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MHI Members Are Urged to Contact House Members and Request They Join the Congressional Manufactured Housing Caucus

The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) reports that on January 26, Reps. Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) began circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support the manufactured housing industry and millions of American families that rely on a manufactured home as …

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California Bill Would Help Municipalities Defend Rent Control

A California state legislator is looking into a bill that would allow city and county governments, when successful in defending rent control ordinances, to charge the party who brought the challenge for the government’s legal expenses, according to the San Jose Mercury News. A representative of Assemblyman Bill Monning, D-Carmel, …

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Remodelers Expect Market Gains During 2011

The latest National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) report says remodelers are starting to see an uptick in interest from consumers who are considering future remodeling projects. Remodeling Market Index (RMI) edged up to 41.5 in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to 40.8 in the third quarter. An RMI …

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CAVCO Moves Into Black

Cavco Industries announced financial results Friday for the third quarter and first nine months of its fiscal year 2011 ended December 31, 2010.    Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 totaled $39,612,000, up 9 percent from $36,369,000 for the third quarter of fiscal year 2010.  Net income attributable …

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Maynard: Nothing Like the HUD Code in Canada

While manufactured homes in the United States are somewhat distinct from other forms of both factory-built and site-built housing because they follow federal manufacturing and safety standards, Kathleen Maynard, Executive Director and CEO of the Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute explains in an exclusive interview with MHMSM.com that there is no …

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MH Stocks Close Lower

Stocks remained essentially flat Thursday while the Manufactured Housing Composite Value lost nearly one percent. The biggest decliner was Deer Valley Corp., down nearly four percent. Sun Communities and Global Diversified Industries posted small gains.

Oklahoma Association Provides Tornado Emergency Outreach

An Oklahoma Legislator is working with the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma to help provide sample emergency plans for manufactured and mobile home communities to prevent deaths in the event of a tornado. Oklahoma State Rep. Pat Ownbey has made several legislative attempts to mandate the emergency plans, but has …

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Judge Sides with Tenants in Rent-Control Case

From California and NoozHawk.com, Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Denise de Bellefeuille issued a decision this week siding with the tenants of Rancho Mobile Home Park in a lengthy battle over rent control. After years of pricey legal battles, the city had approved an agreement with the community owner, …

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Dow Crosses 12,000, Pulls Back

The Dow moved across the 12,000 line several times on Wednesday, then fell back, ending at 11,985. Many manufactured housing and related stocks outperformed the averages, however. Axle maker TJT Inc. was up more than eight percent; Universal Forest Products and Drew Industries were up more than three percent. Barnes …

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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Fewer Americans are applying for mortgages. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey Wednesday for the week ending January 21, finding that a measure of mortgage loan application volume decreased 12.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.  On an unadjusted basis, the …

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NC Paper Features I-House

From North Carolina, Chapel Hill News featured a story on the development of Clayton’s i-house. The article says the home, originally unveiled in 2009, was the result of Kevin Clayton’s goal was to bring sustainable and energy-efficient housing to those who typically could not afford it. The i-house comes in …

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China Hungry for California-Style RV’s

The Los Angeles Times ran a story this week about the developing recreational vehicle industry in China. According to the Times, China is hungry for the kind of recreational vehicles built in Southern California, and entrepreneur Winston Chung has struck a deal with Riverside-based MVP RV to export $5 billion …

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MHI Holds Conference Call with State Associations

MHI held a conference call with 37 member state association executives and their staffs on Thursday, January 20. During the call, MHI staff discussed new Congressional membership of the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee. Discussed were MHI actions related to the review and reform of Dodd-Frank …

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MHI Briefs Congress on Finance and Energy Issues for Manufactured Housing

Industry members participated this week in a high-level briefing on Capitol Hill focused on high energy performance in manufactured and modular homes. Emanuel Levy, Systems Building Research Alliance, and Kevin Clayton, Clayton Homes, Inc., presented to a standing-room-only audience. Manufactured Housing Congressional Caucus co-chair Ken Calvert (R-CA) kicked off the …

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State of the Union “Business Focused”

Analysts are calling Obama’s State of the Union “business focused,” including proposals to aid small business and keep America competitive. The president proposed taking $30 billion repaid by Wall Street banks and using it to provide credit to community banks and small businesses. The president also proposed a new small …

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MHMSM.com Takes a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 2011 Great Southwest Home Show

The first half of the year is the season for home shows, and 2011 is proving to be a milestone for those featuring manufactured housing. Following the successful Louisville Manufactured Housing Show in Kentucky, work is underway to bring the return of another event featuring the economy and innovations of …

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Texas Republicans Push for Dismantling Fannie and Freddie

Housingwire reports that two Texas Republicans, Reps. Jeb Hensarling and Randy Neugebauer, are on the front lines advocating the quick dismantling of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Last week, Neugebauer sent a letter telling Elizabeth Warren she is “tasked with executing a fatally flawed plan” as she forms the Consumer …

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