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October 2010 Vol. 2 No. 1

by Greg McClanahan

Greg McClanahan photoI recently had a disheartening experience with a customer that you have likely experienced at one time or another yourself. Someone you have gone the extra mile for, exceeded the scope of work that was agreed upon in your contract, and made every effort to make their project run smoothly and successfully. Then, something that wasn’t even under your area of responsibility occurs on the job site and all of your effort is overshadowed by this event and they take it out on you.

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by Joe Adams

Joe Adams photoThe host couple marketing program encourages cheerful residents to meet visiting prospects and to share personal observations relating to the life-style in their community. By volunteering to be host couples, satisfied residents can help their community's sales people sell houses. Host couples represent walking, talking testimonials and can promote the benefits of living in your development.

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by George Allen

George F. Allen photoIt’s taken a decade for annual shipment totals to plummet from 372,843 new manufactured homes in 1998 to only 49,789 new homes during 2009. Here’s what must be done, in the immediate future, for shipments to rebound at all.

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by Michael F.B. Barnabas

For decades, I've watched the ups and downs of this industry from within. Let me outline solutions and the road to long term prosperity.

1. Everything should revolve around the final end user, the home owner or resident of a manufactured home.

2. All the parties involved – manufacturing, retail, community, developer, transport, installation, finance and insurance – must keep that end user, our Industry's Customer, at the top of our minds.

3. The convenience and satisfaction of the customer is the key to long-term industry health.

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by Rachael Biermann

Rachael Biermann photoSearch engine optimization has become an essential component in getting traffic to your website.

Put simply, search engine optimization is the process of improving a website's visibility in the search engines' search results. The many variables of search engine optimization often confuse and intimidate people. However, implementing these three easy tips is a great way to start seeing improvement in your website rankings!

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by Chad Carr

Chad Carr photoIt has been well over a decade since the Internet bubble burst and almost two decades since we were first told that there was going to be "a new medium that would change the way we do business, the way we learn and the way we interact."

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by Tim Connor

Tim Connor photoLast month we discussed the prospecting technique of cold calling. Although this sales skill is necessary to develop and to know when and how to use it as a part of your overall prospecting approach, it's success can be a long and hard journey that most salespeople tire of taking before they have a chance to develop an effective strategy that works and is productive.

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by Tim Connor

Tim Connor photoCan a personal coach accelerate your career progress? Everyone who has ever achieved greatness had help - outside and non-partial guidance - to help them break through barriers, resistance and factors in their history that could be sabotaging their future success and see opportunities with a clear vision, courage and passion.

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by Suzanne Felber, Lifestylist ®

Suzanne Felbr photoThe biggest "buzz" in the industry right now seems to be about how we can underwrite an image campaign that will explain to consumers why manufactured housing is the right choice for them. It's an idea that has been proposed for years, but instead of waiting for a national campaign, why not do a grassroots campaign at your retail center, community or manufacturing facility to get things started? What you do and promote at a local level can only help your business directly, and the industry indirectly. Here are some easy (and inexpensive) ways to get things started immediately.

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by Catherine Frenzel

Catherine Frenzel photoMHMHM.com is not just an ezine. It is a multi-faceted platform dedicated to the Manufactured Housing Industry, to YOU in whatever way to participate in or relate to the Industry. In this month's Feature Articles, IT Production Manager Bob Stovall takes a look back to see how far we've come in a year and Publisher/Marketing Director L.A. 'Tony' Kovach looks ahead at how we may serve you even better in the year to come. I will take a look around to acquaint you with aspects of MHMSM.com that perhaps you may not know exist.

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by Nadeen Green

Nadeen Green photoYears ago I wrote a fair housing article titled "It's Not Over Until the Fat Lady Sings," which talked about some of the burdens that can be placed on those who have elected to settle a fair housing case that was filed against them based on allegations that a community's day-to-day operations were not lawful. I explained that even after the settlement check has been cashed by the complainant or plaintiff, the matter is likely not over,

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by Nadeen Green

Nadeen Green photo…is a valuable part of the business life," according to British author Samuel Johnson. To provide reasonable accommodation for those with disabilities is a required part of a housing provider's life, according to the Fair Housing Amendments Act.

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by Jamie Hammons

Jamie Hammons photoI just re-read the Time magazine article from September 6, 2010 on "Rethinking Homeownership." Not along the lines that the writer proposes, but isn't that what we (the MH industry) need people to do? The cover of the magazine says, "Rethinking Homeownership," but the actual title of the article is, "The Case Against Homeownership." Big difference! Nowhere in the article does the author factor in MH as part of the housing equation. I thought it would be fun to examine some of the points made and questions raised with a manufactured home frame of mind.

