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Community Manager/Maintenance Manager Positions

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!

The Ideal Candidate:

* Manufactured home sales and finance experience preferred.

* Community management experience a plus.

* Enthusiastic team builder.
• Must have a strong desire to succeed and excellent work ethic.
• Prior experience involving sales management.
• Great negotiation and presentation skills.
• Outgoing personality and professional appearance.
• Steady work history, must be able to pass background check, drug screen, and possess valid driver's license.

We Offer:

* Competitive base salary.

* 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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Advertising Zone Manager

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Strong commissioned role with solid residual income. Experience in internet and telephone sales required. Industry experience a big plus. Experience in selling online services, or for magazine or a specialty publication preferred. Our readers and stats tell us that we are #1 in our field in size, quality and readership. Check us out by surfing this site and then Email resume, references with contacts and appropriate cover letter to me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it thank you.)


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Daily Business News Briefs

Stock Market closed in Honor of Independence Day

Stock Market closed in Honor of Independence Day

                    Happy Birthday America!!       (Photo credit: wikipedia commons) Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews....

03 Jul 2015

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Labor Shortage to Hinder Housing Growth?

Labor Shortage to Hinder Housing Growth?

While many housing numbers are showing sometimes staggered but overall general improvement, employment in the residential construction industry dropped by 6,100 jobs last month, the weakest numbers in five years. Residential specialty contractor jobs increased by 3,700 jobs, resulting in a net loss of 2,400 slots. The three-month moving average...

03 Jul 2015

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Robot Builds Brick House in Two Days – Will it Impact Manufactured Housing?

Robot Builds Brick House in Two Days – Will it Impact Manufactured Housing?

“People have been laying bricks for about 6,000 years, and ever since the industrial revolution, they have tried to automate the bricklaying process.” So says inventor Mark Pivac to PerthNow. DigitalTrends tells the MH Industry’s Daily Business News that a brick-laying robot has demonstrated how it can build a house in two days. FastBrick Rob...

03 Jul 2015

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Rentals Increasing for UMH; Date Set for Releasing Q2 2015 Results

Rentals Increasing for UMH; Date Set for Releasing Q2 2015 Results

With buyers experiencing difficulties finding financing to buy manufactured homes (MH), UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE:UMH) President and CEO Sam Landy says the company is doing well with rentals and expects occupancy rates to reach “high 90 percent,” according to reit. Noting that the company intends to add 500 rental units to its housing stock each [...

03 Jul 2015

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Skyline Outshines Dow and other Manufactured Housing Stocks

Skyline Outshines Dow and other Manufactured Housing Stocks

Chinese stocks fell again today in a highly volatile session. The Shanghai stock market closed down -3.5 percent, making losses since mid-June hitting 20 percent. Puerto Rico staved off deeper financial problems for the moment by paying off $1.9 billion in debt on Wed. Meanwhile, the Yahoo Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV) fell 0.96...

02 Jul 2015

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Redeveloping Land Lease Community Put on Hold Again

Redeveloping Land Lease Community Put on Hold Again

Updating a story MHProNews last posted June 16, 2015 regarding the repurposing of a manufactured home community (MHC) into a senior’s health care facility, thenownewspaper reports the Surrey (British Columbia, Canada) City Council has for the second time delayed approval of the project, this time in a 5-4 vote. With the lives of 100...

02 Jul 2015

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Attack on State Rep. Hastens Contract for Modular Housing

Attack on State Rep. Hastens Contract for Modular Housing

Following a story MHProNews last reported on June 23, 2015 regarding proposed container units modified into modular housing for homeless residents of Honolulu, Mayor Kirk Caldwell had refused to sign a budget because funding for the program was not provided. As staradvertiser reports, in the aftermath of the assault on state Rep. Tom Brower June...

02 Jul 2015

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Manufactured Housing on Table for UK Affordable Housing Confab

Manufactured Housing on Table for UK Affordable Housing Confab

The government in the United Kingdom continues to fall short of providing affordable housing because of its reliance on the private sector, according to worldcement/europe. Noting the need for 250,000 homes annually to tackle the spiraling home prices and the critical shortage of affordable housing, MHProNews understands the benefits of...

02 Jul 2015

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The Greenback Boogie – CFPB’s Manufactured Housing Appraisal Rule hits July…

The Greenback Boogie – CFPB’s Manufactured Housing Appraisal Rule hits July 18, 2015

“The manufactured housing industry’s professionals are racing to contort themselves into yet another new shape to fit their federal masters.” So sayeth a company official off-the-record to MHProNews, as the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) appraisal rules hits home on July 18th, 2015.  State associations and the...

02 Jul 2015

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Urban Land Institute Chooses Randall K. Rowe as Chairman

Urban Land Institute Chooses Randall K. Rowe as Chairman

Randall K. Rowe, Chairman of Green Courte Partners, LLC has been chosen to lead a global organization dedicated to creating communities that are livable, economically prosperous and environmentally sustainable. As Global Chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), an education and research non-profit founded in 1936, Rowe will have three primary...

