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The board of directors at UMH Properties Inc., a New Jersey-based firm that owns and operates 28 manufactured home communities, has declared a cash payout of $0.18 per share for the latest quarter. The dividend is payable on Dec. 15, 2009, to shareholders of record as of Nov. 16, 2009. UMH -- whose properties are located in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Tennessee as well as in its home state -- has an annual dividend rate of $0.72 per share.

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From "UMH Properties, Inc. Declares Dividend" Reuters (10/06/09)

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The “Preeminent” Manufactured Housing Industry Professionals News Source

The “Preeminent” Manufactured Housing Industry Professionals News Source

For-the-record comments and ‘quotable-quotes’ continue to be sent to MHProNews in anticipation of the 5th Anniversary celebration in October. Here is a sneak peak at one of the growing number of kind comments already in hand. “Over the past 5 years, MHProNews and its family of websites has grown to become the preeminent online...

23 Sep 2014

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Centerline Capital’s new name is Hunt Mortgage Group

Centerline Capital’s new name is Hunt Mortgage Group

The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) reports Centerline Capital Group has changed its name to Hunt Mortgage Group after being acquired by Hunt Companies, Inc. Hunt provides financing for manufactured housing, student housing, co-ops and affordable rental homes. Woody Hunt, Hunt Cos. Chairman and CEO, said, “The acquisition of Centerline was e...

23 Sep 2014

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Skyline Regains Lost Ground; Dow Falls over 100 Points again

Skyline Regains Lost Ground; Dow Falls over 100 Points again

For the second day in a row the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 100 points, falling -116.81 points in today’s trading, -0.68 percent, ending the day at 17,055.87. The Nasdaq slipped -0.42 percent, -19.00 points, to end the day at 4,508.69, while the S&P 500 also fell to mark the end of the day, -0.58 […]...

23 Sep 2014

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Origen Financial is Leaving the Building

Origen Financial is Leaving the Building

Real estate investment trust (REIT) Origen Financial, Inc. of Southfield, Michigan, which manages interests in securitized loan portfolios backed by manufactured housing, will dissolve and liquidate after selling it assets to an affiliate of GoldenTree Asset Management LP for $47 million, according to the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)....

23 Sep 2014

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Multifamily Conference to Attract 2,000 Professionals

Multifamily Conference to Attract 2,000 Professionals

The RealShare Conference Series is sponsoring a RealShare Apartments conference of 2,000 multifamily professionals in Los Angeles, October 15-16, 2014, according to globest.com. The following presenters at the conference represent companies that have all been involved in the manufactured housing industry: John Sebree, Vice president of Marcus...

23 Sep 2014

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Realtor Adds Manufactured Home Specialist to Staff

Realtor Adds Manufactured Home Specialist to Staff

Heiden Homes Realty has added Kathy Tompkins as a realtor to the staff in Grand Junction, Colorado, according to gjsentinel.com. Tompkins owns Manufactured Home Parts, established in 2000, and as an unlimited general contractor, specializes in manufactured home sales and construction at Royal T’s Construction, LLC. The company also remodels,...

23 Sep 2014

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Mortgage Origination Closings Rise

Mortgage Origination Closings Rise

The closing rate for mortgage originations hit a three-year high in August, according to Ellie Mae, which calculated an overall closing rate of 61.1 percent, almost four percentage points higher than July. Ellie Mae’s President Jonathan Corr noted lenders are working hard to maintain leads, as nationalmortgagenews.com reports. The monthly...

23 Sep 2014

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Existing Home Sales Slip in August

Existing Home Sales Slip in August

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) informs MHProNews that sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent across the country as investors continue to leave the market, making more homes available for individuals to finance. The South and the West, the two largest markets, both saw declines, offsetting the gains in the Midwest and Northeast,...

23 Sep 2014

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HUD Head Castro Supports Johnson-Crapo Reform Bill

HUD Head Castro Supports Johnson-Crapo Reform Bill

The new head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, in his first major policy speech, said lending standards have become too tight and policymakers need to find ways to expand the housing market. Speaking at a housing summit sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center, the former mayor of San Antonio supports […]...

22 Sep 2014

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Dow Drops 100 Points; Tracked Stocks all Fall or Remain Unchanged

Dow Drops 100 Points; Tracked Stocks all Fall or Remain Unchanged

While protesters marched in the financial district of Wall Street protesting the role of big business in climate change, all three major indexes slipped. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost -107.05 points, -0.62 percent, ending the day at 17,172.68. The Nasdaq slipped -1.14 percent, -52.10 points, to end the day at 4,527.69, while the S&P...

22 Sep 2014

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Cash Gifts Supporting Millennials in Home buying

Cash Gifts Supporting Millennials in Home buying

According to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 27 percent of those purchasing a home for the first time last year received a cash gift from relatives—such as the Bank of Mom & Dad– or friends, an increase from 24 percent in 2012. Meanwhile, rising stock and property values allow their baby boomer […]...

22 Sep 2014

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Featured Articles and Reports - September 2014 Vol. 5 No. 12

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UnBranding - a Key to Unlocking the Door to more MH Sales?

UnBranding - a Key to Unlocking the Door to more MH Sales?

by L.A. "Tony" Kovach Years before Palm Harbor Homes went into bankruptcy and eventually ended up with Cavco Industries, Palm Harbor ran TV ads showing beautiful, “residential style” manufactured homes. Read more

MARKETING

“Should We Be a More Aggressive Breed?”

