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“Senior Lives Matter” Protest at Senior Manufactured Home Community Covered by ABC News – Affiliate Provides Reminder Why White Hat Manufactured Home Trade Association Needed

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Madera city and county leaders joined residents of The Meadows, a Kingsley Management Corporation (KMC) operated manufactured home community, to protest the firm’s business practices. “Senior lives matter” chants were reported by KFSN, an ABC News affiliate.     KFSN said that the location’s management declined going on camera. But …

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Senator Sanders Warns Democrats Have Abandoned Working Classes, Now Party of Corporate and Wealthy Elites – Sun Communities (SUI) Lance Inderman Insights – plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

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Axios’ Jonathan Swan asked Senator Bernie Sanders (VT-I-Democratic Socialist): “If… [the Democratic] Party becomes the party of the college educated, [and] Republicans become the party of the not, do you think that’s sustainable for a progressive party?” Senator Sanders replied, “No … And I don’t think it’s sustainable for American …

Senator Sanders Warns Democrats Have Abandoned Working Classes, Now Party of Corporate and Wealthy Elites – Sun Communities (SUI) Lance Inderman Insights – plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates Read More

“Grumpy Economist” Cochrane – Sun Communities (SUI) – ‘Favorable Demand Drivers With Supply Constraints’ – Investor Data Yields Quick Case Study in Buffett “Moat” “Sabotaging Monopolies” Impact

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“Favorable Demand Drivers Combined With Supply Constraints” is a phrase from manufactured home community giant Sun Communities’ (NYSE:SUI) recent 2021 investor power point. “Jim Schmitz has released the first salvo in what promises to be a monumental work on monopoly, titled “Monopolies Inflict Great Harm on Low- and Middle-Income Americans,” …

“Grumpy Economist” Cochrane – Sun Communities (SUI) – ‘Favorable Demand Drivers With Supply Constraints’ – Investor Data Yields Quick Case Study in Buffett “Moat” “Sabotaging Monopolies” Impact Read More

7 Dead in Private Equity Community Giant and Manufactured Housing Institute Member RHP Properties Community – plus, Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

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The KOAA News 5 YouTube video page says “7 people dead, including suspect, at birthday party in mobile home community…” The incident is still under investigation. “Colorado Springs Police confirm seven people are dead after a shooting at mobile home subdivision on the southeast side of the city.” It remains …

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Warren Buffett’s Moat in Affordable Manufactured Housing Examined Through New Data From FHFA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac – “Sabotaging Monopolies” and Other Related Research

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There is a widespread acknowledgement by experts and pundits of the expanding affordable housing crisis who oddly seem to routinely miss the root causes of problems  are demonstrably worse today than at the turn of the century. Recent reporting below by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and from Freddie …

Warren Buffett’s Moat in Affordable Manufactured Housing Examined Through New Data From FHFA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac – “Sabotaging Monopolies” and Other Related Research Read More

Another Mark Weiss-like, Captain Renault Moment – “Shocked, Shocked!” – Fannie Mae Reports Consumer Pessimism Toward Homebuying Sets Record – and Sunday Weekly Headlines Review

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A good turn of a phrase or image is proven to stick for some time. Perhaps that explains why the report on 5.7.2021 from Fannie Mae to MHProNews brought to mind the colorful recent Issues and Perspective image that the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) President and CEO …

Another Mark Weiss-like, Captain Renault Moment – “Shocked, Shocked!” – Fannie Mae Reports Consumer Pessimism Toward Homebuying Sets Record – and Sunday Weekly Headlines Review Read More

Ex-Manufactured Housing Institute Vice President Who Left the Manufactured Home Industry Revealed Stunning Buffett-Berkshire Era Drop in Manufactured Housing Independent Communities, Retailers, Factory-Builders

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A presentation by former Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Vice President Jason Boehlert has surfaced. Boehlert left MHI and was replaced by Lesli Gooch, who later became MHI’s CEO. Boehlert’s power-point pitch-deck slides shared data from MHI that perhaps inadvertently, but nevertheless clearly, revealed just how badly the industry’s manufactured home …

Ex-Manufactured Housing Institute Vice President Who Left the Manufactured Home Industry Revealed Stunning Buffett-Berkshire Era Drop in Manufactured Housing Independent Communities, Retailers, Factory-Builders Read More

Record Number of Job Openings Going Unfilled – Bill Dunkelberg NFIB Research – plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

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If your firm, or that of one of your industry colleagues, are among those that are having a hard time filling job openings, the latest report from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) makes something clear. You are not alone. A record high number of job openings are going …

Record Number of Job Openings Going Unfilled – Bill Dunkelberg NFIB Research – plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates Read More

High Profile U.S. Govt-Corporate Scandals – Bush, Biden, Obama – Is Warren Buffett Right? Manufactured Housing Insights, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

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Under the headline report entitled “Regulatory Capture: Systematic and Institutionalized Corruption of Regulators under Neoliberal Regime” is this quote. “Regulatory bodies, like the people who comprise them…mellow, and in old age…they become, with some exceptions, either an arm of the industry they are regulating or senile.” John Kenneth Galbraith Let’s …

High Profile U.S. Govt-Corporate Scandals – Bush, Biden, Obama – Is Warren Buffett Right? Manufactured Housing Insights, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates Read More