01 Jul 2015

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Sylvia Silver, mother of Daily Business News writer Matthew Silver, dies at…

Sylvia Silver, mother of Daily Business News writer Matthew Silver, dies at 101

Indianapolis, IN – Legacy  says that Sylvia W. Silver passed away peacefully on June 27, 2015, at the Hooverwood Jewish Home, in Indianapolis, IN. She was 101. Sylvia was Born in Chicago, IL in 1913, to Austrian immigrants Herman and Rose Werner. Sylvia later married Leo Silver, and moved with him to Knoxville, TN. There […]...

01 Jul 2015

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Featured Articles and Reports - July 2015 Vol. 6 No. 10

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Tips for Hiring the Right Contractor for Your Community

Tips for Hiring the Right Contractor for Your Community

by Kathleen M. Bianculli, CIC Do the steps in your community resemble this photo? NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Terminology 101 - Transgender - Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Fair…

Terminology 101 - Transgender - Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Fair Housing Law

by Nadeen Green, JD Today there is heightened awareness in our country of issues related to gender identity and gender expression. NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Appraisal Rule, Effective July 18,…

New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Appraisal Rule, Effective July 18, 2015

21st Mortgage Corporation Update Report Hopefully all of our retailers have been able to attend one or more of the many trade association seminars and everyone is familiar with the appraisal... NSP_READMORE

FINANCING

Triad Financial Services position regarding 7-18-15 implementation of new '…

Triad Financial Services position regarding 7-18-15 implementation of new 'appraisal' rules

by Don Sharp With the above referenced subject being a very hot topic within each Conference/Convention/Annual Meeting this summer, I feel compelled to enlighten all as to my company's position on... NSP_READMORE

FINANCING

About Appraisals on FHA and VA Land Home Manufactured Housing Loans

About Appraisals on FHA and VA Land Home Manufactured Housing Loans

by Cody Pierce Editor's note: the following below is the verbatim response from the President of Cascade Financial Services to a question from MHProNews to his firm about reports that 1... NSP_READMORE

FINANCING

Lobbying Your Congressman and Senator

Lobbying Your Congressman and Senator

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach Let's set aside party distinctions for the next few minutes. Sure they can matter, but as one association leader said, Manufactured Housing – affordable housing –... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Staggering Along

Staggering Along

by Bob Vahsholtz Four or five decades ago if someone had been so morose as to forecast a string of years for the MH industry in which unit sales never exceeded... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Can Your Manufactured Home Business Be Trusted?

Can Your Manufactured Home Business Be Trusted?

by Wayne Coakley When people do a search for your manufactured home business, what are they seeing about you? NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Video - Sam Landy on the value of Trade Shows for UMH Properties Team Membe…

Video - Sam Landy on the value of Trade Shows for UMH Properties Team Members

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach Sometimes, less is more. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Ron Thomas, Sr. – to President Barack Obama, on Selling over 500,000 new MH…

Ron Thomas, Sr. – to President Barack Obama, on Selling over 500,000 new MHs, Financing and the Greatest Event on the Manufactured Housing Calendar

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach Over the years we have done written and video interviews. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Wally Comer - President of Adventure Homes - On the Manufactured Housing In…

Wally Comer - President of Adventure Homes - On the Manufactured Housing Industry's Evolution,  The Louisville Show and how its different than 20 Years Ago

by L .A. 'Tony' Kovach “It's an innovative, creative growth oriented” industry now. Who says? High-flying Adventure Homes President Wally Comer. NSP_READMORE

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The Manufactured Home TV-Video Channel – Pathway to Progress and Profits

The Manufactured Home TV-Video Channel – Pathway to Progress and Profits

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach As we did last month with the Scott Roberts video interview, this is a place holder for added content that will be found here on the... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

The Manufactured Housing Industry Needs to Embrace the Tiny House Movement

The Manufactured Housing Industry Needs to Embrace the Tiny House Movement

by Ross Kinzler If hindsight is always 20/20, that doesn’t mean it takes 20/20 eyesight to see what’s right in front of us. Across America, the tiny house movement is picking... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Patience

Patience

by Tim Connor, CSP One of the major contributors to stress and therefore illness and even death is the lack of patience. NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

ZigOn Doing Well

ZigOn Doing Well

by Zig Ziglar I was in Sacramento, CA, and had an hour's delay before my flight left. I walked over to the yogurt shop and ordered my favorite concoction, a mixture... NSP_READMORE

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RV/MH Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Dinner…

RV/MH Hall of Fame 2015 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 2015 are running ahead of last year's reservations.  Wasson said, "As of early June 15th more than 153 friends and family of the inductees have registered which is ahead of last year's record pace of registrations." In addition to these reservations, Golf committee chairman Trey Miller is signing up foursomes for the 2015 RV/MH Hall of Fame Golf Classic.  So far 11 companies and individuals have signed on as sponsors for the dinner and golf, according to Darryl Searer, president, RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall). This year's RV/MH Hall of Fame's annual Induction Dinner will be held on August 3, 2015, at the Hall of Fame's Event Center...

