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Only 3 Options – the Elephant in the Room

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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 industry lenders, 21st Mortgage and Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance (VMF). Berkshire also owns a large stake in the industry’s third largest single family manufactured home loan lender, Wells Fargo. There …

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The Manufactured Housing Industry’s March Madness

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It’s not just basketball! The Manufactured Housing Industry has its own version of March Madness. For example, there’s the rapidly approaching Tunica Manufactured Housing Show. The pace leading up to and through the show can be intense. To learn more about the largest event in all of manufactured housing, see Dennis Hill’s two articles. One …

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Frank, Frustrations, and Free Enterprise February in MHLand, 2017

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Let’s be frank.  As nice as a roughly 15% growth of 2016 over 2015 is, manufactured housing could be several times larger than its current annual shipment rates. The Trump Administration which is touting more pro-business postures, offers the manufactured housing industry an amazing opportunity. Will the free enterprise solutions to the affordable housing crisis …

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Frank Rolfe, Darren Krolewski, MHI and Media Engagement

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The Top Line – Media Engagement Matters to Your Operation’s Bottom Line. That’s why this issue matter$ to you. In another exclusive report from the manufactured home industry’s largest and most trusted news source for professionals, MHProNews published extensive comments by Frank Rolfe, Darren Krolewski and others on the issue of MHI and Media Engagement. …

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America and Manufactured Housing – Lessons from Hold that Tucker Tiger!

Recall or view the movie, Tucker. If you do, you’ll get a good sense of how government and big business can often collude to the detriment of all involved.  To be sure, big government and big business can and often are allies. After all, how can small businesses best both big brother and any given …

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Video Viewpoints-Bob Crawford + Frank Rolfe on New, Existing MH Associations

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Sometimes, less is more. We’ll take that path today with this video of Frank Rolfe and Bob Crawford, who share their views about: Dodd-Frank CFPB Manufactured Housing Finance Regulations Impact on MH owners and buyers – consumers Impact on MH business A new post-production association for retailers, communities and others MHI State MH Associations What …

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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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