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We are currently looking for go-getter individuals and couples to manage and maintain our 4 star, family owned and operated, communities located in the major metro Chicago and St. Louis areas.  You must be looking for stable, long term employment. This position will include a base salary, housing allowance, aggressive commission structure and a pension/401K program; NO medical benefits are provided. Relocation may be required.  Applicant(s) must have property management, sales/leasing and basic property maintenance experience.  Home remodeling skills are a plus! E-mail Resume to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


umh-properties-logo-posted-on-mhpronews-comOpportunity – General Sales Manager for a new regional manufactured home sales center located in Belle Vernon, P.A. 

Looking for someone who is looking for a GREAT career move! We are looking for an outgoing, high energy, task-oriented candidate that can run this office and build a sales team.


If you are experienced with a proven track record, superior people skills, have a highly motivated and energetic personality, and are seeking a career with a rapidly growing publicly-traded company, we look forward to meeting you!

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* Manufactured home sales and finance experience preferred.

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* Generous commission structure and incentives.

* 401K after one year.

Please email your resume in response to this ad. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Daily Business News Briefs

Drew Drops, Cavco Climbs; Dow, Nasdaq and S&P Slip Again

Drew Drops, Cavco Climbs; Dow, Nasdaq and S&P Slip Again

Although the stock market endured one of its most grueling weeks in several years, some analysts say the Dow Jones Industrial Average is overdue for a correction and it will bounce back like it always has. In today’s trading the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -69.63 points, -0.42 percent, to end the day at 16,493.37, […]...

01 Aug 2014

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Cavco Reports Revenues Rise for Quarter

Cavco Reports Revenues Rise for Quarter

In reporting financial results for the first quarter ending June 28, 2014 of its fiscal year 2015, Cavco Industries, Inc. (CVCO) says net revenue for Q1 rose 3.9 percent, from $134.0 million year-over-year to $139.2 million this year. Net income for fiscal year 2015 Q1 was $5.8 million, up from $3.9 million for the same […]...

01 Aug 2014

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Community Managers Accused of taking Residents’ Property

Community Managers Accused of taking Residents’ Property

Chicago-based Zeman Homes acquired the former Touhy Mobile Home Park in Des Plaines, Ill. and renamed it Blackhawk Estates, as MHProNews reported Jan 15, 2013. Following a story we posted July 23, 2014 regarding allegations that Zeman Homes managers are fining residents for leaving items outside, at a meeting with fair housing advocates and State...

01 Aug 2014

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UMH Opens Regional Manufactured Housing Sales Center

UMH Opens Regional Manufactured Housing Sales Center

UMH Properties, Inc. has announced the opening of a new Regional Manufactured Home Sales Center located in Belle Vernon, PA. The center is adjacent to Port Royal Village, one of the public traded company’s many communities. Bob VanSchuyver Jr., Assistant V.P. Sales for UMH Properties, Inc., said: “ The premier sales center features 6 fully [...

01 Aug 2014

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HUD Adopts Architectural Assoc. Standard for MH Glass

HUD Adopts Architectural Assoc. Standard for MH Glass

The Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) has endorsed the current standards for glass windows and doors in manufactured housing as recommended by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), according to thomasnet.com. Says Rich Rinka of AAMA: “This is a major victory. Without MHCC’s blessing, there would be no c...

01 Aug 2014

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Town Council may Vote to Close MHC Immediately

Town Council may Vote to Close MHC Immediately

The 32 residents of M & W Mobile Home Park in Alta Vista, West Virginia may have to vacate the community if the town council upholds its ruling to deny renewal of the permit to operate. Neither the community owner nor the residents were aware the council was holding a meeting concerning the future of […]...

01 Aug 2014

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Shoreline Modular Home set on Ten-Foot Pilings

Shoreline Modular Home set on Ten-Foot Pilings

Following damage from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Peter and Lorraine Grader decided to replace their 74 year-old house in Groton, Connecticut with a modular home set on 10-foot pilings, out of the flood zone and constructed to better withstand severe storms. According to theday.com, the four modules that comprise...

