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Featured Articles and Reports for Vol. 8, No. 3, 2016

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Another Look at the Meaning of the Trump Victory for Manufactured Housing
by Paul Bradley
paul-bradley-50Based on what’s been promised, my macroeconomic concerns are higher inflation, higher interest rates and higher deficits in the medium-term.
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“Trailer Haven” Protest
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsIn what community residents are calling an effort to push them out, the new ownership of the Trailer Haven RV and Mobile Home Park in San Leandro,…
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Marketing Commandments, ADA Compliant Websites and Fair Housing
by Nadeen Green, JD
nadeen-green-photo-mhpronewsWhile I am often bossy, I am also not often heeded. But because of the satisfaction of being able to say “I told you so” from time to time, I have not yet given up on the urge to tell industry folks what to do.
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Extreme Makeover: “Mobile Home Edition”
by Joe Dyton
joedyton-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsManufactured housing professionals know the benefits of living in a manufactured home. But tens of millions in the public have little or no clue.
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Be Surprised! Countdown to Louisville – Getting “The Total Package!”
by Stan Posey
stanposeysunshinehomesfeaturedarticlemanufacturedhousingpronewslouisvillemanufacturedhousingshow2017-50x50Manufactured home retailers, developers and community professionals want to attract and sell as many qualified customers as possible.
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Jim Visser, Journal of Manufactured Housing say “Thank You!” and Good-bye
by by L. A. “Tony” Kovach
tony- kovachThe phone at MHProNewsrang this morning, and after a brief bit of phone tag, Jim Visser, publisher of the Journal of Manufactured Housingand this writer were on an extended call.
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Having a Successful, Profitable 2017 – and Beyond – in Manufactured Housing
by Soheyla Kovach
s-kYears before we first began publishing MHProNews.com and later MHLivingNews.com, Tony and I worked and lived in Manufactured Home (MH) Communities…
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Multi-Story Modular – The Answer to Rising Costs?
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsFor Trentham, New Zealand-based Matrix Homes, they believe the answer is yes.
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Saginaw Valley | 179 Sites MHC | Saginaw, Michigan
by Christopher Nortley
christophernortley-mhre_posted-on-mhpronewsMHRE Inc. as the exclusive broker is please to present the opportunity to acquire Saginaw Valley MHC. located in Saginaw, MI.
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ROC Leaders Meet at Texas Conference
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsEsthela Garza, president of the Pasadena Trails resident-owned community (ROC), and new member Paula Maldonado, were featured on a panel discussing the basics of manufactured housing at the “I’m Home” conference in San Antonio November 14th-16th.
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Cardboard Modular Homes?!
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsFiction Factory, a Holland-based builder, has unveiled its new modular home, which is made of layered cardboard.
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MHWC will attend the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show
victoriasontheimer-mhwc_postedonmhpronewsby Victoria Sontheimer
MHWC will be attending the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show January 18-20, 2017 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.
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Report: What’s the Most Partisan Federal Agency?
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been deep in the crosshairs of various groups, including industry associations, members of Congress and most recently the incoming Donald J. Trump Administration.
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A Radical New Solution to the U.K. Housing Crisis
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsSupermarket giant Tesco, along with other chains, are exploring a bold new solution to the housing crisis… and offsetting their costs.
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Judge Rules for Manufactured Home Owners In Christmas Court Case
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsIn a case that stretches back to July 2015, a Columbia County, Wisconsin circuit court judge ruled in favor of manufactured home owners in the Christmas Mountain Campground.
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After Land Deal, Tiny Manufactured Homes to the Rescue for the Homeless
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsLinda and David Brown are founders of The Gathering Tree, a nonprofit organization that operates an evening drop-in center for homeless people in Springfield, Missouri.
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Clayton, Landy on Incoming Trump Administration Impact on Manufactured Housing; Trump Video
by Matthew Silver
matthew-silver-posted-on-mhpronews-comDodd-Frank was never meant to and never should have been applied to manufactured homes in manufactured home communities,” says Sam Landy, CEO of UMH Properties.
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MHARR Calls for Federal Moratorium On Critical Regulations
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsThe Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has joined with President-elect Trump and leaders in Congress in calling for federal agencies…
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Investors Increase Stakes In Sun Communities
By RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsSun Communities Inc. (NYSE:SUI) has seen a number of investors either increase or take new positions in the company recently.
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UFPI Q3 Results
By RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsUniversal Forest Products Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) has announced its Q3 2016 earnings results, including record revenues.
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Dodd-Frank, CFPB Deep in Trump Administration Cross Hairs
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsThe goal of the incoming Trump administration with regard to Dodd-Frank has been made clear.
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Freddie Mac Forms Partnership, Rolls Out MH Education Curriculum
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsby RC Williams
Government lender Freddie Mac has formed a partnership with Next Step Network, Inc., a Louisville, Kentucky-based non-profit housing intermediary, …
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Trump/Congress Call on Federal Agencies to Defer Action on all Pending Regulations
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsThe Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has made a major announcement regarding a request from President-elect Donald Trump and Congress.
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Warren Buffett Billions Richer, Check His Huge Gains After Trump Win
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsEven though the candidate that he backed lost the election, Warren Buffett has still made out in a major way.
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Investor Sentiment Better than Expected for UMH Properties
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsInstitutional investors appear to be pleased with UMH Properties Inc. (NYSE: UMH), with 44 managers opening or increasing stock positions.
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American Dream, Dead or Reborn?
by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach
tony- kovachThe “Trump Victory [is] a boost for affordable housing and consumers,” says M. Mark Weiss, CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform in a new article, linked below.
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Investors, Analysts Weigh in on Equity LifeStyle Properties
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsComing off of their most recent earnings report on October 18th, which included a 7.7 percent increase in revenue, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ELS) saw one investment firm lower its stake in the company.
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Cavco Industries Reports Q2 Results
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsby RC Williams
Cavco Industries (NASDAQ: CVCO) reported financial results for Q2 2016 on November 8th.
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Champion Homes Purchases Former Excel Homes Facility
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsChampion Homes has announced that it will purchase and reopen a recently vacated manufacturing facility formerly operated by Excel Homes in Susquehanna Township, Penn.
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Sun Communities Announces Q3 Results
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsby RC Williams
Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE: SUI) reported its Q3 2016 results on November 1, 2016.
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Clayton Homes Makes Key Acquisition
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsClayton Homes, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, has acquired Lee’s Summit, Missouri-based Summit Custom Homes, according to the Kansas City Business Journal.
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Revolution Precrafted Properties Debuts Three New Designs
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsRevolution Precrafted Properties, a company that brings together over 30 of the world’s preeminent architects, artists and designers to…
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FINANCING

