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Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act

BREAKING Bad – plus Critical Updates, Upgrades

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Before diving into “Breaking Bad,” let’s start with the scheduling and programing updates. The new version 3.0 of MHProNews.com is scheduled to go live – be unveiled – this weekend.  So, the new May issue of featured articles on our home page will be published circa mid-next week. By noon Eastern time Monday (+/-),  you should …

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DC Complexity plus Rising Sales, Rising Pressures on MH

Reminder: like so many of you, we love the manufactured housing industry, and believe strongly in its future. Good news exists like the wine that cheers us ahead; troubling news is there for us to identify, navigate and overcome so our home owners and we as professionals can grow even more. Let’s note the rising …

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CFPB Imposed Appraisal Rule for Manufactured Housing Looms, July 18, 2015!

Ten days from today, the CFPB imposed appraisal rule for manufactured housing goes into effect. There are those who suggest that this is a consumer protection. That reminds me a bit of the Ronald Reagan punch line, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.” First, for those who aren’t among the thousands …

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President Barack Obama, Dodd-Frank reform and Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing – HR 650/S 682

“A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.‘” – Barack Obama. There is momentum behind the common-sense changes sought by the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act (HR 650/S 682).   MHProNews has …

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Favorite Issues for the Manufactured Housing Industry’s two National Associations

As thousands of MHPros know, the manufactured housing (MH) industry is represented in DC by two different associations. There is MHI – the Manufactured Housing Institute and MHARR – the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform. Each of these is currently pursing rather different courses of action. MHI MHI’s primary focus has been Dodd-Frank reform. …

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Doug Ryan, CFED & CFPB – Conflict of Interest in Lobbying about Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing reforms of Dodd-Frank for Manufactured Housing Financing?

The hot new report linked below on MHLivingNews focuses on what looks like a conflict of interest. Doug Ryan at CFED has admitted that their organization gets money from the federal government, including from the CFPB. They in turn lobby the CFPB, Congress and the media on behalf of “consumers,” including claiming that the largest …

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More MH Lending! S 682, Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, Eric Powell and You

For years, the industry has struggled with this issue. “How do we explain MH chattel lending rates in a way that people can understand and relate to the facts?” Eric Powell and his family’s dramatic story of trying to finance a pre-owned MH is told at the link below. Award winning writer Jan Hollingsworth has …

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