01 Aug 2014

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Homeownership Rate Continues its Decline

Homeownership Rate Continues its Decline

According to kansas.com, the U. S. Census Bureau reports the overall homeownership rate dropped to 64.7 percent in Q2 of 2014 from 66.9 percent in the same quarter five years ago. For those under 35, the Millennial generation, homeownership has dropped from 39 percent in the second quarter of 2010 to 35.9 percent for Q2 […]...

31 Jul 2014

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Lippert Inks Contract for School Bus Windows

Lippert Inks Contract for School Bus Windows

Elkhart, Indiana-based Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) has signed a multi-year contract to supply custom school bus windows to Blue Bird Corporation, a long-time manufacturer of school buses, according to stonline.com. Phil Horlock, President and CEO of Blue Bird, says, “Through significant collaboration, we’ve developed a best-in-class window com...

31 Jul 2014

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Bank of America Paying for Countrywide’s Mortgage Fraud

Bank of America Paying for Countrywide’s Mortgage Fraud

The Bank of America (BAC) has been ordered to pay nearly $1.3 billion for mortgage fraud committed by Countrywide before B of A bought out the mortgage broker during the financial crisis. The loans were initially made through a lending program called the “High Speed Swim Lane,” involving little or no income verification, and Countrywide […]...

31 Jul 2014

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Nobility Shines, AMG and Cavco Fall; Dow Drops over 300 Points

Nobility Shines, AMG and Cavco Fall; Dow Drops over 300 Points

In the worst trading day in three months on the stock market, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted -304 points, -1.80 percent, to end the day at 16,576.36, while the Nasdaq dropped -93.13 points, -2.09 percent, to close at 4,369.77. Similarly, the S&P 500 fell -38.41 points, -1.95 percent, to end at 1,931.66 as CNNMoney […]...

31 Jul 2014

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Featured Articles and Reports - August 2014 Vol. 5 No. 11

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Enhanced Manufactured and Modular Home Marketing and Sales Results

Enhanced Manufactured and Modular Home Marketing and Sales Results

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach American companies spend 2 billion a year on training. So why don't more manufactured and modular home (MH) retailers and communities invest properly in sales training? Read more

MARKETING

Bacon is so popular!

Bacon is so popular!

by Nadeen Green, JD Yes, indeed bacon is popular. An entire culture has been developed around this pork product in America, and once limited to breakfast and cheeseburgers, bacon has now... Read more

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Architects Have a Duty of Care to Future Buyers of Condominiums for Neglig…

Architects Have a Duty of Care to Future Buyers of  Condominiums for Negligent Design

by Bill Dahlin, Esq. On July 3, 2014, the California Supreme Court decided the case entitled Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Read more

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

A New Strategy for Community Owners

A New Strategy for Community Owners

by Steven Lefler Our society has labeled housing for as long as I can remember. I grew up believing “Site Built Homes” typically register in people minds to be “better built,”... Read more

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

The Impact of a 1.3 Billion Dollar Manufactured Home Communities Acquisitio…

The Impact of a 1.3 Billion Dollar Manufactured Home Communities Acquisition

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach We've been reporting off and on for the past few months about rumors and tips that suggested that a deal in the $500 million to the... Read more

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

July, 1960 Popular Mechanics highlights Evolution of the Travel Trailer

July, 1960 Popular Mechanics highlights Evolution of the Travel Trailer

By Paul Bradley In a 1960 article titled, “Trailers Join the Country Club,” Popular Mechanics described the evolution of the travel trailer this way: “All this started years ago when people with... Read more

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

CFPB Proposes New HMDA Requirements: Changes Exemption Threshold and Incre…

CFPB Proposes New HMDA Requirements:  Changes Exemption Threshold and Increases Required Disclosures

by D. J. Pendleton, JD On July 24, the CFPB published a proposed rule that, if later adopted, would change the reporting requirements for those who provide loans to purchase homes. Read more

FINANCING

The Lessons of Valdez - Some things are out of Whack!

