For Want of a Nail – Manufactured Housing

  For Want of a Nail For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For …

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Cui Bono? “Killing Me Softly,” Manufactured Housing’s New Theme Song?

Whitney Houston died a tragic death. She began her career in Gospel. It was Roberta Flack’s, not Houston’s song, but one might suspect that near …

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Profiting & Correcting – Manufactured Housing Traps, Pitfalls and Swindles

Think triple damages potentially worth millions to some pros that you know, and billions collectively as you read this. You, a friend or colleague may …

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Mobile Home Militia – “Clayton [Homes] Wants Your Cornbread Too” “Join the Revolution” – ‘You Gotta Have Swagger’

  They are industry professionals that currently hail from primarily south-central or southern states. They may hunt, fish, go to the honky-tonk, or go four …

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Warren Kicked Hornet’s Nest – How Move May Connect With MH, Renters, Professionals

  Successful politicians and good brands have much in common. Consider for a moment how Acura’s video commercial made a mark in the blogosphere, one …

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Manufactured Housing Institute Members Defending MHI, Great Debate About Manufactured Home Industry Progress, Problems, and Profits

Both of these messages are from the same person. There will be an upcoming report with on-the-record comments from an MHI board member. The company …

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Radically Aspirational, Black History, Affordable Housing, Social Justice, and Manufactured Homes

To be radical, at its core, means to get to the heart of an issue. Aspirational means a hope that is sought, hopefully one worthy …

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Conquest Capitalism – Thoughts of Chairman Warren Buffett – Billionaires Campaign to Control Trillion Dollar Affordable Housing Market

The year was 1998. It happened to be the year that manufactured housing hit its last peak, but it was also the year that Simon …

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Warren Buffett’s Moat, Understanding Manufactured Housing Requires Grasping Strategic Economic Moats

When someone is introduced to manufactured homes and their tremendous value, they are often shocked. ‘How is this much home for such a modest price …

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God’s Sense of Humor, Tilting After Windmills, Manufactured Housing – Merchants or Crusaders?

What’s wrong is that enough people don’t ask what’s right – that’s a faithful paraphrase of the brilliant writer and believer, G.K. Chesterton. One need …

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Manufactured Housing Institute’s Three Stooges? SECO ‘Leaders’ George F. Allen, Spencer Roane, Tom Lackey and ‘Rent to Own’ Scams?

“Tony…as I think you know, it’s ALWAYS been my position that lease option and rent to own are illegal if they are a “workaround” for …

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Don’t Be Another Victim, Push-Back Pay$, Phase Two of Manufactured Housing Revolution

  If you look around the world, Americans have much to be grateful for, and so too does our once far greater industry. But as …

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FHFA Hearing Before Congress Raises GSEs’ Failure on Manufactured Home Chattel Financing

The Ford-Kavanaugh hearing wasn’t the only place in Washington, D.C. that charges of sexual misconduct were being publicly discussed yesterday.   As was noted by …

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Profitably Defeating “the Long Knives” – 2019 New Year’s Resolution for MHVille

  “…Tony, these guys have long knives…” read part of a message from a former, high ranking, MHI member. Here’s a longer quote from another …

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Affordable Housing – Fleetwood, Champion, Clayton – Genius of the Christmas Story

Depending on who’s estimate we accept, there’s some 550,000 to 660,000 homeless in the richest nation on earth, the U.S.A. As rents rise, so does …

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It’s Your Profession – Investment of Time, Talent, Treasure – So What’s Next?

Political correctness – the PC movement – is arguably a form of manipulation and control. 40+ years ago, long before the PC culture took hold, …

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The American Dream, Arguably Among the Most Profitable, But Least Understood Stories in the USA Today

The American Dream is more than housing that someone owns, but that is a key element to it. Properly understood, this story could bridge much …

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Hanukkah, Advent, Festivals of Light, and Celebrating Manufactured Housing Integrity

  “It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” – Motto of the Christophers.   Our friends, colleagues, clients, and readers …

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Failure, Success and Profitable Truth Detection for Manufactured Housing

  Everyone has had the experience of realizing that something that they had believed about a person, thing or group was untrue.    There are …

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Prosperity Now, Protests, Indivisible Project, Warren Buffett, George Soros, POTUS Donald Trump, MHAction and Manufactured Housing – Following the Money