Triad Financial Services Announces Record Loan Origination Volume
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsby RC Williams
Triad Financial Services, Inc. (Triad) today announced loan origination data for the first 9 months of 2016. A total of 5,684 loans have been funded by Triad for…
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MARKETING

During a Busy Week, How to Catch Up on Industry News, FAST!
by Soheyla Kovach
s-kMany readers have told us over the years how useful they find the news articles on the industry first and still only Daily Business News, here on MHProNews.com.
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Sam Zell on Trump Election Impact
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsInvestor and real estate billionaire Sam Zell was on CNBC’s Squawk Box yesterday to discuss the impact of Donald Trump’s election.
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British Giant Eyes Cavco Industries Holdings
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsLegal & General Group PLC, which has made significant moves recently in the manufactured and modular housing segments, held its stake in Cavco Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:CVCO)during the second quarter of 2016.
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Warren Buffett On Trump’s Election – Video
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsEven though he supported Hillary Clinton in this years’ presidential election, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett says that the nation needs to unite.
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Drew Industries to Announce Q3 Earnings; Analysts, Big Banks Bullish
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsDrew Industries Inc. (NYSE:DW) is scheduled to release its Q3 2016 earnings data this morning at 8:30 a.m. ET.
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Champion Homes Opens Manufactured Home Plant in Kentucky
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsTroy, Michigan-based Champion Homes has opened a 100,000-square-foot facility in Benton, Ky. The facility represents a $6.3 million investment for Champion and is expected to create 150 new jobs.
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PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

Thirty Minutes and Success and Happiness are Yours in 2017
by Tim Connor, CSP
tim-connor-mhmsm-com30 minutes to success and happiness in 2017? Don’t believe me – read on.
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GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

2017 Louisville Show – Be Ready for Special Opportunities!
by Dennis Hill
dennis-hill-showways-unlimited-manufactured-housing-mhpronews-com-50x50Being ready and fully prepared is one of the critical things you can do to get the “jump” on your competition! Luckily, there’s one unique and easy-to-participate forum…
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CBS and Full Measure Trump Videos, Transition Advances, Protests and Democratic Snafus
By L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach
tony- kovachLeftist billionaire and Secretary Hillary Clinton campaign supporter, George Soros has been reportedly funding anti-President-elect Donald Trump protests, reports Politico.
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Money Missing from MH Cooperative, President Arrested
by RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsState officials continue to investigate what happened at a Richmond, Rhode Island manufactured home cooperative.
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Economic Development – Break for Prefab Builder
by Matthew Silver
matthew-silver-posted-on-mhpronews-comThe Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) has awarded tax incentives to two businesses, including $20,000 for a $1.2 million operation…
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The Patch and MH Industry Post-Election Voices
By Matthew Silver
matthew-silver-posted-on-mhpronews-comThe Patch is a national network of news outlets, which includes the state of Florida.
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Learn More About 2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show
by Show Tunica
tunicashow2017-postedonmhpronewsA River Cuts Through a Rock Not Because Of Its Power, But Its Persistence…
THE TUNICA SHOW has been in existence for over 19 years.
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U.S. Homebuilder Confidence, November Report
By RC Williams
rc-williams-mhpronews-dailybusinessnewsThe National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index was released on November 16th and remained unchanged at 63.
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