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Manufactured Housing’s Moneyball – Only Challenging the Status Quo will achieve MH Potential

You don’t have to be a baseball fan to learn the lessons of Moneyball, a movie staring Brad Pitt based on a true story of a low-dollar losing-baseball team which turned around and became winners using new thinking, science and approaches. Before diving into a few very brief thoughts, let’s first run through some movie …

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The Appraisal Rule, Manufactured Housing and the Road to Success in 2015

The mid-term elections are almost on us. Some say it will be another wave, sweeping Republicans into control of the Senate like the 2010 mid-term gave Republicans control of the House. A close look at some key races suggests that is less than certain, which means turn out is going to be crucial for supporters …

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Subsidized Housing – Our Secret Enemy?

Let's begin by stating that those who favor subsidized housing, or other programs for lower income households, routinely do so with “good intentions.”  The questions that ought to be asked are many, but we will focus on why manufactured housing professionals ought to sit up and take notice of facts, challenges and “opportunities in disguise” …

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Jumping July! Aware of the Bad, Focus on the Good in Manufactured Housing

Since you, me and everyone of our living friends, associates and acquaintances has both strengths and weaknesses, isn't it amazing how often some focus on the bad rather than the good? Isn't the better path to be aware of a weakness or problematic habit – address it – while gladly embracing all the good a …

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DC Talk – Inside the Beltway – 2014

A mix of nervous anticipation and professional motivation is internalized and moves me to go to Washington this Sunday through Tuesday for the annual Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Winter Meeting and Legislative Session. We need to move S 1828 ahead, which is my personal/professional goal with Florida's U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson. Our …

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Getting Past Mole Hills and Fabulous February!

Obviously businesses tend to start little and when successful, they grow. Regrettably, some little things can become big things, as when the proverbial mole hill is made into a mountain. I was listening to comments from someone Danny Ghorbani, President of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform or MHARR, talks with. According to this …

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The Worst…

2014 was reportedly the worst… …winter in 20 years; …road conditions, with major highways closed; …flight conditions, with cancellations and delays lighting up the boards at airports. All of those facts dampened the turnout at the 2014 Louisville Show. In spite of those facts, it was also the best… …attended Louisville Show in years; …2014 …

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Manufactured Housing’s New Year’s Resolutions!

Please indulge me for boldly proposing a few things as Manufactured Housing's New Year's resolutions. The only reason to consider this list is because it will mean more sales for retailers and factories, more occupied home sites in communities, more robust events as well as revenue flowing to associations, happier customers and a better America. …

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