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Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Pulling Back the Veil on Controversies

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“Columbus Day is a public holiday in many parts of the United States, but is not a day off in some states. Some government offices are closed because Columbus Day is still a federal government holiday. The day is a legal observance in states like Florida,” says Time and Date. …

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China vs. U.S., Infographic on Chinese Economic Growth, and Manufactured Housing

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MHProNews has noted several times that U.S. factory builders have for some years purchased products from China. But the impact of U.S.-Chinese trade goes beyond what nation’s stamp is on a light fixture or other component going into an American made HUD Code manufactured home.   Near the heart of …

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Great or Gone? Obstacles and Opportunities in Manufactured Housing, plus Sunday Morning Headlines Week in Review 10.6 to 10.13.2019

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“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford, per Brainy Quotes.     Our manufactured home industry has been celebrated, in events like the Innovative Housing Showcase (IHS), and in numerous other ways. But manufactured housing – its homeowners and professionals- …

Great or Gone? Obstacles and Opportunities in Manufactured Housing, plus Sunday Morning Headlines Week in Review 10.6 to 10.13.2019 Read More

Paul Barretto, Sr. Manager Fannie Mae, Manufactured Housing Initiatives, FHFA Lobbying Regulations, Duty to Serve, and Manufactured Housing Institute

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Per LinkedIn, Paul Barretto was “Senior Manager – Product Management and Development, Single Family Mortgage Strategic Initiatives” at Fannie Mae from Aug 2001 – Mar 2018.” Barretto is now involved in something called the “Manufactured Housing Initiatives.” The operation has a website started in 2018 that is still incomplete. “Manufactured …

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Comparing Manufactured Home Single and Multi-Sectional Data, State by State, 2018 vs. 2019

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It would be comical if it wouldn’t be so sad. There are those in manufactured housing trade media and certain association leaders who try to paint a ‘sunshine and roses’ picture of the state of manufactured housing. Really? But a look at the data below reveals the stubborn facts. In …

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China-U.S. Moving Toward Deal? Plus, Manufactured Housing Investing, Stock Updates

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Programming note: There will be a special report on MHProNews tomorrow on a hot manufactured housing finance related topic. Our focus tonight, as the headline notes, is the word that sent the markets up. More on that along with the closing ticker on manufactured home industry connected stocks below.   …

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Post-Legacy Housing Event Report, Public and Behind the Scenes Data

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“Bulk Leasing for Park/Communities was a huge hit at our 2019 Semi-Annual Georgia Home Sale,” said Casey Mack, marketing and retail program leader for Legacy Housing Corporation (LEGH). Let Besides the stock unit sold, “Over 100+ units leased will be going into parks and communities across the south,” Mack said. …

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“I Dare You!” Next Week, 2020 Democratic Hopefuls Debate, Today’s Look at POTUS Trump’s Minneapolis Rally, Insights and Lessons

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    “Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” – Sun Tzu, Chinese Philosopher, Strategist, per Everyday Power. “It is more important to out-think your enemy, than to outfight him.” – Sun Tzu, per Everyday Power.   There are tactics and strategies that have yet to be …

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Wow! Giving Credit, Interesting – What Rick Robinson, MHI’s General Counsel, Said About Zoning Battles

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At MHProNews, its part of our code to present an accurate presentation of a given topic. We also believe in giving credit where it is due. That’s putting the principle of the ‘separating the wheat from the chaff’ to work. With that in mind, the following is an article from …

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FBN’s Roth – In Defense of Small Business, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

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Before diving into the headline, as a teaser for an upcoming report, there will be a look at a progressive publication’s deep dive into one of the wealthiest, most successful individuals. As a coy head fake, that person’s business operation is involved in factory-home building. That said, tonight we will …

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Council of Economic Advisors on U.S. Unemployment Rate, Hard Data, Insights for Manufactured Housing Professionals, Marketers

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The White House recently released this report to MHProNews by the Council of Economic Advisors on the U.S. employment data. It is based upon the Bureau of Labor Statistics (LBS). It follows below unedited, and will be followed by an MHProNews analysis.   U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to 50-Year Low …

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Native American, Racial Minorities in Housing and Manufactured Homes, per FED, Harmed by Lending Practices, Clayton Homes, Berkshire Hathaway Affiliated Lenders Cited

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In a release to MHProNews is the following from the Minneapolis Fed. Manufactured homes are part of their new research, and in the full documentation provided further below, Berkshire Hathaway lenders and Clayton Homes are referenced in an unfavorable light. First, the Minneapolis Fed news media release which will be …

Native American, Racial Minorities in Housing and Manufactured Homes, per FED, Harmed by Lending Practices, Clayton Homes, Berkshire Hathaway Affiliated Lenders Cited Read More

As Democratic Presidential Hopeful Field Leaders Are Fraying… Hillary 2020?

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  Let’s be clear. Matt Drudge and his editors have a sense of humor. A CNN political commentator Chris Cillizza is not saying former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is back in the Democratic field for president, but he admits that it is more possible than he previously thought. Here …

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NFIB Frets Over Regulatory Bill, POTUS Trump Signs Small Biz EO, plus Manufactured Housing Investment, Stock Updates

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For tens of millions, perception is reality. That’s a challenge for manufactured housing professionals, as several recent reports on MHProNews reflect. There is an entirely different world of news that millions of Americans never see or hear, depending on what media outlets a person selects. Because MHProNews scours a left-right …

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Newsy, Peeling Back Media Bias, Manufactured Housing Sales, Investing, Politics, and You

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The state of the media in and out of manufactured housing is an issue that impacts our industry day-by-day. In presentations to live professional audiences in various states across the country, L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach has asked a simple question to make the point. It is a variation that goes …

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Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, MHVillage, Manufactured Housing Institute Leaders Challenged

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The message that follows was sent by our publisher yesterday morning to various elected, selected, self-named, or appointed leaders in their respective organizations. Various forms of feedback and responses confirm that they were received. Following the message there will be some commentary, related information and analysis. We’ll note as a …

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Does MHVillage, Datacomp Depress Manufactured Housing Valuations?

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It’s a serious question. The question could be based upon numerous possible examples. But let’s pick just one. It’s the screen capture below from a recent issue of MHVillage produced MHInsider, advertising – of course – their sister brand, Datacomp. To see the screen capture below full size, click to …

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Politics, News, Economic Slowdown, Dem RCP Latest, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

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Axios would tilt more toward the political left when it comes to their pithy reports, often geared for a younger audience. They are among several news outlets, including CNBC, that have reported that “…the –[economic] slowdown seems largely the result of political decisions…” That should be a warning sign for …

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Charges Filed Against Mobile Home Resident, More Pending, the Other Side of the Story?

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It was not too long before we began publishing MHProNews that our publisher was providing professional management services for a mid-sized manufactured home community operator. That upper-Midwestern firm had an inside joke that several management team members would tell one another when certain kinds of surprising- to shocking-incidents occurred. They …

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