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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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5 Fastest Growing Suburbs, But Housing Report Signals Shift, New Woes

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  A new report by left-of-center CNBC examines mainstream housing trends that once again, ought to spell opportunity for manufactured homes, and other factory-based housing builders.   Three top lines: ·        The housing shortage that fueled competition and resulted in sky-high price gains throughout 2017 and the first half of …

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Billionaire Tom Steyer’s Campaign Targets “Rigged System,” Joe Biden’s Millions Since Leaving White House, plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

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Just as the first defection from the 2020 Democratic party hopeful list was announced, billionaire Tom Steyer has announced his own run for the Oval Office as a Democrat. The green energy activist will compete with former VP Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders on our evening report tonight, as …

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Senator Kamala Harris Releases Details of New Home Ownership Plan

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  With increased visibility after her debate performance in Miami comes increased pressure on the campaign of Senator Kamala Harris (CA-D) to set herself apart from others in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary hopeful field.   The Harris campaign has released a plan that is being met with mixed …

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Want to Sell More Affordable Housing? Discover Top U.S. Karaoke Bar – a Manufactured Home

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Want to see more manufactured home sales in the U.S.?  One of the proven ways of accomplishing that aim is to help people ‘connect’ with the product being offered. Authentic story telling is one such method.   Among the top 15 Karaoke bars in the U.S. is Santa’s Pub, according …

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U.S. Debt Compared to Other Nations, Topic Few Discuss, plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

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There are those who say that the growing federal debt is a threat to the economy.  They point a finger at President Trump, the GOP, and the tax cuts of 2017. In fairness, many of those same finger-pointers were mute when the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats added roughly an …

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