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Latest on the FHA, New Federal Report to Congress, Insider Insight

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  “FHA is in good hands, guarding against excessive risks, protecting the American taxpayer, and remaining true to our core mission to facilitate safe and affordable mortgage options for qualified borrowers.” – HUD Secretary Ben Carson, M.D.   “As we look to the future, FHA must continue to seek the …

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Former Clayton Homes Team, Employees Speak Out – Mainstream Media, Trade Media Reports

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  Pay more attention to what people do than to what they’ve said or promised. Then, “Follow the Money.”   There have been several reports in recent years that have spotlighted troubling claims of problems with respect to Clayton Homes, and their Berkshire Hathaway lending affiliates, 21st Mortgage Corp and …

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FHFA Comments on Duty to Serve Manufactured Home Lending due by Midnight Tonight, with MHProNews Regulatory Comments

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  As a reminder to readers, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) said the following last month about a request by Fannie Mae to modify their Duty to Serve (DTS) manufactured housing plan. Here’s the release below, which will be followed by the MHProNews attached comments and related links.   …

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Has the Manufactured Housing Institute Accused Former MHI Chairman Nathan Smith of Federal Law Violations?

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  Earlier this month, the Manufactured Housing Institute produced a handout to their members. One of those was provided to the Daily Business News on MHProNews. It came with a question. “Has former MHI Chairman, Nathan Smith violated federal law?  Isn’t that what MHI’s FAQ #6 implies, given SSK’s past …

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FHFA Hearing Before Congress Raises GSEs’ Failure on Manufactured Home Chattel Financing

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The Ford-Kavanaugh hearing wasn’t the only place in Washington, D.C. that charges of sexual misconduct were being publicly discussed yesterday.   As was noted by the Daily Business News on MHProNews, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), featured a pile-on by members of both parties aimed at Mel Watt. But …

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“Family Owned,” a Formula for Outperforming “Big Boys,” Monday Morning MH Marketing Sales Meeting

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  In today’s tip, we’re using business-to-consumer (B2C) examples below, but the same principles apply businesses-to-businesses (B2B).   It is up to each business to define itself in its own market(s). Those in the manufactured home industry that don’t define themselves will likely be defined by their competitors, and/or by …

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MHI SVP Lesli Gooch & MHARR CEO Mark Weiss Bookend New, Prior HUD Controversies

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“HUD Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson, as the saying goes, “gets it.” – wrote Mark Weiss, JD, President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in a new Issues and Perspectives.    “First, and most fundamentally, he understands – and has very plainly stated — that to …

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Help Others “Get It” – Loans on “Mobile Homes” Promoted by Another U.S. President

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  Let’s be honest. Not everyone gets it.  So, savvy industry pros must help others ‘get it.’  That’s a transparent reason why we do reports like this one.   With a pro-business builder in the Oval Office, it’s wise to flashback to a time before President Gerald R. Ford praised …

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They Did It Before…Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry News Headline Recap July Aug 5, 2018

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  They Did It Before, They Can Do It Again    The headline is a play on words, and can be taken in a good way, or a problematic one.   “We did it Before, We Can Do It Again” was a World War II song, aimed to remind Americans …

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“Thou Shall Not Steal,” $2 Trillion Annually Lost to Lack of Affordable Homes, Making the Manufactured Home Case

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After years of arguably failed polite talk, perhaps more direct and blunt words are needed.   The logic of research economists Chang-Tai Hsieh and Enrico Moretti is that improper land use policies are costing the nation some $2 trillion dollars a year. The reasoning of National Association of Realtors (NAR) …

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Loan Zone Manufactured Home Buyers, Sellers – CU Insight on Fannie, Freddie and Duty to Serve Manufactured Housing Industry

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“Despite news reports that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will start pilot programs for chattel manufactured home loans, don’t look for a big move by them any time soon in this arena,” said the CU Insight yesterday. The CU Insight’s about us page says, “…is the place for all things …

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Tell Your Home Buyers, “Higher Rates Ahead,” Per Mainstream Reports

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Third-party information can be a powerful resource for savvy industry professionals, including those who are on the front-lines with retail buying customers.  What you say on your website, or on your own authority may or may not be believed.  But research reveals, that third-party information is far more trusted.   …

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