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June Justice for Manufactured Home Owners, Professionals, Lenders and Investors

June Justice for Manufactured Home Owners, Professionals, Lenders and Investors 

Trade media and MH industry news, videos, commentary and reports ought to be a sobering responsibility. There are many topics, challenges and issues ever at play. We strive to bring you balance, insights, facts and more that you may not find anywhere else in MHVille.

CupofCoffeeWithKennyLipschutzHomeFirstCertifiedCommunities-MHProNews250x272For example, there is a need for spotlighting successful operations, as you’ll see great insights and takeaways from this month’s interview with an award winner…A Cup of Coffee with…Kenny Lipschutz at HomeFirst Certified Communities, see below.

There is a need to look more deeply and from a different angle at hot issues such as Duty to Serve Manufactured TitusDareEagleOneFinancial-postedMHProNews-50x50-Housing by the GSEs, as Titus Dare does in the follow up to his popular first Industry Voices column. That’s down under with 22 other articles too.

There is a need to keep up with what industry giant Clayton Homes is doing, in two featured articles this month, linked below.

Justice for Manufactured Housing – As Promised – Spotlighting the CFPB’s Richard Cordray

The mobile screen captures knitted together below done today at the time shown reveals how many hits this trade publications is getting on page one of Google on Richard Cordray, CFPB and MHLending. A named organization’s website should be first in a Google, and the CFPB’s is. But look what follows those CFPB links…

…about half are directly linked to our work on home owners and industry professionals behalf.  Someone has to set the record straight for online researchers, and as you’ll see below, we are actively part of the solution!

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This required 3 screen captures to get all of page 1 of the keyword search shown at the top.  Image credits, Google mobile screen capture.

We’ve also spotlighted some issues that will be controversial to some, but are already being praised by others for our willingness to tackle what’s happening – and not happening – in Arlington, VA in the DC metro with MHI and manufactured housing regulatory issues – including finance and regulations. Look at the facts. Read, ponder, discuss and share those links below. We Provide, You Decide ©.

You’ll also find a robust line up of new videos, news, fair housing, marketing, sales, legal, inspirational, reputation management/marketing, a new subject on MH commercial lending, and much more! 23 featured articles in all!

With no further adieu, please dive into the June 2016 Featured Articles and Reports found on the home page of MHProNews, below the Daily Business News modules in the center column.

Featured Articles and Reports for Vol. 7, No. 9, 2016

Alphabetically by Category

 

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

 

• “Whiny Neighbor”

by Nadeen Green, JD

nadeen-green-mhpronews-comWhen I teach others about reasonable accommodations required for persons with disabilities, we often talk about “whiny neighbors” – those folks who want to know why someone has an animal that is not pet-policy-compliant at the community, or why someone gets to have a reserved parking space.

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• Open Letter – CFPB Director Richard Cordray – On Taking Responsibility for Harming Millions

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

tony- kovach6.3.2016-CFPB Director Richard Corday, As you know, you are tasked with Protecting Consumers, yet the evidence shows that you know that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations are harming millions:

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• How to do a Promissory Note and Security Agreement

by Marc Lifeset, JD + Jeff Barringer, JD

MarcLifesetandJeff_BarringerJD_postedonmhpronews_comMarc Lifset and Jeff Barringer will dissect for you our state-of-the-art form of chattel-loan promissory note and security agreement, or, as we will refer to it, the Note.


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• Lawsuit Charges Eviction from MH Community is Discriminatory 

by Matthew Silver

matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-comMHProNews posted a story May 25, 2016 regarding the Waples Mobile Home Park in Fairfax, VA being charged with violation of federal and state fair housing laws for evicting residents who do not have Social Security cards, which a legal aid group says is discriminatory because it disproportionately affects Latinos.

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FINANCING

Northpoint Commercial Finance is Revolutionizing the Manufactured Housing Industry 

by John Durnien

john_durnien_NorthpointCommercialFinance-postedMHProNews50x50Northpoint Commercial Finance, headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, is bringing some innovative ideas to the inventory finance industry.

 

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• Dodd-Frank Act Remains a Stumbling Block to Manufactured Home Lending 

by Matthew Silver

matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com1Steve Sinovic, writing in abqjournal, says sales of manufactured home sales are up, a popular and affordable housing choice for New Mexicans, some eighteen percent of whom live in manufactured housing.

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• Lawsuit Charges Eviction from MH Community is Discriminatory 

by Matthew Silver

matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com1MHProNews posted a story May 25, 2016 regarding the Waples Mobile Home Park in Fairfax, VA being charged with violation of federal and state fair housing laws for evicting residents who do not have Social Security cards, which a legal aid group says is discriminatory because it disproportionately affects Latinos.

