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Where there is Smoke…is there Manufactured Housing Institute Fire?

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Some of the hardest working, savviest professionals in manufactured housing bear the title ‘state association executive director’ – or in some cases – ‘state association president,’ etc.. State associations are at the grass roots level of the industry’s representation. No matter how fabulous a national association might be or become, they would still require those …

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Bank Vault Door Closes on Manufactured Housing Lender

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We’ve heard for some time the whispers about the now announced closure of U.S. Bank’s indirect manufactured housing lending program. To protect sources, we’ve been unable to do more than hint before today about what is now a done deal. We didn’t have a date, but knew it was ‘coming.’ What does this mean for …

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What is MHI’s and the Manufactured Housing Industry’s Leadership’s Strategy?

There are leaders of companies of all sizes involved in the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). Some are huge in MH, others as small as one person and all sizes in between. We routinely get questions related to MHI’s decisions, communications, actions or the seeming ‘absence of action’ which we’ll explore for the next few minutes. …

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Outstanding October, Trending Turbulence and Re-energizing Manufactured Housing!

Years ago, a speaker said that without positive and negative polarity, you have no (…electric…) power. The truth is what it is. Some is good, some not good, or even ‘negative.’ When a commercial airline encounters turbulence, there are a few choices – change course, go higher or descend until it eases up. Here on …

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Manufactured Housing Pros – Do You Like What Your Getting?

Pithy quotations from great minds have the power to cut-to-the-chase and may force us to think in new ways. Let’s look at this quote from George Bernard Shaw, and apply it to manufactured housing professionals. We need to celebrate all those who have survived and/or jumped and have advanced in Manufactured Housing since the Great …

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The Big Picture, MH Puzzle Pieces and More New Manufactured Housing Home Shows?

There are times when industry veterans understandably ask us one or more elements of the following, given the: U.S./Mexico border crisis, the “recession,” the FEDs pumping dollars into the system to keep stocks and the economy going, Ferguson – MO, China, Russia, ISIS and radical Isalmists, drug wars, the war on coal, DC gridlock, an …

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Conventional On-Site Construction vs. Manufactured Home Wind Test Follow Up

If you missed the report in the prior Masthead blog post on this week's IBHS hurricane wind test on houses, please read that now, before proceeding. http://MHProNews.com/blogs/tonykovach/manufactured-home-outperforms-conventional-site-built-house-in-hurricane-wind-test/ Thanks to feedback from MHPros, we've now posted a new and more public focused article, with additional facts at this link: http://ManufacturedHomeLivingNews.com/nbc-news-today-show-manufactured-home-performs-better-than-conventional-housing-construction-in-ibhs-hurricane-wind-tests/ which has side by side photos …

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Manufactured Home outperforms conventional site-built house in hurricane wind test

NBC's Today Show aired a report this morning of an IBHS Research Center wind test done in a South Carolina facility on manufactured homes; one showing a properly installed carport and the other view was of an improperly installed carport. There was also an Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) test performed on two …

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