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Facts – Manufactured Home Shipment, Production Data by States, Sizes, Floors – Plus Sunday Headlines in Review

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  Almost every seasoned professional will know the importance of collecting data as a measure for achievement and proficiency. Companies need data, investors, bankers, advocates, professionals, researchers, and public officials all need hard, reliable numbers too. We will begin with facts, and then make some analysis before proceeding to the …

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“Sean of the Dead,” Frank Rolfe, Investor-Professional Education, God, and Affordable Manufactured Homes

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  “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” – Isaiah 5:20, New International Version (NIV), per Bible Gateway.   As thousands of daily readers have come to know, every part …

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What’s the Potential? Imagining Manufactured Housing Industry That’s Understood and Respected

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There are scores of interesting to hot topics in manufactured housing. Some think that the industry’s potential is 500,000 to 1,000,000 new HUD Code manufactured homes annually or more.  What has to happen to achieve that level of performance?   In no particular order of importance, here is a partial …

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Fed’s Powell, ‘No Recession Ahead’ Data-Driven Economic Optimism, plus Manufactured Home Investment Updates

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Markets generally rose today on overall positive economic news, coupled with positive comments by the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. The door was left open for more rate cuts, which speculation has been will be .25 points later this month, to perhaps ½ percent rate cut. We’ll look at the …

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Manufactured Housing Part of Trump Administration Housing Finance Reform Plan

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According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD release to MHProNews, “As a direct result of the Trump Administration’s pro-growth policies, unemployment is at 50-year low and American families are earning higher incomes and enjoying more opportunities than seemed possible just a few years ago. There is still …

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National Communities Council of the Manufactured Housing Institute “Code of Ethics,” SSK Communities Update, Review

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First, the facts – per the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) National Communities Council (NCC) documents, both quoted at length and also attached in their original form further below. Then, there will be some analysis and commentary.   NATIONAL COMMUNITIES COUNCIL CODE OF ETHICS As a Member of the Manufactured Housing …

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“Rape, Pillage, and Murder” Reactions from Industry Professionals to Frank Rolfe Report

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  The statements that follow are from manufactured home industry professionals from border-to-border.  They are in response to the article linked here and further below.   Comments in brackets are edited in for clarity and are in black. Typos are in the originals.  As we often do, the quoted text …

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Cramer – No Recession, Data Shows U.S. Economic Strength Upper Hand for POTUS Trump with China, plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

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Markets soared today, as the chart at the left and below reflects. Mentioning that the U.S. and China will meet in a few weeks is all that it takes for some investors to get motivated. CNBC’s Jim Cramer sounded off today on the question if China, trade, recession, and more.  …

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Investors, Frank Rolfe’s Mobile Home U Thinking on “Why You Should Never Build A Mobile Home Park”

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  There are several issues that are holding up the progress of individual businesses that in turn collectively make up the manufactured home industry.   For the past few years, the management of MHProNews, using at times MHLivingNews too, has performed fact-checks and analysis that systematically look at a given topic.  …

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The Challenge

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  There will be Daily Business News on MHProNews reports as normal later today. But we are preparing a special feature on Manufactured Home Living News.  Please watch for it there.   That MHLivingNews item will be the first of a series of articles there that will be relevant to …

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Dozens of State AGs Prep Antitrust Action, plus Manufactured Home Investing Updates

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Reading on the other manufactured home industry trade sites or journals might lead one to believe that all is well and good in MHVille. A look at the latest new manufactured home shipment data says otherwise. Or if the word ‘antitrust’ comes up at all with bloggers, it may be to …

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Cornell’s ‘Ugly Duckling Turns a Profit: Investing in Manufactured Home Communities,’ Real Estate Review Analysis

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  Lera Covington’s bio on the Cornell University real estate school website says as follows. “Lera is a second-year dual degree candidate pursing an MPS in Real Estate and Masters of Regional Planning at the Baker Program of Real Estate and the Department of City and Regional Planning.”   “Robust …

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Case Against Clayton Homes

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  The all caps that follow are from the original quoted source. As a notice for new MHProNews readers, we often turn quotes bold and brown to make it ‘pop,’ but otherwise the quote is as in the original.   “PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW WE CAN FILE A CLASS ACTION …

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Just the Facts? Mobile Home U, Manufactured Housing Institute, MHVillage, Manufactured Home Community Count?

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  For some years there has been a serious question mark about just how many land-lease manufactured home communities there are in the United States, as longtime, regular readers of MHProNews know.  For public officials, media, researchers, investors, advocates and others, not knowing is problematic.   The issue arises in …

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Latest HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Data for July 2019 Mixed

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  The latest HUD Code manufactured housing production data for July 2019 is out. Those facts compiled for HUD and provided by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) are found below.   The news is mixed.  July 2019 production is up year over year vs. July 2018.  But …

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Historic Global Warming 10 Year Warning, Said UN Report, plus Manufactured Home Investment Updates

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With Hurricane Dorian is still mostly offshore as this is being written, with just the outer bands impacting parts of Florida, today is a good day to focus on the issue of climate change. Certainly, several 2020 politicos and others are doing so too.  Given that housing costs are and …

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Illusion of Choice? Mainstream Media Consolidation, Affordable Housing, and Manufactured Home News

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  The concerns about the consolidation of power over what the public sees, hears, and reads bridges the left-right political divide. But that doesn’t mean that the various factions agree on what if anything is to be done.   As a preface, let’s note that each part of the headline …

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“When I think About Chuck, He Made Me Tough” – Coaching Corner, and Manufactured Housing

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The headline will be the punch line.   In America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions, Andy Russell described Chuck Noll’s assessment of the team upon his arrival. “Look, I’ve been watching the game films since I took the job.  And I can tell you guys that the reason you’ve been …

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Two $500,000 Grants for Modular Workforce Housing

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  “Across the state, there is a shortage of affordable, workforce housing,” said Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who serves as board chair of Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), said the Elkhart Truth. “This funding will allow for the construction of modular single-family homes built by Indiana-based manufacturers. …

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U.S. Labor, China-American Trade, Warren Buffett, and Housing – High Cost of Short-Range Thinking?

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Labor Day is an apt time to seriously ponder the impact of decades of U.S. trade policies on American workers and U.S. companies.   The Congressional Research Service (CRS) updated their report, China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States on June 25, 2019. From page …

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