Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. That is a truism that applies to everyone on planet Earth today without exception.
Brevity is not the hallmark of this writer, but others have the keen ability to cut through the thunderous noise with clarity and pithy understanding.
Whatever your background, check out the 200-word letter to the editor published on 10.25.2020 at the link below. Keep in mind that such letters wait in a cue for days or a even weeks before they are published.
Then consider sharing that link with others. Because MHProNews doesn’t ask people to do things that we haven’t or won’t do ourselves, I’ve already shared that link above with numbers in my personal email contacts from across the spectrum in or beyond our important profession.
Next, let us pivot to the headlines for this week’s Sunday review.
As regularly and daily readers of MHProNews know,
- every headline topic linked below either directly applies to our segment of the affordable housing industry,
- or the report impacts our profession and numerous others too.
Matthew Kelly, a business consultant and author from ‘down under’ who is keenly insightful as well as a witty public speaker says this. The curse of modern times is superficiality. Sometimes, Kelly observers, it is only in the details that the truth is clearly seen.
Put differently, there are times when brevity is grand.
But there are other times when the details must be examined in order for the truth of a particular subject to be revealed. Here on MHProNews, there are examples of both communications styles.
Surprised by the truth – don’t miss today’s postscript that follow the headlines and linked reports.
With no further adieu, in our relentless search of the truth in an age of agenda-driven paltering or smokescreens that aim to obscure or deceive, please pursue and dive into those headline topics you may not have yet read in the week that was from 10.18 to 10.25.2020.
What’s New on MHLivingNews
What’s New from Washington, D.C. from MHARR.
What’s New on the Masthead
What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews.
Harmful Consumer, Industry Impacts – FHFA Comments by Mark Weiss, CEO of Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform – D.C. based Producers Trade Group on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Duty to Serve Plan Modifications
Postscript – Surprised by the Truth?
Without exception among those speaking or writing today, there are errors made. Thus, the ancient wisdom of separating the wheat from the chaff is useful.
Hold onto what is true and good. Ignore everything else, but learn the lessons from both accurate and errant thinking.
As well informed and longtime manufactured home industry professionals know, there are commonly held notions about our industry that are simply wrong. There is such a thing as accurate and inaccurate information, terminology, or ideas. A quick example is the common belief held by millions that ‘mobile homes are tornado magnets.’ As the linked videos demonstrate, what nonsense. But to disprove that common idea, it takes time, effort, evidence, and clear reasoning. Then, someone who believes the false notion has to actually read and/or view that information.
That is not an easy process of debunking a common but incorrect view. But unless it is done, the wrongheaded notion will not only persist, it may well spread. Other examples of errant thinking about our industry include, but are not limited to:
- A manufactured home automatically depreciates.
- A manufactured home is a bad investment (think, Dave Ramsey: he might be right on several issues, but demonstrably not on that one).
- Manufactured homes are not built to last, and the list could go on.
Some of these are so easy to disprove, that it only takes a few moments to begin that process. The fact that some 2 million mobile homes still exist 45 to 50 plus years after they were built clearly demonstrates that millions of mobile homes were durable. Those mobile homes were built before June 15, 1976, prior to Congress establishing the HUD Code national construction and safety specifications which ending the mobile home era. Those HUD Code manufactured homes have seen millions of more durable, safer and green factory-built homes. Some may not be pretty, but then, there are millions of conventionally built housing units that aren’t pretty but nevertheless provide cherished shade and shelter from nature for millions.
For millions, the truth must be presented in a way that catches people off guard. The truth must, at times, be shared in a manner that gets past people’s pre-conceived and misconceived notions.
There is an ancient Scriptural wisdom. Only when you know the truth can the truth set you free.
It can be on any topic, involving affordable manufactured homes or not. If you have someone that is stuck in a false belief, consider share the truth with them in a way that surprises them.
Rush Limbaugh recently encouraged his listeners to personally engage with people that don’t see the truths that conservatives see. Some have called in to explain that they took on that challenge, and how they did it.
Consider sharing the link below with people in your circle. Don’t comment on it, just ask them to read it and give their comments.
Please read this letter to a newspaper editor and let me know your thoughts.
Freedom is never free. But the struggle for freedom may be started with something as simple as sharing the truth with others in a way that opens eyes, minds, and hearts.
Knowledge and wisdom are among those rare things that when given away multiplies.
There is always more to know.
Because there is always more to know and share, keep reading to deep understanding. You have plenty of company from professionals across the spectrum when you stay tuned here, the runaway number one source for authentic “News through the lens of manufactured homes and factory-built housing” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (Affordable housing, manufactured homes, reports, fact-checks, analysis, and commentary. Third-party images or content are provided under fair use guidelines for media.) (See Related Reports, further below. Text/image boxes often are hot-linked to other reports that can be access by clicking on them.)
By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.com.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship and earned numerous awards in history and in manufactured housing.
For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com.
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