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Re-Imagining Filling Jobs and Careers in Manufactured Housing

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  There are estimates of thousands of positions needed annually in various aspects of the manufactured home industry. There are local, regional, and national job boards or employment services galore. Some industry firms advertise on multiple jobs sites, network, and engage in other activities, hoping to connect to the right …

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Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Monthly Economic Report vs. Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Report – Comparisons

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  The subheading below is the start of their July 11, 2019 emailed report by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) to their members and followers.   8,601 New HUD Code Homes Shipped in May  In May 2019, new manufactured home shipments were essentially flat with a modest decrease of 1.9% …

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“Brass Tacks” Special Report to Fully Implement Duty to Serve Federal Law Duty to Serve Manufactured Housing Via Robust Home-Only Lending

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  Those inside the room described it as a “brass tacks” meeting, not a “photo op” session as some others in MHVille often focus on.   Multiple sources indicated that all in attendance already know each other.  So, this wasn’t a “sugar coating” session, per a participant. Rather, the discussion …

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MMI Report – Job Housing Retail Correlations July 2019, plus Manufactured Housing Equities Updates

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Marcus and Millichap (MMI) is one of the manufactured home connected firms tracked in our evening/nightly closing stock tickers and markets reports. MMI brokers commercial real estate, including manufactured home communities. The firm tracks and provide research reports on several relevant topics for housing and manufactured home industry professionals.  On …

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“Manufactured Housing Presents an Unparalleled Opportunity to Provide Market-Wide Relief,” Says Non-Profit

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  The headline above is a pull-quote from a non-profit organization that is routinely involved in manufactured housing advocacy. A nonprofit is given tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations, but they also have reporting and other requirements.    Prior to digging into the full text of the …

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Concern Addressed, HUD Staff “Waiting Out” Secretary Carson Tenure to “Return…Harsher…Costly…Unnecessary” Regulations

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In a recent letter to HUD Secretary Carson obtained by MHProNews, several hot button issues were raised. The letter includes these pull-quotes: • “…concerned that current program staff may simply be “waiting out” your tenure at HUD and the Trump Administration in order to return to a harsher, more costly …

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Unfinished Business – Celebrating Life, Orange Cats, Web-Tech, and Manufactured Housing

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  We all grieve and come to grips with death differently. We all have unfinished business in life too.  This will address examples of both relevant to developments in our industry.    Over the years, we’ve worked with several video and web-tech personalities. As in any profession, some were obviously …

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Freddie Mac Single-Family Duty to Serve Manufactured Housing – Viable Source Of Affordable, Sustainable Homeownership – Fact-Check

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“More than 22 million families are homeowners because of manufactured housing. It just might be the critical source of affordable housing the industry needs. We’re providing innovative and flexible financing solutions to support this market,” proclaims a page from the Freddie Mac website.   Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, …

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Aiming to Sell More Manufactured Homes Via More Low and No Down Payment Loans? Overlooked Lending Spotlighted

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The typical financing options that manufactured home sellers think about are those offered by personal property lenders, and to a lesser extent, land-home loans. Those are offered by a few well known companies that operate in manufactured housing.   But there are a number of states that offer low and …

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Report: FTC Imposes Record $5 Billion Dollar Fine, plus Manufactured Housing Stock Updates

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Facebook is one of the tech giants that millions love but millions also hate.  Today, word is out that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will settle privacy concerns with Facebook for a runaway record $5 billion dollars.  On a day when record-after-record was set on the major markets – and …

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HUD’s Website – Problematic, Purportedly Inaccurate Information on Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000

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  A contact at HUD has told MHProNews that the contents from the page linked here were not on their official website about two years ago.   A contact with the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has told MHProNews that this is ‘old’ information, that they protested years …

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Giving Credit Where Due, HUD Secretary Ben Carson on Affordable Housing, Homelessness, and Manufactured Homes

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  “It was a good event.”  – Manufactured Housing Institute member, speaking about the Innovative Housing Showcase     “News is the first rough draft of history.” –   Maxim based upon phrase first attributed to Philip Leslie Graham (July 18, 1915 – August 3, 1963) was an American newspaperman. He …

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AOC Praised by President Trump’s Economics Advisor on Fed Topic, plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

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A good bit of the business news is about the Dow topping 27,000 for the first time.  It is important. But on the MHProNews we have historically looked at topics that get less attention, because they are more important to our professional and investor audiences on this industry-leading specialty site. …

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Surprise! Champion Leads in #1 State of Texas, Factory Production Facts By HUD Code Manufactured Home Builder

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  “Skyline Champion Corporation was formed June 1st, 2018 as the result of the combination of Skyline Corporation and Champion Enterprises Holdings, LLC. The combined company employs over 7,000 people and is one of the largest homebuilders in North America. With over 67 years of homebuilding experience and 38 manufacturing …

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Manufactured Housing Institute Community-Investor ‘Deal,’ News Tip Explored

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  Report Prologue. To those even somewhat in the know about the manufactured home industry profession, there are some things that are so odd that it almost defies belief.    It is precisely the bizarre or dubious that merits added professionals’, advocates’, and policy makers’ attention. Whatever is weird or …

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Community Leader Calls for Rejection of Bill Backed by Manufactured Housing Institute, NAMHCO, Prosperity Now

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  There are some things that ought to immediately raise a cautionary flag when they occur, a point that will be made further below in our analysis of what follows first.   A courtesy message that was forwarded will be shown and is being republished with the expressed written permission …

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Manufacturers Trade Group Floats “A Way Forward” – Immigration Fix Plan

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  The National Association for Manufacturers (NAM) has for years weighed in topics with respect to the regulatory environment or other public policy issues. Over the years, MHProNews has periodically highlighted some of their findings that could or do apply to the manufactured housing industry.   With the border, immigration …

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Battle for Minority Voters, Tim Scott (SC-R), Cory Booker (NJ-D), 2020 Campaigns, plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

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The report this morning that the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is reporting a modest dip in small business confidence could have several possible causes. Certainly, one of the concerns is political uncertainty. Much of the energy in the Democratic Party since the 2018 midterms seems to be on …

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“Poverty Apartheid,” “Hidden Homeless” – Living in Vehicles Symbolize Growing Problem of Lack of Affordable Housing

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The quotes above are pulled from the videos below.  They spotlight the tension and a growing awareness of the problem of not only the homeless living in cardboard boxes, tents, or on the street. But there are also the ‘hidden homeless’ who are living for an extended period of time …

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June 2019 Business Optimism Dips, Says New NFIB Survey

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  In a release to MHProNews, the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) reports that business optimism, while still high, has taken a dip.  NFIB, per sources there, has hundreds of manufactured home industry companies as members, among the roughly 325,000 companies that comprise the trade group.   For those …

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