HUD Issues Manufactured Home Industry Wide AC Letter

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The following press release to MHProNews is from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) about an Alternative Construction (AC) letter issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) on May 5, 2021.     TO:                 MHARR MANUFACTURERS                         MHARR STATE AFFILIATES                         MHARR TECHNICAL REVIEW …

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Cavco Industries, Fleetwood Homes Big Changes, Exclusive Background, plus Manufactured Housing Investing, Stock Updates

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“As President, Fleetwood Homes, Inc. at CAVCO INDUSTRIES INC., Charles E. Lott made $856,073 in total compensation,” said Salary. “Of this total $250,000 was received as a salary, $527,860 was received as a bonus, $0 was received in stock options, $76,970 was awarded as stock and $1,243 came from other …

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Unpacking Jessica Wildfire-“We Can’t Afford to Live Anymore The Rich Are Gaslighting Us” “It’s doing serious damage.” Trending Wildfire Says U.S. Living Not Affordable – Manufactured Home Pro Insights

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Instead of a line-by-line fisking of Jessica Wildlife’s popular observations, data, and rationale via Medium on her theme –  “We Can’t Afford to Live Anymore, and The Rich Are Gaslighting Us” with her subtitle “It’s doing serious damage” – this report and analysis will present her thesis in full. After …

Unpacking Jessica Wildfire-“We Can’t Afford to Live Anymore The Rich Are Gaslighting Us” “It’s doing serious damage.” Trending Wildfire Says U.S. Living Not Affordable – Manufactured Home Pro Insights Read More

Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) Says Manufactured Home Industry Builders Significantly Outperformed by Conventional Housing Builders’ Equities, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

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In a news update from the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) to MHProNews was the following report on May 3, 2021. TMHA created a monthly tracking tool to see how HUD Code manufactured home builders perform when compared to the broader conventional housing market. In April the answer was a …

Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) Says Manufactured Home Industry Builders Significantly Outperformed by Conventional Housing Builders’ Equities, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates Read More

Mark Weiss, Inspector Renault, Casablanca, and Freddie Mac’s Affordable Housing Shock CEO Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Unpacks GSE Admission

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  Roughly once a month, Mark Weiss, J.D., President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) pens an “Issues and Perspectives” (IP) which are laced with facts and evidence. Each column demonstrates his mix of a sharp wit, keen legal and other insights, and/or an equally …

Mark Weiss, Inspector Renault, Casablanca, and Freddie Mac’s Affordable Housing Shock CEO Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Unpacks GSE Admission Read More

Manufactured Home Communities Giant RHP Properties Hit Hard by Company Insiders, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

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There are several websites that provided employees, past and present, and opportunity to sound off on the company that they work for in a fashion that may avoid retaliation. Per 122 reviews on Indeed, the average rating is 2.5 out of 5. Glass Door’s update 4 days ago is only …

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March 2021 Manufactured Housing Production-Shipment Data Reveals Big Uptick, Unpacking the Facts, Trends, Evidence – News Analysis

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The following information on the serious surge in HUD Code manufactured home production and shipments for March 2021 has been provided by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) to MHProNews. MHARR cites their sources, which are those used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), …

March 2021 Manufactured Housing Production-Shipment Data Reveals Big Uptick, Unpacking the Facts, Trends, Evidence – News Analysis Read More

Candid Evaluation of the Trump Presidency from Manufactured Home Industry, Homeowners Perspectives – plus Sunday Weekly Headlines Review

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Stating the obvious can be clarifying. There are no perfect presidents. Be it George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, or any other president, none were perfect. Once imperfection and the human condition are admitted, a look at President Donald J. Trump’s term in office — …

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“Ruthless” – Fisking Jonathan Stempel on Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, Clayton Homes, Manufactured Home Financing-Related Fact Check, News Analysis 

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Jonathan Stempel in WHTC and Reuters published an item on April 29, 2021 5:27 PM under the headline: “Factbox: Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway at a glance.”  The articles says it was edited by “Diane Craft and Steve Orlofsky.” Stempel’s article is supposed to be a preview of facts and statements …

“Ruthless” – Fisking Jonathan Stempel on Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, Clayton Homes, Manufactured Home Financing-Related Fact Check, News Analysis  Read More

Berkshire’s Buffett Quote on Clayton Homes and Manufactured Housing Finance Surfaces – New Light on Manufactured Home Lending, FHFA, GSEs and Related Woes – plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

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Warren Buffett said about Clayton Homes, “We are in no hurry to record income, have enormous balance-sheet strength, and believe that over the long-term the economics of holding our consumer paper are superior to what we can now realize through securitization. So Clayton has begun to retain its loans.” That …

Berkshire’s Buffett Quote on Clayton Homes and Manufactured Housing Finance Surfaces – New Light on Manufactured Home Lending, FHFA, GSEs and Related Woes – plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates Read More

“Not Trailers” “Housing Crisis…Beyond Desperate” – CBC News – “Missing Middle” – Manufactured Housing “Invisible Alternative” – Al Kemp Weighs in on 500 Manufactured Homes Community Developing Story

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“The housing crisis is beyond desperate; this development will provide high quality homes at a starting price of $200,000,” said Jennifer Tsang. “These are not trailers, these are manufactured homes.” According to CBC News, Cygnet Investments “has been trying to develop the 436-hectare property for nine years.” Jennifer Tsang, with …

“Not Trailers” “Housing Crisis…Beyond Desperate” – CBC News – “Missing Middle” – Manufactured Housing “Invisible Alternative” – Al Kemp Weighs in on 500 Manufactured Homes Community Developing Story Read More

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