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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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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