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 MHLivingNews.com. 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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Clayton Homes, Manufactured Housing Industry News, Reality Check

Clayton Homes made the news several times in recent days. As a heads up to readers, this mentions legislation, but that isn’t the headline topic. …

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Manufactured Housing’s Professional Crucifixion

  Let’s be crystal clear at the outset.   Only One can claim to have been betrayed by a close comrade, arrested, found guilty at …

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Jennifer Hall, Doris Hydrick and Dennis Hill – Tunica Show Open Letter

Jennifer Hall, Doris Hydrick and Dennis Hill @ SCMHI, There’s only two full-scale professional trade shows in the manufactured home profession today. Louisville and your …

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4 F’s and True Believers

Not necessarily in this order of importance, but count us as true believers in:   Manufactured Homes, America as a Constitutional Republic with free enterprise, …

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It’s “Fair Warning,” not “I Told You So”

The written word, or the spoken word has its limits.  Words can be misunderstood.   Duly Warned What follows is a reminder that we gave …

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‘Over Target’ Reactions, WHA Exec (ret) Ross Kinzler, Won’t Defend MHI Policies & Points to Prior MHI Failure

“I have no comment on MHI’s legislative agenda.” – Ross Kinzler.   “The [MHI] Urban Design Project didn’t have any lasting market effects.” – Ross …

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What Tim Williams, Dick Jennison, Rick Robinson, Lesli Gooch, et al, Taught Me About the Manufactured Housing Institute

    Hindsight is twenty-twenty. Warren Buffett doesn’t need to convince me or gain my agreement with him on that point.  On that and the …

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“Dark Money” “Conflicts” – Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Urban Institute, Manufactured Housing Institute, Affordable Housing Report Revelations

    Buying into the manufactured housing industry today is like buying a stock that is significantly undervalued. That’s what many believe. Count the Masthead’s …

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Facts Matter – Mr. Obama’s “Alternative Universe,” Trump Admin, Investors & Politicized Manufactured Housing Data

Former President Barack Obama recently said something relevant to the nation.  But it was particularly and profoundly insightful to manufactured housing professionals. According to the Hill, …

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Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Gives Written Responses – “Part of a Rigged, Corrupt System”

The Manufactured Housing Institute has finally provided a series of written responses to concerns raised by a number of industry members. MHI did so to …

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“Self-Evident Truths,” America, Investments, and Manufactured Housing

Think about the following realities. History is so important, that scores of ideologically bent individuals are willing to twist history, in order to influence you, …

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Terry Decio, Skyline Homes, “The Secret” – The Rest of the Story

“I’m tired of being the best kept secret. I’m ready to help house America.” – Terry Decio, Skyline Homes, to MHProNews. What happened? The Rest …

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Recent Praise from Clayton to MHProNews, with C3

It’s not a joke, or a blast from the distant past. We’ll share a nice message of praise from Clayton Homes for our pro-industry work. …

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Benefits from “Living Twice,” Plus the Source of All Truth

“He lives twice, who enjoys both the past, and the present.” – Marcus Aurelius. It was a saying on one of those wooden blocks we’ve …

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Darkness and Light; Faith, Freedom, and Manufactured Housing

It’s Advent for Christians, and Hanukkah for Jews. At the “darkest” time of the year, when the days are the shortest, believers in America and …

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That’s Debatable – Affordable Housing, Manufactured Homes, Trillion$ Await

It was 15 years ago, but back then, MHI was correct to quote Harvard’s Eric Belsky. What happened to Belsky’s prediction, that kept manufactured housing …

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Freedom and Tensions, Millennials and Socialsm

There is Value to Understanding News from Manufactured Housing Industry Perspectives. There is also value to taking a long-term, principle-based educational perspective. There are Tensions …

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Amazing MH Insider Insights, Manufactured Housing Industry Executives, Professionals Only

Let’s share these cartoons for today.     Is it time to wake up, and get real?   Ready for a cool change? Is it …

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Beyond Thanksgiving, Reflections on Scandals, Fears, Reform, Prayer, Conversion

There is so much that tens of millions of Americans, and our industry, have to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. There are also so many …

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Andy Gallagher, “Ousting” Pam Danner, MHI, Clayton’s RVP, WVHI – “Transparency”

First, the readers digest version, then the details. Last week, the WVHI sent out their newsletter with a column apparently written by their co-president, George …

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7 Things – > 300 Words – Every Manufactured Housing Industry Professional, Investor Should Know

Every professional should have a sense of the industry’s history; how manufactured housing evolved from trailer houses, to mobile homes, to modern manufactured homes. It’s …

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“Wag the Dog,” “Obscene Profits,” Maturing, News & You

Professionals, politicos, social, organizations, and people all at times try to shape or spin the news. It’s been so for thousands of years. Just as …

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Measure Twice, Cut Once – Getting It Right

A reader told us recently that when we goof, admit it and move on.  There’s no doubt we as a publication, or myself personally, made …

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“The X Factor” – Manufactured Housing’s Surprising Solution$

It should go without saying that the readers of MHProNews span the political, economic, religious, gender, ethnic, and other spectrums. That means there are some …

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MH Lending, FEMA and False Profits (and False Prophets)

Question. Where the manufactured home industry’s profits in the mid-to-late1990s, false or real? When money is earned, it can be spent. So it may seem …

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Socialists, Communists, Capitalists, Clarity, Smear, Truth, and “Kissing Ass”

Stating the Obvious for clarity. It’s complex world, where the agendas are often hidden or disguised. It isn’t always easy to know the truth on …

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Ignoring the Obvious, the Road to More Rewarding Manufactured Housing Future

Several dozen manufactured housing industry professionals witnessed first-hand when Rick Robinson – Sr. VP and General Counsel to the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) – after …

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Cong Keith Ellison, Others Accuse Clayton Homes, Berkshire Hathaway Lenders, MHI of Monopolistic, Racism, Steering, Predatory Lending, and More

“When testifying in front of the House Financial Services Committee, Kevin Clayton, CEO of Maryville, Tenn.-based Clayton Homes and head of the Manufactured Housing Institute…” …

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The Three Letters that Unlocks Manufactured Housing’s Answers

Whoever you are. Whatever you do. Whatever brought you here. Whatever your political, economic, religious, ethnic, or other perspectives happen to be. Three letters turn …

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MHI Executive Committee Member Emails MHProNews, Sam Zell’s Comment$

A few days ago, an MHI Executive Committee member sent an email, which he asked that it be treated as not for publication. We respect …

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Awful, Awesome August 2017 in MHVille

Birth is a messy, painful process. In order for the joy of new life to occur, there is first blood, sweat, and tears. The same …

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Where I Come From

Where I come from –  kids are taught 10 Commandments, and respect. Where I come from – faith, flag, and freedom aren’t words twisted to …

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Howard Walker, ELS Vice Chair, MHI Executive Committee, and Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Questions

Subsidized housing is a way of tipping the scales against the free-market solution offered by HUD Code manufactured homes. Not enforcing enhanced preemption established by …

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