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Seattle Is Dying, Are Cities Near You Dying Too? High Costs, Corrupted Systems, Manufactured Housing’s Potential Silver Lining

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Thwarting what is natural has its costs. Manipulation of people, their healthy aspirations toward ownership, and their legitimate choices are arguably at or near the root causes the unfolding tragedies spotlighted by KOMO’s viral report, Seattle is Dying.  Let’s set aside for a few moments whatever Warren Buffett led Berkshire …

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Sun Tzu – Ultimate Manufactured Home Freedom Alliance

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Once the rules of the game – and the methods of one’s opponents – are clearly understood, then potentially winning strategies can be forged. The oriental philosopher military strategist Sun Tzu said similarly. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred …

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“Whatever It Takes,” Hard As Nails Men’s Conference, and Manufactured Housing

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On the day before a week-long manufactured home industry business trip, the top of my to-do list would not normally have included going to a men’s conference. But a retired-younger Army major and former law enforcement officer invited me to go, so that’s where some of these thoughts came from …

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Restraint of Trade, Manufactured Housing Institute, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage, and Antitrust Law

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  Generally, before the start of each session of a Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) business meeting, there is a brief reference made the antitrust guidelines.  This, say experts, is important on several levels.   MHI has produced a handout, linked here, which includes the following sentence. “The general requirements of …

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Warren Buffet’s Quotable Quotes on Business, Institutions, Behavior, and News Reporting

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  American teens and those older have typically learned the quip – ‘Don’t assume. Because when you assume, you make an Ass/U/Me.’ It seems there is a fair amount of assuming going on in manufactured housing. When one looks at the evidence, facts, and money trails – as we must …

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MH Black Eye, or Opportunity in Disguise? Vexing Saga of Millie Francis’ Faith Based Art, Bradenton Tropical Palms ROC, Vanguard Management, Knox and Levine

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  It’s no secret. Not everything in life is sunshine and roses. Indeed, in order to have roses, one needs hydration – like rain that falls from the cloudy sky – and nutrition with fertilizers that are either natural or man-made. A fundamental premise of free enterprise is to spot …

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“Unwise and Untimely,” “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” African Studies Center, University Of Pennsylvania, MLK Day

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Earlier today, the Daily Business News on MHProNews published an article that featured the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a video with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. His dream was tied into, per King’s own words, the American Dream. The American Dream, properly understood, is at the …

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His Dream Was Rooted in American Dream, “Free At Last”

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  Oppression enslaves both the oppressor and those who are controlled. The comfortable life of the oppressor may look appealing. But when the full scope of economic realities are properly understood, each loses, though one side obviously lost more.   Manufactured housing professionals should embrace Martin Luther King Jr. Day …

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Exploring Corporate, Association, Individual, Investor, and Governmental Corruption Involving Manufactured Housing

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Go ahead, say it. Naïve, idealistic, rash, foolish, or a crusader who believes that the only way that positive change occurs is by intelligently challenging the status quo. That challenge can and should be honorable, and it can and should be profitable. So, pragmatism and reason are involved. Over the …

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Neal T Haney, NAMHCO Then, Now and What’s Next in Manufactured Housing and Land Lease Communities

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  First, a message from Susan Brenton with NAMHCO and AZMHCA.com to our publisher, L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach. Tony: Here’s NAMHCO’s statement regarding the Disneyland issue, from President Neal Haney. “It is important to get the nomenclature right – whether it be modular offices or manufactured homes.  Trailers are for …

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Sears Prefab Home Initiative

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 As 2018 draws towards a close, Sears is a company struggling to survive. Creditors, courts, and a hunt for more customers are past of the once great retailer’s grim future. Walmart, Amazon, and others have taken big bites out of Sear’s market share. But a century ago, it wasn’t so. …

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Clayton’s Miss, Kevin and Tim’s Manufactured Housing Kill Shot, More

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  Before we get into the purported Clayton/21st/MHI “kill shots” in our headline and feature image, a few words – a preface – are in order.   Preface: We consider ourselves to be among those independent industry professionals who are positive-goals and solution-oriented people by nature. Those who know us …

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Giving Thanks for Manufactured Housing Independents, Applauding “MHIdea!”

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  Disclosure.  This “MHIdea” is not about MHProNews, and predates topics and positions we’ve published in the last few years. So this Daily Business News report is just that – an article that quotes from a manufactured home industry trade group that industry legend Dick Moore conceived, and was advanced …

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Hedge Fund’s Cavco Move, and More from Inside MHVille

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  The Third Avenue investment fund has reportedly sold off all of its shares of Cavco Industries (CVCO).   Look carefully at collage/graphic with commentary, just below.   The stock has overall been slowly recovering since the SEC news broke, and it initially dropped like a rock.   But there …

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An MHProNews Thank You to America’s Veterans, Plus VA Market At-a-Glance

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  Our 11, soon to turn 12-year-old son Tamas (pronounced “Tah Mash”, in photo above, on the left) Kovach spotted the veteran in his scooter as we strolled in Disney Springs. Tamas knows we stop and thank our veterans for their service, as well as uniformed law enforcement officers too. …

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Due Credit, Warren Buffett, Media, and Manufactured Housing’s Historic Achievement

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  “What we learn from history is that people don’t learn from history,” –        Warren Buffett, per MarketWatch.   “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken,” – Warren Buffett, per Brainy Quote.   “The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a …

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For Independents, Independent-Minded MH Professionals, and Freedom-Loving Investors Only, Sunday Headline News Recap 10-7 to 10.14.2018

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  First, thank you for giving us a record start to October.  It seems that the sharper the fact-checks, the more our audience or professionals and investors eats it up.   Serious readers deserve facts, not pablum. The pie-charts below are about manufactured housing production.   But they arguably represent …

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Frank Rolfe. Manufactured Homes and Communities. Industry Politics. It’s Complicated.

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  It’s complicated. There is little doubt that Frank Rolfe is a believer in affordable housing, manufactured homes, and what he routinely – albeit controversially – refers to as “mobile home parks”1 or “trailer parks.”2 Rolfe’s known for saying controversial things others don’t want in print. “Oh my God I’m …

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Affordable Housing, Manufactured Homes, Bipartisanship, Bill, Newt, Sexual Scandals, and You

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  It would be a grave mistake to think that bipartisanship is dead.   Earlier this year, Maxine Waters (CA-D)  and Jeb Hensarling (TX-R) worked with each other to pass a bill out of the Financial Services Committee that latter passed the House of Representatives by a wide margin. Who …

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Former President Bill Clinton, Pivotal Moment for Manufactured Housing Industry, Sunday Morning Weekly Recap 9.23 to 9.30.2018

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The photo above is a reminder of a pivotal time in the development of the manufactured housing industry’s history.  It’s a reminder that manufactured homes (MH), like affordable housing in general, are bi-partisan issues. Actually, manufactured homes and affordable housing ought to be nonpartisan issues. But we should know after …

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