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40 Years of Manufactured Housing, 240th Birthday for America, July 4, 2016

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“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” – Warren Buffett “Superficiality is the curse of the modern world.” ― Matthew Kelly There are both keen truths and potent tensions between the two quotes above.  The subject is easy, but we’ll avoid an overly superficial look at the …

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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 Home Communities – aka ‘Mobile Home Parks’ [sic] – should be 100% Occupied

Investors, take note.  Manufactured Home ‘Street’ Retailers, your report is coming.  But for the next few minutes, we will look at why manufactured home communities (MHCs) – incorrectly still known by too many as ‘mobile home parks’ ([sic] – since no mobile homes have been built in the U.S. since June 15, 1976) ought to …

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MHRetailer to MHPro – “We had our guts kicked out of us in 2008-2009 and haven’t recovered”

“Please, oh, please just leave me alone to my little corner of the world. I just want to be able to sell a few houses and try to keep my park full, that’s all.” So said one community owner at an MH industry meeting, as he emotionally spoke about the impact of regulations on his …

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New Financing for MH in 2015; Plus DC, Tunica and Louisville Updates

A lender who’s firm originated hundreds of millions of dollars in mortgages in December is poised to enter manufactured home (MH) lending. That lender holds a high level management role. Our source has been talking to us for about 2 1/2 years, as part of their expanding their understand of the MH space. He tells …

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