“Should We Be a More Aggressive Breed?”

by Nadeen Green, JD Many if not most manufactured housing folks truly make the effort to be compliant with the Fair Housing Act and are well aware of the need to... Read more

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Earthquakes & Other Disasters: Are you Prepared?

Earthquakes & Other Disasters: Are you Prepared?

by C. William Dahlin, JD  As reported by major media outlets, a 6.0 earthquake hit Northern California  in late August on a Sunday. Read more

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Pool and Spa Safety

Pool and Spa Safety

by Kathleen Bianculli While the end of summer is drawing near and pools in some areas will be closed for the season, in many areas of the country the pool never... Read more

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

“How Sweet the Rose” - Senior Housing Communities - Advertising Do's and Do…

“How Sweet the Rose” - Senior Housing Communities - Advertising Do's and Don'ts

by Nadeen Green, JD While a rose may smell sweet no matter what it may be called, names are in fact labels. Using the wrong label when you market your senior... Read more

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

A Breakthrough in Manufactured Home Loan Financing! Discover the One Step P…

A Breakthrough in Manufactured Home Loan Financing! Discover the One Step Program!

by Jerry Bretton In our previous report on SUN, we mentioned that Mountainside Financial has been making loans on manufactured and mobile homes for 14 years. Read more

FINANCING

Are HUD Practices Making Manufactured Homes Less Affordable?

Are HUD Practices Making Manufactured Homes Less Affordable?

by Ron D'Ambra Let's start by saying that, from a business perspective, MORE government involvement is not always viewed as a good thing. Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

3rd Annual Open Space Pace - September 20th, 2014 – Freehold New Jersey

3rd Annual Open Space Pace - September 20th, 2014 – Freehold New Jersey

by Sam Landy Dear Friends, UMH Properties and Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (MNR) sponsor The Open Space Pace at Freehold Raceway September 20, 2014. The event begins with a 10:00 am parade of... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

A Cup of Coffee with… Sheila Dey

A Cup of Coffee with… Sheila Dey

1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title at organization or firm and where you are based.) Sheila S. Dey, JDExecutive DirectorWestern Manufactured Housing Communities Association Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

5 Reasons for MHPros to Attend the 2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Sho…

5 Reasons for MHPros to Attend the 2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show

by Dennis Hill We could name more than 5 reasons why manufacturers and exhibiting companies as well 5 reasons why attendees from the ranks of retailers, communities, builder developers, installers and... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

The High Cost of Low Volume MH Sales for Retailers, Communities, Factories …

The High Cost of Low Volume MH Sales for Retailers, Communities, Factories and others

by L. A. “Tony' Kovach We will demonstrate that the cost of not selling more homes is always high.  Capital is tied up in your inventory, location, general overhead, personnel, marketing,... Read more

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Lead, manage or get out of the way

Lead, manage or get out of the way

by Tim Connor, CSP The world is changing at the speed of light. Everything is being touched by this accelerated pace of change. No person, entity, industry, profession, and no part... Read more

MANAGEMENT

Knowledge is Potential Power - 4 Steps and 91 words = Enhanced Manufacture…

Knowledge is Potential Power - 4 Steps and 91 words =  Enhanced Manufactured Housing  Professional Success Infographic

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach We'll share an infographic that explains in 4 easy steps how any MH Industry professional can learn more to earn more. Here is the infographic... Read more

MANAGEMENT

ZigOn Qualities of Success

ZigOn Qualities of Success

by Zig Ziglar Dr. William "Bill" Ross was truly one of a kind and was known for his sense of humor and his zest for life. He had exuberance for... Read more

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

Four Ingredients for MH Sales Success

Four Ingredients for MH Sales Success

by Tim Connor, CSP There are four significant areas when it comes to consistent high sales performance. They are: Self-image and self-esteem. Read more

SALES

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2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show is filling up fast and early!

Attendees, mark your calanders now, pre-registration will open on October 1, 2014. Exhibitors, Reserve your space now.  See download linked here.

the MHMSM Team 02 Sep 2014 Corporate Press Releases

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RV/MH Heritage Foundation Inducts the Cl…

RV/MH Heritage Foundation Inducts the Class of 2014 into RV/MH Hall of Fame

(Back row l-r) Thomas "Tom" L. Kern, Style Crest Enterprises; Ed Evans, EPM; Gary McDaniel, YES! Communities ; Richard "Dick" King, King Insurance (second row row l-r) Barry Cole, Manufactured Housing Insurance Services; Bob Livingston, Good Sam; John D Roba, Roba and Associates (front row l-r) Mrs. James F Shields. accepting on behalf of her husband,James F Shields (deceased), Pan Pacific RV Centers; Debbie Brunoforte, Little Dealer, Little Prices and Peter B Orthwein, Thor Industries. ELKHART, Ind., August 5. 2014 -- The Class of 2014 was inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall) last night in Elkhart, Indiana, in a gala ceremony before a record breaking crowd of more than 440 family members, friends, and colleagues from across the country. The Class of 2014 includes: Debbie Brunoforte, Little Dealer, Little Prices;...

the MHMSM Team 05 Aug 2014 Corporate Press Releases

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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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