To stem the tide of fake news, several things are useful or necessary. As the article linked here quoted, “facts are stubborn things.”
Part of the solution to fake news is authentic, factual, evidence-based reports and analysis. When over half the country lists ‘fake news’ as one of the most important problems facing America, that is both crisis as well as an opportunity in disguise.
The phrase “enquiring minds want to know” long predates a tabloid that turned that into a tag line. Whatever their intent, the phrase is a compelling and true statement.
From the first day since we launched this professional site which is now called MHProNews, it has had a simple goal in mind. To help fuel the manufactured housing industry with the insights and resources needed to reach the industry’s true, sustainable, and honorable potential. We believed from the start in mutual victories. Good businesses benefit the home seeking public. Buyer and seller alike ought to benefit from every transaction. Win-win-win must successfully overcome the sources of the win-lose mentality.
There will be a series of special reports here on MHProNews and on our sister site, MHLivingNews this weekend and the days ahead. Stay tuned.
Until then, let’s celebrate the 43rd anniversary of HUD Code manufactured homes by recommitting ourselves as professionals to earning an honest profit. Earn as much profit as you honestly and ethically can or want. But separate yourself from black hat operations that earn profits in devious, illegal, or demonstrably underhanded ways.
The vast majority of the home seeking public doesn’t worry about our HUD Code manufactured home industry’s politics. In order to understand why the industry is underperforming, one must carefully consider what the public thinks or sees, not just what professionals think, say, or do.
Public perception isn’t the only hang-up, as the related reports below the byline and notices makes clear.
Facts are stubborn things. But leaders grasp nettles. Nettles sting when not handled correctly, but also have medicinal qualities when properly used. You don’t cure a problem by ignore its root causes.
“Leaders Grasp Nettles” – Health, Professional, and Home Seekers Wisdom – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
Nettles are painful to grasp, yet have healing properties which will be described below. This paradox – both pain and healing coming from the same source – is a useful one for professionals, public officials, home owners, investors, and others interested in manufactured homes. Why, you ask?
The good news of manufactured housing can break through the noise. How is that accomplished? In part by using real news, clear analysis, common-sense and evidence-based commentary that must clearly debunk and/or replace fake news.
That can begin with the two words hinted at in the headline in the post above. But that article doesn’t just hint at those two words, it makes the case with brevity and clarity. For more, see the related reports, below.
There’s always more at MHProNews, as the related reports will reveal. Happy 43rd birthday to HUD Code manufactured housing, our home owners, and professionals. Note that the first link in the related reports is to an industry veteran who has lived through the trailer house, mobile home, manufactured home evolution. It is about 8 minutes of must-viewing for anyone who truly wants to understand this industry.
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Walk Down Memory Lane: From Trailers and Mobile Homes to Early and Modern Manufactured Homes (Video) – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
With millions of Americans stuck in ever-rising rental rates, and skyrocketing conventional housing prices, the need for an appealing, safe and affordable option is clear – and the solution is hiding in plain sight. Perhaps 99 percent of all Americans are operating under a number of outdated and misinformed notions about factory-built homes.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson Speech on Manufactured Homes, “Manufactured Housing…Active Ingredient…Medication…for a Stronger America.” – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
The text that follows has one edit, Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Joe Stegmayer’s name was misspelled, and we’ve edited in links to other reports that we’ve published that HUD Secretary Carson’s comments confirmed. Those links have an * at the end of that hotlink. Otherwise, the text is as shown.
Affordable Housing Needed, Corporate Corruption, and Manufactured Homes – Time to Get Federal Officials Fully Involved? – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
Imagine for the new few minutes that you are a detective trying to solve a mystery. Detectives look for clues and examine evidence. Investigators ought to be objective. Like a doctor seeking the cause for an ailment, there are tests, results, facts, and reason that should to be the drivers for solving any puzzle.
“We as a Nation Can Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis,” Says Secretary Ben Carson, Spotlighting Manufactured Homes, Other Emerging Housing Technologies – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
” Let’s make sure people understand what’s available,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson about affordable housing, as he spotlighted manufactured homes as a key part of the Innovations in Housing display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. ” You can get one of these manufactured houses, for instance, for 30 percent less, and they are very, very resilient.
Lakeland, Fla. June 15, 1976 – Ever since the industrial revolution, factories have been a driving force in the economy – and in American culture. But the fact that millions of those 1950s- to mid-70s-era homes still exist today is silent testimony that they, too, often had enduring qualities.