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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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Association Takeover?

You know the maxim. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Thanks to reader tips, at times we've played a communications and/or other role in heading off certain developing issues. The following is shared with a caveat emptor in mind. We must first tee up this topic with a disclaimer, and then dive in. Journalists …

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CFPB, MHI and MH Captive Finance Lending? Like “Screen Doors on a Submarine.”

Their headline was a strong tease. Indeed, there were two Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) representatives at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Congress and Expo (C&E) event last week in Las Vegas. It was hardly an 'invasion.' Indeed, we knew the week prior to Congress and Expo that the pair had registered and paid to …

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Showcasing Good News and Correcting Bad News in Manufactured Housing

Let's rat-tat-tat rapidly through a series of 8 brief memos (about 120 words average) designed for industry pros like you. 1) If you are reading this on Sunday, try not to miss some of the positive media we can gain from the Cavco/Palm Harbor entry showcased on TV this evening. NBC's "American Dream Builders" is …

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Manufactured Housing’s Fairy Tales vs. Roaring Ahead

For all the noise being created from an office in DC and Indy, you'd think the famous 500 series race-cars were roaring; but they're not. We will park that thought for now, and before looking at a "manufactured housing fairy tale," briefly survey what's truly advancing in our industry, including: the 2014 Tunica Manufactured Housing …

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Terrific Tunica and Magnificent March’s Manufactured Madness!

Wikipedia reminds us that it wasn't Oliver Cromwell, but William Blacker who said the words "Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry!" Well, U.S. coins and currency still read, “In God We Trust.” Others, as the joke goes, are handled as cash and carry. We will plan an update to our popular report …

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Arlington National Cemetery and MH DC Talk

The words 'freedom isn't free' can't be more eloquently expressed than when you see Arlington National Cemetery.   In and around DC, dead soldiers and dead presidents are among the many monuments and reminders of the difficult, tumultuous, yet noble tale of our American Republic. Freedom isn't free, and that includes our economic freedom, which …

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Up, Down or Sideways?

As regular readers of MHProNews know, Manufactured Housing has had three steady years of growing production since it hit bottom during the not-so-great recession. While we may not hit the hoped for level of 60,000 homes produced in 2013, still the growth has been steady. But what will happen now that the Consumer Financial Protection …

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