Prosperity Now. MHAction. Indivisible Project. Billionaires George Soros and Warren Buffett. Each of those are all interconnected. Each of those are involved in protests against …

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  The following are not the only purported purveyors of monopolistic moats, manipulating misinformation, or harmful policies and practices. But they are a good start. …

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GIGO, Esther Sullivan, Clayton Homes, Boston Globe, GSMOL on ‘Manufactured Insecurity-Mobile Home Parks and Americans’ Tenuous Right to Place’

  Like millions of others, during my high school days and at the university, computer geeks used the acronym, GIGO. “Garbage In, Garbage Out.” It …

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Truth, Trump, Tragedy, Triumph, Affordable Housing, and Manufactured Homes

    Let’s stipulate that both President Donald J. Trump and his anti-Trump opponents at times error in various ways. No one is perfect.   …

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To Educate – “Leading Forth” – for Affordable Manufactured Housing Success

  “It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life.” – Mickey Mantle   Every state has its …

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The Rich, Famous, PreFab Homes, Manufactured Housing, Hypocrisy, and You

  There are some who can’t win based upon sound reason and the truth. So, to obtain their goals, they lie, play act, and deceive …

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Principle of ‘The Lesser of Two Evils,’ and MHVille’s Future

  There’s a simple but profoundly useful concept taught be ancient to modern thinkers who ponder business, ethical, moral, political or other issues.   It’s …

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“How Dare You…!” ELS’ Howard Walker Blast at MH Industry Professional

The late Howard Walker, longtime vice chairman of Equity Lifestyle Properties (ELS), and prior Treasurer for the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) had at times a …

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Racism – Getting Increasing Prosperity, Stability, Safety, and Certainty

  Some say it is an attempt to emotionally manipulate you and your neighbor’s common sense, or the evidence from your own eyes.   Let’s …

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FEDs, MHI, Buffett’s Berkshire’s Clayton Homes Moat, Affordable Housing, and Billion$ in Manufactured Home Market Manipulation

  For billions of souls who believe, since the time Cain killed his brother Able, history records how dark emotions and desires have motivated some …

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Blackstone, Bain Capital, CityLab, and Inside the Manufactured Housing Outlook

Why would The Blackstone Group (BX) enter the manufactured home industry quietly, instead of with fanfare? Let that question percolate in your mind for a …

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Profits, Understanding Human Events, and Manufactured Housing

“When in the course of human events…” Day by day, people make life-changing decisions. Those choices can be for good or ill. A fact without …

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Life, Liberty, Property – Supreme Court – and Manufactured Housing

1776 to 2018 and beyond. The issues of Life, Liberty and Property were as important when Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence as they …

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Only 3 Options – the Elephant in the Room

A) In manufactured housing production, the elephant in the room is Clayton Homes. They are owned by Berkshire Hathaway, which also owns the 2 largest …

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Facebook, Manufactured Housing, and American Drama

Facebook has a neat feature that reminds you of some post from the past. This morning, that Facebook feature reminded me of a post about …

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S 2155, Manufactured Housing,“Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” Back Story

S. 2155 is poised to pass the House today.  It’s styled “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.”   Should the bill pass – …

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Anti-MH Industry MHAction Protesters Have Struck Manufactured Housing Again, and Again

In the aftermath of last year’s Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) annual meeting, an MHI advocate metaphorically taunted MHProNews for our reporting on looming protests of …

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson – Manufactured Housing Historic Results – Words, Deeds, and Metrics

Manufactured Housing is every bit as “amazing” as HUD Secretary Carson said in a video found on Secretary Carson had even more to say, …

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Best Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Clayton Homes, Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, Competition, and “the Moat” Video Collection

Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders, and their annual shareholders meeting, are writ large on the calendar for investors.  The same can be …

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Happy MH Owners? Good Professional Actors? Overlooked, “Honorable People”

Executive summary. To solve a problem, to tap an opportunity, one must discover the root causes and address those core issues.   There are numerous …

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HUD Secretary Carson, Advocacy Groups, Politicos, & Manufactured Housing Shock

  Affordable housing, including manufactured homes, is not a partisan issue.   At least, it shouldn’t be. When HUD Secretary Ben Carson, M.D., and Senator …

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