The Lessons of Valdez - Some things are out of Whack!

by Ron Thomas, Sr. Let me start this topic with a strong statement. Although I am not what some might call an “environmentalist,” I do appreciate all of the efforts that... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

2015 Louisville and Tunica Manufactured Housing Trade Show Updates

2015 Louisville and Tunica Manufactured Housing Trade Show Updates

by Dennis Hill We keep getting calls from industry professionals and others regarding the Louisville and Tunica Manufactured Housing Shows for 2015. Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

An Opportune Moment

An Opportune Moment

by Bob Vahsholtz The road ahead is hard—the opportunities boundless. The whole housing industry is on the rocks, and the nation’s economy festers. The world is mired in debt; our most... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

A Cup of Coffee with… Tim Connor

A Cup of Coffee with… Tim Connor

1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title at organization or firm and where you are based.) Tim ConnorCEO of Connor Resource GroupDavidson, NC. Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

A Second Cup of Coffee with...Bill Matchneer

A Second Cup of Coffee with...Bill Matchneer

1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, what you've done in the federal government as it relates to manufactured housing and where you currently hang your hat). Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

A Cup of Coffee with… Paul Bradley

A Cup of Coffee with… Paul Bradley

1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title at organization or firm and where you are based.) Paul Bradley, President, ROC USA, LLC, Concord, NH. Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Tech Talk! Don't You Hate - Viagra, Cialis or Zyrtec links - appearing on y…

Tech Talk! Don't You Hate - Viagra, Cialis or Zyrtec links - appearing on your  web browser or smart hand-held device? A Tech Fix Tip!

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach It is often NOT what you think! Not many self-respecting webmaster wants to plug certain drugs or other products on their website. Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Wind Speed and Add-Ons to Manufactured Housing – Response to the NBC News …

Wind Speed and Add-Ons to Manufactured Housing  – Response to the NBC News Today Show report of testing by IBHS

by Ron D'Ambra After reviewing the NBC Today presentation, one could conclude that without question, of  course the roof would blow off when the carport roof failed, because they compromised the... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Strategic planning vs. strategic doing

Strategic planning vs. strategic doing

by Tim Connor, CSP Strategic planning is a vital management function. Over the years I have worked with a number of corporations facilitating their strategic planning events as well as following... Read more

MANAGEMENT

ZigOn Employment Security

ZigOn Employment Security

by Zig Ziglar We frequently hear that "people refuse to change because change is stressful." I would like to suggest that not to change is even more stressful because the world... Read more

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

Who is your competition?

Who is your competition?

by Tim Connor, CSP There is a tendency for many salespeople to see their competition as only those businesses selling a similar product, service or idea. In other words, salespeople selling... Read more

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Steve Lefler - Modular Lifestyles and Ne…

Steve Lefler - Modular Lifestyles and Newport Pacific – Successfully Gaining Acceptance for Super Energy Saving, Green Manufactured Homes

Learn more at the article linked here, or by calling Steve Lefler, Vice President of Modular Lifestyles, Inc., a division of Newport Pacific Family of Companies at Ph. (888) 437-4587. Email steve@modularlifestyles.com. Steve is a Dual DRE and HCD Salesperson. Advanced Green Building Professional. CEC Solar Wind Retailer/Installer. http://www.modularlifestyles.com ##

the MHMSM Team 01 Aug 2014 Corporate Press Releases

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Sun Communities, Inc. to Acquire America…

Sun Communities, Inc. to Acquire American Land Lease Manufactured Housing Portfolio from Green Courte Partners for $1.32 Billion

Increases Sun Communities' portfolio to 245 communities totaling nearly 90,000 sites in 29 states with a combined enterprise value of approximately $5.1 billion Southfield, MI, July 30, 2014 - Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE: SUI) (the "Company") today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a portfolio (the "ALL portfolio") from Green Courte Partners, LLC ("GCP") sponsored funds. The ALL portfolio consists of 59 manufactured home communities, including those acquired from American Land Lease, Inc. by GCP in 2009. The communities comprise over 19,000 sites in eleven states, including nearly 11,000 sites located in Florida. Over 14,000 sites, or 73%, of the ALL portfolio are age-restricted.  In connection with this transaction, the Company will assume GCP's right to acquire an additional manufactured home community pursuant to a binding purchase...

the MHMSM Team 31 Jul 2014 Corporate Press Releases

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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

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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

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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

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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

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