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Justification June 2015 – The State of the Manufactured Housing Industry

The five year recovery is real from the bottom hit by manufactured home producers, yet tepid compared to the MH potential.  We can cheer every baby step forward, while challenging all to see that we are surrounded by opportunities to grow many times faster than the MH Industry has been.   The facts, figures, videos …

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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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Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) 2014 Summer Meeting Pensées

Blaise Pascal, who penned the original Pensées (French for 'thoughts'), would likely be disappointed in part of what follows; for that this scribe takes full responsibility. As we approach the 2014 MHI Summer Meeting Sunday-Tuesday, what should we expect? What should be our hopes following the event? What should we be talking about while there? …

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Home of the Brave

Three short topics today – the water's fine! – let's dive in and get started. Home of The Brave… "…Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave? O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave…" Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer in the U.S.A.. It is also …

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Post 2014 MHI Congress and Expo, Private Party Report

Let's review some facts about the Manufactured Housing Institute's (MHI) just completed 2014 Congress and Expo at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, by the numbers: Most exhibitors since 2007 Most attendees since 2008 (some 952, 'the real number' per MHI's President, Dick Jennison) Overall positive energy and feedback. We use the word 'overall' because there …

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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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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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