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DC Complexity plus Rising Sales, Rising Pressures on MH

Reminder: like so many of you, we love the manufactured housing industry, and believe strongly in its future. Good news exists like the wine that cheers us ahead; troubling news is there for us to identify, navigate and overcome so our home owners and we as professionals can grow even more. Let’s note the rising …

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Manufactured Housing – Losing, Lemmings and MH Winning

Housing isn’t a partisan issue. It’s a human necessity. Physically – not spiritually – speaking, there is food, clothing, transportation and shelter. In the natural order, all else is a bonus. In the USA, affordable housing is a growing need. No industry – on paper – can make a better case for being the affordable …

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Serious September – Manufactured Housing Industry Newsmakers, Reports, Articles and Interviews

Serious September 2015. It could just as easily be named, how to Scale Success, or Sliding Sideways September.  Which of the later two it will be depends on how each of us views and responds to events and opportunities.  Before outlining our STRONG Serious September Featured Articles and Interviews line up, let me explain what …

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Manufactured Housing Pros, Want More Lending? Ready to Change CFPB Regs? DON’T Miss This…

I’m picturing a manufactured home community owner who was standing at the entry door in the back of an association meeting.  He looked stunned, bewildered and lost.  When asked, he tried to express to me his frustration, and sense of helplessness, over federal finance regulations that hit his business. He’d served MH owners and buyers …

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CFPB Imposed Appraisal Rule for Manufactured Housing Looms, July 18, 2015!

Ten days from today, the CFPB imposed appraisal rule for manufactured housing goes into effect. There are those who suggest that this is a consumer protection. That reminds me a bit of the Ronald Reagan punch line, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.” First, for those who aren’t among the thousands …

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Pants on Fire and Manufactured Housing

The Wall Street Journal’s recent report on emails that documented Jonathan Gruber’s ‘heroic’ roll in putting together and passing the misnamed Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka ObamaCare) is just the latest reminder that public officials at many levels have embraced the strategy of Josef Goebbels, Adolf Hitler, Joe Stalin or Chairman Mao.  “If you tell …

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President Barack Obama, Dodd-Frank reform and Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing – HR 650/S 682

“A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.‘” – Barack Obama. There is momentum behind the common-sense changes sought by the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act (HR 650/S 682).   MHProNews has …

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Doug Ryan, CFED & CFPB – Conflict of Interest in Lobbying about Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing reforms of Dodd-Frank for Manufactured Housing Financing?

The hot new report linked below on MHLivingNews focuses on what looks like a conflict of interest. Doug Ryan at CFED has admitted that their organization gets money from the federal government, including from the CFPB. They in turn lobby the CFPB, Congress and the media on behalf of “consumers,” including claiming that the largest …

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More MH Lending! S 682, Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, Eric Powell and You

For years, the industry has struggled with this issue. “How do we explain MH chattel lending rates in a way that people can understand and relate to the facts?” Eric Powell and his family’s dramatic story of trying to finance a pre-owned MH is told at the link below. Award winning writer Jan Hollingsworth has …

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