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MH State Association Issues Midterms Report – Rent Control Alert – Reveals Troubling Trend

  Before diving into this report, in fairness, several state manufactured housing association reports have been sent to the Daily Business News on MHProNews for possible fact-checks and analysis.   That’s said to be clear that selecting this one from the Illinois Manufactured Housing Association (IMHA) should not be misconstrued …

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Forbes Boast$ about Manufactured Home Community Operation

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When Jon Markman reveals much with his first paragraph in Forbes, which said: “Since 1975, Sun Communities has been flying under the radar. Managers have been buying and operating trailer parks.1 And they have been making a fortune for shareholders.”   Markman’s bio says Analyzing tech stocks through the prism …

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz – El Chapo Plan, Video Interview, Plus Manufactured Housing Market Update$

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Having published Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and others on the left a chance, it is time to do a video with a Texas GOP conservative, Senator Ted Cruz.  An interview with him will be our spotlight going into the 4th of July holiday today. If you’re new, already hooked on …

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Legal Maneuvers Continuing in Skyline Corp, Champion Homebuilders Merger Case

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Kevin Sowers with Aplomb Capital is a Skyline stockholder, who previously told the Daily Business News that the Monteverde & Associates PC matter was a form of “ambulance chasing.”   Sowers has been critical of Skyline in the past, but favors this merger with Champion.  That initial report on the …

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An Examination of Manufactured Housing as a Community- and Asset-Building Strategy, Harvard JCHS, NeighborWorks, Ford Foundation

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It’s a landmark document that is perhaps more relevant now than when it was first published.   It’s the report to the Ford Foundation by Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, done in collaboration with the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University.   The Daily Business News has cited Harvard’s …

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Study Recommending New Manufactured Housing Association for Independent Retailers, Communities, Lenders, Others Released

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As was teased earlier today, a new report has been released that recommends to manufactured housing industry companies and state associations that a new “post-production” trade association be formed to represent their unique interests. A post-production association could be defined as an trade association that represents all those not directly …

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Bill Gates’ Subsidiary Belmont Plans Smart City of Future, What Role Will Factory Built Homes Play?

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45 Minutes west of downtown Phoenix, AZ is the site. An operation called Belmont Partners, owned by one of the richest men in the world has just bought 25,000 acres for $80 million dollars. Bill Gates, Microsoft’s founder, is making a splash. The plan, the operation said in a press …

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Manufactured Home Community Shut Down, Residents Barred from Homes, by Government Officials

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A manufactured home community industry source recently told MHProNews that, “California does not believe in property rights, plain and simple.” In Santa Rosa, the “Journey’s End Mobile Home Park will remain closed at least until Wednesday pending laboratory test results of materials found last week in the fire-ravaged community that may …

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Sam Zell’s Equity Lifestyle Properties (ELS) Unique New Score

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The headline on Crain’s Chicago Business quipped, “Zell’s mobile home biz courts [sic] new customer: Yacht owners.” It was an editor/writers play on words – “mobile home,” “courts” – phrases the Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) Chairman would not likely embrace.  Those familiar with the billionaire real estate and investment mogul …

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City Economies Struggling, New Court Ruling, Manufactured Housing Fix?

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The state and local media outlet Governing reports on the looming potential for municipal economic turmoil here in the U.S. The “National League of Cities (NLC), the report says municipal finance officers are expecting minimal growth this year — less than 1 percent,” per the report, adding “This year, 69 …

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Tragedy Strikes, Advantage Homes Donates Manufactured Home to Victims

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“No one can solve the pain that these two families are experiencing right now,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said. “No family wants to experience this kind of loss, but it is so heartwarming to see so many families come out to support them emotionally and now financially to get …

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Killam Community Residents Hope to Become a Co-Operative, Media Critique

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Lakeview manufactured home community is toying with the idea of purchasing the land they currently lease from Killam Properties Inc. Generally the main reason that community owners sell to residents is because they were already planning to sell the property. But in this case, the residents are trying to buy …

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NIMBY and the Denial of Manufactured Housing

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Plans for a new 55 and older manufactured home community called Atterberry Landing in Carlsborg, WA has been denied by Clallum County Hearing Examiner Andrew Reeves. The decision was announced August 16, after months of waiting until a decision was made, per the Sequim Gazette. The Daily Business News previously …

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Cajones, Warren Buffett, Manufactured Housing Institute, More

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A routine flow of calls, comments and questions come into the Daily Business News (DBN) on MHProNews. What follows are recent quotes from callers and messages to MHProNews. Many of these are addressed to our publisher, thus the word “you.”  It provides a flavor for the mood of many in …

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Federal HUD Fair Housing Discrimination Complaint Case Update 

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According to a report to MHProNews by the Minnesota Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) just finished an investigation that set out to determine whether or not community residents were denied the first right of refusal to buy the now-closed, Lowry Grove. Under Minnesota …

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White House to MHProNews – Infrastructure EO Coming, More Business Wage Boosting Efforts; MH Market Update$

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The White House press room said in a release today to MHProNews that an infrastructure Executive Order will speed the permitting process on highways and other infrastructure.  That video, some stills and more are below. Business wage boosting efforts are also part of our spotlight report, further below. The president …

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Chicago – Massive Modular Project by European Operation Coming

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“This agreement is a major milestone towards converting an unused stretch of land that represents Chicago’s industrial past into a vibrant community that will contribute to Chicago’s economic, cultural and recreational future,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a press release to MHProNews. The Windy City’s mayor addressed the plan to build …

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RHP Closes on 2 More Manufactured Home Communities, Mixed Market Update

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North Korean War talk continues to cast a shadow for some investors, see that report from yesterday, linked here.  But some insiders say that Kim Jung un isn’t about to blow his billionaire lifestyle by actually doing what he threatens. Time will tell. Meanwhile, White House press memos to MHProNews …

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MH Industry, Capital and Manufactured Home Communities, Spotlights & Snapshots

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If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline reports are found further below, just beyond the Manufactured Housing Composite Value for today. The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader …

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“Make MH Great Again” – Marty Lavin Exclusive

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It could prove to be one of the most controversial, witty, sarcastic, and challenging commentaries of the year about the state of the modestly growing manufactured housing industry. The title MHI award-winning Marty Lavin has chosen isn’t “Make MH Great Again.” But that’s precisely what his unstated theme is. Lavin …

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