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RV/MH Museum Unveils Historic Shasta Exh…

RV/MH Museum Unveils Historic Shasta Exhibit

ELKHART, Ind. -- The RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum's newest exhibit features a retrospective on the evolution of the iconic Shasta brand of travel trailers, according to Darryl Searer, president, RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall).  The display includes a 1954 Shasta that's been in the museum's inventory for years and a 2015 reissue of a 1961 Shasta Airflyte 16sc, courtesy of Mick Ferkey, owner of Greeneway RV, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, and a member of the RV/MH Hall of Fame board of directors. While the reissue of a 1961 Shasta Airflyte 16sc has the look and style of the 1960s model, it is fully equipped with modern features and appliances, including a full bath. Searer noted, "Shasta has a rich heritage and is the industry's longest producer of RVs.  The brand has been...

the MHMSM Team 19 May 2015 Corporate Press Releases

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Dodd-Frank and Manufactured Home Financi…

Dodd-Frank and Manufactured Home Financing: The Place Where Good Intentions and Unintended Consequences Collide

"The path to home ownership lay before him, smooth and attainable as never before. All Eric Powell had to do was secure a small loan. He had a steady job, a decent credit score and a wife who happened to work for a bank: What could possibly go wrong?" WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will take up a measure that may determine whether millions of low- to moderate-income consumers will be able to buy or sell modestly priced homes. The Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act (HR 650 and S 682) addresses the unintended consequences of the Dodd-Frank Act, passed to protect consumers in the wake of the subprime mortgage crisis. According to former Congressman Barney Frank, the act's co-sponsor, Dodd-Frank was never intended to apply to manufactured housing. Yet the...

the MHMSM Team 19 May 2015 Corporate Press Releases

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10,000th home made secure and affordable…

10,000th home made secure and affordable through resident ownership movement

For Immediate Release May 1, 2015 Contact: Paul Bradley, President, ROC USA, LLC (603) 848-3254 CONCORD, N.H. — In less than seven years, ROC USA® has built on a proven strategy of resident ownership in New Hampshire manufactured home communities and scaled it across the country, transforming communities and building a network of 10,000 secure and affordable homes with partners in 14 states. ROC USA is a nonprofit social venture dedicated to making quality resident ownership of manufactured home communities (aka “mobile home parks”) possible nationwide. It works to provide democratic homeowner organizations with the opportunity, training and financing to purchase and manage their communities. Founding President Paul Bradley said ROC USA strengthens the local ownership of communities with the scaled resources and efficiencies of a national organization, coupled with the regional support of a...

the MHMSM Team 04 May 2015 Corporate Press Releases

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RV/MH Heritage Foundation Acquires Manuf…

RV/MH Heritage Foundation Acquires Manufactured Home on Display at the RV/MH Museum

ELKHART, Ind., - Thanks to several generous donations, the manufactured home on display at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Indiana, is now owned by the RV/MH Heritage Foundation (Foundation), according to Foundation President Darryl Searer.  The home was originally erected and donated by Fairmont Homes for a period of one year for the purpose of showing visitors to the museum the evolution of mobile homes of the early to mid-20th century to today's modern affordable manufactured homes.  Since it was opened to the public in late 2013 it has been toured by thousands of visitors to the museum. As the clock was counting down to the end of the year when the home would have been removed by Fairmont Homes, Jim Shea, president of Fairmont Homes, offered to let the Foundation acquire...

Soheyla Kovach 01 Mar 2015 Corporate Press Releases

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FREE Educational Seminars Are Scheduled …

FREE Educational Seminars Are Scheduled for the  2015 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show!

These seminars were a major HIT at the 2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show. MHPros from Coast to Coast and Canada came... ...they praised the practical information for their businesses. We expanded seminar room space 30%, and still filled it! Come see why... Wednesday March 25th, 2015 Wednesday 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM. Lisa Tyler from Walden University and other MH Experts will be speaking on reasons why Realtors ®, investors, MH veterans and other housing professionals should be joining the ranks of profitably advancing America's most affordable new home construction. Opportunities in Modern MH. This will be a fast paced panel presentation, with Q&A planned. Wednesday 10 AM – 11 AM. Super-Charged Marketing! Dominate your area with savvy Marketing! Learn how to sell more homes and how MHCs can fill more vacant sites. Attract more customers with cash and good credit....

the MHMSM Team 25 Jan 2015 Corporate Press Releases

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