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by Mike Hourigan

Mike HouriganOn my morning walk, I passed a vehicle from my local electric utility. As I approached, I was impressed because the car had been washed when most of the cars on the road were covered with the dirt and mud from three days of rain. I pointed this out to my walking partner as we approached the car. As we came parallel with the car, he pointed out a crooked bumper sticker that was slapped on the side of the door.

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by Chrissy Jackson

Chrissy Jackson photo Water lines are commonly another major source of attention during an overall upgrade of a community. As they age, they begin to deteriorate and the shifting of the ground only helps cause more problems. Because the availability of water is something residents take for granted and have come to rely on you to provide on a constant basis, interruption of their water supply is more than just a little inconvenience. It requires more than just a notice saying you are shutting off the water for a certain length of time. It requires something like the following letter.

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by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach

L.A. 'Tony' Kovach photoThis becomes our First Anniversary issue of www.MHMarketingSalesManagement.com or www.MHMSM.com for short. Bob, our IT Manager, has recapped what has transpired plus other insights; Catherine, our associate editor, shares what we have that you may not yet realize; now let me give a few looks ahead at what we plan to do and what that means for YOU.

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by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach

L.A. 'Tony' Kovach photoAmong the many highlights of this year's 74th Annual meeting of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) in Denver, C) Sept 24-26th was the presentation of the annual awards. With close to 100 people signed up and/or in attendance for the meetings, this aspect of the meeting was a celebration of the good efforts on the part of these award winners and officers that can serve to inspire others.

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by Steven Lefler

Steven Lefler photoModular Lifestyles, Inc., based in Irvine and Roseville, CA, has been on a quest: To produce factory built homes that are highly energy efficient with the use of green generation technologies, yet built in such a way that these same technologies may be easily added in the future by the homeowner themselves. We have demonstrated these kinds of homes at a "Green Expo" in Sacramento for government officials to come and see.

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by Mike Moore

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We are now experiencing a "new economy" that requires new intentions if businesses are to grow and prosper. Peter Drucker said, "The purpose of business is to make a customer." Over the past few decades, businesses lost sight of, or never had this intention. Instead, they focused on making sales…new sales, new subscribers that generated immediate revenue and started a cycle that required more new sales.

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by George Porter

George Porter photoThis is the season for regional manufactured housing shows, and I attend most of them on behalf of manufacturers. I was talking to a retail dealer who made the comment that the shows are not as crowded as they used to be. He was concerned that the industry was about to take a turn down again.

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by Kenneth Rishel

There is some discussion underway that land lease communities may have a fatal disease much like cancer. Like cancer, it is hard to pinpoint, hard to accept, and hard to treat. If it is true, however, those of us concerned with the health of land lease communities need to be aware and proactive in curing the problem.

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by Ross Kinzler

Ross Kinzler photoFor more than a decade, industry shipments of HUD Code homes have declined. A shorter, but just as severe decline has occurred in modular home shipments. Many in the industry have hoped that an uptick would be just around the corner. Sorry, but it is not coming without intervention.

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by Bob Stovall

Bob Stovall photoA little over a year ago, Editor Tony Kovach approached me with the idea of starting an online e-zine for the Manufactured Housing Industry. We had worked on some smaller projects before and they had gone exceptionally well, and I had positive day-to-day experience with the Industry for several years, so I said yes.

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by John Underwood

John Underwood photoOne of the popular topics of discussion that seems to come up all too frequently among retail builders is the impact of the economy, the limited number of lenders and the shortage of available land for factory built housing. We seem to often ponder whether or not we as an industry have hit bottom and are on a rebound. Many retailers are still waiting for the market "to come back" and the opportunity to return to business as usual.

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by Heather Vela

Heather Vela photoOrganization can be the key that will make or break a company. Finding the organizational system that works the best can certainly be a challenge. I'll show you one system that can easily and effectively be integrated into the Manufactured Housing industry.

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By Don Westphal

Don Westphal photoFor the next few months my columns will outline several options for community upgrades; let's get started.

Trailers, Mobile Homes, And Manufactured Homes

The history of manufactured homes and their location in trailer parks, mobile home parks and manufactured home communities plays an undeniable role in the public acceptance of the product today.

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by Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar photoIn the last issue, we explored the benefits of greeting people with an enthusiastic "Good Morning!" even when it's 8:00 p.m. The reason is simple: The best way for me to feel upbeat and optimistic is for me to make an effort to make others feel upbeat and optimistic. Admittedly, on rare occasions,

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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?...

28 Mar 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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MHARR Appeals to HUD Secretary - Dr. Ben…

MHARR Appeals to HUD Secretary - Dr. Ben Carson - Allow Private Sector to Boost Homeownership, Save Taxpayers, by Enforcing Federal Law

“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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Tawas River MH/RV Park | 165 Sites MH/RV | Tawas City, Michigan

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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...

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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...

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