Manufactured Homes

Done! AG Bag$ Manufactured Modular Home Retailer

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“Attorney General (AG) Lawrence Wasden has announced the conclusion of a consumer protection lawsuit against manufactured home retailer Hathaway Homes Group, LLC, and its former owner, Paul J. Hathaway,” the Idaho AG’s Office told the Daily Business News on MHProNews. “Judgments entered…in Fremont County District Court restrict Hathaway Homes and …

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MarketWatch Reports on Manufactured Housing, 2018-2019

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It’s Flashback Friday. Reviewing two reports by MarketWatch are timely, and ought to make followers of the popular personal finance guru Dave Ramsey, or HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver sit up and think again. These are equally timely because of the arguably injustice that is taking place in …

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Bryan Manufactured Homes Ban Passed, But Petition Count, Other Legal Moves May Stop Texas City

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WTAW, Bryan’s website, and locals on the ground tell the Daily Business News on MHProNews that “The Bryan city council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to eliminate future manufactured home placement on individual lots. Joining Greg Owens, who made the motion, and Buppy Simank, who seconded the motion, were Reuben Marin, …

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“Economic Racism.” Angry Residents, Students, Civic Leaders Fight Plan to Ban Affordable Manufactured Homes, Industry Professionals Sound Off

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  “The proposed action by the City of Bryan is an unvarnished and discriminatory attack against lower and moderate-income citizens who rely on manufactured homes as affordable, non-subsidized housing.  The proposal is seriously misguided at best, as noted by Tony Kovach and Lance Inderman, and stands in direct conflict with …

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Canadian Firm Gobbling Up Dozens of Manufactured Home Communities

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“New Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust CEO Mark Kenney isn’t wasting any time putting his stamp on the trust, announcing its second major purchase of manufactured homes communities (MHCs) in the past three weeks. The latest acquisition of 23 Canadian communities, comprising 3,469 pads, means the trust will …

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Gannett Media Exposés, MH Community Owner Moves Sparks Outrage – IEDs of Manufactured Housing

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Given the nature of the internet, bad news in one part of the country travels nationally and globally. So, while this specific incident may or may not seem to be in your market(s), or that of some professional that you know, this Gannett Company media series of exposés could well …

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It’s Your Money, Future – Snapshot of Leading 2020 Democratic Contenders for Oval Office

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 We’ve curated tonight’s report from 3 different sources that cover the left-right media divide. It will be laced – of course – with our own Daily Business News on MHProNews manufactured home industry focused analysis. By way of disclosure, our plan for this campaign season is to do something different.  …

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MH IDEAL, Understanding Manufactured Housing’s Choke Points, Tunica Show Day 3

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Numbers of manufactured home independents, many of whom are so called ‘street retailers’ or independently owned communities, producers, lenders, and other professionals from MHVille stopped the MHProNews team to say ‘thank you’ while walking show homes or the exhibit hall. Among them was an independent retailer who had acquired a …

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Spreading City Ban on Individual Lot Placements Threatens Independently Owned Manufactured Home Communities, Retailers, Residents, and HUD Code Producers

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  Former volume retailer, community owner and Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) award winner Marty Lavin has referred to the HUD Code has a discrimination code. State association executive J.D. Harper has called the bias against manufactured housing and their residents an example of “economic racism.” It will be recalled that …

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Urgency Grows, Another City Prepares Ban on Manufactured Homes

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The report of yet another American city considering a ban on new manufactured housing is the most recent warning-flag for an issue that has been growing for several years in states across the country. City of Bryan, TX, District Two Councilman Prentiss Madison, told KBTX that he is getting calls …

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Smile! You’re on Candid Camera! Security, Casino Hotels, and Fix the MH Trick$ Tunica Event

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Relax. Smile. Have no fear. Be at peace.  Among the safest places a civilian in the U.S. can be is at a hotel casino, where security cameras abound. They are supported by armed security, who may be plain clothes as well as uniformed. Then there are local police or other …

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Subsidized Housing vs Manufactured Homes, Community Owner Marge Clark Sounds Off

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The website of Marge Clark’s Grand Lakeview Estates website says “FOR forty-four years we have been improving the quality of life and reducing the cost of living for our residents, who’ve downsized from their “big” houses.” The new HUD budget proposal for 2020 is out.  It calls for billions of …

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Sounds Off on Housing Market, Opportunity Zones, More

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There is discussion of the 2020 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Budget, and its impact on housing. There talk about opportunity zones, something that could prove useful for manufactured home producers, among others. Then there is discussion by Secretary Carson on homelessness and more. This week, Secretary Ben Carson appeared …

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Tim Williams, PBS News’ Bad Bargain, Manufactured Housing Institute, Buffett’s Mirror, and Clayton’s Costume

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“If you are willing to abandon your principles for convenience, or social acceptability, they are not your principles, they are you costume.”   – Joe Concha, the Hill.  “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett per BrainyQuote.   “What we learn from …

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President Donald Trump Talks About Factory Built Housing Legend to Scouts

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There are several kinds of people when it comes to President Donald J. Trump, or any other human being for that matter. Some will only look at the name, and what they think is bad about the man, for whatever reasons. Yet anyone who looks into a mirror closely enough …

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Sheila Dey, Western Manufactured Housing Communities Assoc, Tells Capitol – Manufactured Homes Could Ease Housing Crisis, Report and Analysis

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Sheila Dey, JD, is the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association, per their website. Dey is well known in many parts of the industry and leads one of the purportedly stronger and better-funded trade groups in manufactured housing. To dot the i’s and t’s …

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Dramatic Reversal, City Passes Urgency Ordinance Effectively Banning Manufactured Homes, Front & Back Stories

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The message below was sent from MHProNews publisher, L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach, was sent this morning to Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) General Counsel, Rick Robinson, JD.   Several MHI members, and independents were among those BCC’d in this message. — Email to MHI VP and General Counsel, Rick Robinson — …

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MHVille Exclusive – Democrats Senators Sign Anti-Competitive Practices Letter to DoJ, Plus MH Market Updates

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Some power-readers of the Daily Business News on MHProNews have effectively said, ‘you need to be blunt in telling your readers how often you raise issues that no one else in manufactured housing trade media raises.’  Others have expressed this notion, ‘your wheat and chaff’ and sourcing across the aisle …

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Trust in News, Washington Post vs Investors Business Daily Poll Results, MHVille Impacts

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“After proving to be America’s most accurate national poll in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, preliminary results for 2016 show the IBD/TIPP poll has now been the most accurate in each of the last four election cycles,” said Investors Business Daily (IBD). TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence (TIPP) and IBD collaborate in public polling.  Their website …

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Thorns and Roses In Manufactured Home Community Controversy

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Affordable housing is in crisis in much of America. Manufactured homes are the most proven solution that has been hiding in plain sight for decades.  As a recent report reminded readers, there were numerous third-party organizations and media reports in 2018 alone that to various degrees made the case for …

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