission Under Fire, After Fire

A recent manufactured home fire in Urbana, Ohio, has officials across the state calling for bold action. Their target is the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission. According to the Dayton Daily News, fire officials across Ohio are backing a proposal by Governor John Kasich to abolish what they call an “industry-controlled agency that regulates m...

30 Mar 2017

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Modular Housing Serves as Affordable Housing Solution

Modular Housing Serves as Affordable Housing Solution

The trend of municipalities turning to manufactured and modular homes as a solution to housing shortages continues to grow. In the U.K., recently completed modular housing developments have been slated to serve first time homebuyers and workers in South London. According to 24 Housing, Vision Modular Systems, in partnership with construction firm...

29 Mar 2017

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Patrick Up, Manufactured Housing CV Rises, Broader Markets Mixed

Patrick Up, Manufactured Housing CV Rises, Broader Markets Mixed

Noteworthy headlines on – CNNMoney – Brexit triggered: 5 obstacles to amicable divorce. Well Fargo customers in $110M settlement. Napolitano returns to Fox, stands by false spying claim. Westinghouse Electric is filing for bankruptcy. Some bullets from Fox Business – Construction business defies California’s ban against border wall const...

29 Mar 2017

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City Makes Decision on Manufactured Home Zoning

City Makes Decision on Manufactured Home Zoning

In Queensbury, New York, manufactured housing has scored a victory. According to the Post Star, the town received word that a new state law will require it to allow the manufactured homes in residential districts. The law, which originally passed in 2015, allows for any single-family manufactured home that “appears similar to other homes” to [&#...

29 Mar 2017

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Potential Rent Control for Manufactured Home Communities

Potential Rent Control for Manufactured Home Communities

Officials in Corona, California, say that they may pursue voluntary rent control measures for manufactured home communities, in an effort to help low income and elderly residents who face rent hikes of up to 30 percent over the next two years. According to the Press Enterprise, the Corona City Council is expected to have a study […]...

29 Mar 2017

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Manufactured Home Community Veterans Honored

Manufactured Home Community Veterans Honored

In a North Fort Myers, Florida manufactured home community, some special residents were honored for their contribution. According to the News-Press, twelve World War II veterans, ages 87-94, were honored this past weekend at the Forest Park Mobile Home Park. 70 years removed from their time in service, veterans – members of the Navy, Army, [...

29 Mar 2017

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Mayor “Gung Ho” About 12,000 Home Modular Project

Mayor “Gung Ho” About 12,000 Home Modular Project

In a follow up to a story that Daily Business News originally covered here, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is “gung ho” about developers planning to build 12,000 modular homes, along with a factory to manufacture them, on the 430-acre site of the old U.S. Steel South Works plant in the city. According to the Chicago […]...

28 Mar 2017

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AMG Soars, Manufactured Housing CV Slips, Broader Markets Roar Back

AMG Soars, Manufactured Housing CV Slips, Broader Markets Roar Back

Noteworthy headlines on – CNNMoney – Dow jumps 151 points, breaks 8-day losing streak. Wells Fargo fails discriminatory and illegal practices test. O’Reilly apologizes for racially charged joke. Never ending success? Olive Garden sales boom. Some bullets from Fox Business – As sanctuary cities grow, public schools left holding the bag?...

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Town Decides on Manufactured Home Ordinance

Town Decides on Manufactured Home Ordinance

In a follow up to a story that the Daily Business News originally covered in February, the Iberia Parish, Louisiana Parish Council voted last week to adopt a new ordinance to regulate the development of manufactured home communities and subdivisions. This appears to be the end of the road for the development of new manufactured home […]...

28 Mar 2017

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Update: Manufactured Home Community Eviction

Update: Manufactured Home Community Eviction

In an update to a story the Daily Business News has covered over the last few months, residents at the East End Mobile Home Park in Manassas, Virginia, have been given a reprieve from eviction, which was due to take place at the end of the month. According to Inside Nova, families in the community […]...

28 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

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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

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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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