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Choke Points – Reality Checks, Humility, Affordable Housing, Political Economics, and Manufactured Homes = Dark Opportunities

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Axioms and pithy quotes are useful precisely because they convey much in a few words.   “It is always darkest before the dawn.” “When I slow down, I go faster.”  – Ken Blanchard. “Remember that time is money.” – Ben Franklin, in his Advice to a Young Tradesman (1748).   I spoke earlier this week with …

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Multibillion Dollar Opportunities Knock in Solving Affordable Housing Crisis

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In a truly free enterprise system, various needs are identified. Then a means of profitably yet honestly serving those needs are established. Ideally, both the customer and product/service benefit. The happy customer(s) then tell or send their friends.  That pattern repeated often enough yields success. For millions, perception is reality. For millions, the words “manufactured …

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The American Dream, Arguably Among the Most Profitable, But Least Understood Stories in the USA Today

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The American Dream is more than housing that someone owns, but that is a key element to it. Properly understood, this story could bridge much of the left-right divide. Properly told, and it would likely need to be a series, it could win a Pulitzer or other prize for reporting. Nevertheless, those true tales are …

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Truth, Trump, Tragedy, Triumph, Affordable Housing, and Manufactured Homes

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    Let’s stipulate that both President Donald J. Trump and his anti-Trump opponents at times error in various ways. No one is perfect.   Let’s note later why the bullets below matters for the cause of the economy, affordable housing in general, and manufactured homes in particular. But we’ll do this systematically, by first …

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The Rich, Famous, PreFab Homes, Manufactured Housing, Hypocrisy, and You

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  There are some who can’t win based upon sound reason and the truth. So, to obtain their goals, they lie, play act, and deceive others to get what they want. That pattern impacts independent businesses, our industry’s home owners and millions of potential customers.     Millions of Americans, along with hundreds of millions of …

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Profits, Understanding Human Events, and Manufactured Housing

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“When in the course of human events…” Day by day, people make life-changing decisions. Those choices can be for good or ill. A fact without context may have little discernible meaning. To properly understand the present, or any moment in time, one must understand what occurred previously. In the famous George Orwell’s dark novel, 1984, …

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That’s Debatable – Affordable Housing, Manufactured Homes, Trillion$ Await

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It was 15 years ago, but back then, MHI was correct to quote Harvard’s Eric Belsky. What happened to Belsky’s prediction, that kept manufactured housing from reaching its promised potential? That’s debatable.   We outlined in a cross-referenced, fact-based analysis and commentary part of what allegedly happened to the then-and-now potential for federally regulated, HUD …

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Expert Witnesses, Manufactured Homes, Investors, Professionals, Researchers, Media, Investigators, Public, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and MH Aficionados

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The vast majority who read this blog are professionals. While many are within our industry, a surprising number of those outside looking in come here too.  They may begin elsewhere on MHLivingNews.com or MHProNews.com. But they will often end up here on the publisher’s Masthead blog, looking for answers. Those who are serious, email, message or …

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Principles, Cheers, and Jeers June 2017

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Principles, Cheers and Jeers June 2017 The Manufactured Home Industry could be enjoying its best times ever.  That’s what the facts tell us. While our industry is experiencing growth, it’s only a fraction of what is possible. NAHB, NAR, Zillow, Case-Shiller and a host of reports from inside and outside of quality, affordable factory-crafted homebuilding …

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