Read more…

 

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

• Duty To Serve by GSEs-Long-term Mortgages on Leased Land – It’s Already Been Done! 

by Titus Dare

TitusDareEagleOneFinancial-postedMHProNews-50x50-TOPIC – Did You Know? GSEs have already made chattel loans in Leaseholds & the “TOP SECRET” Chattel Loans purchased by Fannie

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• Clayton Home Building Group Selects Birmingham for Inaugural Home Show 

by Lexi Holdbrook

lexi-holdbrooks-MarkSteinConsulting-ClaytonHomesPR-postedMHProNews50x50Clayton Homes, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, hosted its inaugural Clayton Birmingham Home Show from May 17 – 19, 2016 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.

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• Open Letter – Tim Williams, MHI Chairman – Correcting Errors, Crossing the Goal Line 

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach

tony- kovach6.2.2016 – To: Tim Williams, Chairman, Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI).

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• Clayton Homes Ashville Manufactured Home Show – Photos and Numbers 

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

tony- kovachOur sources at Clayton Homes tell us the following about their recent Asheville Show. By photos and by the numbers, here’s the snapshot of their event in North Carolina.

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• Why has MHI Issued a News Release on DOE Proposals Prior to the Rule Being Published? Q&A with M. Mark Weiss of MHARR 

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

tony- kovachAs regular readers of MHProNews know, MHARR’s new president took the reigns there almost 1½ years ago.

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• Why Richard “Dick” Jennison and Lesli Gooch at MHI Should Resign or Go 

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

tony- kovachFor some years, this scribe and others have tried to correct the kinds of issues that will be cited in this column in an off-the-radar fashion.

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• Why did 4-9-16 MHI’s Housing Alert Mislead Association and Industry Members?

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

tony- kovachLet’s begin with the facts. On April 9, 2016 MHI sent out a housing alert to MHProNews and other industry members. It read like the copy you see below.

 • Bottom Line Change in MH Marketing and $ale$

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

tony- kovachChange is a constant in life.

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• Manufactured Home Retailers and Communities – Bottom Line Booster by Sunshine Homes – Tuesdays with Tony 

by Soheyla Kovach
SoheylaKovach-WebsiteDevelopment+SupportServices-MHProNews-com-photo83degreesmediaJulieBranaman-posted-MHProNews-com-50x50-Sunshine Homes is offering the second round of their popular webinar – Tuesdays with Tony – a marketing and sales coaching session. See the video below.

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• A Cup of Coffee with…Kenny Lipschutz, HomeFirst™ Certified Communities 

a-cup-mhmsm-com1) Who, What and Where: (Your name and your formal title at Brookside Companies/ HomeFirst™ Certified Communities and where your company is based).

I am Kenny Lipschutz, Chief Executive Officer of Brookside Companies and President of HomeFirst™ Certified Communities.

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• UMH Community Hosting Baseball Legend “Doc” Gooden; UMH Chair to Present at NAREIT 

by Matthew Silver
matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com1UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE:UMH) announces it will host three-time champion World Series pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden on June 18, 2016 at the manufactured home community owner’s Kinnebrook Estates in Monticello, New York.

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• CFPB Director Cordray tells Whistleblower to have her Attorneys “Back Down” 

by Matthew Silver

matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com1Claiming senior managers within her office bullied and demoted her for filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office, Angela Martin said in testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services that

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• Drew Hits New Stock High; Equity LifeStyle Properties Declares Dividend 

by Matthew Silver
matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com1Drew Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DW) stock hit a new 52-week high Fri., May 27, $77.31, 44 cents shy of a ten dollar bill increase over the 50-day moving average of $67.63, and finally closing at $77.19.

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MARKETING

• The Power of Review Videos

by Wayne Coakley

WayneCoakleyGrenadeMarketingGroupReputationMarketing-ManufacturedHousing-55x62 headshot_MHProNews-com-Who loves to watch videos?

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PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

• Are you letting your past determine your present

by Tim Connor, CSP

tim-connor-mhmsm-comThe past is history regardless of its positives or negatives.

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ZigOn Failing

by Zig Ziglar

zig-ziglarMost parents experience the joy of watching their children turn over, then crawl, then stand up and then take those first steps.

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SALES

• Frank Rolfe’s Ten Tips to Pros on Manufactured Home Selling – Video 

by L.A. “Tony” Kovach

tony- kovachThis fast-paced video is taken from a longer panel discussion that featured Frank Rolfe, partner in Mobile Home University, MHP Funds and RV Horizons.

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